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What's up the recent price hike on the Brooks Warwick = $309, they are more than AE Warwicks = $299? Any difference in quality, beyond what's mentioned for other made for Brooks shoes?

I believe the initial price was $159, I guess I'm too late frown.gif I'm going to call AE and see if they'll give me the sale price.
Edited by AlphaDad - 4/29/15 at 3:33pm
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Would anyone be interested in an Allen Edmonds group on Facebook? It seems easier to keep up with, especially on a mobile device.

 

Anyway, here it is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/343279262549057/

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The Snuff Suede Neumok seconds (with Oil Impregnated Soles) arrived from The Shoebank today.  They came with a pair of tan laces and a pair of green laces.  I am going to get a pair of laces (from someplace other than Allen-Edmonds) as close as possible to the color of the shoes.

I took then out of the box, laced them up, and walked to the park, took a picture in the sunlight (standing on the grass at the park) and then walked back home.  I noticed that the right shoe felt tighter than the left shoe.  When I tried to put shoe trees in the Neumoks, the shoe tree went into the left shoe without any problems, but I could not get the shoe tree into the right shoe, so the right shoe is slightly smaller.  (This might be one of the reasons that they were seconds.  Another reason might be that the eyelets don't quite line up.  There is no little shoe "Second" marking on either shoe.)

I am now stretching the right shoe with a shoe stretcher.  They are suede, so they are very easy the stretch.


(Yes, that's what grass in California looks like since the drought.)

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The Snuff Suede Neumok seconds (with Oil Impregnated Soles) arrived from The Shoebank today.  They came with a pair of tan laces and a pair of green laces.  I am going to get a pair of laces (from someplace other than Allen-Edmonds) as close as possible to the color of the shoes.

I took then out of the box, laced them up, and walked to the park, took a picture in the sunlight (standing on the grass at the park) and then walked back home.  I noticed that the right shoe felt tighter than the left shoe.  When I tried to put shoe trees in the Neumoks, the shoe tree went into the left shoe without any problems, but I could not get the shoe tree into the right shoe, so the right shoe is slightly smaller.  (This might be one of the reasons that they were seconds.  Another reason might be that the eyelets don't quite line up.  There is no little shoe "Second" marking on either shoe.)

I am now stretching the right shoe with a shoe stretcher.  They are suede, so they are very easy the stretch.


(Yes, that's what grass in California looks like since the drought.)

I remember the suede neumok - they look really nice, lucky they still had them available in your size.  When I got a pair of mctavish last year from shoebank, I had an issue where the left shoe was much much tighter than the right - they were absolutely wearable but it drove me crazy enough to have to return them for an exchange.  Hope they work out for you.

 

And by the way, I think you're having an influence on me at least - just picked up the Duke & Kiowa - they're both great.  Was hoping you'd post your "family tree" shot again so I could figure out what else to get :)

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And by the way, I think you're having an influence on me at least - just picked up the Duke & Kiowa - they're both great.

I wore my Dukes today (with the matching belt, of course) in the unending Atlanta rain. They're normally a weekend shoe for me, but I'm having to wear all of my rubber soled shoes this rainy season.
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I remember the suede neumok - they look really nice, lucky they still had them available in your size.  When I got a pair of mctavish last year from shoebank, I had an issue where the left shoe was much much tighter than the right - they were absolutely wearable but it drove me crazy enough to have to return them for an exchange.  Hope they work out for you.

 

And by the way, I think you're having an influence on me at least - just picked up the Duke & Kiowa - they're both great.  Was hoping you'd post your "family tree" shot again so I could figure out what else to get :)


As you requested, here's the picture that I originally posted in February........


......and (although these are not Allen-Edmonds shoes) here's the Styleforum gallery that Cleav (who lives in the UK) posted of his shoes and his shoe closet:

http://www.styleforum.net/g/a/620977/cleavs-shoes/

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here's the Styleforum gallery that Cleav (who lives in the UK) posted of his shoes and his shoe closet:


http://www.styleforum.net/g/a/620977/cleavs-shoes/

 

Holy sh*t, that's a lot of shoes. How does @Cleav keep them all straight?

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I just purchased a pair of Marlows on eBay.  My guess is that these are about 25 - 30 years old.  I used to own a pair just like this.  But, my shoe size changed and I gave up my old pair.  I always liked the look of the wingtip without the broguing on the toe.  I sent them back to AE to have black dainite soles put on them.  I plan on using these for rain shoes.  Although, these are my new favorite shoe for the month regardless of whether it rains or not.

 

 

 

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What's up the recent price hike on the Brooks Warwick = $309, they are more than AE Warwicks = $299? Any difference in quality, beyond what's mentioned for other made for Brooks shoes?



I believe the initial price was $159, I guess I'm too late frown.gif I'm going to call AE and see if they'll give me the sale price.

 



I noticed that as well and it seemed odd. Maybe since they're getting additional exposure now on the shoebank site. The linen Carlyle I got went up to $309 as well. If you call soon they will probably still honor it. A bit disappointing though as BB was always the best bargains.
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Has anyone else got the feeling that when you send a slightly defective pair of AE's back to the warehouse to exchange for a new pair, that they dont actually send you a new pair of shoes, but rather they just patched up the original pair and resent them to you as a different "new pair"?...im pretty sure this happened with a pair I tried to exchange.
Nope. I sent back some defective custom Carlyles a couple months ago and saw this yesterday on eBay. Those are definitely my ex-shoes (unless someone else out there has Frankenstein feet and a recent need for all-weather black tie footwear).
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The tan saddle would be much different than bourbon; tan saddle comes off more like light chili with more orange/red tones than the olive tone of bourbon


Sounds perfect, thanks.

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I decided to add some color to the Hinsdales for Spring.


Chris
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Rain chances today so I went with the aberdeens:

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Originally Posted by AlphaDad View Post

What's up the recent price hike on the Brooks Warwick = $309, they are more than AE Warwicks = $299? Any difference in quality, beyond what's mentioned for other made for Brooks shoes?



I believe the initial price was $159, I guess I'm too late frown.gif I'm going to call AE and see if they'll give me the sale price.

 



I noticed that as well and it seemed odd. Maybe since they're getting additional exposure now on the shoebank site. The linen Carlyle I got went up to $309 as well. If you call soon they will probably still honor it. A bit disappointing though as BB was always the best bargains.

I'll call today. While on the subject of the Warwick and now that more time has passed since they've been released, perhaps more people have experience with the Warwick's fit on the new last. How do they fit? Previous posts advised to size down by a 1/2 size and increase width by one, D to an E. Is this verified?
Edited by AlphaDad - 4/30/15 at 7:44am
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I'll call today. While on the subject of the Warwick and now that more time has passed since they've been released, perhaps more people have experience with the Warwick's fit on the new last. How do they fit? Previous posts advised to size down by a 1/2 size and increase width by one, D to an E. Is this verified?

I tried the Warwick on. I am a 9.5D in 95% of my AE shoes. The 9D fit best in the Warwick. Just my personal experience, your mileage may vary.

Chris
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