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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. Shoes4play

    Shoes4play Well-Known Member

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    $65 beaters.
     
  2. ace13x

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    Well I suppose someone at AE keeps an eye on this forum from @mreams99 's 1776's (kudos to AE for that amazing gesture). I'm not so big headed to believe that this forum alone moves the needle on their bottom line, but maybe the negative feedback on the piping issue will change their minds.

    I was very seriously considering the Hopkinson, but not after the piping change. I got the shell PA's, so they still got my money. [​IMG]
     
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  3. M635Guy

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    Quote:I've got a couple pairs of beater shoes and a pair of beater boots, so that is a category I'm pretty solid on. I dunno - I'll get some new laces and see how I feel next week...
     
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    AE has an Ebay store? Can you please share the link?
     
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  6. amphillips79

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    If I didn't already own a pair of bourbon strands I'd definitely be buying a pair of the bourbon McAllisters. I am sorely tempted by the Sand Suede Boones though. Could use another casual shoe.

    On a side note, I got that pair of Bitter Chocolate Suede McGregors for $100. No one bid against me on that one. I'll take some pics as soon as they arrive!
     
  7. jet-stream

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    Reminder - independence week starts tomorrow. Show us your best Independence-line AEs!

    Inspired by the weasel imagery of late, I figured I'd would supplement this with some sort of "independence weasel" photo, but google image let me down. "American flag weasel" didn't work either, though there were a couple of borderline nsfw items there. Unsurprising in retrospect, I suppose. Anyhoo - looking forward to awesome footwear!
     
  8. BackInTheJox

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  9. GrosgrainUndies

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    I needed a pair of plain black oxfords for a wedding, so I ordered a pair of AE Carlyles through Nordstrom online since the local AE store only had the 10.5E in brown. They didn't look as nice as I expected when they arrived (some loose threads, a crease in the left shoe quarter panel), but I didn't have enough time to mess with an exchange before the event. After wearing them once, I noticed the left shoe is creasing significantly more than the right. This is my first pair of AE shoes, so I'm not sure if this is normal. Thoughts?

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  10. ace13x

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    I don't own the Carlyle so I cannot speak to what is considered normal/abnormal creasing on that shoe, but Nordstroms has a no questions asked return policy. If your not pleased return/exchange them.

    Keep in mind that it is normal for shoes to crease, and one shoe may crease more than the other due to fit (i.e. difference in foot size left to right) or manner of walking.
     
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  11. Lobster33

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    I'd say that's a little unusual to see that much creasing after 1 wear. However, that kind of creasing will happen in time anyway. All of my shoes crease worse on the left shoe, and I think it has to do with the shape of my foot. If those were mine, I probably would not return because black is going to be harder to see creasing in from a distance. But take advantage of the return if you don't like them.
     
  12. ace13x

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    No McA's in my size or else.... but there is an Odenwald I don't need and the B34 fits me rather well.
     
  13. aero25

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    I was in my local AE retail store and the associate said to be on the lookout for a new PTB coming out this fall, around the RDA sale. He said that it is lasted similarly to the Normandy, but short since it's a PTB. He couldn't remember if there were eyelets or not.
     
  14. ace13x

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    I wonder what he meant by similarly. The Normandy is on the B34, which I think works great as a casual boot last, but I'm not sure about a PTB. The Leeds is pretty damn good at what its supposed to be.

    On the other hand exposed eyelets does intrigue me with the right leather combination.
     
  15. jet-stream

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    For the win!
     
  16. AllenEdmondsCEO

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    Awesome photo above with the 1776 and the Stars and Stripes socks!! Loved it.
     
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  17. AllenEdmondsCEO

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    Greetings, Gentlemen --

    I hope you all had a good 4th of July Weekend. I'm a history aficionado and was in London on the day of the Brexit vote and then for the surprised BBC coverage the next morning, including PM Cameron's resignation speech. Interesting time we're living in.

    I want to thank you for the input on piping on our newer designs. We decided on our Refined Dress shoes on the 1943 last and some of the 201 lasted shoes, to go from our usual piping to what's called "profila binding". The profila plays the same role as piping, providing reinforcement around the topline of the shoes for more firmness and closer fit, but it obviously doesn't extend above the topline as the piping does. It was a design decision, not a cost one (profila binding costs a bit more, actually), and therefore one that can be a matter of taste. It's good to have your feedback.

    On the 333 last vs 1943 last question posted above, we did indeed replace the 333 last with the 1943 purposefully. Both have the more square toe than our other lasts, but the 333 didn't fit as well as we'd like across various foot anatomies. The 1943 is based more closely on the fit of our better lasts. Having said that, feet anatomies are highly variable. The 333 last did fit some men well and so those feet may find the 333 preferable to the 1943. The 1943 is much more popular with our customers already, however.

    Thanks for all of your business and your support of American Manufacturing and AE!

    Best wishes,
    Paul
     
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  18. RitchieBro

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    So, curiously, why didn't you just order the black through the AE store, since obviously you were in there to try them on in the brown?
     
  19. rangen930

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    This is a bit of an odd question. How does one get a small spot (about the size of a dime) of bacon grease out of calf leather. I have a pair of dark brown kenilworths that I am considering sending in for a recraft (the soles are truly shot). I have tried to polish and it did not really conceal the stain. Is there a home remedy I can try? I don't think a refinishing at AE will take it out but maybe others have experience with this. I appreciate any thoughts on this. A recraft is $125, maybe I should just get a new pair from the shoe bank for 30 dollars more when they come up.
     
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    Slight differences in your feet (width, length, instep height, ect) can cause the shoes to crease differently. Yours look normal to me.
     
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