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post #27136 of 47276
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

One thing AE could do is let us post photos of our shoes on the respective pages. I know they let you do that on the review pages but those are kind of hidden and harder to find and let's be honest those pics on there are of people complaining about their shoes. Maybe some "in the wild" pics would really give a better idea of the true color and texture of the shoes. This wouldn't cost a lot to do. Maybe a "see theses in the wild" button would work.


100% agree. Could be simple enough to tie your personal pics to your user profile and then make those pics available in a specific customer section.

post #27137 of 47276
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

My wife has been bugging me to get a white pair of wing tips… can you advise how you obtained them?

#firstworldproblems
I wish my wife would "bug" me to purchase more shoes hah. Better listen to her this time before its too late.
post #27138 of 47276
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

^You could just go to the store and see them in person (as you should--leather qualities and last shapes are difficult to discern from photos)...not like AEs are hard to find

 

All shoemakers' direct estores have shopped photos: Alden, AS, C&J, Carmina, G&G, John Lobb, etc. etc. Mountain out of a molehill, here.


by my estimation the websites belonging to other shoemakers have pictures that are far more accurate representations of their shoes.  Whereas the Allenedmonds.com pictures are clearly not photos at all.  They are more like a digital re-creation of the shoe than an actual photo.

 

clearly going to a store is the best way, but going to a store where I live means devoting an entire day to looking at some shoes that I may or may not buy.  Also, when I spend $350+ on shoes I like to take my time, and think about my prospective purchase, a process that for me takes weeks if not months.  I spend an hour or two every day weighing my shoe options, and it's hard to come to a conclusion when I know in the back of my mind that the pictures I'm looking at are not pictures at all. 

 

I feel very uncomfortable going to a store and meticulously comparing all of the shoes.  Couple that with the fact that most of the shoes and colors that I want to try on/inspect/compare are not even available at the store that makes going to the store an impractical option for a full time worker, student, husband, and father of a newborn child.

 

Real pictures of real shoes, and possibly with real people wearing them.  Is that too much to ask???

 

I want to know what the shoes really look like, not what the fine men and women at Allen Edmonds want me to think this looks like.  Either stock the stores with all models and colors, or put real pictures on the website.  I don't feel like this is too much to ask.  Other websites have real photos of the shoes, why can't allen edmonds have real photos too?

 

I'm not upset about this, but I think it's a reasonable request, and something that wouldn't be a difficult, or cost intensive option.

post #27139 of 47276
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Originally Posted by wilbromarshall View Post


100% agree. Could be simple enough to tie your personal pics to your user profile and then make those pics available in a specific customer section.


what if they offered a 10$ (or some other reasonable amount) off coupon for anyone who posted a pic of their shoes on the website upon receiving them?

post #27140 of 47276
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post


what if they offered a 10$ (or some other reasonable amount) off coupon for anyone who posted a pic of their shoes on the website upon receiving them?

And why would they want to do it? 

post #27141 of 47276
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post


by my estimation the websites belonging to other shoemakers have pictures that are far more accurate representations of their shoes.  Whereas the Allenedmonds.com pictures are clearly not photos at all.  They are more like a digital re-creation of the shoe than an actual photo.

 

clearly going to a store is the best way, but going to a store where I live means devoting an entire day to looking at some shoes that I may or may not buy.  Also, when I spend $350+ on shoes I like to take my time, and think about my prospective purchase, a process that for me takes weeks if not months.  I spend an hour or two every day weighing my shoe options, and it's hard to come to a conclusion when I know in the back of my mind that the pictures I'm looking at are not pictures at all. 

 

I feel very uncomfortable going to a store and meticulously comparing all of the shoes.  Couple that with the fact that most of the shoes and colors that I want to try on/inspect/compare are not even available at the store that makes going to the store an impractical option for a full time worker, student, husband, and father of a newborn child.

 

Real pictures of real shoes, and possibly with real people wearing them.  Is that too much to ask???

 

I want to know what the shoes really look like, not what the fine men and women at Allen Edmonds want me to think this looks like.  Either stock the stores with all models and colors, or put real pictures on the website.  I don't feel like this is too much to ask.  Other websites have real photos of the shoes, why can't allen edmonds have real photos too?

 

I'm not upset about this, but I think it's a reasonable request, and something that wouldn't be a difficult, or cost intensive option.

 

I mean...there is free shipping both ways. On top of that, I think that the AE site is actually the most honest of all the major shoe companies. To Boot New York? Antonio Maurizi? Those are the sites I would agree need some more realistic pictures. If I remember correctly, the thread covered this very issue not too long ago...and actually came to the opposite conclusion. I am with you that perhaps the main picture might look a bit photoshopped, however, the remaining profile, overhead, rear, and quarter shots are pretty accurate. Also, you can check out Zappos which has videos of pretty much all of AE's shoes.

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So it was nice and sunny in SoCal today and I decided to take my shell on a field trip.  I'm sure anyone who passed by was wondering what kind of grown man takes pictures of his shoes.

 

Here are my shell shoes:

 

 

AppleMark

 

The ever-popular walnut shell cordovan.  For those of you who wondered what the difference is between walnut and cappuccino, take a look at the Shelton on the right:

 

AppleMark

 

The difference between Cappuccino on the left and Brown on the right.  There does not to be much difference between these two pairs, but remember there is variation between even the same color of shell.  It's hard to explain, but my cappuccino shell glows almost "golden" in person.

 

AppleMark

 

The three MacNeils:

AppleMark

 

New burgundy on the left, vs. old burgundy on the right.

AppleMark

 

From left to right: brown, cappuccino, walnut, ndew burgundy, old burgundy, black.

AppleMark

 

 

Now the only real question is: can I ship all of them to Cold Iron so he can shine them so they actually glow like his?

post #27143 of 47276
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So it was nice and sunny in SoCal today and I decided to take my shell on a field trip.  I'm sure anyone who passed by was wondering what kind of grown man takes pictures of his shoes.

 

Here are my shell shoes:

 

 

AppleMark

 

The ever-popular walnut shell cordovan.  For those of you who wondered what the difference is between walnut and cappuccino, take a look at the Shelton on the right:

 

AppleMark

 

The difference between Cappuccino on the left and Brown on the right.  There does not to be much difference between these two pairs, but remember there is variation between even the same color of shell.  It's hard to explain, but my cappuccino shell glows almost "golden" in person.

 

AppleMark

 

The three MacNeils:

AppleMark

 

New burgundy on the left, vs. old burgundy on the right.

AppleMark

 

From left to right: brown, cappuccino, walnut, ndew burgundy, old burgundy, black.

AppleMark

 

 

Now the only real question is: can I ship all of them to Cold Iron so he can shine them so they actually glow like his?

Beautiful collection! Makes me want some cappuccino and walnut shell AE even more.
post #27144 of 47276
Great pics!! I really prefer the old burgundy. There is more depth of color and richness to me
post #27145 of 47276
Another vote for "old" burgundy. I prefer red to eggplant. I wonder if persistent application of the Mac process is alt to bring out more red over time.
post #27146 of 47276

Here we go, mto walnut shell Bayfields

 

 

illiford/cxl bayfield/walnut shell bayfield/black calf bayfield

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Elgin

 

 

Bruce:

 

post #27148 of 47276
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So it was nice and sunny in SoCal today and I decided to take my shell on a field trip.  I'm sure anyone who passed by was wondering what kind of grown man takes pictures of his shoes.

Here are my shell shoes:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark


The ever-popular walnut shell cordovan.  For those of you who wondered what the difference is between walnut and cappuccino, take a look at the Shelton on the right:

AppleMark


The difference between Cappuccino on the left and Brown on the right.  There does not to be much difference between these two pairs, but remember there is variation between even the same color of shell.  It's hard to explain, but my cappuccino shell glows almost "golden" in person.

AppleMark


The three MacNeils:
AppleMark


New burgundy on the left, vs. old burgundy on the right.
AppleMark


From left to right: brown, cappuccino, walnut, ndew burgundy, old burgundy, black.
AppleMark



Now the only real question is: can I ship all of them to Cold Iron so he can shine them so they actually glow like his?

Nice collection, thank you for sharing with us.
post #27149 of 47276
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

 

I mean...there is free shipping both ways. On top of that, I think that the AE site is actually the most honest of all the major shoe companies. To Boot New York? Antonio Maurizi? Those are the sites I would agree need some more realistic pictures. If I remember correctly, the thread covered this very issue not too long ago...and actually came to the opposite conclusion. I am with you that perhaps the main picture might look a bit photoshopped, however, the remaining profile, overhead, rear, and quarter shots are pretty accurate. Also, you can check out Zappos which has videos of pretty much all of AE's shoes.


yeah... I know AE's customer service is outstanding.  I'm just making a suggestion that I believe is perfectly reasonable.  I know zappos has some better photos, which is why I was wondering why AE can't do something similar.  If they don't it's no skin off my back, it's just a suggestion.

post #27150 of 47276
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

And why would they want to do it? 


I dunno... to make their customers happy?  to improve their website...  I realize this sounds snarky, but that's not my intention.  Just throwing a few suggestions out there.

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