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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. spizike9

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    Thank you for the clarification. Any other abreviations/acronyms I should know about?
     
  2. ace13x

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    What do you all think about the lacing gap on these Boardwalk LWB's?

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  3. ALange

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    Could one pull off a merlot belt with the oxbloods?
     
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  4. ace13x

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    While I'm at, more from Paramus. Merlot Jeffersons with Dainite soles. I didn't like something about the way these fit. I think it was because the bottom of the sole is a bit convex curved. They fit fine lengthwise, and I got full closure on the lacing, but they seemed small.

    Anyway, I prefer leather soles on these, and it seems weird to pay the Independence uncharge for non-Independence soles.

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  5. Lobster33

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    In my opinion, yes, because it matches the darker part of the oxbloods.
     
  6. ace13x

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    On St. Patrick's Day

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    Seems narrow all around.
     
  8. chuang4u

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    thanks for the input, everyone! i left the shoe trees in overnight and the strands seem to fit better now.
     
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  9. chuang4u

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    thanks for the input! actually when i went to the store, i had tried 10.5D, 11D, and 10.5E. the 10.5D in the fifth avenues fit the best, and i thought it would be the same for strands because they are on the same last. was just surprised that it seemed the strands where a bit tighter.
    But i left my shoe trees in them overnight and it seems to have helped with the fit.
     
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    thanks for the help! i'm new to posting on the forum, but love the help that the community is able to extend to a first timer! :D
     
  11. SuperHiro

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    I went with the Strand. Cornwallis felt like a "suit shoe" and I just don't wear suits all that often.

    My immediate thought regarding matching stuff is grey pants, but I plan to wear them with all my non-navy pants. And maybe the navy pants too. I don't have a navy belt so I'm pretty much going to be totally winging it. If a navy jacket is versatile, then navy shoes oughta be versatile too, right?

    It's not like #menswear is going to approach me on the street and chastise me anyway.
     
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  12. danwatts2005

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    Yes. FWIW I wear my dark chili belt with Oxbloods and find that it matches nicely.
     
  13. DapperDriver

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    You may also want to try different lacing. My 5 last AEs seem more comfortable and appear to have a smaller v-gap when I use something other than bar lacing.
     
  14. eagleman

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    Maiden voyage of oxblood Grayson

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    Oxblood Carlyles came in. Seconds sale looking great.
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  17. robster35

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    so is now the time to buy a pair of Strands? they dont go on sale any less than this do they?
     
  18. Mr Clemson

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    Now is the time I believe, unless they will be included with the July 4th sale. I'm very tempted to buy a pair with this discount and the AMEX $50 offer, but I can't decide which color to get. My current Allen Edmonds dress shoe collection consists of the Strand in walnut, the Park Avenue in dark brown, the Lasalle in chili, the McAllister in bourbon and a MTO MacNeil in white suede. I'm thinking either the midnight navy or oxblood. Any thoughts/suggestions?
     
  19. aero25

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    For those of you who have the Sea Island, is sizing the same as your 65 last?
     
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    oxblood
     
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