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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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    the current list from shoebank lists some at $99 and some at $134., none lower than $99. but i'm very leary of AE seconds, esp. since it seems they can have some pretty noticeable damage to them, as we have seen above.
     
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    My pair of burgundy clifton "seconds" arrived today. The "flaw" is simply a crease at the heel of the shoe where the sides are stitched together. Considering that I paid $160 (with the 20% off), I'm more than happy with my purchase, and don't feel as bad that I missed out on the Townleys.
     
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    MH, I actually thought you made some good points before. Now, you're just trolling. Give it a rest.
     
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    What last is the Amok on? Sorry if this was covered. Is it the 1 last?
     
  5. phototristan

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    don't be such a jerk.

    someone posted a picture of their seconds which arrived damaged, someone else also just posted that theirs had damage as well just a couple posts above this one.

    I said i'm leary of the seconds and i'm 'trolling'? you need help man, big time.
     
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    Always ask the SA to give the seconds a good look-over before shipping them. And make it clear you do not want them if they have noticeable defects. This procedure has served me well for the few times I have ordered seconds.
     
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    will Shoebank do this? i was under the impression that you take what you get with them, or you can pay to ship them back to make a return.
     
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    my thoughts exactly...
     
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    I'll answer based on my experience with Shoebank. They do for me. :nodding:
     
  11. David Copeland

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    Nordstroms will do something more for you. Call the shoe manager and ask him to check his storewide inventory on the sizes you want to try on. They will make that extra effort to actually pull inventory from any store in the country so that you can come in locally to try the item on (whether it be shoes, suits, or anything). Don't give up.

    Yes, that is outstanding. Good catch for both size, fit, and price.

    Thanks for the encouragement, Doc. I am due for my exam next month and can't wait. I have been blessed with great doctors in Montana. If you ever get here around July, I'll leave the light on for you after the sunset at 10:30 pm :)

    As you and others may have discovered, I am a bit of a novice still learning about the AE shoes that I purchased years ago (and recently). But the AE Longbranch and Dalton boots in Cafeskin has a great light brown I like - and although I understand the calfskin may be more forgiving in adapting to my feet, they may have to be cared for more than the shell version. But as you say, if the shell tends to darken - then I guess my love affair with the calfskin remains ongoing.
    You have a good picture of it - and before you pay for any return, may I suggest you privately email the photo to Kirby at the Hangerproject? I have spoken to his staff several times, and they have some great products that can vastly improve on the gash - where it can barely be noticed.

    And, I am also reminded of my father who (like you) was stationed overseas in three wars (WW1, WW2, and Korea) - and when I opened all of his military trunks after he passed on - I discovered a treasure trove of leather goods - blemishes and all - from the times he served around the world. I would not trade them for anything.

    Your own story of being stationed overseas may not seem like a journal ready to pass on - but it will be a wonderful story for your children and grandchildren to say your shoes were delivered to the far side of the planet at a time when you anticipated some relief from the day to day routine of serving your country - and you found one shoe that needed extra tender care to make it "right".

    I spent nearly two hours the other day on one shoe, a Sanford, making the effort to save it. What drove me to stay with it was that I wanted to learn "how to do it". My journey of saving a leather shoe is nothing like I have ever done in my professional life.

    I encourage you to rethink returning them for now - and explore the remedies available to help this shoe along the way. I have seen the "before photo" and I can wait for the "after photo".
     
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    Thanks. I have spent far too much time looking at pictures of Aldens Barrie shell chukka's vs. AE Dundees. In the looks department, I think the 3 eyelet Dundee smokes the Alden. I hope to place my order for a pair of dark brown and possibly black by the end of the week.

    Stoked to be adding the Dundee's to the collection.
     
  13. phototristan

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    just note that a chukka has traditionally always been 2 eyelets so the dundee is odd in that respect.
     
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    Does anyone know if what Allen Edmonds calls "Burgundy" shell is true #8? I'm asking because it seems like from all the photos I've seen, most Alden shoes are darker...that kinda' black cherry look almost, compared to A&E in the corresponding color. So I'm curious if they're both #8 and maybe it's just a photography/lighting issue.
     
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    Where are you sourcing your colored laces? I think someone mentioned a local retailer? Maybe someone who had a "package" with several colors?
     
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    You can order them on the AE website
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF634_1_40000000001_-1

    You can also order individual colors.

    I picked up the assorted pack at my local menswear / shoe store.

    Chris
     
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    I apologize if this was answered already, I was advised it was due to increased consumption by the Chinese. Has any one ordered the Daltons in chili yet?

    My only AE's are a pair of strands which I love, do the Daltons size similarly to the strands?
     
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    I called the Jefferson, Ohio store tonight and they only had a 6 and 6.5 left in the Shell Townley's :(

    I'd really like to get a pair if I can. Anyone know of any other sources and/or stores that might have an 11.5D in the brown shell Townley's? Or am I SOL?
     
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    Yes, the Alden is cigar shell. It is a special make up PTB on the Aberdeen last with an almost natural color welt for Harrison Limited in Mountain Brook, AL. By far the most I've paid for a shoe thus far in my crazy collection from the past two years (ie standard Alden shell retail, plus tax).
     
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