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Crosspost from the AE MTO thread. My most recent SMU: http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/7395#post_7794002

 

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

If the OPs feet fit the Carmina lasts then I 100% agree go for the Carminas. I also think they are more versatile than the Carlyles. However if you are a EEE or AA or have feet in the 13 and above size, nobody can beat AE in terms of offering wide variety of widths and length combination.

^This.

I just purchase a beautiful pair of snuff suede Adelaides from Carmina that have a spot of dye or polish on the toe. Emailed Carmina a few times and was told to use a nail file on the spot. Radio silence after that. Still, not Meermin shitty service, but not AE level.

They dont fit as well as my AE's either, but thats not a knock on them, just not an agreeable last for me. I'll keep them because of the paucity of options for that shoe, but Carmina has its own challenges due to limited sizing, difficulty in trying on different lasts, international shipping and lower levels of CS.
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carmina is a far better shoe. It is also less than AE firsts. No brainer.

You're probably talking in USD. In Canadian it's still going to be more with shipping etc but I am in agreement that carmina is better
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Are we expecting early sale on the ShoeBank this Easter Sunday?

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Happy Friday, everyone! Amoks today for me. Plain laces today, as I was too lazy to swamp them out for my usual red or fire orange. As always, sorry for the crappy, washed out cell pics.

 

 

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Wearing my 'mystery AE shells' today. Anyone know what model this is and/or what color shell they might be? I picked these up off of eBay awhile ago and there is no model name visible on the heels.

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Part two of my Surprise Find Report from yesterday... $119 RL Suede Firsts at Rack:

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After very little TLC these have been promoted... from clearance cast off to top five casual shoe :fonz:

Even at 11.5D (normally 11.5E) these feel juuust snug now and should break in perfectly. Great find. Unspoilered for ease of viewing


Edited by Indyoshi68 - 4/3/15 at 12:53pm
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Damn, I need to hit the Rack this afternoon. I almost hope they don't have my size as my shoe budget is blown for the foreseeable future.
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

Part two of my Surprise Find Report from yesterday... $119 RL Suede Firsts at Rack: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After very little TLC these have been promoted... from clearance cast off to top five casual shoe fing02%5B1%5D.gif
Even at 11.5D (normally 11.5E) these feel juuust snug now and should break in perfectly. Great find. Unspoilered for ease of viewing

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Wearing my 'mystery AE shells' today. Anyone know what model this is and/or what color shell they might be? I picked these up off of eBay awhile ago and there is no model name visible on the heels.

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Might be a silly question, but since you only mentioned the lack of a name in the heel: is there a style number printed inside of them?

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That's also partially worn off but here's what I can decipher:

8 1/2 E 19155 1
8?2561 COMB. 0641
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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post

That's also partially worn off but here's what I can decipher:

8 1/2 E 19155 1
8?2561 COMB. 0641


Looks like it's the "Hillsboro" in "Oak Aniline Calf," not shell. Sorry. I could be mistaken. Found it in the AE catalogs from 1992-1995.

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Interesting makeup for Club Monaco...Leeds in white calf:

http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=58405736
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Thanks! Searching Google and eBay seems to confirm the model. As for the leather, I'm still not sure. This pair on eBay looks similar, but still different from what I'm wearing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Hillsboro-Monk-Dress-Shoes-Chestnut-9-5-/371297026548?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56730701f4

Also, I notice those have the 'normal' heels while mine have the dove tail heel. More importantly, mine have a definite 'bloom' in the creasing and a patina unlike any of my calfskin shoes. Then again, in reading about aniline leather, I see how that process could account for the patina. Either way, they were a great bargain and have been a fun addition to my rotation.

Btw, do you have links to the old AE catalogs?
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Looks like it's the "Hillsboro" in "Oak Aniline Calf," not shell. Sorry. I could be mistaken. Found it in the AE catalogs from 1992-1995.
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No problem. Allen Edmonds posted tons of their old catalogs online here: http://issuu.com/allenedmonds

It's kind of hard to search through them though. I've also bought some old AEs off eBay and constantly was stumped trying to match models and names. I eventually found you can download about 90% of the catalogs there if you make an account. I then ran OCR on them so I can search all at once on my PC for whatever the style number I want to identify is. This ends up letting me identify most of the older but common shoes. There are still plenty of rare, custom, or non-USA market shoes on eBay though that I can't identify.

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Thanks! Lots of neat stuff in there. I'd love to see them bring this back:



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Originally Posted by Soupy View Post

No problem. Allen Edmonds posted tons of their old catalogs online here: http://issuu.com/allenedmonds
It's kind of hard to search through them though. I've also bought some old AEs off eBay and constantly was stumped trying to match models and names. I eventually found you can download about 90% of the catalogs there if you make an account. I then ran OCR on them so I can search all at once on my PC for whatever the style number I want to identify is. This ends up letting me identify most of the older but common shoes. There are still plenty of rare, custom, or non-USA market shoes on eBay though that I can't identify.
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