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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. presto987

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    Hi, can anyone comment on my post below? TIA!

     
  2. cdmcallister

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    I just sent the following email to the shoebank (shoebank@allenedmonds.com). Will post the reply when I receive it.

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    Good evening.

    Some readers of the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread on styleforum.net have questions about the sale(s) going on right now and I'd like to get a list of available models in my size.

    1. Is the 2 for $250 sale limited to discontinued/closeout models?
    2. Is the 2 for $250 only for seconds or are there first quality shoes as well?
    3. Can we add the $35 discount for the Soles4Souls promotion to the 2 for $250 deal if we donate 2 pairs of shoes?

    I'm looking for a list of closeout and seconds for 9.5E and 9.5EE...

    Thanks and have a blessed day!

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  3. Galix

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    I am still a newbie, so here comes a newbie question: AE Fifth Avenue in walnut to be worn (mostly) with chinos?
     
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    I probably wouldnt wear with jeans, but you could wear with dress trousers or suit depending on the setting
     
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    I would definitely rock 5th Aves with a suit. Maybe chinos depending on the color and dressy-ness. Probably jeans as well depending on the overall outfit. My $.02
     
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    Wearing mine today too. LOVE.
     
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    2 for $250 on seconds of discontinued styles. If you e-mail the shoebank they will send you a list in your size of the discontinued styles that are a part of the sale.
     
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    I didn't know that AE makes bowling shoes.
     
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    Picture??
     
  10. MoneyWellSpent

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    I think they would work with many suits, all trousers (as long as they color goes well), and they could go with chinos depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Depending on the quality of the chinos, I think they could be used to dress up the pants if you pair them with a good belt and perhaps a business casual shirt with or without a similarly casual sport coat or sweater that complements the chinos.
     
  11. MoneyWellSpent

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    I don't own them, but they were on my short list as a consideration when I was looking for a rubber soled boot last fall. I ended up going with something different. However, I know that many people have had trouble with the fit with the Malvern, saying that it doesn't fit the same as the other 1-511 Last shoes. I think the padded insole was where the blame was eventually pinned. As for the sole, I think it works just fine as long as you want a rubber sole (it is actually AE's imitation of a Dainite sole), and has a clean profile.
     
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    After returning the Brooks 7 tan and linen spectators for poor fit and poor stitching on the front of the shoes, I made up for it in a big way this morning.

    The Freeport store was able to locate for me new Player's shoes in my size in 1st quality in walnut and in chocolate suede. I had been tempted to try the snuff suede Neumoks, but after seeing the Player's shoe in suede earlier this week with the green laces in this thread,I was sold. I recently picked up the Player's in black calf from Nordstrom for $165 and was really impressed with them. This pricng isn't as nearly as good as that steal, but after applying Soul4Soles discounts I get two pairs of 1st quality Allen Edmonds for $384 in great looking models that I already know will fit me!

    I can't wait to see them.

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    Update - The email I received from the store indicated they were going to ship me the snuff instead of the bitter chocolate. Upon calling them about this mistake it looks like there never were chocolate Player's avaialble in my size in 1st quality. I've had bad luck with 2nds in the past, so I'm not sure what to expect, but worst case scenario I will return them if they arrive in unacceptable condition. If they work out and their failing is minor I'll have spent $336 for both pairs.

    Frustrating after thinking that I had finally found a pair!
     
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  13. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Well-Known Member

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    Old fashioned isn't exactly correct. Timeless is a better word. Take a look at any AE shoe, and over 90% of them have either been offered for decades on end, OR they have had a similar version made at some point in the past under a different style name. It's actually quite fun to scroll through and see the same shoes from 50 years ago also being offered 40 years ago... 30 years ago... 20... 10... now. You can do so here: http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs The point is, men's dress shoe styles haven't really changed much in the last century and a half. They look good now, and they will look good 20 years from now. It's a lot of fun putting money towards something that won't fall apart and be out of style in a couple of years.
     
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    New arrival, a steal at $90:

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    I don't understand why you're here if that's what you think...
    I'm only 23 and I think classic styles such as those that Allen Edmond's offers are extraordinary.
     
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    Here you go:

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    Couldn't agree more! This is something that seems to happen in several shoe appreciation threads. I suspect that a few members have developed a warped sense of loyalty/hatred to/of certain brands and feel morally obligated to force others to hear their views, regardless of how little they're wanted.

    It's sort of like getting that knock on your door on a Sunday afternoon. When you open it to find two men in ill fitting suits, you know you're either going to have to be rude or listen to a very one sided discussion.
     
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    I just bought a pair of fifth aves . The leather is pretty stiff , is this normal? Thanks for any help
     
  19. MoneyWellSpent

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    Definitely a great price! What do you think of them so far from a quality/durability standpoint?
     
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    You said in the "Introduce Yourself" thread that you were on SF to improve your style. Welcome to the AE thread where you will surely do that.
     
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