1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Allen Edmonds Lugano

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kronik, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,944
    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...00&imageType=1

    I purchased these for 70 bucks on eBay.

    Looked like simple loafers.. figured they were NIB, why the hell not. Why are they only 240? Do they use a lower grade of leather? I am relatively uninitiated in the ways of AE, owning only a pair of Kennetts. Thanks.
     
  2. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,529
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Location:
    Guv'mintFlunkyLand
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...00&imageType=1

    I purchased these for 70 bucks on eBay.

    Looked like simple loafers.. figured they were NIB, why the hell not. Why are they only 240? Do they use a lower grade of leather? I am relatively uninitiated in the ways of AE, owning only a pair of Kennetts. Thanks.


    non-welted (probably glued) construction, made in italy. AE cannot recraft the shoes, although a local cobbler might. i imagine that is the source of the lower price.
     
  3. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,944
    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Damnit.

    I was wondering if I was just missing something in the pictures - they're apart of the "Dress" line which claims that all the shoes are up to a certain standard, hence the purchase.
     
  4. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    Damnit.

    I was wondering if I was just missing something in the pictures - they're apart of the "Dress" line which claims that all the shoes are up to a certain standard, hence the purchase.


    But they're also part of the "Made in Italy" line -- hence the (Italo-Swiss) name. They can't be "recrafted" and probably aren't welted, although I don't own them and can't say for sure. In any case, they're not made in America, but that doesn't mean they aren't good shoes.
     
  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,529
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Location:
    Guv'mintFlunkyLand
  6. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,496
    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Location:
    Interstella 5555
    bump how do you like these?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by