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

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It's really dissapoiting AE is becoming a primarily leather sneaker company.
I mean, let's not overstate things here.

Allen Edmonds has expanded their business into sneakers. I still see a lot of dress shoes being made, and they aren't getting rid of most models, though the lack of a LWB is shittty with the death of the McNeil. Admittedly, there are like, a friggin' bazillion LWBs in the vintage market. It seems everytime I look for vintage shoes, the only things available are LWB. I don't need a 5th LWB.
 

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I mean, let's not overstate things here.

Allen Edmonds has expanded their business into sneakers. I still see a lot of dress shoes being made, and they aren't getting rid of most models, though the lack of a LWB is shittty with the death of the McNeil. Admittedly, there are like, a friggin' bazillion LWBs in the vintage market. It seems everytime I look for vintage shoes, the only things available are LWB. I don't need a 5th LWB.
I honestly do not think I am overstating things.
 

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Got the RDA sale catalog today.....Lots of sneakers, no thank you, hard pass on this one.
Allen Edmonds is starting to become very "Taft-ish", in my humble opinion. The direction they are heading must obviously work for them, but doesn't really suit my taste. My AE collection has dwindled down to 6 pair. Possibly I'll grab a Dundee in Chili shell cordovan, if it's available for the next TS. It just seems that the newer offerings don't offer that classic, elegant, prestigious look they once did. AE shoes used to look like "old money", to me. Lbvs! Now the styles are starting to look too "on trend" and disposable. My latest AE acquisition is a pair of possibly 20 year old Sheltons. It’s sad to say, but they don’t make’em like they used to.
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Allen Edmonds is starting to become very "Taft-ish", in my humble opinion. The direction they are heading must obviously work for them, but doesn't really suit my taste. My AE collection has dwindled down to 6 pair. Possibly I'll grab a Dundee in Chili shell cordovan, if it's available for the next TS. It just seems that the newer offerings don't offer that classic, elegant, prestigious look they once did. AE shoes used to look like "old money", to me. Lbvs! Now the styles are starting to look too "on trend" and disposable. My latest AE acquisition is a pair of possibly 20 year old Sheltons. It’s sad to say, but they don’t make’em like they used to.
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That’s a truly stunning saddle! Well done.

The $450 sneaker is hard to swallow. I hope it works out for them.
 

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Lots of sneakers and boots in the new RDA catalog. 52 pages, of which 36 give-or-take are either sneakers or boots.

At least they dedicated a few pages to the Strandmok! And if you squint really hard, you can even make out a single walnut Strand.

I miss the catalogs from last decade. Pictures like this:
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and this:
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were what inspired me to start collecting Allen Edmonds in the first place.

Catalogs full of pictures of beautiful leathers shoes in every color and material, laid out side by side. No menswear models, and not a single sneaker in sight.
 

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I am not going to let some sneaker pictures make me not purchase a preferred boot or shoe. Landon possible. PA possible. We all should know how to sort through some shit to find a little gold. For all I know the PA is the shit others have had to sort through to find a sneaker in years past.
 

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I am not going to let some sneaker pictures make me not purchase a preferred boot or shoe. Landon possible. PA possible. We all should know how to sort through some shit to find a little gold. For all I know the PA is the shit others have had to sort through to find a sneaker in years past.
Well said
 

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Allen Edmonds is starting to become very "Taft-ish", in my humble opinion. The direction they are heading must obviously work for them, but doesn't really suit my taste. My AE collection has dwindled down to 6 pair. Possibly I'll grab a Dundee in Chili shell cordovan, if it's available for the next TS. It just seems that the newer offerings don't offer that classic, elegant, prestigious look they once did. AE shoes used to look like "old money", to me. Lbvs! Now the styles are starting to look too "on trend" and disposable. My latest AE acquisition is a pair of possibly 20 year old Sheltons. It’s sad to say, but they don’t make’em like they used to.
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First--those shoes are beautiful. I don't understand why Allen Edmonds can't offer a saddle shoe more often. I don't think they have offered a saddle since I began stalking shoes on the Allen Edmonds website in 2015.

Regrettably, it seems like the focus on sneakers and boots it taking its toll on AE's Derby and Blucher offerings, which is a shame, because these shoes a so versatile (and I just really like Derby shoes). Right now, if you exclude the clearance section, AE is offering 4 Derby/Blucher styles--the Discovery (their only new Derby), the Delray, the Nomad, and the Leeds. I hope AE has not given up on making shoes like the Rouge, or those Oak St. shoes posted above, or these Academies, etc.
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It's really dissapoiting AE is becoming a primarily leather sneaker company.
The direction they are heading must obviously work for them, but doesn't really suit my taste.
Agree with you both. Just hanging in there for the occasional trunk show at this point. They do make nice stuff when they choose to.
 

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Agree with you both. Just hanging in there for the occasional trunk show at this point. They do make nice stuff when they choose to.
Can you tell an SF newbie how the trunk show works. I know other companies from Europe will come to the US and have like a 2 day show and tell sort of. Usually in NYC or LA. What about AE? Is it available online?
 

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First--those shoes are beautiful. I don't understand why Allen Edmonds can't offer a saddle shoe more often. I don't think they have offered a saddle since I began stalking shoes on the Allen Edmonds website in 2015.

Regrettably, it seems like the focus on sneakers and boots it taking its toll on AE's Derby and Blucher offerings, which is a shame, because these shoes a so versatile (and I just really like Derby shoes). Right now, if you exclude the clearance section, AE is offering 4 Derby/Blucher styles--the Discovery (their only new Derby), the Delray, the Nomad, and the Leeds. I hope AE has not given up on making shoes like the Rouge, or those Oak St. shoes posted above, or these Academies, etc.
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Haha--the shoes in my previous post are not the Academy, but rather the Alumnus. You'd think I would know the names of my own shoes. I think I confuse them because I regret not getting an Academy too, which was made in a beautiful natural CXL, much lighter than the natural CXL Allen Edmonds is using now.
 

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Trying to compare the Fremont. Unfortunately the boots from the other A company tend to fit me like a leather bag.
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First--those shoes are beautiful. I don't understand why Allen Edmonds can't offer a saddle shoe more often. I don't think they have offered a saddle since I began stalking shoes on the Allen Edmonds website in 2015.

Regrettably, it seems like the focus on sneakers and boots it taking its toll on AE's Derby and Blucher offerings, which is a shame, because these shoes a so versatile (and I just really like Derby shoes). Right now, if you exclude the clearance section, AE is offering 4 Derby/Blucher styles--the Discovery (their only new Derby), the Delray, the Nomad, and the Leeds. I hope AE has not given up on making shoes like the Rouge, or those Oak St. shoes posted above, or these Academies, etc.
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Nice shoes and Filson bag.
 

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Can you tell an SF newbie how the trunk show works. I know other companies from Europe will come to the US and have like a 2 day show and tell sort of. Usually in NYC or LA. What about AE? Is it available online?
They pick 3 or 4 retail outlets for an in person trunk show, but you can participate online from anywhere of course. They will post pictures of the models and materials available in the Trunk show
 

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