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  • Fred G. Unn
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    Yeah bruschetta, I did. Over on SF I've seen some posters rave about pre-Prada Church's but I've never seen any. Some of the Church's models like the Consul and the Chetwynd are classics but hell if I know what they are doing with some of the newer designs. Especially at those prices.


    (PSA - you can find Church's at Bluefly, just wait for an additional coupon code for shoes. Mr Porter also carries them and you can get lucky when they have their 70% off sale. I got a pair of Church's taupe suede wingtips last year, $560 retail I paid $168.)

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  • alan
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    Maybe people can pick them up when they go on clearance and just dye the stitching... If they really want patent wingtips.

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  • bruschetta
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    Fred G. Unn, you probably know this, but the Church's brand is owned by Prada.

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  • bennynojets
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    I kind of want these for my upcoming wedding. Also, there is an Art Deco style supper club across the street from where I live that I could see as a good venue for them.

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  • ravi
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    does the last prada one have sneaker laces? ewww

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  • Fred G. Unn
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    Perhaps they are to appeal to the same people who are buying these:


    http://www.church-footwear.com/en/UK...er-black-green

    http://www.church-footwear.com/en/UK...fume-antracite

    http://www.mrporter.com/product/325710

    http://store.prada.com/en/US/man/foo...E100_85M_F026A

    http://store.prada.com/en/US/man/foo...E098_P39_F0806

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  • bruschetta
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    Alan, that's a great description.


    Allen Edmonds has been designing some strange shoes lately. I'm not sure what audience the Times Square shoes are intended to appeal to.

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  • MikeAD91
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    If the white is too skeletony, there is a red version and a blue version...

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  • alan
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    Reminds me of a halloween skeleton costume.

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  • trash
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    No event in particular, it's a "fashion" shoe like most of these AE WebGems. I wouldn't wear it myself, but I guess there is a market for shoes like this (though I wouldn't think it's the typical AE buyer...)

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  • MikeAD91
    started a topic Allen Edmonds "Times Square" Patent Leather

    Allen Edmonds "Times Square" Patent Leather



    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6209_1_40000000001_-1


    What event is formal enough to require a tux, but informal enough that a shoe like that would be acceptable?


    (serious question, although I'm sure a lot will hate those shoes)

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