1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

AE Strand v Loake Knightsbridge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by poissa, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. poissa

    poissa Senior member

    Messages:
    535
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    I destroyed my last pair of strands and am considering replacing AE Strands with Loake Knightsbridge. This is for biz casual / weekend wear. Just wondering first and foremost what I should choose for quality and secondly what peoples opinions are of the two.


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  2. ckadds

    ckadds Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Go with the Strand, they'll look better with casual weekend wear
     
  3. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

    Messages:
    5,030
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Personally, I like the styling of the Strand much better. I just got my first pair in Walnut, just like the ones pictured, love them already!
     
  4. joz411no

    joz411no Senior member

    Messages:
    130
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    It's difficult for me to vote against the Strand as it is one of my favorite pair. The color is outstanding. I'm nowhere near as familiar with Loake quality as I am with AE. The Loakes look pretty sweet, though. I suppose it would be left up to fit and whether or not you'd want a cap toe or not.
     
  5. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

    Messages:
    1,031
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I am not a fan of baroqued shoes, but I would agree that Strand is the better looking pair.
     
  6. alexspecs

    alexspecs Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Loake Strand!

    [​IMG]

    (in burnished brown not ...whatever that colour is)
     
  7. acecow

    acecow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,135
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Location:
    Not Manhattan, unfortunately
    Get these Grensons. They look much sleeker in real life. I have these and the AE PAs which are on the same last as the Strand. [​IMG] Otherwise, go for the Strand.
     
  8. poissa

    poissa Senior member

    Messages:
    535
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Get these Grensons. They look much sleeker in real life. I have these and the AE PAs which are on the same last as the Strand.

    [​IMG]

    Otherwise, go for the Strand.


    Which model Grensons are these? How do they compare to AE in terms of quality?
     
  9. acecow

    acecow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,135
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Location:
    Not Manhattan, unfortunately
    Which model Grensons are these? How do they compare to AE in terms of quality?

    These: http://www.pediwear.co.uk/grenson/products/1477.php

    The quality is much-much better. The stitching is cleaner and finer than AE, the finish is better and the color and shine is deeper and more beautiful. The price is slightly higher, though. I'd definitely recommend the Grensons over the original two.
     
  10. RangerP

    RangerP Senior member

    Messages:
    305
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
  11. acecow

    acecow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,135
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Location:
    Not Manhattan, unfortunately
    Are these (http://cgi.ebay.ca/Grenson-Mens-Smar...b#ht_500wt_995) of the same quality as the ones you mention?

    I have little time to do research right now as I'm stuck at work. Quick response though. If you look at the Grenson website, they have different collections, Rose being the best quality. If the shoes you mention are from the Rose or Masterpiece (renamed to Stuart's choice now) collections then they are of the same quality. You could probably ask the seller too.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by