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

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 1292

post #19366 of 49578

Here are my Great American Shell Cordovans. The Park Avenues just arrived today. They are pictured with the Brown Shell Strand that I got a few weeks back. You all that warned about how dangerous the shell is... well, you are right, I may be addicted. The light isn't the best in the photo, I will get better pics tomorrow in nature. So far, I am loving the Black Shell Park Avenues.

AppleMark

post #19367 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

AppleMark

Great Shine on those.
post #19368 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 OK lets deal with some facts then. The only reason you came over here to start with is someone posted on the Alden thread that AE had a selection of suede shoes more reasonably priced than Alden which are $500.  

Thanks so much for proving where he was "coming from".  When I clicked on his profile, he has a Youtube link to all of his personal shoes - nearly all ALDEN shoes.  Perhaps he has yet to convert to Allen Edmonds because of his personal reasons, which seem to be overflowing.


Edited by David Copeland - 4/22/13 at 7:53pm
post #19369 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I just noticed the Berkshires in the Clearance Section of the Allen Edmonds site - and they are an additional 15% off through 4/29. I have the Berkshire so I shouldn't buy another pair - but I am tempted because this shoe is a screaming bargain at $125!

I really enjoy mine - great for jeans and khakis.


Chris

 

 

I do NOT need this kind of temptation.

post #19370 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

 

I do NOT need this kind of temptation.


But do you want it   .    .    .

post #19371 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

1. It is rhetoric. Just be glad I didn't call it "BS" or something.

 

2. Huh? I've been here in this thread for years. Do a search or something. 

Thank you.  I did perform a search, not on your participation, but on Paul's participation in posting rhetoric as a means to communicate with AE customers and fans alike.  Perhaps I missed the 2013 revised definition of rhetoric, but for the life of me I cannot find any such definition of noteworthy cultural credentials that calls rhetoric "BS".

 

For the record, Paul's worthy rhetoric can be classed and defined as the following:

 

"Rhetoric is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers that attempt to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations. The word is derived from the Greek "oratorical", "public speaker" related to "that which is said or spoken".

 
"As a subject of formal study and a productive civic practice, rhetoric has played a central role in the Western tradition. Its best known definition comes from Aristotle, who considers it a counterpart of both logic and politics, and calls it "the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion."
 
"Rhetorics typically provide for understanding, discovering, and developing arguments for particular situations, such as Aristotle's three persuasive audience appeals, logos, pathos, and ethos. 
 
"The canons of rhetoric, which trace the traditional tasks in designing a persuasive speech, were first codified in classical Rome: 
 
"Arrangement, style, memory, and delivery, along with grammar and logic is rhetoric as one of the three ancient arts of discourse from ancient Greece to the late 19th century
 
"Rhetoric is a central part of Western education, filling the need to train public speakers and writers to move audiences to action with arguments."
 
Therefore, I agree Paul used rhetoric in portions of his answers.  But his use of rhetoric can be counted among the greats, including his associations and partnerships.  And above all, perhaps we all can learn from his respect and civility.
 
All my best,

David 

Edited by David Copeland - 4/22/13 at 7:53pm
post #19372 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


also: we can't force MH to shut the hell up, but we can drown him out to the point where his beat-to-death deadhorse-a.gif gets overlooked. so, can we all collectively agree to POST THE HELL OUT OF SOME AE for the time being, until all of this nonsense fades into the background?

 

This was a good suggestion, but regrettably lost on all of those repeatedly shrieking for MH's head on a platter.  You can't control the content of his posts, but you can control the content of your own.  You don't want to see the subject discussed?  Here's a novel idea: stop discussing it, and ignore MH when he brings it up.  Nobody has a gun to your heads forcing you to read his, or eanyone else's posts.

post #19373 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


But do you want it   .    .    .

Yes, the want is more or less constant. smile.gif

post #19374 of 49578
I've been silent through this interesting discussion, patiently brushing my Walnut Shell Strands...

Just wanted to say Thank You Paul for engaging with us here. It's extremely insightful, and more so rare. I've been an AE fan for a good half dozen years now, and plan to continue. I've been converting as many men along the way as I can.

I see you're coming to NYC tomorrow. Wish I could get out of work in time to come uptown and say hello. Safe travels and keep on!

~Joe
post #19375 of 49578
So I see the Daltons on sale right now. I've never worn a dress boot and I'm a little confused by the thought. Are these acceptable to be worn with suits? I like the look of them, just not entirely sure what I'd wear with them.

Thanks in advance.
post #19376 of 49578

Paul, I am hoping you can address another question raised by someone else regarding the DR production.  (I, for one, am enjoying this conversation and welcome the opportunity to hear from the horse's mouth on these issues.)

 

Specifically, someone commented that a concern with overseas production can be that it is done to save money -- which, no doubt, is the case for Allen Edmonds in the DR -- and that, therefore, it can involve less-than-fair or even exploitative labor conditions and wages for the foreign workers -- which I hope is not the case for Allen Edmonds.  Given that part of the impetus for having some production in the DR must be to save money, what can you tell us about the labor conditions and wages for the Allen Edmonds workers there?  

post #19377 of 49578

Hi everyone, quick question, how far into the toe box should the toes go? 

 

trying to get a good fit on the 5 last is giving me fits, sent back a pair that i ordered in my usual size but felt it was too long, now I'm second guessing myself.

 

I'd go and get measured but the nearest brick and mortar is far :-(

post #19378 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

To help keep this thread on the right track here are my Cappuccino Dundees with Epaulet Olive Sanded UK Canvas Pants


What can be done to prevent the shoe from developing such deep creases.  Although I store my AE shoes proper, they do tend to have a slight crease as shown in the photos above (just not as severe).  Can this be related to an oft-size of the shoe or the choice of a style that does not have a capped toe (such as an Oxford)?

 

Also, I have read where the creases can be greatly removed by some products - but I am not sure where I can find the instructions.


 


Edited by David Copeland - 4/22/13 at 7:53pm
post #19379 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

This was a good suggestion, but regrettably lost on all of those repeatedly shrieking for MH's head on a platter.  You can't control the content of his posts, but you can control the content of your own.  You don't want to see the subject discussed?  Here's a novel idea: stop discussing it, and ignore MH when he brings it up.  Nobody has a gun to your heads forcing you to read his, or eanyone else's posts.

Yeah, really pretty easy to ignore anyone's post you may not want to pay attention to. 

 

You can however thank me as you see Mr. Grangaard responding to me, something which most all of you have stated you want to see more of, right?


Edited by mediahound - 4/22/13 at 8:46pm
post #19380 of 49578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Paul, I am hoping you can address another question raised by someone else regarding the DR production.  (I, for one, am enjoying this conversation and welcome the opportunity to hear from the horse's mouth on these issues.)

 

Specifically, someone commented that a concern with overseas production can be that it is done to save money -- which, no doubt, is the case for Allen Edmonds in the DR -- and that, therefore, it can involve less-than-fair or even exploitative labor conditions and wages for the foreign workers -- which I hope is not the case for Allen Edmonds.  Given that part of the impetus for having some production in the DR must be to save money, what can you tell us about the labor conditions and wages for the Allen Edmonds workers there?  

Good question. I was about to ask this myself as well because it doesn't seem like this something AE is proud of and wants to willingly share with the world. 


Edited by mediahound - 4/22/13 at 7:33pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread