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Thank you, A-E, SF, j and AAAC!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLibourel, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Daytona John

    Daytona John Active Member

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    Wow...I've only in the last month or so come to appreciate Allen Edmonds...love this story!
     
  2. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    What about Vass, G&G, and St. Crispins?

    Kiton and Berluti? [​IMG]


    I don't recall AP bought any Kiton, G&G and Berluti. Only a handful of St. C and Vass is not nearly to the extent of JL and EG.
     
  3. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Jan. This speaks highly of the company.

    I agree.
     
  4. Brad

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    Congratulations, that is a great story.
     
  5. xchen

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    I really started getting into clothing a few months ago and decided that if I was going to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch, this was going to be the last time and I was going to invest in nice things that would really last if I took care of them. I have been mostly reading this forum (although at first it was the GQ forums, which is not enough about Trads IMO), and I have really taken a liking to the styling of the AE's. I finally got to try on a few pair yesterday and while I thought I wanted to build my shoe collection of AE's, I now am certain. These shoes are amazing for someone in my price range, it will take me several years to have a decent collection going. Also, reading this really made me respect AE even more. A company that appreciates its customers is not seen as often as should be expected, and definitely speaks volumes to someone like myself. Congrats Jan, can't wait for a pic of these!
     
  6. Thurston

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    That's great. I'm really happy for you.
     
  7. GQgeek

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    That's cool. Hey, if SF has that much pull with AE, maybe we could get them to design some more contemporary lasts (like an 888 or JL 1150). It sucks that for a lot of people the only options for welted shoes this side of the Atlantic are $900+. AE has huge distribution.
     
  8. distinctive

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    Congratulations, that is a great story.

    I could not come up with a better way to congratulate you than Harry Caray raising his glass to you. Jan wins! Jan wins!
     
  9. Get Smart

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    wow, that's amazing. Congrats Jlib!!

    Def speaks volumes for AEs commitment to their loyal customers
     
  10. aportnoy

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    Too cool for school Jan![​IMG]

    Kudos to J. for going above and beyond.[​IMG]
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Kudos to J. for going above and beyond.[​IMG]


    Agreed. One of the many things that makes SF different from other forums (not just clothing) is that the owner would do this for a member rather than spend the time trying to line his own pocket with kickbacks or freebies. Says a lot about J.
     
  12. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!!

    Pictures...pictures...we want to see them!
     
  13. Parker

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    What a great story! Enjoy.
     
  14. tonylumpkin

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    Happy and proud to have added my name to the petition! Congratulations, and wear them in good health for many years to come!
     
  15. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap! Excellent!

    Kudos to J & crew, wear them in good health Jan!
     
  16. Neo1824

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    Congrats Jan. That is fantastic! [​IMG]
     
  17. Teacher

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    You know, I put my name on the petition because I thought Jan deserved it. I did not put my name on it expecting anything would actually come of it, despite AE's outstanding reputation for customer service. Even though they didn't name a new shoe after Jan (and I guess it was a bit much to expect, as grand a gesture as it was from J), this is more than I would ever have thought would happen. Congrats, Jan...you deserve them!

    Now, for those pics....
     
  18. DocHolliday

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    You know, I put my name on the petition because I thought Jan deserved it. I did not put my name on it expecting anything would actually come of it, despite AE's outstanding reputation for customer service. Even though they didn't name a new shoe after Jan (and I guess it was a bit much to expect, as grand a gesture as it was from J), this is more than I would ever have thought would happen.

    It's the custom insoles that really sell me on it. I definitely want a pic of those!
     
  19. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy for you. Well done to J and his hard work, I was glad to sign the petition.
     
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    Couldn't think of a better guy for something like this to happen to.
     

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