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Old 01-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #3681
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i'm not an AE fan either, but that's well known in these parts.
You can afford not to like AE.

We can both praise Alden or English makers all we want, but we're still buying the Honda at the end of the day.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #3682
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Agreed. There's a definite reason why most of AE's gray leather offerings are being had at a steep discount these days. The reason being that they're ugly, lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #3683
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I'm not big on AE either
Just sharing it since I had never seen the gray leather offerings

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buy my sedan rear seats (gray leather)

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #3684
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You can afford not to like AE.

We can both praise Alden or English makers all we want, but we're still buying the Honda at the end of the day.
perhaps i can't afford it more than anyone else here, i just choose to spend more.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #3685
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For the price I think AE is pretty good....granted I have yet to pay anywhere near full price for any of their shoes, but the point is the same. I have yet to have a negative experience with them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #3686
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #3687
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For the price I think AE is pretty good....granted I have yet to pay anywhere near full price for any of their shoes, but the point is the same. I have yet to have a negative experience with them.
They have worked for me for many years without any problems. It's clear that there are better shoes at higher price points, but for me AEs hit the sweet spot for price/quality.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #3688
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For a casual shoe?

You guys have a boner for AE's and I've seen maybe 1 attractive pair posted in here.
Well that is your opinion. The classic/traditional shoe may not fit in everyone's wardrobe, however if you are a fan of Alden, C&J, etc... then I'm not sure how you can't find a handful of AE's that suit your style. They are all styled relatively the same.

As far as having a boner for them. Yea, I will admit it. Deal with them and compare them up against others in the $300+ range. They have far better construction than your entry level piece of crap glued rubber soled Ferragamos/Gucci/To Boot NY/etc. They can be 100% recrafted for the price of a pair of Kenneth Cole shoes. The leather is definitely better quality than most. And to top it off, their customer service whether in store or over the phone/email, is second to none. AE is a stand up company, which is something that can't be said for many companies out there...
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Agreed. There's a definite reason why most of AE's gray leather offerings are being had at a steep discount these days. The reason being that they're ugly, lol
Ya there are very very few instances where I would even consider gray leather, I have yet to cross even one of those instances lol. Honestly you couldn't pick a worse color for leather. Its flat, colorless, dull... idk... i just don't like it in general, and even worst, I think the red laces they put on some of them on their website is just revolting. At least a navy blue lace would probably make it look a bit more presentable.
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So, I'm attending an estate planning conference all week in Orlando. Roughly 3000 attendees, most of which are attorneys and the like. The sheer amount of Tommy Bahama shirts, mandals with socks, and pleated shorts is staggering.


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They have worked for me for many years without any problems. It's clear that there are better shoes at higher price points, but for me AEs hit the sweet spot for price/quality.
That's the perfect way to describe it.

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Ya there are very very few instances where I would even consider gray leather, I have yet to cross even one of those instances lol. Honestly you couldn't pick a worse color for leather. Its flat, colorless, dull... idk... i just don't like it in general, and even worst, I think the red laces they put on some of them on their website is just revolting. At least a navy blue lace would probably make it look a bit more presentable.
I saw the Long Branch in rough gray leather up in Chicago and it was gross. It seems like a seasonal fad more than anything else.
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Is it appropriate to wear a white pocket square in an interview?

Interviewing for the first time in seven years, and determining what my freedom is worth to me (as I'm currently self-employed). Position is for a Mid West & East Coast Finance Manager for an automotive logistics firm.
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Is it appropriate to wear a white pocket square in an interview?

Interviewing for the first time in seven years, and determining what my freedom is worth to me (as I'm currently self-employed). Position is for a Mid West & East Coast Finance Manager for an automotive logistics firm.
Keep it folded and not fluffed.

Although, to be conservative you should probably not wear it.
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So, I'm attending an estate planning conference all week in Orlando. Roughly 3000 attendees, most of which are attorneys and the like. The sheer amount of Tommy Bahama shirts, mandals with socks, and pleated shorts is staggering.
That's how many professionals dress all the time out here. I often joke that I'm the best-dressed person in the room because I tucked my shirt in. I work with a lot of professionals who own their own practices, and they always tell me that dressing down is one of the perks of the job. I just smile and don't say anything.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #3694
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Interviewing for the first time in seven years, and determining what my freedom is worth to me (as I'm currently self-employed). Position is for a Mid West & East Coast Finance Manager for an automotive logistics firm.
You might be safer with no pocket square. It's one of those things that might rub someone the wrong way, but if you don't have it it's not a big deal.
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Interviewing for the first time in seven years, and determining what my freedom is worth to me (as I'm currently self-employed). Position is for a Mid West & East Coast Finance Manager for an automotive logistics firm.
White linen, folded, with just a peak coming through the pocket. PS is attn to detail, along with the rest of your ensemble If someone ever was rubbed the wrong way because of proper attire, i wouldn't want to work for them

Seriously if you are doubting it, don't do it, but I see no harm in a conservitive white folded linen PS. Don't go walking in there with a paisley Dunaway 4 point PS
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Interviewing for the first time in seven years, and determining what my freedom is worth to me (as I'm currently self-employed). Position is for a Mid West & East Coast Finance Manager for an automotive logistics firm.
Email me some details as I know some people in that industry.

Also, what are you doing with your current book of business?
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So, I'm attending an estate planning conference all week in Orlando. Roughly 3000 attendees, most of which are attorneys and the like. The sheer amount of Tommy Bahama shirts, mandals with socks, and pleated shorts is staggering.




That's the perfect way to describe it.



I saw the Long Branch in rough gray leather up in Chicago and it was gross. It seems like a seasonal fad more than anything else.
Thanks for that insight. I was thiking about picking up a pair based solely on price.

EDIT: Check that, I was looking at these: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...40000000001_-1

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If things were to progress (offer/acceptance), I have a few colleagues in the industry that have already expressed interest in buying my book.

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White linen, folded, with just a peak coming through the pocket. PS is attn to detail, along with the rest of your ensemble If someone ever was rubbed the wrong way because of proper attire, i wouldn't want to work for them

Seriously if you are doubting it, don't do it, but I see no harm in a conservitive white folded linen PS. Don't go walking in there with a paisley Dunaway 4 point PS
Not everyone looks at it as proper attire anymore. Some people see it as foppish/peacockish. I would still wear one, but that's because IDGAF what other people think about how I dress.
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Not everyone looks at it as proper attire anymore. Some people see it as foppish/peacockish. I would still wear one, but that's because IDGAF what other people think about how I dress.
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I'm leaning towards wearing one as it's typically part of my attire. Already going with my conservative ring and watch for the interview.
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