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So I guess you decided the Aldens were worth the premium over the Amoks you previously tried out?

indeed. ended up returning the Amoks. 

post #51047 of 98708
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i saw Ravello @ JCrew men's shop in NYC

recently?

post #51048 of 98708
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indeed. ended up returning the Amoks. 

I've never handled Alden suede myself, but based on what I've read here, I bet you will be happy with the Aldens.
post #51049 of 98708
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I've never handled Alden suede myself, but based on what I've read here, I bet you will be happy with the Aldens.

it's definitely better and the fit and comfort is a lot better too. the Amoks were okay for the price, but did feel and fit sorta cheapy in comparison. 

post #51050 of 98708
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it's definitely better and the fit and comfort is a lot better too. the Amoks were okay for the price, but did feel and fit sorta cheapy in comparison. 

MH could you expand on cheapy? Lose stiching, poor welt integrity etc.

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that sounds good! thanks
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

it's definitely better and the fit and comfort is a lot better too. the Amoks were okay for the price, but did feel and fit sorta cheapy in comparison. 

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that sounds good! thanks
post #51051 of 98708
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


MH could you expand on cheapy? Lose stiching, poor welt integrity etc.

 

mostly the Amoks seemed cheapy in terms of the fit and finish overall. i didn't see any issues with the stitching or the welt although i much prefer the distinctive side stitching pattern of the Aldens.

 

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 the Amoks are a lower quality, cheaper made shoe than the Alden. they should be at half the price though. 

post #51052 of 98708
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Anyone aware of any retailers with LWBs in colors other than color 8 or black? I've searched the most common places without success. I know they're rare and coveted.

As of two days ago there were a handful of whiskey LWB available at Citishoes in NYC. Call and ask for Voltaire. (Yes, that is his name). Good luck!
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brooks-Brothers-Rare-Shell-Cordovan-Cap-Toe-Mens-9-C-/400487316220?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5d3ee77afc

For anyone 9C in the aberdeen, this is a downright bargain even at the BIN price. It is the 2160. Thank me later. smile.gif
post #51054 of 98708
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

mostly the Amoks seemed cheapy in terms of the fit and finish overall. i didn't see any issues with the stitching or the welt although i much prefer the distinctive side stitching pattern of the Aldens.

[IMG]http://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_00012.jpg[/IM G][IMG]http://cdnd.lystit.com/photos/2012/03/30/allen-edmonds-brown-allen-edmonds-mens- amok-chukka-boot-product-1-3134990-298222932_large_flex.jpeg[/IMG  the Amoks are a lower quality, cheaper made shoe than the Alden. they should be at half the price though. 



I picked up a pair of seconds mega cheap, just wanted to know if there were any inheritant issues with construction or materials. Thanks
post #51055 of 98708
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bit the bullet on these and wearing today. unlined snuff suede chukkas (leydon last):






fit is tts, but did anyone else find they had to also size up in width?

Those are nice.

I have found there are 3 options with Leydon: TTS (9.5D), TTS plus one width (9.5E), up half size (10D). I understand some retailers only stock Leydons in E width - the thinking being that the Leydon E is like a D.
post #51056 of 98708
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I picked up a pair of seconds mega cheap, just wanted to know if there were any inheritant issues with construction or materials. Thanks

the one thing that seems to be a consistent complaint with the AE Amok is that they can tend to develop squeaking while walking. 

post #51057 of 98708
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I've never handled Alden suede myself, but based on what I've read here, I bet you will be happy with the Aldens.

Alden suede is nice. I have it in dark brown, mocha kid, and snuff. Never had problems with any of them.
post #51058 of 98708
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Those are nice.

I have found there are 3 options with Leydon: TTS (9.5D), TTS plus one width (9.5E), up half size (10D). I understand some retailers only stock Leydons in E width - the thinking being that the Leydon E is like a D.

yep, def. sounds about right to me. ;)

post #51059 of 98708
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recently?

as of a cpl weeks ago..They are the Ravello LWB with metal eyelets

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Am I the only one here who favors the SWB over the LWB?

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