Are these Brooks Brothers Perforated Captoes made by Alden ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AHS, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perfo...var_MH00024_Color=BLCK&contentpos=2&cgid=0522

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    That's what customer service wrote me. "The captoe is made by Alden and unfortunately we are unable to provide the last. They are true
    to size and am told very comfortable."

    I am suspicious because of the price ($368) and that they look (to me) like the Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue.

    If they are Aldens, I would hope they would be included in either the pre- or post-Xmas sale.

    Guidance would be appreciated!

    AHS
     
  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds, though Ineligible for AE recrafting service.
     
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    msulinski Senior member

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    I don't believe this is true any longer. I think, as of a few months ago, AE will recraft BB shoes.
     
  5. VinnyMac

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    When a customer service rep' tells me something like that, my bs detector goes off. That person's probably operating on little to no knowledge about the product and just repeats a few things that he/she's heard.

    I agree with what the other gent's have said. I think that AE makes a line for BB and for JAB. Is $365 the usual price for BB? The AE line at JAB is $335....brand premium? That's a lot of acronyms.
     
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  6. onix

    onix Senior member

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    That's good to know.
     
  7. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    The BB versions have topys and a poron insoles pre-installed (on some models, at least). This is probably what accounts for the extra cost.
     
  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I think the BB pricing takes into account the fact that they offer 25% off sales every month.
     
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    msulinski is correct. I bought a pair in black when BB started to carry them.
     
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    If that's accurate, then it makes sense.
    I doubt that that's the reason. I haven't been to JAB in years, but the last time that I checked, they had a membership card that took 20% off of the price of non-sale items (including AE shoes).
     

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