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 3291  

post #49351 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post


-car trunk
-work
-tool box
-secret wall-safe
-fake bottom in the secret wall-safe


That could work, especially the false bottom in the safe! Like others have said, my shoe budget is way over too.

post #49352 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

How casual are your jobs that you have no need for a pair of brown shell Strands?  I wear brown shell wingtips on my more casual days all the time.  Granted, casual for me is trousers with a jacket and no tie, but I would have to imagine a jeans only work environment to even entertain such thoughts.

I wear bourbon and walnut Strands anyway, but I'm in an education setting. Up until a month or two ago, we had no official dress code. I had done a school hoodie and jeans on Friday before with no batting of eyes. Some coworkers wore t-shirts and sweatpants (dead serious). We now have a business casual policy with a denim ban unless it's Friday and you don't have any appointments with other departments, students, or the general public.
post #49353 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyC View Post

Very uncomfortable! The tongue was sewn in crooked. Anyone else have this issue?



My shell daltons are aeconds, and the tongue on one boot is slightly askew. Only I will ever know, because you can't tell when they are being worn. It does not affect my wear. Very comfortable.
post #49354 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by rostov View Post
 

 

I can't believe I just took advantage of this sale when they ran it a few weeks ago and I already need to buy more. :censored:

tread carefully. 

 

when you have additional shoes trees laying around, it's usually an impetus to grab more shoes, especially when there's a deal. 

 

speaking from experience.....sadly.....

post #49355 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post


My shell daltons are aeconds, and the tongue on one boot is slightly askew. Only I will ever know, because you can't tell when they are being worn. It does not affect my wear. Very comfortable.

 

I decided to give them another shot, and wore them around the office all day today. They've grown on me, and once I got the tongue straightened and the boot laced, it stayed in place pretty well.

 

Upon further review, I noticed a color variation between the two boots. It's very pronounced in the picture I posted, and not nearly as bad to the naked eye, but is still there. Is this part of the "charm" of shell, or should this be something that bothers me? I asked around the office, and everyone said they wouldn't have noticed it if I wouldn't have mentioned it. But once they're aware, it is noticeable to them.

post #49356 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


Within view of my cube right now are two female colleagues in jeans, one of whom is wearing a t-shirt and the other a sweater. We're about 50/50 when it comes to tucking in shirts around here. A suit prompts questions about taking an interview somewhere else later in the day. Wearing a belt and laceup shoes on a regular basis puts me firmly in the minority.

I've never worn balmorals outside of interviews and social occasions.

IT is weird.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

How casual are your jobs that you have no need for a pair of brown shell Strands?  I wear brown shell wingtips on my more casual days all the time.  Granted, casual for me is trousers with a jacket and no tie, but I would have to imagine a jeans only work environment to even entertain such thoughts.

 

Personally, I work at home for a software company. I do travel to the office on occasion, which is a very casual environment where most wear jeans or even shorts, but those in sales and finance tuck shirts.  Wearing sandals at the office is not unheard of, nor frowned upon.  At conferences, where I often speak, the dress code is flexible enough that I've seen attendees in anything from utilikilts through bespoke suits.  Speakers typically wear jeans, chinos, or dress pants with a tucked shirt. The formality of dress is often inverse to the technical credentials of the speaker, with less technical speakers more likely to be smartly dressed.

 

This does seem to be changing somewhat with the San Francisco startup scene adopting more fashion and heritage styling, likely a result of the hipster movement. One of my company's investors and 3/8 men I wrote a book with all wear walnut Strands. Another friend wears the Dalton, but his workplace has a dress culture based on steampunk and 1920's heritage dress (execs will wear jackets, but most men wear a tucked shirt and bow-tie. Some wear a waistcoat. Women have been spotted wearing corsets).

 

Myself, I typically wear my assortment of casual AE shoes to drop my children off at daycare before returning home. I wear them speaking, and I wear them to the office when I visit. Most of my shoes are casual and worn with jeans and the occasional chino.

 

Suits? They're for weddings, funerals, and baptisms. The fact I own a suit has even raised eyebrows. I had a friend ask me why  I'd have a (semi-?) bespoke suit made, he knew I didn't wear suits to work. I told him I figure I'm young enough to have plenty of funerals ahead of me. He still didn't get it; However, I was proven right as in the 6 months following, I was unfortunate enough to see 5 funerals. All in all, together, I've worn my suits and tuxedo maybe 20 times in the past 3 years... for that, I've done well with a black Park Ave and a 5th Ave. I've been expanding my clothing in this area and recently bought some new ties and pocket squares because they were on sale... and will probably pickup a plain or cap-toe shoe in merlot, burgundy, or brown, but overall, it's a very low-priority.

post #49357 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

How casual are your jobs that you have no need for a pair of brown shell Strands?  I wear brown shell wingtips on my more casual days all the time.  Granted, casual for me is trousers with a jacket and no tie, but I would have to imagine a jeans only work environment to even entertain such thoughts.

I work in commercial real estate. All the brokers are in suits everyday but I'm in IT so it's basically dress pants and a dress shirt. In winter it's a sweater on top of that, and sometimes I wear chino's when I'm in a lazy mood.

No one really cares what I wear, hell I came in Clarks one day and no one said anything because i'm in IT. However I like to dress well, I have 4 pair's of AE and they get worn once a week max
post #49358 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

tread carefully. 

 

when you have additional shoes trees laying around, it's usually an impetus to grab more shoes, especially when there's a deal. 

 

speaking from experience.....sadly.....

 

Bought more JAB trees and, FWIW, if anyone else wasn't sure -- the retail locations are also carrying this sale. Managed to pop over and get back home with my trees in less than 10 minutes!  Also, it turns out they don't carry the Mcclain in widths, so no luck with trying the 108/222 last in person :-/

post #49359 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by rostov View Post
 

Anyone have thoughts on upsizing on length and down-sizing on width? I just gave my 2-last boots a try with thick socks and I'm thinking of changing my GMTO order's size before it's too late. My pinky toes are very snug and if my feet swell, it can be painful. I'm thinking to avoid this...

 

If I change, I think the best bet is to switch out a 10.5EEE for a 11EE. Or, perhaps, should I go with an 11EEE?

 

If the GMTO reference is for an Eagle Country, per Allison this afternoon, "EE" is not an option.  I'm rolling the dice and went with an E, the same size I wear in 5's and in the RL Singleton and Sanderson (rumored to be on the 2 last).

 

We'll see.  I may have some nice merlot EC's to sell in 6-8 weeks.:embar:

post #49360 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

How casual are your jobs that you have no need for a pair of brown shell Strands?  I wear brown shell wingtips on my more casual days all the time.  Granted, casual for me is trousers with a jacket and no tie, but I would have to imagine a jeans only work environment to even entertain such thoughts.

I prefer to wear dress oxfords with suits and either bluchers or clearly casual bals like McTavish with more casual / odd fits. My two new teaching jobs are at Hunter College (my office is a converted supply closet) and the UN international school (K-12). No need for suits in either case.

These days I'm mostly in suits at evening events (I'm a musician), in which case I prefer to wear black shoes (and it's in my booking agency's dress code actually).

But, after wearing these all day, I can't possibly sell them. smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Don't do it. It's not like the price is going to come down anytime soon. They're going to keep resale value pretty well I think, so it's not like you're going to lose out if you hold them for a bit longer.
That's definitely true. I did actually pay $299 for these 2nds)
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Let me ask you a few questions to assist with your decision:

1.  Will you deeply regret selling these if you end up with a more dressy job in a few years and the same shoe is selling for $900 at that time? yes
2.  Will you deeply regret holding onto them for another year or so? no
3.  If you sell them, do you have a different shell shoe in mind for purchase to ease the separation anxiety? yes. Something grailish

I think I've talked myself out of it. smile.gif
post #49361 of 70737

I only experience bloom on two of my cordovan shoes, my RL Lindricks (very minor on one boot) and my Cappuccino McAllisters. The McAllisters are unreal and develop bloom on the quarters of both shoes after only sitting for 1-2 weeks. Basically every time I reach for them they look like this and require some cleaning. They are my most hydrated pair of AE shoes for sure it seems.

 

So for any of you wanting to see some bloom pics, here you go. These are after about two weeks on the closet.

 

 

post #49362 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
 
Upon further review, I noticed a color variation between the two boots. It's very pronounced in the picture I posted, and not nearly as bad to the naked eye, but is still there. Is this part of the "charm" of shell, or should this be something that bothers me? I asked around the office, and everyone said they wouldn't have noticed it if I wouldn't have mentioned it. But once they're aware, it is noticeable to them.

 

that

post #49363 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I only experience bloom on two of my cordovan shoes, my RL Lindricks (very minor on one boot) and my Cappuccino McAllisters. The McAllisters are unreal and develop bloom on the quarters of both shoes after only sitting for 1-2 weeks. Basically every time I reach for them they look like this and require some cleaning. They are my most hydrated pair of AE shoes for sure it seems.

So for any of you wanting to see some bloom pics, here you go. These are after about two weeks on the closet.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I had a pair of Gianni's that did it as well and I have a pair of Alden Full-Straps that do it. All of my AE's are good.

-Mike
post #49364 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I only experience bloom on two of my cordovan shoes, my RL Lindricks (very minor on one boot) and my Cappuccino McAllisters. The McAllisters are unreal and develop bloom on the quarters of both shoes after only sitting for 1-2 weeks. Basically every time I reach for them they look like this and require some cleaning. They are my most hydrated pair of AE shoes for sure it seems.

So for any of you wanting to see some bloom pics, here you go. These are after about two weeks on the closet.






Holy crap my cheese has less bloom than that!
post #49365 of 70737
does that leather have a fungal infection? you might want to take care of that it cant be good...
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...