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 2991  

post #44851 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post

Just a light gray Jos A Bank with black belt, blue shirt and salmon tie

Worsted wool? Any particular pattern? If it's just standard business cut suit in a formal-ish weave with conservative tie pattern and material, I would say avoid. McTavish is quite def a casual shoe, despite being black and a bal.
post #44852 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Worsted wool? Any particular pattern? If it's just standard business cut suit in a formal-ish weave with conservative tie pattern and material, I would say avoid. McTavish is quite def a casual shoe, despite being black and a bal.

Okay. I have other AEs to wear. Thanks for the advice.

post #44853 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post
 

I buy all my AEs used (because that is what I can afford). Is there any advantage to buying new? Is the show already molded to someone else's foot? They always seem fine to me, but am I missing out by not buying new? 

If what you find fits well and is in good shape, I'd say you aren't missing out on much. They'd probably fit you a little better and have fewer crease-lines as they wouldn't break-in a second time. That said, down the road, if you want a big chunk of the new AE experience, just send them in for recrafting.

post #44854 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post
 

If what you find fits well and is in good shape, I'd say you aren't missing out on much. They'd probably fit you a little better and have fewer crease-lines as they wouldn't break-in a second time. That said, down the road, if you want a big chunk of the new AE experience, just send them in for recrafting.

I have a pair of vintage Ivanhoe that the heel fell off of. Should I send them in for new heels or just have a local cobbler tack them back on? 

 

 

 

*

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

post #44855 of 70737

My grey suede Mora 2.0 came in yesterday, and while I'm mostly pleased, there are two issues I will be asking Allison about. First, and most importantly, I requested a chili welt as opposed to dark brown. I'm thinking there is too much contrast between the welt and the edge. Second, and not as importantly, I requested wheeled/fudged edges, but they obviously forgot to do this. 

 

Once I get these sorted out, I think my suede undertaking will be complete. Beginning with MTO navy suede strands, then MTO Olive suede Graysons, to these MTO Grey suede Mora 2.0 (on top of the suede players' and neumok), I'm ready to come up with additional models to MTO.

 

post #44856 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post
 

I have a pair of vintage Ivanhoe that the heel fell off of. Should I send them in for new heels or just have a local cobbler tack them back on? 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

*

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

 

I had my local cobbler fix my (now vintage) balmoral Cliftons (totally different shoe than the current derby Clifton) and it worked for a while, but now the heel is starting to separate again. This time around, I plan on sending them to AE. Like mine, your soles don't look very worn and the uppers look good, so I'd just send it for the heel work (50 bucks according to the website).

 

That said, there are people on this thread far more experienced with AE recrafting (and shoe care in general) who might provide better input and guidance.

post #44857 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I had my local cobbler fix my (now vintage) balmoral Cliftons (totally different shoe than the current derby Clifton) and it worked for a while, but now the heel is starting to separate again. This time around, I plan on sending them to AE. Like mine, your soles don't look very worn and the uppers look good, so I'd just send it for the heel work (50 bucks according to the website).

 

That said, there are people on this thread far more experienced with AE recrafting (and shoe care in general) who might provide better input and guidance.

Thanks! I think I will just do the AE heel replacement. I can't imagine my cobbler being much cheaper.

post #44858 of 70737

Hey everybody, first I'd like to say that I'm new to the forum, but I already feel like I'm at home (at least on this thread, anyway). I never thought I'd find a place full of other AE fans/addicts, but I'm glad that I did! After browsing a few (hundred) pages of this thread, I'm very content to see the passion others have toward AE.

 

I decided to give my newest addition a wear today, and I must say it was a good day because of the shoe alone.

 

 

post #44859 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

...

 

I decided to give my newest addition a wear today, and I must say it was a good day because of the shoe alone.

...

 

That Walnut Rutledge is one good looking shoe.

post #44860 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

Hey everybody, first I'd like to say that I'm new to the forum, but I already feel like I'm at home (at least on this thread, anyway). I never thought I'd find a place full of other AE fans/addicts, but I'm glad that I did! After browsing a few (hundred) pages of this thread, I'm very content to see the passion others have toward AE.

I decided to give my newest addition a wear today, and I must say it was a good day because of the shoe alone.




Looks fantastic. I love mine, though can't say they've gotten all that much wear recently. I think I'd probably get more use out of a walnut blucher, but damn it, the Rutledge was just so seductive...
post #44861 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post
 

Thanks! I think I will just do the AE heel replacement. I can't imagine my cobbler being much cheaper.

I would go with a local cobbler.  You need to develop a relationship with someone local, IMO.  Sometimes you will need something that AE can't or will not do.  Thus, it helps to have someone local to go to.  

post #44862 of 70737

Hi Everyone.  New member here! 

Just some background:

 

For the past few years, my company required me to wear black suits to work so I basically have no other colors (Working on those right now).

 

Really enjoyed reading about the different Allen Edmond shoes and I've decided to give it a go (Have mostly black oxfords but time to get some brown or burgundy shoes!)

 

I like the Strands a lot and went to try some at Nordstrom.  The 10.5D in a Park Ave was slightly long in length (Can put a finger in the back) and pretty good on the width.  The 10 strand fit like a glove for length but the width was slightly tight. 

 

They let me try a clifton in 10EEE (only large width they had).  The width was big but what surprised me was that I could put my thumb in the back of that shoe.  Does this run larger than a Strand or perhaps I need a larger width and smaller size than a 10 in strand?  

 

I was thinking if the cliftons run large, perhaps I should get a strand in 10E? 

Just an FYI: They told me the clifton should be on sale in 2 weeks for the semi annual sale but the strand won't…

 

 

Thanks so much!

post #44863 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post




Are Walnut McAllisters just not that popular?


I love this colors...compliments.

post #44864 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

 

I decided to give my newest addition a wear today, and I must say it was a good day because of the shoe alone.

 

 

I have those shoes, socks and a couple pairs of pants like that. :) Great minds think alike.

post #44865 of 70737
Maiden voyage creases. The inner-lining (I believe its lamb lining) is very soft compared to standard AEs. If you have some trouble breaking into AE shoes, I think the softness of the uppers and the inner-lining will help tremendously. Initial wear, the Williams are extremely comfortable even with its aggressive toe-box.

Some members told me that the Indy leather soles are on par with JR soles, so that's a very, very nice upgrade as well.


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...