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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. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    A PE firm cares about making money. The PE company made a lot of it by increasing the US manufacturing and expanding into other made in US stuff.

    Like another poster said, the letter I got indicated they are going to be expanding their Port Washington location.
     
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    Good news. Should be a great looking make up.
     
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    Thanks! Quite impressive that I got the answer so quickly when I've been googling it for quite some time already. That and maybe because of my amateurish googling skills.
     
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    Is there a difference in fit in 97 lasted shoes that are slip ons (Grayson) vs those that are lace ups (macneils)? Should sizing be adjusted accordingly to accommodate the difference, if any?
     
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    Please post pics when you get them!
     
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    By the end of my time at the other Brentwood owned company we were heavily outsourcing to Asia. China specifically. Large things like tooling which was cheaper to order there and have fixed here because it never came in right down to small almost finished goods.

    It got to the point that any PO I issued that was not outsourced overseas would require I fill in a paragraph or two defending why I wasn't. Brentwood owns 360 Sourcing (Asia) which is a company that helps outsource and they were quick to use them. From their website:
    THREE SIXTY ASIA

    ThreeSixty Asia is a global sourcing operation that assists its customers with the procurement of consumer and light industrial goods. ThreeSixty leverages its network of international factories to achieve the lowest possible product cost while maintaining specified quality standards.
     
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    Don't forget fellas that AE being made in the USA is something that the Chinese mid-upper class is demanding. Brentwood isn't going to just throw that out the window. I have a feeling they'll expand more and more in Port Washington. We might see the ae by AE moved but that MADE IN USA carries a major premium around the world.

    Just my $.03.

    I hope y'all have a great day!
     
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    Oh my &$*# calidist. You are selling the two EXACT shoes for which I've been searching. Unfortunately, just last week I broke down and bought the Color 8 LWB's and, since I couldn't find Ravello, the Whiskey's! I am kicking myself

    ...I apologize, I just realized this wasn't necessarily AE related. Back to it....
     
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    I heard back from her last night. She said she had tried to contact manufacturing to get an update, but did not hear back so she sent them an email and will let me know when she hears back.
     
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    Glad you got something!
     
  11. MoneyWellSpent

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    Just interest and research, it's a hobby. No secrets or tricks. I'd wager you know a lot about whatever your hobbies are as well (assuming you've been at them for a while). I'm wanting to try my hand at making my own pair of shoes, and am slowly accumulating the necessary tools. It's very expensive if you drop a few thousand dollars all at once to just buy a complete toolkit from a bespoke shoemaker (which I can't afford at this point in my life). So I'm just buying pieces as I come across them.
     
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    Since finding this forum my hobby has become spending money. I know all about that!
     
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    MWS never hesitates to share his wealth of knowledge with the likes of us. He is a very helpful man.
     
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    I'm actually very interested in this as well... Have you looked into any of those week long shoe making classes where they walk you through the process of making a shoe from the design all the way through to the final product? In researching this I've also ran into some very interesting books on shoe making.
     
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    Care to share titles of some of these books? I'd be interested in reading up on shoemaking.
     
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    kentyman, I relent. After wearing these slippers for a week, I agree that they are just too tight across the toes, though they fit perfectly everywhere else. Unfortunately, they do not have them listed on the website anymore and a call to CS says they will probably not make them again until right before Christmas. So, I was told to wait it out to exchange them. [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed. I've not taken one, but would love to some day. As for literature, yes it is abundant, and I read everything I can.
     
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    Handmade Shoes For Men by Lazlo Vass himself is a great one.

    You can also go to town on Google Books: https://www.google.com/#q=Shoemaking&tbm=bks

    This is just a search under "shoemaking", but you can use other terms and find varying results.

    Lots of scanned books to read for free.

    You would also be surprised what you can find at a good library, especially if you have a major university nearby with a healthy holding.
     
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    ^^^ Also, if reading isn't your thing, there are literally dozens of videos on YouTube and Vimeo that are an education in themselves if you watch all of them. They get understandably get redundant at times, since they are all making shoes, after all. However, different camera angles and commentaries fill in gaps to the point that you really can glean a good education on how your nice shoes are made just by watching videos. Nearly every good shoemaker has a production video as well (though sometimes you have to go directly to YouTube and search their name to find it).

    These are a couple of my favorite blogs to follow too:

    http://carreducker.blogspot.com/

    http://shoesandcraft.com/
     
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