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 3517  

post #52741 of 70737
Work christmas party. Broke out the candy cane laces with the Jeffersons.
post #52742 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceM View Post

Work christmas party. Broke out the candy cane laces with the Jeffersons.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Lance, those are great looking shoes!!! I really like the burnishing on that Walnut.
post #52743 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Subtract half a size?
Is there a consensus on this?

I'm just a hair over the line of a size 8 on that size guide. AE recommends going up to the next line, making me 8.5.
Should I ignore that and stick to a size 8D?

Generally speaking, the US and UK sizing systems work by (1) turning your foot length into shoe sizes, and (2) then add a special number. That special number used to be the allowance - the space between your toes and the tip of the shoe. The meaning got a little bit lost when shoe making turned into an industry, but the effect is the same.

The AE sizing guide uses 2 units but people find shoes fit better when using 1.5 units, on average. This is where the suggestion comes from: A common measurement device may show US 8.5 but US 8 / UK 7 would be a better reference, on average.

In other words, when you're buying shoes close to your reference size, the length of the shoes is correct. This what shoe sizes are for, to ensure the correct length.

Whether shoes will feel comfortable is another matter, since this depends on the last and its width. Sometimes people say even the model and its leather has an influence.

So, it depends on what you're trying to do.

  1. If you're about to go to an AE store, then you should stick to US 8 and test different last/width combinations until you find something that feels comfortable.
  2. If you've already choosen a particular model (and last), you may need to deviate from US 8 as a reference to find a comfortable fit.
post #52744 of 70737
Noticing some striations in my new she'll strands. All over the caps. Left side is indicative. Thoughts?

post #52745 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Noticing some striations in my new she'll strands. All over the caps. Left side is indicative. Thoughts?

 

I have some issues with mine as well, also on the left shoe.  The color varies right below the toe cap.  As I buff them, the color variation gets worse.  Also, the beading at toe on the left shoe is right at the tip of the shoe with some fraying.

 

Are these considered defects? 

post #52746 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceM View Post

Work christmas party. Broke out the candy cane laces with the Jeffersons. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I've got them on my Leeds!

post #52747 of 70737

I apologize if this has already been posted here or elsewhere but for anyone looking for Cordovan Chukka size 13. Club Monaco in Canada has them at 30% off.

post #52748 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mazzasan View Post

I apologize if this has already been posted here or elsewhere but for anyone looking for Cordovan Chukka size 13. Club Monaco in Canada has them at 30% off.

Hmm...so if I bought the Patriots in Cordovan on the Club Monaco Canadian site, they'd end up being under $398 USD. Hmmmmm..... That's shell at nearly 40% with the exchange rate and all.
post #52749 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

I've got all the colours, I love them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I have their burgundy shell belt and have had it for a few years now. Worked well for me. It's a little lighter (more red), than my Burgundy or Color 8 shoes.

-Mike
Thanks guys. I'll pick one up with something else to make the total order greater than $200. Boy, this amex 50 off 200 deal makes the slope to AE obsession even more slippery. I even asked my friends to use their cards to buy AE GCs for me.
Must resist:slayer:
post #52750 of 70737
I got the following advice from an Allen Edmonds store I contacted in New York about the fit of Shelton.
Can any other Shelton wearers out there confirm this?
Quote:
However, in terms of Shelton, if a customer fits in 8.5 Allen Edmonds with regular insole shoes we generally would start the fit from a 9 when a customer asks for Shelton.

Do the Sheltons generally run a bit tight?
post #52751 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Lance, those are great looking shoes!!! I really like the burnishing on that Walnut.
Thanks! I really enjoy the burnishing as well. They add a wonderful contrast.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

I've got them on my Leeds!


Aren't the laces great? I recieved many compliments on them.

Bourbon strands today
post #52752 of 70737
Walnut McAllisters today.


Chris
post #52753 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

I got the following advice from an Allen Edmonds store I contacted in New York about the fit of Shelton.
Can any other Shelton wearers out there confirm this?
Do the Sheltons generally run a bit tight?

That was my experience. I had Sheltons in the same size as 95% of my other AE shoes and they were very tight across the top of my foot towards the toes. It was so tight I ended up selling the shoes.

The Carlyle feels exactly like the Shelton when I tried them on at my local store.

Note: I have a relatively high instep and this likely contributed to the tightness.

Chris
post #52754 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trader George View Post
 

 

I've got them on my Leeds!

 

Where does one get laces of this caliber of awesomeness?

post #52755 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Where does one get laces of this caliber of awesomeness?

http://m.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF936_1_40000000001_-1?style=937

Or you could buy a pair of Jingle Bell or Santa Moks wink.gif
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...