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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. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    What a great collection Pastor! Andy himself on AAAC stores his shoes in the same exact manner and Eagle stores his off season shoes in the same way. They have for quite a few years and never reported any problems. The closet you have planned for your new home makes me jealous, and sounds perfect.

    Many higher end shoes come in shoeboxes (including the AE Independence Line) with a hole in the shoe boxes for air flow. I have often thought about building a display and storage case for my shoes, quarter sawn red oak frame with birdseye or flame maple panels recessed slightly so it didn't have a massive look to it. And because of the shell would require UV proof museum grade glass doors. Depth of standard case goods isn't deep enough for most shoes and I enjoy woodworking anyhow. I would want a little ventilation and have looked at low noise fans used in AV enclosures that cool amps. Total cost to build would be around the price of a pair of Carmina shell boots and time to build something like that is hard to come by. But someday plan on it. I use the Mac method when I take my shoes off then store them in my closet on closetmaid shelving. So when I go to put them back on again I have to wipe the dust off then do a quick Mac method once again. Doing the brushing so often helps with the shine I'm sure but on those mornings that I'm in a hurry it would be nice to not have to.... I do not consider your storage method a result of OCD but rather an attention to detail. Again what a wonderful collection you have!
     
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    With the drill set to low speed and a backing block of scrap wood to help prevent chipping.
     
  3. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    What a great classic look! You pulled that off very well. All of a sudden I have a strong hankering for a piece of pecan pie and a glass of sweet tea [​IMG]
    Since bucksfan introduced us to the Jeffersonville Outlet I have normally used them and Kristle. But during the sale in March I couldn't get through all day so ended up calling the main Shoebank and placed my order. I was charged for all of my shoes but never received one of them. A few months ago I called them up about it and Shirley answered the phone. You are correct, what a great helpful SA. I ended up ordering my burgundy shell Patriots from her and without me asking she said there were several pair in the warehouse and she would find me the best pair. A few days later she called me back and said she found the pair she was going to send me. They are absolutely flawless and look like firsts. She gets my vote also!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I love the positive attention I get when I wear a pair of spectators.

    CH
     
  5. BigRob

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    Hey, all. I have three pairs of AEs (Black PAs, Dark Brown FAs, Walnut Strands) and want to buy a fourth pair of dress shoes for work in a Manhattan law firm. I've been looking for a pair of black wholecuts like the ones below (whether from AE or not):





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    Allen Edmonds, Westgate (I think this is discontinued?)



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    Crockett and Jones, Alex (http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Alex-Black#.UggU8ZLVCSo)


    I would appreciate any suggestions.
     
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    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I think AE has a new wholecut this season, the Hanover. Not sure if the 333 last is up your alley though...
     
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    I love the alex when I tried them on I realized how formal they really are, reserved for black tie etc. I don't know how well they would work in a law firm. Perhaps try a black cap toe boot to switch it up. Just my .02
     
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    That would be some impressive storage for your footwear, CI!! I keep all my shoe boxes but don't like using them for storage. So I have my boots on cheap racks and the floor in my closet. But I'm having a woodworker build me a boot rack with heart of cedar wood. I used the stackable shoe/boot racks that AE sells as a design starting point. I'm excited to see how it turns out and looking forward to that cedar smell in my closet.
     
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    +1. I have them in snuff suede as well.
     
  10. Troilus

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    AE just brought back a wholecut (Hanover) on a 333 last.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2962_1_40000000001_-1

    As for general suggestions about a "Manhattan law firm," I'm guessing from your wardrobe and the timing of your email that you're going to be an incoming first year this fall. It won't really matter what you wear, but I would never wear wholecuts to a client meeting. I certainly don't wear them to court. That's what PAs and FAs are for.

    If your looking for something more work appropriate, black McAllisters are probably your best bet.
     
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    Beautiful Shoes, I think this is the best Macneil makeup I have seen, wear in Good Health. How did you place the order?, I have been checking out the website but I could not find the cordovan options, and what was the price point if you dont mind sharing that?
     
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    I apologize, I have little Experience posting on the forum, I meant to reply to GOP Shoe Guy. Thanks!

    Beautiful Shoes, I think this is the best Macneil makeup I have seen, wear in Good Health. How did you place the order?, I have been checking out the website but I could not find the cordovan options, and what was the price point if you dont mind sharing that?
     
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    I have been looking at some pictures of shoes lately, and am really fond of the AE clifton in brown. Do they still sell this colorway in this shoe? If not, is there any suitable replace for the clifton? A simple Cap toe Derby in brown is exactly what I am looking for.
     
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    Troilus - I'm curious, why would you not wear wholecuts to a client meeting? I'm a bit new to the higher-end shoe thing. Are wholecuts viewed as more casual or 'stylish' relative to a captor? Thanks :)
     
  15. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Thanks for confirming. That is what I worried had happened.
     
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    Thanks. I am loving them. I had many compliments on them the one and only time I have worn them. One lady said "Wow, I love those, very metropolitan."

    I ordered them after AE CEO Paul Grangaard chimed in here and offered to waive the MTO fee. I ordered these at first with the brown reverse welt. I waited about 9 weeks and got a call saying that my shoes did not pass the inspection. I had happened to just that day see pics of someone else's Walnut Shell Macneil, and I loved it. So when I spoke with the rep at AE, I asked if when the made it again if they could do it with the natural welt. They hooked me up. The cost was $595. Normally there is I think a $150 MTO fee, but as I said that was waived.

    I am not sue if you can still get this deal for Style Forum readers. If you want, private message me and I will send you Allison's email. Oh, and so you know, I have heard from a number of people on here that they are out of Walnut Shell Cordovan.
     
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    The Clifton is an AE shoe made for and sold through Nordstroms; they're available in black, burgundy, and walnut.
     
  18. mljs54

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    Looking for a simple pair of AEs to wear with a couple dark suits I have (midnight navy and a dark charcoal); have my eyes set on the Park Avenues in black. Anything else you would recommend that's better?

    Thanks
     
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    It doesn't get more simple than the Park Ave. It's AE's best selling shoe!

    You might be able to find some 2nds of the Brooks Brothers version from the Shoe Bank. I got mine for $129 about 6 months ago. The BB version offers a poron insole and a rubber sole/topy covering the leather sole.
     
  20. mljs54

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    Thank you for the advice.

    Also, what would you guys say is AEs "best" monk strap? I like the Neumora but the square toe box has me put off a bit. Is it less square in person than in online photos?
     
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