1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Johnston & murphy shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by My View, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. My View

    My View Senior Member

    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Location:
    Singapore
    Dear Knowledgeable people,

    Do you own shoes by Johnston & Murphy? How are they compared to Allen Edmond and Alden?

    I own a few pairs (Optima, Aristocraft and Aristocraft Crown series). Some have lasted me more than 5 years (with frequent wear) but I conclude that the leather used for J&M is not the best.

    Any comments?
     


  2. shoefan

    shoefan Senior Member

    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2003
    My general impression is that the vast majority of the J&M line is not of comparable quality to that of Allen Edmonds or Alden. First, I agree that their leathers seem to be of lesser quality; furthermore, I think the overall appearance, stitching, and "line" of the shoes are far less attractive. Finally, it is my understanding that they have basically given up on making Goodyear welted, benchmade shoes in the US -- they closed their major facilities in the US and now have only a very small group of employees in, I believe, Tennessee to do repairs/rebuilding of existing shoes; they may still be making a few of the Crown Aristocrats there, but I'm not certain. It's a pity that the US has lost yet another shoe maker.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by