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

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

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  1. d4nimal

    d4nimal Senior member

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    What is black shark? Black shark skin?
     
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    that's correct. I just got the last of it. I also had a pair of Cliftons made with it a while ago:



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    In the sunlight (next to two pairs of gator):

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    ^ Can you share the cost of the exotics from those mtos?
     
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    Gator is REALLY expensive, $3,200 per shoe. I got mine for an estate sale liquidation - they'd only been worn once. Shark, in its time, was the same as calf.
     
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    Transitioning into more business suit attire, navy and grey suits.
    I've been doing a lot of research into each shoe.

    Grenson Stanley Brogue in Tan (aware it's made in India) is on sale for $200.
    Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut is nice too.

    Which should I go for? Any other choices?
    I don't need the best, just a good starter dress shoe that is versatile, more than decent quality and that won't break the bank.
     
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    Just received my MTO Delrays, but noticed the lace holes did not line up. Is this normal? Would this be an issue for you guys?

    I only changed the soles to double JR, and requested them rounded like the Shelton
     
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    I sent a MTO back that had the same issue. They should line up properly.
     
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    I am about to buy my first pair of AEs. I am starting with a pair of black park aves. Should I go to the AE store and buy them at full retail (I try to never do full retail) or buy a pair at Nordstrom Rack? I understand the rack AEs are seconds and not warrantied by AE.

    I have an AE near me in Atlanta so I can go and get the whole fitting experience. Are there any deals to get a discount at AE? Is there an AE rep that posts in this thread that can help a get into his first pair of AEs?
     
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    Alden 404's (Indy boots in Kudu) FTW!!! You have no idea how much they rock!
     
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    I also had an mto with similar issues. Allison offered several options to remedy the situation. I elected to keep them at the seconds rate and have the balance refunded to me. AE CS rocks.
     
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    What is the preferred care regimen for McTavish, Elgin, etc?
     
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    Here is my eagle county MTO:

    DARK CHOCOLATE CALF 1087
    INDPENDENCE LINING LEATHER
    PORON INSOLE
    TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    FLAT CHILI WELT
    WHEELED EDGES
    LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
    MINI LUG RUBBER TAP SOLE
     
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    Thanks. Id love to see those MTOs in the wild.
     
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    Thoughts on MTO Shelton burgundy shell with scotch grain walnut saddle MTO on single butyl sole....
     
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