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

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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    And you are not alone.

    The PA - whether in spite of, or because of, its captoe placement - is, year in and year out, one of AE's best sellers. So apparently many men actually like it ......
     


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    i very much like the size of the cap toe on the strand, pa, and fa. cap size wise, i prefer them to the cliftons...and i own em all.
     


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    Disagree completely. I think it's great. I don't know why there is so much hatred of it on this forum. It's a specific look. Enough said.
     


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    Family photo

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    Back row: Shell Dalton, Malvern, Amok, McTavish, Westchester, Hale, Park Ave

    Middle row: RL Singleton, Neumok, Neumok, Players, Patriot, Fifth Ave, Williams

    Front Row: RL Sanderson, Neumora, Park Ave, Lasalle, Elgin, McAllister, Strand

    Any suggestions on future additions? I am thinking more Shell for sure
     


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    I bought my burg belt from there two years ago and it matches my Merlots very closely. Maybe it was just a bad dye variation for yours? Might want to check in with the owner and see if he can let you know when there are new batches in stock?
     


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    nice. most of them looks to be brand new.
     


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    I don't like the short cap toe personally, but hate the shoe, not the player. It's personal preference, and I think it's fine.

    And it is the iconic AE shoe. So why change it?

    But I wonder why they sell so well. It could be that it is the short cap toe look that is appealing; but I also suspect that it is because the Park Avenue and its variants are the only conservative dress shoe that is Goodyear welted and high quality at its price point. Really, they have no competition.

    Rather than changing the Park Avenue, I would like to see them add additional models with a longer cap toe, maybe on a different last. But maybe they are worried about taking away from the Park Avenue, and they already have "the" American cap toe dress shoe for the mainstream, so why fix what isn't broken? Maybe another cap toe would be perceived as diminishing the flagship shoe in some way.
     


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    So the brooks and the Seconds sale is over?
     


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    In the US-store distribution market, this is true.

    On a global scale, there are a number of better options for less money.

    For instance:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produ...6&catid=42&oldcolid=418&stype=0&colourid=3374

    note the correct toe cap placement:

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    $272 shipped at today's exchange rate...with a combination heel. Quality is excellent, likely better than AE at the price point. Thats a full $60 short of AE's list price.

    If you want a higher end model:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2023

    Made by Cheaney, $360 delivered.
     


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    Allen Edmonds just linked to this thread half an hour ago on their Facebook page. Nice.
     


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    Nice. I was looking for a pair of chocolate brown but they don't have them available...
     


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    Uh oh ... hope they don't blacklist some of us who sometimes criticize their shoes...jk :embar:
     
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    Quick, everyone start posting about the need for AE to come out with dark brown shell Dalton's, an 8 last cap toe (with a well placed cap line), a functioning website, and better photo's of the shoes.

    What am I missing?
     


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