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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. evolved

    evolved Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it's been answered, but the search function isn't the greatest in this forum.

    How is the fit of the Kenilworth compared to other 5-65 lasted shoes such as the Strand? Is it worth going down 0.5 due to the construction of the shoe (blucher vs bal)?
     
  2. mrfixit

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    Also Kenwood in black and brown pebble grain, football leather , and maybe more
    chukka in football leather
    i believe they do also make a gatsby shoe for bb as i've seen it on some seconds lists
    cronmok.
     
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    I tried them both on in store recently and was the same size, but I do overpronate which can cause sizing issues so YMMV.
     
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    My MacNeils have been recrafted. They mixed up the welt color (it had been black and I asked for chili). But oh well. Still looks respectable. Looking forward to wearing them again.

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  5. csmitty

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    Quote:Thats annoying. There was a pair in my size (I think I asked about them last closeout sale) but assumed they wouldn't be included like the sale in March. And now they appear to be gone. Got a SA checking though. To help me sleep better I'll assuming they had a big cut in them.
     
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    Looks great!

    Why does AE seem to be so bad with respect to getting the welt color correct. It seems that more than a few pairs in the MTO thread ended up with that being an issue.
     
  7. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    shell Randolf's today..these are still gunked with AE stuff...and they are staying that way till the Mac method does the job over time
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    Put several miles on my Addisons the other night and they are terrific...a great no sock wearing shoe
     
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    @peppercorn That welt looks fairly chili-ish...what color is it?
     
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    Also, from the pic it looks like the have me the combo heel, when I asked for the full rubber toplift. Ah well
     
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    Maybe it's the lighting, but looks walnut or even natural, just like the welt on the Voyagers I'm wearing.
     
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    That is brutal in my opinion, I really do not understand how someone is not looking over the form and noticing errors like that. It makes me so nervous to send in my sun faded Leeds, I just have a feeling they would refinish the uppers even though I would not want them to.


    With that all being said I do think they look awesome, and I really like the dovetail heel.
     
  12. kentyman

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    Adding Kenwood and Cronmok. The chukka doesn't look like AE to me, and the Gatsby is a Peal & Co. version, not the AE Gatsby.

     
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    I've been purchasing 5-last shoes (Strand, PA, etc) in 10.5D. This made sense to me as all the casual shoes I've ever purchased are somewhere between size 10-11 (and, of course, standard D width).

    However, I was recently measured on a Brannock device and was found to be a 12B.

    Have I been buying the wrong size of shoe from AE? In other words, does the extra width in a 10.5D compensate for the fact that my feet are actually a size 12 in length?

    I want to buy a few more pairs from the shoebank, and now I'm wondering if I should be looking at the 12B listings instead of the 10.5D listings. I wish I had an AE outlet somewhere nearby so I could try on multiple sizes/lasts, but unfortunately that's not an option.
     
  14. Kahuna75

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    Very few people from what I have found reading these pages take the 65 last in their measured size...for me I measure 13E on a Bran and wear 12 eee on 65 lasted Balmorals and 12e or ee in blutchers...
     
  15. mrfixit

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    i own the chukka. purchased from the shoe bank. :)

    i just noticed you are a fellow austinite. greetings!
     
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    Is the 2 for $300 sale active? Has anyone had luck in getting discounts on shoes which are priced at $149 prior to the sale? I mean, I understand the 2 for $300 can be a really good deal for shoes priced over $150, but there are some models I'm interested in which always seem to be priced at $149.
     
  17. New Shoes1

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    Part of the Brannock measurement is the heel to arch measurement. I suspect this is what is a 12 for you, while your overall foot length may be a little shorter. I have this issue as my heel to arch is a 12, but my overall length is a 11.5.

    Try the 12B and see how it compares. Not much else you can do other than try them on and see what fits best.
     
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    Quote:Can you throw up a pic of it. Saw some at the shoe bank and wondering which ones they were.
     
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    It looks like Nordstrom Strands are made on a different last than the AE Strands (picked up off Amazon).

    1) Nordstrom's version has a noticeably larger (both longer and wider) toe-box, with the brogueing further from the tip

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    2) Nordstrom version has a longer and wider heel

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    Has this been discussed in the past? Do we have any insight on why the Nordstrom and AE versions are so different?
     
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