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Allen Edmonds new custom shoe program

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nick V., Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Nick V.

    Nick V. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Cool! (And very smart bidness.)
     


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    nice but i wish they had a black suede option.
     


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    was ready to drunken impulse buy some 5th aves in brogue suede...then I hit update price and it jumped from $325 to $450...mission aborted.
     


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    Macneil+ White Leather please
     


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    Great new service from AE:
    1. Pick a style.
    2. Select you're size.
    3. Highlight any or all panels.
    4. Select the color (leather and suedes available).
    5. Chose the edge finish.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...0000000001_-1?

    Have fun!


    Of course, "custom" = MTM. For those of us who do not fit into any standard AE (or Alden)
    shoes, this program is nothing more than a marketing effort.
     


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    Macneil+ White Leather please

    Make that white suede or buckskin, and then you've got me too.
     


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    This is simply the old MTO program with a web interface. The interface is nice but the choices are still lacking as before.

    Last choice, custom details....come aaaahhhhn! [​IMG]
     


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    Pretty cool. I can almost re-create those awesome Specs that Nucky wears in the opening of Boardwalk Empire....almost.

    Mike
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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    I might be tempted to order one if they decide to lauch a "custom made seconds line". [​IMG] . With their vast experience with such product, it should be a piece of cake. [​IMG]
     


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    I think I may give this a try. The small mark-up just to get a size 11 on one foot and 11.5 on the other would be worth it.

    Suede Park Aves anyone?
     


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    I stumbled across this feature on the AE site last week. Made a nice pair of Strand's in brown suede with Vibram sole (after I had just ordered a pair of "plain" Strand's in Walnut), then realized I could get some Alden wingtips in brown suede with Commando soles for about the same price. It seems like the Alden's would be a better shoe, correct?
     


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    I stumbled across this feature on the AE site last week. Made a nice pair of Strand's in brown suede with Vibram sole (after I had just ordered a pair of "plain" Strand's in Walnut), then realized I could get some Alden wingtips in brown suede with Commando soles for about the same price. It seems like the Alden's would be a better shoe, correct?

    "seems" is the key word.

    Alden gives a better feeling of luxury/exclusivity than Allen Edmonds.

    There is little to no difference in material and construction.
     


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