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THE 2024 ALLEN EDMONDS (AE) APPRECIATION THREAD

Shoenut

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Changed to make the little girl happy.
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First ever pair I bought from @Ashley_S ! Was wearing shorts earlier because it was an 85 degree day, but then storms rolled in and dropped it to 70, so the almost-broken-in selvedge went back on.

Speaking of buying stuff from Ashley, if you haven't taken a look at what she's got on that spreadsheet, you're doing yourself a disservice. Tons of great stuff on there. Got a couple pairs headed my way and am on the fence about some others that are sitting a little farther outside my fit than I'd like.

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First ever pair I bought from @Ashley_S ! Was wearing shorts earlier because it was an 85 degree day, but then storms rolled in and dropped it to 70, so the almost-broken-in selvedge went back on.

Speaking of buying stuff from Ashley, if you haven't taken a look at what she's got on that spreadsheet, you're doing yourself a disservice. Tons of great stuff on there. Got a couple pairs headed my way and am on the fence about some others that are sitting a little farther outside my fit than I'd like.

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Thanks for the shoutout! Might be worth mentioning that I am posting the spreadsheet on the Facebook group tomorrow, so one day left of the SF head start lol 😂
 

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So, I was wandering the streets of Budapest when I saw an interesting sign.

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They were closed for a holiday, so I got a few pictures of pairs in the window. So sad I could not actually handle some of these fine pairs.

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The trip back to the AE factory was great, and the Horween tannery tour was also excellent. We learned a lot about the process of all kinds of leathers, including shell. It sounds like if we want shell prices to go back down, we are going to need to start eating more horse meat. Basically all of the price increase is driven by horse supply shortages and having to pay a ton of money for what little horse they can get. The only have like 1/3 of their shell tanning vats running because they just don’t have enough material to fill all of them. Tons of demand for the shells, but so little supply.

No photos of my Shoebank haul yet, but here’s the breakdown…

F2 SMU McAllister spectator in mahogany calf and green suede (stunning).

Brown suede Acheson.

Bourbon calf Delray.

For the event, they offered the Williams longwing blucher with an added MacNeil medallion in both tan Dublin and brown grain calf. I ordered both materials in the appropriately named MacWilliams.


When I arrived home last night, I found out I had a surprise boot delivery over the weekend…

Purple shrunken bull split toe boots from Zonkey Boot.

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The trip back to the AE factory was great, and the Horween tannery tour was also excellent. We learned a lot about the process of all kinds of leathers, including shell. It sounds like if we want shell prices to go back down, we are going to need to start eating more horse meat. Basically all of the price increase is driven by horse supply shortages and having to pay a ton of money for what little horse they can get. The only have like 1/3 of their shell tanning vats running because they just don’t have enough material to fill all of them. Tons of demand for the shells, but so little supply.

No photos of my Shoebank haul yet, but here’s the breakdown…

F2 SMU McAllister spectator in mahogany calf and green suede (stunning).

Brown suede Acheson.

Bourbon calf Delray.

For the event, they offered the Williams longwing blucher with an added MacNeil medallion in both tan Dublin and brown grain calf. I ordered both materials in the appropriately named MacWilliams.


When I arrived home last night, I found out I had a surprise boot delivery over the weekend…

Purple shrunken bull split toe boots from Zonkey Boot.

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AE has gone much uglier but not by much.
 

wasmisterfu

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The trip back to the AE factory was great, and the Horween tannery tour was also excellent. We learned a lot about the process of all kinds of leathers, including shell. It sounds like if we want shell prices to go back down, we are going to need to start eating more horse meat. Basically all of the price increase is driven by horse supply shortages and having to pay a ton of money for what little horse they can get. The only have like 1/3 of their shell tanning vats running because they just don’t have enough material to fill all of them. Tons of demand for the shells, but so little supply.

No photos of my Shoebank haul yet, but here’s the breakdown…

F2 SMU McAllister spectator in mahogany calf and green suede (stunning).

Brown suede Acheson.

Bourbon calf Delray.

For the event, they offered the Williams longwing blucher with an added MacNeil medallion in both tan Dublin and brown grain calf. I ordered both materials in the appropriately named MacWilliams.


When I arrived home last night, I found out I had a surprise boot delivery over the weekend…

Purple shrunken bull split toe boots from Zonkey Boot.

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First, thank you for the update on your AE factory visit. Very interesting about the Horse Butt situation. Personally, I’m not at all opposed to eating more horses, but I’m also someone who only sees a ribeye steak when I look at a cow.

On a slightly more pressing matter: what exactly are those purple things in your photos?
 

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First, thank you for the update on your AE factory visit. Very interesting about the Horse Butt situation. Personally, I’m not at all opposed to eating more horses, but I’m also someone who only sees a ribeye steak when I look at a cow.

On a slightly more pressing matter: what exactly are those purple things in your photos?


They are a MTO pair of Zonkey Boot ZB238 model NST boots in purple shrunken bull leather with a Vibram Eaton sole on the Classic last. Made with a brown edge and a Norvegese welt.
 

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