I can see the point of a yearly dedicated Allen Edmonds umbrella thread - sorta what I'm inclined to do right now, for the reasons above.
Is there any one willing to make the first post and write a little FAQ to guide new members so that we don't get as much older member/new member comflicts?
One thing that would be helpful in these active fora would be to have persistent links to hall of fame/ faq posts. I think it was 2012 when I signed up because I needed to buy some new clothes. I had started buying on ebay and kept seeing the same sellers and when I googled them, I found they congregated here in the buying and selling forum.
I spent hours reading about clothing. I was 55 at the time and made it through life without knowing a lot of basics. A short list? Shell Cordovan, lasts, Oxford, Derby, Balmoral, Blucher, Goodyear, Blake, Glued, Top-grain, full-grain, dainite, Alden, other than Clarks and Doc Marteens I didn't know a single English shoemaker, tiger shark, saphir, a size difference in width is only 3/16" but in circumference, "snuff", hierarchy of shoe formality come to mind for starters. And you don't even want my list for tailored clothes.
a bit of dedicated real estate at the top or side of the page taking folks to the to right threads would be helpful. Once you're here long enough, it becomes easier to find things, but in the beginning, it was a PITA finding the right threads.
I appreciate what you guys have done with the forum and you probably are rarely thanked, so I end by saying, Thank You.