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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. WICaniac

    WICaniac Well-Known Member

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    Not necesasarily. The primary consideration in the length of your shoe is whether it fits right at the ball/widest part of your foot. If you have a long heel-to-toe measurement and relatively short toes you may be able to get more than a finger in behind your heel on shoes that fit you correctly. You don't want too much room in the front (which can result in creasing across the toe box), but my mom's "where's your big toe" method of fitting doesn't work for dress shoes.
     
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    Walnut Shell Cordovan Strands that I wore yesterday (forgot to bring home camera). Probably my favorite of all my shoes.

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    -Mike
     
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    Not surprised that those are your favorites - if I had them they might be mine too!
     
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    Those are beautiful. I have a pair of walnut shell Daltons that I love.
     
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    Thank you. Yeah, they are pretty hard to compete with.

    Thank you. I love the depth of color in the Shell Cordovan on the Strand. I have the Walnut Shell Dalton as well, but I do not feel like I get the same depth out of them due to the larger pieces of leather. However, they also don't have 2 years of wear and patina on them, so they aren't in the same place maturity wise either.

    -Mike
     
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    I am pretty close to buying the Mojaves. Anyone comment on them, including the durability of the sole?
     
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    My walnut shells are definitely very new, as I got one of the last pairs from Pelle Line. They're interesting, as one of the rear quarters is quite a bit lighter than the rest of the boot. There is a lot of variation in colour in mine, but I've grown to love it. Over time, mine will acquire even more colour than they already have.

    As for Daltons vs Strands, I'm a boot guy, so I'm very happy happy with my decision.
     
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    My Dalton's are in the exact same boat as yours. I got them from Pelle Line back in November or December. I am looking forward to getting more sun on them.

    -Mike
     
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    Mike, those are gorgeous. Makes me jealous that I don't have any walnut shell.
     
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    Sorry my friend, not my intent. We should petition or something to see if they would place another order.

    -Mike
     
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    We might be able to twist some arms if we get enough people :)

    I was actually pretty close to placing an order for the 9.5 walnut shell daltons at Pelle Line. Alas, they would be a half size too big so I thought better of it.
     
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    Yeah, it sucks to have a pair of shoes in nearly the perfect size, but not quite.
     
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    Oh man those are super nice!! [​IMG]
     
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    JAB is having a 50% online sale. Shoe trees are going at $12.50 a pair.
     
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    I believe the their best deal for shoe trees is 3 for $25
     
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    Yes, I have gotten them a few times for around $8-9. $12.50 still is a decent deal though.
     
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    ^^ Yep. Got my last batch a couple months ago for around $8.
     
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    Mdubs,

    Those walnut shell strands are spectacular. One of the nicest pair of AE's I have seen
     
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    Now I'm thinking I need some chromexcel, after seeing those CXL strands.

    What colors does AE stock? I may ask Allison for some swatches.
     
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    Those CXL strands look awesome. I would personally go with the brown CXL
     
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