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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. madhat

    madhat Distinguished Member

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    You have to spend more time. There was a comment chain over on the Alden thread, and a comment was made about enjoying the time it takes to lace up a pair of boots (this was in regards to eyelets vs hooks, but still applicable). If you don't want to spend the time to lace each set of eyelets separately and keep the laces straight, then the round is a better choice. I prefer the narrower round laces because I don't like having to fight to lace; the stock flat higgins laces and Alden laces are a major PITA! Too big for the holes! (TWSS?)
     

  2. James1051

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    I really like the flat tan laces that came with my natty higgins. I kind of enjoy the look and don't mind taking the extra time to get them laying flat and eliminate twisting.
    I'd actually like to replace them with the exact same thing, but AE doesn't seem to stock them.
     

  3. Shoenut

    Shoenut Distinguished Member

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    I find flat laces as enjoyable to lace as, well let me see:
    1.) waiting for my root canal
    2.) waiting at the DMV for my license
    I can go on.
     

  4. donkeyhoatie

    donkeyhoatie Senior Member

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    I'm stupid. Really stupid. Like, epically stupid. I'm broke and on shoe buying hiatus and OF COURSE I got a bit bored at work today and checked out ShoeBank. They've got a few crazy-good prices going on right now.

    $97
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    Nomad bucks and chukkas in all colors and leathers

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    Golden CXL Longbranch
    Merlot 5th Avenue

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    Brown Suede Liverpool
    Merlot Hopkinson

    Time to just walk away. I don't need any of these. None at all. Nope. None.
     

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    Back to calfskin today, the Walton. Love the -73.

    Walton_01.jpg
     

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    I agree it’s a good look. A couple of times I’ve really taken my time to lace them slowly, get them all done and realize there’s one twist all the way on the 2nd eyelet. I don’t have much patience, perhaps it’s my age.
     

  7. James1051

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    Wha?
    Sorry, how can anyone walk away from <$200 brown suede liverpools?
     

  8. EZB

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    Great deals, but I have an acquisition strategy now!
     

  9. jet-stream

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    Totally agree. Will be fun to see how they age!
     

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    Ooo, thanks for reminding me I need to pull that guy off the bench.
     

  11. liquidjelly

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    Looks like Caleres is considering a different leather for the Higgins Mill:

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  12. M2511

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    If anyone is feeling remorse for not getting a bourbon strand in size 9.5D there is one on B&S (also listed on ebay). Only $200 over retail....
     

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    Is that the same French leather they are using on the new Kenilworth shoes? I hope they don't get rid of the brown cxl.
     

  14. smfdoc

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    Beautiful shoes. It gives me hope to see the bourbon Leeds land as I am also waiting for mine.
     

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    Awesome!
     

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