Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Boardroom = 7 last, Park Ave = 5 last.
I guess I should have searched this thread.
I should have searched this thread! Looks like it's made on the 7 last.
I've not tried anything on the 7 last but I will definitely be looking into it! It might suit my EEE duck feet better.
Whoever Mark from New Jersey is just got a steal. I called my friend Mr. Earl at my AE to buy them myself and put them on Ebay and he said I was about 30 seconds too late. Congratulations sir, message me for my address for sending those Amoks as thanks haha.
That'll teach ya!
Sorry for the newbie question, I'm not to knowledgeable on high end shoes, but what makes Allen Edmonds shoes so special and high quality when compared to others like Gucci, Prada etc.
One major difference is, a lot of those designer shoes are not goodyear welted. AE for the most part are, which allows mulitple easy recrafting of the soles. And the styles of AE are often timeless, as opposed to many fashion forward designs from high end designers. And they are made in the US, which is a plus for me. I cannot speak on quality of the materials between those brands though, I am sure they use good leather and such.
finally decided to wear my krause boots that i got via the crazy deal a few months back. I initially planned to return them since the color is quite a bit mismatched (left side is darker and has more of a black-ish tinge than the right) but eventually i figured they would start to converge over time as they darken/lighten due to wear. plus, THEY ARE WORKBOOTS WHO CARES.
Got my hands on some Manhattans in size 14D. GOD sent!
Really cool shoes- catch them on the 'bay? I really hope AE considers bringing back some wholecuts... I have a pair of fairfaxes in my closet waiting for their maiden voyage
And there new never worn. Fresh for 2013! 14D's are like a rare fine wine. They cross your path seldom.
I have fairfaxes as well. I wish they would bring the whole cut styles back also. I think we will be waiting a while. Weybridges, Westgate are styles along those lines I want to see also.
I'm in perfect agreement with the idea that AE is trying to capitalize on the market. I'm new to AE but not new to buying quality products that last versus lesser products that need to be replaced more frequently. I liken the current AE lineup to my directv listings. Tons of stuff but I typically only watch a handful of shows. Likewise, I've developed a fondness for a handful of AE shoes, am ambivalent on most, and find a few downright ugly. I'm a brand loyal consumer so as long as AE continues to produce high quality products at fair prices, they'll hold my attention. Like $wellSpent, I've been hoping for some things in this spring lineup but I don't think I've been yearning for as long. Cappuccino shell McAllisters come to mind. I may end up with bourbon calf if they don't come out with those soon but I know I won't be disappointed in the shoe in that case; maybe just disappointed in the timing if the cappuccinos come out after I buy the Macs.
I didn't really say anything above. Rather, just chiming in to say that I think everyone gas expressed valid points, concerns, and hopes. I think the current CEO has his stuff together. I see them testing the market with some "flashier" offerings, but I think the will still hold the attention of the purist with their classic shoes.
Ah, gotcha. I have the exact same issue - a Regular is too short and a Long is too long. Samuelsohn is an option as they make a semi-tall that is perfect for those our height. I've also found a Long in Corneliani and other Italian jackets that are cut very short work pretty well for me.
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