or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc - Page 541

post #8101 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by RitchieBro View Post


So what you did was waste the poor associates time, who is on commission to make a living, by the way, and stiffed him. What you did is like not tipping a server in a nice restaurant who had given you excellent service. Nice....my two cents.

 

A shoe store is not a restaurant. Allen Edmonds could not deliver the shoe I needed when I needed it. I ordered from the vendor who could. It's that simple. I was upfront with the associate, and he didn't seem offended. Either he was hiding his disgust well, or he realized that helping me out in a crunch, even if he wouldn't get a commission that day, would result in a future sale.

post #8102 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

 

Seems a bit harsh given his time constraint and the attempt to purchase in store but they lacked his size. He clearly recognizes that and got his information so that in the future he can work with that associate. It is an unfortunate circumstance that stores don't stock much and wasn't able to make it work. This happens all the time in the B&M stores. If he went there with the intention of not purchasing a thing there and was just using his visit for fitting purposes then its quite a bit different. Even still AE always recommends coming in to be properly fitted at stores. If the associated was helpful and he likes the brand why would you believe he won't purchase through that associate in the future?

 

+1

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrosgrainUndies View Post
 

 

A shoe store is not a restaurant. Allen Edmonds could not deliver the shoe I needed when I needed it. I ordered from the vendor who could. It's that simple. I was upfront with the associate, and he didn't seem offended. Either he was hiding his disgust well, or he realized that helping me out in a crunch, even if he wouldn't get a commission that day, would result in a future sale.

 

AE implemented a new policy in the past year or so where they are keeping fewer widths and sizes in stock at their retail stores in favor of keeping more inventory at their central warehouse. AE cost this associate a commission on the sale, not you, by virtue of its new approach to stocking retail stores more leanly. 

 

Don't bother engaging with this guy in the future. Best to ignore him, as most others here do.

post #8103 of 17538
@AllenEdmondsCEO thanks for stopping in, Mr. G! Here are my most patriotic AEs in the spirit of Independence Day:



Best,
--Patrick C
post #8104 of 17538

Linen trousers and cordovan Strands today

 

 

post #8105 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by RitchieBro View Post


So what you did was waste the poor associates time, who is on commission to make a living, by the way, and stiffed him. What you did is like not tipping a server in a nice restaurant who had given you excellent service. Nice....my two cents.

 

Do you buy a car from the first dealer/salesman that lets you test drive one or answers your questions too?

post #8106 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

 

Do you buy a car from the first dealer/salesman that lets you test drive one or answers your questions too?

Depends how cute she is :3

post #8107 of 17538
Thomas [Jefferson] Tuesday:

#indyweek
post #8108 of 17538

1943 lasted Leiden Weave dark chili for a hot & humid New York summer day.

post #8109 of 17538
@JSO1 Amen. Wanted to add that this totally goes both ways too - there are a handful of SAs that are well aware that their stores will never carry my size and hence they are consistently rude and dissmisive of me (unless a manager is around).

Good to have you back.
post #8110 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitals View Post
 

1943 lasted Leiden Weave dark chili for a hot & humid New York summer day.

 

Im not a huge fan of the 1943 last but I like that weave and those look great in the light. There have been a couple shoes in walnut and chili that have come and gone on ebay but usually always had a pulled weave that I couldn't see myself wanting to wear. This might have me reconsidering them in the future. Those don't seem as squared off as the cornwallis does but maybe thats just the angle of the photo. Either way looking good!

post #8111 of 17538
Quote:
Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

 

Im not a huge fan of the 1943 last but I like that weave and those look great in the light. There have been a couple shoes in walnut and chili that have come and gone on ebay but usually always had a pulled weave that I couldn't see myself wanting to wear. This might have me reconsidering them in the future. Those don't seem as squared off as the cornwallis does but maybe thats just the angle of the photo. Either way looking good!

At first I was skeptical about the weave pattern too, as I'm used to wearing more muted shoe designs, but decided to give it a chance. The woven leather is very comfortable, and they must look good as I am complimented on them every time they are worn. The photo is accurate, they are not squared off like the Cornwallis.

post #8112 of 17538

Starting Independence Week on the right foot with Jefferson 2.0:

 

post #8113 of 17538
With tomorrow being Wednesday, plus Indy week and all, am I'm a quandary. Need to be suited up n in 90 degree heat. So, navy blue with Walnut 5ths, blue with brown Bartletts, or off the grid with dark gray suit and #8 shell PAs ? Too many conflicting rules around here:)
post #8114 of 17538
Sorry..small keyboard...also, on previous topic, when o am going on just to try on a new last/ shoe, I purposely connect with SAs who have sold me shoes on the past. They know I'll be back eventually!
post #8115 of 17538
Back when I was getting my first MTO, Allison both sent me trial pairs and told me to go to a store for a fitting. I was the only customer in the store, told the sales associate why I was there, and bought ~$100 worth of accessories (trees, horns, polishes, etc.). He didn't seem annoyed. But of course, they had every permutation of size I could want (except 11B), so it was a different experience. And that was a small store.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc