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Those are Mike's shoes, but I have a pair too.
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Does anyone do this in Natural CXL? Would love to have this in Natty CXL with Contrast stitching and a crepe sole or the sole pictured below - would be a kick ass alternative to a boat shoe - Natty CXL loafer pictured at bottom - 



Lighweight microcellular rubber outsoles and heels






Alden Madison does the Natty CXL loafer with lug rubber sole.
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

Here's a question about Alden pricing compared to AE:

 

Alden and AE cordovan shoes are somewhat similar in price.  Let's take the PTB and the Leeds as our examples. The AE Leeds comes in at $650 and the Alden PTB comes in at $682 (a somewhat negligible 5% increase over AE).  

 

My question  relates to the calf version of these shoes.  The Leeds comes in at $385 and the PTB comes in at $551.  That's a major 43% increase!  

 

As far as I can tell there are a few options to explain this discrepancy:

 

A - Allen Edmonds is giving us a real sweet deal on their calf shoes or...

B - Allen Edmonds is ripping us off on their cordovan shoes or...

C - Alden is ripping us off on their calf shoes or....

D - Alden is giving us a real sweet deal on their cordovan shoes.

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Allen Edmonds produces in a day what Alden probably produces in a month - Alden has less sewing, pattern and construction errors, in many cases may use a better quality of leather...and most important weighs more so for most that right there equals better quality. :)

 

I am a huge fan of AE and have a ton of them and also have a fair amount of Aldens.......When you get a perfect pair of Allen Edmonds calf shoes or boots you are getting a bargain..the problem is getting to that pair. 

 

Cordovan as far as I can tell is driven by the tannery price and the mythical shortage or horse ass. For the full retail price I prefer Alden shell generally. When the MTO program was available from Allen Edmonds then that is the way I would go to make a shoe exactly as I like.

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@walds11 thanks for the info - I will check it out.

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Thank you. They are probably around 2.5-3 years old. My favorite boot to date!

Ben, those are awesome!
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@Don L super jealous! Those are killers!



DC Cigar Captoe boots
One of the best pairs of boots on this thread. Stunners.
post #114157 of 122416
Rare gem ha very nice.
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@walds11 thanks for the info - I will check it out.

No problem! They also do Brown CXL loafer with lug rubber sole. I have the brown CXL loafer with flex sole. Amazing shoe!
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Does anyone wear their watch on a shell strap? I have an Omega Speedmaster that really wants some shell.
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The unlined whiskey looks a little schmutzy in the creases for @mdubs. Are you treating this shell differently than your other lighter shell?
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New arrival from AOM

 

Cigar SWB on Hampton last

wow!!! congratulations. wear in good health

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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Although not Alden, this is a pic that I took while visiting the AE factory last year:

photo IMG_2686_zpsff303da1.jpg


AE will make the Mrs a custom pair of ladies shoes.

Also, Carmina has some incredible ladies designs...

Thanks.
Great info. Thank you!
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Does anyone wear their watch on a shell strap? I have an Omega Speedmaster that really wants some shell.
Yes, and I love it. I think it's from Ashland leathers...
Super comfortable right out of the box.
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Does anyone wear their watch on a shell strap? I have an Omega Speedmaster that really wants some shell.







Why yes, yes I do smile.gif
Leffot gets my vote! Very high quality, nice buckle, lots of colors available. I have one on my Grand Seiko and it is amazing. Your Speedy will look awesome with some shell. I have to thank @tifosi for the recommendation on the Leffot strap.
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Why yes, yes I do smile.gif
Leffot gets my vote! Very high quality, nice buckle, lots of colors available. I have one on my Grand Seiko and it is amazing. Your Speedy will look awesome with some shell. I have to thank @tifosi for the recommendation on the Leffot strap.

Thanks! That looks amazing. Is that the lined or unlined version?
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