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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 Distinguished Member

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    Congratulations on your wedding!

    I would store them sitting upright, with trees, in their bags if you feel like you can afford the space.
     


  2. New Shoes1

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    I agree with MWS about keeping the trees in to prevent any bowing. One other thought, though, is to go ahead and break the shoes in before your wedding. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to have the shoes rub part of your foot raw or give you a blister early in the day when you are going to be on your feet and in those shoes all day and night. Plus, if you are going to go for a mirror shine on the toe, you'll want to get the creases set before attempting.
     


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    Oh yea! That is the plan! I'm gonna wear them around the house a while before the wedding. It wasn't my intention to buy shoes a year in advance, but I started casually looking and was having a hard time finding something dressy without perforations or lines. Once I found them I figured I should buy them just in case it becomes hard to find.


    Thanks! Yea, I'm gonna try to do that.
     


  4. bucksfan

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    PM sent to the individuals noted above - if anyone else wants in on this, PM me.
     


  5. Michael Haines

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    I called in thanks again Tom
     


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    This is annoying. Is it just me that AE likes to take a good while to respond to? It's been two days since I last sent my e-mail concerning a pair of factory second shoes.
     


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    They are very hit and miss with the shoe lists. I think those emails are handled by salespeople in the stores, and they get busy with walk-in customers and/or forget to respond to emails. I sometimes have to send up follow up emails.
     


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    It depends who you are working with. Edward at the Freeport outlet is very quick to respond, usually within a few minutes. You can reach him at [email protected]
     


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    I was talking to Kristle today and I have always gotten emails returned with in a few hours but my last one didn't but because it got In the junk folder
     


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    Yes, I would email a particular store, they seem better about responding than the shoebank
     


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    +1. I usually only get 50% of my questions answered when I email shoebank. I've never email the freeport store before. I assume we would get the same inventory list (whether freeport or shoebank), right?

    what other emails are there aside from freeport and shoebank?
     


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    Which AE do you guys think will go best for a black tie event?
    Could Park Avenues work if I just polish them? Don't really want any patent leather shoes
     


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    In my opinion, black tie calls for something formal, like a whole-cut balmoral (like their old Hastings). Depending on the interpretation of "black tie," Park Ave could work. Maybe, you could give us more details about the event. I wouldn't be surprised if Park Ave were more formal than most men at supposedly black tie events. Unless you go to quite a few legitimately black tie gatherings, you probably don't need to buy new shoes.
     


  15. omgitswes

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    It's a cotillion ball for my younger sister, so I doubt I'll get any side eyes from people. Best thing about the Park Aves is that I'll be able to wear them more after the event as well. Just wondering if there were any other similar options
     


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