Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Considered them but, for me, they are a little too casual.
Question: For those who own both the Allen Edmonds branded and Jos A Bank branded shoe trees, is there a noticeable difference in quality? This might sound like an ignorant question, however, I do own some no name branded shoe trees and my Allen Edmonds trees are FAR higher quality. I'd like to jump on this sale today, but not if I'd have to sacrifice quality. Thanks!
Quote:By all reports, they are identical and even made in the same factory.
Awesome recommendations! I really liked the Preston, however I can't get past the contrasting stitching. Too bad because the shape of the shoe and look is exactly what looking for. I've really never seen the Sanibel before, very very nice. I think a little dressier than I wanted, for my purpose, but it does look like I could wear them with shorts right?
Quote:The Sanibel is the same shape and last as the Preston. I suppose it is slightly dressier as it has black stiching instead of the very contrasting off-white, but I think the chili grain is casual enough for shorts. I wear mine with shorts anyway.
Congrats those turned out wonderful!!
I have both. Exact same quality.
Note though that the Jos A. Bank shoe trees have a one piece toe piece. Not a split one like some do and they are fuller than the ones you can score at Nordstrom Rack.
Personally I am not fond of the microcreasing that calf eventually ends up with no matter what you do. I really like my shell PA, a lot. Good choice shartmann.
If they fit properly they will look fine IMO. I have seen some pictures on ebay with some shell shoes that have excessive rolls. I do not have that issue, it helps a lot when your foot fits the 5 last perfectly.
Unfortunately the store near me never carries size Small. The 9 shoe trees I just purchased will find homes over the next couple of years to be sure.
I think that is good advice myself! I'm thinking the Manchester loafer in burgundy shell next while I'm waiting on my cappuccino Bayfields. Tassel loafer plus a longwing, don't know how I could go wrong. Except I have no idea how the 7 last will end up fitting me.
When I got home this weekend my cappuccino McAllisters were waiting for me
They have some bowing so not sure if I am going to return them or not I will measure the throat opening on some other shoes to compare later. I keep brushing them anyhow, they are a beautiful color and different than the cappuccino Dundee's.
I have noticed that I now have enough AE shoes that the smell of leather and cedar fills my room, its rather nice!
I received the sale Daltons today and had to call for an exchange. I'm not that picky, but for first quality I couldn't deal with an unnatural rectangle imprint in the middle of the toe area. It didn't look like it would come out. So comfortable and the walnut looks great though.
One could argue that shorts are a little too casual.
Thanks to whoever gave the heads up on the Jos A Bank, shame they won't part with those shoe trees to outside world beyond the US but im going to grab a belt or two, so cheers.
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