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Anyway, hi all, my name's Bob.  I'm from Pittsburgh and have a small but growing AE collection.  I've been reading this thread for a couple months and signed up to show off the Strands that showed up today and became both my newest and oldest pair.

These are model 6175 burgundy aniline calf, and going off the catalogs on issuu (https://issuu.com/allenedmonds), it looks like they were available in this color from fall 1983 through spring 1986.  Other colors of the Strand were available until 1991.  The condition's pretty pretty good, even though they are stamped on the bottom with FR for factory reject.  

All I did so far is straight lace them and wear them around the house for ten minutes.  These are 13D and I thought maybe I could get away with it, but they are definitely too wide for me.  I could probably topy them and wear them with wool socks in the slush this winter, but I have a pair of Clark Streets that are way more suited for that and I think its probably a crime in most states to treat shoes this nice as mudders.  Tonight I'll get some conditioner on them and think about what I should do with them.

The main difference I can see between these and new Strands is the fancy pieces from the front and back come way closer together on the sides.  I don't have any new Strands to compare them to so there may be more differences that I haven't noticed yet.  As far as what made them factory rejects, I'm pretty sure it's because they are pinched kind of funny around the heel seam.  It does make me feel a little silly playing the "why's it a second?" game with a pair of 30 year old shoes.

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Killer find! I think hunting vintage shoes is one of the most fun things about collecting shoes. That pair looks to be in roughly the same condition as the Chesters I picked up a few weeks ago that are from the early 80s.
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In my experience they are about the same. I have worn the Rogue (201) and the Regent Street in the 108. I found the Regent Street to feel slightly longer but the vamp was very similar. If the 108 works for you I do not believe you will have any issues with the 201 last. There can be some fit issues as even shoes made on the same last can feel different, but you should be fine.

Great, thanks.  I should be able to wear my regular size then.  2017 will be the year of the Hopkinson.  :)

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FYI, the Freiburgs are not quite extinct yet.   The official AE ebay account has a few new ones. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Russet-Brown-Freiburg-Shoes-/371683686022?var=&hash=item568a12f686:m:mHNeciy9yeC-KHx0xN6-Odg

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In my experience they are about the same. I have worn the Rogue (201) and the Regent Street in the 108. I found the Regent Street to feel slightly longer but the vamp was very similar. If the 108 works for you I do not believe you will have any issues with the 201 last. There can be some fit issues as even shoes made on the same last can feel different, but you should be fine.
Great, thanks.  I should be able to wear my regular size then.  2017 will be the year of the Hopkinson.  smile.gif

I hope so. I ordered a Hopkinson for myself in the same size as the Rogue. Both on the same 201. The Hopkinson was far tighter than the Rogue and had to be returned. Same old fit problem story and trying to do things through the mail since a) there is no local store and b) the one store 75 miles away usually has 0-3 shoes in my size, none of which are the ones I want.
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Looks like the Higgins Mill is now on the AE website along with 2 other new models. That Higgins Mill is amazing!
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Woah, NEW Cheetah for only $149.  :nodding: 

 

Navy Oak Street is also tempting, but the sole looks a bit weird on it. 

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Woah, NEW Cheetah for only $149.  :nodding: 

 

Navy Oak Street is also tempting, but the sole looks a bit weird on it. 


Oak Street Navy,  should have made it with a double oak sole.  The Black Kudu, as anyone who owns the Normandy, is super supple.  

 

Shelton on the 201? sounds interesting enough to want to see/try in person.

 

Higgins Mill: very nice, someone should get one made up in shell. :smarmy:  I'll wait for the Bayfield.

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Some pictures of AE's I've been wearing lately: dark chili Carlyle's, walnut Strands, and navy Banchory's

 

 

 

 

 

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A few more: brown Longbranch, walnut Jefferson's (my favorite pair), tan Ashbury's, and snuff suede Amok's:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@ace13x I saw the black/burgundy Shelton 2.0 in the store. Definitely a little ticked they switched to 201 - looks better than 511 and would have fit me better too, I would have waited and passed on the 1.0. They looked good.
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I'm impressed with the lineup of new shoes.
I was especially happy to see that they're bringing out new colors and leathers for the Oak Street. I have that shoe and it's one of my favorites.
post #8862 of 17694
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

In my experience they are about the same. I have worn the Rogue (201) and the Regent Street in the 108. I found the Regent Street to feel slightly longer but the vamp was very similar. If the 108 works for you I do not believe you will have any issues with the 201 last. There can be some fit issues as even shoes made on the same last can feel different, but you should be fine.

Regent Street is on the 234 last, same as Amok.
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Looks like the Higgins Mill is now on the AE website along with 2 other new models. That Higgins Mill is amazing!

Lookalike AE is buying into the current Viberg inspired fad of dark shoes with light sole edges, but a couple of years late. Hopefully it'll pass soon...
post #8863 of 17694
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I hope so. I ordered a Hopkinson for myself in the same size as the Rogue. Both on the same 201. The Hopkinson was far tighter than the Rogue and had to be returned. Same old fit problem story and trying to do things through the mail since a) there is no local store and b) the one store 75 miles away usually has 0-3 shoes in my size, none of which are the ones I want.

I had the same issue with the 201.  I was told it is because the Rogue is a Blucher and the Hopkinson is a Balmoral so the fit is wider on the Rogue making it fit a 1/2 shorter.

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Regent Street is on the 234 last, same as Amok.
Lookalike AE is buying into the current Viberg inspired fad of dark shoes with light sole edges, but a couple of years late. Hopefully it'll pass soon...


Yep looks like it!  And a Navy Oakstreet is loaded as well.  I am guessing that is a more causal shoe?  I have the Navy Cronmok, Neumok, Strand and Cornwallis....but I blue is my favorite color!  Tempting but I only need dressy shoes.

post #8865 of 17694

Sneaker sale!  If you missed the Brisbane during the Anniversary sale this one is a better price at $149!

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