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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. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    You have a good eye.

    I just looked at the archived website copies for Allen Edmonds, and it appears the old price for Park Avenues from about that time were hovering around $325 to $335 . . . which may have accounted for the Nordstrom of $199 to $211. Although the sale price this year may be $229, the difference of $29 may be the hard cash difference of the retail shoe going up to $345.

    I also just looked at the price stickers on AE boxes for my 1999 versions of the Safford . . and was amazed to find them at $99 a pair (which may have been seconds back then.

    Either way a 35% discount on firsts in selected styles for any color and any size is still a bargain these days.

    Another site for firsts in limited sizes and colors in selected styles is www.6pm.com - with up to over 40% off!
     


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    ^ for those that don't know, 6pm.com is the clearance site for Zappos.com. Very legitimate site, bargains to be had.
     


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    I would keep them. Assuming you plan to wear them they will eventually have imperfections.
     


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    Is that true? Any COLOR? I thought it was just the colors they were promoting (from what I've heard). In the past I haven't paid much attention to Nordstroms shoe sales [​IMG]
     


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    I plan to buy new walnut McAllisters (9.5D) and a walnut dress belt (36) soon - when will the best time for me to buy? Zero rush, so if it saves me some money I'll wait a few months.
     


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    If you look couple of posts above yours (by LaymanX), there is a sale coming up and McAllisters expected (we are all hoping but its not official yet) when you can save as much as $100.
    If not, during Oct AE will have yearly sale,with limted models, you can save the same amount.

    Source: I bought PA in that sale last October for $235.
    HTH
     


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    I can get Westchesters and Nuemoras for $199 as seconds. In your guys opinion would it be worth it to pay $50 more to get them in firsts? I've had good experience this far buying seconds but trying to decide if $50 is worth it to get firsts.
     


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    Can you afford the extra money? I don't know your financial situation, but $50 is not much difference for a shoe that you will have many years. Considering that most seconds are just fine, I can't see spending the extra money.
     


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    Are AE belts made with the same quality and care as their shoes?

    The reason I ask is that I know a lot of companies in other fields will have their main line of products as their pride and joy, and then peddle second-rate s&^% on the side with their name branded on it just to make a little extra profit. I'm looking at some of AE's casual belts right now and all I see in the description is "Premium Leather" which is a red flag to me...
     
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    E makes their own belts from the same leathers as their shoes.
     


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    Yes, I can afford $50 more but just because I can doesn't mean I have to. For $50 though I think is rather get firsts to ensure I have a warranty of some sort
     


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    It's a personal choice. You can return the seconds, but there's no guarantee you can find a better pair. With first quality, you can ask for a different pair if needed. Whether first quality or seconds, AE provides very good customer service.
     


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    I have had one of their Bombay belts in walnut for a couple years now. It's held up impressively well compared to my other belts and they're definitely not second rate.
     


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    Get the firsts. $50 is nothing considering the projected life of the shoes.

    I have seen plenty of bad seconds (and some good ones, of course, too).
     


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    I have found AE's belts to be of very decent quality. Wore an AE walnut calf belt today with a pair of EG's in Edwardian Antique.
     


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