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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7611post #114151 of 1224168/3/15 at 11:27pmpost #114152 of 1224168/4/15 at 1:50amQuote:Originally Posted by Kahuna75
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.post #114153 of 1224168/4/15 at 4:28amQuote:Originally Posted by mosy
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.post #114154 of 1224168/4/15 at 4:32ampost #114155 of 1224168/4/15 at 5:00ampost #114156 of 1224168/4/15 at 5:05ampost #114157 of 1224168/4/15 at 5:08ampost #114158 of 1224168/4/15 at 5:19ampost #114159 of 1224168/4/15 at 6:23ampost #114160 of 1224168/4/15 at 6:27ampost #114161 of 1224168/4/15 at 6:57ampost #114162 of 1224168/4/15 at 7:00ampost #114163 of 1224168/4/15 at 7:28ampost #114164 of 1224168/4/15 at 7:32amQuote:
Why yes, yes I do
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.post #114165 of 1224168/4/15 at 8:03amQuote:Originally Posted by BenLeaman
Why yes, yes I do
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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