Odradek

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Just wondering if Brooks Brothers versions of Allen Edmonds shoes qualify for recrafting back at the factory..
Can't see why not, as that's where they're made, but you never know.
 

eagle2250

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Indeed, if the BB version of an AE design is one of their welted designs, they generally can be recrafted by AE.
 

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Seems I've read somewhere (most likely on here) that they do not qualify. But I'm with the OP, I can't see why they wouldn't.
 

Odradek

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I've e-mailed Allen Edmonds, but being a weekend I won't get an answer until Monday.

There should be no impediment to them being recrafted by Allen Edmonds, but, they are sol by a different retailer.
Only thinking of it as I'm probably going to buy some MacNeils from the Shoebank, and the Brooks Brothers version is a lot less expensive.
 
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Flanderian

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I've e-mailed Allen Edmonds, but being a weekend I won't get an answer until Monday.

There should be no impediment to them being recrafted by Allen Edmonds, but, they are sol by a different retailer.
Only thinking of it as I'm probably going to buy some MacNeils from the Shoebank, and the Brooks Brothers version is a lot less expensive.
Brooks is less expensive than AE shoe bank?
 

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If the AE version is recraftable, the BB version is too... I asked this very question 3 weeks ago when I picked up a pair of black BB "strands" at the AE outlet in destin...
 

4dgt90

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I picked up some BB branded Strands from the AE Shoebank last month. They came from AE in an AE box with an AE receipt.

... but, they are sol[d] by a different retailer...
 

Odradek

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I picked up some BB branded Strands from the AE Shoebank last month. They came from AE in an AE box with an AE receipt.

Thanks.
I've e-mailed Allen Edmonds but they haven't got back to me yet, however your experience answers the question I think.
 

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My understanding is that it's the construction of the shoe (eg: welted sole vs rubber soled driving shoes) and whether it's ever been modified by a 3rd party cobbler (let's say, had the soles replaced by a non-AE shop) that determines the recraftability at AE.
 
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