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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 


Even the Independence line shoes don't have piping anymore. Absurd. At least the Strand still has it.

 

You know, I actually don't think it looks terrible on the black shoes.  I haven't seen a merlot Hopkinson in person yet, so I can't comment on merlot.  But the black Carlyle's I saw didn't look too bad.  It's the walnut color that looks really rough with the new piping in my opinion.  

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A couple of months ago, a few of us were speculating about what the "Exchange Place" shoe would be when seconds started to appear on the Shoebank while there was no apparent source for firsts. Most of us, including me, assumed it would be something that AE was making for one of its retail partners (Nordstrom, Harry Rosen, etc.). The Exchange Place is now available on the main AE website. It looks like they intend it to be a modern version of the PA on a different last (1943) that might work for people who have problems with the 5 last. 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/featured-shoe-styles/exchange-place-cap-toe-dress-shoe/SF5015.html

post #7953 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

You know, I actually don't think it looks terrible on the black shoes.  I haven't seen a merlot Hopkinson in person yet, so I can't comment on merlot.  But the black Carlyle's I saw didn't look too bad.  It's the walnut color that looks really rough with the new piping in my opinion.  


What is the "new piping" you're talking about? There's no piping, just a cosmetic stitch running where the piping used to begin.

post #7954 of 17532
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 


What is the "new piping" you're talking about? There's no piping, just a cosmetic stitch running where the piping used to begin.

 

 Someone on here pointed out it was really small piping.  I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it needs to go the way of the black leather insole.

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Anyone else see the email with the #ALLENEDMONDSRDA #CONTEST?

 

Looking forward to doing battle.

 

I'm sure they're going to wonder why all these pictures have watches and coffee cups in them though.

post #7956 of 17532
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

A couple of months ago, a few of us were speculating about what the "Exchange Place" shoe would be when seconds started to appear on the Shoebank while there was no apparent source for firsts. Most of us, including me, assumed it would be something that AE was making for one of its retail partners (Nordstrom, Harry Rosen, etc.). The Exchange Place is now available on the main AE website. It looks like they intend it to be a modern version of the PA on a different last (1943) that might work for people who have problems with the 5 last. 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/featured-shoe-styles/exchange-place-cap-toe-dress-shoe/SF5015.html

I really, really like that...
post #7957 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

You know, I actually don't think it looks terrible on the black shoes.  I haven't seen a merlot Hopkinson in person yet, so I can't comment on merlot.  But the black Carlyle's I saw didn't look too bad.  It's the walnut color that looks really rough with the new piping in my opinion.  

 

I posted some close ups of my Hopkinsons about a month ago, here are the pics:

 

 

 

 

The piping is small and there is some rough looking leather ends on the outside of it.  IMO it doesn't really change the look of the shoe too much.  I don't really notice it because my pants cover the top and my v-gap closes so you don't see it there either.

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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post
 

 

I posted some close ups of my Hopkinsons about a month ago, here are the pics:

 

 

 

The piping is small and there is some rough looking leather ends on the outside of it.  IMO it doesn't really change the look of the shoe too much.  I don't really notice it because my pants cover the top and my v-gap closes so you don't see it there either.

 

That doesn't look bad at all.

 

Compare yours to this and tell me this doesn't look bad:

 

post #7959 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

That doesn't look bad at all.

 

Compare yours to this and tell me this doesn't look bad:

 

Probably the difference between the standard calf and the Indy line leather.

post #7960 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

That doesn't look bad at all.

 

Compare yours to this and tell me this doesn't look bad:

 

 

It is more noticeable on lighter colors for sure but I also think there is a little greater care taken on the indy line which also contributes to the hopkinson looking better. Additionally I think the hopkinson is a better option than the new exchange place of course it costs more. I haven't purchased anything on the 1943 last but every time I look at it I feel it is just too square. Might look differently on my feet than the photos but its the reason I haven't bought the cornwallis. I also would prefer 6 eyelets vs 5 eyelets that is showing on the exchange place.

post #7961 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

 Someone on here pointed out it was really small piping.  I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it needs to go the way of the black leather insole.

 

It's hidden under the topline of the shoe. Many top-flight shoemakers (EG, JL, G&G etc.) do this, but their topline stitch is closer to the edge of the leather, the piping is more cleanly done, and the edge of the leather is much more cleanly finished. The Walnut pair you included a photo of also has this "hidden" piping, it just looks bad because AE doesn't do it cleanly.

post #7962 of 17532
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Originally Posted by Markus N View Post

Hi all,

My first contribution to this thread - a line up of my current AE collection.




From left to right:
Dalton, Park Ave, Ardsley Park, Carlyle, some suede LWB - dunno what it's called, Shelton and finally Gridiron.
All in 10.5 EEE but for the Carlyle in 10 EEE.

So nice to see my old Ardsley Parks again. I hope they are taking good care of you sir!
post #7963 of 17532
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post
 

A couple of months ago, a few of us were speculating about what the "Exchange Place" shoe would be when seconds started to appear on the Shoebank while there was no apparent source for firsts. Most of us, including me, assumed it would be something that AE was making for one of its retail partners (Nordstrom, Harry Rosen, etc.). The Exchange Place is now available on the main AE website. It looks like they intend it to be a modern version of the PA on a different last (1943) that might work for people who have problems with the 5 last. 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/featured-shoe-styles/exchange-place-cap-toe-dress-shoe/SF5015.html

 

 

I need to revisit the 1943 last. Tried a Leiden once, but didn't consider it because I was under the spell of the MacNeil. The chiseled toe of this last is on the border of what appeals to me, but I generally do like the looks of the Exchange Place especially in all of the colors. I also want to try on the Shelton 2.0; the walnut and brown version is very nice. Plus, the St John's double monk strap doesn't look too shabby either, but I'm not sure it's for me. As for the Chelsea boot....  I'll pass. 

 

I bet the sales associate at my local store saw the new models and said to himself, "Oh, no."

 

Waiting extremely impatiently for my Merlot Strands and Wide Basic Dress belt to arrive...

post #7964 of 17532
Anyone have the Firenze loafers?

Interested in hearing thoughts on fit, appearance, and durability over time. They feel soft and comfortable in store, but i don't know if they deteriorate quickly.
post #7965 of 17532
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

So nice to see my old Ardsley Parks again. I hope they are taking good care of you sir!

They sure are. I get a lot of comments when I wear them, most in the direction of "Where can I get a pair of those?" followed by "Only MTO? That's crazy!"
:-)
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