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I think I may have have possibly bid against you on ebay for those shoes @smfdoc

Congrats on the purchase they are beautiful.

Hmmm, probably not the same pair. These were listed less than an hour and I did not see any bids yet. I just paid the buy it now price because it took so long to find them I was afraid someone else would just purchase them if I only made a bid. Now that they are here I know I really made the correct decision.

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Yep must not have been the same... I bid up to 200 and was outbid for a pristine set. I will keep searching... :-)
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Did some maintenance today and i'm yet again stunned of the beauty in my Carmina jumpers. About a year's worth of wear on these now and these just gets more beautiful as they get used. 

 

Cognac cordovan by the box, dark cognac by everything else in cognac that i compare to. Snatched from Carmina's Barcelona stora where they for some crazy reason had a few cordovan jumpers on sale...

 

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New Rancourt shells. Already contemplating another order.
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New Rancourt shells. Already contemplating another order.
Did you get the caramel boat shoes lined, or no?
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Marlow Pennys in their usual hangout spot, under my desk:

 

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I am considering some burgundy shell Leeds from Allen Edmonds. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with these shoes? I would love to hear opinions both pro and con.

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I am considering some burgundy shell Leeds from Allen Edmonds. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with these shoes? I would love to hear opinions both pro and con.
I only wish it was on a sleeker last. The shell is a little dry on my pair too.
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I am considering some burgundy shell Leeds from Allen Edmonds. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with these shoes? I would love to hear opinions both pro and con.


Leeds is a fine shoe. Possibly less iconic than the Alden version, but a little less expensive, and still classic. The 511 last fits me quite well, much better than Alden Barrie, so if I were to personally to choose between them, I would go with Leeds, although Alden is a little bit higher quality product. 

 

In fact, I would probably get a Leeds if I didn't already have a Carmina shell PTB. Although in a general sense I would always recommend Alden shell over AE, fit is the most important factor. CJ makes a nice shell PTB too, though more expensive and less easy to get your hands on.

 

Good luck!

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I am considering some burgundy shell Leeds from Allen Edmonds. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with these shoes? I would love to hear opinions both pro and con.

For the extra $44 I would buy the Alden 990. I have had a lot of pairs of shell footwear, and Alden does shell far better than AE does.
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

I am considering some burgundy shell Leeds from Allen Edmonds. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with these shoes? I would love to hear opinions both pro and con.


Leeds is a fine shoe. Possibly less iconic than the Alden version, but a little less expensive, and still classic. The 511 last fits me quite well, much better than Alden Barrie, so if I were to personally to choose between them, I would go with Leeds, although Alden is a little bit higher quality product. 

 

In fact, I would probably get a Leeds if I didn't already have a Carmina shell PTB. Although in a general sense I would always recommend Alden shell over AE, fit is the most important factor. CJ makes a nice shell PTB too, though more expensive and less easy to get your hands on.

 

Good luck!

All good points. I think the biggest sway for me is the I already know the 511 last from AE fits well and ordering the shoe in my size from Alden would be a special make up. This saves many months of time and I am more sure of the fit. Certainly leaning for the Leeds. Thanks forum.

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All good points. I think the biggest sway for me is the I already know the 511 last from AE fits well and ordering the shoe in my size from Alden would be a special make up. This saves many months of time and I am more sure of the fit. Certainly leaning for the Leeds. Thanks forum.


There's something to be said for how long it takes Alden to make even stock items. I special ordered a stock 975 LWB in color 8 in my size back in July, and should probably receive a pair that fits around May. But it's gonna be worth it. :)

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Patience is a virtue in the shoe game. In my experience, I regret pulling the trigger on things I only sort of liked, only to sell them at a loss down the road when what I really wanted came along.
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Patience is a virtue in the shoe game. In my experience, I regret pulling the trigger on things I only sort of liked, only to sell them at a loss down the road when what I really wanted came along.


Yeah, I agree.

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Patience is a virtue in the shoe game. In my experience, I regret pulling the trigger on things I only sort of liked, only to sell them at a loss down the road when what I really wanted came along.

Been there.
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