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

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Bounder

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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered
With respect to the rich boys here, this thread is for the rest of us, to also enjoy our shoes too.
As most men in North America (if not the world) cannot afford to buy Alden and up,
we do have our own 'High End' shoe options; that being primarily Allen Edmonds.


Welcome, Cruiser! I wondered when you'd start posting over here!

JLibourel
What can I say? I've got 42 pairs of A-Es. The vast majority of these are seconds, often closeouts, purchased for $129 or sometimes less.
You know that, for the same money, you could have gotten a pair of bespoke Lobb St. James, right? -- Two pair, given the current sale.
 

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PSA: If you have access to aafes Allen Edmonds can be purchased quite cheap with coupons or special orders.

That said I started with the Park Avenue and Hale and have now graduated to Alden. Still, they are wonderful shoes.
 

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Those vintage cordovan wingtips are incredible.


What I'd really like to see from AE is a high-end boot comparable to Alden's Indy Boot. That includes an option to use cordovan leather.
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
how do you store 42 pairs of AE shoes? you need a separate bedroom for just that.

and how does your wife respond when she passes by? closes her eyes and shakes her head?


She thinks to herself how lucky she is that this particular leather fetish doesn't involve whips and chains.
 

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Originally Posted by youngScholar
She thinks to herself how lucky she is that this particular leather fetish doesn't involve whips and chains.

^^Woulda been a better investment IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by Big Punisher
^^Woulda been a better investment IMO.



now back to 77 Sunset Strip...and the discussion of AEs
 

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^ I am going to guess a size 6, maybe 6.5. Nice choice btw.
 

JLibourel

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Originally Posted by Bounder
You know that, for the same money, you could have gotten a pair of bespoke Lobb St. James, right? -- Two pair, given the current sale.

I know, and would I have gotten the wardrobe flexibility that I have with my A-Es? Would the solitary pair (or two) of Lobb St. James last longer than a rotation of 42pairs of A-Es? Would they be equally suitable for going to a funeral, taking a six-mile walk and mucking about in the yard? And, most tellingly, how many people, really, would notice the subtle differences between the Lobb St. James shoes and a similar pair of A-Es?
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
I know, and would I have gotten the wardrobe flexibility that I have with my A-Es? Would the solitary pair (or two) of Lobb St. James last longer than a rotation of 42pairs of A-Es? Would they be equally suitable for going to a funeral, taking a six-mile walk and mucking about in the yard? And, most tellingly, how many people, really, would notice the subtle differences between the Lobb St. James shoes and a similar pair of A-Es?


All of the above ...they should have named an AE shoe after you for brand fealty and instead all the gave you was those damn old spectators...

Originally Posted by Mr.Sam


Got these in the mail today. So far so good.



Fab brogeuing..still hope that AE gets the vintage mojo working..
 

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Many seem to think that AE provides excellent value but would you pay full retail for this? If not, then at what price would you consider fair?
 

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sam



Got these in the mail today. So far so good.


The Strand was the only AE shoe I've ever owned for any length of time. If mine were this color instead of black I would probably still have them.

Good choice.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sam



Got these in the mail today. So far so good.


This is a great looking shoe. I have a pair in burgundy corrected grain ugh. But also found a pair of old Cliftons that look very similar. Just back from recraft last year.
 

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a few weeks ago, somebody posted pictures of new AE models and there were a couple that were quite attractive even for AE

anybody remember the link to it?
 
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