I am a reader of Heavy Tweed Jacket's blog and enjoy his knack for history and all things americana. His old scans of J.Press catalogs killed me! Great stuff all around. I'm glad he's started posting again and with his first in couple months, He describes how he recently went to the Allen Edmonds factory store and the factory. I am jealous. I would love a pair of AE loafers but they are a bit pricey - tho not bad considering the price of the pair of Common Projects I'm currently lusting over is double what a pair of comparable AE's would cost. Maybe I'll just have to make a road trip like HTJ to the CP factory store somewhere in Italy and get myself a deal.