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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post

cheap and nasty producers of junk the way certain big companies like Allen Edmonds have done.

Since when is AE a cheap and nasty producer of junk?
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Since when is AE a cheap and nasty producer of junk?

Well, it's unremarkable at best.
post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Well, it's unremarkable at best.

unremarkable, sure.

But they still build GY welted, solid, useable shoes that many people really like.

Have they had some quality issues, but they seem to honestly care about building a good shoe.

I don't think they fit into this conversation.
post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


Since when is AE a cheap and nasty producer of junk?


Depending on which other shoe products you would like to compare them to I can answer your question.

 

For example, compared to Edward Green or Gaziano & Girling or John Lobb they are pretty "meh, I'll pass thanks", but compared to Mezlan they actually rate fairly well.

post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


unremarkable, sure.
But they still build GY welted, solid, useable shoes that many people really like.
Have they had some quality issues, but they seem to honestly care about building a good shoe.
I don't think they fit into this conversation.


Yes, they are a good quality shoe in that respect, but are you referring to the models Union produced in the USA or the models produced in places like the Dominican Republic

post #21 of 36

Chaps, what's the consensus on this gear then? See some not bad looking shirts on ebay from HoF outlet for less than £20, is it worth it?

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I bought a suit a couple of years ago by N&L for Hose of Fraser, the shoulders had too much padding and the sleeves were too long but apart from that I liked it. I don't have the buying power of a lot of people on this forum and it suited my needs at the time perfectly. Would I buy again though.... Hmm...

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Chaps, what's the consensus on this gear then? See some not bad looking shirts on ebay from HoF outlet for less than £20, is it worth it?

You really get what you pay fo. In thi sday and age it is mor fashion, less style, unfortunately.
post #24 of 36

I agree with Geezer. I live in Cardiff but shop in Jermyn Street and St James's. Most people in Cardiff had never heard of N&L and that was just fine by me. Then they turn up in a corner of House of Fraser and splatter their name (if not their better products) all over the place. it certainly knocked the gilt off the gingerbread.

By the way, Geezer, it's Cheaney (with an 'a').

post #25 of 36

Rats! Failure of capital 'i' in last sentence. 

post #26 of 36

Damn! Penultimate sentence. Why can't we just edit these posts?

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Curses! Penultimate sentence. Why can't we just edit these posts?

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Before you post any more corrections, please try clicking the pencil button below your message(s). teacha.gif

post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Since when is AE a cheap and nasty producer of junk?

Well look at this and tell me it is not junk:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF3514_1_40000000001_-1

Their "Classic" line shoes are still decently constructed, even though I observed that leather quality and detailing has gone down between my first purchase 5 years ago and the last one about one year ago. They are the entry level into good shoes, but nothing special.
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Thanks JMills. I can't actually see a pencil to click on at the mo but I'll see if one appears if I start a new message.
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