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post #346 of 17565
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With the secondary market for Allen Edmonds being so weak, does it make sense to use the redrafting service any longer where you can get like new shoes in the same model for less money?

Not if you have odd sizes, discontinued models, or MTOs. (All of which apply to me).
post #347 of 17565
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Not if you have odd sizes, discontinued models, or MTOs. (All of which apply to me).


True... I guess it depends on the shoe. But for the average run of the mill AE, it seems to be a waste to me.

post #348 of 17565
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Here is my take on Bleeker vs Dundee. I have the Bleeker and it does fit/look more fitted and sleek than the Dundee. I tried on a Dundee at the store this weekend and it does look more round in the toe by comparison. Here's were the SA messed me up. I'm a 10E. The store didn't have a 10E so the SA gave me a 9 1/2E to try. It fit like a glove. Wrapped around my foot with no play, but not binding either. He said there is no difference in the width, only the length? I walked out confused and decided to revisit it another day.

BTW, it was the loden suede Dundee. Now I want one. Great color and look in a chukka.

Maybe you're really a 9.5 E, at least in that particular last. Bleecker is a dress chukka. Dundee is more of a shit-kicker.

The suede will also give as it breaks in.
post #349 of 17565
@Buster Brown I've tried all 3. Drastically different fits. Gobi is just huge all around. Do you have anything on the 511? They fit pretty much like anything else on it - shorter length, larger toe. I would get the same size as bleeker, some might go up 0.5 length. They looked casual but less so than the Gobi. Not bad, I just liked the freiburg a lot better. Hope that makes sense.
post #350 of 17565
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True... I guess it depends on the shoe. But for the average run of the mill AE, it seems to be a waste to me.

Sure, for walnut strands or black park aves.

But you could likely get them Resoled for much less at a local cobbler.
post #351 of 17565
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Sure, for walnut strands or black park aves.

But you could likely get them Resoled for much less at a local cobbler.


No doubt, and I do. The reason I ask is that I have PAs in 9EE (kinda uncommon size). Is the treatment of the upper worth the price of the redraft, or should I just hit up the local guy for $60?

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Walnut Wednesday strands with purple laces!
post #353 of 17565
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Theoretically, that should be correct.  Most people also size down a 1/2 size from a shoe to a boot.  As I've gotten farther into the shoe game, I realize that I probably could've gone to a 11 C or a 10.5 D for my Gobis.

 

I don't think this is a true statement, at least in my experience with AEs. I own quite a few boots and the Gobi is the only one that I sized down. In fact multiple other boots are sized up - either in length or width. I have another example (Dalton) where I stayed with my 5-last size (~90% of my collection is same size) and wish I would have gone up in width or length.

 

The Gobi was a special beast in that it had so much volume and such a wide toe box.

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I had a customer meeting that took me directly past the AE outlet 45 min away from where I live, so I decided to stop by. And lo, the had the mysterious congnac tan McTavish...

I decided to compare them to some "real" tans, which were on sale for $137:

They look flawless other than the color variation from the site.

...and with "real" cognac: (both are 4045's)



I came home with the Cognac Tans...

I blame you all.

Every one of you...
Edited by M635Guy - 2/17/16 at 5:25pm
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories,...

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Thanks, Ritchiebro, that makes sense.


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Pics would help. You might never get them to look like new but all leather can and should be cleaned at some point. Even suede and nubuck can be cleaned.
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Watch idiot, thank you for your interest. The toe area is getting shiny, as is the front tip of the overlay plug. Also the sides of the heels. The ridges on the overlay plug are coloring differently than the rest of the plug. I don't really mind the changes, but I am worries about cleaning the leather, as you point out. Thanks again.


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post #356 of 17565
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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post

With the secondary market for Allen Edmonds being so weak, does it make sense to use the redrafting service any longer where you can get like new shoes in the same model for less money?

Not if you have odd sizes, discontinued models, or MTOs. (All of which apply to me).

Maybe it's different for normal sized feet guys, but the secondary market is generally a sea of models that are or are very similar to Nashuas, Waltons, Codys, and ORDs for my size 13B. No offense to guys that like those, but they aren't for me.
post #357 of 17565
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I don't think this is a true statement, at least in my experience with AEs. I own quite a few boots and the Gobi is the only one that I sized down. In fact multiple other boots are sized up - either in length or width. I have another example (Dalton) where I stayed with my 5-last size (~90% of my collection is same size) and wish I would have gone up in width or length.

The Gobi was a special beast in that it had so much volume and such a wide toe box.

For what it is worth, I went down one size and up one width for my Daltons compared to my 65 last shoes. Although his was purely due to what the store had in stock, I was very pleased with the comfort and had plenty of room in the toe.

I went from 9.5 EE on my 65 last shoes to 9 EEE on the Daltons.
post #358 of 17565

Gobi's today.  No cheap carpeting, bit cheap flooring nonetheless.

 

 


I wear an 8D in the Gobi, Dundee 2.0, Dalton, and Sauk Dr.  All fit just fine, though if I wear thicker boot socks in the Gobi or Dundee, then they are too snug to be comfortable.  The Gobi is a bit more roomy than the Dundee until 10 min into wearing the Dundee when the suede relaxes a bit.  Then they feel the same except that the Dundee is more structured.  The Sauk is the roomiest of all.  But thats my feet.


Edited by ace13x - 2/17/16 at 3:04pm
post #359 of 17565
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This is purely an observation and nothing negative, but a lot of you guys have small feets.


I have a little dick, too. Makes me try harder.

 

Seriously, I do find myself lucky to at least have medium width. 8.5 isn't too far below average, either. There are folks here over 12 or under 8, and people looking for EEE width, and the shoe selection -- not just AE, but in general -- has to be a lot worse for them. Thank goodness for the internets and the ability to search far and wide for a good fit.

 

Makes me think of a high school friend, who was 7' tall and couldn't choose a brand of basketball shoe. He wouldn't ask for the popular Nike or Adidas or whatever, he'd just ask "Do you have size 16?" and buy any shoe they had to offer.

post #360 of 17565
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I had a customer meeting that took me directly past the AE outlet 45 min away from where I live, so I decided to stop by. And lo, the had the mysterious congnac tan McTavish...

I decided to compare the top some "real" tans, which were on sale for $137:

They look flawless other than the color variation from the site.

...and with "real" cognac:



I came home with the Cognac Tans...

I blame you all.

Every one of you...

Mine are sitting at home on the front porch.  Can't wait to get home and open them up.  Congrats on finding them!

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