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Battle of the Longwings: Alden vs. Florsheim Limited vs. Allen Edmonds

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    There's a new longwing available from Florsheim called the "Veblen". (See: here)

    Where does the Florsheim fit in with the Alden 975 and the Allen Edmonds MacNeil?

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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    More pics of the Veblen:

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    AntiHero84 Distinguished Member

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    The Veblen's very interesting. At that price-point it will be hard to pass up, but I wonder how the leather wears over time.
     


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    In that last picture of the Veblens, if you said those were $40 Rockports, people would make note of the cheap looking corrected grain leather.

    I love stacked wooden heels, but it may be a bit much going all the way around.
    I suppose that's why Veblen is a brilliant name for a luxury shoe, by the way.
     


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The Florsheim looks like garbage. If the forum can't tell that, there's no hope.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I love stacked wooden heels, but it may be a bit much going all the way around.

    They aren't wooden. There's no such thing.
     


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    They aren't wooden. There's no such thing.

    +1. I hate when people say that; however, some dutch clogs are wooden.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The Florsheim looks like garbage. If the forum can't tell that, there's no hope.
    Excluding color, they're more similar to the Alden's than the AE's are. In regards to the garbage, are you talking about the leather quality? I'm still unsure if they're CG or just highly polished.
     


  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    In that last picture of the Veblens, if you said those were $40 Rockports, people would make note of the cheap looking corrected grain leather. I love stacked wooden heels, but it may be a bit much going all the way around. I suppose that's why Veblen is a brilliant name for a luxury shoe, by the way.
    Do you think they'll make someone look like a "sharp GQ/Esquire guy"?
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Excluding color, they're highly reminiscent of the Alden's. Are you talking about the leather quality? I'm still unsure if they're CG or just highly polished.

    The shape, the finishing, the leather: all garbage.
     


  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The shape, the finishing, the leather: all garbage.

    Have you recused yourself from the poll due to your "one shoe" bias?
     


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    I demand an animation of these shoes in a cage match!






    Aldens FTW.
     


  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    I pose to ban anyone from this forum that thinks a stacked heel is made from wood.
     


  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    The Florsheim looks like garbage. If the forum can't tell that, there's no hope.

    The shape, the finishing, the leather: all garbage.

    Florsheim Kenmoor is the best value RTW shoe there is. You have to appreciate the American Gunboat style, which not everyone does.


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