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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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    Today is one of those rare days when I have to wear a suit. So went with black PAs.
     


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    Hey fellas, I've got a question regarding returns...

    In January I bought a brown Park Ave from a retail location in 8.5E. I have two other AEs - Strand and McAllister - in the same size that I bought three years ago in 2013 that are nice and broken in. These new Park Aves are definitely smaller (I measured the sole and they are about a quarter of an inch skinnier). I've worn them about 5 times thinking they would break in, but now having measured it I don't think the 5 last really fits my foot. Back when I was new to AEs I probably just suffered through it until they broke in.


    Bottom I'd like to exchange them for a different shoe on a different last, but I'm not sure if that would fly with the store. Does anyone have any experience with this, suggestions or ideas? I plan on calling them today but wanted to poke around here first.
     


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    Bourbon Daltons.

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    Is the Shoe Bank at Port Washington the same as the Customer Assistance Center, or are they two different places with different inventories? I'm thinking of taking a drive...
     


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    Two different places. Customer Assistance Center is just their customer service line to take orders. If a pair of seconds is listed as being there, it's in a warehouse in a different part of Port Washington that you can't shop around in. If you called a few days ahead of time, I would think they could move any pairs you want to check out from the warehouse to the Shoe Bank.
     
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    Park Shell.
     


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    Keep them, you could end up with a worse pair. I have a couple pairs like that and no issue.
     


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    Thanks!
     


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    Happy Friday, gents! Chili Shakers today.
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    My first pair were like this. They're now in their 5th year of use. I have recrafted them since, but not any sooner than my shoes that were properly stitched in the channel.

    Which isn't to say I haven't rejected in store or returned deliveries of shoes that came like that. In my mind, the company is sure to have a model for sale without this defect, and I'd rather pay the same amount for one without than one with. Maybe a silly principle, but if my cost of exchange (including time spent) is less than the value of the time spent thinking about my off-channel stitched sole, I exchange it. Which is to say the majority of the time I exchange it.

    But I'm looney. So take that into consideration. [​IMG]
     


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    Bought my first pair of quality shoes. I went ahead and got a pair of Allen edmonds strand in the colour oxblood. Right now I'm trying to adjust the leather to my feet. Here are some pictures of it.

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    If these are seconds, I'd be jumping for joy that this is the defect. If these are "firsts", I wouldn't bother returning them.
     


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    Damn those look nice.
     


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    Thanks for the advice. I'll wait for the Shoe Bank to have a bourbon or walnut with dainite in 11E in stock.
     


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