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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Ah yes sir thanks alot!
     
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    Thanks, I'm convinced with going flat welt and then hopefully will also get Dundees with split reverse welt as well.
     
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    Good choice!!
     
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    I just purchased a pair of strands in Walnut and love the color. I got these firsts for $170. I am trying to transition from casual jeans/tshirt/clarks chukka boots to more business casual apparel since I am in a healthcare professional school and my professors are always encouraging us to dress more professionally when meeting with patients.

    I ultimately want to own 3 pairs of nice shoes to rotate (one black, one dark brown, one lighter pair which I just bought). I LOVE the strand by FAR out of all the allen edmonds styles with broguing.

    I originally planned on purchasing the McAllister for my dark brown pair and fifth avenues for my black pair. But I am now in a dilemma of buying a dark brown pair of strands (firsts) for the same price ($170) or waiting and buying the McAllister for 15% off during the Rediscover America sale. The fact that I could get the strands for a cheaper price than the mcallisters(which are my third favorite style) makes me want to jump on the deal.

    I wouldn't mind having 2 out of my 3 pairs of shoes being in the same style. But do you think the general population would notice?
     
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    Trying to figure out if the shell Strands eliminates the need for Elgins. Opinions?
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    I am leaning towards sending them back, but they were the last in stock in my size, so if I send them back, they are gone for good (though BB will presumably still be around).
     
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    If you truly want to own 3 pair of shoes my first suggestion is to delete your profile and forget you ever knew about this forum :)
     
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    I see. These look like the Sedonas. Are they much different? I'd give AE a call and check what they could do.
    These shoes are likely made in the Dominican Republic and I doubt they are goodyear welted, but it's worth trying to call Port Washington.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    Many people on this forum, me including, might want to know where did you get walnut Strands in 1st quality for $170?
     
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    I wouldn't say the need is eliminated for the Elgins. IMO those shoes have two totally different uses. That being said, I don't like bals for casual use so I would just stick with the Strands.
     
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    agreed!
     
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    I ask myself the same question. My strands are Walnut though which make them even more similar.
     
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    I hear you, ScottyBoy. To complicate things further, these are the Elgins against the Yuketen Greg for End Clothing--a simillar looking cap toe Blucher in a darker shade of brown. Maybe I don't need Elgins after all?!
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    I guess all of us are having similar issues. Cincikid, I got them at a local high end shoestore. To rydenfan, I plan on getting the basic 3 shoe colors down, then expanding on a "I MUST HAVE THEM OR I WILL DIE" basis.
     
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    I checked with Allison, and the Imperial can not be made in MTO. They no longer have the die or last. To bad. She did say she would suggest passing along my idea to bring this back. I think they should do a webgem where they bring back some really old models that have not been available for years. That would be awesome. Maybe do a survey from dedicated customers like us here at SF to vote and determine a handful to bring back.
     
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