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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. AllenEdmondsCEO

    AllenEdmondsCEO Active Member

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    Men - Thanks very much for your support of Allen Edmonds. Just to clear things up as April Fool's Day comes to a close -- this time NO JOKE -- we are exporting our USA production shoes FROM Wisconsin TO Shanghai. It's the Authentic American Styling and Production that our Chinese partners are looking for. They love our "Since 1922" heritage as well as the relationship we've had with famous Americans, such as the Presidents, as well as American leaders in all walks of life. There is no desire on our part to produce shoes in China for ANY market -- there or here -- and no desire on their part to sell local production under our banner.

    Good joke, though. It made its way through to me in pretty fast time after one of our lurking store managers discovered it (pre-joke acknowledgement).

    Thanks again for all the support of AE we receive from StyleForum members!

    Best wishes,
    Paul
     
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    Great looking STRANDS above, if you don't mind my saying so!!!! Well chosen...

    Thanks for the business and support.

    Wear them in good health and prosperity!!

    Paul
     
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    Please see my reply on the next page. I thought it would appear here under your message, but I was wrong.

    To summarize what I said there, it's NOT plausible and NO Chinese shoes are coming. It would be like the Coca-Cola Company changing the formula for its Colas to Lemon-Lime sodas, but trying to sell them under the red Coke label. Not going to happen.

    Best wishes,
    Paul
     
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    Here are some AE Bourbon photos I have.

    These are my Bourbon Flatirons
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    Here are a couple of photos I took at my local menswear / shoe store

    walnut McAllister, bourbon Flatiron, brown Jermyn (sorry for poor phone photo)
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    walnut McAllister, bourbon Flatiron, brown Parkway (sorry for poor phone photo)
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    Chris
     
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    TheSizzle Senior member

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    I know I replied earlier saying you should search for images, but here are a couple I previously posted (starting with the bourbon McAllister and a few of the bourbon Strand in different lighting)...


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    Thanks for chiming in, Paul. I know you're very busy, but it's nice to see you "walking" amongst the commoners. Please feel free to check in with us from time to time!
     
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    Does anyone have a good picture of the new bourbon color in daylight?

    It would be especially helpful if it was up against walnut or burnished brown.
     
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    I'm sorry, but are you serious? That's what the last few posts have been. You really should be able to look up a post or two on your own. Once again, I'm not trying to be condescending here, but the thread involves some giving to go along with the taking.
     
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    Great to hear from you, Paul! If I'm right, this is the first time you've graced us on this thread. Yes, I actually went through the thousand plus pages a while back and have kept up since [​IMG]
     
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    It's tough to resist working your way through this thread, but you're absolutely right! His previous posts on the forum were in separate threads (interview and a question of the provenance of uppers). I'm glad he finally stopped in, and I hope he does it a lot more often.
     
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    Yes, I saw those. To clarify though, I was trying to find a picture that had BOTH of the colors (walnut and bourbon) taken outside so I could see how they compare.

    I saw the person above me - it had only the bourbon taken outside.
    I searched google and found images of the two colors side by side, but only in indoor lighting.

    So, sorry if my post sounded redundant, but at no point in this thread was the answer to my question solved.

    [​IMG] - This photo might be taken outside, but I can't tell for sure. It looks more like indoor lighting in someone's bedroom.
     
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    That picture was actually taken inside (my bedroom). It captures the difference between walnut and bourbon, but it doesn't truly capture either as well as the outdoor images above. If you really want an outdoor picture of walnut and bourbon, I can try to snap a picture tomorrow.

    I hope you didn't take offense, but when I read your post, I thought you just wanted one of the following:
    - a picture of bourbon shoes
    - a picture of bourbon shoes in outdoor lighting
    - a picture of bourbon shoes next to others colors

    With that assumption, you can see how the question seemed answered.
     
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    Thanks. I really do love them. I had been waiting the 6-8 weeks, and was pleasantly surprised when they showed up at about 4 1/2. Though I had to rejigger my evening to spend the time to prepare them for wearing today. Thanks for joining us here and chiming in on this forum. I think I speak for all of us when I say we very much appreciate your presence, and all you do for AE.
     
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    I suppose getting the larger size is the way to go. Try a heel or tongue pad on the right shoe. The other option is to return them and use their MTO option. You can pick from several models, pick pretty much any color they offer, but most importantly, you can pick different sizes for the left and right shoes. There is a premium charge for this service.
     
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