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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. danwatts2005

    danwatts2005 Senior Member

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    I've never seen one. I like it.
     


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    I agree, these look great.
     


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    Just curious. What exactly did you not like about the rubber half soles? I'm pretty happy with my Topy. I can't imagine Vibrams would be worse?!

    Isn't the vtread basically like a rubber half sole, just "built-in"?
     


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    Uncle Well-Known Member

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    Yes..post # 1964....25% off on the Carlyles.

    Also, my #8 Shell Park Ave's were originally quoted at 7-8 weeks, came in at 4 1/2, with a double JR sole MTO.

    They came out great! ( as did my refinishings on a 30 yr old pair of Black Strands and Brown Fifths.). Quite pleased.

    Once I eventually figure out how to post a picture with this outdated android, I will take the obligatory photo(s) with timepiece!
     


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    Canadianguy Senior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. It was actually some of your earlier posts that helped steer me in the direction of this shoe.
     


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    IMO V-tread is grippier (and softer) than a Topy. I feel like the v-tread will wear faster as a result of that though.
     
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    I meant more that they're not commonly seen, than that they are actively disliked. Not surprising, since they were discontinued a couple years ago and the closest model since is a golf shoe (and the MTO that would have brought it to prominence was rejected).
     


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    Thanks all for the responses.

    Well I am hoping that the topy or rubber half sole would be flush installed. I guess I would be ok with this. If they cannot flush mount I am seeing what they would think about redoing the sole. Otherwise I would expect a deep discount on this. It bothers me that there was no mention of a discount yet. I'll sleep on it tonight and email in the am.
     


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    Looking good, congrats
     


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    Thanks!
     


  11. Canadianguy

    Canadianguy Senior Member

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    Not strands but the shell Dundees I just got came in after three weeks (was told to expect 8). Maybe this will give you hope.
     


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    :cheers:

    My turn to volunteer for "door duty" at my son's Catholic school. Thought I'd "shake things up" a bit with my favorite AE's (hands down).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Today I'm wearing my oldest AE's. Burgundy McAllisters that were a Christmas gift from my wife in 1990. They have been recrafted once.
    [​IMG]
     


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    Thank you sir!
     


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    My answer to "what should I wear with the black chinos that I have to wear today?"
    The black grain Athens.
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    I have never worn these for more than a couple of hours at a time. The left shoe crowds/pinches my toes, so I was hesitant about this choice. Hopefully today will bring about a little stretching.
     


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