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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. thecooldude33

    thecooldude33 Active Member

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    Here are some pictures of my humble AE collection. From left to right (bottom picture)--Merlot Chester, Walnut Rutledge, Brown Burnished McGregor, Black Clifton, Black Montecito, Black Park Avenue. Next will be Walnut Strands.
     


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    Your Walnut Rutledge almost looks like a Bob's Chili to my eye. Is that the lighting or did you do something to darken them up just a bit?
     


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    I see a Nordstrom anniversary sale being mentioned, is that usually pretty aggressive deals?

    Are there any ways to get good deals I should know of? I'm pretty new to ae.
     


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    Nordstrom has amazing deals during their anniversary sale. In last year's anniversary sale they had the AE Park Avenue, Strand and McAllister for $260 each (that's when I bought my PA shoes) and the Dalton boots for under $300.
     
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    I believe it starts in mid July this year
     
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    Called Shoebank to get the Mcgregors in my size for $137(a steal). James at the NJ location went and looked it over without me even asking and mentioned there was a leather scar on the face by the wing so I passed on that. Lucky I called though because he got me 1st quality Dk Chili for only $20 more! Arrived today and look great. Some light striping on the toe I can clean up with polish but perfect otherwise.

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    Cheers to Thursday and shout out to James at NJ Shoebank.
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    There were talks about Dk brown vs Dk chili yesterday so here is a real comparison. Quite different in fact.
     


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    I'll have to keep my eyes open. Any additional avenues?

    Also are there any related acronyms or abbreviations I should know? I haven't run into much issue in this thread but certainly others.
     


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    Those were the popular Allen Edmonds on sale. I can't remember at the moment which other ones they had on sale. Also if you like their belts, keep an eye out for the Manistee Belt. It retails for $120 and last year it was on sale for $80. I plan on buying the walnut color belt for my walnut Daltons. As far as acronyms, the only ones I know about are AE (Allen Edmonds), PA (Park Avenue) and FA (Fifth Avenue) because I'm also kind of new to AE shoes but I've learned a lot thanks to Styleforum.
     


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    You're aware of the Shoe bank for seconds, I take it?
     
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    I see, thanks for your help. By avenues I meant other retailers just to clarify.

    I am. I haven't purchased from the website but have bought most of mine locally at an outlet.
     


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    Barto---
    Probably the lighting. The Rutledge Walnut color seems a bit different than the rest of the Walnut colored AEs though.
     
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    Not AE, but I did get two compliments today on these and one person asked me if they are AE. And I am celebrating my 5th pair of AEs (olive shannon drive) arriving on Saturday.
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    @harlequin782 So I checked my closet and you're absolutely right, the rush had a regular welt. I remember when I got it and the neumok - with the neumok being unlined I just wear it way more often since it is one of the rare 65s that actually works really well for me. Rush at is more like normal - pressure at the top, vgap, etc. You know how you know you're in trouble? When you wear dress shoes 5-6 days a week and you wear casual styles so infrequently you don't even remember what they look like. Would you believe I recently saw that I had a Shelton and I literally didn't even know I owned that?
     


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    Today's pair, University in walnut.
     


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