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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. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    I have purchased grey cloud Park ave from 2 for $250 sale. I haven't received my pair. Do you think I will be bale to polish it navy ?
     
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    Most often Amazon will not pay for the return postage of AE Shoes. That is why I either try to buy from www.6pm.com or www.zappos.com or AE or call a manager at a Nordstroms Store - all of which will pay for return postage!

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    these are fine.
     
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  4. David Copeland

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    That is a beautiful color. I would try and preserve that look by exploring all of the options from professionals.
     
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    Fine leathers in our dress are very much like fine woods in our home. Like leather, the look of wood does not need to be an exact match in order for it to present an overwhelming feel of quality workmanship.

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    They can't provide you a replacement due to it's been sold out during a sale, and they won't exchange with a different colour and style because it's not a like for like exchange and won't work on the stock system, so they will give you a full refund and you can buy another from anywhere including amazon again.

    Why are you annoyed at amazon and what are you expecting?
     
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    Yes, then you probably never find a pair of AE that you would classify as perfectly new firsts.
     
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    I highly doubt that's true. Honestly, my biggest issue is with the stitching in the toe area. It looks sloppy.
     
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    I think they're fine too.

    I've noticed a lot of people are trying to look for perfection in their AE shoes. If that's the case, it might be time to move up (or even down) in the shoe price range.

    I understand returning a pair for obvious defects, but not for tiny inconsistencies that no one else would ever see or notice.

    I dunno, maybe I'm just not that attentive to my shoes. . . And I'm the happier for it.
     
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    I purchased my first shell shoes today - I got a bit carried away and ordered 3 pairs, all seconds!! A black PA, brown Dundees and burgundy Leeds! I wear an 8.5D in my AE Weymouth and Dryden as well as C&J, so that's the size I ordered. Hopefully they'll all fit well, but if they don't that's fine too.

    Couple of questions specific to shell cordovan:

    - is there a recommended procedure prior to wearing new shell shoes, like there is with calf?

    - how does the PA look in black shell cordovan compared to a black PA in calf? Is it going to look less dressy because it's made of shell?

    BTW, the J'ville store was offering shell for 20% off their regular price of $449.00 ie $359.00. This is something they offered themselves, without me asking for it, so I'm guessing it's not related to the Tanger coupon mentioned earlier.
     
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    fair enough, I noticed the loose threads on the first photo, and had to go back and look a bit harder at the third photo. My main point is that if you look hard enough, you will always find imperfections.
     
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    Looks fine to me for a mass produced shoe. This is Allen Edmonds we're talking about here, not Edward Green. If you want a perfect shoe, you're gonna need to double or triple your budget.
     
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    The best way to fix that problem is to make the initial crossing of the laces the opposite way you're doing it now--left over right if you are accustomed to doing it right over left, or vice versa. Then make your loops and tighten in your normal way. It's the easiest fix.
     
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    That's why I'm annoyed rather than pissed off, that and its no longer on sale so will cost more anywhere I go.
     
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    Thanks...food for thought. I'm not sure yet whether or not I'll try it.
     
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    Unacceptable. This would not even be a question for me. It's more appalling to me that they passed QC, and were mailed to you at all. If that's not a 2nd or a 3rd, I don't know what is.
     
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    This is why I never buy AE from Amazon if I can get the shoes for the same price somewhere else.
     
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    Hey deburns, I thought you got them from Shoe Mart! Congrats, that's a lot of shell! I'll pass along what experts told me: follow the Mac method for both break in and maintenance.
     
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    They look pretty good to me... I can kind of see what you mean by the stitching in the 3rd pic, but can you honestly see that from eye level? I don't think anyone would fault you for returning them if you're not happy... but I would imagine that these 'defects' would be hard to notice from 3 feet away, let alone 6 feet. To each their own.
     
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    Agreed. I would call the rep you worked with on your MTO and send them the pics. This is totally unacceptable. I hear they are out of Walnut Shell, so I would ask for a discount on these to pricing for a second quality. It would bug me every time I looked down at them seeing the medallion is not symmetrical. It would bug me even more knowing these are probably $700 boots.
     
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