I was in Nordstrom Rack today, and stumbled across an AE model I've not seen before... the Rawlins, in brown. It pretty much looks identical to the Kenilworth, but it's built on the 8-Last. Also, the leather was buttery soft, and felt more like Independence Collection leather rather than the traditional AE calfskin. A google search didn't really return much other than an ebay sale or two, but interestingly, it is available in Germany: http://www.allenedmonds.de/Schuhe/allenedmonds-raw.html Just wanted to mention it for anyone who has a Nordstrom Rack in their area and may be looking for a shoe similar to this. I tried it on and it was amazingly comfortable with the soft leather, but I just don't need them.
bumping this post from a few weeks ago.
same situation as MWS: went into nordstrom rack to see if they had anything good, saw the Rawlins model in brown leather. looked really nice, wish it had been a 10.5 instead of a 10D. it's on the 8 last too, which everyone loves. the AE website has it on clearance in black leather, but no more info. anyone know anything about this model's history?