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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2019 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by St Hubbins, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. ProfilaBinding

    ProfilaBinding Distinguished Member

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    Sadly, I missed out on the BCF days. Apparently you could find piles of independence shoes like the Rutledge for $139. And this NR location used to my source for treasure. Back in 2016, you could find 10 pairs of AE shoes in your size. As of 2019, you'd be lucky to find 1 pair in your size. :(
     

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    At one point, AE would get rid of shoes (first and seconds) through BCF, MJM, and Cohoes (all owned by the same parent company). I'll refer you to this post by some noob: #68526

    If they were available at Nordstrom Rack, then they were at least a Nordstrom model if not regular AE production.
     

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    It's peculiar. Other than that one stray mention on SF I haven't been able to find proof that this model existed anywhere else. I thought they might've been a Nordstrom exclusive but there isn't any proof that that's the case.

    In any case, here's a quick pic of Strand/moks in different shades of brown. From left to right, brogue suede Strand, snuff suede SM 0.0, snuff suede Strand, saddle suede SM 2.0, and the desert oasis suede SM for Joseph Abboud.

    Not quite a complete set yet. Still have to find a pair of the tan 0.0's.

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    The snuff suede on the SM 0.0's is a slightly darker shade than the snuff on the Strand. Different texture too. More straight, less nappy and less color variation.
     

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    What deuce said. If you’re familiar with the sea island, instep is about the same, but the Patriot doesn’t shred your heel. I tried the Pats in shell, but the looser lasting made then just a bit too generous. These work well for my lower-volume foot.

    Sorry to hear that! Sometimes it’s good to be D...
     

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    It appears to me that the vibrant half-sole is on top of the JR double sole that is standard (ie, they didn’t cut into the JR sole to make it flush, as would be the case with a v-tread). IF this assessment is correct, the sole would substantially EXTEND the time until a recraft - you’d have to wear through the vibram (which is pretty durable) and then through the JR.

    If they were mine, I’d take them to a cobbler and ask if the half-soles could be cleanly removed. Adhesives used on shoes have to be flexible, so it’s probably on there with something like rubber cement.
     

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    At close inspection, it looks potentially tapered, as if they cut into the sole very slightly on the heel and then tapered it to the toe without a cut at that end
     

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    Using Bellevue for snow later today.
     

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    It is a good value for $10 have a couple here that I use. The GS brush is a good one as well, but it's $15.
     

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Snow all night, still snowing and supposed to all day. Dog wanted to go for a walk, which when there is snow is pretty much him jumping and rolling and biting at it,while at the end of a leash.
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    Ours starts later. Tomorrow we find out if me snow blower works
     

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    My moto is use as is until there is a reason to change.
     

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    I’d be more than happy if I never saw snow again in my life.
     

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    The snow here is just beginning, so I chose the boots I specifically got for walking the dogs on days like this.

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    This is the black/brown version of the AE Cascade.
     

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    Canclini overshirt by Proper Cloth, Ketofest 2018 t-shirt, Lucky jeans, Stirling boots, and Hockerty overcoat. Preparing for snow..
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    I don’t plan to modify it. I’ll reset it at recraft time
     

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