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Allen Edmonds Strawfut

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hohneokc, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    I know the topic has been mentioned briefly here. I was at the Phoenix AE store and picked up some Winhalls on clearance. The sales person said they were being cleared out because they were thinking about a new woven shoe for Spring 2011.

    I almost jokingly contacted AE to ask if the shoe the sales person was talking about was the elusive Strawfut. Here is the response I got back.
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    Chris,

    At this point the spring 2011 line is still going through the engineering and evaluation process and is still a ways from being finalized. I can however confirm that I did see a new version of the "Strawfut" in the mix. Like I said, the line is not set in stone at this point, however you are not the only individual to express interest in having us bring the style back.
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    There may be hope - but like they said, nothing firm at this time.

    Chris
     
  2. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Ahh! That was you... I want a pair! No two pairs! [​IMG]
     
  3. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Good Lord, where is my flamethrower?
     
  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Ahh! That was you...

    I want a pair!

    No two pairs!

    [​IMG]


    I will buy at least one.
     
  5. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Senior member

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    Good Lord, where is my flamethrower?

    C'mon. If it was a nice chestnut or brandy color you would be all over that.
     
  6. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    C'mon. If it was a nice chestnut or brandy color you would be all over that.

    And from what I understand that shoe in the picture is a 60 year-old refinished model somebody brought in.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    - B
     
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    Enough to splurge on 1sts?
     
  9. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Enough to splurge on 1sts?

    Never
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Enough to splurge on 1sts?

    For a second, I thought that you had written "splooge," and I was going to praise your insight.

    But, as it turns out, that was not what you wrote.


    - B
     
  11. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Received my Spring 2011 catalog today.
    The Strawfut and Sanford are back in the lineup. They are joined by some nice new weaves and others along with some new matching belts.
     
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    The brown calf and linen is nice, too. Damn! My bal boots recede into the horizon yet again!
     
  13. Imhoff

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    I know the topic has been mentioned briefly here. I was at the Phoenix AE store and picked up some Winhalls on clearance. The sales person said they were being cleared out because they were thinking about a new woven shoe for Spring 2011.

    I almost jokingly contacted AE to ask if the shoe the sales person was talking about was the elusive Strawfut. Here is the response I got back.
    ----------
    Chris,

    At this point the spring 2011 line is still going through the engineering and evaluation process and is still a ways from being finalized. I can however confirm that I did see a new version of the "Strawfut" in the mix. Like I said, the line is not set in stone at this point, however you are not the only individual to express interest in having us bring the style back.
    ----------

    There may be hope - but like they said, nothing firm at this time.

    Chris


    There is an AE store in PHX!?!? Did not know this!
     
  14. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    Here is the Phoenix store info. The guy that helped me was great to work with.

    Allen Edmonds
    Biltmore Fashion Park
    2502 E Camelback Rd; Ste 100A
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    USA
     
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    hohneokc Senior member

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    The brown calf and linen is nice, too. Damn! My bal boots recede into the horizon yet again!


    How durable is that linen going to be? I love the contrast, but if they are really delicate I would rather go with the brown/brown.

    Those shoes are the sexy.
     
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    +1 I plan to ask AE about the linen thickness. But you're right - brown/brown mesh would be perfectly fine, and a suitable homage to the originals that got this whole thing going.
     
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    The brown calf and linen is nice, too.


    That is the only version I like. The mesh is kind of odd to me

    How durable is that linen going to be? I love the contrast, but if they are really delicate I would rather go with the brown/brown.

    They will be fairly durable but may be hard to clean.
     
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    Awaiting Strawfut linen seconds!
     

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