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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Dillardiv

    Dillardiv Well-Known Member

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    That's true, but they are keeping Paul, which says something. In the case where a company isn't profitable or growing, it would make sense for a PE firm to make big changes. In this case, they are already growing revenue at 20% and are probably profitable. I'd imagine the owner wants to continue to grow top and bottom line and then eventually take them public. We'll see.

    Side note- I'm getting so antsy for my brown shell Jefferson's that are getting remade! AHHH!
     
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    I've said this before and I'll say it again. Is it 8 weeks yet??? I WANT MY MTO DUNDEES AND BROADSTREETS!
     
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    My APB worked! Only, it's The Sizzle, and not Cold Iron that has returned.

    Either way, welcome back, old friend.
     
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    I know I'm dying here. I have my Merlot Web Gems and my MTO Brown Cordovan Players pending..... I really really really hope they don't have inspection issues!
     
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    Keep it domestic... well that is a farce.
    AE has already diluted the brand by having the "Made in DR" shoes. (Cemented construction, etc...)
    I hope PE doesn't make it worse.
     
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    I just got my Neumoks, and unfortunately they are headed back to AE. They came out beautiful, except with just a couple of seconds-quality issues. Mainly, not all the holes were cleanly punched on them, so that there are some tan dots on them, and the medallion holes aren't punched out very much at all. Also, there was some hairstuff all over them (possibly just lint, but didn't come off with a light rubbing) and wrinkles all over the place.

    Allison gladly is taking them back to look over, and will let me know if they are repairable or need replacing (in which case I'm asking for a slight sizing adjustment). Anyway, they didn't stay in my hands long enough to take photos, but they are pretty damn good looking otherwise. Lots of shell all over, including the heel lining and the foot padding. The double JR sole came out perfect, and the light brown transparent edging is *exactly* what everyone wants their edging to look like, absolutely nailed it.
     
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    Good news. I contacted Kristle of J'ville and got this response. Fingers crossed they're able to do something to fix them:

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    I had a pair of Daltons a few years ago, and the same thing happened to me. I've also seen other people with the same issue. I ended up selling the pair for fit reasons, but the moral of the story is that the Daltons have non-functional pull tags, which is a silly design flaw that needs fixing.
     
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    I actually never use the pull tabs to put on my shoes. Why wouldn't you just hold them from the sides? You get so much more grip...

    I do this with all my boots. Pull tabs or not.
     
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    This is good to know. Perhaps whether or not I pulled too hard, this is my fault for not knowing that they're basically nonfunctional. Hopefully they'll be able to fix them for me and I can put 'em on correctly from here on out.
     
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    The moral of my story was that you were using them correctly, but they were designed incorrectly. Pull tabs should either be functional and strong (like on a pair of Vibergs) or not there at all. Putting on delicate pull tabs for aesthetics makes no sense whatsoever.
     
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    Really loving my chili McAllisters that had made. The color is certainly under utilized by AE, will have to get some other MTO's in this color.

    Decided to use some chili edge dressing on the lower section of the heels, I think the color contrast adds a little something extra to the shoe.
     
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    I think a member of our forum had a pair of Daltons made with the pull tabs removed. Guess he knew something others didn't.
     
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    I like the aesthetic and given that they're dress boots and not rugged boots, I'm fine with it.

    Honestly, I loosen the laces and put my feet in by holding the sides. it works and I'm sure it's easier than using the pull tab.
     
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    Just got this in the mail...
     
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    Can't pull it up its says what?
     
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    I agree, if the pull tab was to really be functional, it would have to be really heavy-duty and ugly. On dress boots that wouldn't fit the overall look. I 'accidentally' tugged on one of mine any it tore - I had to have local cobbler stitch it. Never again - I use the sides only.
     
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    It's a letter from Paul Grangaard about the sale to Brentwood Associates.
     
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    Wish we had pix since those don't sound too bad.
     
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