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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. antb29

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    Great, I will definitely keep them then. The second issue doesn't bother me at all, it's almost invisible when the shoe is tied. Out of curiosity, I would really like to know what caused it though. I've never seen anything like it and I tried to look for similar pictures online, to no avail.
     
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  2. TryingToGrowUp

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    Another data point: I purchased two olive neumoks during this last sale. I selected the better of the two evils. The pair i sent back had horrible double stitching in multiple areas. I had thought about giving a pair to my father as a gift, but even at $147, they were horrible.

    The pair I kept also has poor stitching, but nothing as blatant as the returned pair. I had just figured that since the neumok was a "casual" model, that the attention to detail wasn't as sound ad their classics.

    Maybe this is not the case. But I'm not complaining. My neumoks fit like a glove, are amazingly comfortable, and I feel like I stole them from AE at the price I paid. If this was my first buy with AE, and at full price, I don't think I would have ever bother to try again.

    But in know better! :)
     
  3. Count de Monet

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    My increasing impression is that AE's final inspection process exists in name only, even among the MTO's. Even Dale a/k/a Watchidiot a/k/a The Most Esteemed Grand Poopaw of the GMTO Program received recently an MTO with a nail sticking out of the sole what looked to be s good half inch. And while none of the recent trunk show screw ups have been as bad, the fact they exist at all on what should have been, without exception, show piece shoes (and many are) causes me to conclude final inspection - meaningful final inspection - is not a priority of management. A 60 second inspection would have caught everyone of these errors.
     
  4. NeoXerxes

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    I agree with this. First quality shoes should be first quality. Tears or sloppy burnishing are unacceptable, especially at this price point.
     
  5. Neo1

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    Quote:Again, really appreciate all the help I can get. Wanted to add a few points - I definitely don't need to go the uber-customized route. Not sure if I mentioned it, but 7D in the 65 last fits fine. For larger sized shoes like the McTavish or Black Hills I can use gold toe or other socks like that to help fill up the space. I guess I'm kind of spoiled - I used to be a 9D believe it or not so I could walk in and buy loafers almost without trying them on at all. I love my loafers and am really not used to all these lace-ups. But they are fine too. My biggest problem these days has always been length. When shoes are too big, I feel like I have to make a concerted effort to sort of balance with them on, and my legs and hips ache like crazy late in the day. So I think I probably have wound up with many pairs of shoes too small in length over the years. They seem to fit very snug, but my big toes are always smashed and killing me as time goes on. I was SO appreciative of Sandi at the AE Freeport store actually explaining how the shoes were supposed to fit. I was almost ready to go with 6.5E in the 65 lasted lace-ups but she convinced me otherwise, which was a really good thing. The SAs at the retail store are very nice people but to this point they have not provided me any helpful information on fit, really. I did want to point out that even though 7/7.5 are sizes they do carry, they are not in the store, and one can't just walk into the retail store and ask for like 20 different styles to be brought in. I usually ask for like one at a time, and the back and forth, trial-and-error is just way too time consuming to deal with. I use the boot socks, etc. with my Daltons like you suggested, and it seems to help, although the heel is definitely not what I like. I guess I will stick to my approach of "baptism by fire" by stretching the shoe as much as possible on my own and then going with the thinner dress socks. I'll also probably steer clear of the 97 last at least for now.
     
  6. csmitty

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    Nice, any more details on styles?
     
  7. RitchieBro

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    Maiden voyage for my Long Branch firsts

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    I wouldn't get my hopes up too high. I don't think this is true.
     
  9. Rugger

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    Cmon...give us more than that. Do you work at the Philly store or something?
     
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    Haha if i could i would.

    I do indeed.

    kyle
     
  11. mrfixit

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    This is quickly turning into the Allen Edmonds depreciation thread.
     
  12. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Here's some appreciation for you. Love both of these shoes, although I don't wear all that much. Thinking about unloading (at my wife's strong suggestion):

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  13. JSO1

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    What size? I love those macneils.
     
  14. peppercorn78

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    10.5 3E. I haven't decided yet though. ;)
     
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    Can you tell us when the next sale is? I'd like to waste my money on some casual offerings
     
  16. RitchieBro

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    I agree, and it's a shame...a USA company that is standing for principles of making a quality product in the USA, providing USA jobs for Americans. Let's truly appreciate the job this company is doing, and not try to tear it apart, huh guys? Does everyone make errors, yes. Is any company perfect and error free, no. The art of shoemaking has all but disappeared from the USA, and I applaud and appreciate Allen Edmonds for taking a stand for making a quality American product. Thank you. That is all.
     
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    I have returned my firsts McGregors, which the back side of the right shoe is curved inward and was scraping the back part of my right foot, and they will mail me a new pair next week.
     
  18. Kahuna75

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    Great looking...I keep the red laces in mine as well...though I have the Waxy Brown...I am trying to remember but the Long Branch may have been my first purchase from Allen Edmonds.com
     
  19. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    unloading your wife? never thought to offer mine up on here....well played!

    Please tell me you are not going to replace those macneils with the aweful black edge dressed ones...or worse those Alden clown looking wings..... [​IMG]
     
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  20. peppercorn78

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    Ummm....you may have guessed it ;)
     
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