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I have a new pair of size 9D Brooks Brothers black cap toe lace ups that I have never worn. They are labeled as Brooks Brothers. Now, the Brooks shoes are labeled Peal & Co. and are made by either C&J or Sargent. Who made the shoes I am referring to? I am planning to list them in the Buying and Selling section and I would like to identify the manufacturer. Great shoes, but I have bought so many recently from Bennies and Paul Stuart that I need to downsize. Thanks.
post #2 of 21
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I have a new pair of size 9D Brooks Brothers black cap toe lace ups that I have never worn. They are labeled as Brooks Brothers. Now, the Brooks shoes are labeled Peal & Co. and are made by either C&J or Sargent. Who made the shoes I am referring to? I am planning to list them in the Buying and Selling section and I would like to identify the manufacturer. Great shoes, but I have bought so many recently from Bennies and Paul Stuart that I need to downsize. Thanks.
Are they American-made? If so, they're probably Alden. What are the interior markings?
post #3 of 21
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I believe they are American made. When I get home, I will check the markings and I will list them here. I suspect that they are Aldens (calfskin) as well, but I would like to confirm before I make that claim. Thank you. I used to have them in a mid-brown as well and I loved them. Unfortunately, I lost them when USAir misplaced my luggage awhile ago.
post #4 of 21
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I believe they are American made. When I get home, I will check the markings and I will list them here. I suspect that they are Aldens (calfskin) as well, but I would like to confirm before I make that claim. Thank you. I used to have them in a mid-brown as well and I loved them. Unfortunately, I lost them when USAir misplaced my luggage awhile ago.
Are they bluchers or bals? The Alden model number for black cap-toe bals (no perfing) is 907, and the model number for black cap-toe bluchers (no perfing) is 971. I've seen the blucher model at Brooks Brothers in both black and mid-brown (Alden calls that color Walnut), and I like and own the mid-brown version (although labelled Alden rather than BB).
post #5 of 21
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They are bals. I will get the markings in the morning. If they are not Aldens, then I will be very much perplexed. Nice shoes either way.
post #6 of 21
90% of the Brook Bros. shoes are definitely Alden, if they have a 3 digit SKU, they for sure are.
post #7 of 21
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Here are the markings on the Brooks Brothers shoes. 9 B/D 8D03 038 10 style 0901 They are a 9D black cap toe lace up bals. They are similar in styling to the AE Byrons (but they are NOT AEs). Based on these markings, are they Aldens?
post #8 of 21
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Here are the markings on the Brooks Brothers shoes. 9 B/D 8D03 038 10 style 0901 They are a 9D black cap toe lace up bals. They are similar in styling to the AE Byrons (but they are NOT AEs). Based on these markings, are they Aldens?
Yes. Alden Style 901 is a perf cap-toe bal in black. The "B/D" marking for the width is also a dead giveaway.
post #9 of 21
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JCusey, Thank you for your guidance. How do these Alden BB shoes compare to the current day Peal (C&J) version of the lace up cap toe bal. I have worn both and they seem comparable in quality and comfort. The Peal C&J's retail for around $368; the Aldens, $315. Not sure it is worth the extra money.
post #10 of 21
Aldens -- better leather, better construction (especially the insteap support. Peals -- more elegant last, to the extent that it has a narrower line. Personally, sometimes I like a less narrow shoe -- more American look. I don't know why, but I do. My Greens, Polos, and Grensons fill my "narrow silhouette" needs, and I like that the Aldens mix it up a little.
post #11 of 21
Brooks continues to offer both the American made Aldens and the English Peals. They vary the models up from time to time, but both are always offered. They don't seem to have an Alden bal currently, although they do have this Alden blucher, as compared to the Peal captoe. Both retail at $378.
post #12 of 21
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It seems as though you can buy Alden calfskin shoes more cheaply on the Alden website or the Alden store vs. at Brooks Brothers.
post #13 of 21
Or you can buy them from me and save 15% off retail.
post #14 of 21
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Chris, you are relentless. I like that.
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Chris, you are relentless.  I like that.
Not trying to be, but I like everyone in hear except one person, so I like saving everyone a little money, and, doing business too. But for the most part, I hate to see anyone pay retail for anything, hell I am the cheapest person around, well sorta.
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