The Splurge: All shoes 15% – 30% off through AllenEdmonds.com
No code necessary. Prices are marked on the site. Sale prices expire October 11th.
They’re calling it their biggest sale event of the year and it’s pretty damn big. The entire Allen Edmonds site is marked down by at least 15% off, with more than a couple good looking pairs getting the 30% off treatment. Wander on over into their clearance section, and some AE standards are under $200.
There’s no code, no hoops to jump through, and it’s going on in-store too. Free ground shipping on all domestic orders and they return free in store. Proud Canucks and those with wide feet can rejoice. They ship to Canada and there are plenty of wide sizes available. It is Allen Edmonds, so even after the discounts these aren’t cheap:
Allen Edmonds Elgin – $229 ($295)
Featured in the how to dress up in a dressed down workplace post, but somehow, someway, left off the best looking rugged laceups list. That’s a traveshamockery. Making up for it now. The McTavish is also on sale.
Allen Edmonds Norwich – $249 ($325)
If shoes can drip with sex, then a double monk probably does the most dripping. A single monk like the Norwich seen here doesn’t really drip or even glisten with sex. Still a real interesting shoe and a monk strap all the same.
Allen Edmonds Vernon – $276.25* ($325)
It’s too bad they seem to have killed off the Weybridge, but these which debuted last fall look like a relative. Allen Edmonds claims to have originally designed it for black tie use, but of course you can wear it with suits as well. Also available in brown. *UPDATE: These are now $259.96 through Endless with the code SEPEVENT. Sizes and widths might be limited though.
The open-laced, built on the 7-last AE longwing. (More on Allen Edmonds lasts here.) Longwing = a wingtip that has a perforation line which wraps all the way to the back while remaining unbroken. Expensive at $250, but available in a perfect walnut color or an ultra conservative black. The Shell Cordovan options are also marked down just in case you drive a rocket car and live in a gold plated house.
Almost half off. Probably because there’s not many people out there with a want for a suede loafer with a mini lugged sole. Still, for $150, you’re getting AE quality in a real nice looking suede penny loafer. Upscale pub worthy.
Just enough character thanks to that perforation driven cap toe. Drool worthy stitching. A true oxford built on the longest last in the Allen Edmonds arsenal.
The big brother boot of the Fifth Avenue oxford. True Oxford lacing, a perf cap, but instead of a plain toe this one gets a medallion. Incredible looking. Not cheap by any stretch. *UPDATE: These are now $280 through Endless with the code SEPEVENT. Sizes are extremely limited though.
From the site: “Originally crafted as a gift for golfers participating in the 2010 PGA Tournament at Whistling Straights in Kohler, Wisconsin…” I knew I should have become a professional golfer. Totally could have happened too (no.) Four colors to pick from with the white option and sand option (shown) looking pretty close.
One of the new arrivals for Allen Edmonds. Deserves a parade. Wildly expensive for most of us. A complete splurge and then some. But look at them. *UPDATE: These are now $300 flat through Endless with the code SEPEVENT. Sizes are extremely limited though.
The Allen Edmonds “Rediscover America” sale expires 10/11/11 and is also going on in stores as well. Are these too expensive to be labeled as affordable by most? Yes. But that’s why there’s a “too expensive” category.