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Love those Kennys!  Should have done up a Navy shell...

Thanks! These are the Dundees, though. I may wear the Kennies Sunday night to my concert
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@JSO1 - I wasn't a happy camper either. I had my hopes up when the ads included the Normandy, but found out from CAC that the B34 is larger than the 809 (Gobi), and they don't go lower than 7D - so similar to most Italian collection shoes, I think I'm SOL.


Call the factory on the phone.  They have made up plenty of 6EEEs for me that are not offered on the website, and they've also honored sale prices.

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Thanks for all the help!  Leaning towards picking up a 2nds warwick in oxblood. Anyone happen to have any pics of the oxblood in the wild? Curious to see what it looks like in person

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Forgot to snap my PC PoD this morning...
Crazy how big these feel (volume in toebox), despite dropping down 1/2 length from my 65 size.
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Thanks! These are the Dundees, though. I may wear the Kennies Sunday night to my concert

 

Damn you're right.  Still love the Kennys you have!

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OK, I will play too. Bryons on a Friday. Is the drink sacreligious?

 

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OK, I will play too. Bryons on a Friday. Is the drink sacreligious?



A big gulp of Mountain Dew? I'd call that sacrelicious.
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OK, I will play too. Bryons on a Friday. Is the drink sacreligious?



Haha I've posted without coffee...you're good. And probably wired in a similar fashion once you're done with that thing!
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I'm playing. Burgundy Sheltons today.

 

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Guys, I heard a rumor from an SA I've done business with that cordovan will be excluded from RDA sale discounts. Has anyone else heard the same thing?
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OK, I will play too. Bryons on a Friday. Is the drink sacreligious?

 

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Nice.  I love my Byrons -- wish they would bring them back.

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Guys, I heard a rumor from an SA I've done business with that cordovan will be excluded from RDA sale discounts. Has anyone else heard the same thing?

Mine said "no discount on Shell 1sts...all 2nds $399"...and she was certain - for whatever that's worth..

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Storytime...skip unless you're bored smile.gif

So I go to the thrift stores around here quite often in the hopes of finding neat old things. Unfortunately I've very rarely found anything to buy, especially considering how often I go.

I always take a look at the men's shoes and cross my fingers I'll find some old cordovan shoes or anything worthwhile. I've never once found a pair of shoes in any size that was noteworthy. I'm not really in a high-fashion region. This leaves me wondering why I force myself to look at those horrid second-hand shoes that were Chinese garbage when they were new.

Well a couple days ago I finally had a stroke of luck. A pair of oxblood Park Aves - in my exact size - first quality - barely worn - for 10 bucks!

I don't currently have any Park Aves or oxblood balmorals, so this is a great addition to my wardrobe.

The only sign of wear on the uppers is a small scuff on one of the toes. I think it should disappear with a little polish.

Anybody else have any luck in the shoe department at the thrift shops lately?

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So, I've been lurking through a few threads lately, including this one, and the mainstream consensus now seems to be that Allen Edmonds is using cardboard in its heels, rather than stacked leather(?)....

so I guess my question is: does it not concern anyone else that an already budget shoe company with spotty quality control, seems to be moving toward even cheaper production methods despite multiple price hikes over the last couple of years or so?...

I wont pretend to be a cobbler or a shoe construction expert, but am I the only one who views this as a problematic trend? If so, this seems like a concern that should be conveyed to AE directly as vehemently as the desire for a particular MTO makeup project or the yearning for a short wing blucher or whatever...maybe even more important than either of those...

Because In my eyes, this is not just a matter of wanting a better product, it also would be a way to measure AE's present level of commitment to integrity as a brand through how they respond to such customer feedback.
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So, I've been lurking through a few threads lately, including this one, and the mainstream consensus now seems to be that Allen Edmonds is using cardboard in its heels, rather than stacked leather(?)....

so I guess my question is: does it not concern anyone else that an already budget shoe company with spotty quality control, seems to be moving toward even cheaper production methods despite multiple price hikes over the last couple of years or so?...

I wont pretend to be a cobbler shoe construction expert, but am I the only one who views this as a problematic trend? If so, this seems like a concern that should be conveyed to AE directly as vehemently as the desire for a particular MTO makeup project or the yearning for a short wing blucher or whatever...maybe even more important than either of those...

Because In my eyes, this is not just a matter of wanting a better product, it also would be a way to measure AE's present level of commitment to integrity as a brand through how they respond to such customer feedback.

It does bother me that they are using inferior products like cardboard heels, lower leather quality compared other brands in similar price range. I like the company, but they seem to making shortcuts on materials. That is why I moved on to other brands like Carmina. I think they are relying on their reputation and getting away with the shortcuts.
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