Key difference between the Townley and the Cambridge: The Townley is what's called a blind brogue. If you look closely, it's actually a wholecut, made out of one piece of leather. The stitching framing the brogue holes is just for decoration. Compare that to the Cambridge, on which the uppers are actually made out of six or eight different pieces sewn together. The stitching framing the brogue holes on the Cambridge actually holds the uppers together.
Personally I find the concept of a blind full brogue somewhat odd, and that particular pattern is very characteristic of the '80s with its low-cut sides and short throat (lacing area).
Originally Posted by mgz
Yeah, that was the plan until I saw that theyÂ´d already been resoled, and not by Allen Edmonds. Does anyone know if itÂ´s still possible to recraft them?
Also, does Allen Edmonds recraft factory seconds? I got a pair of "W" stamped Park Avenues who need a bit of love.
AE is hit or miss as regards shoes that have been worked on by other cobblers. The only way to know if they'll do them is to send them in. But, honestly, I wouldn't waste $95 on those Townleys. They're a dated style and made from poor quality leather. You can find something better for the same price or not much more if you keep looking.
Getting the PA seconds recrafted should be no problem.