- Feb 10, 2007
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I also recently bought a new pair of Bostonians, and they were manufactured and finished in a way I could only describe as shameful. The only thing that was presentable about them was the welt- which was reasonably executed and had a somewhat high stitch density. The shoe was otherwise a disgrace. Caveat emptor I guess.One final vintage violation in the name of “Where are they now?” status of USA heritage brand attempts at restoring their tarnished image. As I had noted last week,I was successfully “weaseled”(as they say on the AE thread) by @suitforcourt into buying a pair of new Bostonians made in USA plain toe bluchers. I’m quite impressed at the fit and quality. I’m including a series of pics of the various details. The leather is very nice and they are extremely comfortable with good arch support,They compare favorably with a modern AE Leeds. View attachment 1365439View attachment 1365440View attachment 1365441View attachment 1365442View attachment 1365443View attachment 1365444View attachment 1365445View attachment 1365446
Ok. Here’s something for you.Given that it's my birthday, I am invoking rule number 1 of the group: post your shoe porn.
I have also started a change.org petition for weekly vcleat articles. Us shut ins need a respite.
Quiet celebrations today. Getting fried chicken and cake for lunch. And then Cantonese take out for dinner.
It will be the maiden voyage of a pair of rebuilt Blundstones today.
Wishing you all a great start to the weekend. With the stay at home order, I hope everyone is staying sane!
Yes, I believe the Crown Aristocraft was their top of the line shoe. I have a pair of shell wingtips and they are equal in quality to Alden 975s I've sold. My shoes are 35 years old according to the seller, who included a nice handwritten note telling me he bought them at the start of his career back in the mid 80's. A lot depends on condition too of course.Can anyone tell me if Johnston and Murphy Crown Aristocrats are any good? I’ve never owned J&M but love the classic North American factories. I’d love to know where they stand in comparison to Alden/AE/Footjoy etc.
I have a few pair of J&A Aristocrats. Very well made. I have a pair of NOS boots.Can anyone tell me if Johnston and Murphy Crown Aristocrats are any good? I’ve never owned J&M but love the classic North American factories. I’d love to know where they stand in comparison to Alden/AE/Footjoy etc.