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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    740
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
  2. abeln2672

    abeln2672 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Gorgeous! Ugh...I am kick, kick, kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on the last pair of these in my size over the weekend! Congrats on your purchase...you made the right call. I'm a total newb to the world of AE shoes...does anyone know if/when we're likely to see prices on 2nds like we saw over the weekend? I'm in love with these Saunders!
     
  3. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    590
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Kristle, the manager at the Jeffersonville, OH seconds store who started the "great Jeffersonville boot riot of '12", asked me to say that in addition to the flyer sales that:

    LaSalle’s are also $134.50
    And all golf shoes are $169
    Park Avenues $219

    If you don't have a regular SA I can not recommend her enough. You can call her at (740) 948 9033

    I love those, very beautiful!! Turns out they also have suede and black but those are the first ones I would like to pick up and add to the Dundee collection. Very nice.

    Depends on where you live and your style. I just made reservations for a sporting clays shoot in the Catskills in the middle of July. If I don't show up wearing boots I would be asked to turn in my man card and asked to shoot in a pink tutu. Depends on the style of boots too however....

    The white is a bitch to keep clean, you end up dying them not polishing them. I like some saddle shoes and white linen contrast such as the strawfut and the BB I just got but IMO those shoes with a lot of white on them do look like golf shoes. I do like the solid Navy I worked up playing around but that is just me, YMMV and good luck. You have very good style although we disagree on shoes, take a deep breathe and take your time and get it right. As I'm sure you will.
     
  4. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

    Messages:
    2,394
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    
    Those are really quite different. Here's a pic of the old ones for comparison, too. But I like your new ones a lot; maybe better: [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  5. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Senior member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Here are some quick snaps of my Tan Sandersons and Brown Slatons. I can't believe I got them for $130/pair. They are fantastic. Both are double-soled. I love the Sanderson, very handsome shoes. The Slatons are like the blucher version of the Fifth Ave but the cap toe is much better proportionalized. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchases.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    272
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Location:
    Kailua, H.I.
    Very nice
     
  7. khe86

    khe86 Senior member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Are the AE brown polish appropriate for the AE for RL brown shoes?
     
  8. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    444
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    
    Those are Wolverine 1000 Miles 744 LTD's in Cigar shell, basically a heritage remake of the original W1K. They were made by AE as a limited run of 1000 for Leffot and Epaulet, but there were tons of seconds. As of a few weeks ago at least, there were still a bunch of pairs available in seconds quality for $399 (- $50 during that sale = $349) through the various AE outlets. I bought a pair, they are hands down an absolute steal for shell cordovan, and they've totally been hogging my feet ever since.
     
  9. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Senior member

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Honest inquiry. Do people who swear by AEs and own several believe they are superior in looks and quality to other competing makers, particularly Euro makers?

    Or is it the value, or Patriotism, or what? I have a nice Independence Rush loafer, the second AE I've owned.

    And must say I much prefer Italian makers to these, and British shoes that I've tried. No comparison in my mind on looks.
     
  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

    Messages:
    7,388
    Likes Received:
    6,431
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Competely depends. AE is what I would consider to generally be a mid range shoe manufacturer. I like them because I can get a good product at a fair price. There are some other manufacturers who offer a superior product, but the price goes up considerably in a lot of cases. Some European makers are indeed better than AE, but some aren't. AE fills a much needed niche in the shoe market and it is good for what it is. They will never be bespoke John Lobbs, but they aren't meant to be.

    Also, on the question of looks, tastes are different in America than they are in Europe. AE is geared toward an American consumer. The silhouettes you'd see from European manufacturers aren't necessarily what will primarily be offered by AE, although there is some overlap.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  11. kyle55

    kyle55 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    E are a great shoe for the price. Their shoes are handmade with high quality standards and their fit are superior. However there are nice shoes out there as in Italian made shoes usually have a much softer leather with a thinner leather or rubber sole on them. Europeans usually like the more "modern" look on shoes with a more slender look to them with or with out a small square toe. AE makes a higher end Italian line called Allen Edmonds Seven Collection. They are very high quality and can compare to my Antonio Maricie that look very similar and about the same comfert cost alot more then a frist quality AE. In this day and age you get what oyu pay for so all in all AE is a great shoe for the price. They also have great sales when you know what store to call at what date. Plus I you can't beat made in America either. I only wanted to add my opinion here as I do work for Allen Edmonds in the Leeds outlet store. Your Independence line are a great shoe with a gorgeous design on them. I really like the padded insoles that are made in that line.
     
  12. CounselorStyle

    CounselorStyle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    I strongly prefer the look of most English-made shoes to AE. They look more elegant to my eye.

    With that said, I own zero pairs of English shoes and five pairs of AEs. Why? Because when picked up at seconds sales, my AEs cost half of what a similar-quality English shoe would cost (for the really good sales, far less). With sales on firsts, more like two-thirds the price.

    The difference in style isn't worth that much to me. It's good enough that I'm getting a very well-made product that looks far better than what 99% of men out there are wearing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  13. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    85
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I honestly can't get behind the standard chisel-toe look of most European shoes. While C&J has some stuff I'd really love to own, I don't think I could wear G&G shoes with a straight face.
     
  14. archangle13

    archangle13 Senior member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    It really depends how much the toe chisel extends the length of the shoes. For this, the AE #5 last is ridiculous, and it isn't even chiseled.
     
  15. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    147
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Go with the one with more white. I ordered the same shoe with red instead of the blue (same sole). Same amount of white as yours with more white. Though I did add a white tongue. Really makes the laces pop. There isn't a doubt in my mind that these will be worn as a casual shoe. Chinos and jeans. The only suit I will wear mine with is my seersucker. This is not a dress shoe. Very fun though, and I can't wait for mine to arrive.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by