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Allen-Edmonds Taunton Chelsea Boot

post #1 of 47
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As rumored, AE has their new styles up, and one of them is indeed a Chelsea boot. Gorgeous from the picture, can't wait to get one!

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...93&imageType=1
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Originally Posted by mrchapel
As rumored, AE has their new styles up, and one of them is indeed a Chelsea boot. Gorgeous from the picture, can't wait to get one!

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...93&imageType=1

Hmmm, what's the deal with the rubber sole? Is this still a welted shoe?

looks like AE finally made it over $300 for their basic dress shoe price. The park avenue is now $305.00.
post #3 of 47
I much prefer C&J's chelsea boot.
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I wish an American maker would make a nice, sleek monkstrap and blutcher with a well finished, good looking sole and heel. Johnston and Murphy does one for the Japanese market but of course you can't get it here.
post #5 of 47
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
Hmmm, what's the deal with the rubber sole? Is this still a welted shoe?

looks like AE finally made it over $300 for their basic dress shoe price. The park avenue is now $305.00.

Looks like a Dainite sole. Presumably still welted (360-degree welt!), but even from the decription they're clearly treating more as a dress-casual than a dress shoe.

Looks pretty good, although I'm irked that they've bumped all their prices.
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Originally Posted by edmorel
I wish an American maker would make a nice, sleek monkstrap and blutcher with a well finished, good looking sole and heel. Johnston and Murphy does one for the Japanese market but of course you can't get it here.

The new double-monk has a leather sole.
post #7 of 47
Can someone explain the reason for A-E to use a 360 degree welt stitching? This is one of the main reasons I find A-E clunky looking.
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Originally Posted by cchen
I much prefer C&J's chelsea boot.

The C&J is beautiful. But why is it so hard to find English shoes in wide widths in this country?
post #9 of 47
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Originally Posted by HitMan009
Can someone explain the reason for A-E to use a 360 degree welt stitching? This is one of the main reasons I find A-E clunky looking.

It's their signature. They always use a 360 welt. They wouldn't be AE otherwise.

I happen to like it. I prefer the look of solidity.
post #10 of 47
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Looks pretty good, although I'm irked that they've bumped all their prices.

New owner in town. The guy needs to make more money to finance is takeover transaction cost.
post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by grimslade
The C&J is beautiful. But why is it so hard to find English shoes in wide widths in this country?

There's a bigger market for wide widths in the US, due to the obesity issue. I'm not surprised that American manufacturers that sell predominantly in America are the sole company to address this market.
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
New owner in town. The guy needs to make more money to finance is takeover transaction cost.

They went up less than Brooks did. Brooks jumped up about $50 in the past year or two, from $378 to $398 (some styles) to $428 in the latest web update.
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Originally Posted by grimslade
The new double-monk has a leather sole.

Yes but that heel looks better suited for Rockport, not a $300 dress shoe.
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
There's a bigger market for wide widths in the US, due to the obesity issue. I'm not surprised that American manufacturers that sell predominantly in America are the sole company to address this market.

Hey there, now. I'm not obese! I just have wide feet. Always have had, even when I weighed 150 lbs.
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Hey there, now. I'm not obese! I just have wide feet. Always have had, even when I weighed 150 lbs.

true, there's always some random variance around the mean for people at normal weight.
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