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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. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    It's usually 19.22% off select models.

    1922 being the year AE was founded. Hence the term "anniversary sale"
     
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    Learn something new everyday
     
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    I wasn't sure about the cap toe / wingtip design when they released it. But it is now growing on me. And your photos just made it even more appealing. The bourbon color is great on that shoe.

    Chris
     
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    I have the dark brown FAs, like the others rec'ed, and I love them. But my favorite pair is my merlot McAllisters.

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    I wasn't sure about the cap toe / wingtip design when they released it. But it is now growing on me. And your photos just made it even more appealing. The bourbon color is great on that shoe. Chris
     
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    Looks like the Lexington is also offered in Bourbon and Chili now - I don't remember those colors when it was first on the website.

    I like the Brown and Chili McAllisters best. But the Merlot and Black look nice also - very classic look. And I have the Walnut McAllister (also have a pair of Burgundy McAllisters from 1990, but it's a different shade).

    I guess you could say I am a fan of the McAllister.

    Chris
     
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    Strand brown suede on Amazon for $186...nice price for firsts better if you have the 20% off. Dainite sole
     
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    Are the burgundy ones calf or shell? They look terrific
     
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    The oxfords that Allen Edmonds manufacturers for Jos. A. Bank seem to be very similar to their regular line models, only their seconds are substantially less expensive. Is there any appreciable difference in quality? If not, I may grab pairs in black and brown the next time they have a sale.
     
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    Thanks! I think the lighting makes them jump out more, but I love them with my light grey suit. They're just calf. Shell is too rich for my blood.
     
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    I know some if not all are made on different lasts than the AE version and have the poron insole.
     
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    They are an excellent value in seconds, due to their price. There isn't any difference in quality.
     
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    Some are made on different lasts (Boardroom and Nathan), but it is Brooks Brothers that uses Poron insoles. Not Joseph A Bank, in my experience.
     
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    In fact, the Jefferson is a single sole. Rather, the Independence Collection uses thick single soles than the traditional leather soles offered by AE. They don't quite make it to double sole thickness, but are an extra "iron" thicker than a typical single sole bend.
     
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    The only JAB shoe made with the Poron insole is the Malone, which has no current AE equivalent.
     
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    @MWS. ^^^ thanks for the correction. Mine have a toppy on them and, at a glance, looklike a double soul.
     
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    Received my seconds 2/250 on Friday, just had a chance to open them today.

    The Burgundy Cliftons are excellent - a couple minor imperfections making them seconds, but certainly worth keeping.

    The Elgin's are a much tougher decision. My gut reaction when I opened the box was to return them - however, after spending a couple hours when them on my feet, I think I can live with the imperfections. They are 'the worst' seconds quality shoes I have received from AE to date.


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    The above picture shows the worst of the blemishes - it actually doesn't look as bad with the flash. The toes of both shoes show some more spotting as can be seen in the above picture. It is noticeable from eye level, but I think I can still live with it. Working in a hospital, I am pretty hard on my shoes - they end up getting dinged off of all kinds of random objects. They are hard to say no to for the 2/250 price. The Elgin's are also some of the most comfortable shoes I've put on from AE right out of the box. Might be an easier decision if I lived in the US and it only would cost $10 to return... but since it would likely cost upwards of $25-$30 to return, in addition to having spent $40 to have the pair of shoes sent up here... #CanadaProblems
     
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    Any chance you can have them look at the shoes for you in the future to avoid this problem?
     
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    I did ask the associate to take a look. The pair of burgundy cliftons came from the associates store. The Elgin's came from the warehouse - who apparently told the associate 'they looked good'.
     
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