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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Shell or not, it sounds like the Leeds don't fit.  I don't have any shell make ups.  However, I do have a couple pair of shoes that are just a little bit too big for my feet (in terms of volume).  They will loosen up a little bit.  That's a result of bending and flexing the leather.  And your feet will sink into the shoe a little bit too as the cork miidsole conforms to your foot.  I can't quantify the amount of change.  I can only tell you that shoes loosen with wear to some degree.

By all means, wear them around the house for a few days (maybe use shoe covers).  You made one statement that I would like to emphasize

"but spending $381 on shoes that I won't wear much because the don't feel right isn't a such a great deal."

To thine own self be true, you have to be happy with the purchase.  If you have doubts, you'll think about them everytime you put those shoes on.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

For me, fit is key. Down the road, saving a few bucks will not make the shoes fit any better. I would pass on them.
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Have you tried an insole/insert .Superfeet makes good ones . I live in the SF Bay Area and many shoe stores have try on pairs so you dont have to buy em to find out if they will work for you . If you live near mountains ski shops have them too. They def take up room in a shoe
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

+1.

I think a lot of us go through this bargain hunting phase, where we try to make the great deal work. But in the end, you realize it's better not to settle on a bad fit. You'll end up not wearing the shoes. And it's better to have one pair of shoes you love that fit well, rather than two or three pair of ill fitting shoes.

I also find that something else always comes along. Maybe the correct size will come around in the outlets, or there will be something else you like. Or just spend the extra for shoes you know you will love wearing.

Thank you all for the input. That reminded me that I have some Broadstreets with insoles because they are too large also. While I really like that shoe aesthetically, I only very rarely wear them due to the fit being too large. I appreciate the validation that I should return them.
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the brown cordovan allen edmonds has it is the same color as cigar?
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My Walnut Grain AE MacNeil's. One of my favorite pairs (I have 9 so far) - wear them with slacks/sportcoats, as well as (occasionally) jeans. Fit great, super comfortable and love the double oak sole
J
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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post

My Walnut Grain AE MacNeil's. One of my favorite pairs (I have 9 so far) - wear them with slacks/sportcoats, as well as (occasionally) jeans. Fit great, super comfortable and love the double oak sole
J

That is my next pair of Allen Edmonds. I have been thinking about them for a while and your photo just put me over the edge.

Chris
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

the brown cordovan allen edmonds has it is the same color as cigar?

I'm not up on the various shades of brown shell that AE has at their disposal, but my recently acquired brown patriots are very close to my alden cigar chukkas (just missing the slight olive undertones that the chukkas have)

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Can shoes bought from the Jefferson Outlet be returned to Allen Edmond's Retail locations? 

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Can shoes bought from the Jefferson Outlet be returned to Allen Edmond's Retail locations? 

Yes, Kristle confirmed that when I asked her. Its faster than shipping it back.

 

 

 

Also, does anyone have pics of the chocolate or snuff amoks in person? The amazon ones are terrible

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Yes, Kristle confirmed that when I asked her. Its faster than shipping it back.

 

 

 

Also, does anyone have pics of the chocolate or snuff amoks in person? The amazon ones are terrible

 

That's odd...I just called my local AE store located in Costa Mesa and they said they will not take them back...confused.gif

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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

the brown cordovan allen edmonds has it is the same color as cigar?

I found my brown shell Patriots to be almost identical in color to my cigar shell Alden LWBs. Here's a picture I posted before. The LWB in the center and the Patriot on the right:



There's usually a lot of variation within each shell color though. My brother has a pair of cigar shell NST bluchers that a much darker than my LWBs.
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Yes, Kristle confirmed that when I asked her. Its faster than shipping it back.

 

 

 

Also, does anyone have pics of the chocolate or snuff amoks in person? The amazon ones are terrible

i can post a pic of the snuff later tonight

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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

the brown cordovan allen edmonds has it is the same color as cigar?

Nope, I compared my shell samples from AE to all of Alden shoes just to see the difference. My cigar at least has more olive tones to it than the cappuccino/truffle. Additionally my ravello looks far different than any of the samples I received. I have the dark brown burgundy walnut and cappuccino.
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Vin
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Originally Posted by wohwoh View Post

That's odd...I just called my local AE store located in Costa Mesa and they said they will not take them back...confused.gif

Vincenzo at shoe bank told me that while some may, individual retailers don't sell seconds in store so they take a hit shipping back to shoe bank.
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I just unboxed a new pair of merlot McAllister firsts today and I don't see the ridge on the caps on mine. Did they send you the same pair in return? If I was being uber-anal about mine I guess maybe I could see what you're talking about but the burnishing on mine cover 99% of the wing with maybe a slight fade but nothing I would ever notice if I wasn't looking for it. Is yours a physical ridge or just color? See mine below...

 

 

Kentyman, quick update on these shoes. I have a pair of walnut that I bought about 4 weeks before these and have worn about 14 times. I've worn my merlot only twice and I notice a ridge in the same place as yours. On both sets I'm getting the normal creasing across the vamp where I would expect. But on the merlot I'm also getting creasing across the toe in the same spot you saw your ridge. It doesn't bother me at all but just thought it was interesting. Both sets are same size and width. The only thing I can think of is that the walnut are traditional leather sole and the merlot are the newer combo sole. Maybe the absorbs force differently when I walk and therefore creases the shoe at a different spot. I love the combo sole, FWIW!

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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

Has anyone ordered the tan Saunders which I assume are from the Ralph Lauren line? If so, how is the color relative to AE walnut?

 

I don't have the RL Saunders but do have the tan RL Sanderson, so maybe this comparison will be helpful. The Sanderson is more tan than the Strands, which have more of an orange hue. In addition, the Sanderson has more burnishing so the toes are darker. My guess is if I cleaned and polished both pair the same way the colors would become similar over time. I really like the Saunders and actually ordered it in brown a few months ago (as seconds from AE). But I was sent the brown Sanderson by mistake, and then all the Saunders were sold out. This line from RL is really nice, and the brown pair was in perfect condition so I ended up keeping them.

 

 

 

Strand (left) vs RL Sanderson.

 

 

 

 

Here is my entire walnut/tan lineup. From left: shell Dalton, Jefferson, Strand, RL Sanderson. The Jeffersons are right out of the box as I just got them today. They are seconds, I think mainly due to the uneven burnishing and some wrinkled leather on the sides. They appear a bit darker than the strands, and also with heavier burnishing. For those that were asking about differences, one other item that I had not heard mentioned before is that they came with thicker shoe laces. I don't know if that's better or not, they look nice but need to see if they stay tied. 

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2 quick questions

How much does PA, Strand, and Macneil usually go for during the nordstrom anniversary sale? 

Is it appropriate to wear the macneil while working at a architect/designer office? Thanks

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