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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

 

It's just good business strategies at work.  Within the next year they will probably have another "rare" shade of shell cordovan, if they don't just bring back cappuccino or walnut that is.

Horween is the limiter, not AE. Flawless hides are needed for lighter shell colors like walnut, ravello, and whiskey versus the less-perfect ones needed color 8 and black.

 

Please don't post nonsense.  

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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post
 

Horween is the limiter, not AE. Flawless hides are needed for lighter shell colors like walnut, ravello, and whiskey versus the less-perfect ones needed color 8 and black.

 

Please don't post nonsense.  

It's not even Horween per se. The supply has been very scarce in the past year or so due to the number of factors, such as the overall decrease in consumption of horse meet in Europe, new regulations, etc. I was told things begin to look better, especially as Horween is looking for the new suppliers (Ukraine) outside of its traditional markets (France, Belgium and Quebec). However, I doubt we will ever see the prices for the shell go down and the rare colors to be abundant. 

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Sale of the company would be sad news indeed. I will need to add to my 333-3 collection ASAP -

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A local (to AE) article about Men's Wearhouse's potential bid to buy AE:

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/10/22/mens-wearhouse-could-buy-allen.html

 

Not sure if it says anything new compared to the WSJ article - no comment from Paul G.  

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

Yup. Google search works. Hopefully this just blows over like last time when we found out they were looking for capital. I would be disappointed if Mens Wearhouse even purchases a significant share of AE.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303448104579151892364648738

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This direct link didn't work for me, even though it did when clicking from Google. Maybe this will help:

 

https://www.google.com/#q=site%3Awsj.com+%22Men's+Wearhouse+Interested+in+Allen+Edmonds%22

post #32392 of 46413
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Quote: "Allen Edmonds shoes can sell for as much as $545 a pair, and are sold at upscale department stores such as Nordstrom Inc." 

Don't cordovans retail at $595 a pair?

 

$695 if they're shell boots.

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<sarcasm>Am I the only one concerned about Paul's width fit and lacing choice?</sarcasm>

 

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That's a bespoke pair :D

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

<sarcasm>Am I the only one concerned about Paul's width fit and lacing choice?</sarcasm>

 

I wonder what am I doing wrong? I've never been able to completely close the gap on any of my AE besides the unlined suede Neumoks. Fwiw, I don't like this particular type of lacing, although I have no problem with it.  

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Cappuccino McNeils have arrived today :worship2:


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

beautiful.  Love the brass eyelets on the macneil

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

It's not even Horween per se. The supply has been very scarce in the past year or so due to the number of factors, such as the overall decrease in consumption of horse meet in Europe, new regulations, etc. I was told things begin to look better, especially as Horween is looking for the new suppliers (Ukraine) outside of its traditional markets (France, Belgium and Quebec). However, I doubt we will ever see the prices for the shell go down and the rare colors to be abundant. 

Where can I get some horse meat so I can increase the supply of shell? smile.gif

I've actually eaten it once, in Japan. Pretty sure it was raw.
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Have the MTO shoes ever been discounted before, such as they were this year with the RDA sale? I am not in a position to order right now, but I am thinking that if they discount them again, I might look to get a pair of Shell Dundees as my first chukka during next years RDA sale.

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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

New box and new Mora



Looks good. I like the new box and the Mora 2.0.
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Hmmm...I'd this all goes through with JSB & MW we can look forward to...

Buy any AE shoe for $1200 and get three free!

Lovely. I hope this doesn't go through. I'm sure the private equity firm might be using MW interest to drive the perceived worth of AE up...to eventually sell out to another private firm.
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