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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

    David Copeland Well-Known Member

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    A spot check for a specific style can be done at their LIVE CHAT link, or a quick phone call to the 800 customer support.

    Otherwise, the best method is to email any one of the outlet stores, tell them your size(s) and they will email you a nationwide list to choose from.

    Enjoy the journey,

    David
     
  2. rydenfan

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    At long last...there was a special treat waiting for me when I got home today

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  3. masernaut

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    Beautiful boots!! And what a shine, too!
     
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    Stunning, very well done
     
  5. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Well-Known Member

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    They look like they were definitely worth the wait.

    I thought for a moment those were the alden naval boots. Almost dead ringers.
     
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    What are those boots? Not Daltons... and don't see anything that looks exactly like them on the AE site.
     
  7. rydenfan

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    They are a MTO Bayfield in Cappucino cordovan with a wheeled welt and Mini-Lug sole
     
  8. rydenfan

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    Thanks! I have both and can post side by side pics if you have any interest
     
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    I'd like to see a side by side, rydenfan. Those Bayfields are very, very nice. Do you own the calf version as well? I have a few pairs of Daltons and have been eyeing the Bayfields on Lands End for quite some time. (Also, where'd you get the Alden naval boots? They're not a standard model, are they?)
     
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    Yes, please post comparison photos. Boots are awesome!
     
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    Good to know. That's non-intuitive
     
  13. kwhitelaw

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    what was the final cost for these? this might satisfy my need that alden likely won't fulfill in dark brown..

    also, could you have optioned out different eyelets, and/or have gotten all eyelets and no speed hooks?

    thanks in advance
     
  14. deburn

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    Thanks for the feedback on the Big Sur. Sounds like you really like them. I thought the leather looked similar to the Katmai which is described as a waxy suede. The only image I can find for it online is for a dark brown version which does look like the leather from the rough collection, but I like the look either way!

    Have you used it in the rain?
     
  15. deburn

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    They look fantastic! What's a wheeled welt?
     
  16. MoneyWellSpent

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    People get used to their shoes fitting a certain way, and they forget how the felt when they were new, so none of that surprises me.

    The returning of the shoe to it's original "out-of-box" fit is acceptable and should be expected to some extent. However, there is variance in how much this takes place from pair to pair. They replace the cork, which theoretically removes some of the impression your foot left in the cork insole, but not entirely, as leather has a "memory". Obviously, your impression will return within a couple of wears.

    When a Goodyear-welted shoe is repaired, the welt is typically removed and replaced in addition to the sole. When the welt is removed, this leaves the upper temporarily unsecured to anything. If the shoe is not on it's original last, then when the repairman is stitching on a new welt, it risks not being stitched in the proper place to maintain the original size and shape. This can permanently alter it's size. B. Nelson uses sized lasts when they work on shoes, but they aren't going to be as perfect as the original last from the manufacturer. Since B. Nelson uses lasts, they are certainly better than the average cobbler. However, you are risking your shoes to a certain extent even if they are sent to the original manufacturer for recrafting, so sending them to anyone else increases the risk even more.
     
  17. Nakedsnake

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    Yes, very interested in this as well. In a way, I'm in a comparable boat.
     
  18. tietherope

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    I received two pairs in the mail today.

    First up is the McTavish Cognac Brown seconds:
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    Then the Tan Elgin firsts:
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    Family photo of my shoes to date (It's only been about 2 months):
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    And one with the flash for fun:
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  19. green garden

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    This is good to know. Thank you for posting.
     
  20. green garden

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    For a moment there I thought I was in the Alden thread. Very nicely done by our friends in AE. What last was this made with?
     
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