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Opinions on 2 eBay auctions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DShareef, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. DShareef

    DShareef Senior member

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    IMO, the AEs look much nicer. Allen Edmonds also offers a recrafting service, which you may want to do at some point.
     
  3. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    The AE's look to be in better shape, and IMO, they are a better shoe.

    Regards
     
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    Definitely go for the AE.
     
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    DShareef Senior member

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    Thanks for the replies. If the Bally's can be had for the opening bid, would you go for it?
     
  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    For $13 including shipping, your downside is pretty limited.
     
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    Avers Well-Known Member

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    Go with AE, they look much better.

    William
     
  8. EL72

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    For $13 including shipping, your downside is pretty limited.

    Yes, but it may be $13 too much imo. The soles are showing way too much wear and need a resole asap. Also the uppers are quite worn in so they have taken the shape of the previous owner's foot (and not stored w/trees either). Cordovan is heavier, more durable and the Macneils show much less wear - best to go for those. I wouldn't touch the Ballys.
     
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    For $13 including shipping, your downside is pretty limited.

    Agreed but are they worth the time? I've heard Bally makes a good shoe but have never seen them and I'm not sure of the quality of the "Continentals"
     
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    The AEs are certainly nicer. I may be a bit thrown by the sellers use of the term, "vintage." I was a bit concerned that they were a little older than I was looking for. Do you agree that this is the Macneil?
     
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    the recrafting service as told by others, does not include cleaning or relining of the insold.
    so even though they may make the upper leather look newer, you will still have the previous owner's DNA slime inside the shoe.
     
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    The AEs are certainly nicer. I may be a bit thrown by the sellers use of the term, "vintage." I was a bit concerned that they were a little older than I was looking for. Do you agree that this is the Macneil?

    Yes, it's a classic wingtip. They haven't changed much in the past hundred years +
     
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    hmmm, with respect to the AE auction, the first picture shows a balmoral wingtip, second picture shaows a blucher long-wingtip. the macneil is a blucher long-wingtip, but you might want to make sure which shoe is actually being offered.
     
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    hmmm, with respect to the AE auction, the first picture shows a balmoral wingtip, second picture shaows a blucher long-wingtip. the macneil is a blucher long-wingtip, but you might want to make sure which shoe is actually being offered.

    Good point. Hadn't even noticed that.
     
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    hmmm, with respect to the AE auction, the first picture shows a balmoral wingtip, second picture shaows a blucher long-wingtip. the macneil is a blucher long-wingtip, but you might want to make sure which shoe is actually being offered.

    Good catch! I will ask. I find his description interesting, "IF YOU LIKE ALLEN EDMONDS SHOES AND WOULD LIKE A GOOD COMFORTABLE PAIR FOR OUTSIDE WORK OR TO JUST KICK AROUND IN,THAN THESE MAY BE FOR YOU."

    Those don't look like the kind of shoes that I would wear while doing outside work.
     
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    I wouldn't pay more than a dollar over the starting bids. Those are some tried dogs.
     
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    I wouldn't pay more than a dollar over the starting bids. Those are some tried dogs.

    To which pair are you referring? I assume you speaking to the pair of Bally's. How about the AEs
     
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    I received a reply on the Macneil's. The shoes for auction are the second pair.
     
  19. Red Herringbone

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    How about one more go?

    I'm planning on buying my first pair of quality shoes, and I've decided that I want a burgandy full brogue oxford. I've narrowed it down to the following three, but I can only afford one (believe or not [​IMG] ). Of the three which do you believe has the least wear on the soles and any opoinions on the stlying would be greatly appreciated.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/299-Allen-Edmond...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ALDEN-Leather-Wi...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Polo-Ralph-Laure...QQcmdZViewItem
     
  20. edmorel

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    How about one more go?

    I'm planning on buying my first pair of quality shoes, and I've decided that I want a burgandy full brogue oxford. I've narrowed it down to the following three, but I can only afford one (believe or not [​IMG] ). Of the three which do you believe has the least wear on the soles and any opoinions on the stlying would be greatly appreciated.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/299-Allen-Edmond...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ALDEN-Leather-Wi...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Polo-Ralph-Laure...QQcmdZViewItem


    The polo's are the best made of the three (Crockett) but may turn out to be the most expensive also. I would try to get the Allen Edmonds if they stay that cheap as they are in good condition. If not, try and get the polo's for under $50. If you do that, you scored a classic pair of shoes that will outlast you. The Aldens, like most Aldens, are ugly and chunky. Quite frankly, both the AE's and the Polo's are shoes that you can be buried in (brown at a funeral [​IMG] ).
     

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