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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. watchidiot

    watchidiot Well-Known Member

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    +1 on this. I'd love to see a webgem edition in navy calf of some of the classics like the MacNeil, McAllister, Strand, Mora 2.0.
     
  2. bl@ster

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    Was checking out the new Odenwalk boot and I know that we always complain about the website photos, but I just couldn't resist sharing the picture of the sole. Whoever does their website photos is asleep at the wheel. They couldn't have selected another shoe to photograph? Yeesh. Or maybe they get points for accurate photos...

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. watchidiot

    watchidiot Well-Known Member

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    This just means nobody can complain or ask seconds pricing for of receiving shoes with bad stitching of the sole. Its as per spec. hehe.
     
  4. Neognosis

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    Thank you, everyone. I will try a 10E on the 5 last. That's exactly the advice I was seeking, I appreciate it.
     
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    Some unobtanium for you all.
    Walnut shell
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  6. watchidiot

    watchidiot Well-Known Member

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    Haha I'd burn Pandora for these bad boys! I said it over IG and I'll say it here again. These are AWESOME!
     
  7. mdubs

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    BK, those look awesome!
     
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  8. MZhammer

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    some old Glasgows all shined up for you
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    A little off topic but how do you guys get such high quality pics on your tumblr? Mine when I upload them all come out blurry and crappy quality
     
  10. bshurley

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    It sounds like I have a similar foot to yours. I have a very high arch and a wider foot but with short toes, making fit very difficult to accommodate. I have to get a size longer to get the ball in the right spot but with short and wide toes my toes also smash together, so I go wider as well. I originally ordered an 8E in the Park Avenues and they fit the length but were way to tight. Then changed to the 8.5 D Park. At first they were fine but now after three wears have gotten tighter!!! Since I have worn them the Dept Store will not exchange them and Allen Edmonds won't let me exchange them because they were purchased at a Dept Store! So basically I have a $400 pair of shoes that I have only worn three times and really don't want to wear again because they are too tight and I can't exchange them!!

    I do have a pair on the 8.5 D Larchmont made on the 333 last and they fit much better for my foot width but are slightly long. So i guess my point is take the time to go to a AE retail store because, in my experience, AE will not help you out if they were purchased at a department store!
     
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    This might be a better thread for tumblr questions: http://www.styleforum.net/t/263244/post-sf-tumblrs/0_20

    If you're using mobile mine often look crappy on my phone but if you look via a computer they look fine.
     
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    When I become King and get my own Castle, I will have to order me a pair of these. Until that day, I will pass...[​IMG]
     
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    When I become King and have my own castle, I probably go bespoke.
     
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  14. Eric Pease

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    to me the irregularity is the beauty of handmade goods. I just recently watched the youtube video of Ernest Borgnine touring the Allen Edmonds factory and I'm in awe of the folks who make these shoes.

    and I grew up in the 60's/early 70's in the shadow of the Bedford Shoe Co. in Lititz PA. Walking home from school everyday, I'd pass the factory windows filled with local women making shoes. We'd always wave, smile, say hello and laugh everyday. And they always wanted to see my report card on report card days :) I guess I think of those wonderful women when I lace up my AE's.
     
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    Just wait until January. They'll be on clearance as boot season ends. They're kind of growing on me. Would be I for a pair black if they didn't have the wings.
     
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    When clearly poor stitching that deviates from the stitching channel is considered "beauty," we've been lulled into some seriously low expectations.
     
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    I actually agree with Eric on this one. The stitching is not out of the channel. The wheeling is just a little closer to the stitching channel than the rest of the shoe. I don't think that would affect the wear at all but it does show that the work is done by humans and is not made by a robot. If that was considered a defect, I would hope all my seconds only had that problem. I usually walk on my soles more than I look at them. [​IMG] USA! USA! USA!
     
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  18. NWTeal

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    Stitching seems sloppy, but I've seen many firsts come like this. Once you wear them, they all look and function the same, as long as the stitching doesn't come too close to the edge after wear.

    The most glaring issue (and it's purely cosmetic) is the toplift. It's grossly off center.
     
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    How does the 511 last for the Dalton fit in comparison to the 65 and 333 lasts? I have found that the 65 D is too narrow and need to move to an E or EE but on the 333 the D is just right!
     
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    The 511 is roomier in the toe box area. I have not worn a 333 Lasted shoe, but given a tight fit or even an E width on a 65 last, I would still try the D first on a 511 shoe.
     
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