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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. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    Shoebank is really generous with their shipping/return policy. I believe it's completely free to ship and for returns!
     
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    The shoe bank is great about returns and shipping! I agree, but I was referring to Meermin. Their price is 330 (roughly), but if I need to return, I think I have to pay. So is it worth it ?
     
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    Well, the Meermin is risky due to shipping and not being able to try them. Also note that the Meermins are partly made in China; I don't know if that matters, as the quality seems fine. But it does account for the low price.

    Also, I think the Meermin looks fine, but it's not quite the same as the AE, which to me is more of the "classic" American-style gunboat. Not sure if that matters, either.

    Tough decisions - $70 difference. You could order the MacNeil and see how much you like them.
     
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    So you recommend going new with the MacNeils (1sts from AE) over eBay? I know I'm well taken care of with AE, which is a great reason to stick with them.
     
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    +1
     
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    I would. But I also realize that the price difference is not trivial. I think $399 is a great deal, and I personally am wary of used shoes.
     
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    Does anyone have a phone number for the shoebank? I've emailed them three times now without response.
     
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    I agree on being wary. I'm just poor haha.
     
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    who is this shoebank - how does one contact them?
     
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    Shoebank@allenedmonds.com

    (262)284-7158. If only there was google to answer all my needs...

    Turns out the neumoras are the only shoe that intrigues me from the shoe bank. I won't purchase a second shoe simply because they're on sale. I'd hop all over the Fairfax if they were still available
     
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    It's where you get Factory 2nd's from Allen Edmonds. Shoes with minor defects for well below cost. I just got a pair of Bayfield boots for $160 and the "blemish" was hardly noticeable.
     
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    Email them to find out. It varies a lot.
     
  15. gooter

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. wigglr

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    This can be true; however, I got a pair and the outside part of ht left shoe is badly creased. It worsened with wear and they wouldn't take it back.

    Just be patient! If you think you may have to return them to exchange, don't hesitate.
     
  17. fiestaplatypus

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    For all you asking about the shoebank, please note that every outlet store across the US pulls from the same supply of shoes. You can contact any location by phone to place an order or enquire about particular shoes / sizes.

    Personally, I email the shoebank for lists occassionally to get an idea on pricing/availability for a vast number of shoes, but during busy sale periods, I will call my [somewhat] local store to place an order. If I have a question regarding a particular shoe or if a certain size is available, I call the local store as well.

    Shipping and returns are free no matter where you order from.
     
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    I don't know if this is impressive, funny, or sad. :D

    Okay - I'll go with impressive. :slayer:
     
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    This is interesting, and perhaps just confirms the fact that it is all personal style.

    I have 2 black captoe balmorals - one straight tip from C&J; one perf tip from Alden (shell) (not medallion toe). I easily prefer the perf tip. :nodding:
     
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  20. gooter

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    Oh man, the shoebank has brown cordovan strands in my size [​IMG]
     
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