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Been away for a few weeks, but thought I'd contribute to the new year!

 

I have a hard time tracking when I purchased my AEs between late 2013 and 2014. I started in 2012 with just a Park Avenue and McTavish and it kind of blew up when I discovered the forum in 2013. To be honest, since the MTO program went away, I've been less attracted to the stock make ups so, unless I see a really enticing AE GMTO, I'm likely done with AE purchases for the time being. I'm actually trying to unload some since I have way too many wingtips. Still love the community and will be participating as much as I can. Here's to a 2015 AE lineup that makes me change my mind!

 

AE Purchases 2013/2014:

1. Neumok - Snuff Suede

2. Dalton - Burgundy Shell

3. Dalton - Walnut Shell

4. McAllister - Walnut

5. Strand MTO - Brown Shell

6. RL Sanderson - Brown

7. RL Saunders - Tan/Walnut

8. Malvern - Brown Suede

9. Promontory Point - Golden Brown CXL

10. Jefferson - Brown Shell

11. Norwich - Brown - Sold

12. McAllister - Burgundy Shell - Sold

13. Leeds - Burgundy Shell - Sold

14. Park Avenue - Burgundy Shell - Sold

 

Non-AE Purchases:

1. Cheaney Imperial x Andrew Lock - Beaulieu/Beaumont - Black

2. Crockett and Jones Hallam - Black

3. Alfred Sargent Hatton - Black

4. Crockett and Jones Marlow Wingtip - Brown Shell

5. Alfred Sargent Moore - Cherry

6. Tricker's Bourton - Blue Suede

 

On the way:

1. Carmina 757 Split Toe GMTO - Brown Scotchgrain

2. Allen Edmonds Eagle Country GMTO - Brown Grain (for the fiance)

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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post

I feel their shoes are alright but it gets on my nerves when people talk like these shoes are the best quality when in fact they are entry level/basic shoes.
You're suprised that people rave about a brand in an appreciation thread? Piss off
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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post
 

I feel their shoes are alright but it gets on my nerves when people talk like these shoes are the best quality when in fact they are entry level/basic shoes.


LOL this probably isn't the thread for you then.

 

I think you'll find that most regulars here are well aware of the quality of AE relative to other brands, and chose to buy AE for a combination of factors, including price, a wide array of fittings and widths, convenience, availability in the US, and customer service.

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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post
 

I am a huge fan of Allen Edmond's and that is why I am here.

 

I just think it is rather silly to say they are the best quality when the opposite is more to the truth. 

 

well welcome then...

 

however your statement is odd...in terms of opposite is more the truth? So you think they are closer to the worst shoes made?

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Obvious troll is obvious.

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Ok. Need some BB strand size advise. I size a 12D but size down to 11.5D in 5 last since the length is spot on. Now with the poron I fear that I'll get an ever greater lace gap. E width is swimming in the heel so that's out. Will the poron settle and the calf stretch enough to make up a little? Leanings towards the 12D for the little extra width.

This a cordovan Jeff in 11.5D


Calf PA in 12D


Now that I think about it the Jeff would have the Indy insole which might be comparable in volume to the poron. Any opinions?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post

What I mean is, when comparing something, it would be futile to compare anything to something else which is not in it's field. 

In that case, you're the one that's more hyperbolic than those that say they are the best. AE is easily in the upper echelon of the shoe world. Top 5-10% in terms of quality.

The problem is that you're only comparing AE to their highest end competitors. Of course John Lobb and Edward Green are better quality. They ought to be at quadruple the price.

It's like saying a 1968 Corvette is a terrible car because Lamborghinis and Ferraris exist, completely ignoring the fact that Pontiac Azteks, Ford Pintos, and Yugos exist.
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Quote CSmitty:
Ok. Need some BB strand size advise. I size a 12D but size down to 11.5D in 5 last since the length is spot on. Now with the poron I fear that I'll get an ever greater lace gap. E width is swimming in the heel so that's out. Will the poron settle and the calf stretch enough to make up a little? Leanings towards the 12D for the little extra width.

 

I am not an AE/BB expert, but your 11.5's look fine to my eye.  For what it is worth, I haven't really noticed any stretching or poron setting in my BB strands to make them fit bigger than when they were new (have had them for over a year).  If they have, it is subtle.  

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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post
 

My I ask you one question please?

 

May I ask you your opinion on a shoe company which AE shoes are better than?

 

Is anyone here actually claiming that AEs are better than Alfred Sargent, Crockett & Jones, much less Edward Green or John Lobb? I don't think so, and I don't think you can quote anyone saying that either.

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Is there a competition going on? I've been posting on this thread for more than a year and haven't seen anyone mentioned "AE shoes are the best."
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Is there a competition going on? I've been posting on this thread for more than a year and haven't seen anyone mentioned "AE shoes are the best."

Maybe if it was followed up with "bang for your buck". Because no one can hold a candle to AE in that regard. If Meermin's customer service wasn't god awful and if they had retailers in the US so there was less of a guessing game on sizing, they could maybe challenge them.
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Does AE make anything like their old Bayfield, or RRL Bowery, etc.  A captoe boot?  Or can they still be found anywhere else?  I can't get Carmina priced stuff right now.

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Originally Posted by Jacob Levi View Post
 

I feel their shoes are alright but it gets on my nerves when people talk like these shoes are the best quality when in fact they are entry level/basic shoes.

 

Please find a post where someone has mentioned that Allen Edmonds are the "best quality" in comparison to all of the other brands mentioned on these forums.

 

I'll wait.

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Originally Posted by Rugger View Post

Got a nice fat gift card to AE for christmas. Who wants to decide what I buy? Here is what I currently have:

Park - Black
Park - Brown
Larchmont like shortwing - Walnut (can't remember which model, discontinued)
Delray - Walnut
Mora 2.0 - Burnished Brown


I would like something that can be work with a suit but also with trousers/coat.


What say you?!?

Any other opinions besides McAllister in Merlot?

Is there an AE rep on SF?
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