Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. TheCorporation

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    Gentlemen

    I plan to purchase a pair for my birthday very soon. Any recommendations as to where I should get them? I want to get the best price possible, without having to sacrifice much. I'm interested in some strands in walnut calf.
     


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    If you are interested in Walnut Strands, call Earl or Kyle at the AE outlet in Leeds, AL. Phone number is 205-699-6566, they have the Brooks Brothers version on sale right now for $129.00
     


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    I was there yesterday and they said they had just ordered 35 more pair of sales samples.

    Good Deal
     


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    What he said. I live in the L.A. area. Any AE outlets near me?
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    No clue, but you can call anywhere and they will ship for free.
     


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    Thank you for the information, I will be giving them a call once I get my size down.
     


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    Thank you, I plan to give them a call sometime very soon! Once I get my sizing down, I'm making the call.
     


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    Thanks, got a pair of each today!!
     


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    Anyone have any experience with AE's boat shoe offerings? I like the looks of the Harbour in brown, though I know their cemented and made in the Dominican Republic. Would y'all skip AE for boat shoes and just stick with something like Sperry's?
     


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    Doctors don't wear colored laces. True. But I am a doctor and I DO wear colored laces!

    I think medicine may be different from those other occupations listed. It is appropriate in medicine.
     


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    Nothing in my size, unfortunately...
     


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    Have some confidence and wear colored laces. They're fun and they show some individuality in an office full of clones.
     


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    I am in finance and I wear colored laces. Here are some combo's i have done

    Bourbon Strands with orange laces, slim fitting Hugo navy pants with a very faint lighter blue plaid, a white and blue mini-box printed shirt, and a blue tie that had an orange sunflower-esque pattern very similar to this tie, but the blue was much darker.

    Compliments all day long, and I really like the way the outfit was put together. Certain colored laces go with certain shoes. I wore lime green laces on a pair of black cap toes because of the shirt that I had on, and it looked fine, but not as good as the bourbon/walnut orange combo. My bourbon strands are currently laced with navy laces.

    I think laces can be as subtle or as bright as you want, just make sure it works with the outfit. One color I can promise I will never wear to work, is red laces. Other than that, lighter blue, navy, purples, orange, and lime green... hell yes.

    The way I see it, and this will come off snooty but the truth is the truth. 95% of the guys in my office are wearing ill fitting pants and shirts, wrinkled, with shoes that haven't seen a shoe tree in their life, on top of that.. polish. No one has room to talk if the subject is the color of shoe laces.... however, most of the feedback I get is always positive regarding my appearance. Some will bust my balls a little bit, but its all in good laughter.
     


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    This is a valid point. Unlike with traditional laces, colored ones need to be incorporated into your outfit. It becomes another accent color that can't just be ignored.

    jjr4884: It's too bad you don't like red because I find it can work pretty well as long as the red is deep and the shoe color works with it. I think it works well with bourbon shoes and some combination of very dark, subdued greens somewhere else in the outfit (like a tie). Red is too wide of a range of colors to rule out by itself, but if it doesn't work for you, it's best to make that call like you have.
     


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    I can tell you this as well... The TSA will comment on your colored laces. They see the same boring stuff all day I suppose. Colored laces will get you compliments and maybe even faster through the line.
     


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