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

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

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  1. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    Believe me, I have no intention of questioning your stats skills. Neither did I mean to offend you, if I did inadvertently. I would agree though, that it's pretty hard not to land a good job with stats background.
     


  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    It's identical to the Strand, but on the Forest last and in brown suede. I don't have a picture available.



    The suede pair I ordered directly from Carmina. It's not in the e-store, but they had it available in one of the stores. I've also got a black captoe coming from Gentlemen's Footwear. Epaulet adds another $150 or so on to the cost.
     


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    ^^This explains a lot.




    I don’t feel offended by your words. Anyway we all live and learn. Good luck and all the best to your sartorial journey.
     
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  4. clarinetplayer

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    More conductor and teacher than player these days.
     


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    Technicality, but I think suede strands were $290 which would make it $100 or 33% more expensive if we are comparing promotions to each other. For the majority of SF members, that's not a lot in absolute value but it's a significant percentage premium. Either way, if I wasn't eyeing some marlows or had no experience in carmina sizing, I'd likely do the same.
     


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    Completely wrong. Johnston & Murphy and Florsheim both make Goodyear welted shoes that retail for around $180 or so, and go on sale to below $100. They are widely available in the USA. They're definitely not as well made as AE shoes. But they ARE Goodyear welted.

    On another note, every time I see statistics used in persuasive arguments, I am reminded of Mark Twain...
     


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    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it!
     


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    I have no objections to what you said in your post other than the part about being confused. My original remarks were about what most men wear, which is far from goodyear welted shoes. I have no problem or objections to what you said about AE being on the lower end of the quality spectrum when it comes to goodyear welted shoes. You couldn't be more correct. My comment was simply stating that (since most men don't wear goodyear welted shoes) AE's to the average man (we on SF are not average men when it comes to shoes) are most definitely high end shoes.

    My second comment, the one you quoted, was directed at the guy who got all upset when he misinterpreted my statement to mean that I somehow thought AE's were of higher quality than Carmina, which was not in any way what my comment stated.

    Yes, AE's are expensive compared to Ecco, Aldo, Cole Haan, Rockport... which is what most men buy, which is why most men view AE shoes as high end (not highest end).

    My original post was not disagreeing with your original post. I was simply saying that, from a typical man's perspective, AE's are high end shoes.
     


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    just curious... why does that remind you of Mark Twain? Please tell, I'm sure he had something funny to say about statistics.
     


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    I remember a simpler time when I thought Eccos and Cole Haans were expensive. :)
     


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    yep... that time for me was less than a year ago... I'm glad to have seen the light though. My Eccos make me sad when I see them :(
     


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    Nope :)
     


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    cheers, jason, very interesting!
     


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    correct - $290, but for those of us lucky enough to live in Chicago with 10% sales tax, it becomes a comparison between $319 and $389, which makes the decision easy. Our high sales tax is one of the reasons that I will ocasionally order from Amazon and cross my fingers they send me a decent pair without defects.

    I love AE, but unless I can get a pair of firsts for $250 or less, I keep finding myself drawn to spending the extra $100 or so to upgrade. If we're talking AE seconds, then I completely agree with you as there is a huge jump between the $125-150 range that we keep seeing seconds going for and $400. Frankly, it just underscores the tremendous value AE offers in seconds (calfskin and shell).
     
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