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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
good news then!
anybody get the Amok? Looks pretty nice
It's not bad at the $150 they were selling it for. The shape is much better than other offerings in my opinion. Definitely something to see in person though since the online colors are totally wrong. Also the leather is a little thin and mine had some discoloration on the back, which would be something you can prevent by personally picking a pair in the store. I returned the ones I received though, didn't size them correctly among the other things...
What color pants go with AE's Walnut color?
I wear them with my Navy/Charcoal suits. I dont own a light Gray suit, but there some AE ads with the Strands and that color-looked nice IMO.
Definitely not black...
Just got some soleguards put on my newest Lasalle's-my cobbler said he's had his soleguards for 12 years without changing them...anyone have a similar experience? I guess when my shoes get too beat up, I would just refinish the uppers?
I've enjoyed wearing my Walnut Strands with light tan, brown, khaki colored pants and chinos. It feels like more of a spring/summer shoe to me, but like others have said, they match pretty much whatever your mood feels like wearing that day. Enjoy
I wear mine with light grey, navy blue and khaki. I also really like them with a pair of pants that is a brownish taupe. The only color I don't wear them with is charcoal.
I know everyone says it but god damn those are some beautiful shoes
I have trees for every pair (well actually I am a pair short right now...will fix soon). I got the fixed toe AE ones with my dalton boots and they do fit them perfectly (they claim the fixed toe ones are designed to fit AE lasts...I thought it was questionable since there are different lasts but they do fit perfect). The nordstrom rack ones are ok...not my favorite but I'm not usually willing to spend more so they are what I buy.
They are different than the AE trees so you aren't getting the same thing but all shoe trees are pretty similar. My favorite trees are the ones I got from costco a few years ago...but I have never heard of them selling them since (and they only sold one size...so I can only use them in my smallest shoes)
I love my strands so much, I might try it . . . if I had a pair of black pants . . .
I buy shoe trees from Nordstrom Rack for $12/pair. I have them for all my shoes as at that price, you might as well. They are a decent quality shoe tree made by Rochester Shoe Tree Co. who makes trees for a number of mfr's like Alden. I think the AE branded are either Woodlore or Rochester, quality is about the same.
Speaking of Strands.. I was walking through Nordy's yesterday and bit the bullet. My third pair of AE's since November 3rd... Thanks guys.. My wife loves you!
Trying to decide if I should "bull" these or leave them more natural looking....
I wouldn't say that they are amazing but a decent quality at a very good value when on sale. For years I never saw the benefit of spending more than $19.99 on a belt from Marshall's. However, I have a handful of AE belts from Nordstrom rack and they've all held up much better than the $20 cheapies. I found AE basic dress belts in black, dark brown and walnut at Nordstrom Rack over the years. They usually run $40-$50 so the AE sale is pretty good. They won't look beat up for years...that's the benefit of spending a bit more on the belt.
Maybe its the angle, those look really large...
AE really should start using user-submitted pics, they look so much better than the ones on their website. I like these "as is." Such a beautiful shoe
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