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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. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior Member

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    I think overshoes would be the best bet, unless its torrential downpour. I need a pair, hoping they will be on sale during the upcoming Tent Sale.
     


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    Question about Mr. Grangaard's MTO offer: How is pricing structured? Does he give us the regular price of the shoe or does he base in on how much customization is being done?

    Im looking to basically do the Fifth Street boot in Walnut calf.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    If anything, wouldnt a bit of adverse weather give your AEs the patina that is so highly sought after? I would wear my AEs anywhere, as long as you take the proper care after exposure I dont see what harm could come of it. Overshoes seem like an unnecessary burden; where do you put them when you get inside? Do you hold them in your hands? Its just all a bit too inconvenient for me, really. I prefer braving the elements for a minute or two versus saddling myself with extra gear.


    And what horrible catastrophes have so numerously befallen NJ as to have them declare gas pump attendants as mandatory?
     
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    Well I think if you have a backpack, briefcase, or messenger bag you can easily place the overshoe in there. Or just keep them on, they aren't terrible looking (SWIMS of course). I haven't been living in the NY/NJ area long enough to know why gas attendants are mandatory, maybe it was just thought of one day and now all the stations do it. We also have a surcharge for using a credit card, usually .10 more a gallon which i think is redonkulous!

    The stat of New Jersey has many things that will leave you scratching you head… jug handles for example. STUPID!
     


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    I suggest contacting AE with your MTO request. They will quote you a price with no obligation to purchase.
     


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    What colours were there? I may go tomorrow.
     
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  8. ScottyBoy920

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    What is toply?
     


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    I got dark brown, but I saw also black and chili. I haven't searched much in other sizes (I'm a 8.5) but the shelves were pretty full.
    In 8.5 I saw Bradley's, a wingtip which I can't recall the model name, and a ton of other brands (Cucinelli, Santoni, Prada, etc).

    This was an unexpected surprise, as I was only driving my father in law to shop for a wedding and I got redirected but a smart sales person.
     


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    People wear overshoes, I guess, People use umbrellas too. Not me. I suppose I'm fortunate that if it's raining I'm not going to spend too much time out in it. I can handle a quick dash through the rain without overshoes or an umbrella. If I was forced to spend extended periods of time out in the rain, I might consider changing my shoes or my situation in general.
     


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    I just purchased 2nd quality black Ashtons, burgundy Scottsdales, two pair of AE shoe trees and leather conditioner/cleaner for less than $550 with tax. Adding that to my chili Ashtons will make a great start for my AE collection.
     


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    It's a rubber half sole that you add to your leather shoes to reduce wear and add some traction.
    Usually when I am wearing my SWIMS I am wearing them to and from work and just stick it in my workspace when I get to work. If I know I am going to be somewhere where I cannot stick them somewhere I choose other shoes to wear. I wear my SWIMS so I don't have to do so much work polishing them up again after the rain.

    You'd be surprised how many New Yorkers don't even have a driver's license.


    Yes, you have to take into consideration that some people have to walk some distance when the weather is foul. My previous walk to the closest train station was about 12 minutes at a normal pace. For some people, and probably the majority here, they only walk to their car, from their car to their office, and the reverse.
     
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    I have some dark brown shell Sanfords that need new soles soon. I feel like black single soles are a little incongrous -- too formal for the shoe. So I am thinking about getting double soles, which could either be black or light brown. Thoughts?


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    Second, why doesn't AE make the Fairgate anymore? Awesome blucher with a plain captoe and a double sole. I love these things.

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    They have sanfords every now and then during the outlet sales
     


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