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    Clarks/Bostonian made in USA: anyone know these?

    https://www.clarksusa.com/c/No16-Plain/p/26137125

    Woah. When did these happen? GYW, made in NY, available in wide sizes, and look pretty sharp! Not too sure about that price, though. Anyone know anything?

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    Curious what kind of leather they use. That definitely is a surprise coming out of that brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbysmalls View Post
    https://www.clarksusa.com/c/No16-Plain/p/26137125

    Woah. When did these happen? GYW, made in NY, available in wide sizes, and look pretty sharp! Not too sure about that price, though. Anyone know anything?
    I think I noticed about a year ago. I think I figured out who makes them for Bostonian, but I forget now.

    I think I need to add a pair to my "want it" list.

    They also have a long wing tip derby and a boot:

    https://www.clarksusa.com/bostonian/...he-usa/c/bos11
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    I'm always happy to see brands offering USA-made shoes, but if you're going to spend that much, you might as well go another $100 and get Aldens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the passenger View Post
    I'm always happy to see brands offering USA-made shoes, but if you're going to spend that much, you might as well go another $100 and get Aldens.
    I was thinking similarly too. With that price, I wonder how it compares to AE stuff in general.

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    There's so little information on these.

    https://robbreport.com/style/footwea...shoes-2816900/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...rks_bostonian/


    I think a pair from Alden is on my collection list above these.

    But maybe I should rethink that. So few people seem to be buying them (the lack of reviews suggests that), maybe they won't be around long.
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    [QUOTE=mebejoseph;313435] I think I figured out who makes them for Bostonian, but I forget now.
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    I am almost positive that this small company is making them for bostonian, unless there are some other boot manufacturer in Buffalo that I can't find.

    their BOOTS 100% look like the bostonian ones. i'm not sure about the rest. I sure don't know where else they'd make them.

    https://www.parkhurstbrand.com/shop/
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I think I figured out who makes them for Bostonian, but I forget now.
    I am almost positive that this small company is making them for bostonian, unless there are some other boot manufacturer in Buffalo that I can't find.

    their BOOTS 100% look like the bostonian ones. i'm not sure about the rest. I sure don't know where else they'd make them.

    https://www.parkhurstbrand.com/shop/
    Yes, that's the one I found as well. I'm bookmarking now so I don't forget. Thanks.

    Also, I'm shooting them an email and asking if they are making the shoes for Bostonian.
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    @evanparker,

    The owner of Parkhurst wrote me back and said that he's not making them.

    He did seem like a nice guy and was wondering why we thought he was the one. I told him location, construction, and style.

    But maybe he knows other manufacturers in upstate New York and will write back.
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