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Allen edmonds new shoe styles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnMS, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior Member

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    I'm curious, this is a current AE shoe, but has AE offered the following shoe style in the past? [​IMG] Too bad it's only available in the merlot, black, chestnut colors. Â With the right antiquing, perhaps this would be a really good-looking shoe. Has anyone see this one in person? I called the LaSalle store in Chicago to ask about the shoe. First question I asked is if the shoe is a wholecut. Of course the salesperson asked me what a wholecut was. Perhaps I'd better call somewhere else.
     


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    Damn nice shoe. I've not seen anything quite like it from A-E before. Chestnut, properly antiqued, would look spectacular. I'm going to have to drop by the A-E store in SF this coming weekend to check them out.

    They certainly appear to be wholecut, as there are no seams that I can see...
     


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    I think you're right. A chestnut with some custom antiquing might look quite nice. Maybe I could send some $$$ to Mr. Harris to work his magic on a pair.
     


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    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Looks like a space ship. Any second, the Enterprise will swoop into that picture and start firing phasers.
     


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    It would be fair to say that those shoes like a camp imitation of Ticker's "Cornish pasty" whole-cuts.
     


  6. JohnMS

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    I haven't seen AE perfing so large in the past. I understand these are made on the narrow #5 last, hence the spaceship look.

    I wonder if Mr. Stollenwerk has been monitoring this forum and decided to give the wholecut a go.
     


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    It's a post-modernist brogue for the ironic hipster investment-banker. edited to add; They are nice if you're into that American shape though.
     


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    would've been even better if they'd just printed or embossed the broguing... or even even better, make the shoe in canvas and silkscreen a full brogue on it. like those t-shirts with the tuxedo printed on. [​IMG] no but seriously...i guess they might be okay in certain situations (mainly ones that call for irony)...i'd just rather see the shoe with no broguing...or maybe just the toe medallion. /andrew - modernist, not post-modernist
     


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    Maybe, but this ageing civil rights lawyer would be willing to wear them.
     


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    Or just get broguing tatooed onto your feet and go barefoot.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to the idea of these shoes. I'd prefer this style in a more chiseled, English shape though.
     


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    I've been looking to add a pair of wholecuts to my collection. Anyone have a favorite maker?
     


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    Edward Green Newbury.
     


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