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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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    There is variation in the color intensity from pair to pair since they are hand finished, so the pair you tried on at Nordstrom may have been lighter. Just one of the nuances of hand crafted products. I think they look amazing though!
     
  2. zazadojo

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    Still new on here....posted a couple and mostly lurking and trying to learn some. Had to post my latelst AE purchases. Was excited to find a very slightly used pair of Hancocks and picked up a pair of Aberdeens on a sale through Brooks Brothers(for under 200.00 after all discounts).
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    Nice photo and congrats on the Daltons!
    I have McAllisters and Strands both in Walnut and they are different shades; McAllisters definitely being the darker of the two.
     
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  4. polojock615

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    PSA - The Facebook Friday deal is a free $20 gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card.
     
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    which presidents?
     
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    If I remember correctly, at least Reagan, both Bush's, and Clinton. Probably more further back, but I don't know for sure.

    Chris
     
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    Any idea if a purchase can use both gift cards? I'm positive I'll spend $120 with AE sometime in the future, but if you can't combine them it takes a little longer to recoup the savings.
     
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    According to the AE website:

    For that same reason we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the sleek design of our Park Avenue in 2010, continually one of Allen Edmonds' best sellers and the Inauguration Day footwear choice for Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and G.W. Bush.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF270_1_40000000001_-1
     
  9. deveandepot1

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    Anyone own the Jodox?

    I need to know how it fits.
     
  10. mingus2112

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    I've been pretty fortunate purchasing several pair of lightly used pairs of AEs. Cliftons, Park Aves and Stockbridges all perfectly serviceable with a lot of life left in them. Just got a pair of Walnut Strands, however, that the original owner must have been allergic to shoe trees. :( Any way to fix a terrible up curl of the sole other than a resole? I've contacted the seller hoping to receive a partial refund (had shoe trees in them in the auction which hid the damage) but haven't heard back yet. (not that I expect to as I just sent him a message a few minutes ago) The price I paid plus standard recrafting ($125) would put them around the price of seconds - and for that price i'd rather HAVE the seconds. I also don't want to get them resoled elsewhere and ruin the ability to recraft later. If I can get a 50% refund and signifigantly reduce the toe curl, they'd be OK to keep around.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? I thought I hit the jackpot as I usually don't see a lot of shoes in my narrow size!

    -J
     
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    Are there any visible problems other than just the curl? Like extreme creasing or anything? Because I would think that once you put the shoes on, you really shouldn't see the problem. If you look at some ads online, some new shoes/boots are sold with incredible curl (say some expensive John Varvatos boots). Unless there's a visible problem, the toe curl wouldn't really bother me but I may be missing something.
     
  12. bucksfan

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    Start using the shoe trees, and see if it corrects itself. I have a pair of park aves that I didn't use shoe trees in for the first 3 years if their lives. Just using shoe trees seems to correct it a bit. Eventually, the resole will correct it completely.
     
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    I know Johnston & Murphy has a longer history of doing this. They actually have an interesting webpage talking about this: http://www.shoesofthepresidents.com/footwearfacts.htm

    Sorry for the tangent but I think it is a nice way for the POTUS to support USA made.
     
  14. dddrees

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    Looks Good, Congrats.
     
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    Yeah... Lots of creasing... I'd be OK with that if they didn't look like elf shoes when I'm wearing them!
    Anyone have experience correcting the elf shoe crease and curl with just shoe trees and heat from your feet?

    assuming the seller gives me a decent refund, how long does recrafting usually take?
     
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    Many thanks. Got two, waiting for thanksgiving sale. I am hoping to get a brown longbranch, did not really liked the grey which is on sale for an excellent price.
     
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    I have a pair of Bel Airs in a 12D like my other AEs and the last doesn't fit me well. I wore them 3 times and gave up. I have quite a few AEs ( Strand, McAllisters, Weybridges, Park Aves ect) and they all fit well. Not the Bel Airs but the shoe looks good.
     
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    I had to go up to 12D from my usual 11.5D in the Bel Airs. 12D fits me great. I wish AE would bring back the Bel Air last and get ride of the 3 last. I like the soft-square shape of the Bel Air. The new 3 last is too square for my taste.
     
  19. polojock615

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    So my collection has evolved. Here it is:


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    Black Auburn, Brown MacNeil, Brown CXL Bayfield, Chocolate Dalton, Walnut Shell Cordovan Dalton

    Chili DelRay, White Orleans, Walnut Bel Air, Brown Hillcrest, Black Lexington, Black Leeds


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    Horseman, Black Wendell, Walnut Sanford, Black/White Broadstreet, Black McTavish, Red White & Blue McAllister

    Burgundy Shell MacNeil, Brown Shell Strand, Burgundy Shell Leeds, Black Shell Park Avenue, Black Gator Birmingham, Black Gator Park Avenue



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    Black Sharskin Clifton, Black Sharksin Nassau, Brown/Linen Strawfut, Black MacNeil, Brown Pebble Leeds (on the 8 last), Dark Brown Clifton







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    And here are the shells!
     
  20. polojock615

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    So thanks to you all for your help in selecting my new pair of sharkskin shoes - a pair of Cliftons!


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