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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. BG 7

    BG 7 Well-Known Member

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    Does the Shoebank usually adjust prices in line with sales? Or can you call to get an adjustment?

    In this case, the Father's Day Sale. I just saw the email with Maritimes, etc., on sale for $125, which is now the same price as the Shoebank.

    I would assume those prices would now be lower for them to move back inventory, but I know what happens when you assume.
     


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    I've wondered the same. I asked a sa once and she gave me an unusual response. "Thats the rare time it makes more sense to get firsts." Obviously not verbatim and as usual ymmv. This was in reference to the 5a sale.
     


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    New burgundy shell 5th Ave. So far only worn lightly around the house, today will be their maiden voyage in the wild. They've also done some sunbathing for the past week, which has lightened the color from (shots below before and after).

    BTW, a big thank you to the regular weasels on this site, the information here has been invaluable, and the overall supportive atmosphere is very much appreciated. I wish all discussion boards were this civil!

    Cheers,
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    after catching some rays:

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  5. BG 7

    BG 7 Well-Known Member

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    That does seem unusual. Thank you for the insight.
     


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    General AE question. For the Independence line AE gives the shoes premium treatment, including wheeling on the sole and I think it's a softer sheep skin insole. My question is, when purchasing Shell Cordovan shoes, either via the regularly stocked shell options, or via their MTO program, shouldn't they give the premium treatment to those shoes as well? I mean when dropping $650 or more on shoes, I would expect the absolute highest level of premium available from that manufacturer. (For example, when Meermin offers shell shoes, it automatically gets their Linea Maestro treatment.). It doesn't make sense that the shoes we purchase for 495 (i.e. Independende line) have premium characteristics that the 650 shoes don't.
     
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    I was at an outlet store this past Saturday and specifically asked about that to a store manager. I was told that the seconds price is also $125. However, I do like your reasoning :)
     


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    Yes, got these through the "any current style in shell" quasi-MTO program, which as I understand it is still in effect, though there may be some styles or sizes that can't be done. In general, I was told that if a last exists for it, it's probably do-able.

    I'm happy with how these turned out, but it did take a couple of months so it requires a high tolerance for delayed gratification :)

    - Philip
     
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    They came out quite nice, id be very happy. Unsure if I prefer the original hue or the current however.
     


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    They are quite beautiful. Worth the wait in my opinion! Good job!
     


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    I am considering these as well, but I'd like to ask one last question:

    If you are stepping on nails, which outsole would be the best? The Vibram Gumlite Outsole, Double Leather Oak, or Dainite?
     
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    Eh, I could see an argument both ways. Isn't the up charge to shell for the Shell itself and the JR soles?
     


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    I have shoes with all three soles, but I've never tested them for puncture resistance. My gut feeling is that the Vibram would be best.
     


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    If you're going to be stepping on nails, as well as exposing them to paint, plaster, and debris, then as someone else stated on the previous page, look into a proper pair of workboots from a company like Red Wing. AE boots are essentially dress shoes with a higher top and a storm welt, intended to be worn like dress shoes while providing a little more protection against rain and light snow, not for construction work.
     


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    Yes, the upcharge is for the shell and JR soles. However, its unbecoming (imho) to sell your most expensive shoes without all of the bells and whistles. Imagine the most expensive Mercedes came with a lower-end sound system than a middle of the line Mercedes).
     


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