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Lamenting the cost of Shell?  Check these out.  Then (probably) lament the size of your feet.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-NIB-Vintage-Allen-Edmonds-LEEDS-9548-Burgundy-Oxfords-11-AA-/162090300547?hash=item25bd55b483:g:F1AAAOSwdj9XT5Um

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What a great deal, wish I could fit.
post #6527 of 17635
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If the model number on the box matches the shoes, I do believe they are shell.  Where are @mdubs@polojock615, et. al.?

post #6528 of 17635
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Lamenting the cost of Shell?  Check these out.  Then (probably) lament the size of your feet.

 

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There is also a pair of Barrie shell Plain Toe Bluchers in 10D that may fit more people. Great pair to get you into shell for less than $200. Check them here.

 

post #6529 of 17635
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There is also a pair of Barrie shell Plain Toe Bluchers in 10D that may fit more people. Great pair to get you into shell for less than $200. Check them here.

 

 

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Nice!  Sub $200 for Alden shell.  Must be because piping is trending down. :hide:

post #6530 of 17635
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There is also a pair of Barrie shell Plain Toe Bluchers in 10D that may fit more people. Great pair to get you into shell for less than $200. Check them here.


Find me some in 12d approximately for a deal. Lol. I've been looking to no avail.
post #6531 of 17635
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If the model number on the box matches the shoes, I do believe they are shell.  Where are @mdubs@polojock615, et. al.?


I see that there's a spreadsheet out there listing this model number as shell, but there's a thread on askandy and prior ebay listings (one that appears to be for this exact same pair of shoes) saying that this model number is really polished cobbler. I'm still not sure on styleforum's policy on posting links to other sites, but you'll be able to find all of this with a google search for "allen edmonds 9548."

post #6532 of 17635
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I see that there's a spreadsheet out there listing this model number as shell, but there's a thread on askandy and prior ebay listings (one that appears to be for this exact same pair of shoes) saying that this model number is really polished cobbler. I'm still not sure on styleforum's policy on posting links to other sites, but you'll be able to find all of this with a google search for "allen edmonds 9548."


I'm not saying you are wrong, but if they are cobbler, they did a HELL of a job on the color, and a DISMAL job on the texture.  Is it possible that AE reused the model number?

post #6533 of 17635
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I'm not saying you are wrong, but if they are cobbler, they did a HELL of a job on the color, and a DISMAL job on the texture.  Is it possible that AE reused the model number?


For the sake of anyone here who's actually size 11AA, I hope you're right. We'll await the wisdom of wiser weasels.

post #6534 of 17635
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I see that there's a spreadsheet out there listing this model number as shell, but there's a thread on askandy and prior ebay listings (one that appears to be for this exact same pair of shoes) saying that this model number is really polished cobbler. I'm still not sure on styleforum's policy on posting links to other sites, but you'll be able to find all of this with a google search for "allen edmonds 9548."


I'm not saying you are wrong, but if they are cobbler, they did a HELL of a job on the color, and a DISMAL job on the texture.  Is it possible that AE reused the model number?

The answer is YES, AE does use the same style numbers and changes the leather they are using. In this case, check out what happens to style #9107 for black shell MacNeils.

 

I found a site that claimed to contain the official shell cordovan model numbers for all makers who order from Horween. It is a great site with lots of information, but the buyer still must beware. For example, the model number for shell MacNeils are listed as "MacNeil: 9097/9147/9187 (#8, burgundy); 9177/9107 (black)." As a reference, they even show a page from a 1968 AE catalog.

 

This shows 9107 as black cordovan and 9147 as Cordoba shell cordovan. Perfect. That's straight from the manufacturer and one would think it was gospel, but it is not always so. Style numbers may continue to be used but the materials may change. The 1998 catalog, for example, shows the 9107 and 9147 are both "polished cobbler" or corrected grain. While some like cobbler I do not even raise polished cobbler to calf level, much less cordovan. Buyer beware.

post #6535 of 17635
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If the model number on the box matches the shoes, I do believe they are shell.  Where are @mdubs@polojock615, et. al.?


Mine are shell and are marked 9588.  They don't look stock anymore though:

 


I have two pairs - one on the newer 1 last, and this old (30 years?) pair on the old 8 last.

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There is also a pair of Barrie shell Plain Toe Bluchers in 10D that may fit more people. Great pair to get you into shell for less than $200. Check them here.
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Find me some in 12d approximately for a deal. Lol. I've been looking to no avail.

Update. I think some forum member snapped up the Barrie shoes as they were sold suddenly within minutes of me pointing them out.

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Gentlemen, I need your opinion on the fit of these. I am very new CXL, boat shoes and loafers, in general. The length seems correct, maybe just slightly short on the left foot. However, the leather doesn't seem to hug my feet very well. This is particularly evident on the left pair as it is sort of bulging out. My left foot is very flat with very low instep, which I think is pushing the sides out and is not completely filling the tongue area. Should I expect the leather to form to the shape of my feet overtime and sit better, or this will get worse wear? These are the clearance model, which I picked up for $57 and hate to let them go smile.gif

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Well, how do they feel? Are those Kirkwoods? While I also prefer a snug, secure fit to my shoes, I'd expect these to appear casual, so the looks of a little extra room wouldn't bother me as long as they felt good.
post #6538 of 17635
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They told me if I wear an 9E on the 65 I should get an 9.5EEE for the Sea Island. Hope that helps.


I am a 9.5e with a high instep and tried exactly that. They were enormous--even with an added insole and a tongue pad wedged under the tongue, my heel popped out of the navy Sea Island with every step. I love the suede quality, but there is no way I could keep them.

post #6539 of 17635
These beechwood shoe trees are on sale for $38 on Hanger Project, plus 20% off order over $200. Pretty good deal.
https://www.hangerproject.com/hanger-project-shoetree.html
post #6540 of 17635
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And if you eat horse steak, there's more shell available!
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I am shocked and appalled, good sir.




Heh
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