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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. MattRiv

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    The real question is would you rather have firsts on sale, seconds from the bank or nearly brand new firsts on eBay for 1/3 of retail.

    Long live the bay.
     


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    Each option has its use. Ebay is particularly good for finding discontinued shoes. For example, I have a nice pair of Bryons, that are the same as a Fifth Ave., but on a different last. I purchased them on Ebay, but their soles had a moderate amount of wear and would need recrafting some day. Then I found the exact same shoe in nearly new condition a few days ago for far less than $100. It looks like they have been worn 1-3 times at most. Easy choice for me. Sell the old ones and use the funds to buy the newer version for the same price. I would add that I am VERY diligent in checking for shoes every day as one must be quick when the opportunity does eventually present itself. Long live the Bay indeed. If the shoes is on the shoe back it is easier for me to justify waitning for the sale or picking them up while they are still around.

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    I would completely agree with llamaone - if I had to be black and white id say firsts but I've had plenty of firsts messed up too, primarily in the hand sewn area, with one shoe noticeably different than the other due to stitching errors.

    Just off the top of my head as an example, my Nashua 1sts have the sole on one shoe attached in a strange way, doesn't look like it will come off, but it isn't right, and they squeak badly when I walk. My Nashua 2nds (other pair) are virtually flawless.
     


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    +1. Hell, +2 because I'm counting my bank account as a human being in this scenario.
     


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    Speaking of the bay...

    I just picked up these 9c Maxfields as a size experiment after my brannock sizing yesterday. $24.85 shipped

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    Good morning friends. Wearing another thrift store rescue on this wet, casual Friday morning. This is the Hancock in brown, style number 8464. I believe it was made from 2003-2005. It's among my most comfortable AEs even though it's a half-size too big and I have to use tongue and heel pads. I'm considering having a Dainite sole added through recrafting to finish their journey into "beater" status.

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    Happy Friday, gents! Tan McT's and denim today.

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    Sturgis Friday? Sure why not...
    Welcome to the almost weekend all.
     


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    Bonus point for having March Madness bracket in view? My most comfortable shoe, oxblood Strands.
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    Is your bracket still alive? I thought mine was dead, but I'm 14th out of 90.
     


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    Have Ducks VS UNC in the final with UNC winning. Tonight's games are a cluster for me though. Stupid WVU and MSU...
     


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    Count me in the ShoeBank arena because of a couple of Ps:

    Poor - Don't really have the pocket change kicking around to go with firsts

    Patience - There aren't a lot of pairs that I NEED right now, so I'm willing to play the waiting game for a pair I like to hit a price I like

    Perspective - I'm pretty OK with minor flaws on shoes because, in the end, they're just things you put on your feet. Yeah, I like them to look their best, but as long as the flaws are minor, I take solace in the fact that what I've got on are nicer than anyone else here at work on most given days.

    I saved for a long time to buy my first pair of AEs (first-quality Long Branch). I loved them from the moment I put them on. Took a chance on the ShoeBank and have not been disappointed on the quality since. The only time I've returned were for fit issues. Once I saw that if I was patient, I could get 2-3 pairs of 2nds for the same amount I would spend on a 1sts, I got on board the Bank pretty quickly.
     


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    Nothing casual about this Friday. Black PAs with a great shine
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    Just pulled the trigger on the Dark Brown RL (Ahem....AE) Singletons. RL is still offering 30% off and i got free 2 day shipping. I wear size 10D in the 5 last and ordered these in 10D. If they don't fit then i guess i'll send them back and try the 9.5D as all of their E sizes are sold out.

    Will post pictures when they arrive.
     


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