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post #45061 of 53425
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Originally Posted by CrimmyS View Post

Hi,

Since I'm unexperienced with dress shoes, are they generally going to feel a little tight when first worn? I tried on Park Avenue and Strands in 9 3E and the strands felt a little tight though the sales associate said they were ok and that 10 was too long. They don't stock 9.5 in this country.

I'm going to be ordering from overseas due to the price and wonder if I should try both at 9.5. The way the PA in 9 felt is a quickly fading memory but I think they felt good. Would that extra .5 change the fit a lot? For what it's worth, when I measured myself I measured 9.5 as did my girlfriend (using AE's download).

I just had my first suit (Navy) and sport coat (grey check) done. They will arrive next week.

Park Avenue in Black seems like the most versatile shoe in it's price range and then strands in walnut look nice. My question is, if I don't have any reason to wear black shoes at the moment, should I just get PA in Bourbon or Brown? They'd pair better with jeans and other casual pants right? I really can't picture how dress shoes look with say, jeans, casual chinos, etc.

Or would it be better to have another pair of shoes that can dress down, and if so, what would you recommend from AE? I like Mora and Sapienza ( I'd like a slip on) but I'm not sure how they'd look if I was wearing say chinos and just a long sleeve shirt, short sleeve button down, or dress shirt, polo, etc. 

About the size, I suggest you try it in person. Some people say it should be snug but not tight, at least nor hurting your feet, and it will break in. A half size lager means one sixth inch longer.

I would not say Black Park Avenue is the most versatile but the most formal in business attire. I think you should own one for some serious events. But I hate to own the same shoes in different colors. Walnut Strand looks good with light grey pants, but may look a little odd with dark color pants. My choice is Black Park Avenue, Brown Strand and Merlot Mcallister. Both Strand and Mcallister can be dressed up and dressed down. Maybe add a loafer later for a little more casual look.
post #45062 of 53425
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Call Allison and explain your situation. She may sell you a new pair at Webgem price. Doesn't hurt.

I'll definitely try that. Anybody here interested in $545 brown cordovan Jefferson firsts?
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post


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Do you have a gapping issue with the right shoe?
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I was wondering what Allen Edmonds shoe would be good to wear dancing (pop — club) with shorts?

I wore my tan Sedona (which are a tad snug) and my left middle toe was killing me after just under 2 hours. 

I've not had them bother me before for some walking.

 

Suggestions?

post #45065 of 53425
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Do you have a gapping issue with the right shoe?

Yes. These are the most poorly fitting shoes I own with the most interesting patina.

My left foot is 10e and the right 10ee, so, it makes for an interesting time getting fitted.

Nevertheless....I thoroughly enjoy my brown cordovan Strands. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Hopefully, soon I will have AE make me a pair in my true size.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Cheers - anyone have some good photos around of the brown grain? Really can't find any!

 

I have a pair of Cantons in brown calf grain.  To me, they look closer to chili.  The shoes are 5651s in the Fall 2002 catalog, page 22, on ISSUU.

 

 

LaSalle - dark brown burnished,  Canton - brown calf grain,  Bradley - chili   (I like split toes).

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Does anyone else think my Dark Brown Delrays seem a bit darker than usual?  For reference, in the first pic I have an older picture of my well-maintained (I think) Dark Brown Lasalles.  It may be somewhat hard to fully appreciate in this pic, but they are definitely two different shades.  The Delray on the left seems identical to my Dark Chocolate Daltons. 

 

The color is nice, but not exactly what I wanted for my Delrays (would prefer the slightly lighter brown of the Lasalles).  Has anyone else experienced this?  I don't think it's just "fading" on the Lasalles' part, but rather I feel like my Delrays were made darker than usual.  Maybe I'm just crazy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a picture of just the Delrays:

 

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Does anyone else think my Dark Brown Delrays seem a bit darker than usual?  For reference, in the first pic I have an older picture of my well-maintained (I think) Dark Brown Lasalles.  It may be somewhat hard to fully appreciate in this pic, but they are definitely two different shades.  The Delray on the left seems identical to my Dark Chocolate Daltons. 

The color is nice, but not exactly what I wanted for my Delrays (would prefer the slightly lighter brown of the Lasalles).  Has anyone else experienced this?  I don't think it's just "fading" on the Lasalles' part, but rather I feel like my Delrays were made darker than usual.  Maybe I'm just crazy.






Looks nice. Maybe they are sourcing this particular color from a different tannery now.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 6/8/14 at 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Got some new MTO Leeds in:



More pics and full info over on the MTO thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/1125#post_7181493

Those are absolutely beautiful shoes. I've got a pair of Rapid City's, which are the Leeds in Dublin leather, but those put mine to shame. I saw the other Leeds make up you posted in the MTO thread, which looked a bit like Stewart with the natural welt and tan leather. Love those too. When I'm 100% sure about my sizing, I may use either pair as inspiration for my first MTO.
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Just wanted to get some better pictures of the Truffle McAllister in the thread

 

 

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Fifth Avenues in Walnut prominently featured on NBA Finals Heat vs. Spurs game about 10 minutes ago.  Tony Parker got hit with a hard foul, trainers rushed to his aid on the floor, and a beautiful, unmistakable shoe caught my eye, lol!

 

 

Walnut Fifth Avenues on NBA Finals 6/8/2014

post #45072 of 53425
^ Those definitely aren't Fifth Avenues. Those are 5 eyelet shoes (Fifth Aves. have 6) and it looks like they have some brogueing around the throat/lacing area, which Fifth Aves. don't have. Also, the shape in general looks different than an AE 5 last, especially the toe cap.
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^^ that's not a 5th av. ,pointier and has some extra broguing , doesn't look like an AE to me.
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Guess I was mistaken about them being unmistakeable!  Sure fooled me.

post #45075 of 53425
Those aren't fifth avenues.

Look more like something carmina would make.
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