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What's your shaker height mto?

Standard chili makeup w dainite sole instead of v tread.

Nothing too creative this time.
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I had no idea what was meant by pull-up leather. This video gives a good explanation, in case anyone else was curious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-WUzyEtL2E
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The Elgins are back! At clearance price at that. Too bad AE caught up on the clearance pricing for MTOs.

That said the standard Elgins at $197 is still a very good deal and one I probably won't be able to resist.

What's the fit of the Elgin like compared to the Strand? I know they're on the same last and use probably the same pattern. But I read somewhere that the McTavish fits differently from the McAllister and I just want to know if the Elgin would have the similar fit "issue". I wear an 8.5D on the Strand.

On to other news...MTO Rothsays have shipped!

Thanks!
post #39049 of 48723
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

The Elgins are back! At clearance price at that. Too bad AE caught up on the clearance pricing for MTOs.

That said the standard Elgins at $197 is still a very good deal and one I probably won't be able to resist.

What's the fit of the Elgin like compared to the Strand? I know they're on the same last and use probably the same pattern. But I read somewhere that the McTavish fits differently from the McAllister and I just want to know if the Elgin would have the similar fit "issue". I wear an 8.5D on the Strand.

On to other news...MTO Rothsays have shipped!

Thanks!

I also want some insights on the Elgin fit.  How does it compare to the non-rough-collection 5-last shoes (where I wear a 10D, usually)?  My  Norwiches (also 5-last rough collection) are 10D and feel a bit roomy, but can I expect that to be less the case with the Elgin since the Elgin is a balmoral, whereas the Norwich is a monkstrap?


Edited by Septimus - 2/18/14 at 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

Anyone with PX privileges: for President's Day, AAFES is offering 15% everything site wide.  On top of their usual discount, that puts a pair of Strands (for instance) at $212.50, no tax or shipping.

Dang, wish I had seen that!
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PSA: 

 

GRAND OPENING SALE

Save 15% Storewide on ALL Allen Edmonds branded products
at the Allen Edmonds store located at CityCenterDC in Washington, DC
now through 3/2/14.

Shop the Newest Allen Edmonds store at:

CityCenterDC
1071 H Street NW (Between 10th St and 11th St)
Washington, DC 20001
202-842-5163
washington65@allenedmonds.com

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 11am-6pm

post #39052 of 48723
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I'm not surprised that AE won't price-match Amazon - in fact I'm not sure AE price-matches anybody.  Can you just return the ones you bought last week?

 

My local store PMed Nordstrom during Nordy's Men's Sale.

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post
 

I also want some insights on the Elgin fit.  How does it compare to the non-rough-collection 5-last shoes (where I wear a 10D, usually)?  My  Norwiches (also 5-last rough collection) are 10D and feel a bit roomy, but can I expect that to be less the case with the Elgin since the Elgin is a balmoral, whereas the Norwich is a monkstrap?

 

 

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

The Elgins are back! At clearance price at that. Too bad AE caught up on the clearance pricing for MTOs.

That said the standard Elgins at $197 is still a very good deal and one I probably won't be able to resist.

What's the fit of the Elgin like compared to the Strand? I know they're on the same last and use probably the same pattern. But I read somewhere that the McTavish fits differently from the McAllister and I just want to know if the Elgin would have the similar fit "issue". I wear an 8.5D on the Strand.

On to other news...MTO Rothsays have shipped!

Thanks!

I happen to own both of these shoes the Strand and the Elgin. The Elgin certainly does fit a little bigger. I wear a 12 E in a Strand and a 12 D in the Elgin. The storm welt on the Elgin makes it even look wider besides fit wider. Is it a HUGE difference? No way? Could I get away with a 12D in a Strand, probably but they'd be really tight unless I wore super thin socks. IF you're worried about the Elgin fitting too big, go with the Brooks Brothers version - that has the PORON insole and tends to run a little smaller than the AE Elgin. I hope this helps. The Elgin was the very first AE shoe I bought and it's a work horse - it looks as good with jeans as khakis and wool dress pants. The shoe looks awesome with the occasional colored lace too...if you dare...

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


I happen to own both of these shoes the Strand and the Elgin. The Elgin certainly does fit a little bigger. I wear a 12 E in a Strand and a 12 D in the Elgin. The storm welt on the Elgin makes it even look wider besides fit wider. Is it a HUGE difference? No way? Could I get away with a 12D in a Strand, probably but they'd be really tight unless I wore super thin socks. IF you're worried about the Elgin fitting too big, go with the Brooks Brothers version - that has the PORON insole and tends to run a little smaller than the AE Elgin. I hope this helps. The Elgin was the very first AE shoe I bought and it's a work horse - it looks as good with jeans as khakis and wool dress pants. The shoe looks awesome with the occasional colored lace too...if you dare...

I'm a 8D in strands and fifth avenue. From what I'm reading I should size down half a size for the elgin and mctavish since they're both in the rough collection
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

PSA: 

GRAND OPENING SALE

Save 15% Storewide on ALL Allen Edmonds branded products

at the Allen Edmonds store located at CityCenterDC in Washington, DC

now through 3/2/14
.



Shop the Newest Allen Edmonds store at:



CityCenterDC

1071 H Street NW (Between 10th St and 11th St)

Washington, DC 20001

[URL=]202-842-5163[/URL]

washington65@allenedmonds.com


Hours:

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
 & Sun 11am-6pm



Oooh.

Wonder if they'll take phone orders from out of town. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

That makes sense to me, but I can't confirm it.

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Has anyone found a good belt to match AE's walnut color? I own one AE belt and am not impressed so trying to find one elsewhere. Just looking for a simple dress belt with a silver buckle. Thanks.

I have the walnut Manistee and it goes well with my walnut Strands. Ended up buying three more, burnished brown, burnished merlot and black.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Oooh.

Wonder if they'll take phone orders from out of town. wink.gif

Haha seriously!

post #39058 of 48723
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

I'm a 8D in strands and fifth avenue. From what I'm reading I should size down half a size for the elgin and mctavish since they're both in the rough collection

I'm a weirdo I suppose and have a 12D in the Park Ave and a 12E on the Strand. The PA fits me snug...the Elgin in the12D fits perfect.
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whats the point of the carlyle? i'm debating about buying a pair to wear very casually with jeans/buttonup/blazer
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Originally Posted by soundsgood View Post

whats the point of the carlyle? i'm debating about buying a pair to wear very casually with jeans/buttonup/blazer

Since it's a Plain toe Balmoral, I'd say it's about as formal as it gets, except for the walnut ones.
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