Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. bucksfan

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    Just catching up on my threads. Yes, those are my brown shell strands and brown shell C&J for RL marlow ptbs.
     


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    Crappy pic of my Fifth Aves. worn today:

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    Great spread! Well done and welcome to Styleforum. :)
     
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    I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?
     
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    These are awesome looking. They have a little clunkiness to them that is really appeaing to me for a casual shoe. Love the eyelets also. I wonder if this can still be made? I may have to email Allison today and ask. I am thinking a burgundy shell would be nice, as shown...
     


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    My Walnut Shell Macneils took almost 4 months to get after a failed inspection the first go around. After the fact, and now that I have them, the time doesn't matter because they are amazingly beautiful shoes.
     


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    Quote:I agree! I might as well call Allison and check whether they could still make it.
     


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    Navy suede Stewarts on Friday.
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    The "J Rendenbach" stamp is what's stamped on the soles of all AE shell cordovan shoes (unless it's an MTO where you specified something other than Rendenbach soles). The Horween stamp you are thinking of is probably the one found on the back of the shell cordovan leather itself. You would not see this in a shoe unless it's unlined on the inside.
     


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    Those aren't C&J. Peal & Co. shoes are made by several manufacturers. Formerly they were made by both C&J and Alfred Sargent, distinguished by the rows of nails in the heel (C&J having one row, Alfred Sargent having two rows). I haven't seen an Alfred Sargent made Peal shoe in a while, so I don't know if they still use them or not. These suede boots are almost certainly Loake, who also makes shoes for branding with the Peal name. Brooks Brothers uses Loake to make the lower end, more cost effective models.
     


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    Not entirely. My shell Leeds (and possibly my shell Daltons) do not have the stamp under the sole, while the MTO MacNeils I got earlier this year do. Same with the bags in which they came -- only the MacNeils' shoe bags have a Horween logo on 'em. I think WICaniac is correct in his assessment that the Park Avenue seconds predate stamp application to the sole.
     


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    Newer JR soles do have a Horween stamp on them as well (see Tifosi's pictures of his MTO's above). That's just something they added more recently. It has nothing to do with the authenticity of your cordovan shoes. Besides, it is right at the ball of the foot, where it will wear off in no time anyway.
     


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    My new pair of Rutledge AE's
     


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