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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. BCer

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    Not to mention those dates equate to a Tues to Wed sale duration, if you look at a 2013 calendar. Last year's...
     
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    I don't feel so bad now.

    The Sandersons are great. Wait, do I own the Sandersons? [​IMG] or the Saunders? Blast you, Ralph Lauren, for picking out these S names!
     
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    The Aberdeen is one of my favorite AE models. It's essentially a version of the MacNeil (or so AE refers to it on the website) but made on a 2 last and with a more casual twist. It's absolutely great for the foul weather or for the overnight trips. I have a pair in brown which I've been wearing for about a year and I just got another pair to keep in my closet, since it's being discontinued. This said, I must admit the shoe looks pretty ugly in grey. While $87 might be a good deal, it is currently on sale for $125 and since this is a closeout style, you'll likely get first quality.
     
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    I'm not aware of AE ever sending out first quality shoes to the Shoe Bank just because they're closeouts.
     
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    The closeout Sanfords that I got from the ShoeBank were firsts.
     
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    I have never handled the Amok so I cannot say. I can only describe the suede as being rough and "not of high quality."
     
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    RTP, I am pretty positive they are indeed Alden waxed LWB for J.Crew.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation MWS. Look's like they are made in the US. Will definitely check them out.
     
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    For the folks who have the Leeds and MacNeil in shell cordovan--which do you think better reflects the properties of the shell and is more versatile? I can't seem to be able to decide about my MTO and would appreciate any input. Fwiw, I plan to wear these with the odd pants (khakis and wools) and blazers.
     
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    Leeds show off the shell more, and I think they are equally versatile. Get whichever speaks to you at the moment, you will likely end up with both eventually anyway :)
     
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    Thanks, bucksfan. The caveat is that I already have Alden PTB in color 8 as well as several AE LWBs, plus two Alden's on preorder, though none in shell, so I am unlikely to fill any niche in my wardrobe. This said, I ultimately wanted to get a more casual shoe, with the brass eyelets and a lighter welt/sole. I was thinking of getting the Leeds, but I just couldn't justify getting another PTB and yet not having a LWB in shell. So I am thinking, can I go wrong by getting cappuccino MacNeils?
     
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    Do the Long Branch boots qualify as a 2 for $250 item?
     
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    You can never go wrong with shell :)
    IMO, if you are going the MTO route, look into AE's older models on different lasts. AE has had a good number of amazing styles in the past.
     
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    Cap Macneils with a chili edge trim and eyelets would be a great shoe IMO.
     
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    Decisions! I have the same issue cincikid. I think the MacNeils in #8 are amazing. Are they still having the shell for $299 still?
     
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    I'd say Leeds also. Shows off the shell better and is on a MUCH more comfortable and easier-to-size last.
     
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    If AE will do an MTO with shell for the Auburn, that would be an excellent choice. It's a short wingtip blucher on the 1 last with double leather sole. I'd sign up for that; cappuccino shell with flat welt and antique edge!
     
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    I believe you can- as Paul promised an MTO offer for SF members.
     
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