Allen-Edmonds Sold to Private Firm

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  1. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    Notice reference to W's Red, White and Blue Wingtips. [​IMG]

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printsto.../ap/fn/4061467
     
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    I wonder what this means for the quality and styling of Allen Edmonds shoes in the future. I hope they don't go the way of J&M.
     
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    sounds bad. better stock up on AEs, because these firms tend to look at the bottom line only.
     
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    Mr. Stollenwerk is in his late 60s and likely wanted to insure the company would keep going past his tenure. As long as they keep the quality up and keep the production in the US, it's cool.
     
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    sounds bad. better stock up on AEs, because these firms tend to look at the bottom line only.

    I've been looking for an excuse to buy a pair of the Broadstreet spectators.
     
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    sounds bad. better stock up on AEs, because these firms tend to look at the bottom line only.
    Agreed, now it is just a matter of time before they head offshore or to Mexico for production.[​IMG] "Bright days lie ahead for Allen-Edmonds," he said.-This quote confirms AE's future was in doubt before the sale. I better purchase a second pair of Park Ave.'s before the end of the year.
     
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    sounds bad. better stock up on AEs, because these firms tend to look at the bottom line only.

    Agreed.
     
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    I was debating whether or not to sell my brand new Fairfaxes on eBay last night. Now, I'm tempted to buy a second pair.
     
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    That was the first time I've ever heard anybody refer to AE as "fashionable."
     
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    Good thing they explained what cedar shoe trees are. I thought they were where the trees on which shoes grow.
     
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    It's easy to see the potential downside here. And I'm not sure if there's any upside.
     
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    Wow, you guys don't sound very optimistic about Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc. taking over. I am not familiar with them...Is this company known to dilute brands it acquires?

    I own several pairs of Allen Edmunds, and now I am thinking about stocking up!
     
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    Mr. Stollenwerk is in his late 60s and likely wanted to insure the company would keep going past his tenure. As long as they keep the quality up and keep the production in the US, it's cool.
    Given the way many companies are headed after a death, it's better they die too. Has anyone seen what has become of Schiaparelli? Vile. http://www.schiaparelli.com/
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    better stock up before the park avenue and the rest all become square toed.
     
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    Nodstroms is having that sale mentioned elsewhere, the store actually have brown and merlot as well as black
     

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