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WOW! Insane price. I have a Vass seller who can get shell for in the $900 range.
There is definitely a difference between modern & vintage leathers. Diet and the conditions in which the cattle live are huge factors. Also, there are a lot of international makers that are willing to pay much more for the better leather stock, so the lower and lower-mid level makers get the leftovers.Got very lucky. The humidity & temperature were excellent to prevent dryness.
Many thanks, gents. I tend to hold modern makers to Vintage standards... and it never turns out well.
In hibernation in (luckily) prime conditions... and now worn by me maybe 2-3 times per year.
I fear that your high standards are not the norm in modern times. However, it is the details which tends to set the master (in any endeavor) apart from the crowd. Bravo.
1940's Allen Edmonds RTW Oxford Captoe model. I find it hard to not hold AE to at least near a high standard since this is what they once made.
Not higher priced. SAME price. My frustration with AE comes from my owning several pairs of shoes from their Glory Years (1930's to 1940's). If they had always been at this quality level, it would be no issue at all... but it is the substantial drop off that frustrates me.Excuse my posting if it offends you, but it hurts me to see such a wonderful shoemaker like AE fall so low. It is indicative of the drop-off of all US made goods.
Why???? Using the wrong part.
I find the total lack of quality control at AE quite distressing. You say, "slightly flawed", but that is not the case. They are EXTREMELY flawed. This should NEVER happen. Once a toebox has creased, it looks like total crap.60+ people??? that is insane. When a stock last has such a huge issue, it is unacceptable. I can't imagine paying near $300 for a shoe/ boot that will crease in the toecap. But, considering the huge variation of leather quality and construction...
Yes, they are. I have a few 1930's- 1940's AE models and the caps are all folded before being sewn to the vamp. I think it makes for a very smooth looking cap.Thank You, Roger. Interesting to note that this shade was extremely popular in the 1940's US-made shoes. While I own many pairs in this color (or close to it), it is much more rare to find a darker brown.
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