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J Crew Ludlow Shoes...Alden make?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Subutai, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Subutai

    Subutai Senior member

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    Also, try the quote function as your responses will be put into context
     


  2. GYW Gilmore

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    English and some Carmina type shoes are $500 to $600.
     


  3. Subutai

    Subutai Senior member

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    I'm just going to let you monologue [​IMG]
     


  4. GYW Gilmore

    GYW Gilmore Member

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    Thank you. Just remember Mercedes, Equus and Lexus are from foreign countries. Our generation has learned from imports both good and bad. Just keep an open mind and search for best product value.
     


  5. Mike147

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    I own cap toes, perf cap toes, medallion cap toes, v-tips, and medallion cap toe boots - all on the Alden Modified Last.
     


  6. GYW Gilmore

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    That is a great fitting last. That was part of the orthopedic division used to fitting the high arch foot and the flat flexible foot. Alden bought the Brockton Boot And Shoe company in early 1960*s just for that last. Great for the Asian foot shape. This was Brockton answer to the Scholl Copeg last. One of the best fitters of all time.
     


  7. GYW Gilmore

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    Sorry for the late reply. Been in footwear for 36 years. Better grade.
    If I can answer any questions with regards to shoe components and make I will help. I am glad to see there are a collection of young people making the effort to find the real facts with regards to shoe making. People that enjoy the Alden and Crockett grade of craftmanship. Its awesome to see this interest.
     


  8. GYW Gilmore

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    Ludlow has different perf design plus the heavier stitch design bottom of eyerow. Alden is real deal shell (which is veg process horse) Ludlow is baby calf veg. Horween shell is virtually indestructible. Ludlow plain toe has the half moon heavy stitch base of eyerow
     


  9. Michael Haines

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    Am I missing something Gilmore it looks like you are replying to questions not posted. Almost like seeing a one sided conversation.

    I actually went ahead and bought one about a month ago and like it
     


  10. GYW Gilmore

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    Sorry.
    My apologies. Intention is to answer questions asked. May not be directing correctly.
     


  11. Eis

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    Btw, I visited a J.Crew store. The shoes are labelled "Benchmade in China."

    It is annoying that online stores do not give information on the origin of the manufacturer.

    They should be ok deal at 50% off the MSRP.

    It's interesting that they talk about components made in Italy and components made in the US, but they forget to talk about the finished product made in China.
     
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    I concur 100%
     


  13. Mike147

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    When you respond to someone, you should click on the 'QUOTE" button below the post, rather than the 'REPLY" button. This will ensure that the original post is included in your reply.
     


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    Do people understand what it takes to make fine footwear ? There is a reason why we have lost hundreds of shoe factories in the USA.
    Today we have one USA she factory that is respected worldwide and is appreciated for its make and origin! Only one. Alden. Only USA factory that does all make in house. Finest shoe available.
     


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    Look at the construction. Think hard about this one. Ludlow shoe is a special quality level. Just like the $475 shoes......Obviously talented artisan shoe makers ... forget origin. We all should be open minded educated consumers?
     


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