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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. dancingbear

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    Rare outing for the Cappuccino Shell McAllisters I picked up this past Christmas. (Thanks again Bucksfan!) Something about spring has me really digging these shoes!

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    I recently made a list of all my shoes and then I wrote down beside them the retail price of each pair. I added it up and it was scary.... Valid, I didn't pay retail for every pair but for 70% of them I did. I keep asking myself, do I really need that many shoes...and in the back of my mind I know there are others that I want to add. Also, in the back of my mind are the two pair that are in en route to me as I type.

    My name is pastor and I have a problem...
     


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    Thank you sir!
     


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    It's doubly worse if you're hunting for shell. Of which I going beyond the realm of reason right now.
     


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    Shell is a drug.

    My name is Pastor and i'm a shell addict (especially rare colors)...
     


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    My burgundy shell Bradleys arrived. They're seconds but I cannot find any defects. I love it when a plan comes together! BTW - I ordered them through the Jeffersonville outlet so they were 20% off list. According to Monica there, who was extremely nice and helpful, 20% is as good as it is going to get for prospective AE sales on shell seconds. The upcoming sales (Memorial Day, Independence Sale, Labor Day etc.) will likely be a maximum of 10% off of shell (other than potential closeouts, but those are rare). Thomas from the Destin outlet repeated the same to me a couple weeks ago as well. I'd hop on the Jeffersonville 20% off promotion if it is still happening!

    Also, I was very happy that the moc stitching was not as raised as AE's website shows. I like this flatter stitching much better.
     
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    I've followed this thread for quite sometime now without posting, but wanted to get some opinions on the next pair of AE's to add to my current rotation. For work, I currently rotate the mcclain in chili grain and strand in walnut. I'm interested in adding a third pair so I can change up alternating between the two and give me some more options for wardrobe choices.

    I work in a fairly casual office environment where most of the men where khakis and more casual button downs. I usually wear a nice pair of slacks and dressier button down, but no tie and hardly ever a jacket or suit.

    I'm really wanting to know what color shoes I should be looking for that will cover more wardrobe options, and then possibly a couple suggestions on styles in those colors that will complement my current shoe collection. I am not a huge fan of black shoes, nor the more formal styles like the park/fifth avenue.

    any help is greatly appreciated.
     


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    +1. Shell is a helluva drug.
     


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    +1. The Fifth Street I received--which I ended up returning because the right shoe was at least a half size larger than the left show--did not have a polished toe like that. These look fantastic.
     


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    Great shoes! You are right, they do look much better in real life.
     


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    Thanks! These have a fantastic elongating silhouette--particularly considering I have somewhat short and wide feet (this pair is a size 8E).
     


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    I'd give thought to either a pair of burgundy shell Leeds or the Kenilworth in bourbon calf (depending on which look you like better). The plain-toe blucher is a fantastically versatile shoe. Might be a good time to take advantage of the CEO's offer and try for either shoe customized; a lighter shell Kenilworth with natural sole would look amazing, I think.
     


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