totalair1: A while back we discussed how close Alden Cigar shell was to Allen Edmonds brown shell. My Allen Edmonds arrived last week and here's a side by side photo with my Alden Cigar shell Chukka's. I really can't see any difference IMHO.
Great looking shoes. I have various models in Alden cigar and AE brown shell. They have definite similarities. One difference - at least for the models I have - is that some (not all) cigar can have olive tones, and none of my AE brown shells have olive tones.rydenfan: Walnut shell no longer exists...They may have enough for a belt, not sure? But I know for a fact they dont have enough for a pair of shoes.
My MTO walnut shell PTBs arrived on Wednesday (Dainite sole), so I count myself fortunate. It is a great color.mdubs: I think that they look reasonably close. I may get the belt. I assume that those are Park Avenues in their Brown Shell? I like them, but I really like the natural siding on the Alden Straight Tips alot.
Both are nice. The antique edging and light welt - while unique - do make the shoe less formal. But perhaps that is desired ....Bootspell: My question to you guys is do you feel the lasts are the same from about the ball of your foot to the heel?
For me, the Barrie is wider throughout the whole shoe.
To all - have a good weekend.