Originally Posted by knezz
For those who have specific knowledge on the above mentions shoes - could you please give me your opinion?
I'm looking to get a pair of cordovan loafers. I do like the Alden cordovan loafers but I'm not willing to pay the Alden price premium at this point.
Does the Allen Edmonds cordovan loafers stack up at all against the Aldens?
To my untrained eye the Westchester looks more simular to the Aldens?
I just received the Randolph in cordovan yesterday. If I'm not mistaken, it has a slightly higher vamp than the Westchester and (to my eye) appears a bit less formal (to the extent a loafer can be formal). No experience with Alden, but with the current sale AE is having, their shell is half of Alden's. So Alden's construction alone would have to be twice as good (both AE and Alden source their cordovan from Horween) to warrant going with Alden.