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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2020 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

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What day is the last day to place orders for the suede TS?

I ask because I have ordered a Grayson and a Randolph in size 13 A to see if the fit will work. (my normal size, 13 B, is too roomy in both models). And I think I will be lucky if those shoes arrive by Friday 2/21.

I had looked for a 13 A Randolph earlier, and they didn't have any in stock. They have just started offering 13A in Randolph. But luckily one popped up as In Stock Friday so RJ in Charleston ordered it for me. Now playing a waiting game. I may have cut it too close.
 

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If you're not excited about your job, which many many people in many jobs aren't, you certainly aren't going to go above and beyond for something like a TS.
Unfortunately in the current world of brick and mortar being genuinely happy at an SA job is extremely difficult. I visit my brick and mortar to see enough that makes it very difficult. Here are a few examples. Customer comes in to try on a few pairs and then calls back a few hours later to thank the SA for taking the time to help them dial in their size. Because I just bought three pairs online. Ugh. Or you get to watch the customer that walks in with three pairs and a box of polish and stuff that they bought online and they just want to return at the store. Now the individual SA does not get hit with the return but the store does. Enough of that can impact the accessories bonus paid to the SA’s. People tend to do the easiest thing. Buy online and return at the store. Why should they be bothered with boxing a shoe for return? In spite of all this, there are good SA’s that just knock it out of the park week in and week out. Managers do not always make more than the SA’s that they manage.
 

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Unfortunately in the current world of brick and mortar being genuinely happy at an SA job is extremely difficult. I visit my brick and mortar to see enough that makes it very difficult. Here are a few examples. Customer comes in to try on a few pairs and then calls back a few hours later to thank the SA for taking the time to help them dial in their size. Because I just bought three pairs online. Ugh. Or you get to watch the customer that walks in with three pairs and a box of polish and stuff that they bought online and they just want to return at the store. Now the individual SA does not get hit with the return but the store does. Enough of that can impact the accessories bonus paid to the SA’s. People tend to do the easiest thing. Buy online and return at the store. Why should they be bothered with boxing a shoe for return? In spite of all this, there are good SA’s that just knock it out of the park week in and week out. Managers do not always make more than the SA’s that they manage.
Some stores won’t accept the returns actually.
 

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Wow! so we might have chili shell belts, either as a regular offering or at an autumn trunk show?
If so, that is very very welcome news!
If a TS offering only, I hope they will do navy and green shell belts also!
I got the feeling they aren't going through with it as production, but time will tell... We've been surprised before...
Unfortunately in the current world of brick and mortar being genuinely happy at an SA job is extremely difficult. I visit my brick and mortar to see enough that makes it very difficult. Here are a few examples. Customer comes in to try on a few pairs and then calls back a few hours later to thank the SA for taking the time to help them dial in their size. Because I just bought three pairs online. Ugh. Or you get to watch the customer that walks in with three pairs and a box of polish and stuff that they bought online and they just want to return at the store. Now the individual SA does not get hit with the return but the store does. Enough of that can impact the accessories bonus paid to the SA’s. People tend to do the easiest thing. Buy online and return at the store. Why should they be bothered with boxing a shoe for return? In spite of all this, there are good SA’s that just knock it out of the park week in and week out. Managers do not always make more than the SA’s that they manage.
Oh, I understand the pitfalls... It's the same in all professions. I've certainly got enthusiasm, but there's a lot of people just for the paycheck.
Unfortunately, our current society isn't out to make the individual happy and healthy...
 

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What day is the last day to place orders for the suede TS?

I ask because I have ordered a Grayson and a Randolph in size 13 A to see if the fit will work. (my normal size, 13 B, is too roomy in both models). And I think I will be lucky if those shoes arrive by Friday 2/21.

I had looked for a 13 A Randolph earlier, and they didn't have any in stock. They have just started offering 13A in Randolph. But luckily one popped up as In Stock Friday so RJ in Charleston ordered it for me. Now playing a waiting game. I may have cut it too close.
The 23rd!
Looks like your items are picked already so it shouldn't be too long! You'll probably get them with just enough time if I had to guess.
 

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Sure, if you'd rather have one pair than two!
That's a good point, but to me it's moot, since the button boot is not a style that appeals to me.

And I thought Fitzpatrick only went up to D widths anyway (but I guess if you have a pair, that must not be the case)...
 

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Anyone have recommendations for mid weight socks that have like a padded heel or have some weight around the heels? My cordovan Leeds fit larger compared to my calf ones. Slightly thicker socks fill out the toebox well but where I’m noticing most is around the heel.

Just wondering. Since there new, I think there’s a chance that once they break in I could fit my super thin pedag insert I like and wear thinner socksif desired
 

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BTW: wearing my very comfy Walnut Bartletts today:

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Anyone have recommendations for mid weight socks that have like a padded heel or have some weight around the heels? My cordovan Leeds fit larger compared to my calf ones. Slightly thicker socks fill out the toebox well but where I’m noticing most is around the heel.

Just wondering. Since there new, I think there’s a chance that once they break in I could fit my super thin pedag insert I like and wear thinner socksif desired
Darn Tough.
 

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