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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. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior Member

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    Sevenfold, I have sided with you. I ordered the MacNeil in Walnut Cordovan with the Reverse Double Redenbach sole in brown. I already own one pair of Williams... Thank everyone for the input.
     


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    I emailed Paul today about walnut cordovan, hope I get a call before it's gone. Crossing fingers.
     


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    GOP, can inquire what the bill was on the walnut shell?
     


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    Before I upgraded to AE Park Avenues, I owned a pair of LE 'Fulton Captoe Ofxfords' in black. I bought them around a year and a half ago when they were running a 40% off sale as they are now. For around 90 bucks, they were a pretty decent deal and the shoes served me well for several occasions. After acquiring my first two pairs of Allen Edmonds, however, the Lands' End shoes don't even compare. Don't buy the Fulton loafer expecting it to be on par with AE; they are absolutely NOT "made by AE under the private label." If you're okay with that, then $90 for the LE shoes isn't a bad deal. You'll probably be much happier in the long-run with Allen Edmonds, though. In hindsight, I wish I'd just passed on the Fulton Oxford and went straight for the Park Aves for my requisite pair of black captoes.
     
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    I saw pics of the walnut shell with sole in brown. Not quite my cup of tea. I'm just not feeling the brown sole.


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    I stumbled across this pic of some custom Walnut Shell MacNeils. I am so happy I decided on these, and after seeing this pic, I can't wait for them to come. Special thanks to Mr. Paul Grangaard for offering a deal for us SF members.
     


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    Thanks for the input. I currently own 3 pair of AE dress shoes and 1 pair of AE boots. I think you both make valid points. You get what you pay for and it's hard to go backwards after purchasing quality shoes. I know that if I want a pair of loafers that will last longer there is more value in spending a few extra dollars for something that will last a possible 3-5 years longer and can be resoled/recrafted.
     


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    $595, and they waived the $125 custom fee. So not a bad deal. Not a cheap shoe, but if it is one you want, it is worth it.
     


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    I'm hoping to get either te Dalton or bayfield in the walnut shell so imagine is may be slightly more but I wouldn't mind the bill one bit.
     


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    Is there much of a difference if at all between Alden s whiskey and AE walnut?
     


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    Many whiskey models would be a bit lighter in color, with more of a butterscotch hue - but certainly the two colors have similarities.
     


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    So if anybody was interested in this comment thread, I got a response back from AE customer service. The shoes are gone. Let this be a lesson: If you see a Webgem that you like, BUY IT, because AE can and will pull them at their discretion.
     


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    Always a good decision. :fistbump: But in all seriousness, any of the models you mentioned would have looked nice.

    I am considering a walnut shell Leeds. I have PM'd the CEO and await his reply
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    Thank You SFTG.
     


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    This is good advice. And, beyond webgems, it ceratinly applies to hard-to-find shell models.
     


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