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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. kentyman

    kentyman Well-Known Member

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    The V on your Neumok is even more pronounced than mine. Do you not have pinky toe pain from this? I was gonna wear mine today, but they've still never felt comfortable, so I'm worried I have to sell them at a loss and try again up one width from my calf Stand sizing.
     
  2. Burzan

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    I don't own a pair, was just showing the pic to describe the welt and edge color I want for my Leeds going it for recrafting.

    I would love a pair in snuff though.
     
  3. kentyman

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    Very interesting. This woodworking article seems to imply that analine dyes are "lightfast", but I'm not sure this necessarily transfers to shell staining.
     
  4. watchidiot

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    Gentlemen, if any body is interested in a special Group MTO by Allen Edmonds for 2 discontinued styles, Eagle County and Townley, at discounted pricing for both shell and calf make ups please visit the AE MTO thread.

    Prices for shell Eagle County are $650, calf Eagle County at $295 and shell Townley at $575. Waived custom fee too!

    Here is the thread for the details: vhttp://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/2490#post_7356290

    Here is where you can place your order confirmation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ae-sf-orderconfirmation
     
  5. BagleyBrown

    BagleyBrown Well-Known Member

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    Since AE does not currently offer any cap toe boot, this could be last chance to grab a pair of cap toe boots for (?) These are dialed in by members and priced below any similar current retail offerings.

    New brown shell Long Branch boots came in today.
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    That is the same color shell as the EC boots in watchidiot's gmto.

    The special pricing will cost everyone about 27% less than I paid for this solo-mto.

    Really wonderful work here by watchidiot.
     
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  6. peppercorn78

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    Seriously, WI really handled everything superbly.

    We need 3 more takers to make our navy calf Eagle County dream a reality! $295 is a steal for this boot.
     
  7. polojock615

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    Black sharkskin Patriots got here today![​IMG]
     
  8. Kahuna75

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    Nice, I am not an exotic fan generally but those are pretty darn cool
     
  9. losrockets

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    I don't get the appeal of sharkskin or most exotics. I've seen a few nice croc/gator shoes but I think if I ever go the exotic route it'll be a stingray wholecuts like these: [​IMG]

    Of course, I'd probably wear them all of once or twice a year at black tie events, and that's only if I stay in the city to practice instead of moving out to the burbs/rural America.

    Edit: These are also quite nice but I'm in Texas so it'd be cowboy boots for me instead http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/49800385775/meerminshoes-meermin-mto-jodhpur-boot-for-mr-mn
     
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  10. V1KTA222

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    Thanks kentyman and Cold Iron! Despite my complaints, I am still really happy that I got them, especially after waffling about them for several months.

    Here is a picture straight out of the box. This is in low light, but it shows how dark they are compared to others.

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    Also, how is shell supposed to feel? The right boot is smooth and seemed to have a little shine, so I just brushed them. The left, however, I thought had bloom after kentyman's comment. I wiped them down with a damp cloth, used a tiny amount of Glen Karen conditioner, and brushed for a good 45 minutes while watching TV. Even after that, they are still dull and feel almost sticky. What am I doing wrong?

    After brushing:

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  11. Churchill W

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    Man, wish I had my sizing dialed in on the 2 last. Don't really like the idea of showroom shopping for the size.
     
  12. ScottyBoy920

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    You're in NYC. You have at least four locations to visit. just do it.
     
  13. Churchill W

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    Not something I feel comfortable doing.
     
  14. Churchill W

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    Agreed. I like the look of the grain.
     
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    I have the Strand and EC both in size 8D and find the EC slightly more narrow. It is a narrow, elongated last like the 5 last. If I could buy it again I would likely get an 8E

    I am an 8.15-8.25D on Brannock
     
  16. Churchill W

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    Thanks Burzan!

    I'm actually not sure what the best size is for me in the Strand as I have never tried half size down and one width up form my Brannock. I wear them in my Brannock size as well as the 511 last, 97 last, and 108 last.
     
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  17. watchidiot

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    I'm an 8.5D brannock with a high instep. I wear 8.5D in all my AE except on 5 lasted balmorals where the v gap is just too wide - this I wear 8E. I have the EC in both 8E and 8.5D, and another 2 lasted shoe in the Aberdeen in 8.5D. I prefer the 8.5D. I suggest you get the 2 last in the same size as your other AE shoes :) ymmv of course.
     
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    That is a good suggestion and I think the difference for me is being an inbetween size and I have a very low instep so needing to size down from my 1 last shoes when it comes to the long lasts like the 5 and 2.
     
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    Any insight on how the B 34 last fits?
     
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    Curious myself, going to try to get to an AE store to try on
     
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