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

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

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    The maker I buy most of my shoes from now...Alden.
     


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    Yes, Aberdeen. I'm 10.5D, they had 7 pairs at the 'bank as of 30 minutes ago.
     


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    Thanks! I just bought a pair or McTavish (firsts), but maybe I should get these instead....thoughts?
     


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    I have Franciscans, Cliftons, and Derbys, and so I wanted something for casual wear and for fall/winter. Initially, I was thinking of either Neumoks or McTavish, but I decided on the rubber soles on the Aberdeens. I think the McTavishes are lovely, but I'm not sure I could stomach full retail on them.
     


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    I got them at the sale price plus 20% off on Amazon, so it was a good deal...I just want them for casual (jeans/chinos/etc.).
     


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    Is it just me, or do single monk strap shoes remind people of school uniforms?
     


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    You never have to pay full retail with AE's. Between seconds and the many sales, it takes just a little patience!
     


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    So I understand your point, but I think it is to AE's advantage to continue this service. The raw material cost is really cheap, and the labor costs (being made in the USA versus DR) are probably only a little more expensive. However, with each MTO, AE essentially guarantees a customer for life! You can't put a quantifiable price on loyalty or goodwill, but AE has got a ton of it. And that is valuable.
     


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    I'm a CPA and you can put a price on goodwill :) It's exactly what happens when a company buys another. I know what you meant though. I thought it was relevant to the topic, though.
     


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    Oh nice, thanks! This looks like a good idea.
     


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    Ha. Let's just hope whatever happens it's not another AOL-Time Warner goodwill write down. O jeez that would be not good.
     


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    Cedar shoe trees are $7.50 each at JAB with promotion code SAVE70. These are the exact same ones sold by AE, just re-branded as JAB.

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101593

    The promotion code works on other shoe care items on the site such as the shoe care kit, cedar shoe rack, and shoe conditioner.
     


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    Nordstrom is driving me insane. I'm on the 2nd pair of Allen Edmond Park Avenue replacements. Every time they send me a replacement pair, the rear quarters are stretched out. The "replacement" pair was worse than the first! I have an odd size so I have to order them online.
     


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    If you're talking about the "bowing" or "gaping" issue around the ankle, good luck with that. Just do a search in this thread for those terms and you'll find dozens of reports from those who have experienced this problem with AE shoes, most commonly PAs. Gave me quite a headache as well back in the spring when trying to acquire some black PAs. Took me three tries to find a pair that were acceptable.
     


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    Just you.
     


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