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relative to the height of the shoe...which i own....those trouser cuffs are at least 3 to 3.5 inches....i think the cuff may actually be taller than the leg opening is wide...

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Originally Posted by KSCLINTON View Post

I normally go for 2 inch cuff on my trousers, just realised in this angle it looks bigger!

For a salesman at a singaporean 'tailor' that charges sgd$400 a shirt, i was hoping you would do better.
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1940's Allen Edmonds Oxford captoe





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^^^^Nice!
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Dayum! :drool: Do they make anything that nice now?

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^^^^Nice!

Thank You!
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Dayum! drool.gif  Do they make anything that nice now?

Actually, they do not. I HATE modern AE shoes. The leather is low quality and creases heavily and the stitching is so far apart you could drive a car thru the spacing. At least they still make their shoes in the USA, unlike Florsheim and so many others that have gone down the sewer.
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1940's Allen Edmonds Oxford captoe

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but aren't the edges of the cap and the vamp "folded?" The facing edge and the topline appear to be.
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Actually, they do not. I HATE modern AE shoes. The leather is low quality and creases heavily and the stitching is so far apart you could drive a car thru the spacing. At least they still make their shoes in the USA, unlike Florsheim and so many others that have gone down the sewer.

 

Not all of their shoes are made in the USA... though I will allow that they are still clearly "mostly" American made.

 

Fantastic shade on that pair as well.  Reminds me a bit of my Red Cognac Vass.

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Correct me if I'm mistaken, but aren't the edges of the cap and the vamp "folded?" The facing edge and the topline appear to be.

Yes, they are. I have a few 1930's- 1940's AE models and the caps are all folded before being sewn to the vamp. I think it makes for a very smooth looking cap.

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Not all of their shoes are made in the USA... though I will allow that they are still clearly "mostly" American made.

Fantastic shade on that pair as well.  Reminds me a bit of my Red Cognac Vass.

Thank You, Roger. Interesting to note that this shade was extremely popular in the 1940's US-made shoes. While I own many pairs in this color (or close to it), it is much more rare to find a darker brown.
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cigar cap toe boot, cashmere otc
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Yes, they are. I have a few 1930's- 1940's AE models and the caps are all folded before being sewn to the vamp. I think it makes for a very smooth looking cap.

I agree.

Seems like no few makers today just cut the leather to shape and leave it at that.

For me, if the edge is going to be left raw it needs to be gimped, if not, it needs to be folded.

I've folded surprisingly elaborate and curved edges, with no problem, so I'm not sure why a maker would elect to just leave the cut edges of the leather raw unless they just don't want to be bothered.

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1940's Allen Edmonds Oxford captoe






Very very nice. But where have they been the last 70 years ? Not being worn apparently.

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I agree.

Seems like no few makers today just cut the leather to shape and leave it at that.

For me, if the edge is going to be left raw it needs to be gimped, if not, it needs to be folded.

I've folded surprisingly elaborate and curved edges, with no problem, so I'm not sure why a maker would elect to just leave the cut edges of the leather raw unless they just don't want to be bothered.


I fear that your high standards are not the norm in modern times. However, it is the details which tends to set the master (in any endeavor) apart from the crowd. Bravo.
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