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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. ace13x

    ace13x Well-Known Member

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    Yes. though it could also be that while he may be speaking to the right person at BB, they are not speaking to the right person at AE. This is the problem with the "shoeaucracy." Its literally like the telephone game. Or like that episode of M*A*S*H were Hawkeye was tired of the lousy food, and wanted ribs from Adams Rib's.
     
  2. CMT1

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    The Silver Sands outlet mall where the Destin store is located offers a 20% coupon off any purchase in any store in their location, but AE will understandably balk at trying to use this on stuff like first quality shell shoes, etc.
     
  3. ace13x

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    Wouldn't that 20% discount be paid for by the mall and not AE?
     
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    No clue - I know I don't pay it, which is what matters. :slayer:
     
  5. ace13x

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    My understanding is that in addition to rent, malls collect a percentage of sales from their tenants. If the mall is offering the coupon, its to increase traffic to the mall in hopes of increasing overall sales. Like when Walmart sells a DVD player for a small loss because they know (on average) they will more than make it up on other stuff people buy when they go for that DVD player.

    If this is the case its not costing AE anything. They sell you say a Shell Dalton, then they get that 20% back from the mall.

    And yes, [​IMG].
     
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  6. CMT1

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    Makes sense. I'd think the mall would have a cost cap of some sort so that people couldn't start running up a huge AE shell discount bill on them, but then again the number of people inclined to take advantage of it would seem low. Who knows.
     
  7. Count de Monet

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    Could it be that when Paul said "leather change," he only meant color?

    If not, I'd be interested in a MacNeil with Dublin for an extra $40. And Dainite. Basically a LWB McTavish
     
  8. Dd1101

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    Destin dude for the win!!! Tom, Paul, and John have always been really helpful.


     
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    I think it'd be $125 on top of the $395 base price for the MacNeils if it turns out you can change the leather to Dublin.
     
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    You may be right but I thought someone had posted certain changes were $40 each. I know last year I changed the sole for my Heritage and that was only $40.

    If would be helpful if the information was on their site and "official."
     
  11. Shazb0t

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    I've been wearing Strands in 8.5E. They're a little on the loose side so I've been trying on some different length/width combos before I pick up some Park Aves, also on the 65 last. I've tried:

    8E slightly too tight on forefoot
    8EEE little loose all around
    8.5D too tight on forefoot

    The store didn't have any 8EE for me to try. How similar do you guys think an 8EE would be to my current 8.5E Strands?
     
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    Agree with this. If in fact AE allows changes , it should be on the website with the price for each change.
    I'd love to get their Dundee in natural chrome cel and dainite sole
     
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  13. ace13x

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    If your not that far off, You could try a couple more 8E's or 8.5D's at the risk of annoying the SA. What I mean is you could try on 3 pairs of PA's in the same size and find that one fits better than the others. It happens on occasion. From what you discribed, I think going to 8EE is going to feel loose after break-in.
     
  14. BespokeBrooklyn

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    I just pulled the trigger on my first pair of shell cordovan shoes -- $297 Kenwoods. It was them or brown calf Patriots + pebble grain Dundees. Will post photos once they arrive.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Leeds, brown country grain
     
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    [​IMG]

    Vernons for the wedding. Love these shoes.
     
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  17. ZheNewYork

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    What's you gents' experience on Dundee? I've found the last fits me quite well except the leather on the sides keeps rubbing my ankle bones and causes me blister... I think it's the stiffness of the leather, because my suede Peal&Co chukka doesn't have this issue at all. Will this get better with time after the leather soften a bit?
     
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    "Voyager" is another current AE bicycle toe shoe.
     
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    You seem to have the connections to knowing what awesome news is about to happen. Please let me know if you hear any news about blue Carlyle's, Leeds or Lasalle's. I imagine the blue Strands will be a big hit.
     
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    Do you think it would be possible to get a dainite bottom? I really want them but would greatly prefer dainite.
     
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