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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. peppercorn78

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    Thanks for the complements, gents! I developed a jones for black shell by hanging around the Alden thread and seeing pictures of CMTs gorgeous Indies and MDubs staggering collection of glorious black shell.

    I was thinking black shell should be very casual to work, and a black boot is totally badass in an FU SWD sort of way. I was all set on getting the Alden Indy when Kristle at JVille emailed me about this pair of 2nds which is basically flawless except for some dry patches on one of the side panels (VSC took care of it).

    Since I had been on a waiting list for shell Dundees in my size for almost two years, she graciously honored a previous price point, which made it a no-brainer kop. I guess buying 15 pairs from one of the best SAs in the business over the years earns you some top notch customer care. :)

    PS: I still may buy the Indy or a black tanker. Just not this year.
     
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    Another pic. My wife did a crafty AE thing a while back, so I included it. Eat your hearts out... she supports my habit! (for now)

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    Wow, and that's only half of them!
     


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    I only have a left foot.
     


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    Now THATS a collection. And that doesn't even include his suede or calf!!
     


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    amazing!

    What size do you wear? What's your address? And what times are you away from home? [​IMG]
     


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    Oh snap, polojock615 in with the shelliciousness! :slayer:


    I love mine. Where I once thought I'd never find the occasion to wear black shell due to my current wardrobe, I've found that I will definitely find an excuse to rock it when and where I can.


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    I walked over five miles in them on the Saturday before the Superbowl in San Francisco, and they felt like they became more and more comfortable as they wore in. They are starting to approach Shaker Heights comfort for me, which is a seriously hefty statement!

    I need to give the Indys and the PCTs the same treatment as my AE shell, but I'm burnt out on shoe recon at this point.
     


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    Ok, NOW I have shell envy. Goodness that is incredible. Does your wife have a sister that would also support said shoe habit??? (even better if we're the same size, possible future brother in law...)
     


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    No - but my sister needs a husband.
     


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    Bwahahahahahahaha!
     


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    Awesome collection, and they say that Shell is rare ...
     


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    A marketing ploy IMO. In the Alden thread someone posted a newspaper ad from the early 80s advertising basically the last run of Cordovan shoes ever before the material goes out of production. We can ask our friends polojock and mdubs how that turned out!
     
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    Now for the trivia question - can anyone name all of the models and their colors?
     


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    You guys are fking animals.
     


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