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post #16 of 51057
I have the Park Avenue, McClain (brown and beige spectator), Jackson, and Capri. I get tons of compliments for the Capri. Got it for around $70 at Nordstrom Rack, and made in Italy!
post #17 of 51057
Looks like a lot of new models are on the same last as the AE Bel Air...........it's definitely a step in the right direction. I'd consider buying a pair at steep discount ($150-$190)
post #18 of 51057
I have a pair of black Brantleys that I got on ebay recently. One of my favourites at the moment

post #19 of 51057
What can I say? I've got 42 pairs of A-Es. The vast majority of these are seconds, often closeouts, purchased for $129 or sometimes less. As far as I am concerned, no shoes come close to A-E for a consistent quality/price/value ratio. I see a lot of more expensive shoes in places like Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island, but none of them are such as to make me feel rueful that I have got A-Es instead of the much more expensive items.
post #20 of 51057
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
What can I say? I've got 42 pairs of A-Es. The vast majority of these are seconds, often closeouts, purchased for $129 or sometimes less. As far as I am concerned, no shoes come close to A-E for a consistent quality/price/value ratio. I see a lot of more expensive shoes in places like Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island, but none of them are such as to make me feel rueful that I have got A-Es instead of the much more expensive items.

I notice you did not have comfort listed in the bolded sentence. The McAllister shoes I recently purchased are by far the most uncomfortable shoe I have had. The only thing comfortable about them was the price.

I guess I am a little behind on my AE knowledge, but this black inner sole is not comfortable.
post #21 of 51057
I have had a few pairs of AEs and find them very comfortble for the Aussie (thong wearing) foot. I have a pair of brown mesh Lauderdales which get a lot of work in the Aussie summer for parties etc and get the compliments.
post #22 of 51057
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Originally Posted by shiftless_bum View Post
I have a pair of black Brantleys that I got on ebay recently. One of my favourites at the moment



I actually bid on these. Since I did not win them, I am glad that a fellow forum member won them.
post #23 of 51057
I love the vintage nylon mesh and leather shoes that the CEO has on his blog.

http://allenedmondsblog.blogspot.com/

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AUAjotvpad.../Strawfuts.png
post #24 of 51057
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
my collection
at 24 years old i hope i can be wearing most of these well into my life
Back Row (L-R): Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co. - Allen Edmonds Redding - Loake Kempton
Front Row (L-R): Allen Edmonds Stratton - Allen Edmonds Hale - Allen Edmonds Redding - Allen Edmonds Park Avenue



The AE Stratton semi brogue looks very nice. The AE site advertises a new 270 welt construction on some of their shoes.
post #25 of 51057
My first AE was the Strand in Chestnut, which I really like. Since then, I've added four pairs, paying about $130 for each. I'd love to be able to be able to step up to C&J, Alden and above, but I really like the AEs that I have now, and I'll probably continue adding to that collection.
post #26 of 51057
i have no problems with AE's but i only go with the sleeker models as pictured above...
post #27 of 51057
Allen Edmond Randolph in Shell Cordovan and Mavlern Suede I get a lot of wear out of the Randolphs. MaClain Weybridge
post #28 of 51057
The top 5 AE shoes are:

1) Mora
2) Mora
3) Mora
4) Mora
5) Mora
post #29 of 51057
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Originally Posted by NMW1982 View Post
what were you wearing before?

KMart shoes... little did I know.
post #30 of 51057
Thread Starter 
A listing of my AE 'army' to date:
  • Bradley (Chili)
  • Bradley (Black)
  • Woodstock (2 tone)
  • Kingsley (Mirror Black)
  • Mora (Black)
  • Mora (Brown)
  • Birmingham (Black)
  • Walton (Black)
  • Denton (Chili)
  • Wingham (Black)
  • Bel Air (Walnut)
  • MacNeil (Pebbled Black)
  • Grayson (Black)
  • Ashton (Chili)
  • Lloyd (Pebbled Cognac)
  • Taunton (Brown Suede)
I (at 200lbs) am on my feet for about 2/3 of the day and all of my AE's are very comfortable. None of my AE's see bad weather (except the rubber soled Ashtons) and all are a joy to wear. Cheers to the AE lovers! Share your lists & photos if you can. I'll post some pics later.
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