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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. zchen

    zchen Senior member

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    If you are in the USA shipping is free from the outlet stores. The seconds I've bought ranged from retail returns that do not have visible blemish to obvious manufacturing defects ( a pair of Lombards where the entire blucher portion is off on the right shoe). There is a bit of luck to the whole process, but I've been happy with 90% of the seconds purchased.
     
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  2. TauKappaEpsilon

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    So after having some problems with my new Daltons I decided to wear them around outside for a few days to see what happens. Much to my surprise they stretched nicely in only a few wears. They are still very snug when I first put them on but after about five minutes of wear they almost mold right to my foot. I wear a 9.5 in the strands and fifth ave, a 9 in the kenwoods and an 8.5 in the daltons. The daltons are by far the tightest fitting shoe but not uncomfortable. I assume the snugness of a shoe is all personal preference anyway.

    If anyone has any questions about the daltons I'd be happy to help.
     
  3. imanewbie

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    Is a Demo shoe with a visible crease considered bad? Been emailing shoebank on the leeds non cordova and they have a demo shoe, but a bad crease they say on the right shoe. Cant provide pics they say, but willing to sell to me.
     
  4. kmdsimpson

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    Well, they are seconds. If the crease is where you'll naturally crease them when you wear them, it's not an issue at all. If "demo" means it was on display in a store, then the crease is probably natural from people trying it on.

    What do you have to lose except for shipping charges? Also, you can return to a retail store, if there's one close to you.
     
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    Can you really return seconds bought from shoe bank at a retail AE store?

    You know if the retail store handle exchanges as well? I have a pair coming from the shoe bank that I'm expecting to be too big. It would be ideal if I can return the larger shoes to the retail store and order the smaller size right away (versus shipping large shoe back then waiting for small shoe to ship again).
     
  6. kmdsimpson

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    I just returned seconds from Freeport to a retail store yesterday. They had no problem doing it. Maybe call your local store and ask them first?

    I am pretty sure, though, that they can't handle exchanges for seconds. Seems like the shoe bank/outlets and retail stores are run separately. Of course, you could exchange for firsts at the store.

    Also, the retail store will credit your card immediately. So you could call shoe bank right after and order your next pair.
     
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    I can't imagine the store would be willing to exchange their first for my second

    Reason I want to do the "exchange" is because I originally bought with a 15% memorial day discount. If i do a return/re-buy, I'm afraid they won't honor the 15%. If a simple size exchange, they might not care. THanks.
     
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    Nordstrom half yearly coming up will consist of the Players I believe at $219.99 (black and walnut), Clifton $199.99 (burgundy, black and walnut) and Montgomery (black). I believe it starts on the 15th or so.
     
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  9. imanewbie

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    thx for info. will ask for price if the price is pretty good Ill purchase them.
     
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    Absolutely. It's the reason I'm done with AE, and I just hate it. On all three of my AE's the Quarters are real floppy. It looks like the vagina of an 80 year-old prostitute (or so I would imagine). Can't stand it. You can even see the problem on page 399 of this thread in newbie123's first picture. The Quarter gets floppy as it rounds toward the eyelets. I don't understand why they can't fix this, but they evidently can't. Love their style, but hate their quality control.
     
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    I recently returned a pair of 2nds to a full service store as well. In addition, the SA offered to order the exchanged pair of 2nds for me as well. I'm not sure if this is a standard practice but clearly, this AE store had access to the shoebank's list of available factory 2nds. He was also willing to credit me the value for the 2nds (I had my receipt) towards a pair of replacement 1sts. As kmdsimpson indicated, a quick call to confirm would probably be prudent.

    Good luck!
     
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    Finally got my Dundee Chukkas in Cappuccino Cordovan. This first pair they sent were extremely large even though they were supposedly my size. It's odd that I have several pair of shoes on the 1 last and all of them are a 9.5 E but the Dundees fell off my feet. AE ended up making me two pair. One was another 9.5E and then they made me a 9.5D and they let me choose the better fitting of the two. I found the 9.5D to fit better in this shoes. The lesson I learned is that even if shoes are made on the same last they may not fit exactly the same. Anyway, here are pics of the new boots.

    Outside on a overcast day
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    Inside the local Starbucks
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  14. kmdsimpson

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    Nice. Really like these in black!
     
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    Wow. That is great customer service! What is happening with the other pair?

    Congrats on getting in on these when they were available. They are a beautiful shoe.
     
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    The sale usually includes PA's and strands too in limited colors, although it varies year by year. The semi-annoying thing is that all the Nordstroms seem to only carry D width in-store and anything else needs to be ordered online.
     
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    Both pair were sent to an AE store for me to try on. I took the pair that fit and they sent the other pair back to AE factory. My guess is that they will be sold as a closeout.
     
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  19. New Shoes1

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    No, that's the anniversary sale where the PA and Strands are usually $200ish. He's talking about the half-yearly, which starts after Fathers' Day. Anniversary sale starts late July.
     
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    Anyone know if there belts ever go on sale? Im looking at that walnut belt that matches the strands.
     
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