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Are these Brooks Brothers Perforated Captoes made by Alden ?

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http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perforated-Captoes/MH00024,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00024_Color=BLCK&contentpos=2&cgid=0522



That's what customer service wrote me. "The captoe is made by Alden and unfortunately we are unable to provide the last. They are true
to size and am told very comfortable."

I am suspicious because of the price ($368) and that they look (to me) like the Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue.

If they are Aldens, I would hope they would be included in either the pre- or post-Xmas sale.

Guidance would be appreciated!

AHS
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Allen Edmonds, though Ineligible for AE recrafting service.
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Allen Edmonds, though Ineligible for AE recrafting service.

I don't believe this is true any longer. I think, as of a few months ago, AE will recraft BB shoes.

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http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perforated-Captoes/MH00024,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00024_Color=BLCK&contentpos=2&cgid=0522

That's what customer service wrote me. "The captoe is made by Alden and unfortunately we are unable to provide the last. They are true
to size .....

When a customer service rep' tells me something like that, my bs detector goes off. That person's probably operating on little to no knowledge about the product and just repeats a few things that he/she's heard.

 

I agree with what the other gent's have said. I think that AE makes a line for BB and for JAB. Is $365 the usual price for BB? The AE line at JAB is $335....brand premium? That's a lot of acronyms.

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I don't believe this is true any longer. I think, as of a few months ago, AE will recraft BB shoes.

That's good to know.
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When a customer service rep' tells me something like that, my bs detector goes off. That person's probably operating on little to no knowledge about the product and just repeats a few things that he/she's heard.

 

I agree with what the other gent's have said. I think that AE makes a line for BB and for JAB. Is $365 the usual price for BB? The AE line at JAB is $335....brand premium? That's a lot of acronyms.

The BB versions have topys and a poron insoles pre-installed (on some models, at least). This is probably what accounts for the extra cost.

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When a customer service rep' tells me something like that, my bs detector goes off. That person's probably operating on little to no knowledge about the product and just repeats a few things that he/she's heard.

 

I agree with what the other gent's have said. I think that AE makes a line for BB and for JAB. Is $365 the usual price for BB? The AE line at JAB is $335....brand premium? That's a lot of acronyms.

 

I think the BB pricing takes into account the fact that they offer 25% off sales every month.

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The BB versions have topys and a poron insoles pre-installed (on some models, at least). This is probably what accounts for the extra cost.

msulinski is correct. I bought a pair in black when BB started to carry them.
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The BB versions have topys and a poron insoles pre-installed (on some models, at least). This is probably what accounts for the extra cost.

If that's accurate, then it makes sense.

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I think the BB pricing takes into account the fact that they offer 25% off sales every month.

I doubt that that's the reason. I haven't been to JAB in years, but the last time that I checked, they had a membership card that took 20% off of the price of non-sale items (including AE shoes).

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