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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. David Copeland

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    My Long Branch Boots came in that size box . . . and the 20lb turkey was in their too. Did you not get your free turkey? [ wink ]

    David
    (In the land of wild turkeys and bears)
     
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    Although the Strand was 219 last year, the regular price for the Stand was ten dollars less. With the new price up to 345, the expected discount this year will be in the same ballpark of 229.00
     
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    A Nordstrom Manager told me any color, any size.
     
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    I have calf patriots in 10D and they fit like a slipper however I too have noticed that they fit tight across the instep especially during the day when my feet swell and have not gotten any better after a few wears. I ordered a 9.5E width is good length is just a tad short . A 10E is large all around :/
     
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    So I'm looking to invest in a few premium quality dress belts. Premium to me means the belt can last 10 years and without tearing, cracking, or discoloring. My research online has told me that full grain leather is ideal for durability. My question to those of you who would know are AE belts full grain? I know they are made of calfskin but is it full grain calfskin? Will their belts truly last?
     
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    I have them in cordovan, so not exactly the same, but I noticed tightness at first as well. I hesitate to say that they stretch, but I think the fact that they are unstructured allows them to form around your foot, making them more comfortable over time.
     
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    Beautiful - congrats!
     
  9. bucksfan

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    Yes - or you can get the AE polish in a tin, in burgundy color. Seems very similar to Kiwi, which I also use.
     
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    Link isnt working
     
  11. Fabian43

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    So I'm looking to invest in a few premium quality dress belts. Premium to me means the belt can last 10 years and without tearing, cracking, or discoloring. My research online has told me that full grain leather is ideal for durability. My question to those of you who would know are AE belts full grain? I know they are made of calfskin but is it full grain calfskin? Will their belts truly last?
     
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    Why don't you ask Allen Edmonds?
     
  14. DerangedGoose

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    For those of you wanting a great deal, I just received an email from Kristle at the Jeffersonville outlet and they have ONE PAIR of Boardrooms in stock in 10.5 D in brown for only $129 shipped

    The Boardroom is a Park Avenue on the 7 last:

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    more pics:

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_299320


    If one of you dont jump on this, I will!!!!
     
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    They've been on sale since Nordstroms started their semi-annual sale, I picked up a pair at that time [​IMG]
     
  16. Fabian43

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    Do you guys think a cobbler can repair this? Or would it be better to get them recrafted? These are seconds
     
  17. Scottyb06

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    Fabian - I would imagine that, unless you purchased those seconds at a substantially reduced rate or they are 'hard to find' shoes, the cost of the repair + the costs of the seconds would at least put you in the ballpark of buying firsts or a different pair of seconds. I wouldn't accept those - that hole in the leather wouldn't stand up for 20-30 years of wear.
     
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    Neither a cobbler or AE will be able to repair that. Don't waste your money.
     
  19. Fabian43

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    Thanks guys for the advice. These are available on the bay but gonna pass based on your guidance.
     
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    Wise choice. Keep your line in the water and something will bite, soon.
     
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