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I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned

Englade321, you're too late. Go browse through this thread and you'll see. Better to find someone who can still be saved... biggrin.gif
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I wasn't sure you could get any through TSA! I have had Leona Meat Plant in Troy Pa. (Bradford County) ship me some before, they get it from Sunbury, Pa. How a man can go hunting without a decent breakfast of scrapple is beyond me... 




The Malvern is a flyer on the 1 last, it fits much tighter than any other 1 last shoe or boot that I own. I returned mine. Go for it.... you can always return them if they don't fit?

Scrapple delivery? I never considered the possibility. I've been without since I left the east coast. It's good to know that there are some SFers who appreciate scrapple.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Englade321, you're too late. Go browse through this thread and you'll see. Better to find someone who can still be saved... biggrin.gif
oh well sorry im too late but i gotta go i have a bunch of boots to buff
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Hey moderators- should this be put in a separate thread, the responses seem to keep coming in, perhaps an "Allen Edmonds recrafting thread"?

 

 

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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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They typically drop to $7/pair around Black Friday.
I just checked my email history; I snagged JAB shoe trees at $6.02/ea on July 16 of last year. Here's hoping we don't need to wait until November!
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Thanks for letting us know!
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Thanks for letting us know!
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Thought I would post a few pics of my shoes. The darker brown/chili shoe is To Boot. The rest are AE. 

Black McAllister, Walnut McClain, Burnished Walnut Rutledge.

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Just received the 91st Anniversary Sale flyer in the mail. Here are full scans:
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned

Funny that you should mention that boot. Guess what was waiting for me when I got home from work last night? I bagged another unicorn although not a #4, still hunting that one:

 

 

The Townley, provided all is well with it and I assume it will be, will be my 14th AE shell footwear. It takes a lot of years to collect them but then again it can with Alden too. My preference is AE for several reasons. In addition to the vision of the CEO customer service is one of the top reasons. From what I can tell CS is something that you work up to at AE, not exactly a common situation in US Manufacturing but I wish it was a lot more common.

 

I saw my first shell shoe in the display window of the Exchange on the base in San Diego back in the late 70's, a black cherry wingtip. I stood there and stared at it for a long time. It cost a months pay as an E-squat but I swore that someday I would own it. It took a lot of years, taking care of the mortgage, bills, retirement fund, and the family needs always came first. And I'm glad to see others on here do the same. It wasn't until fairly recently that I found myself where I could start collecting shell. Yes it is addicting! AE as a company ultimately stands for most of the things I believe in so it will always be the place I turn to first. But for boots and #4 shell the hunting is kind of thin out there. Here is my unicorn that will never be beat when all is said and done:

 

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The fact that they are Allen Edmonds makes it even better IMO.

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Thought I would post a few pics of my shoes. The darker brown/chili shoe is To Boot. The rest are AE. 

Black McAllister, Walnut McClain, Burnished Walnut Rutledge.

That is a beautiful collection of shoes! Well Done.

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So you were the one who picked up that Alden boot! Very jealous. It's gorgeous; and better yet, it's got the Horween stamp right where you can see it every time you put it on.

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Glad to hear the Franciscan will be going on sale - I've had my eye on that as my next purchase.

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Thought I would post a few pics of my shoes. The darker brown/chili shoe is To Boot. The rest are AE. 

Black McAllister, Walnut McClain, Burnished Walnut Rutledge.

The Rutledge looks much better here than on their site. Will make a note to examine them more closely at my next retail store visit.  I have too many blacks and need to diversify.  The chili To Boot looks nice also.

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Just received the 91st Anniversary Sale flyer in the mail. Here are full scans:
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Thanks for posting! Anyone know whether these are inclusive of all that's on sale?

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