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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. meister

    meister Senior member

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    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...

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



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

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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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    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.
     
  4. Hoofit

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    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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  5. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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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?
     
  6. nohomo

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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?

    It's not that full priced one aren't fair, but it's so easy to not pay full price. Even new models can be bought for a good discount on shoebuy with 10% off, plus another 10% for signing up for their emails, and I think 13% cashback thru b of a.

    Most retail priced ones are around 280-350. I say under 200 is a pretty decent deals and easy to find, and under 150 are rare, although possible, deals.
     
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    I've gotton lucky in Nordstroms Rack - bought a pair for 70 bucks recently. I've seen other AE pairs for $130 although in my opinion they were not to nice looking. If you are looking for up to date ones you probably wont find though most the stuff is way outta style.
     
  8. the.chikor

    the.chikor Senior member

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    I have a pair of black Brantleys that I got on ebay recently. One of my favourites at the moment

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    These are awesome! I like.
     
  9. voxsartoria

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    Why are Allen-Edmonds better than Aldens?


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    I recently purchased my 3rd pair of AE (all eBay, all since joining SF in July), and like them. Definitely much better than what I was wearing before.

    Yes, I recently got three pairs as well from Ebay, and I am loving them too. I used to wear bass =/

    Attached are my favourite Andover Boots, and a pair of Brandywoods
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  12. taxgenius

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    Why are Allen-Edmonds better than Aldens?


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    Has anyone heard of Jantzen? Are they any good?
     
  13. coltboy75

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    Just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds. Brown Park Avenue's, brand new for $179.00. They fit like a glove.
     
  14. srivats

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    My vintage AEs :

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  15. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Speaking of AE's on ebay, what is a good price for a gently worn pair of Lexingtons with no apparent flaws and minimal sole wear? Am I overpaying at $52 shipped?
     
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    ^Sounds fair. The Lexington is a nice shoe.

    According to the AE CEO over at AAAC they are planning a couple of bal boots for Fall 2010. I'm eager to see them. Alden won't do bal boots so AE is the only American made option for them.
     
  17. hobscrk777

    hobscrk777 Senior member

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    My vintage AEs :

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    What model? I'm looking for a pair exactly like this.
     
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    What model? I'm looking for a pair exactly like this.

    Model is Boulevard, discontinued in the early 80s.

    The closest you will find today is McAllister and McClain
     
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    I was shopping for some Crockett & Jones a few weeks ago and the store I was in was (sadly) discontinuing sale of Allen Edmonds.

    Happily, they were all on clearance!

    http://www.skyvalet1.com/
     
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    Model is Boulevard, discontinued in the early 80s.

    The closest you will find today is McAllister and McClain


    You would certainly be a boulevardier in those kicks Srivats...[​IMG]
     
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