Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
One of my oldest pairs. Can anyone identify the model?
I read somewhere, possibly even on the old thread, that AE makes shoes that are strictly for the rack. Is this true? The boardwalk longwing, riverside derby, and 6th ave were named as such shoes. Are there others or are these the primary three?
Brown shell townley, er, Wednesday. Sorry about the slouchy sox:
I don't know the model but I wish I had them. Those are great looking.
Can any of you fine gentleman opine on the fit of the Randolph? I have a narrow foot with a low instep and have found a a shoe a width bigger than my 5 last and brannock size on ebay at a very low price.
I suppose the best option is to stop by the store, but wanted to ask.
I'm really considering the broad street, but not sure about the 73. Can anyone tell me how it compares to the 65 and/or 333? It says more room across the forefoot, but with the angle, I'm having a hard time figuring out whether to try 65 size or go up.
Is that a bal longwing? They look killer. Edit: never mind. I was looking on my phone and couldn't see well.
I've done some research on this recently and what I found is that the 73 even wider than the 511. I wear the same size in the 65 and the 511, but I think if my 511 shoe was any wider I would need to go down a width.
1. The 73 is a little deceiving - it's more pointed but is actually wider. Start w/ 65 and go from there.
2. The vamp comes down way low on the Randolph but that shouldn't bother you. They are quite wide though - same width, maybe lower, would not go up.
The Broadstreets look great! How about the 73 last? They seem to be kinda wide.
Thanks for the input everyone from awhile ago. I received my Merlot McAllisters in the mail yesterday and am taking them on their maiden voyage today.
Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator, one of the biggest venture capital funds in the US. Y Combinator has backed Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits and Stripe. Altman was recently in Lindon for a series of meetings, one of which was at the Ritz. The Ritz has a strict dress code that states, "Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie ... trainers and sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club’s restaurants or bars."
Sam later tweeted "To be totally clear on this Ritz thing: I fully support their right to enforce a dress code, and my right to wear cool shoes."
Many commenters concluded this only proved London was not "tech friendly." I have concluded there are just some locations where worn jeans and "cool shoes" are simply not appropriate, especially when he can clearly afford to buy a descent pair of appropriate shoes and slacks. Ugly American indeed.
First time poster, long time lurker here. I have a question about the AE Dalton, specifically with Dainite sole. I recently picked a pair up from the Shoe Bank in walnut for what seems like a really good price. I do like them. I own a bunch of AE's and others, but this is my first pair with Dainite. The question is, do you think I should return them and wait for a pair with leather soles? I intend to wear them mostly with jeans and dress pants (not suits per se). The sole is rather comfy but I am worried about durability. I have considered a pair of the Sauk Drives in brown as an alternative. Any thoughts? And thank you for all of the wonderful advice on this site!
Here is what they look like-very attractive and very comfy.
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