03-01-2017, 06:41 PM
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  • Agravic
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Whiskey.

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 03-01-2017, 09:42 PM
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I've had an AE giftcard (not from a gift) for a couple of years. For some reason I am not entirely convinced with any model. I've considered selling on the bst for a discount, but maybe its against the rules. Going through rules is so unappealing ... Then again, I had a girlfriend who is a lawyer ... ?

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 03-02-2017, 03:52 AM
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Allen Edmonds is the only dress shoe I've worn for the past 30 years.  I have a closet full but like TexBilly I mostly wear my Birkenstock now, since retirement.  The AE are made right here in Port Washington, WI.  For a dress shoe I don't believe you will find any better.

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 03-02-2017, 10:42 AM
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(03-01-2017, 06:41 PM)Agravic Wrote: Whiskey.

Nice collection Ravi!

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 03-02-2017, 12:49 PM
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Love Allen Edmunds. 

Will caution against the road warriors line however,  the synthetic sole is very very soft.

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 03-02-2017, 04:24 PM
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There is an undercurrent here of Birkenstock wearers heretofore unknown of which I too am a member.
As for Allen Edmonds v Alden its like shaving brushes, soap, razors. No bad choices, just preferences. I wear Neil M another US shoe maker.

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 04-18-2017, 08:44 AM
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I never had Alden shoes.
A shoe shop run by a school pal's mom had AE.
I loved them.
The shoe shop is now a chain store, my school pal has sold it and lives in luxury, I presume Smile

I still have all AE.
Here a pair of cordovan shoes more than 20years old:

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 04-18-2017, 08:55 AM
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I'm a big fan of AE, too.  I have 3 pair I wear for work/dress and another pair of oxfords I wear with jeans and khakis.  Great shoes.

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 04-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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Another AE fan here. I watch the shoes my coworkers buy fall apart within a year. I try to tell them to buy some good shoes, and for heaven's sake, get some overshoes. The look I get is much like the one they give me when I talk about shaving.

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 04-18-2017, 09:45 AM
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I will vote for Allen Edmonds. Quality, American made. First rate customer service. Go to a retail store if possible because different lasts may require different nominal sizes. In my case, the store is 50 miles away.

One point not mentioned above -- they offer returns with prepaid shipping, so you have no risk. They will exchange for a different size, or refund if you simply don't like them.

I have used the Shoebank factory seconds with great success. Cannot tell the difference between 1st and 2nd. And after all, your shoes will get scuffs etc after a few wearings, so will turn out like 2nds anyway. Why not save money at http://www.shoebank.com and Shoebank also periodically has sales too.

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 04-18-2017, 06:51 PM
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(04-18-2017, 09:41 AM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: Another AE fan here. I watch the shoes my coworkers buy fall apart within a year. I try to tell them to buy some good shoes, and for heaven's sake, get some overshoes. The look I get is much like the one they give me when I talk about shaving.


Overshoes ???

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 04-19-2017, 05:14 AM
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(04-18-2017, 06:51 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(04-18-2017, 09:41 AM)Shannon Wrote: Another AE fan here. I watch the shoes my coworkers buy fall apart within a year. I try to tell them to buy some good shoes, and for heaven's sake, get some overshoes. The look I get is much like the one they give me when I talk about shaving.


Overshoes ???

Overshoes are the rubber shoes you wear over your dress shoes to protect them when walking in rain or snow.

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 04-19-2017, 09:32 AM
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(04-19-2017, 05:14 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(04-18-2017, 06:51 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Overshoes ???

Overshoes are the rubber shoes you wear over your dress shoes to protect them when walking in rain or snow.

Exactly. Guys around these parts go sloshing through puddles and slush in their dress shoes. When they get salt spots on their shoes, I recommend overshoes. The usual response is a mention that overshoes are also commonly known as "rubbers," followed by Beavis & Butthead-style chuckling.

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 04-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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(03-01-2017, 06:35 PM)Cricket203 Wrote:
(03-01-2017, 06:28 PM)Agravic Wrote: Here are a few.. shell cordovan..


Beautiful !!!!

Oh man , is it ravello or whiskey? Crazy!!

I am out of town , I have picture of two now .

Cigar NST cardovan & #8 NST
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i have a pair of the same norwegian toe. love them

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 04-20-2017, 08:11 PM
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thought i answered this.  love AE's and aldens both.  have 3 AEs and 6 Alden.  How many folks out there can say they bought their first pair in 1964 as a 15 year old?    and yes Yenni is a doll.  my absolute favorite suede are Yennis that i bought on a shaving meet up in Seattle.

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 04-20-2017, 09:12 PM
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(03-01-2017, 06:28 PM)Agravic Wrote: Here are a few.. shell cordovan..

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Beautiful shoes, Ravi

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 04-20-2017, 09:13 PM
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(03-01-2017, 06:41 PM)Agravic Wrote: Whiskey.

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Love your tidy shoe arrangement

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 04-20-2017, 09:14 PM
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(03-01-2017, 06:35 PM)Cricket203 Wrote:
(03-01-2017, 06:28 PM)Agravic Wrote: Here are a few.. shell cordovan..


Beautiful !!!!

Oh man , is it ravello or whiskey? Crazy!!

I am out of town , I have picture of two now .

Cigar NST cardovan & #8 NST
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Great looking quality shoes !

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 04-20-2017, 09:17 PM
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(04-19-2017, 09:32 AM)Shannons Soaps Wrote:
(04-19-2017, 05:14 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(04-18-2017, 06:51 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Overshoes ???

Overshoes are the rubber shoes you wear over your dress shoes to protect them when walking in rain or snow.

Exactly. Guys around these parts go sloshing through puddles and slush in their dress shoes. When they get salt spots on their shoes, I recommend overshoes. The usual response is a mention that overshoes are also commonly known as "rubbers," followed by Beavis & Butthead-style chuckling.

(04-19-2017, 05:14 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(04-18-2017, 06:51 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(04-18-2017, 09:41 AM)Shannon Wrote: Another AE fan here. I watch the shoes my coworkers buy fall apart within a year. I try to tell them to buy some good shoes, and for heaven's sake, get some overshoes. The look I get is much like the one they give me when I talk about shaving.


Overshoes ???

Overshoes are the rubber shoes you wear over your dress shoes to protect them when walking in rain or snow.

Can anyone show me a picture of how overshoes look like ?

It's not the plastic cover you use over your shoes, when you are out to see a new house, huhhh ?!?

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 04-21-2017, 02:55 AM
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Something like this.


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