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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I just got the Strand in Bourbon. I am in banking and I wore it with mid grey last week and it looked great. I think this could work as your brown dress shoe unless you are in an extremely conservative environment. I think these will look great with most greys, navy, olives, etc. Pretty much anything but black and very light khaki.

To be honest, in my situation, most people don't even notice the shoes and most wear square toed bicycle stitched cemented shoes.

Chris
I agree that a bourbon strand is a nice shoe, but bourbon is not dark brown. If you wear it with navy or darker gray suits, it will stand out and look showy. I would start with a shoe that is labelled as dark brown or brown.
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I got a pair of shoe bags with my last order from Allen Emonds however I might go buy some more for my Johnson and Murphy Cardells and perhaps for the Rockport Evanders.  I looked at the web site for some local stores, Target and K-Mart and of the bunch only Target had shoe bags but did not have them in stock, Amazon had shoe bags however they wanted more for shipping  then the actual product, makes it sort of silly to buy the product unless you have Prime, which I don't seeing as how I have never ordered anything but electronic things from Amazon.

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I recently bought my first AEs during the sale last month and I was really excited because I've been looking at them for a while. I bought black Park Avenues and walnut Mcallisters. I wore the Park Avenues a couple times and noticed some significant bowing in the opening (top line bulge). I called AE nd, true to form, their customer service was top notch. They told me to send them back so they could examine them, and upon looking at them they agreed there was a defect and sent me a new pair. Can't ask for better service, especially since those shoes had been worn outside three times.

The Mcallisters had to be shipped and I just got them a couple days ago. I sat down to give an initial polish and noticed that the broguing is incredibly sloppy. It overlaps in multiple places, and the overlap isn't even symmetrical between the two shoes. Some of the broguing is also peeling up. Obviously I will send them back, it's just discouraging since I was so excited and there were defects in both pairs. But they're beautiful shoes and once I get good ones I know I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post


Sorry to re quote but damn these are beautiful. Any pics with you wearing them?

 

I don't have any "in the wild" photos of the snuff Neumok.  I will see about fixing that.

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Originally Posted by snoop146290 View Post




First pair of AE's - Kenilworth in Walnut (seconds).

Is it just me, or are those Kenilworth's on a double leather sole? It seems like the sole is thicker than other Kenilworths I've seen, and it looks good.
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

I got a pair of shoe bags with my last order from Allen Emonds however I might go buy some more for my Johnson and Murphy Cardells and perhaps for the Rockport Evanders.  I looked at the web site for some local stores, Target and K-Mart and of the bunch only Target had shoe bags but did not have them in stock, Amazon had shoe bags however they wanted more for shipping  then the actual product, makes it sort of silly to buy the product unless you have Prime, which I don't seeing as how I have never ordered anything but electronic things from Amazon.

You can order them from Allen Edmonds' site. $10 a pair with free shipping.

CH

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Hi All,

 

I recently scored a great deal on a pair of burnished brown Sagamores.  It was so good that I just had to register here so that I could gloat.  I found these at a Harry Rosen outlet.  They were beat up and scuffed like they had been kicking around on outlet shelves for months, but a couple of polishes and they look like new.  The photo below is taken freshly polished after about a half-dozen wears.  I own AEs in black, walnut, and merlot, but I have to say this brown is my favourite colour, it is deep and rich.

 

The price?

 

Wait for it......

 

 

 

 

$98.00 CAD. :)

 

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The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Thank you, Mr Grangaard, for making this possible.  And I hope that everyone participating in the special MTO offer finds as much satisfactiction as I have today.  Wear them in good health, gentlemen.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by nicedream View Post

Is it just me, or are those Kenilworth's on a double leather sole? It seems like the sole is thicker than other Kenilworths I've seen, and it looks good.

I was wondering the same thing when I saw the photo. I just had a MTO special Kenilworth with cappuccino shell and a double sole, and if it turns out like in the picture I think I'll be very happy.
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

 

I must have missed this back a few pages.  This is such a beautiful shoe.  I am VERY tempted!

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I know close I am coming to that point where I have decided to order them from Allen Emonds.  I have been debating the wisdom of putting my Cardells and my Evanders in shoe bags.  The reason for my recent talk here.  I'll get around to ordering them from Allen Emonds.

 

I have not had a chance to try out my new fiesols as yet since today is a holiday and  I generally do not walk around in my best stuff at home, typically I wear my best stuff in the office and only the office.  

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

Bravo, sir! I hope you derive as much satisfaction from them as I do.

And let's hope this experience is enough to convince Allen Edmonds that a full spec MTO program is both worthwhile and profitable.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


Bravo, sir! I hope you derive as much satisfaction from them as I do.

And let's hope this experience is enough to convince Allen Edmonds that a full spec MTO program is both worthwhile and profitable.

This will be my second MTO. The other is a shell cordovan. With all that I have sen on here of all the SF members ordering thanks to Mr. Grangaard's special offer, I imagine it has to cause some pause to think about how they can make a MTO program that works for the customer yet is profitable for AE. 

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Whats an MTO program?

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This is just a hint of what is to come gentlemen. With the current changes in manufacturing of many of the things we buy, hand crafted from artisans with customization is the only thing that will separate the men from the boys. Look around you can see it coming everywhere in high end retail. A full blown craftsman Renaissance is in the first maybe the top of the second inning. I expect to see many lines offering full customization over just the next few months. I worked at Piper when Paul G was there. he is not a stupid guy, and he HATES to lose, he will be on this train.

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Allen Edmond's offers a variety of product lines.  Many of us come to AE for the classics, the Park Avenue, the McAllister, the Strand, shell offerings  .  .  .  boots, loafers, driving moccs.  We don't always love all of them, but we find quality, value, and self expression in the make ups that appeal to us.

 

I saw something in the Rough Collection that appeals to me.  It fits my needs.  I have two pair of Neumoks (fantastic shoes) and a pair of Ridgeways (just a little different).  And I wanted to build on that, but I also wanted a little more variety (not a sea of wingtips in the closet).

 

I inquired, I appealed, I respectfully requested.  My AE store manager tried back channels.  But to no avail.  I've been trying for about a year.  Each hint of a new style brought hope that perhaps I would finally find the shoe I was looking for.  Each new release refreshed my disappointment.

 

Today that all changed with a small cardboard box on my door step.  They don't look like much, but these shoes represent a significant victory for me.  And at least for today, I have a pair of AEs that are unique.

 

Thank you, Mr Grangaard, for making this possible.  And I hope that everyone participating in the special MTO offer finds as much satisfactiction as I have today.  Wear them in good health, gentlemen.

 

 

 


Edited by Apollotrader - 5/27/13 at 9:52am
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