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So I've decided to definitively answer my own question about the colors of brown shell Strands versus Dark Brown shell Dundees; I've decided to add to the family - Dundees have been ordered.  Will post a new picture with them to show the difference when I get them.  Also, I will add to the picture when I obtain some Cappuccino shell shoes. 

 

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

 

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

 

Now, that's just about the greatest thing you could have said. I've personally tried every maneuver in the book (online chat, emails and AE store sales staff) to get some snuff suede Strands and some sand-colored Neumoras (that one, I saw offered by Ball and Buck, but not in my size). I don't think I'm alone in searching for these and similar items, and being presented the opportunity to finally order them is astoundingly positive news. It's reassuring to hear a CEO so committed to serving the company's loyal consumer base. It doesn't feel like something you had/have to do, but it just cleared a few alternate brands off my wish list.

 

So, sincerely, I would to say, "thank you, sir." You'll probably hear from me very soon and for years to come.

 

I'll take Mr. Grangaard up on his offer.  I'll let everyone know how it works out.

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Originally Posted by benjaminroy View Post

Anyone have the McAllister in Burnished Merlot? I'm thinking they might be the next piece to add to my collection, which currently includes the walnut Strand and the Players Shoe in navy suede.

Background info: I'm self-employed, work in the entertainment industry (lighting and media production) so I never have to wear a suit, or even dress particularly nice (though I am making a lot more of an effort.) I'm in the early stages of building my wardrobe, and trying to work in as much versatility as possible. I wear the Strand a lot, frequently two days in a row, so I'd like to have another shoe to rotate in there.

I don't have McAllisters in burgundy but I just picked up a pair in Walnut. Gorgeous shoe:

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

Thanks for this, Paul. This is precisely the kind of service that keeps bringing me back to AE.
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul


Oh...in case anyone didn't know...Paul Grangaard is the fucking man. Steve Jobs...the Paul Grangaard of the computer industry...

Keep up the great work and thanks again for your service!
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

I have already sent an email with a custom request. As you may have seen, last week I got my Brown Shell Strands, but they really weren't brown, more of a brown/burgundy. I do love the color, but was, and still am jonesin for some lighter shell shoes. So, I have asked for a Walnut Shell, I believe Horween calls it truffle. The same color AE had the special Walnut Shells last year. I asked for either the Macneil or the William Williams in the Walnut Shell. Either would be beautiful. I will update with whatever response I get.

 

And I got to agree; Paul Grangaard is the f***ing man!

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So I've been looking at shell cordovan colors and I found some that I like: Natural, Whiskey, Blue, Green, and #4.  I know the Whiskey is standard fair for some shoemakers, but am I crazy to be thinking about shoes in the other four colors?  I guess my tastes are a little more on the colorful, seeing as one of my favorite pairs is the orange Horseman.  I wonder if AE will ever make shoes in those other colors...

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Paul - any hints on the next Web Gem?

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

This sounds like a great offer from Mr. Grangaard. I think I will be putting in a custom request and see what happens.

Thanks for the excellent customer support Paul!
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Originally Posted by robbrechter View Post

Use some saddle soap, especially on the parts under buckles, etc. I had the same issue with the same shoe/color and that did it for me.

Thank you for the suggestion! Will definitely try it out!
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So I've been looking at shell cordovan colors and I found some that I like: Natural, Whiskey, Blue, Green, and #4.  I know the Whiskey is standard fair for some shoemakers, but am I crazy to be thinking about shoes in the other four colors?  I guess my tastes are a little more on the colorful, seeing as one of my favorite pairs is the orange Horseman.  I wonder if AE will ever make shoes in those other colors...

 

Whiskey would be great, as would #4.  Good luck on the others.  I think with the shell shortage, it's just not likely.  Alden, for example, can't keep up with the demand in any of the "exotic" colors. AE's model seems to be different than Alden's though - AE procures the material from Horween first, then decides what shoe model to use with it, then offers it to the public.  I just keep pinging my contacts at AE and watching the webgems area and hoping... 

 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I have already sent an email with a custom request. As you may have seen, last week I got my Brown Shell Strands, but they really weren't brown, more of a brown/burgundy. I do love the color, but was, and still am jonesin for some lighter shell shoes. So, I have asked for a Walnut Shell, I believe Horween calls it truffle. The same color AE had the special Walnut Shells last year. I asked for either the Macneil or the William Williams in the Walnut Shell. Either would be beautiful. I will update with whatever response I get.

 

And I got to agree; Paul Grangaard is the f***ing man!

 

+1  One of the reasons I enjoy buying from Allen Edmonds - the customer service is outstanding.  I love seeing that the customer 1st attitude goes all the way to the top.  Just think: quality shoes that can last decades, made in the USA, top quality materials, and great customer service to top it all off!  That's a recipe for a great company.  

 

GOP - I hope they will be able to get you some walnut shell.  From my recollection, Walnut shell was different than Cappuccino (which Horween calls Truffle).  Similar, but the walnut is lighter with deep brown hues in it.  I think Cold Iron has a few great pictures comparing them - but here are a few I found... Walnut first, then Cappuccino.  I'm still kicking myself for not getting the cappuccino McAllisters... over a year later.

 

 

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Below: my walnut Daltons.  

Dalton2.jpg

 

 

 

 

Paul, thank you for taking the time to post here - I trust you will find a strong contingent of members here who are borderline nutty about your shoes, strong advocates of your brand and appreciate the time and attention.

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

This is just awesome! Thank you so much ...
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I work overseas so don't have the chance to try on a pair, but I could order them and have them waiting for my next short trip home. So-

 

Does anyone wear a Bass Weejun loafer, or Johnston and Murphy dress shoe such as a cap toe who wears the same size in the AE? I am a very consistent 8.5 in Cole-Haan, Bass, JM etc and would like to start with AE as a dress shoe- they have the variety to see me through any business shoe I require, and with the CEO offer on the table for custom that should handle anything else if I get bored! 

 

International shipping here is a nightmare, so bad option- no FedEx/UPS etc, government-owned shipping so total fubar and pricing is obscene...

 

 

So- anyone??

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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

I work overseas so don't have the chance to try on a pair, but I could order them and have them waiting for my next short trip home. So-

Does anyone wear a Bass Weejun loafer, or Johnston and Murphy dress shoe such as a cap toe who wears the same size in the AE? I am a very consistent 8.5 in Cole-Haan, Bass, JM etc and would like to start with AE as a dress shoe- they have the variety to see me through any business shoe I require, and with the CEO offer on the table for custom that should handle anything else if I get bored! 

International shipping here is a nightmare, so bad option- no FedEx/UPS etc, government-owned shipping so total fubar and pricing is obscene...


So- anyone??

I wear a 12D in J&M cap toes and a 12D in Allen Edmonds Park Ave.
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Considering that even the company CEO is now reading StyleForum to hear about and get feedback on AE shoes, I for one am curious about the recrafting service. If anyone has sent their shoes in for this, maybe post up with pictures of the before and after, talk about the overall experience and time to get this done, results? Suggestions? It sounds like a good idea, to spend 20-25% of the cost of the shoes to get an almost as good-as-new shoe that you know you like, and maybe even better because it's already broken in?

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