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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. redmusic1

    redmusic1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm really considering the broad street, but not sure about the 73. Can anyone tell me how it compares to the 65 and/or 333? It says more room across the forefoot, but with the angle, I'm having a hard time figuring out whether to try 65 size or go up.
     
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    Is that a bal longwing? They look killer. Edit: never mind. I was looking on my phone and couldn't see well.
     
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  3. MattRiv

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    I've done some research on this recently and what I found is that the 73 even wider than the 511. I wear the same size in the 65 and the 511, but I think if my 511 shoe was any wider I would need to go down a width.
     
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  4. Neo1

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    @MattRiv
    1. The 73 is a little deceiving - it's more pointed but is actually wider. Start w/ 65 and go from there.
    2. The vamp comes down way low on the Randolph but that shouldn't bother you. They are quite wide though - same width, maybe lower, would not go up.
     
  5. spizike9

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    The Broadstreets look great! How about the 73 last? They seem to be kinda wide.
     
  6. Dd1101

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    Wally Wednesay



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  7. miggitymac

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    Thanks for the input everyone from awhile ago. I received my Merlot McAllisters in the mail yesterday and am taking them on their maiden voyage today.

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  8. smfdoc

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    Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator, one of the biggest venture capital funds in the US. Y Combinator has backed Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits and Stripe. Altman was recently in Lindon for a series of meetings, one of which was at the Ritz. The Ritz has a strict dress code that states, "Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie ... trainers and sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club’s restaurants or bars."

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    Sam later tweeted "To be totally clear on this Ritz thing: I fully support their right to enforce a dress code, and my right to wear cool shoes."

    Many commenters concluded this only proved London was not "tech friendly." I have concluded there are just some locations where worn jeans and "cool shoes" are simply not appropriate, especially when he can clearly afford to buy a descent pair of appropriate shoes and slacks. Ugly American indeed.
     
  9. redmusic1

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    Kingswood?
     
  10. Gutter736

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    Hello All,

    First time poster, long time lurker here. I have a question about the AE Dalton, specifically with Dainite sole. I recently picked a pair up from the Shoe Bank in walnut for what seems like a really good price. I do like them. I own a bunch of AE's and others, but this is my first pair with Dainite. The question is, do you think I should return them and wait for a pair with leather soles? I intend to wear them mostly with jeans and dress pants (not suits per se). The sole is rather comfy but I am worried about durability. I have considered a pair of the Sauk Drives in brown as an alternative. Any thoughts? And thank you for all of the wonderful advice on this site!

    Here is what they look like-very attractive and very comfy.

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  11. ace13x

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    I believe those are TDH's.

    PS: Used just the first letters, so if I'm right, others can keep playing.
     
  12. MattRiv

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    Those shoes are as inappropriate as they are hideous.
     
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  13. M2511

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    They look like Carltons but I could be wrong. Seems they like to rename the same styles when the bring them back. For example it seems like they have had a lot of McAllister style shoes with various names. I vote Carltons.
     
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  14. roz77

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    Boy those look nice. Can't wait to get mine in a few weeks.
     
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  15. middlepP

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    Tan Freiburg today.
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    Maxfield Wednesday.
     
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  17. SLCRich

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    No AE golf shoes (yet) but this was my view today.
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  18. gm928

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    And we have a winner. Carltons they are. I didn't realize quite how old these are until doing some research today. I bought them as apparently NOS about 10 years ago. Looking through old AE catalogs today, it looks like they were made between 1983 and 1985. The model number is 2982, and the color was called "burgundy analine calf." This model was apparently reintroduced in 1987 but renamed the Kingswood (honorable mention to Redmusic1 for guessing Kingswood), which was made from '87 through '91. But the burgundy version of the Kingswood was made from polished cobbler. Model number 2982 was later re-used for the Knightsbridge Chelsea boot.

    I also saw that there are some NOS Carltons on ebay right now in size 10D, showing the original box and some original marketing material. If anyone is interested, here is the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Vintag...ford-Shoe-in-Brown-size-10D-NEW-/131809544915

    The Carlton was apparently part of a new line of shoes called "Meridien" that were meant to appeal to overseas markets. Here's an old newspaper article from 1983 about the introduction of the Meridien line: https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=5E4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3987,2032667&hl=en

    The article said the pricing on these would have been $120 to $130 back in 1983. The NOS pair on ebay right now is listed at $225.
     
  19. ace13x

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    Ah, yes the medallion is different from the Tom Dick and Harry. Do you have side view?
     
  20. RichieP

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    Someone please tweet at him: #doyouevenwalnutbro?
     
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