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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. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    I have three pairs of Neumoks and use shoe trees for all of them.
     
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    Brand new Kenilworth!
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    double post
     
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    The last shoes:
    135 Oxford Black 139 2

    Do you have the image of these shoes?

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    $269 is probably the correct price. As to $194, it depends. If you NEED the shoes, it is a good price. If you WANT them, it's not.
     
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    I agree with coolarrow. The promo is only good for full priced seconds and $269 would be the regular price for PA seconds. $194 is a decent price, but you can usually get Brooks Brothers PA seconds for less as they regularly get down to $149. If you can wait a little bit you can order the Brooks Brothers PA first quality for around $230 with the extra 15% through today. They look back ordered until February, however.
     
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    I'm thinking of a MTO of either the Fairfax or Hale in chili.

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    What say you?
     
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    I kind of like the (new?) Fullerton, especially in suede.

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    I ordered the suede Strand with Dainite sole during the sale, but I haven't gotten any shipping confirmation. I wonder if they have to make it. If they cancel, I might get the Fullerton instead.
     
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    I took my holiday cash and placed an order for some brown shell Strands today. With a flurry of weddings to attend in 2014, they'll be getting some use! After trying a pair of 8.5E Park Aves, it appears that my 5 last size os just a half down from my normal 9D.

    In regard to the earlier Reno v. Saphir creme debate, I think I'll get some neutral creme. Spending another 22 bucks on Reno seems redundant when I have a motherlode of Venetian Cream already.
     
  13. chris45

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    Thank you everyone for posting! I love threads like these.. I learn so much!


    I have not made any shoe purchases, yet .. and after reading the forums, it appears Allen Edmonds is my best bet (for now at least)..

    I need a nice dress pair, to be worn with suit, but also with other casual business wear.

    First purchase I had in mind was a Strand (walnut) -- is that a good pick to start with?

    It will be paired with a navy suit (and possibly charcoal blue suit)..

    I am also a business casual kind of guy and like to enjoy going out on the weekends, so really looking for advice on a casual where shoe style/color. Or will the Strand still fit that bill?

    Interested to also hear thoughts on me jumping right into a MTO, and if so, what recommended specs would you suggest? Or would you just pull the trigger now (and if so, via which store?).

    Thanks a lot everyone and LOVE hearing/seeing/reading about what everyone likes/dislikes/opinions/etc.
     
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    I think it'd be hard to go wrong with Strands in walnut. They'd be more versatile than a Park Avenue in the scenarios you describe.
     
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    Not professional. Mingus rocks.
     
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    I personally find the strand in walnut to be a little too loud for dark navy. Strand also comes in dark brown burnished and merlot, which I find much more versatile (and attractive). ditto for McAllister.

    and some may disagree, but I personally think that the plain toe derby Kenilworth in dark brown or bourbon is the easiest shoe to dress either up or down.
     
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    indeed he does.

    I am though :)
     
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    Can seconds be returned to an AE store or must they be shipped back to the Shoe Bank?
     
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    GooseG and peppercorn78, thank you very much for your reply/opinions.

    I really like the walnut, but also was thinking the same with them being too loud with the dark navy suits ..

    I'm guessing my purchase this week will line up closer to the business casual (even jeans/etc to go with a navy blazer). Should I keep my focus on the walnut Strand or move my way over to the plain toe derby Kenilworth (I like how you describe them as easy dress up or down)?

    My second pair will be the ones that need to fully match up with the navy suits/etc -- looking at Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald in navy as my first big suit purchase. So when that time comes, maybe then I'll grab the Strand but in a darker color, as you suggested to look into.

    Thanks for also pointing me to McAllister
     
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    This depends on the individual store. Most in NYC will, I went to one in Westport, CT that refused
     
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