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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. newbie123

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  2. tv2177

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    i think dalton is more versatile than fifth street.
     
  3. Cold Iron

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    I have both, although the Dalton's are walnut shell so lighter than the chocolate Dalton's. If had to pick between the two I would error on the side of over dressed than under dressed. Personally I feel the Fifth Street is better with a suit than the Dalton, but the Dalton works well with dress pants and a sport coat & tie. I have worn the Fifth St. with jeans (but not often) and feel it works fine so the Fifth St. is more versatile to me if your wearing them with a suit too. If not a suit but a sport coat and tie either one would work IMO. But the Fifth St. is still more formal to my eye. Which ever one your comfortable with (including fit) and works for you is what matters in the end.
     
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    Thanks Cold Iron. Personally, I wouldn't wear either of those with a suit (because of the broguing).

    I wear business casual to work (dress pants & sportcoat, no tie), and I'm glad that you think the Daltons will work with this attire. I have no qualms wearing it with jeans.

    On the other hand, I feel that I have enough cap toe shoes (PA, Van Ness, Strand) which would be against getting the Fifth Street.

    Right now, I'm probably 70/30 on the Daltons.
     
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    Just to double double check. AE will recraft 2nds. Right?
     
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    Are they your loafers? If so, what make and model are they?
     
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    A man can never have enough wingtips, of any type! [​IMG]
     
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    yes.

    guys, how are you finding the 1 last to fit. Picked up a set of 10Es in the 2 last (carlsbad), but stuck with my normal 10D in the malvern, which is on the 1 last. Biggest concern for me is the toe box.

    what say you?

    thanks.
     
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    I think the 1 last is weird. It is supposed to fit large, and that's what I found with the Leeds. The Malvern, however, fit small in the toe box, and I had to size up half a size. I'll avoid the 1 and the 2 in the future. 5 and 8 fit great, though.
     
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    The Malvern is a weird one on the 1 last, it was too tight for me in the toe box and I returned it. Going down in size and up in width had too much heel slippage. But the Shelton, Leeds (shell & calf), Wilbert (brown & black), Dalton, Bradley, Bayfield (brown & black) all fit me fine in the toe box. However my Shelton's are older and someone posted not long ago that he had replaced his older Shelton with a newer pair and the newer pair was tighter in the toe box. So I think at least some of the #1 last shoes are going to vary, depending on the model. The Malvern is definitely the tightest toe box on the #1 last that I have seen. Ordered the Katmai in the current sale and they should be at the house tonight, my main concern is that they are modeled too closely to the Malvern in fit.
     
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    My Katmai boots are a good fit in the toe and heel. The mouth is huge though. I can get four fingers in between the shoe and my ankle. Will probably exchange for something else.
     
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    hmm, thats a bummer. You have anything in the 8 last?

    I wear a 10D in the 5 and 8 and its fine, and either a 10.5D or 10E in the 2 last.

    I'm hoping the malvern in the 10d will be ok in light of the above. Guess I'll find out tomorrow.
     
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    In case my Player's Shoe in snuff ends up being too tight, would anyone be interested in them? 8.5D
    It'll just be $104+ shipping
     
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    Haha I'm glad you too are worried about the Snuff Player's being too tight. I'm trying to get through some stuff at work so I can get home to these shoes - but I'm real worried the Player's are going to be tight. Unfortunately I'm a 7.5D -- I can't imagine a 8.5D would work even if the 7.5D is too tight.

    Hope they work out for you!
     
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    Mine fit good in the toe and a little loose in the heel. Mouth is a little large but I have skinny ankles as it is. I can't tighten the laces all the way yet because they are stiff, and I can't find anything wrong with them at all. I like them but not exactly the same as the Vinci which they were a replacement for. Still a good deal and my first suede boot. Sounds like yours definitely has too much material in the uppers. I would exchange them for something your comfortable with and like ASAP.

    Nothing in the 8 last but have 5 shoes on the #5 last. I stayed with the #1 last in the beginning because they all fit so well. Honestly in hindsight the #5 fits me even better. The Black Hills I had to down size by a half size, every thing else is TTS and fits me perfectly on the #5 last. LOL I'm almost afraid to try another last, if I liked it then I'd be tempted to purchase even more shoes. Good luck with the malvern sounds like it may fit you and they do seem to work for some people. I really wanted them to work for me but learned a long time ago if it doesn't fit right then I seldom wear it.
     
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    my walnut players fits me perfectly in 11D but the 11D Sand Suede is too tight...:facepalm:
     
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    Shoes on the same last can fit differently depending on the material, calf, shell, suede, rough waxy leather, etc.

    Calf PA and Strand fit fine but the Neumok, same size, is a little big (funny as the SA told me they run small).
     
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    SA told me "no difference in Neumok" and mine are a bit bigger but I'm thinking its because its unlined.
     
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    Here's my haul from the 2 for $200 sale. Vinci in black and Cerreto in brown. Both are marked as seconds on the sole, but I can't find anything wrong with them other than shop wear. Both have creasing - the Vinci more noticeable - and the Cerreto has some light scratches. But I ordered matching polish for the Cerretos.

    Anyway, happy with both of these. It'll be a nice change for me; I wouldn't have tried either of these styles if not for the sale. And they both fit great, TTS. Anyone know what last these are on?

    The one shoe I regret missing is the Bel Air. Had them on my list, but must have sold before I got to them.

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    The PA and Neumok do NOT fit the same.
     
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