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Sizing question: I wear 9D in the 5 last. Looking at a pair of Daltons or Long Branch boots which I'll wear with thicker wool socks. Should I size up to 9.5?

Yes, the 511 last is a shorter running last than the 65. I personally went to a 12 in the Long Branch vs. 11.5 in 65 last shoes.
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sarcasm or pretentious

Hard to tell


Neither, and I honestly fail to see how the term "pretentious" could apply to what I said. Who would I be trying to impress by the comment itself? If you've bought into the individualistic notion that we primarily dress ourselves for self expression, I can see why you might think my comments exhibit pretentiousness. If this is what you mean, then perhaps you could say something like, "Unless you are being sarcastic, this sounds to me like a pretentious statement." I wouldn't find that opinion surprising at all from a guy who said this....

 

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To be honest, no one outside of SF really gives a crap about oxfords with jeans derby etc

I agree with your statment to wear your shoes and wear what you love. I'm starting to like this guy!

Edit, I'm going to a lounge for a bday today but I just can't bring myself to wear any of my AE shoes in fear of them getting destroyed #firstworldissues

 

You clearly think its all about you and your tastes, so we disagree on the fundamentals. At least we can agree that some sense of aesthetic beauty still exists, or we wouldn't be spending money on beautiful shoes in the first place. Here's to beautiful shoes. Cheers.

 

edit: by "you," I mean to say "an individual," not you particularly. 

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Neither, and I honestly fail to see how the term "pretentious" could apply to what I said. Who would I be trying to impress by the comment itself? If you've bought into the individualistic notion that we primarily dress ourselves for self expression, I can see why you might think my comments exhibit pretentiousness. If this is what you mean, then perhaps you could say something like, "Unless you are being sarcastic, this sounds to me like a pretentious statement." I wouldn't find that opinion surprising at all from a guy who said this....


You clearly think its all about you and your tastes, so we disagree on the fundamentals. At least we can agree that some sense of aesthetic beauty still exists, or we wouldn't be spending money on beautiful shoes in the first place. Here's to beautiful shoes. Cheers.

edit: by "you," I mean to say "an individual," not you particularly. 

I was referring to you saying about how people should dress. While I agree people should take some pride in dressing it's not a end all be all. Doesn't bother me if the HVAC guy coming to repair my furnace has white socks on

But not to derail this thread. I come here for the pics and info
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Here are the Merlot PA's I got in yesterday after a little work last night. Still crazy nasty outside, so this is the best light I could get for the moment.

 

 

I'm eventually going to use some Reno'Mat on the right foot, as they were either previously polished or over zealously spray finished at the factory. It's hard for me to tell. The primary issue is that the this nice shiny finish on that shoe is on the vamp as well as the cap. I figure I will wear them and see if they crack before I go to the trouble of trying to strip it. 

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Which leads me to my next question. I"m looking to purchase some boots or more casual style shoes in burgundy .

Does it pair well with jeans? What color chino's?
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I was referring to you saying about how people should dress. While I agree people should take some pride in dressing it's not a end all be all. Doesn't bother me if the HVAC guy coming to repair my furnace has white socks on

But not to derail this thread. I come here for the pics and info


You missed the point entirely. But ok. 

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Yes, the 511 last is a shorter running last than the 65. I personally went to a 12 in the Long Branch vs. 11.5 in 65 last shoes.

You may also want to try it in a wider width. The vamp on the boots was painfully short and adding that bit of width lifted it just enough to be wearable. 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Sizing question: I wear 9D in the 5 last. Looking at a pair of Daltons or Long Branch boots which I'll wear with thicker wool socks. Should I size up to 9.5?

Well you should go try them on but pay attention to the vamp. I am a 12 D sometimes an 11.5 E. On Allen Edmonds dress boots I am easily a 12 E sometimes EE. I had a Long Branch that I had bought 12 D that I thought would "break in" and instead cut the top of my left foot. Buy the right size because AE makes good shoes and your feet will give before the shoe does. 

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Which leads me to my next question. I"m looking to purchase some boots or more casual style shoes in burgundy .

Does it pair well with jeans? What color chino's?
Not AE but I am wearing color 8 boots today with jeans. They actually maybe a little formal for the jeans with no brogueing (not that I care). These are so versatile that I wear them with the occasional suit as well. I feel that burgandy is probably the most versatile color. (But I tend to wear brown more)

Peal & Co (crockett and jones)
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Can anyone confirm for me how the Merlot polish is tinted? Is it more blue or red than kiwi cordovan? 

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I don't even wear a jacket during summer daylight hours, because I have to go in and out of buildings all day and the 100% humidity is unbearable.
 

I agree about being sloppy. My air conditioning repair man should have a pressed uniform and name tag, not flip-flops and cut off blue jean shorts (the last kid sent to my house, who wouldn't listen and tried to leave before getting the electrocuted squirrel out that actually caused the problem; I had to demand he look again). I guess my main point, and what bothers me, is that most where I live fail to make any effort to put their best foot forward. It seems our individualistic culture may see that as a sign of humility. I see it as a sign of disrespect to the costumer. Aren't the people whom you serve worthy enough for you to make an effortl? But I digress. No more ranting.  

 

“It seems our individualistic culture may see that as a sign of humility. I see it as a sign of disrespect to the costumer. Aren't the people whom you serve worthy enough for you to make an effortl? But I digress. No more ranting.”

 

 

I come from something of a uniform culture. We wore suits to school, and I ABSOLUTELY understand where you're coming from here. My Dad sang in an old R&B group that was known for the group's leader's intense attention to how the group presented sartorially, and he passed a LOT of those style checkpoints down to me and my brothers. 

 

Now with that, did we kind of blaze our own trails a little bit? Of course we did! But we knew what the “rules” were. It's kind of like how after Picasso hit with cubism, you had every other guy who could halfway hold a brush claiming to be a “modern artist”. What people didn't take into account is that ol' Pablo had already mastered classic painting technique—hell, he was one of the pre-eminent portrtaitists in Europe before he was thirty years old! Having mastered the basics though, he was THEN able to take what he knew and THEN make his own rules.

 

Very few folks nowadays even care to recognize “the rules”, much less attempt to hew to them for any length of time to understand WHY they might make some sense. The wholesale swing away from ANY SENSE of formality whatsoever (as noted in your tale of the AC repairman in his anti-outfit) is a symptom of a greater issue in general. Culturally, we may have turned a corner where folks who hew to seemingly silly (to the masses) rules like us here are the oddballs and misfits and the “no rules” bunch are the new normal.

 

There IS a settling feeling in having “uniforms” of sorts for things like you described. It engenders respect and makes one feel respected as well. :)

 

Plus, I dig your inadvertent but sort of apt freudian slip in your comment there. “Costumer”. :)

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“It seems our individualistic culture may see that as a sign of humility. I see it as a sign of disrespect to the costumer. Aren't the people whom you serve worthy enough for you to make an effortl? But I digress. No more ranting.”


I come from something of a uniform culture. We wore suits to school, and I ABSOLUTELY understand where you're coming from here. My Dad sang in an old R&B group that was known for the group's leader's intense attention to how the group presented sartorially, and he passed a LOT of those style checkpoints down to me and my brothers. 

Now with that, did we kind of blaze our own trails a little bit? Of course we did! But we knew what the “rules” were. It's kind of like how after Picasso hit with cubism, you had every other guy who could halfway hold a brush claiming to be a “modern artist”. What people didn't take into account is that ol' Pablo had already mastered classic painting technique—hell, he was one of the pre-eminent portrtaitists in Europe before he was thirty years old! Having mastered the basics though, he was THEN able to take what he knew and THEN make his own rules.

Very few folks nowadays even care to recognize “the rules”, much less attempt to hew to them for any length of time to understand WHY they might make some sense. The wholesale swing away from ANY SENSE of formality whatsoever (as noted in your tale of the AC repairman in his anti-outfit) is a symptom of a greater issue in general. Culturally, we may have turned a corner where folks who hew to seemingly silly (to the masses) rules like us here are the oddballs and misfits and the “no rules” bunch are the new normal.

There IS a settling feeling in having “uniforms” of sorts for things like you described. It engenders respect and makes one feel respected as well. smile.gif

Plus, I dig your inadvertent but sort of apt freudian slip in your comment there. “Costumer”. smile.gif

Hit the nail on the head ^here. Any professional who deals with customers on a face to face basis should have a care about their appearance and at least present themselves as neat and tidy. If you call the cops and the officer that shows up is disheveled and dirty, you will automatically loose faith in his ability as a professional. It's the same psychological response that makes the public at large uncomfortable with tactical uniforms.

Sorry to derail, back to lurking for me and enjoying some outstanding photos of footwear.
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@misterellington Ha! I sure did say costumer. It must have been caused by me having to type on my phone, because I normally wouldn't make a mistake like that. (Was that a pretentious enough of an excuse?)

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