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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 3073post #46081 of 707376/27/14 at 1:32pmpost #46082 of 707376/27/14 at 3:07pmpost #46083 of 707376/27/14 at 5:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by area3400
This thread moves pretty quickly so sorry to reply to a week old comment. In terms of the Lexington vs Kenilworth. I like both and have been leaning towards the Lexington (in brown burnished) because I think the plain toe on the Kenilworth might look weird on my foot (size 13). Seems like a lot of leather out there with nothing to break it up if that makes any sense.
The Lexington and Kenilworth are both on the same lasts and both bluchers. The only difference I can see (as a newbie to all this) is that one has a cap toe and the other a plain toe. That said, it seems that whereas people really like the Kenilworth they tend to not care for the Lexington. I am just wondering what I am missing? I ask because the bias seems consistent and I am still trying to get a clue.
yeah...I had kinda thought the same thing there for a while...and youre right, it is consistent...and im not sure there is any actual logic behind it. Because even though I probalbly prefer the Kenilworth in terms of looks because I think the lack of a capline and broguing makes it look somewhat sleek for a blucher. BUT I fully acknowledge that its nothing more than a preference....but functionally, I dont see a HUGE difference either....style wise they are similar, but to me, the Kenilworth also looks more casual with the 3 eyelets vs the 4 of the Lexington....additionally, to me, the lexington looks like more of a business shoe, whereas the Kenilworth, looks more relaxed and less prudish, if u will....what I still dont quite understand is why the Franciscan doesnt get more love round these parts...but Id say, im quite happy with the Lexington so far for just a very basically styled, blucher...post #46084 of 707376/27/14 at 7:36pmpost #46085 of 707376/27/14 at 8:42pm
I just got the Promontory Point in black at the Shoe Bank sale, and I think they might be keepers. The pix on the AE site show something much more like a paratrooper boot or what we used to call a brogan, but the actual thing is a lot more pointy, lending it a bit of a dressier air. I wanted a rounder toe boot, but this is interesting – with the pebble leather it's kind of a cross between a dress boot and a Wolverine 1000 mile brogan.
But though I'm a Shoe Bank veteran, I've finally found a factory-second flaw I can spot. I think I can live with it, but what I'd like to know is if there are any cobbler/cordwainer/just-plain-shoe-freaks out there who can tell me whether this will cause problems down the road.
Any thoughts?post #46086 of 707376/27/14 at 8:47pmI would pass, you don't know if there is a rip or not enough leather for the welt to hold on to long term. Might become undone at the toes at some point, or a new welt might not be possible in a future recraft...post #46087 of 707376/27/14 at 9:01pm
Speaking of brogans, Kahuna75, what you have there is definitely a brogan. See the heel stitching and speed hook sticking out? Minus speed hooks, this is like a Red Wing 9016, comme ça:
Or the aforementioned Wolverine 1000 Mile, speed hooks and all:
Neither has the precise sole/welt combo, but the sole in the image might be a replacement. Or some other brogan; for about 50 years there you could hardly get another kind of work boot.post #46088 of 707376/27/14 at 9:16pm
Thanks, JubeiSpiegel, I think you're right. Nothing feels loose or wonky, but it looks like it's sort of just hanging on. Six months might open the thing right up, with nothing to fasten the welt back on to.
In any case, the Bank looks like they have about a million of these in 9D. Shouldn't be any trouble to roll the dice on another pair. I don't know why they are clearing these out so hard; it's a nice boot. I got mine for like $159 and the non-seconds seem to be on permanent clearance at AE.com at $197.
Nice F/W bridge between dress and casual, and that's a hard note to hit. I recommend them, if you get one without a goofy toe.post #46089 of 707376/27/14 at 10:46pmpost #46090 of 707376/28/14 at 5:43amHi all- great to see the increase in activity, I don't post much but still read. Regarding storage, I'm down to 22 pair of shell and 2 pair of calf now, after culling the herd over the past few months. Here's how I store them currently.
My boots are on the shelf above my shirts now that it is summer. Those include my brown shell C&J for RL Boots, Aldens and AE Bayfields.
On the racks, my loafers and boat shoes are on the top 2 shelves, then I have my laceup dress shoes. The top shelf of loafers are burgundy Randolphs, then brown, burgundy and black tassel loafers. Second shelf are my rancourt boat shoes (missing in pic), burgundy and brown patiriots and burgundy shell kenwoods.
The laceups Are below that, and are in the following order on each shelf: PTB, cap toe, balmoral wingtip, blucher wingtip. Bottom shelf is black shell, above that is burgundy shell, and above that is brown shell. This makes it easy when I am trying to find a specific shoe. Hope this helps.post #46091 of 707376/28/14 at 7:51am
bucksfan what a pleasant surprise to see your post this morning! I hope all is well with you and the family. Yes your pictures do help, I feel much better about my decision to store my shoes in bags knowing that you do toopost #46092 of 707376/28/14 at 8:32ampost #46093 of 707376/28/14 at 10:37ampost #46094 of 707376/28/14 at 11:30am
Dear AE Friends,
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Step 3. Call Lou @ 631-369-0947 (Riverhead)
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Enjoy!post #46095 of 707376/28/14 at 2:30pm
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