i'm in school, been lurking this thread and a few others off and on for a really long time. kind of always knew the JM burgundy loafers i had always worn with suits were a chink in the armor, so interview season over christmas break seemed like the right time to upgrade. i went to an AE store even though my father is a devout alden shell fan (and a cap-toe hater) because my grandfather swears by AE. got myself a pair of PA's.... loved them so much i sprung for a pair of the bb walnut strands during this past sale. that happened fast haha.. couldn't be happier with either pair though.