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

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  1. fiestaplatypus

    fiestaplatypus Senior member

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    I actually favor the Brooks Brothers version on some of these shoes over the standard AE's, so I would agree with your decision if you decide to go with calf. I don't have their version of the PA, so I can't comment on that, but the black McTavishes I received from BB have a standard full leather sole, with a half leather dovetail heel (like those found on the Player's shoe or any of the cordovan models).

    That said, keep in mind that 1st quality PA's can be had through Nordstrom at the moment for $220 (not sure which colors, but I thought there was at least one shade of brown, along with black), whereas the Brooks Brother's PA's available through the outlets for $199 are usually 2nds.

    As for your earlier question about a second pair of shoes, it would probably depend on what you're looking for. If it's strictly for professional dress, I would look at a pair of black PA's and a pair of brown PA's or Fifth Avenue's. If you wanted one to be more formal and the other to be a bit more casual, I would look into black PA's and dark brown Strands or burgundy McCallister's.
     
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  2. fiestaplatypus

    fiestaplatypus Senior member

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    The very same place you asked about on page 508.

    I believe the $299 deal has been mentioned in this thread at least a few times this month, but keep in mind these will be 2nd's. Definitely a great deal regardless...I bought three last week.
     


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    Ive emailed the shoebank twice in the last two days with no response. Very weird.
     


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    It happens, emails get "lost" somehow. Give them a call.
     


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    If they're backed up, it can take them awhile. I don't think they have someone actively manning the email box, so I think people who call get first dibs.
     


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    I wasnt even aware that you could call the shoebank, I thought it was email only
     


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    Hey guys, I'm pretty new here but I've been browsing through this thread for quite a while and have some questions.

    - I just picked up a pair of Park Ave's (black) from Nordstroms, the lady fit me into a size 9 with one foot not fitting as well as the other (both fit very well), should I go to the AE store and have them measure me then attempt to price match while returning the first pair to nordstroms?

    - I also noticed some people saying that they didnt get the real deal at nordstroms, I gave my pair a in depth evauluation to the best of my knowledge and couldnt see any problems, is there anything I should look out for?

    - should I stick with the Park Ave's as my first "business" pair? I'm interning right now in finance / consulting with hopeful expectations of getting a full time offer after my senior year. Should I go with a more casual pair? Or just bite the bullet and use some more of my internship money on a second different more stylish pair?

    Let me know, thanks for all answers in advance!!!
     


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    Macneil, Bradley, Westchester, and Cambridge available in shell on the cheap... must... resist.
     


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    Go with black pas. They are good for any business situation, especially in finance, and perfect for job interviews. That said, it would probably be the only black shoe I own, but I guess it depends on how formal your workplace is . As 2nd and 3rd pairs I would go with merlot and dark brown
     




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    your email must be getting caught in their spam filter or something - i've been emailing back and forth with them for the past few days.
     


  11. New Shoes1

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    Wow, that's kind of lame how you are perpetuating a false rumor to make a profit. You of all people know very well that Nordstrom is not selling seconds or thirds of any brand.
     


  12. kmdsimpson

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    He didn't make that up; there's a blog around here somewhere claiming that Nordstrom is selling seconds during their sale. I'm sure he was just referring to that.

    EDIT: Here's a link to the thread discussing it. http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/7530#post_5609921
     
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    Yes, I've seen the blog you are referring to, but anyone with any familiarity with Nordstrom or AE knows it is complete non-sense to suggest that Nordstrom is selling seconds. All About Shoes knows it is complete bullshit as well, but is spreading a false rumor for his own profit.
     


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    Thanks again for your help, 11.5C arrived in mail today and the fit seems to be perfect!!!
     


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