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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

If you like AE, take a look at the Dalton brogue.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1

leather on the wolverines and AE is awful, but i guess its ok if its a beater boot
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

leather on the wolverines and AE is awful, but i guess its ok if its a beater boot

No, it's not awful, you've been exposed to baller boots and shoes too much. These are $300-$400 shoes/boots (and most of the time can be had for ~$200), not some $1500-$2000 "artisan" footwear. AE and Wolverines are perfectly fine pair of boots for those not looking to spend more than a grand on a single pair.
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No, it's not awful, you've been exposed to baller boots and shoes too much. These are $300-$400 shoes/boots (and most of the time can be had for ~$200), not some $1500-$2000 "artisan" footwear. AE and Wolverines are perfectly fine pair of boots for those not looking to spend more than a grand on a single pair.

Go handle the AEs in question, i physically walked into their store and did not like the boot based on the leather, quality looked fine. Normally, i am not that picky. Also, me having handled artisan brands did not skew my opinion, i don't like aldens that much but their leather is great, wolverines leather was ok but AE was subpar, felt like card board. I had the same issue the last trickers i returned. i don't think this has anything to do with my experience in artisan brands, i didn't compare them to guidi leather. At the price point something better can be had.
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I have handled those AEs and Wolverines and they seem perfectly fine. I also own 2 pairs of AE and have been pretty happy with them. Again these shoes can be had for ~$200-$250, what would you suggest for that price point that is better that is easily accessible here in the US?

I have a handful of Aldens and quality varies too and they cost $450 and upwards. Keep in mind that Alden Indys were ~$300 a few years ago (iirc I paid $310 for my first Indys) and now they are more than $450+ and quality hasn't really gotten better at all, if anything quality control is down.
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1000 miles are okay for the price point. They use a decent horween pull-up leather, you can like it or hate it.

My main beef with 1000 mile boots is they have a tiny form factor! I am a tall guy (6'2-3) and they look rather silly on me. On others maybe not so much.
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what is tiny form factor? looks small or too sleek on you? foo.gif
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1000 miles are too small. By form factor I mostly mean footprint. They are at least 1" shorter than say Aldens. They are not sleek, because their toebox is well-defined, but definitely not "chunky" in length or width. Here are pics of a pair of wolverine 1000 mile boots vs. dayton service boots, both in 9.5. You can see a very pronounced difference, particularly looking down on the toe box.



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And those two boots fit the same?
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Here's some of my limited shoe collection. I'm posting this so I can get some suggestions on shoes I should add to it. I was thinking of getting a dress boot or a dark brown oxford? Not sure how much use I'd get out of them though since I'm rarely ever required to wear a suit. Any suggestions on a dark brown shoe that's super versatile? Or any shoe/style that I should add?

 

 

I know the post says no sneakers but I like my Baylor Nikes and I figured it's a group shot so it wouldn't be a big deal. 

post #4690 of 5238
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I have handled those AEs and Wolverines and they seem perfectly fine. I also own 2 pairs of AE and have been pretty happy with them. Again these shoes can be had for ~$200-$250, what would you suggest for that price point that is better that is easily accessible here in the US?
I have a handful of Aldens and quality varies too and they cost $450 and upwards. Keep in mind that Alden Indys were ~$300 a few years ago (iirc I paid $310 for my first Indys) and now they are more than $450+ and quality hasn't really gotten better at all, if anything quality control is down.

well british brands can be had for that price, pediwear and herringshoes has some loakes (first one that comes to mind). problem is we are now all over the place. i said i did not like the leather, the quality i did not question. the reality is AE has ok leather and good quality while alden has good leather and questionable quality. as i said i didnt like the ae boots leather thats all, doesnt mean i criticized all of AE...
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And those two boots fit the same?

1000 miles are a little tighter-width-wise (I sold them a while back). Obviously the daytons are significantly longer in the toe box. I also put an insole in the daytons, because they run really large. Even so, a US 9 dayton service boot would still be much larger than a 9.5 1000 mile boot.
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

well british brands can be had for that price, pediwear and herringshoes has some loakes (first one that comes to mind). problem is we are now all over the place. i said i did not like the leather, the quality i did not question. the reality is AE has ok leather and good quality while alden has good leather and questionable quality. as i said i didnt like the ae boots leather thats all, doesnt mean i criticized all of AE...

Like I said, give out brands that are readily available everywhere. British brands aren't, trust me, I've looked and it is still pretty rare to go to a store and try those on.

Wolverines and AEs are available in Nordstroms, Neimans, Saks, etc...

Ok now youa re saying AE has ok leather, first you said it was awful. Big difference in those two. You didn't like AE and that really speaks more than how the leather and quality of that leather is. If you say it's awful, people here who needs advice might write it off right away but if you simply said you didn't like it, then that is completely different. I still think you are blinded by baller footwear by looking at quality, you are just not aware of it, you don't have to directly compare the two to do so. I mean look at the price range of AE and Wolverines and how much they go for when they go on sale or hits Nordatrom Rack and you'll see that they are more than enough for most.

At the end we'll just have to agree to disagree but AE and Wolverine leathers aren't awful for the regular joe and it is easy to get and return unlike British brands that stills seem pretty rare to see in stores and try on/handle in person. Pediwear and Herringshoe still requires ordering from overseas and returning is a bitch, lots of trial and error.


You may not have criticized all of AE but saying:
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leather on the wolverines and AE is awful

You can see where people will construe that as generalizing of the whole brand.


Anyways, no point in arguing though, no one is going to change your mind and I know what I've handled and owned (hell I'm looking at my pairs right now) so our opinions will simply stay as is.
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good rant rfx.
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Like I said, give out brands that are readily available everywhere. British brands aren't, trust me, I've looked and it is still pretty rare to go to a store and try those on.
Wolverines and AEs are available in Nordstroms, Neimans, Saks, etc...
Ok now youa re saying AE has ok leather, first you said it was awful. Big difference in those two. You didn't like AE and that really speaks more than how the leather and quality of that leather is. If you say it's awful, people here who needs advice might write it off right away but if you simply said you didn't like it, then that is completely different. I still think you are blinded by baller footwear by looking at quality, you are just not aware of it, you don't have to directly compare the two to do so. I mean look at the price range of AE and Wolverines and how much they go for when they go on sale or hits Nordatrom Rack and you'll see that they are more than enough for most.
At the end we'll just have to agree to disagree but AE and Wolverine leathers aren't awful for the regular joe and it is easy to get and return unlike British brands that stills seem pretty rare to see in stores and try on/handle in person. Pediwear and Herringshoe still requires ordering from overseas and returning is a bitch, lots of trial and error.
You may not have criticized all of AE but saying:
You can see where people will construe that as generalizing of the whole brand.
Anyways, no point in arguing though, no one is going to change your mind and I know what I've handled and owned (hell I'm looking at my pairs right now) so our opinions will simply stay as is.

you really dug too deeply into what i said, its all good lets drop it
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

you really dug too deeply into what i said

Not really, you do it quite often, you just don't notice. You did it about Guidi in this same thread a few pages back except you did it the other way around. You said you tried on a specific pair of Guidi boots and that is why you didn't like the brand and then when someone calls you out on it or simply asks you to try on other shoes made by Guidi before you write-off the brand, you said that you have tried other Guidis and that is actually make you dislike the brand. It is just confusing the way you write your responses.
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