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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. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    As the person who has probably done the most MTOs here, I feel it is my responsibility to tell you how absolutely outstanding their customer service has been. I have worked with Allison and Deborah to do at least 8 MTOs and their customer device has been outstanding each and every time. Add to that the 3 custom neumoks and we're at a dozen or so. They have both been responsive and professional in every encounter. Many of my orders have been full-priced shell. AE is not making as much money as you think. They are set up for mass manufacturing, so the time it take to hunt down old patterns and do special makeups can be insane. They are doing this as a service for loyal customers. Think about the sheer volume of orders they are receiving and cut them some slack. Pick up the phone and call. You may not get through the first time but that's probably because I am on the phone with them.
     
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  2. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    Oh look - walnut shell MacNeils. Did they take a long time? Yes! Did they take two tries to get right? Yes! Did they get them exactly right? Yes! Where they worth every penny and every day I waited? Absolutely! Does anyone else have a pair like me? Only GOP Guy because he recognizes greatness when he sees it (no offense GOP guy - I think you are awesome)
     
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    Lol. Nice shoes. Enjoy them!
     
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    So I got my new suede stands in and one shoe feels ever so slightly loose at the heel. Like when I walk my heel lifts up inside the shoe maybe a hair. Tried on my park aves and have the same problem. Could it be that I wasn't properly fitted at the AE store? I don't recall any lifting at the store. FYI neither shoe is broken in yet.
     
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    Ordered me some Black Park Avenues today at the shoe bank. Hope there isn't anything noticeable wrong and hope the bad weather doesn't delay the shipment too long.
     
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    I need a new pair of chukkas and these clearance prices seem pretty good.

    Opinions on Mojave vs Amok?

    Mojave ($177, crepe sole):
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    I've read a few reviews which complained about the Amoks quickly developing a squeak. Does anyone know if AE have addressed the squeaking problem?
     
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  8. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I know a winner when I see one.

    And, imitation is the best form of flattery. :)
     
  9. bespoken pa

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    Just sent my final specs in yesterday. We shall see about the response time. If my new EG mto beats my them to market, I will promptly go to church as the apocalypse is upon us.
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    I'm sure everyone is aware that Allison's job isn't just to cater to our MTO orders, right?
     
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    Totally Allison has always been great to work with, this outcome isn't surprising. As the thread grows and mto becomes more popular, Allison will certainly become busier. I think there are many forum members who have been placing orders since the programs inception. Perhaps some of us became use to the quick turn around times. Simply requires an adjustment of expectations.
     
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    I received my rush streets yesterday afternoon and I have mixed feelings. The look is just what I expected it to be but the leather around the laces and heel were in VERY poor shape. It might be hard to see because of the lighting. Also, they apparently run a half size long so they are going back as an exchange. I'm giving them another shot on the quality in a smaller size.
     
  13. Pastor

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    You should come to my place. I've converted just about all of our guys to wearing AE's.
     
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    Would love to my city is being inundated by all star game attendees. It amazes me that even in a restaurant associated with fine dining the overwhelming amount of gentlemen wearing horrible shoes. It is truly an epidemic.
     
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    Had a chance to wear these around and decided the fit was good enough to keep. I think the slight heel slip is from my skinny ankles. Never thought much about it I think because all previous shoes were bluchers (before I knew what that meant). I also have tongue pads but not sure they are needed yet. Black are the Harrisons (firsts from amazon) along with walnut fifth avenue from the seconds sale. [​IMG]
     
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    I probably would look past it if they were seconds and were the right size given the location. The shoes are great looking otherwise and very comfortable. I'd be lying if I said I didn't expect better at full price.
     
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    If anyone in the DC area is interested, Vincenzo's in town to help open the new store at city center. Today he's at the store on Connecticut Avenue.


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  20. peppercorn78

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    I love how people like Vincenzo, Allison, Kristle, and Mr. Graangard have become minor celebrities in this thread.

    :)
     
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