Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    A few years ago when my salary was sky-rocketing and I received my American Express Platinum Card (which starts with a minimum of $100,000) - I went on a shopping spree. Mixed shirts, mixed Ralph Lauren ties, slacks, socks, shoes - just about for every possible occasion imagined - all in the vein that my appearance could never go stale. Needless to say, I over bought and learned the lesson. These days I look for basic and repetitive functions where I can better manage my selections.

    This forum has helped me immensely, including the purchasing of upper-end men's style pictorial books to help round out a wardrobe which will very seldom go out of style.

    Members who post they rotate their AE shoes typically own over six pair for the rotation. They may also own over six ties and slacks to round out the day wardrobe selected.

    As long as I purchase quality (which my parents taught me at a very early age), the materials and craftsmanship can last generations.

    Last year I gave my oldest son a cashmere sweater with leather trims on the sleeves - which I had outgrown. It would have been very painful for me to toss it along outside our family - because quality clothes become a part of your family. But it was less of concern when I knew my son would take care of it.

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    And how fitting a reference in light of the Stanley Cup playoffs being in full swing. :D
     


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    I agree with your comments, and I wouldn't assume they would recraft and sell used shoes. I was thinking maybe if somehow the sole was damaged either due to shipping, storage, or trying on. On a few occasions I have seen AE shoes that had soles different from the standard for that shoe. Maybe these were custom orders, or maybe just really old versions that used that sole, but they were different from the typical makeup. IIRC they were all black and not the lighter colored oak leather, but I haven't seen one like this in a while.
     


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    Go Bruins!
     


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    It's hard for me to imagine a scenario that could damage a sole like that (without damaging the rest of the shoe), being that the sole is the hardiest part of the shoe. I have seen shoes at Nordstrom Rack like what you are describing, and I believe that they are custom orders that were rejected for whatever reason. It makes more sense for AE to sell rejected custom orders to Nordstrom Rack than for them to just go to an AE outlet. They will sell much easier that way because of the type of customer that they capitalize on.
     


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    Pens offense runs as smooth as the AE assembly line my friend. Bruins are a class act though.
     


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    I would think that a shoe maker that ranked #2 out of the top twenty shoe makers would have some standards as to what can be refinished and what can not. I have heard of some shoe makers selling for half off the returned shoes, however in this case they clearly marked the shoes as defective and/or returned for what ever reason. The buyer would be fully aware that what they are buying is half off for a reason, and for some this is the only way that they will ever get a pair of Allen Edmonds, so for some its just fine that they have rejects.
     


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    Come on now- you know deep down that Pittsburgh is gonna do horrible things to your Bruins. Horrible, horrible things.

    Looking forward to this round- gonna be some good hockey!
     


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    We Bostonians are a stubborn bunch. There's always a chance to win.

    Edit: But yes, the Pens are awesome and I'm looking forward to the series.
     
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    I'm an 8E in the Strand (5 last) and an 8.5D in the Vernon (8 last). I also have the Clifton in 8.5D, but I feel that I could have gotten it in 8.0D and had it fit just a smidge better...though, I'm more than happy with the 8.5D fit.

    In your case, I'd go to Nordstroms if you have one in your area. They are the only store that carries the Clifton. I'd suggest trying it on in 8D, 7.5D & 7.5E (though, they may only have D-widths). If this is not an option, you can always order one of these sizes from AE and send it back if you feel it could fit a bit better.
     


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    Any thoughts on the Broadstreet -- I saw them on the website as a special order today...
     


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    I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.
     


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    I store mine on cedar shoe racks with shoe trees (of course). My flannel bags are used for travel and nothing else.
     


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    A very decent shoe. The seldom used 3-73 last can be tricky. I go down in width.
     


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    I think they look great...and I'd wear them...but I'm one of those cartoon characters who wears strange clothes to work, like bow ties and seersucker.
     


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