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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. Indyoshi68

    Indyoshi68 Well-Known Member

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    CHINNGISKHAAN... NOOOOOOO!!!!! YOU ONLY HAVE ONE PAIR OF AE?!?!? (caps for emphasis, pot being stirred...) I see you here all the time! Maaaannnnn, I never.[​IMG] LOLOLOL
     
  2. Dillardiv

    Dillardiv Well-Known Member

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    Someone talk me either into or out of those white McNeils.

    Pros:
    They look awesome

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    No half sizes
    Was hoping to avoid buying shoes for a while
    Where would I wear them? (I live in Virginia)
     
  3. tifosi

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    I do agree that they look awesome! I had the same issue...where would I wear them???
     
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    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    I paid $505 through Allison :)

    Maiden voyage, btw. Starting them out with some light airport, hotel wear.

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    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy them. You may wear them twice a year, if that. At some point you will look in your closet and think: "what the hell was I thinking?" :D
     
  6. tifosi

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    But are they "cherry cordovan"???? haha. :stirpot: J/K I imagine they were AE's normal burgundy. Not sure why FSC called them cherry....
     
  7. Indyoshi68

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    3 of 3...All present and accounted for, Sir! [​IMG]
     
  8. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Well-Known Member

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    LOL
    chill... I'm a student still, I have no need for loads of dress shoes... yet...[​IMG]... I have another pair on the way... and my plan is to buy around 2 pair a year until I get out of school in 2 years then I can buy them as I need/want them. I got my first pair of AE's for fathers day.

    I'm here all the time because I love shoes and I want to learn more.
     
  9. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Well-Known Member

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    hold up there buddy. I didn't mean to start an argument... I'm just not a math whiz thats all.

    Also, it wasn't a claim... it was a simple inquiry. I am making no claims about AE at all except that the only pair of shoes I currently own from them are wonderful in every way. I just wanted to get people's opinions on the questions I asked, yours included.

    Sorry if it seemed like I was refuting what you said, that was not my intention.
     
  10. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    I have white Neumoks. Hardly ever wear them, but still fun to look at.[​IMG]
     
  11. WICaniac

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    I own four pairs of seconds and can only identify a flaw in one of them, which suggests tight quality control standards. I have never seen a flawed pair of firsts when shopping for AEs.

    Speaking of limited stock in 2nds... I missed the Black Friday blowout during which some people on this forum secured Long Branches for $99 because there was no stock in my 11E. I stopped by the Shoe Bank yesterday to see if the situation had changed. It had not, but I tried on a pair of 10.5EEEs that fit surprisingly well--just a little pressure along my left big toe. As AE has no stock of 11E firsts, either, I can only guess whether they would fit better.

    I remember someone posting here the precise increments/measurements of size and width increases but cannot relocate it. Holding the 10.5EEE Long Branches sole-to-sole with my 11E PAs and Leeds, it's hard to discern a difference. If I had purchased these at $99, I'm certain I'd be satisfied with the fit. Knowledge that I missed this sale is somehow making the slight pressure more noticeable. Any relevant experience on fits across these lasts to offer?
     
  12. Indyoshi68

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    Okay, ya big baby... Just ribbing you a bit (you had it coming, too [​IMG]). I don't want you to get labelled as a member who responds with 'heated emotion'!!! Ha!

    FWIW, I'm sure NOONE here NEEDS the amount of shoes some members fess up to having, including yours truly. So enjoy the journey! Consider the pot stirred...
     
  13. chinngiskhaan

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    Heated emotion???? I would NEVER stoop to those levels![​IMG]... lol

    Yes, the pot has been stirred, but luckily, people are back to posting pictures of their shoes...

    Also, if you stop and think about it, if I had dozens of pairs of shoes, don't you think I'd be posting pictures of them instead of "stirring the pot"?

    I personally don't think there is anything wrong with heated emotion when warranted. However, most of the time the heated emotion comes from someone misunderstanding someone else's words.

    Anyways, I'm glad to know there is at least one forum member that can take a joke!
     
  14. bespoken pa

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    E produces far more shoes than say EG or Alden. To put it in perspective, St.C produces around 1500 pairs per year, that number of shoes is probably sitting in the stockroom of one of the major NYC stores. I think that Allen Edmonds churns out as many shoes as they can, not overly concerning themselves with mistakes as the seconds market is so robust.
     
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  15. chinngiskhaan

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    I've definitely considered that as a likely explanation.

    So do you think they don't take the time to properly train their craftsmen or are the second quality shoes just purely an inevitable result of the incredibly high amount of shoes they put out and the firsts to seconds ratio for AE is not much worse than that of say an Alden or EG?

    Once again... just questions and thanks a bunch for the input!
     
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    Why would you ask any of this when you seemed to reply so matter-of-factly while that conversation happened the first time around?
     
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    the pic cracks me up because i notice you have JAB shoe trees in your allen edmonds! presumably because you can get three of them for 25 bucks all the time. i do the exact same thing! hah...
     
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    IMO the seconds are an accepted trade off for the number of shoes they produce. I have been advised that EGs rejection rate is around 2%. EG uses much more handcrafting along the way. In addition their raw materials are much more expensive as such I am sure management frowns upon waste. Additionally I would bet EG discourages a seconds or subs market as it dilutes the brand. I was in CJ a couple of weeks ago and they were actually selling their subs in showroom which I found interesting. They had a few mto model rejects that were fairly unique.
     
  20. polojock615

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    I know, right? They're actually made by Woodlore and identical to AE shoe trees. I have a few AE shoe trees, but that was before I learned better. I've got another dozen or so pairs in the closet waiting for more shoes.
     
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