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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. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this works well, but I'm trying new laces. Hot as hell today.

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  2. middlepP

    middlepP Well-Known Member

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    Wait, nobody else keeps their AEs in a fireproof safe?!? Huh...
     
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  3. middlepP

    middlepP Well-Known Member

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    @matthewisch - keep in mind the 201 and 511 fit shorter and slightly wider than the 65. And you will likely experience better closure on both, certainly the 201, than a comparable Strand. I doubt dropping down to 8.5EEE would work, though every foot is different. If it helps, I'd say most people either take the 201/511 in the same as 65 (especially if this matches your brannock measurement) or go up a length and down a width (to get closer to their brannock)

    Edit: Welcome to the forum! Also, @Neo1 put together a nice AE fit guide that is definitely worth perusing.
     
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  4. hohneokc

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    I just use AE Leather Lotion on my Higgins Mills. I don't worry about the tongue - it's the tongue and will get creased up by the laces. If you feel you need to do something to the tongue, I use AE spray waterproofer for suede on my suede shoes.

    Chris
     
  5. bkdc

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    I use Saphir Greasy Leather Cream. It has a neatsfoot base, and it designed for oily leather like Chromexcel. I don't use anything else on Chromexcel. I'm pretty much a Saphir convert and will only use Allen Edmonds shoe polish products if I'm looking for an exact color match. Saphir Renovateur is the best thing since sliced bread.. as pricey as it is.
     
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  6. donkeyhoatie

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    Yeah, I'm probably going to be going the Saphir route once I get through all the AE Leather Lotion and Conditioner Cleaner I currently have. Heard way too much good things about it to not spend the extra money on Saphir.
     
  7. Middlife

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    My Brannock is 8E. For balmorals on the 65 last. I can wear 8E but it is a bit long as well as tight across the ball of my foot, 7.5EE works much better for me.

    For the First Ave, I'm swimming in 8E, I would go down half a size to 7.5E. For the Dundee I wear 8E.

    Hope this helps!

    That bourbon color is gorgeous by the way [​IMG]
     
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  9. mosy

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    So wh

    So what do you think of this pair?
     
  10. Lobster33

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    On the better side of bourbon. They look somewhat similar to my Carlyles. I think darker bourbon looks better on the plain toes / cap toes, but light works better on the Strands and McAs.

    perfect bourbon:

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Uncle

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    If you know your size, I would call the Hickey
    Question unrelated to shoes. I realize there may be a more appropriate thread for this question, but I have come to trust your opinions regarding matters of taste. I need a suit. I have a wedding to attend in November, and the only suit that sort of fits is about fifteen years old and looks it. It's a three button number in dark charcoal that I picked up while on my honeymoon. While I may someday attempt to have it tailored to fit even better, I should probably pick something more timeless in appearance. My thought is to get something in navy. Besides this and other weddings, it will probably be used for any interviews that I may have in my future. Now for the questions. Are the Brooks Brothers 1818 suits any good? There's a 40% off sale that brings them to between $700-800 which is probably about the upper end of my budget. Additionally, are there other purveyors of suits in the same general price range that I should be considering? Cheaper would be better, but I don't want junk.

    For reference, this is one I am considering:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Bird's-Eye-1818-Suit/MK00695,default,pd.html

    Now, let the opinions fly! Thanks in advance. If u know your size and fit preferences, I would talk to the folks at the Hickey Freeman factory outlet in Rochester. They are wonderful to work with. Prices approx 55 pct of retail, give or take.
     
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    If you know your size, I would call the Hickey
    whoops. I'd call the HF factory store in Rochester. Wonderful to work with. About half of retail. Give or take.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Oh no, my poor wallet. I live in Rochester and I need a suit and some jackets. I'm scared.
     
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  15. Chop Chop

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    Anyone know the last of the old AE Tresana Seven's?
     
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    Hey Guys,

    Did anyone notice that all the Grey shoes have vanished from AE website? Wonder what happened>??????!!!!
     
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    Stop that! I still haven't gotten over the pain of missing out on these.
     
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    Nighttime Rich
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  20. Lobster33

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    Thank God the blue is still there. I suspect no one was buying the grey, but I'd like to know the reason.
     
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