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post #42166 of 51580
I think it's possible to enjoy the finer things in life (like $400 shoes) without having disdain for people that either can't afford or choose not to enjoy that luxury.

I've purchased AE seconds by just blindly calling and ordering, and had success. Recently, I tried calling to order a pair, and I asked the sales associate to check it for any visible defects, and they all had defects. I spent over an hour and came away empty-handed; maybe it was just a popular one with few seconds. In the end, I decided that the exchange rate plus $50 shipping to Canada, plus duties and taxes, plus the time, wasn't worth it. So I'll just keep looking for them on sale.

And maybe sometime I'll try Meermin, it's just that I'm worried about the sizing.
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Thread Starter 

Of interest to anyone who might be in, or can be in, New York City on Nov 7 (and because I know that half or more of you guys never read the announcements or look at the front page:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/509242/styleforum-and-a-h-present-the-proper-kit-trunk-show-in-nyc-nov-7-2015/0_50

 

It's on like Donkey Kong (I already know what I'm getting, so I'm a few steps ahead of you guys.)

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #42168 of 51580
anybody have a cb2 code they're not going to use?
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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Allen Edmonds aren't 300 dollar shoes anymore. They're 400. At 385 mrsp they're not far off carmina. I've even picked up some Alfred Sargent for 300.

B&S has had a ton of sub-$400 Vass lately too. I think I've gotten 4 pairs of Vass off B&S this year. No affiliation with any of these links, but these BNIB Vass are $350:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/507607/final-sale-350-for-bnib-vass-shoes-different-models-and-sizes/0_30

This is BNIB Vass is $425: http://www.styleforum.net/t/508360/vass-44-london-model-antique-cognac-medium-brown-budapest-last-bluchers-derby-shoes-trees-bags-box/0_30

These Budays are all $450: http://www.styleforum.net/t/508401/new-in-box-buday-shoes-for-sale/0_30

Now that AE firsts are almost $400, I can't imagine paying that when options like the above shoes are available.
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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

The reality is Allen Edmonds is shoddy construction. The shank they use is made out of cardboard.

I'm pretty sure they are shankless. In fact they advertise this as a "feature."
post #42170 of 51580
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


I'm pretty sure they are shankless. In fact they advertise this as a "feature."

AE shoes are indeed shankless. The 360 degree welt plus a low heel height means the shank is not a requirement.

post #42171 of 51580
A little silly to compare retail AE price to B&S price of anyone else. Apples to oranges.

I don't own any AE, by the way.
post #42172 of 51580
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Originally Posted by MonotovsOpera View Post

The 360 degree welt plus a low heel height means the shank is not a requirement.
Maybe, but I've honestly never quite understood that argument. I currently only have two pairs of AEs, but that spot is exactly where the soles of my AE Malverns have failed. Perhaps it's just shoddy glue, but I can't help but suspect that a shank would have given the added support that the sole apparently required there.

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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Allen Edmonds aren't 300 dollar shoes anymore. They're 400. At 385 mrsp they're not far off carmina. I've even picked up some Alfred Sargent for 300.

The reality is Allen Edmonds is shoddy construction. The shank they use is made out of cardboard. Their prices keep going up too. They were 335 then 365 now 385. At 335 on sale they could be had for low 200s. If only people knew / cared about quality beyond the Goodyear welt.

Just to clarify, not defending AE (never owned any).

Just get real tired of lecturing my friends on why $100 Bally shoes aren't a bargain.
post #42174 of 51580
Gentlemen, the discussion about Allen Edmonds shoes needs to be moved here: Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
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post #42176 of 51580
To apologize for the above thread derailment, here's a pretty decent sale at Borghini:
http://www.borghiniclassic.com/eshop/en/sale-men-6?id_category=6&n=167#/

C&J Conistons for 347,54 €, Edward Green Cumberlands for 682,79 €, etc. Gotta get a bit lucky with size though.
post #42177 of 51580
Also, Vass on sale from €499 at Zimmerman and Kim including this Budapester with a 270 goyser, lasted trees, and JR soles:
http://shop.zimmermannkim.com/collections/vass

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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Gentlemen, the discussion about Allen Edmonds shoes needs to be moved here: Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread


my fault, my comment set this off. Sorry.

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http://needsupply.com/mens/? 25% sitewide  "EVERYONE25

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http://needsupply.com/mens/? 25% sitewide  "EVERYONE25

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