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ALLEN EDMONDS APPRECIATION THREAD 2021: News, pictures, clothing, accessories, etc.

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

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I started my shoe journey in 2015, just two years too late to have seen the Morgan. I am not surprised that it is new to me. Yikes. Swing and a miss.

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These Canal Court sneakers arrived today. I can tell that I bought the right size. However, not sure if I will keep them. I probably won't need more than one light blue suede shoe, and I may just opt for the Strandmok. Also, the right shoe sort of pushes down on the knuckles of my small toes, which is odd. That never happens in my other AE shoes. It might go away with time. They look really nice though.

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

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Yes, they are different. Total keeper for me.
 

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

What would you do?View attachment 1629797
This is a great example of a pair of seconds. They’re not perfectly even, no, but neither are we perfectly symmetrical left to right. I would keep personally. I have firsts that aren’t perfectly symmetrical.
I started my shoe journey in 2015, just two years too late to have seen the Morgan. I am not surprised that it is new to me. Yikes. Swing and a miss.

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Came in red and green or blue as well…
 

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

What would you do?View attachment 1629797
I’d keep unless it’s something that’s going to nag at you every time you look down.
 

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Sorry for your loss.

Are those black shell or calf?
Thank you very much. Wife's grandfather. A solid life lived at 89, but still sad nonetheless!


Black shell. black Jelly beans!
 

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

What would you do?View attachment 1629797
I would keep. I bet the SA just looked at one shoe at a time and not as a pair. The last time I asked an SA for how a pair looked, I got a 4 paragraph email response that made the shoe seem like a total disaster. I now just ask, how do they present from 6 feet away. That has made the shoe buying experience less exhausting.
 

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Vincent George

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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

What would you do?View attachment 1629797
Like most decisions in life, this comes down to the position of regret—which would you regret more: returning them or keeping them?
 

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