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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. MattRiv

    MattRiv Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of 11 Ds that I need to unload and somehow find a 12 B. That shoe is incredible.
     
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    Burgundy wingtips today.

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    Are you an auditor by any chance?
     
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    I didn't realize that the Singleton is on 222. The shape always reminded me the Randolph, which is on 97. Actually, BB presidio is also on 222.
     
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    Ok. That marking looked all so familiar
     
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  7. shades9323

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    Fitting shoes is such a crapshoot. So on my lunch I stopped in to a local high end department store to peruse their shoes since I knew they were switching product lines at the beginning of the year. Lo and behold, they now carry a limited stock of AE! So I was chatting with the lady (been in the shoe department there for 30 years) about AE. Mentioned how I have always had problems with loafers because of my skinny heel. So she measured me (haven't gotten this done before, shame on me). She measured me at 8.5 length 9 arch c almost d on the right foot and a 9 length, 10 arch c almost d on my left foot. The only loafer they have currently is the Lake Forest, so I tried that in 8.5d. Seemed to fit pretty well. A touch snug on the left foot. A little heel slip, but the shoes were stiff.

    Told her about my current shoes (Neumok 8e, McTavish 8e, 6th ave 9d). She seemed shocked that the 8e works. Perhaps I am inept at judging my shoes, but the 65 last shoes I feel are still a touch long for my arch. I might just be all discombobulated, but what do you make of this?
     
  8. Rubik1014

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    I have found identical sized AEs to fit differently (which is to be expected).

    Also I have learned that the longer I have been here, and the more variety of shoes I have, the more I realize I am looking for different things on fit now than I was a year or two ago.

    I don't know how that helps you, but that's what I have to say about that.[​IMG]
     
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  9. BackInTheJox

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    I'm actually not so sure it is. Conventional wisdom agrees the Sanderson is on the 222, but I've seen the Singleton disputed and I would tend to agree - the shape of the loafer does not seem to jive with the Sanderson, and the fit (although it is a loafer vs a blucher) is a bit different.

    Hard for me to compare to the 65 last, though, since I don't own any shoes on that last.

    Some days I regret selling my brown Singletons, but I own them in tan and they're lovely. If I keep those Rancourt shell loafers in brown, I'll probably miss the Singletons less (although the Rancourt is a much more casual style). I might pay close to shell price just for a pair of brown calf Singletons in the nicer looking leather/lighter edge dressing from my pictures above!
     
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    Nice!

    It was almost an impulse buy for me, really. Most expensive impulse buy I've made.

    I was balking at considering paying full price for the brown CXL OSB loafer, and then I go and pay a good bit more for these on a whim.
     
  11. Uncle

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    So here are my #8 PAs. Third time out, and twice hit with the magical cream (VSC). Forgot to include timepiece, hence second photo.
     
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    The magical cream has rendered your PAs invisible. Was that the intended effect?
     
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    Brandy Drydens.

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    Bwahahahaha!
     
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    I dont have a pic but tried some on last year at an outlet. The web pics are actually pretty true to the color. I could only really see them as a dark denim/ navy pant shoe so I passed at what they were then which was about $269 for seconds. $225 for firsts might be worth another look.
     
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    Those are nice. How old is that model?
     
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    Thanks. I bought this pair about 8 years ago, and I think they were discontinued around 2010 or 2011.
     
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    Thanks for that. Dark denim would be the primary spot for me.

    In other news, the golden brown Humboldt belt I ordered came today. It's going to be a great match for my Rush Streets, but surprisingly, it looks like it's also a better match to my Bourbon than a Bourborn Dearborn.
     
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    I wonder why they are $40 more on the shoebank. Seems goofy. Now if seconds were like $175 I would totally get some.
     
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    I don't want to get banned from the group, but I'm going to ask a question. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm wondering if anyone else thinks like I do:

    Would you prefer seconds from the Bank, or firsts on sale or clearance?

    Personally, I would rather have firsts on clearance or sale. I just ordered my 12th pair, and only two were stamped on the bottom; my second pair (Bourbon Strands,) and my recent Ebay purchase (Oxblood Daltons.) All the rest are firsts. I don't know why, because I sure can't find the fault in either pair. Maybe I'm just weird, or maybe if I had a Bank closer, where I could hand-pick everything, I would feel differently.

    What is your take?
     
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