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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

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.

Very true I have been seeing that more and more over the last 2 years in my business.
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Whats an MTO program?
Made to order
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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.

 

Very keen eyes. I did have a vibram sole added locally in nyc, although it is quite thin relative to the sole.

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My next pair of Allen Edmonds is in the pipeline - a 6-8 week pipeline! I ordered the walnut grain MacNeil as I do not have a longwing.

If you have any good photos of the walnut grain MacNeils, could you post them here to help me pass the time. The AE website photos are OK, but I know there are better photos out there. Kentyman's photos of the bourbon Strand put me over the edge on that shoe!

Chris
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My Tan Suede Neumoks, these are seconds that have some sign of defect- most notably the wear on the left vamp. They may look darker than usual, that's because they were just sprayed with protectant waterproofer.

I have yet to take these out for ride as they are my wedding shoe. 22 days until I can put these bad boys on, can't wait!
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Just ordered a pair of black Fifth Streets...I fell in love with the dress-boot thing the moment I saw them.

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i take a d width on all my alden barrie last shoes was i right on going with eee width for park avenue's? anyhow i'll find out when my 3 pairs of new first quality allen edmonds arrive this thursday icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i went with park avenue, strand, and mcallister per suggestions
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There are also people like myself who were wearing low end stuff and did not know the difference.

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Here is a link to a web site called ranker.com where anyone can vote on who is the top twenty designer shoe makers for men.  Allen Edmonds walked away with the number two slot.  All of you can go vote if you like.  http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-men_s-shoe-designers

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Originally Posted by Kroaker View Post

Trying to justify getting some strands in bourbon.  Do most think this can be a solid dark brown dress shoe choice in banking?

I work in a big Canadian bank and the bourbon strand is in my rotation. Having said that, 90% of the men I see around the bank wear black shoes with blue suits daily.
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Interesting, I work for the US Federal Government and most times you see men dressed in dark suites with black shoes.  In fifteen years I have never seen anyone in anything but a dark suite and black shoes, although my Allen Edmonds will be a break from the common dress standards, they are tan not black.

 

Everywhere I go here in cyber space the men are always chattering on and on about Allen Edmonds shoes.  Wonder if I am seeing a trend?

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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Interesting, I work for the US Federal Government and most times you see men dressed in dark suites with black shoes.  In fifteen years I have never seen anyone in anything but a dark suite and black shoes, although my Allen Edmonds will be a break from the common dress standards, they are tan not black.

 

Everywhere I go here in cyber space the men are always chattering on and on about Allen Edmonds shoes.  Wonder if I am seeing a trend?

lol...You have to understand that the most frequent posters on SF get all dressed up just so that they can take pictures and feel like they're living the SF life. They look like cartoon characters on the streets. Dark suits and black shoes are the standard almost everywhere.

 

As far as AE's go, they're a great shoe for the price that you pay. They offer a lot of variety, and the customer service is above average. That's a big reason for why they're so popular.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

lol...You have to understand that the most frequent posters on SF get all dressed up just so that they can take pictures and feel like they're living the SF life. They look like cartoon characters on the streets. Dark suits are the standard almost everywhere.

As far as AE's go, they're a great shoe for the price that you pay. They offer a lot of variety, and the customer service is above average. That's a big reason for why they're so popular.

FWIW I think this is a ridiculous statement. I dress casually and wear nice shoes on a daily basis. Furthermore I can assure you I never wear a pair of shoes to live the "SF life"
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FWIW I think this is a ridiculous statement. I dress casually and wear nice shoes on a daily basis. Furthermore I can assure you I never wear a pair of shoes to live the "SF life"

I don't mean the shoes guys. I mean the dressed up guys. (see comment above)

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Originally Posted by maxmaxmaxmax View Post

I work in a big Canadian bank and the bourbon strand is in my rotation. Having said that, 90% of the men I see around the bank wear black shoes with blue suits daily.
I too work in a financial institution and I think people wear (eg. blue suits and black shoes) for any number of reasons

Same here. I don't think I've ever heard anyone in the banking industry being sent home because their clothing is too boring or too stylish... showing too much skin, that's another story.
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