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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. New Shoes1

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    I don't see this working for AE. Women that buy for guys who hate to shop either pick things up for the guy while she is at Nordstrom, Macy's, or any other department store or drag the guy along to a department store to get shoes, clothes, belt, underwear, cologne (everything he needs) in one stop shopping. They're not going to go to AE for shoes and the few items of clothing in the corner.
     


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    Probably nothing, really. Just that they come in the same colors/styles as their shoes for easy matching. Paying for convenience, maybe?
     


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    They are the same quality leather and craftmanship as the shoes, and made in the USA
     


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    This too...
     


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    These are very nice belts. But it's like comparing to corter or tanner belts. They're not the same leather or colors as the shoes. They don't have the broguing (if you want that). Personally, I have a saddle tan tanner belt I wear with all my AE walnut shoes and I'm happy with it. But it isn't formal, and it isn't a precise match. If I cared about these sorts of things, I would probably buy AE belts.

     


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    The simplicity of knowing you have a good match to the walnut or chili color. For black and dark brown, I tend to buy my belts elsewhere.
     


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    I think the AE belts are similar to Brooks Brothers belts in terms of quality and I think they are priced fine. My 3 AE belts, including a shell cordovan belt, were all purchased at a discount though. Custom made bridle leather belts are nice, and I'm a huge fan of Equus leather belts, but some of the AE belts work better for dressier occasions.
     


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    I agree with others that this is just because they are there. They probably sell enough of them to be worth it due to high margin.

    I personally get mine from Equus at less than AE charges and have been happy. I can also see how something like the Manistee belt is interesting enough that I'd get it to go along with one of my less standard colored shoes.
     


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    doesn't AE make (at least some of) the belts for BB? I would assume that's why they are similar in quality and price
     


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    I own about a dozen pair of AE in all different lasts and I just can't get over how comfortable the Mcallisters are on me. I absolutely love them, even more than my strands.
     


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    Matchy-matchy belts and shoes is so passe [​IMG]
     


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    How is this done? Is it a thick piece of rubber that requires the cobbler remove a portion of the sole and install the tap sole? If this is so, then what happens to the stiching?

    Or is it a thin layer very similar to the Vibram or Topy oversoles just for the toe?

    Thanks.
     


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    Interested to see those navy Players too.
     


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    Ah, I wish the lighting in my house were better and that my camera phone did these justice. In any case, below are some initial pics of my MTO! Franciscans in Burgundy Independence leather, mocha lining, padded insole, bi-colored Independence sole, black flat welt wheeling, natural"ish" edge:

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    These are my first shoes from the Independence line; holy cow! The difference is incredible. The leather is much softer and the padded insole feels great. More pics in natural light to come!
     
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