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post #19411 of 42828
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Here's more food for thought folks - "The Great American Shoe Company" Allen Edmonds is not even an American company.

 

Per 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Edmonds

 

AE is owned by a Swedish company:

 

http://trendmark.se

 

I guess you all knew this already too?  Because I could not find this information on the Allen Edmonds website either...

Oh, give it a break, friend . . .

 

Budweiser, Alka-Seltzer, Good Humor ice cream, 7-Eleven, Gerber Products, Firestone, John Hancock Life Insurance, Frigidaire, and Holiday Inn are all foreign-owned.  And if you look back a little ways, Universal Studios stock got bought up by Japan.

 

I guess we can all empty out our homes and businesses of foreign-tied ownership - and grab pup-tents from the days of Boy Scouts in the early 50's - and live off the berries.

 

Source:  Published Oct. 16, 2012

http://money.msn.com/investing/c_gallerysidebyside.aspx?cp-documentid=250221363

post #19412 of 42828
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Originally Posted by nicedream View Post

Seriously man, knock it the fuck off. I am more than willing to put you on ignore, but we have the CEO of AE here offering to do all kinds of favors for SF members and you seem to be going out of your way to make sure he never comes back.

I don't think Paul is going to lose any sleep over him. biggrin.gif
post #19413 of 42828
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Here's more food for thought folks - "The Great American Shoe Company" Allen Edmonds is not even an American company.

Per 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Edmonds

AE is owned by a Swedish company:

http://trendmark.se

I guess you all knew this already too?  Because I could not find this information on the Allen Edmonds website either...

The idea of a product entirely made in one area is an illusion. The dunhill lighter is made in Switzerland. The English Royal Family is German. For a watch to be "swiss made" merely 51% of its value must be made in/from switzerland. In the 19th century, English cotton goods were made from cotton picked in the Southern US, later Egypt. American cotton is still shipped overseas (to Asia, usually) to be made into finished products. I love Allen Edmonds--I love them because they make a great product at a reasonable price and employ a substantially number of Americans (and people overseas) at a decent wage and stand by their product. The fact that parts of it my shoes are Dominican does not change that, nor is there anything wrong with Dominincan factories, nor does foreign ownership change that.
post #19414 of 42828
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post


Who cares?

Guiness is owned by Diageo, but there's no way it's not the beer of Ireland both there and around the world. Doesn't matter who owns AE.

$.02

 

I care only to the extent they are trying to fool people by not disclosing this anywhere on their website and using the 'The Great American Shoe Company' tagline. 

 

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Oh, give it a break, friend . . .

 

Budweiser, Alka-Seltzer, Good Humor ice cream, 7-Eleven, Gerber Products, Firestone, John Hancock Life Insurance, Frigidaire, and Holiday Inn are all foreign-owned.  And if you look back a little ways, Universal Studios stock got bought up by Japan.

 

 

Do any of these companies make the claim that they are the 'great american' whatever? Probably not. 

post #19415 of 42828
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

I care only to the extent they are trying to fool people by not disclosing this anywhere on their website and using the 'The Great American Shoe Company' tagline. 

Nice work, Sherlock, you uncovered their nefarious plot with the help of Wikipedia.
post #19416 of 42828
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

What is a Shell Shoe?

 

When I called AE today, they could not really explain it - except to say they are starting to offer more shell shoes which have the color dye imbued in the leather rather than dyeing the leather after the construction of the shoe is underway.

 

Still confused . . .

 

Any pictures?

This is shell:

new burgundy, old burgundy, black, brown, and walnut

 

AppleMark

 

and add the dark brown....

AppleMark

post #19417 of 42828
Thanks to the last 10 pages or so, I will forever associate media hound with this:

post #19418 of 42828
Something didn't sit right with that wiki entry, so I translated the trendmark website...

"Trendmark markets and represents carefully selected and the world's leading brands in clothing and shoes.

Trendmark has about 30 employees and a turnover of 100 million USD. Head office and warehouse are in Billdalsgatan south of Gothenburg. Sales offices and showroom are located in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

Trend Mark AB
Slättgårdsvägen 3
"

They are just a European marketing and distribution company that represents the brand.

AE is still owned by GHJM.

Wikiality strikes again.
post #19419 of 42828

Thats an even worse point than the first one...lol...Now that most people see how utterly ridiculous it sounds to brand a company the "Mediocre American and Dominican Republic Shoe and Belt and Wallet and Pen and Cuff Link and Paper Weight and Shoe Tree etc.  Company" (Transparency, remember?), when those aspects represent less than a fourth of its product catalogue, we have now shifted the goal post and have begun talking about where the company's owners reside.  lmao...even if you dont agree with him, you've gotta admit, at least this thread is pretty entertaining

post #19420 of 42828
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Thats an even worse point than the first one...lol...Now that most people see how utterly ridiculous it sounds to brand a company the "Mediocre American and Dominican Republic Shoe and Belt and Wallet and Pen and Cuff Link and Paper Weight and Shoe Tree etc.  Company" (Transparency, remember?), when those aspects represent less than a fourth of its product catalogue, we have now shifted the goal post and have begun talking about where the company's owners reside.  lmao...even if you dont agree with him, you've gotta admit, at least this thread is pretty entertaining

Initially, I was entertained. Now I'm just very tired.
post #19421 of 42828

Dang! Just missed a pair of shell Cambridge's on eBay for $75. I should pay more attention... This shell addiction is making me mad with horse-butt greed!

post #19422 of 42828
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post

Something didn't sit right with that wiki entry, so I translated the trendmark website...

"Trendmark markets and represents carefully selected and the world's leading brands in clothing and shoes.

Trendmark has about 30 employees and a turnover of 100 million USD. Head office and warehouse are in Billdalsgatan south of Gothenburg. Sales offices and showroom are located in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

Trend Mark AB
Slättgårdsvägen 3
"

They are just a European marketing and distribution company that represents the brand.

AE is still owned by GHJM.

Wikiality strikes again.

Thanks. Looks like they need to edit Wikipedia!

post #19423 of 42828

I would suggest that at least part of the conversation should be AE's intent.  Are they deliberately trying to deceive consumers?  That seems to be the implication. While I appreciate the commentary, discussion, and questions, as far as this thread is concerned SF members must ultimately formulate their own conclusions based on the information that has been provided.  Perhaps we should also prepare ourselves for the eventuality that we will not all agree on the topic (obvious for sure but maybe worth stating explicitly).  Some will place more weight on the foreign aspects of the company.  Some will place more weight on the domestic operations (the jobs created here in the US, the additional business for US suppliers like Horween, etc.).

 

I would also suggest caution when attributing any company's commercial success to a "Made in America" marketing campaign.  Consumer behavior seems to be driven largely by price and at times by brand popularity regardless of where the product is made.

post #19424 of 42828
Hey Mediahound,

I assume you're a proud American citizen, as am I. But I had a look at your YouTube "style vids" in your signature link (some great content, by the way), and it looks like you possibly have some Asian ethnicity in you. Uh oh, this might suggest that you were not 100% made in America of 100% American parts. Should I alert the State Department and have them revoke your citizenship? sarcasm.gif What's that, you say? LEGALLY you are indeed an American? Well then, legally, Allen Edmonds shoes are MADE IN THE UNITED STATES. I rest my case. laugh.gif
post #19425 of 42828
Gents:

Let's move on. Yes?
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