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

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 1400

post #20986 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by AT83 View Post

The epic trees were about 22 at Amazon when I got mine. I purchased some stronger springs for them as well. Check the size stamped on the tree to make sure you didn't get a small in a medium box or order the large. I think there may be a different size chart for the epics. Check the woodlore site for the chart.

If you can live without a brass name plate there are woodlore split toe trees at Nordstrom Rack for 12 or 15.

That was my first thought too, there should be a stamp on the bottom of the tree that says M. And an epic M should measure 11" from end to end. Those certainly look like a small. I use a lot of Epics but also split and full trees. Woodlore makes AE trees and is owned by AE, it is right across the street from the AE factory according to someone that I spoke to at AE. Used to get mine for ~$22 from Cedarville with free shipping when they had sales but now that Cedarville is no longer around as of a couple of weeks ago I will have to source from someplace else.

post #20987 of 53463
Hi,

I wanted to ask if the AE Dundee chukka is similar in shape to Tricker's 'Winston' chukka?

post #20988 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Walnut Sanford today.

 

 

 

 

Excellent investment (I should know)

 

I have the same shoe and color - except mine are the 1999 version of the Sanford (which the only difference are the amount of eyelets).  I was able to purchase three of the same color and style for a total of $298 at the time - and to this day they look as sharp as yours.

 

What color Edge Dressing Polish do you use - and what brand?

 

David

post #20989 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Elgin today:

 

Someone was asking if this AE shoe was still available.  

 

Answer:  Yes - depending on size, and only $223.00 at Brooks Brothers USING A 25% OFF COUPON CODE OF fnfbb6

 

Link:  http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-for-Brooks-Brothers-Burnished-Perforated-Captoes/MH00129,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00129_Color=LTBR&contentpos=2&cgid=0522

 

ALL OTHER AE SHOES ARE 25% OFF, using the same coupon fnfbb6:

 

Go here:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shoes/0522,default,sc.html?prefn1=collection&prefv1=Allen%20Edmonds

 

 

ALL OTHER AE SHOES ARE 25% OFF, using the same coupon fnfbb6:

 

Go here:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shoes/0522,default,sc.html?prefn1=collection&prefv1=Allen%20Edmonds


Edited by David Copeland - 5/11/13 at 4:29pm
post #20990 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by plaid tie View Post

Anyone have experience with exchanges? What's the turnaround time? 

Yes, I returned shoes to AE using their free UPS label.  When they received the shoes on Monday, my replacements were shipped the following Wednesday.  (Same works for refunds that take 48 hours)

 

Track your package.

post #20991 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post


Was this close to buying them (puts thumb and index finger an inch apart), but I need to save up after buying 2 pair in the past 2 weeks. Plus I have this wedding thing that I am the groom in, that's kinda important to have money for.

I don't know.. this sounds like the kind of thing that should be disclosed to the bride before getting married. How much are you planning to spend after the wedding? nest.gif
post #20992 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post


I just ordered the grey long branch. How do you like them? How do you wear them? Just jeans? Do you tuck the jean pant inside the boot to showcase the boot? I bought them cause they look sweet but I am wondering how versatile they are

Maybe not tuck the whole jean in . . .

 

But, you can certainly cuff them - or (see last photo)

 

 

 

1000

You can make sure your jean length is of a measurement to show off the entire boot when sitting!

post #20993 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Any good deals to be had at the moment on shoe trees? I received two sets of Woodlore Epic cedar trees today, but the recommended size for my shoes (mediums for 10.5D) are ridiculously too small. Here's a pic next to my AE Park Aves:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

These are clearly much too small for my shoes. There is no tension at all when the trees are inserted in the shoe, and there's no way they'll do their job to help the shoes keep their shape and prevent wrinkling/creasing. I'll be returning these and looking for something else, preferably cheaper than the almost $30 per pair I paid for these.

I struggled with the Epics when I tried them. They do run short and very wide. I tried two sizes and gave up. But a lot of people swear by them, so I think it's a matter of foot/shoe size. (There was also a size labeling issue, but I thought it had been resolved.)

The ones that work well for me are the Washburns. http://www.onecedarlane.com/detail.php?id=105&catid=2&sort=

But it's definitely at YMMV type thing. You just have to experiment.
post #20994 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

That was my first thought too, there should be a stamp on the bottom of the tree that says M. And an epic M should measure 11" from end to end. Those certainly look like a small. I use a lot of Epics but also split and full trees. Woodlore makes AE trees and is owned by AE, it is right across the street from the AE factory according to someone that I spoke to at AE. Used to get mine for ~$22 from Cedarville with free shipping when they had sales but now that Cedarville is no longer around as of a couple of weeks ago I will have to source from someplace else.

I just noticed this. What happened to them?
post #20995 of 53463

Registered to ask this question, although I have followed this thread for a while now - where are these bayfields coming from? I always wanted some (preferably seconds/discounted - I narrowly missed them when they were a discontinued style the first time I got in on a shoe bank sale and I have wanted them badly ever since!).

 

Someone referenced "paul's deal"? But I tried searching for what that was within the thread to no avail. Can anyone give me the details?

 

Thanks!

post #20996 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post 

I just packed a pair of CXL and black calf Bayfield's up to send back for exchange of a gift card for what I paid for them. One is a second. With the poron insole I really needed to size up a half size but wore them for 2 years pushing through the tightness anyhow. It is AE CS that is buying them back, not the outlet and I told her they have been worn hard and are not resalable. She didn't care how worn they were, she was the one that told me she was buying them back, I didn't even consider asking and wouldn't even dream of it given their condition and length of time worn. The CXL is a past slightly worn, this is between the Boundary Water Canoe Area and North Shore of Lake Superior last year:

1000

 

 

Personal Opinion Only:

 

If Allen Edmond boots and shoes were constitutionally protected in the same manner as children - some owners would be imprisoned for abuse, and their boots placed in a foster home for better treatment.

 

Uppers of boots showing consistent long-term neglect over the span of years could have been easily maintained between jaunts and excursions with some loving care.  The overall time invested can be as little as 10 minutes.  Socks which appear to have been maintained with exceptional care do not correct the terrible appearance and condition a man may permit his treasured boots to suffer through.

 

We are all stewards of great possessions.  And with that stewardship comes the responsibility to care for them - whether children or mere Allen Edmond Boots that may be a size off.

 

I have been mildly guilty myself in lapses of maintaining my AE shoes.  My rationalization may have been that a very good polish would last a few weeks - but to my embarrassment at times, the colleagues I worked with on a daily basis would gradually out-shine my lot as the days wore on.  Hence, I was converted to a better discipline, and I now enjoy the fruits of an investment that will last longer than my years on this planet.

 

Aside, even if I was offered a 10 year no-questions-asked return policy from AE, there comes a moral moment where I would have to ask if I am treating others as I would want to be treated in return.

 

David

post #20997 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Any good deals to be had at the moment on shoe trees? I received two sets of Woodlore Epic cedar trees today, but the recommended size for my shoes (mediums for 10.5D) are ridiculously too small. Here's a pic next to my AE Park Aves:




These are clearly much too small for my shoes. There is no tension at all when the trees are inserted in the shoe, and there's no way they'll do their job to help the shoes keep their shape and prevent wrinkling/creasing. I'll be returning these and looking for something else, preferably cheaper than the almost $30 per pair I paid for these.

 

The official Allen Edmonds Cedar trees are very hard to beat for net price delivered.  

 

Buy two sets and:

 

Get free shipping

 

And your price is $19.50 each delivered!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF610_1_40000000001_-1

 

Or buy one pair for $24.95 delivered!

 

*************

 

OR NORDSTROMS for 19.95 with free shipping:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-cedar-shoe-tree-men/3032562?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60126608&fashionColor=&resultback=133&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_C

post #20998 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Good to the last drop. Just need a q-tip to get the last remnants out of the upper corners. Replacement jar on order. 

 

 

That one jar should have lasted you quite a while.  With little dabs I use - I wonder if it will be a year before I reorder.

 

Your shoes in the photo look exceptional.

post #20999 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

 

Wearing my Bentons around the house to see if I want to keep them or not. However, I noticed that my orthotic is just wide enough that it pushes on the instep of the shoe. You can see that here highlighted by the lighting in the shot. That bulge midstep right below the brouging is the instep of my orthotic. Do you think this would become more and more of a problem as I wore the shoe and that it would continue to deform the shoe? I can't imagine getting a wider shoe as that would make the already comfortable fit become quite loose.

You can choose to take care of the leather, and wear them.  If later they appear to be getting worse, a refund or exchange would be available.

post #21000 of 53463
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I don't know.. this sounds like the kind of thing that should be disclosed to the bride before getting married. How much are you planning to spend after the wedding? nest.gif

After the wedding I believe all bets are off! Her money is my money and frankly that means I have more money = more shoes!

 

She works in the fashion industries and understands the need to look good, so she supports my shoe habit.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread