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@AllenEdmondsCEO

 

Please ask the Allen Edmonds design and marketing teams to consider bringing back the Clark Street again in the future.  :) 

 

Joking aside, I appreciate you taking the time to read thoughts from your loyal customers.  

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Are these the ones you're talking about?: http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/62130#post_8011822

 

If so, then they're based on the Macneil. 


Yes, those are the ones.  Thoughts on this shoe at $278 after the 30% BB discount?  Valuable for the repertoire?

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Here is the list of improvements I currently have for shoebank.com. I am traveling this week but will sit down with a few people on Friday. Not all of these will be possible, but we might be able to get a few done fairly quick. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Work on redesign of pagination
Boots category, expanded categories(dress, casual, boots, loafers, monk strap)
Sort by price
Select by color
Search by shoe name
Select by current sales items
Inventory lookup by store/location
Site refresh - more often
"low quantity" message
Sole selection
Multiple select on size and width

Thank you,
Thank you so much for engaging with us and improving functionality! I appreciate Allen Edmonds!

Warwick Wednesday:
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I wish I spent 2k on shoes.... Just ordered shell daltons 😎

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I like all the ideas on how the shoebank website could be enhanced. On the other hand, am I the only one here that fondly remembers the "good old days" of eagerly following the styleforum thread, calling one's favorite sales associate at an outlet to request spreadsheets with seconds sale inventories, trying to figure out what the various listed models were and what they looked like, and then ordering over the phone? I felt like I had access to an amazing and exclusive deal...and I was worried that the shoebank website would "let the cat out of the bag". If it weren't for the styleforum thread, I would have never known about these wonderful Allen Edmonds shoes.

Abridged history of seconds purchases (before these purchases, I was buying Rockports):
Aug. 2013: Black Park Ave and Brown Strands (both in the Brooks Brothers versions, which were cheaper at $149 each).
Sep. 2013: Black Strands and Chili MacNeils (both in the Brooks Brothers versions, which were cheaper at 2 for $250).
Oct. 2013: Walnut Strands (Brooks Brothers version; completed the Strand trifecta; $149).
Feb. 2014: Brown Kenilworth and Black MacNeil (AE versions; $149 each).
Mar. 2014: Dark Brown Aberdeen (Brooks Brothers version, $125).
Retired from buying shoes for almost 1 year
Feb. 2015: Brown Bleecker Street (AE; $177). Came out of retirement to buy some boots.
Jun. 2015: Brown Norwich and Burgundy Patriot (AE versions, $225 total - $50 back from Amex). Figured that ~ $100/pair is too good to pass up.
Retired again.
May 2016: waiting on my Dark Chili Brooks Brothers Warwicks, Dark Brown Oak Streets, and Natural Chromexcel Oak Streets (will get $50 back from Amex if I keep two pairs). Came out of retirement again after seeing the latest Amex deal and getting the itch for more business casual shoes. Going to try to beat my wife home tomorrow and Friday so she's not the one to see the boxes first!

Since discovering AE seconds on styleforum in May of 2013, I have bought 14 pairs for just shy of $2k. 

I definitely appreciate Allen Edmonds! And the Styleforum thread!
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The Precious!

Haha! Actually, these have been getting much less wear than the black ones recently. Not sure why. Maybe I'll rectify that next week.
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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post
 


Yes, those are the ones.  Thoughts on this shoe at $278 after the 30% BB discount?  Valuable for the repertoire?

 

My thoughts on these is that the price is good, but not great. If I was in the market for a suede shoe right now, I'd probably do the AE for BB brown suede shortwings (http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Suede-Wingtips/MH00203,default,pd.html), which are only $178, or the navy suede Dundees (firsts on clearance for $217, seconds on the shoebank for $177). But both of these choices are somewhat more casual than the longwings you're looking at.

 

The repertoire question is going to be highly personal to your wardrobe and sense of style. Some people would wear these all the time, and others wouldn't get much use at all. Most people wouldn't wear suede with a suit, with possible exceptions for more casual spring/summer suit styles (cotton suits, linen, etc.). But I think the consensus on this board would be that these shoes would work with almost anything else, from sport jackets (with or without a tie) to jeans and a polo shirt.

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Lovin the simplicity of the good old PA's....






I love my dark chili PAs
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Thank you so much for engaging with us and improving functionality! I appreciate Allen Edmonds!

Warwick Wednesday:

This is the first time I've ever been in awe of the Warwick...they look incredible
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Hey all, 

 

I have a pair of Dundees that I bought from a retailer that I suspect sells seconds not marked as such.  The prices are usually good and the flaws so minor that I don't mind and I have bought more than one pair of AEs from them over the internet.  I have another pair of Dundees that I bought as firsts directly from AE.

 

Can you tell which is which from this picture?

 

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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

My thoughts on these is that the price is good, but not great. If I was in the market for a suede shoe right now, I'd probably do the AE for BB brown suede shortwings (http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Suede-Wingtips/MH00203,default,pd.html), which are only $178,

Are these based on the McAllister?

What makes these more casual, the natural edge? If normally think short wing bals were more formal than long wing Blucher's.
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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post

Did some shoe maintenance yesterday... but didn't touch these McTs. In fact, in 3 years, these have only seen a brush and the occasional damp wipe down. Always been worried about darkening them. For those keeping score at home, these are the "tan" version.





 



My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)

 



I think you're mainly on the right track. I've used Saphir Renovatuer on my tan McT's and they haven't darkened noticeably.
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Civil Engineer in the land development sector and on any given day I can be meeting on construction sites, downtown with City officials, clients in my office, or on field site visits. I would say it is a bit more formal than tech. 

 

I thought about a danite chukka for days I know I will be on construction sites. 

 

In that case you're on the right track with the Dainite soled shoe. I like Chukkas, and wear them to work frequently, although I don't know if you're looking for something that casual.

 

Too bad they don't make the Varno 2.0 (Leeds with mini lug sole) or Dainite soled Lexington anymore. I think those would both be great for you in Dark Chili. Maybe there's some on the Shoebank in your size.

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@naspratt - your Warwicks look great!  They make me sad though - I want the Dark Chili (a BB-only model) and the 11.5D is cut too tightly to accomodate my high instep.  Not only are they tight but there is a ripple in the top (where the laces would be) that just looks bad.  A 12 is too long (heel slip) and there aren't E widths for the BB models.  Not really looking for Walnut or Oxblood :(

 

Net: color me jealous!

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post


Are these based on the McAllister?

What makes these more casual, the natural edge? If normally think short wing bals were more formal than long wing Blucher's.

 

I'm not sure if those are based on the McAllister or not, but someone else here can probably tell you for sure. And yes, to my eye the natural edge (and the contrasting laces) makes this shoe more casual, overwhelming any of the other "rules" regarding bals, bluchers, leather vs. rubber sole, etc. They are also unlined, which gives them less structure, and they have a storm welt. They could be "formalled up" by replacing the laces and sanding / refinishing the edge.

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I love my dark chili PAs

These are actually dark brown burnished, although the bright sunlight is giving it a lighter look...
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