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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. SLCRich

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    Haha. Glad someone got that reference. The black has grown on me with this chukka for sure. I haven't seen it in person, but I think the brown grain would look awesome too
     


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    Like Andy Dufresne, if I write a letter every week to AE requesting they create some navy blue Carlyle's, maybe they will. I mean, they can't ignore me forever, right?
     


  3. RichieP

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    That would not save you where I work. Now that I'm noticing shoes, there's one guy in the hardware dept (circuits, not nuts & bolts) that may have more boat shoes than us filthy barnweasels combined. And in every color of the resistor color code chart, too. Sometimes all on the same shoe!
     


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    So I finally convinced a buddy of mine (who works with an FAE from Wisconsin!) to get some AEs. I texted him a pic of my Kirkwoods and this is what he sent back:

    "I got on a plane today and the guy next to me was sporting the exact same Mcallisters" (walnut)

    I told him he needed to buy another pair so that awkward situation doesn't happen again! I don't think he's buying the logic of that. :confused:
     
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    A truly remarkable man and life. As for this forum, safe to say, we take all kinds here.
     


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    As requested. I am in love with the color and the style. The suede is nice and soft. AND, they are handcrafted in the good old US and A!

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    Just unboxed mine. Allen Edmonds (not AE) box, white shoe bags,no 2nds markings, full label inside. Every indication possible that these are old stock from the initial run of US-made loafers.

    Suede is super soft! The olive is a great, muted color. Unfortunately, mine are going back. I'm 9D in most AEs, even have a few 8.5, but both 9D and 9.5D are too small. Big toes on top of the stitching that runs the perimeter of the inside toe area. If I were to guess, 10D would be appropriate length. Think I'd get way too much heel slip if I went any wider.
     


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    New (to me) Maritimes. Picked them from everyone's favorite eBay seller. I was seriously contemplating picking up a pair during the father's day sale, but I think the scratch I saved will be put towards something during the tent sale next month. I blame you all, filthy barn weasels.
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    Florsheim, while not the greatest name in shoes, currently has a Horween cordovan blucher long wing in 10 D they are closing out for $299 from the $575 list. That is a great price for some shell for the right person. They have no other sizes or widths. Act now or they will be gone. I would appreciate a PM if someone on the forum is able to snap them up. Click here.
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    Too late. Gone now. You have to be quick for cheap shell.
     
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    No way! Black, brown, ROYGBV, George Washington? And a silver and a gold?

     


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    Those look great....
     


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    Thank you!
     


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    So, couple of weeks ago I was criticizing AE for the direction that it seems to be headed. Maybe some was deserved and some was unjust, but who knows... Anyways, I had to come clean and show my appreciation for the brand and the value it offers to many of us.

    During May-June, I have been on shoe buying rampage, or as some may say, barn weasel on steroids. I have purchased 10 pairs, and we are not even halfway through June. Combined, the retail price is over $3,600 but they cost me around $1,300 (after 2 x $50 off with the AMEX offer). That is about 65% off from retail. Some might say I am crazy (my wife is now convinced that I am), but I just couldn't pass the savings and I got some really great shoes, filling important gaps. I apologize for the long post, but I thought that shoe aficionados (aka shoe junkies) like you might enjoy it. So, without further ado, I present to you the lineup from the highest to the lowest I paid.

    1) Strand - Merlot calf ($245 - AE store, retail $395)
    The price was just too good to pass. Should receive them next week.

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    2) First Avenue - Tan pebble grain (paid $197 - Shoebank, retail $425)
    I wasn't really looking at these boots, as I really didn't like the grain leather that I had seen on the 1st Ave in the store. However, I decided to give it a shot after a good friend of ours @Neo1 brought it to my attention. Well, I am glad I did, so thanks buddy! They fit great, the leather feels nice, and the color is perfect. Most importantly, they are on dainite soles, which will work out just fine with the Northeast weather. And, they appear to be firsts.


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    3) Mora 2.0 - Bourbon calf (paid $177 - Shoebank, retail $385)
    I had my eye on this shoe in the bourbon color for a long time, but had always tried the wrong size in the 108 last, and the bourbon color had always scared me. But the color on these is surprisingly nice and they fit fine.


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    4) Elgin – tan (paid $167 – Nordstrom Rack, retail $295)
    I really liked this style the minute I saw it; however, I came across AE after it had been discontinued. I was pleasantly surprised to find it at NR online. These must be left overs that had been misplaced in the warehouse. Whatever the case, I am glad I found them and they are first quality.
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    5) Sea Island – olive suede (paid $150 – Nordstrom Rack, retail $295)
    I wasn’t really in the market for these, but I was in need of some summer shoes. The price and the color made sense, so pulled the trigger, and I am glad I did. They look great, appear to be first quality and they are made in the US.
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    6) Lubbock – tan (paid $147 – Shoebank, retail $295)
    The credit for these goes to @Neo1 for pointing them out. I do like monk straps, and after the disaster with my incorrectly sized Norwich, I jumped on these. The fit isn’t the greatest, but I have really only tried them on in the store, so we will see…
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    7) Jefferson 1.0 – brown calf (paid $100 – Ebay, retail $485)
    Regardless, of how many balmorals and wingtips I have, I just couldn’t pass them for this price.
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    8) Concord Avenue – tan (paid $70 – Shoebank, retail $275)
    I always scrolled passed these on AE main site or the Shoebank as, for some reason, I thought that they were from the lower-end lines. However, after seeing the pictures of the stone suede version posted by fellow forum member, I decided to look into it. At the time, the suede versions were long gone, but I was able to find the tan leather version. They are a very nice pair of shoes and an absolute steal at this price. I can’t recall the exact spelling of the name, but I think it was @CT1. So thanks man!
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    9) Kirkwood – brown CXL (paid $57 – Shoebank, retail $175)
    These are the last year’s model, which has been discontinued; hence, the steep price reduction. They feel kind of weird on my feet, but maybe I am just not used to CXL and this type of styling.
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    10) MacNeil - #8 Shell Cordovan (paid – will not say as some of you might have a heart attack, retail $650)
    Purchase these used from Ebay. They are worn, but show minimal wear. The seller obviously didn’t know that they were shell cordovan, so I got them pretty cheap.
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    Yeah...this guy is completely out of control...sadly, if i had the money to spend right now, i'd have done even more damage than this by now..
     
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    Awesome post! I totally understand where you're coming from. You see a shoe you want on at a low price and you just can't say no. With the exception of my first purchase (the Ashton in chili), I've never paid more than $209 for a pair of shoes.

    Ashton - chili - $385 (yes, I was a sucker... rookie mistake) (retail: $385)
    Malone - brown - $197 (I should have waited another few months, but the Malone is worth every penny) (retail: $325)
    Leeds 1.0 - black (2nds) - $137 (How the hell could anyone resist this price? And my shoe barely had any flaws. Well worth the investment.) (retail: $300?)
    Wilbert - brown - $195 (Bought during the March sale) (retail: $295)
    Lasalle - chili (2nds) - $179 (Excellent investment) (retail: $350)
    Carlyle - bourbon (2nds) - $177 (Did not even look like 2nds) (originally: $385?)
    Clark Street - chromexcel - $157 (Was very lucky to get the last pair in my size) (retail: $325)
    Leeds 2.0 - walnut - $209 - (Found on Ebay from a good seller. Shoes were near flawless) (retail: $395)
     


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