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Frustrating trip to the local (Somerset Mall in Troy, MI) Allen Edmonds store. Apparently the sale does not apply to quite everything... I went in looking for cordovan Cambridge brogues but apparently they are the one shoe that is left off the sale price, according to the SA. They thought it might be a mistake and promised to call me tomorrow with more information and now that I notice the web site also offering the shoe on sale, I suspect it is a mistake at the Somerset location.

I have to admit that while every dollar counts, 14.92% does not strike me as a mustn't-miss-it sale. They at least could have made it 17.76%. I wanted to pick up the Burgundy Shell Cordovan, but the color seemed uninspiring in person. For someone with a black-heavy shoe collection, would the brown shell Strand take me toward a more balanced collection?
post #482 of 70737
sweigo you can't go wrong with a Strand in shell. Regarding the other pair in burgundy, did you hold the shoes at different angles? Sometimes burgundy can almost look black but when light, office lighting or especially sunlight hits them their beauty comes alive.
post #483 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

There 1 last is their boot last -- so AE 11 on the 1 last roughly equals Alden 10.5 on the Barrie? Any input boot people?

Correct!
post #484 of 70737
I'm looking for some shoes/boots to serve for casual wear and moderate winter weather (D.C.).

Currently, I'm considering getting a pair of Malvern (brown burnished calf) and/or the Player's Shoe (snuff suede).

Does anyone have experience with these shoes or any other recommendations?

I am a bit concerned if the Malvern is too bulky for use with dress pants/suit during bad weather.
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post #486 of 70737
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Originally Posted by the_drizzle View Post

I'm looking for some shoes/boots to serve for casual wear and moderate winter weather (D.C.).

Currently, I'm considering getting a pair of Malvern (brown burnished calf) and/or the Player's Shoe (snuff suede).

Does anyone have experience with these shoes or any other recommendations?

I am a bit concerned if the Malvern is too bulky for use with dress pants/suit during bad weather.

I wear a EEE wide, and the malvern is not a shoe that can go that wide and look good. If you have average width feet, they should look just fine.
post #487 of 70737
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Originally Posted by swiego View Post

I have to admit that while every dollar counts, 14.92% does not strike me as a mustn't-miss-it sale. They at least could have made it 17.76%.?

Endless.com has 20% off right now with code SEPEVENT. They have a large selection of AE, plenty of widths, overnight shipping, and easy returns. I've bought plenty from them without any problems.
post #488 of 70737
Hello, thinking of purchasing a pair of Park Ave or Fifth Ave but am not sure about the lasts AE uses. I wear 10 in the Alden Barrie last with a little bit of room to spare and was wondering if I need a 10.5 in the Park Ave? I am true to size 10.4 on the brannock between D and E widths but am comfortable with a D width.
post #489 of 70737
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Originally Posted by uninkco View Post

Hello, thinking of purchasing a pair of Park Ave or Fifth Ave but am not sure about the lasts AE uses. I wear 10 in the Alden Barrie last with a little bit of room to spare and was wondering if I need a 10.5 in the Park Ave? I am true to size 10.4 on the brannock between D and E widths but am comfortable with a D width.

They are both on the 5 last, and it is suppose to be AE's longest last. So there will be a bit of room on the toe end, but the shoes fit true to size. I would recommend trying out a pair for fit before purchase though.
post #490 of 70737
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I wear a EEE wide, and the malvern is not a shoe that can go that wide and look good. If you have average width feet, they should look just fine.

i disagree. i have them in 11EEE and they look just fine.
post #491 of 70737
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i disagree. i have them in 11EEE and they look just fine.

10.5 EEE did not look good on my feet, maybe the 11 EEE looked fine but they looked too bulky for my taste. I own plenty of AE shoes at that same size, did not care for the Malvern though.
post #492 of 70737
The Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue are on the #5 last which is AE's longest and narrowest. I normally wear a 8D, but with the strand (also on # 5 last), I had to get a 7.5 E. AE's customer service is benchmark and shoes can be ordered and return as long as they are worn on a carpeted surface.

I can't comment on the Alden Barrie last
post #493 of 70737
Well, I ordered the Cambridge in Burgundy Shell in 12E. Now it's a two week wait. These are my first shell cordovan shoes, so I hope they work out--I'm excited!

I did notice that the burgundy is quite noticeable and lovely in outdoors lighting.

I went back-and-forth with the MacNeil, but the latter seemed to have a very large outer sole that stuck out more and I could see myself dragging it against all sorts of surfaces. The Cambridge seemed more compact, elegant and frankly much more in line with my Lobb plain-toe oxfords.

I also requested the Kiowa from the Rough Collection and I believe the Player's Shoe (it had a different name in the store, I think) in Snuff Suede (what a name for a color), I'd be curious what people think about those two for more casual, fall wear.
post #494 of 70737
I had to go one size wider on the PA's.


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Originally Posted by csc67 View Post

The Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue are on the #5 last which is AE's longest and narrowest. I normally wear a 8D, but with the strand (also on # 5 last), I had to get a 7.5 E. AE's customer service is benchmark and shoes can be ordered and return as long as they are worn on a carpeted surface.

I can't comment on the Alden Barrie last
post #495 of 70737
The Splurge: All shoes 15% – 30% off through AllenEdmonds.com

No code necessary. Prices are marked on the site. Sale prices expire October 11th.

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