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Allen Edmonds Rebranded Brooks Brothers Shoes - Higher MSRP but what about Quality?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Gentlemen,

Perhaps some of you can shed light into this matter for me. I've noticed several shoes in the Brooks Brothers website that seem to be re-branded Allen Edmond. I see models like Strands there, and I've seen a pair of Fifth Avenues too.

Are these of the same quality or would you say higher?
Appears that Brooks Brothers is charging a premium.
post #2 of 10
Yes. 13 dollars more. But BB has rubber soles.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I know the soles seem to be better (for certain uses) - rubber topays & dovetail heels...

Was wondering if anyone had insight on the quality of the leather & finish
post #4 of 10
Insoles are more padded and bottom is topied. Finish is the same for the pairs I own. For me it's worth the price since BB has huge sales where it ends up costing the same/less than AE's if you are patient (almost 40% during winter sales).
post #5 of 10

I passed on the BB versions in favor of the AE originals because the BB versions were not eligible for AE recrafting at the time.  This was a year ago, so it may be different now.  I would call BB and AE to confirm.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I passed on the BB versions in favor of the AE originals because the BB versions were not eligible for AE recrafting at the time.  This was a year ago, so it may be different now.  I would call BB and AE to confirm.

I returned mine because I really did not like the Poron Insert. It was too weird when walking around and frankly was a little uncomfortable. Purchased the Peals instead.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I just ordered a pair of Fifth Avenues - Brooks Brothers branded..

Although I don't own a pair of Fifth Avenues, I do have lots of Allen Edmonds, including Park Aves... Will compare the leather quality of them and post if you guys are interested.
post #8 of 10

What was it about the Poron that you didn't like? 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Just bought these. I must say I really love them, well worth the extra few bucks. The insole is WAY more padded and the topays are a plus, since I walk a lot.

Leather and finishing is the same. But the insoles, topays, and dovetail heels makes it for me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Just bought these. I must say I really love them, well worth the extra few bucks. The insole is WAY more padded and the topays are a plus, since I walk a lot.
Leather and finishing is the same. But the insoles, topays, and dovetail heels makes it for me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Thanks for info!!
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