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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2018 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fueco, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. instigateur

    instigateur Senior Member

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    Non AE

    N. Hess Scotch Grain PTB

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  2. Shoenut

    Shoenut Distinguished Member

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    More awesome answers from AE:
    Is there any leather in the Shock Form insole. I have seen several layers of padding but no mention of any leather. Is it strong enough to hold the shoe together long term?
    Answer:
    If you're referring to the lining that is in direct contact with your foot, yes the shoes have a full leather sock liner.

    I am beginning to think I do not understand shoes.
     

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    Yep Shoo experts! You're just not knowledgeable about these advanced Benchwelt techniques. Careful AE might kick you out of the Collectors Club if your shoe expertise is limited to Goodyear welt.
     

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    Good morning (or afternoon for those in the east)! This is my first post and felt the need to do so because I've been weaseled. This thread and forum has started somewhat of an addiction for me, but I recognize there are many here that have gone well beyond where I would dare. I've lost a couple of lb's and have been updating my wardrobe. In addition, I need to look the part for my role in the work place. While doing this, it became a reason to purchase some new shoes. I had appreciated what I thought were nice shoes, but didn't really know what that was until i started visiting this site. Normally, I'm a cost-conscience shopper and my first pair of Allen Edmonds (Madison Ave from the Rack) showed that. However, it gave me a taste of something nicer than what I had been wearing and got the ball rolling. So, in 8 months time, here's what I've picked up:

    - Madison Ave in Walnut (my first)
    - Fifth Ave in Dark Chili (my fav so far)
    - Park Ave in Black
    - Strand in Taupe Suede
    - St. John's in Chili
    - Mcallister in Merlot
    - Strandmok in Brown (just arrived, still in box)
    - Palm Beach in Brown (most weaseled pair, just arrived)

    I only "needed" probably two of the above in my old way of thinking (one brown and one black), but I happen to have very good reasons for all of them now! Thank you everyone!
     

  6. Shoenut

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    They will because I keep asking questions. I just asked what exactly is the material that the gemming is glued to on the insole? I also learned today that their suede on the Mercer Street is polished. Follow up question, what kind of polish do I use on the Mercer Street Suede. At some point they are either going to kick me out or admit to some pretty crappy build standards. Either way, it will be fun.
     

  7. Shoenut

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    Welcome aboard and please post some pics of your collection. Strand in Taupe Suede is a must see for me.
     

  8. St Hubbins

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    Okay I bit the bullet.

    No more mystery for those of you who do not visit the Alden thread.

    Got this quite unexpectedly yesterday.
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    So, my response was...

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    Tuesday I hope.
     

  9. Shoenut

    Shoenut Distinguished Member

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    How did you arrive at your size? I would have thought that you start with a C width in at least a 8.5.
     

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    Sweet!
     

  11. Shoenut

    Shoenut Distinguished Member

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    89 days and counting.
     

  12. St Hubbins

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    Well, I’ve been to Leffot in Chicago and tried on a 979 which is the same exact style/last and it was good at least in the store. So that is my best guess starting point. Yes an 8.5C is something I wouldn’t mind trying but then I can kiss Whiskey shell anything goodbye until I’m in the $20K club probably.
     

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    Damn, well done :cheers:
     

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    Fantastic launching post here!
    Looks like we need to talk about adding maybe just 1 pair of boots soon. And, for the record, some shell would enhance your closet beyond belief.


    Wowee, I hope those work out for you!! And honestly, glad the clarity of such an opportunity broke out your wallet. I do not regret any of my favorites despite their cost.

    Those will be go-to bad boys for the rest of your life.
     

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