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Are the strands here brown shell (same as the current webgem)?

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They look like brown shells to me.

Just catching up on my threads. Yes, those are my brown shell strands and brown shell C&J for RL marlow ptbs.
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Crappy pic of my Fifth Aves. worn today:

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Figured I might as well show off my collection. Bought my first pair after Christmas last year, up to 22 pairs right now. Not really any room in the house to position them all for a photo, so I had to make do. Trying to tell myself that I don't need any more shoes.

From left to right, back row: Brown Patriot; Brogue Suede Quinton; Brown Waxy Leather Long Branch; Burgundy Shell Dalton; Black Fifth Street.

5th row: Burgundy (or Merlot?) McAllister; Brown Strand; Brown Byron; Brown Park Avenue.

4th row: Bourbon McAllister; Walnut Strand; Chili Byron; Walnut Aniline Park Avenue.

3rd row: Brown/Linen Strawfut; Brown/Linen Carlsbad; Brown/Navy Mesh Strawfut.

2nd row: Sand Suede Player's Shoe; Charles Tyrwhitt Spectator; Black Patent Ritz.

1st row: Black McClain; Black Park Avenue; Black Park Avenue; Black Player's Shoe.



I count 23, which means you've already lost count, and officially need therapy. Lol
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Figured I might as well show off my collection.


Great spread! Well done and welcome to Styleforum. smile.gif
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I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?
Edited by WICaniac - 9/26/13 at 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

I was browsing the old AE catalogues and stumbled upon "The Imperial" in the 1959-1960 edition

 

http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/1959-1960-catalog

 

It looks really cool. It's made on the Kent last, which, of course, tells me nothing. However, by looking at it, the shape looks more rounded than that of the current AE models, and appears somewhat similar to Alden's Barrie last.

 

Ironically, the only actual picture of this shoe I found was on the very first page of the AE thread. 

 

These are awesome looking. They have a little clunkiness to them that is really appeaing to me for a casual shoe. Love the eyelets also. I wonder if this can still be made? I may have to email Allison today and ask. I am thinking a burgundy shell would be nice, as shown...

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I got my second MTO today and wish I had Allison watch over the order, instead of making it through a store. They failed QC once and the pair I got in the post today should have failed also. I am hoping to get them redone properly. I just hope my shell MacNeils are made much better and in a more timely manner. 4 months to get a shoes that is inferior quality is not good.

 

My Walnut Shell Macneils took almost 4 months to get after a failed inspection the first go around. After the fact, and now that I have them, the time doesn't matter because they are amazingly beautiful shoes.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

 

These are awesome looking. They have a little clunkiness to them that is really appeaing to me for a casual shoe. Love the eyelets also. I wonder if this can still be made? I may have to email Allison today and ask. I am thinking a burgundy shell would be nice, as shown...

 



I agree! I might as well call Allison and check whether they could still make it.
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Navy suede Stewarts on Friday. 

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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?

The "J Rendenbach" stamp is what's stamped on the soles of all AE shell cordovan shoes (unless it's an MTO where you specified something other than Rendenbach soles). The Horween stamp you are thinking of is probably the one found on the back of the shell cordovan leather itself. You would not see this in a shoe unless it's unlined on the inside.
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. Peal n Co is made crockett and jones. And is better than ae in any given day. You have scored a top bargain!

 

 

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I doubt these chukkas are made by C&J. C&J chukkas retail at around &300, whereas Peal and Co are "mere" $290. I am pretty sure these are made by one of the lower-tier English makers: Loake or Sanders.

 

 

Those aren't C&J.  Peal & Co. shoes are made by several manufacturers.  Formerly they were made by both C&J and Alfred Sargent, distinguished by the rows of nails in the heel (C&J having one row, Alfred Sargent having two rows).  I haven't seen an Alfred Sargent made Peal shoe in a while, so I don't know if they still use them or not.  These suede boots are almost certainly Loake, who also makes shoes for branding with the Peal name.  Brooks Brothers uses Loake to make the lower end, more cost effective models.

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I count 23, which means you've already lost count, and officially need therapy. Lol

 

 

:rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?
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The "J Rendenbach" stamp is what's stamped on the soles of all AE shell cordovan shoes (unless it's an MTO where you specified something other than Rendenbach soles). The Horween stamp you are thinking of is probably the one found on the back of the shell cordovan leather itself. You would not see this in a shoe unless it's unlined on the inside.

Not entirely. My shell Leeds (and possibly my shell Daltons) do not have the stamp under the sole, while the MTO MacNeils I got earlier this year do. Same with the bags in which they came -- only the MacNeils' shoe bags have a Horween logo on 'em. I think WICaniac is correct in his assessment that the Park Avenue seconds predate stamp application to the sole.
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?

 

 

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


The "J Rendenbach" stamp is what's stamped on the soles of all AE shell cordovan shoes (unless it's an MTO where you specified something other than Rendenbach soles). The Horween stamp you are thinking of is probably the one found on the back of the shell cordovan leather itself. You would not see this in a shoe unless it's unlined on the inside.

 

 

Newer JR soles do have a Horween stamp on them as well (see Tifosi's pictures of his MTO's above).  That's just something they added more recently.  It has nothing to do with the authenticity of your cordovan shoes.  Besides, it is right at the ball of the foot, where it will wear off in no time anyway.

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My new pair of Rutledge AE's
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