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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. YoungSweet

    YoungSweet Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly, about 15% during rda sale.
    On that note, just got a confirmation of my shell strands just shipped out.
     
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  2. Indyoshi68

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    I ran across this boot yesterday and thought that an AE Portland MTO in Brown Grain would look pretty incredible:
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    I know folks batted around a suede Portland MTO makeup a little while back; given the number of Brown Grain Eagle County takers, an NST in brown grain like this should be able to find twelve folks. Stock Portland has fewer eyelets (plus 3 are speedhooks), no split reverse welt, etc. The 3 last of the Portland does not appear to be as much of an enigma as the 2 last of the EC. (Hoping @Watchidiot gets a look at this[​IMG]) ...Thoughts?
     
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  3. jbarwick

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    I don't think they will let you do the Portland GMTO unless the style comes back. I remember reading only currently styles can be MTO these days.
     
  4. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Well-Known Member

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    @Goosey - as noted by others, welt is normal, wrinkles in the CXL normal. Embrace it, love it. Bang 'em up a little. Rock the red laces and have a Merry Christmas!
     
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    Paul would have to personally OK it. Dale would probably be the best cat to run it up the flagpole.
     
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    @jbarwick
    I don't think they will let you do the Portland GMTO unless the style comes back. I remember reading only currently styles can be MTO these days.

    The GMTO's appear to bring styles back from the dead; I don't remember it being mentioned as a line drawn in the sand by Paul, as the suede Portland couldn't have been discussed more than a month or so ago.

    @peppercorn78
    Paul would have to personally OK it. Dale would probably be the best cat to run it up the flagpole.

    You saw the person mentioned in my post, peppercorn78 - as I've told him, Dale is THE MAN.
     
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    I keep seeing them on shoebank and was about to ask if anyone liked theirs? They're not my favourite looking split toe, but definitely interesting for the shoebank price.

    Or just get them? Not sure I want to wait 2-3 months, with another boot just MTO'd.

    Suede and calf combo would be great, but not sure how you would split it up on the Portland.
     
  8. jubu

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    I recently bought a pair off the ShoeBank...really liking them so far...

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  9. RitchieBro

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    I had this exact experience.
    My Strands are 11.5 D and the BB version I have are 12D. The cushioning in the BB version makes all the difference. No way I could wear 11.5 in the BB version.....
     
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    Those are really nice! Mind posting a closeup of the toe detail?

    -Mike
     
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    How's this? Click for larger version...

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    I see it's popped up on the shoe bank in my size. If it's still available when I come back from Vacation in the new year I will have to kop.

    How is the 333 last?

    Any other pics from different angles would be greatly appreciated sir @jubu
     
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    They do look good.... Hmmmm. and bourbon is also nice.
     
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    If they made these modeled on the 8 last (and thus looked more like a boot version of the Delray or Lasalle), I'd want them. I just don't care for the look/fit of the 333 last, unfortunately.
     
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    I find the 333 last to be quite roomy in the toe box, as well as a little bit longer, compared to most of my other AEs, which are mainly 65-lasted models. The Portland is a single leather sole w/ V-Tread, which I find fairly comfy, needing little to no break-in. So far, the V-Tread has held up quite well after several wears.

    What kind of angles are you interested in seeing? I can try to get you some photos...

    Thanks.
     
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    http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/adams-plain-toe-blucher-chocolate-calfskin

    Side angle like this shoe. Did you go with your regular size in the 5 last? Or did you size down?
     
  17. DJTraveler

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    PSA: The Shoebank has a brown cordovan Townley in 9D available for $299.
     
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    Tis the Season - no rules around Christmas!
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    Chris
     
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  19. middlepP

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    Looking at grabbing a pair of Gobi in snuff suede. It is my understanding these run a little big. For those who have these, or other styles on the 809 last - should I size down from my 65 measurements? My choices are 9d (tts), 8.5eee or 8.5e.

    Also, did the Gobi MTO go through? I saw talks of it in the other thread, but not sure if it came to fruition.

    Happy holidays, everyone!
     
  20. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    I wear a 13e in the 511 last (Dalton, Leed, Long Branch) and I went 13d in the gobi...I wear regular dress style medium socks with my Gobi, if I was going to wear medium boot or full blown boot socks I would have gone 13e.

    Would not suggest to size down from the 65 as that is one of the longest lasts...Try 9D first then 8.5e.if that seems to big
     
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