or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 1011

post #15151 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


Thanks for the heads up, ill check them out. There's a few Macy's near me.

With macy's, I would call first. The Macy's in Herald Square carries AE but some of the smaller Macy's do not. Their sizes are also a little limiting. I remember trying on the Haight ankle boot and they only had B width...

post #15152 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


Thanks for the heads up, ill check them out. There's a few Macy's near me.

Macy's has maybe 2-3 AE models.  Go to Brooks Brothers.  You live in Miami and you were able to find this website - between the two you have everything you need to find the nearest BB.

post #15153 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by ejomby View Post

So I got my Shell Cordovan Daltons this week.  They were seconds, and I was on a waiting list for almost a year for them.  I got them at an unbelievable price-- $299.  (I locked in to that March 2012 price) Overall, I am incredibly impressed.  They are extremely lightweight, soft, comfortable-- cordovan is such a wonderful leather!



I had a similar experience on eBay with some NOS shell Leeds last year at a screaming deal, but it's like crack -- your first hit is deeply discounted and later you'll be happy to pay two or three times that for the next shoe...

Welcome to the cult that is shell cordovan.
post #15154 of 47124

Question: What are the insole length and width measurements of US9D on the AE 5 last? (e.g. Jefferson or Park Avenue)
 

Thanks in anticipation! :)

post #15155 of 47124
Wait, you can get on a waiting list for seconds of certain shoes? I might need to sign myself up for burgundy shell Daltons if so.
post #15156 of 47124

Is the AE for Brooks Bros strand the same in sizing as the normal Strand? If i'm a 9.5 in Strands would that be my size in the BB version? 

Edit: They are true to size. 


Edited by donjuan17 - 2/1/13 at 7:04pm
post #15157 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

2 Questions on the RL Saunders:

1) Can it be recrafted by AE?

2) Is it certainly on the 2-last?

1) NO. I asked AE Recrafting directly, and they definitively told me that they don't recraft RL branded shoes. Sucks.

2) I don't know.


Found my earlier post with the text email I received from them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Thought I would share this information on recrafting, in case anyone needs it for future reference. I asked AE about recrafting the Ralph Lauren branded shoes and the Italian collection shoes. Here is what they said:

We do not have authority to recraft Ralph Lauren, even the ones that were manufactured by us. I am sorry. Yes, we recraft the Verona, however, they will not be recrafted with the Italian sole but with a comparable American sole.

I'm not sure what sole they would use for the Italian loafers. But my Verona will be in need soon, so I may find out.
post #15158 of 47124

The wording sounds like they are not legally allowed to recraft AE for RL shoes.

post #15159 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

The wording sounds like they are not legally allowed to recraft AE for RL shoes.

I think it must have something to do with a licensing fee that AE wants paid, or maybe the wholesale price of the shoe, that AE does not include these in its recrafting program. There was a discussion earlier that AE was not recrafting Brooks shoes for a while, but then some agreement was reached, and they now will recraft Brooks shoes.

Clearly they can recraft the RL shoes if they want to, as they are based on AE branded shoe models and use exactly the same construction.
post #15160 of 47124

Are the AE for RL made of better leather than the normal AE? I know I asked this before but I can't really believe how big the markup on the RL retail is. 

post #15161 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

Are the AE for RL made of better leather than the normal AE? I know I asked this before but I can't really believe how big the markup on the RL retail is. 
RL shoes that are made by AE are way way better than AE. I have 4 RL made by AE shoes. (I also have 3 pairs of AEs)-
RL shoes have-
1.Better leather used (out side and inside)
2.Full leather lining
3.Full leather insole
4.Finish in RL shoes are 5 times better than AE.
5.RL by AE shoes are on custom last. They are narrow as motha*ucker.

Don't get me wrong I like AE shoes. They offer many fits and width sizes and they are relatively cheap. But you can't compare RL shoes with AE. they are in 2 different leagues.
post #15162 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by tillyato View Post

Here is the flyer for the upcoming seconds sale, along with some of the other models that will be discounted. I was told that all models not featured in the flyer will be 15% off.


This week I ordered two pair from the custom design Neumok sale, I picked up some Brooks Bros Strands, and I am really gonna have a tough time not jumping on these Rutledges at that price. Ouch, my wallet hurts.

post #15163 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

RL shoes that are made by AE are way way better than AE. I have 4 RL made by AE shoes. (I also have 3 pairs of AEs)-
RL shoes have-
1.Better leather used (out side and inside)
2.Full leather lining
3.Full leather insole
4.Finish in RL shoes are 5 times better than AE.
5.RL by AE shoes are on custom last. They are narrow as motha*ucker.

Don't get me wrong I like AE shoes. They offer many fits and width sizes and they are relatively cheap. But you can't compare RL shoes with AE. they are in 2 different leagues.

I largely agree with this, except for:

5) They are not on a custom last. Most are on the 2-last. Others are on existing AE lasts.

In general, I think the RL shoes are usually versions of shoes from the Independence line, which itself uses higher quality leather than the mainline AE shoes. I do think the RL shoes have better finishing. I assume this is because RL specifies a higher grade finish and maybe pays more.
post #15164 of 47124
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

Although I am fairly new here, this pic is nostalgic lol.  Idk why, it just is, its one of those pics I'll never forget.

 

God help you if you take an updated pic that isn't on a sunny day, outside, in front of an American flag lol.

 

Likely the leaves, fall is a special time of year for most people and brings back good memories. It does me anyhow. The railing isn't big enough for all the family and neither is the flag so not sure how to do them all together outside at this time of year. Especially today with snow, wind and no sun.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejomby View Post

So I got my Shell Cordovan Daltons this week.  They were seconds, and I was on a waiting list for almost a year for them.  I got them at an unbelievable price-- $299.  (I locked in to that March 2012 price) Overall, I am incredibly impressed.  They are extremely lightweight, soft, comfortable-- cordovan is such a wonderful leather!  They are supposed to be seconds, but I was hard pressed to find why.  Maybe some evidence of mis-nailed heels?  They're on there solid enough, but it's kinda sloppy. But that's not visible to anyone. Also, I'm not sure why they are called Walnut, because these guys are really more on the solid medium to dark brown side.  I can't give pictures right now, but they aren't anywhere as light as my walnut Cliftons, and maybe a shade under my chocolate Macneils.

 

I really like them, but I think I'm going to try to leave them out in the sunlight for a couple of months just to get that shell to lighten up a bit.  Did anyone else find their Walnut Daltons to be darker than the typical walnut calf shoe?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by random-adam View Post



I had a similar experience on eBay with some NOS shell Leeds last year at a screaming deal, but it's like crack -- your first hit is deeply discounted and later you'll be happy to pay two or three times that for the next shoe...

Welcome to the cult that is shell cordovan.

LOL Adam said it best and congratulations on your new boots! That is an unreal price and your patience paid off, well done.

 

Yes walnut shell is darker than walnut calf by a lot thank goodness. I would not try to lighten them personally, IMO the darker they are the more versatile they are. I also like the variation in color that AE walnut shell offers.

 

Walnut calf on the left with walnut shell Strands and Daltons. 

1000

 

 

And Dundee's for the walnut shell trifecta:

 

Enjoy your new boots and once again nicely done.

post #15165 of 47124

Some new additions to the family.

 

 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread