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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. mikeman

    mikeman Well-Known Member

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    Any idea if its on most everything in the outlets?
     
  2. cjmakai

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    Just want to say that I had great service from Allen Edmonds. The heel on one of the Park Avenues I purchased started unglueing in the middle layer. Contacted Allen Edmonds and after shipping it back they ended up replacing the soles for both shoes for free!
     
  3. Essential

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    I believe it's discontinued models in the outlets, as well as a few other select shoes. You should call or email the shoebank now- you don't want the stock to run out!
     
  4. itsmejson

    itsmejson Well-Known Member

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    sale ends may 13
     
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  5. aspasp

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    Thinking about buying the strand in walnut. Is it too stuffy for a college student?
     
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    Call the outlet and ask for them to email you a list of shoes in your size that are included in the sale. I was able to snag the last pair of Player's in snuff suede (Seconds) and black Bayfield boots (firsts) for $200 plus tax!
     
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    This thread is sorely lacking in pics.

    Where are all those 2 for $200 that everyone is picking up? :confused:
     
  8. Cold Iron

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    Hey I posted some! But agree-

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    So here are my black Bayfields with 2 coats of AE polish and a coat of AE cream under. Could use a bit more polish but are getting there. Love the brown Bayfields which are my go to boot for Sporting Clays and the Skeet Field, no brainer picking up the black ones in the sale. These I can wear with a sport coat and tie, especially in the winter:

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  9. New Shoes1

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    I personally would not wear them without conditioning first because I feel it helps with the break-in process and keeps the initial creasing from being too severe. Some here will tell you the exact opposite and they are not necessarily wrong. There is no hard and fast rule on this.
     
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    I have the Titan rubber sole on my AE Malverns and have no complaints. Very comfortable and durable thus far.
     
  11. Ink007

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    My 2 for $200 are being shipped as we speak! I got a pair of walnut Lombards and Cambridge brogue. Anyone own a pair of the Cambridge brogues? What do you think of them? Will definitely post pics once they arrive next week.

    I currently own a pair of walnut Flatirons and natural McTavish. The McTavish are one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever slipped into and they are fantastic looking. The Flatirons aren't bad either [​IMG].
     
  12. CJG_NYC

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    Mind commenting on how the McTavish (5-last) fits vs. the Flatiron (3-333 last)? Are you wearing the same size in both? Thanks!


    As for me -- my 2 for 200 should arrive tomorrow! Brown/Brown Mesh Strawfut and Snuff Suede Players!
     
  13. albeindc

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    wore my Walnut McAllisters for the first time yesterday. First hour or so was a little bit uncomfortable because the insole and leather was stiff (as expected), but it got a lot more comfortable throughout the day as it broke in. Once home, did the full cleaning/conditioning/polishing process minus the heel+bottom dressing bit and popped the trees back in. So far so good.
     
  14. Ink007

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    Sure thing. I generally wear a 10/10.5. shoes. In regards to the Flatirons, I tried on both the 10D and 10E. The 10D was a little tight and long whereas the 10E was just too big. I needed the shoes for an event so I went with the 10D. After two wears, my right foot was killing me. Just too tight. I brought them back and had them order me a 9.5E and will report back once those come in. They are truly stunning shoes and remind me of the JL Chelmsford but at a fraction of the cost!

    I bought the McTavish after the Flatirons. Knowing the fit issues I had with the Flatirons, I ordered the McTavish in 9.5E, and they fit like a glove. Very comfortable all around. As the reviews of the McTavish on the AE website say, you do have to size down on the 5-last and it's true. The McTavish are awesome shoes. They are little heavy due to the extremely thick soles, but are so comfortable to wear. Hope this helps.
     
  15. CJG_NYC

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    That is helpful, thanks! Report back after you get your 9.5E in the flatiron. It will be interesting to see if you are finding the 5-last and 3-last to fit similarly.

    I'm a bit uneasy about my Players that are on their way. I ordered them in the same size as I wear in my 5-lasts (and in my Randolphs...) -- I did some reading and a lot of people say they wear the same size in their 2, 8, and 5 lasts, but I also read just as many people say they had to go a bit wider in the 2... The Players are my first foray into the 2-last so we'll see what happens...trial and error I guess (especially when it comes to a 2 for $200 deal that is just too good to pass up!).

    But I'm definitely interested in hearing more about your 3-last fit...all of the shoes on that last are on my radar! Thanks again!
     
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    Question everybody: Is the Strand in walnut a little too old/stuffy for a college sophomore?
     
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    Those walnut shell Strands might be the best shoes AE makes.
     
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    depends on what school you go to and if you're going to be wearing these every day or just for special events
     
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    Harvard College... no

    Community College...
     
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    Catskills that I picked up off the bay for $35 + shipping.

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