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Originally Posted by DeathandTaxes View Post


Looking for opinions on whether I need to go up a width in these Jeffersons (or whether my cobbler should be able to stretch them sufficiently).

Thanks in advance for any input.

That looks perfect. They will close up a bit as you wear them in.
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Casual Friday. Black Mctavish.
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Picked up 2 new pair, as well as socks and a new belt.  Brown Jeffersons and brown Park Ave's.

 

 

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So I went a bit overboard and, among the other AE boat shoes, I bought Kirkwoods in both golden brown and dark brown, planning on keeping one and sending one back.  I like them both, though, and I'm not sure which one I like best.

 

If anyone wanted more pics of the Kirkwood in these two colors, here they are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks awesome!!!

 

What do you wear with those shoes? polos and shorts? denims?

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Since you have some perf'd shoes in other colors, the Carlyle may be a good change. I find my Carlyes in bourbon to be my favorite shoe. Very versatile.

 

 

Yup, makes sense. Just placed an order with Shoebank for the Carlyle bourbon.

 

Very tempted to get the McCallister as well. Maybe next time.

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I had order Gobi Tan shoes this monday and the shoes should arrive next monday. If they are no good and I return it would be unfair to charge $10 restocking fee when anyone who is ordering online now is not gonna get charged. 

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Originally Posted by DeathandTaxes View Post

Looking for opinions on whether I need to go up a width in these Jeffersons (or whether my cobbler should be able to stretch them sufficiently).

Thanks in advance for any input.

 

My McAllisters' fit looks similar, but they also bothered my instep a bit. Going up one width helped.

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My faves are the cappuccino shells. Great stuff, buddy.

 

 

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Yea they are. I'm most envious of the navy Greyson's. Navy is such an underrated loafer option.

 

 

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Wow, @mdubs!!!  All 3 of those look amazing! 

 

 

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Yeah, I really regret not picking up a pair of truffle mcallisters when I had the chance.

 

Thanks guys! Hopefully Truffle comes back someday Pepper!

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Update on the strands:

 

When I talked to Earl in Alabama yesterday, he said that I had missed the deadline for the shoes to be sent off but that they would be shipped this morning. So imagine my very pleasant surprise when I check my front door and find a package from Allen Edmonds sitting there this afternoon! This pair is much better than the first; honestly, I can't really tell what exactly is wrong with them that you might not get on a pair of firsts. There're a couple of spots that look like the color is slightly inconsistent, and there's some very slight wrinkling on the heels, but honestly nothing that is super noticable. Pictures attached. All in all, wonderful experience and I highly recommend contacting Earl at the Leeds Alabama outlet if you need any seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mljs54 View Post
 

Quick question - considering picking up a pair of the Patriots.  How is the instep on these compared to the PAs (which is borderline too low for me).  And, how would I size on the 606 vs. the 5 last?  Thanks.

 

All of my AEs, including 5 lasted, are 8.5EEE, except for my Patriots. My Patriots are 9EEE, and even half sizing up they are a much more snug fit than any of my other AEs. A 9.5, though, would be too big for me.

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Greetings, Style Forum Members!

Well, I see that the Factory Seconds Flash Sale has already caught the attention of many of you. I was originally planning to post midday today on SF to make sure you were aware of it. Instead, I'll just provide some background.

One of the things that shocked me nine years ago when I first became involved with AE is how few shoe companies actually produce the shoes that they sell under their labels. We're one of the remaining few brands that manufacturers for itself (in any country, let alone manufacturers for itself in the USA) and that means we're responsible for our own factory seconds. We've more than doubled our storecount to 54 stores nationwide and our website business is also very active, which means our production of shoes is almost 2.5X what it was 5 years ago. Our percentage "defect rate" has improved in that time frame, but we still have more seconds than our 9 Outlet stores (including the famous ShoeBank) can digest. Next month, our warehouse and distribution team will undertake a major systems change to better manage our greater storecount and volume, so it seemed a good time to clean house and ease the burden of the system transition. Hence, the Factory Seconds Flash Sale; First Time Online.

As you all know and I've often acknowledged, we don't bat 1.000. There's so much handcrafting in our 212+ steps, and the "less processed, more natural" leather hides that we use can also be imperfect in some way (some of which are not noticeable until after lasting the shoe and applying finish), so there's plenty of opportunity for inconsistency. However, we've been at shoemaking in the U.S. since 1922, and we're good at it. Our flaws are often hardly noticeable at normal eye-level, and imperceptible after breaking the shoes in and bumping them around, as a guy often does. So, our Factory Seconds represent a huge bargain and a great way to expand your AE collection -- or start one -- economically.

As always, I thank you very much for your support of Allen Edmonds. We so proud of the men who have made us their shoe company -- leaders in all walks of life around the country and in many parts of the world. It's a honor and privilege to serve you.

Best wishes,
Paul
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

Greetings, Style Forum Members!

Well, I see that the Factory Seconds Flash Sale has already caught the attention of many of you. I was originally planning to post midday today on SF to make sure you were aware of it. Instead, I'll just provide some background.

One of the things that shocked me nine years ago when I first became involved with AE is how few shoe companies actually produce the shoes that they sell under their labels. We're one of the remaining few brands that manufacturers for itself (in any country, let alone manufacturers for itself in the USA) and that means we're responsible for our own factory seconds. We've more than doubled our storecount to 54 stores nationwide and our website business is also very active, which means our production of shoes is almost 2.5X what it was 5 years ago. Our percentage "defect rate" has improved in that time frame, but we still have more seconds than our 9 Outlet stores (including the famous ShoeBank) can digest. Next month, our warehouse and distribution team will undertake a major systems change to better manage our greater storecount and volume, so it seemed a good time to clean house and ease the burden of the system transition. Hence, the Factory Seconds Flash Sale; First Time Online.

As you all know and I've often acknowledged, we don't bat 1.000. There's so much handcrafting in our 212+ steps, and the "less processed, more natural" leather hides that we use can also be imperfect in some way (some of which are not noticeable until after lasting the shoe and applying finish), so there's plenty of opportunity for inconsistency. However, we've been at shoemaking in the U.S. since 1922, and we're good at it. Our flaws are often hardly noticeable at normal eye-level, and imperceptible after breaking the shoes in and bumping them around, as a guy often does. So, our Factory Seconds represent a huge bargain and a great way to expand your AE collection -- or start one -- economically.

As always, I thank you very much for your support of Allen Edmonds. We so proud of the men who have made us their shoe company -- leaders in all walks of life around the country and in many parts of the world. It's a honor and privilege to serve you.

Best wishes,
Paul


Hi Mr. G! Thanks for stopping in. I have an unrelated question for you, if you can spare the time (I'm sure you can't, but always manage to give us some anyway). It's regarding the finishing of shell cordovan (what else). Many of us have noticed that the finishing of shell products from your company feels different these days. The burgundy color definitely seems darker, and the shells all around have a drier, more "matte" finish as opposed to the previous "glossy" traditional shell finish. Can you (would you) speak a little bit to how the process has changed recently, if at all? I have purchased three shell AE shoes since September, and they all seem to be on the dry side. They're still my babies, though!

 

Also, I'm sure that the Horween trunk shows caused a little bit of a headache logistically (and with customer expectations), but are there plans for any follow-ups, or were we just the luck few for a one-time event?

 

Best,

--Patrick Cornelius

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Quick question - considering picking up a pair of the Patriots.  How is the instep on these compared to the PAs (which is borderline too low for me).  And, how would I size on the 606 vs. the 5 last?  Thanks.

Greetings, MLJS54 --

In all candor, you'll probably find the Patriots borderline tight, too, if the PAs are that way on your feet. The pinch point would be in a different spot across the top of your instep, though, so you may find the Patriots snug but not too tight (which is what you want in a dress loafer). They can be worked in, though, if the initial fit is not too bad for you out of the box.

The 606 has more room inside the shoe, from the ball off the foot and foward to the little toe than the 65. If you find it to be comfortable across the top of the penny, you'll definitely like the comfort as you go forward in the shoes. The 65 pinches my little toes in my normal sizing (I have to go up 1/2 size) but the 606 doesn't (little surprise, since the 65 was developed 30 years ago or more and the 606 was developed under my watch).

If you're looking for calfskin penny loafer other then the Patriot, check out the Cavanaugh. It's better for high insteps. I hope you find one of the two to your liking!

Best wishes,
Paul
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Looking for opinions on whether I need to go up a width in these Jeffersons (or whether my cobbler should be able to stretch them sufficiently).

Thanks in advance for any input.

I personally would go to the next width, they would be more comfortable and look better IMO.

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Looks awesome!!!

What do you wear with those shoes? polos and shorts? denims?

Yep. Typically they're a summer type shoe for me, so I will mostly wear them with shorts and a T-shirt or polo shirt. Occasionally I will wear them with denim as well. I wouldn't rule out a pair of navy slacks on a casual day at work, though.
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