- May 11, 2018
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9117’s. One of my favorites. They never made them better (before or since) than the way they did between 82 and 90.Today’s choice: Allen Edmonds MacNeils from 1985. Black cashmere calf with the telltale all caps ALLEN EDMONDS logo on the sole and insole.
They need new heels, which I will likely trust to my local pedestrian cobbler. He has lost the right to work on my favorite shoes, but I’m pretty sure he can put a new rubber toplift on a pair like this.
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I don’t know where Stollenwerk had them sourcing leather from, but it was some seriously next-level stuff (my 5 year old bench made Lobb’s aren’t made from stuff as good as what AE was using in the 80’s). Probably can’t even source leather like that anymore because it violates laws due to something horrible like keeping the cows in sealed bags or something.