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A Shoe for Every Occasion: Discovering Allen Edmonds at David E. White

Exploring the Range of Footwear Brands at David E. White in London, Ontario


When it comes to fashion, footwear is an element that can make or break an outfit. The right pair of shoes not only completes your look, but also enhances your overall style.

Imagine strutting into a fancy event wearing a tuxedo but instead of polished shoes, you're sporting a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers. Fashion faux pas alert! The bunny slippers might be comfortable, although they won't exactly scream red carpet-ready.

So, whether you're preparing for a swanky gala, going on a romantic date, or simply achieving that everyday "business attire", Allen Edmonds has got your back, or rather, your feet! They offer a wide range of versatile shoes that are ready to handle any special occasion you throw at them- weddings, job interviews, or even high-stakes games of "who has the fanciest footwear."

In this blog post, we'll dive into the captivating world of Allen Edmonds, exploring its fascinating history and highlighting some of the top styles available at David E. White.

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Allen Edmonds Footwear®

With a rich heritage dating back to 1922, Allen Edmonds has established itself as a leading name in men's footwear offering a range of high-quality dress shoes.

Since then, Allen Edmonds has been rocking the footwear game. They've become the go-to brand for men who want to make a statement with their shoes, while also keeping their feet happy. It's like they've cracked the code to shoe perfection- blending style, durability, and comfort

Each pair of Allen Edmonds is meticulously crafted using traditional techniques with a 212 step process, and roughly 48 pairs of hands. The brands dedication to quality is found within their use of premium leather materials, sourced from the world's top tanneries.

From full-grain European calfskin, supple sueded from C.F Stead in England, or the finest shell cordovan from Chicago's Horween®, everything from dress shoes to casual sneakers are crafted with the best hand-selected leathers.

Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford Dress Shoe

The signature Park Avenue has cemented its status as a timeless footwear icon. A sturdy 360º bench welt construction and substantial cap-toe shape, give it a versatility that embodies classic American footwear design.

Whether it's the timeless architecture of New York's dramatic Chrysler Building, or the boundless utility of a Swiss Army Knife, you just can't improve upon some ideas.

For that same reason, we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the sleek design, Park Avenue, in 2010. It continues to be one of most popular styles for Allen Edmonds, as well as David E. White.

It goes so far as the Inauguration Day footwear choice for Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and G.W. Bush.

Guaranteed to make a dramatic impression, the Park Avenue combines a classic silhouette with unsurpassed craftsmanship. Ultimately, we guarantee that the Park Avenue dress shoe will perfectly complement all of the important occasions in your life.

Strand Cap-Toe Oxford Dress Shoe

Another classic Allen Edmonds design is the Strand dress shoe. The Strand is Allen Edmonds CEO & President, Paul Grangaard's, favourite style!

The relationship began in the early 1980's when, a newly-minted banker eager for overseas experience, had the good fortune of being transferred to Frankfurt, Germany.

Given his age, inexperience and the language challenge inherent in the job, he was looking for a "credibility-enhancer." and some much-needed gravitas.

So, he bought his first pair of this distinctly American version of the classic senior executive's cap-toe brogue.

As a proud member of the Timeless Classics Collection, the Strand sets itself apart with its exquisite features. From its premium calfskin leather lining, to the perforated brogue styling, ordinary dress shoes are no match.

With its meticulously crafted eye-catching details, this is the kind of classy footwear that screams, "Look at me, I have style!"

Whether you're suiting up for a fancy event or simply want to spice up your daily attire, the Strand is the ultimate footwear choice. Treat your feet to an elevated experience and explore David E. White's selection of Allen Edmonds shoes. Your feet are sure to appreciate the upgrade!

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