or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 812

post #12166 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Yeah, we are talking about used shoes here, not AE firsts or seconds (read through the string about him trying to decide if he should keep his used shoes).  Are you asking if I think AE should put trees in their shoes before they are sold?  Absolutely not.  Perhaps in a perfect world, but that would drive the cost of shoes a lot higher with negligible benefits. 

He's asking whether you are advising the poster to return his used shoes to the seller on EBay.  I'm assuming the seller in question must have a return policy for this to even be in discussion.

post #12167 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

He's asking whether you are advising the poster to return his used shoes to the seller on EBay.  I'm assuming the seller in question must have a return policy for this to even be in discussion.

Right, I'm asking if you think he should try to return the shoes to the previous owner (reasonable unless "no returns" was advertised) or to AE (unreasonable).
post #12168 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by mingus2112 View Post

A couple pages back I mentioned my walnut strands with some to curling issues. I'm 90% sure i'm going to return them (they are previously owned), but before I lose out on $20 in shipping costs (to me and then shipping back), i'll post some photos of what i'm talking about. Maybe I'm just not used to strands. Maybe they're like this.
So the first photo is them with shoe trees in them. The actually look pretty nice. This is similar to the pictures I saw when I bought them. The shoe trees hide the curl and most of the creases:

Nice right? Here's a side shot with them and how the sole looks from the side:

Well here they are (still with shoe trees in) next to my Park Avenues. Granted, my Park Avenues are an 11.5C and the Strands are a 12B (both fit me nicely), but should there be this much difference in how much gap there is between the toe and the floor?

And here they are toe to toe with the park aves. Notice how much higher the toe is on the strands:

And then here they are, toe to toe again, after walking in them for a minute - no shoe trees:

Just got crazy! Here they are from the top with the creases:

The don't look so bad with the creases in the photo above, but when you get farther away they start to kinda look like cowboy boots. like this:


So that's the story. I'm sure i'm over stressing. Maybe I should return them and stop fussing. I'm just really bummed that they aren't working out as i'd hoped and that i'm going to lose out on $20 shipping. There's also this issue on the inside of the right shoe - seems like perhaps someone stretched them a bit? The general stiffness of them seems MUCH softer than my park avenues of cliftons. They both have creasing, but they are so much harder to flex.

Thoughts? Comments? Wisecracks? Keep or send back? I'm not opposed to recrafting in the FUTURE, but as of right now that would make them cost almost as much as just buying seconds.
-J

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

He's asking whether you are advising the poster to return his used shoes to the seller on EBay.  I'm assuming the seller in question must have a return policy for this to even be in discussion.

 

Sorry, I didn't see how that was misunderstood.  The whole conversation was started by Mingus asking if we thought he should keep them or return them.  I said I thought he was justified in returning them.  Obviously you can't buy used shoes from someone off of ebay and then send them back to AE.  puzzled.gif

post #12169 of 52404
g.michael did you go true to size or size down for the Patriots? Please share how they fit.

I'm 24 and wear slim cut pants and shirts yet don't see how that works against a penny loafer.
post #12170 of 52404
Mingus, you're a good sport. I did find the pictures entertaining. Thanks for posting them.

The shoes just look used to me. The creases on the inside at the ball suggest the original owner had flat feet.

I do think you'll save yourself time and money just buying new shoes and seconds.
post #12171 of 52404
I got quoted $264 for Patriot seconds. I was hoping around $150-$200. Maybe during Black Friday?
post #12172 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post


these look too narrow for you. if i remember correctly, some japanese magazine mentioned about 1 cm of spacing between the quarters at the throat as being the balmoral ideal. it's just an opinion, but i think that's about right. these for certain don't come in wide widths?

 

Well, just came back from the BB store and was reminded of again that their selection is really narrow. They only have the fifth avenue and strand in widths other than D; park and mccallister only come in D width. The peal by CJ also all came in D width.

 

I ended up exchanging the mccallister for the following wingtip, antique tan, in 10D by paying the difference:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Lightweight-Wingtips/426H________ANTN_08___D___,default,pd.html?omnpp=recently%20viewed

 

Probably not a great choice considering the color is very similar to my walnut strand but given the selection, it was either this or pay another $320 for a shell, and I don't quite like the cut of the BB shell (made by Alden I believe).

post #12173 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

g.michael did you go true to size or size down for the Patriots? Please share how they fit.

I ordered true to size (11B) after discussing the issue with AE. It's a gamble since it's a new last, so we will know tomorrow.
post #12174 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Mingus, you're a good sport. I did find the pictures entertaining. Thanks for posting them.
The shoes just look used to me. The creases on the inside at the ball suggest the original owner had flat feet.
I do think you'll save yourself time and money just buying new shoes and seconds.

Thanks - I have tried new ones on in the store and never remembered the toe box being this "cowboy boot" like. My main reason for posting wasn't "should I return these damaged shoes." It was more like "I see these shoes are more worn that I've seen in the past - and is this upward point normal for the strands?" The damn things look fantastic in shoe trees - which is why there was a question at all whether or not to keep them. But i'm not buying decorations here!

Also didn't mean to derail the thread - and didn't mean to imply that i'd send these back to AE (other than recrafting - which I DID mention in a post. . .but only that it wouldn't be economical to do now). I obviously meant returning to the original seller (who has no problem taking them back).

I'm sitting here at my desk with them on (brought them to the office to shoot pictures so I figured i'd try them on one last time) and damned if they don't look fine when i scrunch my toes! LOL Anyway, i'll be boxing them up and sending them back. Hopefully there will be a killer black friday deal on strands seconds! wink.gif

-J
post #12175 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post


Sorry, I didn't see how that was misunderstood.  The whole conversation was started by Mingus asking if we thought he should keep them or return them.  I said I thought he was justified in returning them.  Obviously you can't buy used shoes from someone off of ebay and then send them back to AE.  puzzled.gif

Agreed, but I swear I've heard people suggest that before here and in the Alden thread, so I was just checking.
post #12176 of 52404

How do you guys get informed of the Shoebank sales? I have seen flyers for the different sales sprinkled through the forum but I'm not on here all the time and tend to catch the sales too late. I have tried to inquire through the Shoebank email but have not heard back after a couple requests for info and a few days.

post #12177 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

 

Well, just came back from the BB store and was reminded of again that their selection is really narrow. They only have the fifth avenue and strand in widths other than D; park and mccallister only come in D width. The peal by CJ also all came in D width.

 

I ended up exchanging the mccallister for the following wingtip, antique tan, in 10D by paying the difference:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Lightweight-Wingtips/426H________ANTN_08___D___,default,pd.html?omnpp=recently%20viewed

 

Probably not a great choice considering the color is very similar to my walnut strand but given the selection, it was either this or pay another $320 for a shell, and I don't quite like the cut of the BB shell (made by Alden I believe).

 

Those are pretty sharp looking.  Hope you enjoy them.  Are those the same maker as the black captoes you bought from BB? 

post #12178 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Those are pretty sharp looking.  Hope you enjoy them.  Are those the same maker as the black captoes you bought from BB? 

Yes they are the same maker, which is why I opted for them knowing they will fit despite being fairly snug out of the box. The shoes stretch out quite a bit due to the leather being incredibly soft. I plan to put on some flushed metal taps on them because the leathers on the sole is much thinner than the English shoemakers, and I walk with a very pronounced toe pushoff.

 

From the heel of the shoe, it looks like it's made by Sutor Mantellassi but I can't get a confirmation from anyone. No one in BB knows, not the shoe salesman nor those online working for BB.

post #12179 of 52404

Anyone see the web gems they have going on right now?  Pretty crazy contrast stitching wingtips.  http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_120552_120552_134307_subcategory

The black and white could go well with a tux, but they are pretty flashy regardless.

post #12180 of 52404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhors2 View Post

Anyone see the web gems they have going on right now?  Pretty crazy contrast stitching wingtips.  http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_120552_120552_134307_subcategory

The black and white could go well with a tux, but they are pretty flashy regardless.

 

The webgems are all kitsch; I ignore their existence.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread