or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc - Page 386

post #5776 of 17748
Formal dinner tonight with a bottle of reasonably priced Cava as my reward!

Not the first time or last I will post my PAs as they are far and wide my favorite of the now 10 AEs in the stable.


Edited by styleaudit91 - 5/24/16 at 8:25pm
post #5777 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post
 

OK......bad experience with my 2 week old Malone (clearance sale ..not factory seconds).

 

Severe creasing and the front toe stitching is already pulling the leather and has a dark outline (hard to see in the image).

 

This is where (from my personal experience with AE) is their leather/finishing is hit-n-miss. You either get a good pair or a bad one .

 

Compared to the abuse I've given to my Loakes Buffords and Alden Indy's, I'm surprised the Malones is already about to de-stich itself after a few wears.

 

I'm glad I paid $157 for it.....

 

And I've stated this before...AE's are good in the $200 mark. Above $300, there are a lot of brands out there with better consistent finishing and better leather cut.

 

Off to find a replacement for my Malones now :-(. Loakes??

 

 

 

Wow, yours look nothing like mine, and I've had mine for well over 8 months.   Did you use a lot of polish on them?  Could that have contributed to this?  Sorry your experience was not like mine.

post #5778 of 17748

Anyone remember what the price of Strands were during last years RDA sale?  Wasn't it like $279??

post #5779 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

Anyone remember what the price of Strands were during last years RDA sale?  Wasn't it like $279??


Yes.  $279.  And at the time, list price was $385.  This is a good sale they have going now, and if you have an Amex card, you can sign up for the $50 off any AE purchase offer, which would make them $225.

post #5780 of 17748

I remember the days  (2011) when they retailed for $300 and went on sale at Nordstrom for $199.  That is one heck of a price increase in only five years.

post #5781 of 17748


Walnut Wednesday

post #5782 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I remember the days  (2011) when they retailed for $300 and went on sale at Nordstrom for $199.  That is one heck of a price increase in only five years.

Thanks, Obama.
post #5783 of 17748
Walnut Wednesday be damned (just joking, I love walnut, just jealous I only have one pair) Grayson in the wild. Slowly becoming my favorite loafer
post #5784 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post


Thanks, Obama.

 

We need to bring the handsewns back from the overseas.  What was Allen doing hanging out with LHO?  It's terrible, ok?

 

We're going to make shoes great again.  You're going to own so many shoes, it's incredible.  

 

(sidenote: now, for some reason, all I can hear is the RINO candidate's voice saying, "You're going to like the way you look, I guarantee it, [ok?]")  :rotflmao: 

post #5785 of 17748

Everyone loves what your saying about handsewns

post #5786 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post


Thanks, Obama.

 

Its obviously George Bush's fault. 

post #5787 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by sd-engnr View Post


First pair of Allen Edmonds from the shoe bank sale. According to Brannock I'm a 10.5E. In reading about the 5 last I went down a size for the 5th Ave purchase and got 10E.

My question is how far should my big toe be and how should they crease?

In the picture I've pointed to the tip of my big toe. The shoes feel good and in just walking around the house I don't feel pinching on my toes.

Maybe look at the ball of the foot and if it lines up well and fills the widest part of the shoe. Should be snug in there. For me that seems the biggest indicator of fit. I ended up being a full size down from the Brannock. Then check the big toe and heel slippage. Them the side for bowing or other weird flexing.

If all that is OK and your toes are getting pinched on the sides or the top of the foot isn't right, maybe a different last.
post #5788 of 17748

Ok, so every day I log on here to take a look at what all the rest of you filthy barnweasels are sharing. And, every day I have to look at the first post from @watchidiot which contains my favorite MTO in the world. That blue cordovan MacNeil. For my tastes, and my wardrobe, it's essentially the perfect MTO. Every detail is right. The exposed brass eyelets. The flat laces. The fit looks perfect. But, to me, I think the thing I like most is the use of the natural welt. I love the contrast of it on a navy shoe. 

<a href="http://www.styleforum.net/t/518090/lightbox/post/8318976/id/1996285"><img src="http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/10415603/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

Pretty much every day, I have to see this beauty. And every day, I die a bit inside knowing that I cannot have it, even when the next trunk sale/MTO rolls around. I've been tempted to make it the wallpaper image for my iPhone, but I think I might weep openly every time I take a call. I want to print it out on beautiful archival paper and frame it and hang it above my bed, but my wife already thinks I'm weird enough as it is. Plus, it would probably clash with my George Costanza "Timeless Art of Seduction" velvet painting I'm trying to commission to hang there right now. I've thought about having my feet tattooed to look just like this, but that's going too far, right?

So, in order to take my mind off the unobtanium, I try to look at other people's shoes and bring myself down from my unnatural, scortatory coveting. (Yeah, I know, it's a rare word, but totally applicable here.) One thing I've noticed recently is that more and more guys are wearing black leather shoes with a natural welt. Now, as stated above, I love the look of a natural welt with navy. Heck, I love it with pretty much every color under the sun, but I think it looks odd with black. From a wardrobe standpoint, black can be tough to pull off, and I feel like the natural welt makes it even harder to do so. Am I in the minority here? Are any of you sporting some natural on black? It's OK if you are. Just wondering.

 

All right, I've rambled enough. Back to your barnweaseling.  

post #5789 of 17748
Quote:
Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post
 

Ok, so every day I log on here to take a look at what all the rest of you filthy barnweasels are sharing. And, every day I have to look at the first post from @watchidiot which contains my favorite MTO in the world. That blue cordovan MacNeil. For my tastes, and my wardrobe, it's essentially the perfect MTO. Every detail is right. The exposed brass eyelets. The flat laces. The fit looks perfect. But, to me, I think the thing I like most is the use of the natural welt. I love the contrast of it on a navy shoe. 

<a href="http://www.styleforum.net/t/518090/lightbox/post/8318976/id/1996285"><img src="http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/10415603/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

Pretty much every day, I have to see this beauty. And every day, I die a bit inside knowing that I cannot have it, even when the next trunk sale/MTO rolls around. I've been tempted to make it the wallpaper image for my iPhone, but I think I might weep openly every time I take a call. I want to print it out on beautiful archival paper and frame it and hang it above my bed, but my wife already thinks I'm weird enough as it is. Plus, it would probably clash with my George Costanza "Timeless Art of Seduction" velvet painting I'm trying to commission to hang there right now. I've thought about having my feet tattooed to look just like this, but that's going too far, right?

So, in order to take my mind off the unobtanium, I try to look at other people's shoes and bring myself down from my unnatural, scortatory coveting. (Yeah, I know, it's a rare word, but totally applicable here.) One thing I've noticed recently is that more and more guys are wearing black leather shoes with a natural welt. Now, as stated above, I love the look of a natural welt with navy. Heck, I love it with pretty much every color under the sun, but I think it looks odd with black. From a wardrobe standpoint, black can be tough to pull off, and I feel like the natural welt makes it even harder to do so. Am I in the minority here? Are any of you sporting some natural on black? It's OK if you are. Just wondering.

 

All right, I've rambled enough. Back to your barnweaseling.  

 

I had someone recently tell me this is starting to come into style but I have to agree, natural on black is just too strange for me. Generally when I wear black it's to dress up not dress down so to speak. On leather that isn't black I think it looks good especially as a casual shoe. 

post #5790 of 17748

Happy Wednesday

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc