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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Fabian43

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    Well if that ripple near the arch doesn't bother you then I guess they are fine but for me it's unacceptable, even for seconds.
     
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    What color Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish is the best match for Merlot Park Avenues? I prefer a deeper/darker red color. and am leaning toward the Bordeaux color, but colors on the web can vary. Thanks.
     
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    Hmm, I agree the walnut always seems so light in some pictures that it scare me off (charcoal and royal blue corneliani suit on occasion). I have a pair of bourbon kenilworths on route... I guess I'll get to see in person.
     
  4. Suit Up

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    Always hesitate on buying things without seeing and trying them firsthand and this is the exact reason why. Found a small store that actually has a walnut Kenilworth in store (half size too big) so I'll go check them out tomorrow and if they are quite dark, that would imply that the Bourbon is much darker = I'll have to call to cancel my order or something... Or hope they have a good Canada (Montreal) return policy...

    None of the stores seem to carry Bourbon, bummer.
     
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    This Saphir Glossy Color Chart is a MUST for those who are investing in more than one color of Saphir color products.

    Simply place the pin hole of the color over your shoes and determine the color match with accuracy.
     
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    Harrison, any day. I see you're still going strong!
     
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    Incidentally, the lumps I have encountered have been in the left shoe as well - almost every time .
     
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    Quote:Well like yourself I can count on one hand the stores within a reasonable drive that carry AE... even less with any selection.. and zero with my size. So being busy, I'd rather do my best to discern the colour from photos and then take a leap of faith vs driving an hour each way to judge the particular browness of a shoe. Bourbon by the way, is walnut that is burnished.
     
  11. Suit Up

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    Well evil, if the Kenilworth Bourbon is indeed Busnished Walnut, I'll be in heaven because that's exactly what I'm looking to get! I just got a little nervous earlier when I searched Kenilworth Bourbon in google and came across this horrid greenish dark brown color...

    Cheers!
     
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    +1 on the Connecticut Avenue store. The service and conversation I had with Brian was impeccable. Perhaps they get so many suits/names/loaded tourists there that the salesmen are fat and happy and relaxed, which reflects on the store atmosphere and service. Whatever the case, it's an excellent little shop.
     
  13. deeselcyde

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    Hi guys,
    First post to the forum.


    I ordered two pairs (10.5 D's) of AE's from Nordstroms during the sale (Walnut PLAYERS and Black CLIFTONS). I received the Cliftons today and have a couple questions:

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    Is this loose stitching a defect? It's consistent on both sides of both shoes.
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    2. Is there too much room in the ankles? I returned a pair of Strands because they looked too loose, similar to these. NOTE: I have very flat feet.
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  14. pudman43

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    For the love of Pete, please put some socks on! Lol. I'll let others with better fit knowledge have a go at this. J
     
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    It was too hard to see the gap with socks on.

    I am partial to socks though, lol.
     
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    They look loose....can you put some socks on a tighten them up a little to make it comfortable?

    I would't worry about the stitching, I have that on some AEs and it's OK.
     
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  18. deeselcyde

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    That's the thing....they are already super comfortable (just as comfortable with socks) but I don't want to spend a pretty penny on some shoes when they flare out in the ankle like that and "look bad". These and the Player's I ordered will be my first dress shoes/most expensive shoes I own. I showed concern at Nordstrom's when trying on the walnut pair in my size and the manager pulled up his pant legs and showed me his small gap on his outer heel. However, the other guy working there was wearing some Player's and he had none of that.
     
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    The gap is a bit much, but if you have socks on and tighten the laces a little more it might be fine. Try that and post another pic if you can.
     
  20. PhiPsi32

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    As a fellow flat foot, I will tell you that some bowing is to be expected even if you don't see it in other make ups on the same last. In most cases, properly fitted jeans or trousers will cover that part of the shoe. The most important aspect is whether or not the shoes fit comfortably. If they fit well and you don't have excessive heel slip, don't worry about it and enhoy the shoes.

     
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