AE's New "Rugged" Line. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tck13, Sep 9, 2011.

Well?

  1. Black Hills

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Kiowa

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Big Sur

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. Fugly

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
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  1. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    I like them! I just might get a pair to wear with jeans / khakis.



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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    The Kiowa is interesting. Denim for sure with any of these models.
     
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  3. Yachting Man

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    From the photos alone I'm indifferent. I'd have to see them in person to tell for certain if they're worth it. I do like the idea of a more rugged dress shoe though.
     


  4. ajmanouk

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    +1

    Definitely would wear with jeans. I like the first two, not a huge fan of the black hills. Seeing them in person would be a big plus.
     


  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Storm welt?

    I would rather stick to Tricker's. IMO the last lacks a bit of character like Tricker's 4444/4497s.
     


  6. kev777

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    Agree 100%
     


  7. Larson McCord

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    They look like Timberlands...meh
     


  8. CBrown85

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    Meh. Could be more interesting with electric blue laces. There's just something missing here.
     


  9. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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  10. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I don't get adding lug soles to an Oxford upper. If you need the lug sole you will likely need ankle support. Otherwise it's just pretension. I'd wear my Blunnies before I'd wear those.
     


  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    what does ankle support have to do with waterproof welt and hard wearing sole for country style boots/shoes?
     


  12. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    So they took a strand and added some work boot soles? At the same time they don't offer a proper formal shoe anymore. Interesting priorities.
     


  13. michaelvl

    michaelvl Senior member

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    Don't like the look of them at all. When it comes to casual and sturdy footwear I prefer Redwing boots.
     


  14. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    They remind me of some old HS Trask shoes I have. I'd get the black hills style btw.
     
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  15. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    If by hard wearing you mean durable you don't necessarily need lugs. Lugs are for rough terrain, and it follows that on uneven ground I would want ankle support as well. It's also more balanced from an aesthetic point of view. Just my opinion.
     


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