or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 2667  

post #39991 of 70737

These look like a steal to me...but I don't know much so that's up to you all to decide.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-Leather-Oxford-Dress-Shoes-9-5-/231167199580?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35d2a3895c

 

Are those cordovan creases?

 

On a side note I need a bit of advice...I'm getting creasing starting in my toe caps on my strands I just picked up, far as I can tell it's due to being improperly sized (it's just past the brogue/stitching.)  I must have been sized wrong, and for the life of me I cannot find shoe trees that fill out the toe box.  It's a 10D...any suggestions welcome as the woodlore epic shoe trees have not fit in any size I've tried, worst case scenario I'm about to take some sandpaper to my 8$ JAB trees to thin them down a hair.

post #39992 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by andruszko View Post

These look like a steal to me...but I don't know much so that's up to you all to decide.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-Leather-Oxford-Dress-Shoes-9-5-/231167199580?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35d2a3895c

Are those cordovan creases?

On a side note I need a bit of advice...I'm getting creasing starting in my toe caps on my strands I just picked up, far as I can tell it's due to being improperly sized (it's just past the brogue/stitching.)  I must have been sized wrong, and for the life of me I cannot find shoe trees that fill out the toe box.  It's a 10D...any suggestions welcome as the woodlore epic shoe trees have not fit in any size I've tried, worst case scenario I'm about to take some sandpaper to my 8$ JAB trees to thin them down a hair.

The Woodlore Epic trees are notoriously short. I'm 11D, and I couldn't get the medium or the large to work. The JAB trees should be fine; actually, anything more traditionally sized.
post #39993 of 70737
^ +1. The Epics are retardedly sized. Way too small if you follow the size guide. I settled on the AE split-toe trees. A perfect fit.
post #39994 of 70737
A shoe tree will not resolve improper creasing from a bad fit, no matter how well the shoe tree is sized.
post #39995 of 70737

placed an order for the $199 Neumok....went with burnished red and gold(what I hear it is more tan than gold) combo on a buff split reverse welt...added the v-sole for an extra $50. 

 

Had a few more color combos' in mind but held back and stuck to this make up -

post #39996 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by andruszko View Post

These look like a steal to me...but I don't know much so that's up to you all to decide.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-Leather-Oxford-Dress-Shoes-9-5-/231167199580?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35d2a3895c

Are those cordovan creases?

On a side note I need a bit of advice...I'm getting creasing starting in my toe caps on my strands I just picked up, far as I can tell it's due to being improperly sized (it's just past the brogue/stitching.)  I must have been sized wrong, and for the life of me I cannot find shoe trees that fill out the toe box.  It's a 10D...any suggestions welcome as the woodlore epic shoe trees have not fit in any size I've tried, worst case scenario I'm about to take some sandpaper to my 8$ JAB trees to thin them down a hair.
those do not appear to be Cordovan, nor do they look to be in very good condition. I dont think I would buy those at any price.
post #39997 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

placed an order for the $199 Neumok....went with burnished red and gold(what I hear it is more tan than gold) combo on a buff split reverse welt...added the v-sole for an extra $50. 

 

Had a few more color combos' in mind but held back and stuck to this make up -


49ers fan?

 

P.S. You had the 40,000th post in this thread!  You should get a prize of some kind.

post #39998 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc121 View Post


those do not appear to be Cordovan, nor do they look to be in very good condition. I dont think I would buy those at any price.

 

My first thought was not Cordovan but upon downloading the photo and blowing up - a bit more - I would think that shoes which have gone through a complete remake of the sole, hence gotten a ton of wear- if they were cow would have a ton more wrinkles in them.

 

I do not have enough experience by any means to make the call - but if Cordovan a purchase of those a trip out to AE or B Nelson for recrafting would be a smart move.

post #39999 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 


49ers fan?

 

P.S. You had the 40,000th post in this thread!  You should get a prize of some kind.

 

Sweet...I will await my major prize! Not a niners fan just wanted something with a little pop - I was going to do the Navy/Burnished Red as I am a Giants fan but could not decide...sadly there is a chance I may order them anyway.

post #40000 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

My first thought was not Cordovan but upon downloading the photo and blowing up - a bit more - I would think that shoes which have gone through a complete remake of the sole, hence gotten a ton of wear- if they were cow would have a ton more wrinkles in them.

I do not have enough experience by any means to make the call - but if Cordovan a purchase of those a trip out to AE or B Nelson for recrafting would be a smart move.

Looks like polished cobbler to me. That was standard makeup for Shelton for a while.
post #40001 of 70737
Hi all, I've been a long time lurker on SF and finally got started building my wardrobe recently. I'm would like some advise on how to properly build a shoe collection, such as what style to get and in what order they should be purchased in. I'm mainly focused on AEs as they fit me well and are well balanced in terms of price/value ratio IMHO. A little background, I work in the healthcare field. While I do wear wool trousers/shirt/tie to work daily, I rarely need to wear suits. I tend to wear a lot of dark jeans and chinos otherwise. Thanks!

What I own:
Park Ave - Black calf
McAllister - Bourbon calf
Sanford - Black calf
Sanford - Walnut calf
Franciscan monk strap - Walnut calf

What I'm thinking of purchasing (in the order of planned purchases)
1. Strand - Walnut calf MTO with independence insole/outsole
2. Bayfield or Eagle Country MTO with bourbon or brown calf
3. Mora 2.0 with bourbon calf
4. Leeds - black or brown calf
post #40002 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Hi all, I've been a long time lurker on SF and finally got started building my wardrobe recently. I'm would like some advise on how to properly build a shoe collection, such as what style to get and in what order they should be purchased in. I'm mainly focused on AEs as they fit me well and are well balanced in terms of price/value ratio IMHO. A little background, I work in the healthcare field. While I do wear wool trousers/shirt/tie to work daily, I rarely need to wear suits. I tend to wear a lot of dark jeans and chinos otherwise. Thanks!

What I own:
Park Ave - Black calf
McAllister - Bourbon calf
Sanford - Black calf
Sanford - Walnut calf
Franciscan monk strap - Walnut calf

What I'm thinking of purchasing (in the order of planned purchases)
1. Strand - Walnut calf MTO with independence insole/outsole
2. Bayfield or Eagle Country MTO with bourbon or brown calf
3. Mora 2.0 with bourbon calf
4. Leeds - black or brown calf

You have a pretty nice collection going there and some solid choices for adding to the collection. I do think you have enough black shoes with the Park Avenues and Sanfords. Have you thought about taking the plunge into shell cordovan in burgundy with the Leeds, Dalton or MacNeil? I think the Strand is good idea, you already do have shoes in walnut and bourbon, so that may be a nice one to do in chili, burgundy or dark brown. A pair of loafers mixed in there or some suede shoes wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Once you start it is hard to stop.....
post #40003 of 70737

Add some Broadstreets!

post #40004 of 70737

Those Polo shoes from the last page do appear to be shell, the seller was nice enough to post a picture of the numbers inside (8284), and you can cross reference for the polo here: 

 

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?110401-A-Hunter-s-Guide-Shell-Model-Numbers

 

 

Thanks to that guide, I've picked up two pairs of shell shoes for criminally low prices. It's great for spotting resoled shoes without the dovetail heels.

post #40005 of 70737
I've begun having an issue on a year old pair of strands. Its hard to describe but it feels as though there is air in the left toe box that is squishing in and out when I walk. It kind of reminds me of the old Nike air max she the air pouch in the heel would get a hole and make a squishing sound. anyone ever experience something like this? I'm afraid to think that air is getting in and out through some sort of hole (which I have not found).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...