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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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    I agree, which is why I am trying to decide which one of these to pull the trigger on, and in which color.
     
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    Damn. Never anything that cool in 10.5 3E. I'd love to catch a Dundee in there.

    Just a black ostrich delray...
     
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    How much?
     
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    Quote:Super jealous. Can't wait to see the pics.
     
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    There prices on their website and Phil can quote you for custom work. It was very reasonable.
     
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    Hello Gents! I need some help IDing the leather on this pair of MacNeils I picked up today. It is a pebble grain, but is extremely supple, much more so than the regular pebble grain I have owned from AE. Any thoughts on what it may be? Thanks!

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    SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome.

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    I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

    So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.
     
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    Love the explanations, really helps me learn the thinking process for matching. Keep them coming! [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent outfit, luv2b. I noticed it in the other thread as well. I think you were right in guessing the tie color is a tad close to your shoes/belt, but it still works. Really nice trousers. Are they a tad right in the thigh/seat, or is that just the pose? Nice to see a fit from you, as I always enjoy your perspectives.
     
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    Nice outfit. Great to learn about your thought process on how everything fits together. I think if I was wearing a similar outfit, I would also likely end up deciding on some monk straps or bluchers in the tan family. I personally wouldn't have an issue going with some tan balmorals though, and I have a pair of tan/snuff suede spectator wingtip balmorals that I would wear with that outfit during the weekend. For the sake of possible discussion, a non-obvious color I would wear with those light grey pants would be navy colored shoes (I own a pair of navy/midght-blue single monks that I usually wear with grey or tan pants). What are you thoughts regarding that combination?
     
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    Have to say - I have sold some very rare shell models and I have never had sellers remorse. If anything, I'm relieved when I can thin the herd a little and concentrate on some key models.
     
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    I am working hard to thin my heard. Sometimes you have to get rid of your babies, but that is the only way to stay in control! Having boxes of shoes sitting on the floor of your shoe storage room, I mean home office, does no one good.
     
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    Wearing my navy suede McAllisters right now. I'm noticing the nap on the suede is extremely coarse. Has anybody noticed this with suede from AE? Not that im comparing the two brands, but I was at the CJ store in London last month, and their suede seems so much finer, it almost seems like a different kind of leather.

    Does this seem to be an overarching attribute of AE suede across different colors?
     
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    Agree, except I feel an X factor bal like the Strand can be made more casual with some colored laces. Not sure that's as doable with just any bal.
     
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    I would wear walnut strands with something similar to Luv2B's fit, but do not think colored laces are needed. For me, the scale of the brogueing on the Strands and the light color makes them more casual, even if they are a balmoral. I find my Strands, balmoral or not, are too casual for a suit, but fit pretty well in the jacket/no tie context.
     
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    Are they a brown color? As its looks a lot like the color of my dark brown Long Branches will also have really supple pebble grain leather. I tried the black promontory point grain boots and was surprised at how stiff that leather was compared to the dark brown.

    Those look great though. Would def. have a pair.
     
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    No they are not that leather. Way more supple, I was hoping someone had seen something similar in some swatches for a MTO piece. I had never seen this specific leather on a production AE.
     
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    Do you have some of those long branches? It looks the same to me. I'll take a pic tomorrow. They're really soft.
     
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    Yeah I own a pair of the dark brown long branches and this is a different leather.
     
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