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 4289  

post #64321 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by redmusic1 View Post
 


But if all you have is one good fit from AE, we can't really help all that much. The point is that every last fits a good bit differently, and only certain AE lasts can be translated to very particular lasts of other manufacturers. With only one last to go on, you're asking a good deal. And in the end, if you want to assure a good fit, you need to put it on, which may include several exchanges if you can't get to a store of the maker you're considering. 

 

 

Fair enough. I always feel bad about going in with the knowledge that I'll not be making a purchase. It can certainly take a long time to narrow down fits on multiple lasts. I suppose as long as I'm not taking away a sale by "deflecting" other clients who will buy, I'm not doing any harm.

post #64322 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post


Fair enough. I always feel bad about going in with the knowledge that I'll not be making a purchase. It can certainly take a long time to narrow down fits on multiple lasts. I suppose as long as I'm not taking away a sale by "deflecting" other clients who will buy, I'm not doing any harm.

You are not obligated to buy something every time you walk into a store. We all want good SAs to be rewarded for good service, but it is their job to close the deal with you, after all.
post #64323 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

 

 

Fair enough. I always feel bad about going in with the knowledge that I'll not be making a purchase. It can certainly take a long time to narrow down fits on multiple lasts. I suppose as long as I'm not taking away a sale by "deflecting" other clients who will buy, I'm not doing any harm.

As someone who has spent many hours sliding shoes on and off of countless female clientele's feet, I can assure you that, as long as you are polite AND PATIENT, you will not annoy the sales associate. When I sold shoes, they were far from investment-grade footwear (Macy's). However, I understood that everyone has unique feet. Long, short, wide, narrow, high arches, flat foot, etc.etc. Never feel bad about trying on multiple pairs even if you do not intend to purchase anything at that particular time. The vast majority of shoe salespersons would rather you make an educated decision rather than buying and eventually returning several pairs of ill-fitting shoes. 

post #64324 of 70737

Thanks for your reassurance. I'll make another trip in the next week or so. Now for a more important question, if you had to pick one black conservative dress shoe from AE, would it be the Park Ave or Fifth Ave? I'm leaning towards Park Ave since it could better be used for funerals and the like, as well as with suits for work. The broguing on the Fifth makes it slightly less appropriate, right?

post #64325 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
The broguing on the Fifth makes it slightly less appropriate, right?

 

Yes, but in black, I personally still wear the FA for funerals and weddings. In black, the broguing is not as prevalent and still looks very conservative in my opinion. Certainly the PA is more conservative, and if funerals and weddings are all you will use them for, by all means get the PA. 

 


Edited by redmusic1 - 9/26/15 at 10:39am
post #64326 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by tb43 View Post



I have only two words to describe those: day yam. Great snag.
post #64327 of 70737
Quote:

Originally Posted by redmusic1 View Post

 

Yes, but in black, I personally still wear the FA for funerals and weddings. In black, the broguing is not as prevalent and still looks very conservative in my opinion. Certainly the PA is more conservative, and if funerals and weddings are all you will use them for, by all means get the PA. 

 

Honestly, I will probably very rarely need them for those occasions. Ninety-nine percent of the time I'll simply alternate them with the brown AE Drydens I have to wear with a suit to work. It just seemed like I should account for those events if I were going to only have one black dress shoe for the immediate future. You're right, though, that the broguing certainly doesn't seem offensive in black, and I doubt that the people I'd be spending time with at those events would even notice the difference.

post #64328 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

and I doubt that the people I'd be spending time with at those events would even notice the difference.

 

Where I live, which is the most affluent town in the Mississippi delta (not so affluent), I'm usually one of the few people outside the family who is wearing a suit at a funeral, and usually the only one who has anything close to a polished shoe at any event. All that to say, it does depend somewhat on who you will be around. But I personally find the black FA to be one of the most versatile shoes I own. I only have one other pair of black shoes, a goodyear welted J&M that is somewhat distressed, but rarely ever worn; and 9 times out of 10 I could wear the FA with better success when I do. 

post #64329 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post
 

^

I take a 6.5E in some lasts and 6EEE in others.  It's always slim pickings for me.

There are a couple of pairs of 6.5s at the Burlington Coat Factor near my house.  Do you ever look at that store to see if any turn up in your size?

post #64330 of 70737

Is anybody in this thread in the market for a pair of new, size 9 McGraws or size 10 Lubbocks, both in tan?  The Burlington Coat Factory near my house has them both for $100 and I would be happy to proxy them for anybody who's interested.


Edited by BespokeBrooklyn - 9/27/15 at 6:57pm
post #64331 of 70737

Question for anyone that either owns or is looking at the Normandy & Overlord - how do you plan on wearing these?  Weekend with jeans only?  Is there anyway to get these to work with something like khakis for a really dressed down business casual?  I'm seriously considering the Normandy with the RDA discount (too good to pass up) but I don't want something I'll wear for 4 weekends a year.

post #64332 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by redmusic1 View Post

Where I live, which is the most affluent town in the Mississippi delta (not so affluent), I'm usually one of the few people outside the family who is wearing a suit at a funeral, and usually the only one who has anything close to a polished shoe at any event. All that to say, it does depend somewhat on who you will be around. But I personally find the black FA to be one of the most versatile shoes I own. I only have one other pair of black shoes, a goodyear welted J&M that is somewhat distressed, but rarely ever worn; and 9 times out of 10 I could wear the FA with better success when I do. 

So how are things in Clarksdale?😎

I agree a black punch cap has little practical difference from a stitchcap. You can swap them out 98% of the time and on the other occasions 98% of folks wouldn't notice.

And like you, at most of the funerals I attend, the best dressed gentleman present is the dear departed.
post #64333 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


So how are things in Clarksdale?😎
 

 

Close. I was employed in Clarksdale for a few years. However, Clarksdale, though I saw it in a list of best small towns in the U.S. not long ago, is no where near as affluent as where I'm from (and I have no idea why it was on that list).  We have a university, which used to be one of the nations best teacher's colleges (which has completely deteriorated over the last decade and half), so hence the affluence.  

post #64334 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Question for anyone that either owns or is looking at the Normandy & Overlord - how do you plan on wearing these?  Weekend with jeans only?  Is there anyway to get these to work with something like khakis for a really dressed down business casual?  I'm seriously considering the Normandy with the RDA discount (too good to pass up) but I don't want something I'll wear for 4 weekends a year.
I just dont think the Normandy would work with khakis/chinos. They would grab too much attention looking out of place. If you are something like I.T. or can get away with jeans at work they *might* work but otherwise I would relegate them to weekend duty. They really do look like aged boots from WW2. I gotta hand it to AE in that department.
I only had a real quick look at them in real life and my eye was quickly drawn away by some walnut First Aves that are way more business appropriate but could work with jeans as well. I am a boot guy so I always like looking at the boots but the Normandy wouldnt be for me.
My 2 cents.
post #64335 of 70737
Wasn't Standard Issue combat clothing either wool or twill depending on theater/weather? They should be fine for casual trouser wear, especially cargo pants. wink.gif

Just be sure to bunch up your trousers and tuck the pant legs into the boot shaft!
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...