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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. chrisjr

    chrisjr Senior member

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    sorry to repeat old comments, but is now the time to kop seconds or wait til the end of september (with best price & most selection in mind).
     
  2. PhiPsi32

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    This.
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    True Statement - comments were limited to the second picture.
     
  4. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    The second picture IS awful, unless of course you are on broadway. But to be polite, I simply refer to it as an... interesting... execution of the idea.

    Concur. While I don't do it myself for a number of reasons, I think it can look just fine. Having said that, if I remove my aesthetic approach and address why I believe most men do it, it isn't out of their own sense of style, it's to showoff their jeans/brag a little/confirm they are on the bleeding edge of street style... something I have little interest in doing.

    It's purported that the rolled jean look is an homage to working class men who, donning the boots of their trade and preparing to work in an otherwise less-than-pristine environment, rolled up their pants since they couldn't afford multiple pairs of pants (one short for work, one long for casual). If this is true, the nature of the look is anything but feminine. Having said that, the current patrons of the popped pant leg certainly don't fight the same battle, and most, I believe, do it for the reasons above.

    Having said alllll of that - wear what you want how you want, don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
     
  5. BootSpell

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    Somewhat judgemental comment, no, even considering your last sentence?
     
  6. jjr4884

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    lol...

    ahhh... what threw me off was the "jeans rolled up over the boot".. i took that as "covering" the boot like the pics i posted. my bad... i also agree that rolling them all the way up is an abomination, looks terrible.
     
  7. PhiPsi32

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    Judgmental, on SF? Most of us are on the forum precisely because we're critical about style. Serious and snarky criticisms/commentaries are to be expected.
     
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    Some folks are just more fashion foward than others... just like some people like to paint their car orange and put huge ass rims on it.

    Personally i think cuffing the jeans for a boot like that is necessary, but obviosly done in that over the top fashion just looks silly. I think its more of a "look at my boots look look look how high they go!!!"
     
  10. BrizzleCizzle

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    Concur. And I try to predicate an allowance for people with sense by saying "most" or otherwise alluding to the idea that I am not a sage of all things clothing, just a man with an opinion. And, to put it all in a blanket, I remain grounded in: wear what you want, how you want, and let no one convince you otherwise.
     
  11. BrizzleCizzle

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    No (try to envision me saying all of this in a very nice, very understanding tone...don't read this as I'm arguing with you or yelling at you). A judgement results in an action, penalty, or award, and is presented as a reasonable fact or definition based on the arguments inherent to the point. Since I predicated none of these aspects in my monologue, you didn't witness a judgement; what you saw was my opinion (or, sic: belief). I make a point of this to support, as you include, my last sentence: I don't care. Wear what you want, how you want, and don't let anyone convince you otherwise. I'm not judging you, calling you a moron, or writing you off as a definite stylistic snob if you roll your jeans. So please, bootspell or otherwise, don't confuse that comment as a judgement against anyone. And don't confuse this as a judgement against your or personal attack, I'm just taking the time to clarify.

    This guy again?! Just kidding, wise words... we should probably talk about Allen Edmonds or something.
     
  12. PhiPsi32

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    Did anyone notice that the Ridgeway was back on the menu?

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  13. BrizzleCizzle

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    That looks an awful lot like the neumok, but in a different color scheme (when I say an awful lot, i mean it is offered in colors and has the wingtip).
     
  14. BackInTheJox

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    I'm 29 and I still think it looks terrible.

    It's like fedoras . . . sure, occasionally a very fashionable and good-looking person may don one and not immediately repulse everyone, but that doesn't mean you should go out and try to emulate it. DC would still look a lot better without the silly cuffs.
     
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    Not sure if it was mentioned anywhere earlier, but a SA told me the Kenwood loafer would be dis-continued soon.

    Probably one of the reasons the 2nds are on sale for $129 right now. I was between those and the Waldens, and choose the Waldens due to their more classic style. I wasn't a fan of the pinking on the Kenwood and wojuld rather wear the shoe model that will be around longer.
     
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    Jeez, there're too many damned lawyers or people trying to talk like them on this forum!! [​IMG]

    But I get your point. Giving and accepting opinions like yours and others on SF shouldn't be taken personally. On to discussions on AE...
     
  17. GrensonMan

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    Just got my Fifth Streets in the mail. Overall, very pleased with the quality. The one thing I will have to watch as time goes on is wear on the outsole. Already have a minor ding from street wear.

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  18. seer

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    nice...
     
  19. PhiPsi32

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    It is essentially a lined Neumok with a colored welt, mini-lug sole, and contrast stitching. Previously a WebGem, but the black and brown versions seem to be on the regular catalog now.
     
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    Likely my next AE purchase.
     
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