- Nov 25, 2017
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They’re also misidentified as MacNeils—but they are from the 80’s judging by the “handcrafted world of AE” on the insoles and I really love the ones you clued me to from the 80’s but $300 is too much by a lot. I’d keep searching “brown AE oxfords” and hope to stumble across an undervalued “secret shell”!Great stuff. Thanks so much. I have three pair from the 80s - Strands (88), shell MacNeil (88), Nassau shark (83). I also have some St George boots (currently at Bedo’s) from either ‘70 or ‘71. I agree that the 80s quality is supreme. I have The Bartlett from just a couple of years ago that I like quite a bit but the craftsmanship is not close to the earlier vintage.
Here’s the pair of Cambridge I was looking at. Thoughts besides that they are way overpriced?