Took the plunge: first AEs!

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  1. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    Alright, I know there is a ton of threads about AE shoes. But finally got my first ever pair of AEs!

    Been a long time lurker and been following those who give out great advice. As someone who wore less than quality shoes, this is a definite step up.

    Thank you SFer's for your fashion/quality wisdom. I selected to go with Black Park Aves. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Sorry for the not great pic.
     


  2. s0rce

    s0rce Well-Known Member

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    They look great!

    I have a pair of AE Evanstons my go to black shoe.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Congratulations.

    Lace them like so:

    [​IMG]


    - b
     


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    Archivist Senior member

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    So is bar lacing the standard for balmorals?
     


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    sygyzy Senior member

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    In the tutorial, the final laces come out in a way you can tie the shoe. In voxsartoria's picture, how would one tie anything? do you just leave it untied, tuck under the tongue?
     


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    Dewey Senior member

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    entrero Senior member

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    In the tutorial, the final laces come out in a way you can tie the shoe. In voxsartoria's picture, how would one tie anything? do you just leave it untied, tuck under the tongue?

    It's just for show. It's impossible to put in your feet without deforming the whole shoe. Works for sneakers though
     


  9. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    Congratulations.

    Lace them like so:

    [​IMG]


    - b


    Thank you vox for your seal of approval. [​IMG]

    +1

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm



    And thank you Arch. I remember seeing that link a thread awhile ago. Saves me searching for it. Again, thank you.
     


  10. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Congratulations - a pair of Black PAs are an excellent way to start with AEs.
     


  11. RangerP

    RangerP Senior member

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    Congrats!

    I also just got my first 2 pairs two weeks ago... Could not be happier with my purchases!

    Thanks to the others for the link about the lacing.... definitely useful...
     


  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Black PAs--always a sensible choice...although I rarely wear mine since I rarely wear suits, being a more casual sort of guy.

    Anyway, congrats on your first pair of A-Es. They can become very addictive.
     


  13. hobscrk777

    hobscrk777 Senior member

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    Welcome to the club! The black Park Avenue was my first quality dress shoe, too.
     


  14. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Welcome to the club! The black Park Avenue was my first quality dress shoe, too.

    Mine too! Purchased a returned pair for a nice discount from Ron Rider while in college! They'll last a lifetime if well taken care of.
     


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    That was my first good pair or shoes, just got them a few months ago and LOVE them! I've since purchased the brown PA's as well, just as amazing
     


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