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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    I am 8D in Barrie and 8.5D in the Leeds. Typically the Leeds is TTS
     
  2. md2010

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    I am 8 EEE in all AE shoes. I can size up in few lasts with different width . But 8 EEE is the safest option for me.
     
  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any Barrie lasted shoes, but I think I would be an 8.5D. I am a 9D in the Leeds. I would go with your Brannock size for the Leeds.
     
  4. kwhitelaw

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    thank you gentlemen, looks like TTS may be the way to go. luckily, I have "easy" feet, so going up or down is relatively doable
     
  5. PlaceboFX

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    I just caved. Amazon flashed a $50 gift card deal at me if I got their credit card, and I decided to bite. My total amount out-of-pocket came to $226 (20% off for shoe email subscription+$50 gift card). $219.22 if you count the 3% back in rewards I'll get from the new card, too.

    Not bad at all for my second pair of firsts, and for one as popular as the Merlot Mcallister, An extra $70 for no defects and no polished cobbler? Looks like things turned out for the better!
     
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  6. jasonmx3

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    I'm curious as to what you mean by this. Do they sell corrected grain versions at the Shoe Bank?
     
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  7. Variatio

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    Hello guys,

    I am going to spend two weeks in Orlando next month (Kissemmee area, of course [​IMG]). Unfortunately there is no AE outlet around so I wonder if someone could recommend a good source for discounted/second Allen Edmonds shoes. I did a search by myself last year, but have not been successful. Thanks for each and every advise. [​IMG]
     
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  8. mavrik13

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    Good luck - I know some people have had issues with Amazon's first quality shoes in the past
     
  9. Subutai

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    Nope, Shoe Bank and AE Outlets sell Seconds (Irregulars), shoes that didn't make through QC. They're not corrected grain (unless the model itself is a corrected grain model, but I don't think AE has used "polished cobbler" in years.)
     
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    What kind of make-up are you thinking about, kwhite?
     
  11. PlaceboFX

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    Burgundy Mcallister is an older model in polished cobbler while Merlot Mcallister is premium calfskin. I tried for a pair of old Burgundy Mcallister in the last seconds sale, but somebody already had them on hold :(


    A little concerning, but I'm in no rush. I'll keep exchanging them until I get real firsts if I have to! I saw a few of the negative reviews online; I'm not sure I'd do this deal if I lived outside the US and shipping back was an added hassle.
     
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  12. MacktasticGDogg

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    Brooks Brothers does sell some AE belts, but I think they are AE branded (not positive about this). I have 3 BB belts that are similar in price to AE belts and are made in Italy. I'm pretty sure those are not made by AE.
     
  13. New Shoes1

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    I have the made in Italy belts from BB as well. Great belt. I agree they're not made by AE.
     
  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    I was this close to resolving to pick up the suede strands this Fall, and then I saw these pictures:

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    Decisions, decisions.
     
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  15. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Got my new Black Daltons on today for their inaugural wearing. Sorry for the poor picture quality. I will post pics of my entire Dalton family when I get some good pics taken tonight. (Walnut, black, grey & burgundy cordovan)[​IMG]
     
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    ^That is a tough one, newshoes1. They are pretty similar. I'd probably go with the AE as I could go try them on and dial in the fit. I have nowhere to try on Carmina. Although that doesn't stop me from wanting a pair.
     
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  17. MSchapiro

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    I was in the same dilemma, however, took the chance after talking with Mike from Epaulet and had a perfect fit. There are a lot of people knowledgeable about the Carmina lasts floating around. That said the strand looks awesome. How is AE's suede quality?
     
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    I am an 8C in the Barrie and 8.5C in the Leeds. I have tried the 8D for the Leeds and it is snug. I was in a store fitting the 8D and the associate said that the leather will relax and they should be fine. My instinct was to listen to my feet. I took a chance and ordered the 8.5C online and they fit perfect right out of the box. I am also 8.5C in the Brannock.

    I have pictures at home comparing the 8C Barrie and 8.5C Leeds. If you are interested, I can upload later.
     
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    green garden Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by they were not what you expected?

    Very nice shoes by the way. I can't wait for my Lexington to arrive.
     
  20. green garden

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    I think the Carminas look more refined. Looks like this is a 270 welt and the heel is closed. Even in the front part, you can't see the welt from above. I have a walnut strands and i can definitely see the welt stitching. But as people have already pointed out, unless you're in a city where there is a retailer, it's quite hard to get your right fit. Also, I think Carminas don't offer widths. To me this is crucial since I have a narrow foot. The Strands do came in widths. Decisions, decisions indeed.
     
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