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

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  1. M635Guy

    M635Guy Senior member

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    I hope you are able to prioritize the "items per page" fix - I'm confident the new design is costing you money as people get tired of paging and paging and paging...

    Also, some more refinements on searching ShoeBank would be great - the easier to search, the more we can buy ;)
     


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    Thats good news because 18 is quite limiting. Thanks for the information and look forward to seeing the option of additional items per page.
     


  3. AllenEdmonds

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    What additional search refinements are you looking for?
     


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    FaRKle Senior member

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    What kind of engineering? What kind of look are you going for (attention grabbing, subtle refinement, mix of class and flair, ect.)?

    As a fellow enginerd in the tech sector, my colleagues and executives don't really care what kind of shoes you wear as long as they're not too flashy. There are directors that wear sports shoes with their slacks and dress shirts... Our visiting customers (primarily from the Asia region), don't notice footwear unless it's not black.

    I thought the Leeds recommendation was good, and the MacNeil might work too. A Mora or Lexington (if you can still find one) also seemed like good options to me.
     


  5. middlepP

    middlepP Senior member

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    Did some shoe maintenance yesterday... but didn't touch these McTs. In fact, in 3 years, these have only seen a brush and the occasional damp wipe down. Always been worried about darkening them. For those keeping score at home, these are the "tan" version.
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  6. BespokeBrooklyn

    BespokeBrooklyn Senior member

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    If the dressiest you go is slacks and a button-down, then I would stay away from black shoes and cap-toe oxfords, which may look too dressy with jeans. Perhaps a dark brown or chili-colored MacGregor ($137 in the shoe bank right now)?

     


  7. FaRKle

    FaRKle Senior member

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    I think it'd be great if you could search a shoe by name and it'd tell you what sizes are available (kind of like the regular AE site).
     


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    Off the top of my head, a category for current sale items would be great, perhaps one for boots, some may also find it useful to know what a specific store has available.
     


  9. BespokeBrooklyn

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    Sizing/buying question for you guys:

    I normally wear size 15D. When I bought my first pair of AE loafers a few years ago (McGraw penny loafers, dark brown), I ordered 14D, because, I figured, I would often wear them without socks, or with very thin no-show socks. I love them, but I have to wear them with regular socks, or else they cause blisters on the back of the heel and in the instep. I wear them with slacks and sportcoats, which is fine, but I am looking to add a pair that (a) goes with jeans and chunks, and (b) won't chafe my feet.

    I tried the Patriots in 15D, but there was quite a bit of heel slippage, and obviously 14.5 is not an option. Any suggestions as to model or sizing?

    Also, the several Allen Edmonds concept stores I've visited in New York do not stock 14s or 15s. Is there a place to try on large pairs without incurring a ton of restocking fees?
     


  10. AllenEdmonds

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    The search by name is something we could look at.

    When you select your size and width, it will already show you the styles with inventory. When you click on the picture of the shoe, it will show you the outlets with inventory that you can contact and work with.
     


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    I think (and I may be wrong) that what some people want is to be able to search the inventory in the other direction -- to be able to filter the search just to show what's available at a particular physical outlet location. Being able to search by categories such as "dress shoes," "casual shoes," "boots," "loafers," monk strap," etc., would also be helpful.
     


  12. AllenEdmonds

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    Current sale items for the outlets might be difficult, but let me take a look. I will look at adding a boot category.
     


  13. AllenEdmonds

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    Let me think about how the search in the other direction would work.
     


  14. peppercorn78

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    Outlets can pull stock from any location and drop ship to you anyway, so mightn't this be ultimately redundant?
     


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    @AllenEdmonds My top 3 would be:
    1) Quantity info on what was actually available. Sometimes a store has literally a single pair, other times (like with PAs or Graysons) they have many.
    2) Site refresh more often,
    3) Search by physical location.
     


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