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Is that a special sole?  Mine are different. 

 

Yup, special order.

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Yeah, fully expect the hike to happen with the fall collection.

In other news, the CJ Pembroke comes out to $445 through Pediwear due to the low exchange...

Also, IMO they got the pattern totally off on the Washington Square austerity brogue. I'm not sure why they couldn't have just used the old Ardsley Park pattern (maybe minus the pinking):

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One of the new styles, the "Thousand Oaks," is a casual short wing made of chamois leather. It's description is a mystery as the sole is "XL Henry rubber sole" and its built in the 2321 last. The last is not described on the AE website and I have no idea what the XL Henry sole looks like, other than the lug appearance on the image. Anyone know about these variables? Does AE make any other chamois leather shoes or have this sole on anything else?

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I agree that it was up there before in error...

 

...because they put it up too soon.  Which is a joke... and not a funny one.  Think their shoes are going to be 10% better?  GTFO. :spew:

 

Favorable exchange rates, here I come.  16% discount on English makers, purely due to year-on-year currency change?  Now price competitive?  Don't mind if I do...

For some reason the shoes had a Custom Sole selected as default. Weird.

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I am in the same boat. I bought some Randolphs and they really bit me on my instep. After a few wearings I couldn't take it any more. We hired a new kid out of college (I can say that since I'm 50) and he was asking about Allen Edmonds. Turns out he was the same size as me so he got some near new Randolphs (fit him like a glove) and a couple of other pairs of AE I hadn't worn in a while.

Look at the Grayson if you don't mind a tassle. Those fit me fairly well. Maybe the Cody - it fits lower across the top of your foot, but that might not be your style.

I haven't tried the Cavanaugh but you might take a look - it is supposed to be a bit fuller across the ball of your foot. I can't wear the Patriot but a lot of people on here like them.

Chris

Same boat I'm in (and now I'm glad I didn't order the Randolph...). The Patriot was super painful across the top of the foot, but the Cavanaugh has been fantastic. The Grayson is also a very comfortable fit for me.
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Also, IMO they got the pattern totally off on the Washington Square austerity brogue. I'm not sure why they couldn't have just used the old Ardsley Park pattern (maybe minus the pinking):
 

 

The color choices for the Washington Square also seem strange. They only come in black and walnut, but I think burgundy and dark brown would be preferred by most people. 

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The price increase is interesting. I mainly buy factory seconds, but I'm sure the increase will filter down to them. I have a pair of Dundee seconds I'm planning to return, but rather than request a refund and repurchase them in a different size when a pair appears in the shoe bank, I may just sit on them and exchange them once a pair becomes available.
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The price increase is interesting. I mainly buy factory seconds, but I'm sure the increase will filter down to them. I have a pair of Dundee seconds I'm planning to return, but rather than request a refund and repurchase them in a different size when a pair appears in the shoe bank, I may just sit on them and exchange them once a pair becomes available.

Seems like quite a price increase.  They raised most of the premium shoes from 385 to 395 in 2016.  Jumping to 435 seems a bit extreme.  As others have said, now might be the best time to buy Carmina or any of your favorite British brands.

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Seems like quite a price increase.  They raised most of the premium shoes from 385 to 395 in 2016.  Jumping to 435 seems a bit extreme.  As others have said, now might be the best time to buy Carmina or any of your favorite British brands.

Do the British bands have stores stateside?

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The price increase was due to Custom Sole option being listed as default, adding the $40 to the price.

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Do the British bands have stores stateside?

 

I've been trying to find some myself, but I keep failing.  Other than Amazon, I haven't found many places in the US.  C&J I think, only has 1 store in the US and its in NYC.   Loakes has no stores as far as I know, but you can buy online from several sources. I want to be able to walk into a store and try them on, but that might not be possible.

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Do the British bands have stores stateside?

 

The only one that comes to mind is C&J in New York, as far as a stand-alone store for just one brand. Some of the higher-end department stores (Bloomingdale's, Barney's) carry various British shoes. 

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Do the British bands have stores stateside?

 

I haven't had much luck finding places in the US that even sell a lot of the English shoes that I find appealing let alone a place that I could go try them on. Seems like you have to buy from places like Pediwear or Herring and cross your fingers big time. This has kept me from trying anything English. I'd love to have a shoe by as many of the English names as I could afford, but I will probably wait to see if the occasion arises where I am in England and can try things on prior to purchase. If that happens, I'm going with a suitcase that will be filled with currency on the way there and shoes on the way back.

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I haven't had much luck finding places in the US that even sell a lot of the English shoes that I find appealing let alone a place that I could go try them on. Seems like you have to buy from places like Pediwear or Herring and cross your fingers big time. This has kept me from trying anything English. I'd love to have a shoe by as many of the English names as I could afford, but I will probably wait to see if the occasion arises where I am in England and can try things on prior to purchase. If that happens, I'm going with a suitcase that will be filled with currency on the way there and shoes on the way back.

 

There is a Barney's in Chicago. Their website says that they carry Church's, C&J, and Lobb. 

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If (when?) AE prices next in the future, that is going to push me further from the brand.  Right now most of my shoes are AE, and the majority are seconds or firsts acquired at steep discounts.  But after getting a taste of C&J (via a pair of C&J for BB black fleece line longwings at a steal), I've already jumped into two GMTO C&J shoes and could definitely see myself going back to the C&J well again in the future.

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