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

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  1. DHD28

    DHD28 Senior member

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    I guess the biggest issue for me and my reluctance to pull the trigger on the PAs is how dull the black looks. Can anyone supply me with a pic of their PAs after a real nice shoeshine? In dire need of a black oxford (I really wanted the FA) but can't get myself to pay full price for them. SOME HELP PLEASE.
     


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    The PA's shine up exceptionally well..
     


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    The SA at the Allen Edmonds let me price match the olive Neumoks to Nordstroms today! These shoes are perfect for summer wear. PERFECT.
     


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    Even I used to think this way. But I changed my mind after trying spit shine.
    Obviously this is not mirror shine. But if you spend 15-20 mins you could definitely get a nice shine. Just FYI, I love my PAs [​IMG]
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    They do show up a bit dull, but easily shine up nicely, and in my opinion look even better after a few wears. Also, don't pay full price! See the earlier posts, as black PA's will be on sale for $229 at Nordstroms starting on July 19.

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    I have Park and Fifth Avenues in black and dark brown, respectively; the PAs are from AE, the FAs are the BB ones. I find the BB ones to be -much- more comfortable for me.

    Can I find BB McAllisters/Strands in walnut on sale this time of year?
     


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    The Brooks Brothers sale just passed in the last few weeks, same with the AE tent sale. I know the Jeffersonville AE tent sale is at the end of August, but otherwise I have not heard anything else.
     


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    Jefferson Tent Sale?! Is this going to be the same as the previous one at the Wisconsin locations?
     


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    Damn this is very nice. Thanks for this. I meant full price for the FAs
     


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    I imagine it's the same premise. I order through Jeffersonville as I had bad experiences with the shoebank and when I was placing an order with them during the tent sale a few weeks back the SA told me their tent sale is the end of August. Beyond that I have no details, but I would watch www.aetentsale.com near the start of the month for participating locations.
     


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    You could try the AE Shoebank and see if they have Fifth Ave seconds in your size. The Brooks Brothers version is often available and may even be cheaper, otherwise the seconds price will likely be about the same as this sale price for PA's. The Fifth Ave does go on sale occasionally at AE, just not sure when and it sounds like you have a current need. I personally like the PA better in black, although I can understand the appeal of the Fifth Ave (I had it in brown for a while).
     


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    Wow these look amazing. Looks almost like shell! [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks. Coincidentally I no longer have these and I'm in the process of getting a shell pair made. If you look closely there is some excessive creasing on the vamp, and a slight amount of bowing. While working with AE on a shell MTO and trying to get the size correct, I mentioned this, sent them a few pictures, and then was asked to send them up for inspection. They were out of spec and had some flaws in the leather, so they offered to send me a new pair. I took the opportunity to upgrade to shell. Great customer service at AE, and I'm looking forward to my first pair of black shell.
     


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    Well, I got pics. Not from the DSLR after all, my cell phone managed a good one! See the dark circles by the holes for the laces?
     


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    While watching Boardwalk Empire, I noticed this particular shoe...

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