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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    I know of no optical distortion that would make the shoes look different in size as depicted above. I haven't been to a Rack in several years. Last time I was there, they only put one shoe out. You had to ask for the matching if you wanted to try them on. I suspect this is a mix up.
     
  2. bucksfan

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    Nice looking shoes and a great buy! Thanks for all the kind comments, guys. I really like the shell strands too, they go well with almost anything - from khakis and jeans to suits. Like most shell shoes, they are very versatile.
     
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    +2 Aye, I agree totally. I have the McAllister in walnut and the Strands in shell walnut. Both the Stands and McAlllister are my most comfortable and now favorite shoes, for my foot anyhow. I got lucky in that my shell Strands are much darker than the calf walnut. If it wasn't for the fact that I have so many burgundy shoes now with more on the way I would have gotten the McAllister in merlot. And likely will sometime in the future
     
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    I never tire of seeing pictures of your shell shoes bucksfan. Please feel free to post up all the pictures you want. I do realize that it sometimes costs me dearly when you do, but it is well worth it IMO [​IMG]
     
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    I am still breaking my Cambridges in, but I thought the same thing - slightly more loose than my park aves and strands. They seem to fit me well in my normal size, just a little less snug. Not enough different to size down in my case.
     
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    Does Nordstrom Rack sell seconds, or are they just overstocked firsts?
     
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    Just as a follow up; I sent these back, and a customer service person contacted me, credited me $100, and said a new pair would be made; I received them yesterday, and they were practically flawless (sent them overnight, which was a nice touch). I was really impressed. I just don't want to leave this post out there, and not a follow up.

    AE may be slipping, as all company's going through growth tend to do, but they do step up and make it right.


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  8. PhiPsi32

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    ^^^Very nice. I'm glad they made it right and offered you a concession.
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    +1

    That has always been my experience as well.
     
  10. Ridgeway

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    My AE Park Avenues arrived yesterday. Put them on in the store and they fit great and feel fantastic. Look great for a classic traditional shoe. Picked up AE shoe trees as well. I'm just reading the shoe care threads.
    When I hit some nice weather I'll start breaking them in.
    Asked about the AE 90th deals coming up and the local store (Gary Waters) didn't know about it and it didn't sound like they would be participating.
    Do the deals extend to stores in Canada, or do we need to order directly from AE to get them?
    Thanks!
     
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    Haha sorry about that - I didn't mean to cause a stampede!

    Also, the shoes were the same size - it was my crappy photography skills which made one look smaller than the other?! I tried them on and they :slayer:
     
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    That's what I love about Allen Edmonds. While they do screw up from time to time, they always make it right.

    Btw your shoes are fantastic.
     
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    Those are great looking! I can't get over how great the wheeling on the welt looks. Enjoy, and it is great to hear they made it right for you.
     
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    Anyone have experience with the Positano or Firenze AE loafers? How well do they hold up to wear, is my only concern...
     
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    Last day breaking my Cambridges in.


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    sorry for the dark pic - figuring out how to do this all from my iPad.
     
  16. bucksfan

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    So, I got notification of the Monday Sale Prices (seconds prices unless otherwise noted). Other deals of course might be in the works, specifically note there are no cordovan deals noted.

    Strawfut
    $169
    Bradley
    $169
    Shelton
    $169
    Kiowa
    $129
    Ashbury
    $144
    Winnetka
    $129
    Links
    $144
    New Orleans
    $169
    Boston
    $169
    1 up
    $169
    Montecito
    $109
    Carlsbad
    $169
    Kenilworth
    $144
    McAllister
    $225
    Broadstreet – 1st quality
    $245
    Woodstock – 1st quality
    $199
    Tampa – 1st quality
    $149
    Eastport
    $119
    Manchester
    $245
    Cody
    $245
     
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    These shoes are amazing and they will be my next AEs. I also can't decide between the McAllisters or the Strands but atleast I know that they will be walnut. They also have the Jeffersons but the run +$100.
     
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    Are those online prices, outlet prices, or retail store prices? I have an outlet like 30 min from my house, but if I can order online I would like to.
     
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    Dope, guess the 35 dollar gift card I got from doin an AE refurb will come in handy. U go to Jeffersonville, I assume wit your name? I stay in Columbus.
     
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