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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

To be clear, this is a different mailing list than this one, right? How do we refer to it?

 

I was under the impression that the one you linked to is for regular AE notifications (not seconds).

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

To be clear, this is a different mailing list than this one, right? How do we refer to it?

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I was under the impression that the one you linked to is for regular AE notifications (not seconds).

Yes, different. The email on the website will get you retail store events and sales. Seconds from the outlets is completely separate.
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I need to give two enthusiastic thumbs up for the great & courteous service at the new Philadelphia store.. I ordered 3 pairs of shoes this week from there, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to drive in this week. Now I have a reason to drive into the city more often. It's going to be dangerous to my wallet.
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

I need to give two enthusiastic thumbs up for the great & courteous service at the new Philadelphia store.. I ordered 3 pairs of shoes this week from there, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to drive in this week. Now I have a reason to drive into the city more often. It's going to be dangerous to my wallet.

 

It's okay. If your wallet can't take the action, they sell wallets too.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Just an FYI, AE has more of their new Spring 2013 styles up. 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_120552_120552_109902_subcategory?utm_source=onsite&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=20130203_newstyles&utm_content=interrupter

 

So far my disappointment with the new offerings continues. sneaky2.gif  So far they seem to be emphasizing the cheap ae by Allen Edmonds, the Rough Collection (which has taken a turn for the worse in my opinion) and the orthotic line this year.  The Franciscan isn't too bad, but I'm just not a Monk wearer myself.  I've really been hoping for some new shoes that could fall into the Timeless Classics category, that can be worn with suits.  I guess if you need orthotics, there is cause to be excited.  Hopefully there is still hope for the regular high quality offerings. 


Don't see these on the website yet, but my local store had them on the front table.  Sales guy said they just came in.

 

 

 

(shoe on the right is a Neumok)

 

Looks like a suede McAllister with a red Vibram sole.  They feel a bit more sturdy (ie not "unstructured", and it's apparent in the photo above) than a Neumok and they are lined.  I don't remember the exact model name but it's something like Pidaggio.  I like them quite a bit and the $260 MSRP isn't too bad.  Almost impulse bought them but in the last two months, I've already bought Chili LaSalles, Black Park Avenues, and Walnut Strands.

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

you have to give them your email[/quotI
I'm assuming if they are site admins they could look at my profile and see my email but to make it easy, my email is cdmcallister@gmail.com
Thanks qual
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There's your confusion.

SA = sales associate, not site admin. It's an Allen Edmonds thing, not a styleforum thing.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

I got my Neumoks yesterday and I wanted to get y'all's opinion on some things. First, the toes kinda have a bump to them, I think the unlined part meets some toe cap structure. Is this normal?

 

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Why did no one answer this guy's question, especially those with lots of expertise/shoes? Well, I'm giving my opinion: The photos look really bad to me, even at seconds quality if you purchased them from AE via that route, and I would return them immediately.  No, that bump isn't supposed to be their and I'd be hugely annoyed by the obviousness of the torn welt.  

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Originally Posted by InHocSignio View Post

Why did no one answer this guy's question, especially those with lots of expertise/shoes? Well, I'm giving my opinion: The photos look really bad to me, even at seconds quality if you purchased them from AE via that route, and I would return them immediately.  No, that bump isn't supposed to be their and I'd be hugely annoyed by the obviousness of the torn welt.  

am i missing something here? don't all welted shoes have a seam? all of my aldens do.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

am i missing something here? don't all welted shoes have a seam? all of my aldens do.


yeah. Alden is the king of selling "seconds" as firsts. For the AE price, while not excusable, I would not sweat the welt but for Alden's price, its just sloppy, "lets make as many shoes as quickly as we can" work.
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Originally Posted by InHocSignio View Post

 

Why did no one answer this guy's question, especially those with lots of expertise/shoes? Well, I'm giving my opinion: The photos look really bad to me, even at seconds quality if you purchased them from AE via that route, and I would return them immediately.  No, that bump isn't supposed to be their and I'd be hugely annoyed by the obviousness of the torn welt.  

 

Thanks for the response. I actually got them from eBay from this post, and they're supposed to be first quality. Sadly, they don't have any more in 8.5D, so I probably won't be able to exchange them. Perhaps it wasn't meant to be. Maybe I would be better off making a custom brown-on-brown for $165 after $35 shoe donation discount.

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Originally Posted by cdmcallister View Post

1st post, quick question about the shoe bank. Do they always have seconds available or do they stock up and make an announcement about "sales"?

 

When they send you a list of the shoes they have available in a specific size, is the "retail price"listed on the spreadsheet the actual price now or is there an even deeper discount? I had them send me a list of seconds and closeouts a couple of weeks ago but I'll have to have them do it again as I wasn't able to pull the trigger (haven't been able to get to a AE store to verify sizing).

 

Love this thread although it took me a week and a half to get through the 1000+ pages.

 

Just starting to build a business casual wardrobe and daddy needs some new shoes!

All the outlets have access to the same list of shoes.  Any outlet can help you with a list.

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Originally Posted by lostron View Post

On that same note, are there any outlet sales going on?

No not right now.  The Souls 4 Souls starts tomorrow.  Donate a pair of shoes and get $35 off a new pair of shoes.  Jville 740-948-9033

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Originally Posted by uunngghh View Post

A SA confirmed that the Soles4Souls promo works for 2nds.  Donate a pair of any used shoes and get $35 off any pair of Allen Edmonds, including seconds.

Just doesn't apply to clearance or discounted shoes.  Must be a full 2nd quality price shoe.

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A picture of the family:
9D in the black Bayfield was too tight, so I got rid of them and replaced with the black eagle county, which was probably one of the best AE purchases I have ever made. The leather is quite nice, and takes a nice kiwi shine.

In the picture:
1. Vintage Fifth Avenues - oxblood/mahogany calf, muted with cordovan colored polish
2. Eagle County - black calf
3. Daltons - brand new in Grey calf
4. Daltons - chocolate brown calf
5. Daltons - walnut calf
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