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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. evilWagon

    evilWagon Well-Known Member

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    Do yours have the dainite sole? The ones I've seen indicate Toby mini lug
     
  2. FatTuesday

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    Check out AE's Bombay belt in walnut. It's my casual go-to belt with walnut / natural colored shoes/boots. For dressier occasions, I usually do sport the matching Manistee belt.

    Edit: I thought this was a close-out style, but it's not - it's still available at AE:
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    My casual lighter belts:
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    The boots on the left are walnut shell that have darkened over time (can you say Ravello?) The belt is the Lamar, which is a casual version of the Manistee. It works well with my Long Branch boots also.
     
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    They have the dainite sole.
     
  4. peppercorn78

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    Thanks gents. I'll give them some TLC tonight.
     
  5. FatTuesday

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    Loafing on a Saturday afternoon...
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    Burgundy shell on the front row; truffle & brown shell on the back; black shell on the far end.

    Beef Rolls...
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    The rubber-soled shoes are AE; the leather-soled shoes are Rancourt.
     
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  6. Al Dente

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    Maiden voyage for Bourbon Daltons. It took 4 tries, but I'm happy with the results! The leather creaks like mad. I kind of like it, but it's too loud around other people, so I'll give them another wear before greasing them up. I like all my AE's but I like the Daltons the best.
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  7. middlepP

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    Keep us posted. Mine should be here sometime this week...
     
  8. OmniscientCause

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    I wore my bourbon moras yesterday for the second time and they were loud as well...haven't had this happen with my other 3 pairs
     
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    Lather them with some leather lotion to soften the leather and they won't make anymore noises. Happened to me when I wore the bleecher st for the first time.
     
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    Went TTS with 13D (pictured next to a pair of shell Kenwoods). Length feels a tad shorter than the 5 last, but I was hoping for that. The width was a bit more snug than I was expecting, but it was definitely welcome considering CXL will stretch.

    Basically, I walked in, put the shoe on and said: "Yep, ring me up."
     
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  11. Trader George

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    One pair of shoes left if anybody wants an incredible deal. Walnut Harrisons 8D + shoe trees. Light wear and excellent condition, $150 shipped to CONUS via USPS Priority Mail. Can see the listing in my signature. Need these gone before Wednesday (so by Tuesday), as I'm leaving then.
     
  12. Maxy

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    I want to ask my question here hoping this will give me better answer.

    After getting my Park Avenue in Black, I'm looking to get Fifth Avenue in Brown. This will be for Navy suit at a wedding. Which color would be good with Navy suit in Fifth Avenue? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?style=5737

    • Bourbon Calf
    • Walnut Calf
    • Dark Chili
    • Brown Burnished Calf

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  13. JSO1

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    I would recommend Dark Chili. It's a fantastic color and very versatile, and will go very nicely with a navy suit.
     
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    @Maxy I'd go with the standard brown burnished for versatility, especially if you don't have any brown oxfords to this point. If you do have a few brown dress shoes already then dark chili is my second choice. I don't think I'm going to buy many more AE shoes yet I still do want a pair of something in that color. I'm not a fan at all of the Bourbon finish as IMO it often comes out looking pretty streaky/bad and it's hard to re-do on your own (it's a burnish put on the walnut AE's). Any chance you're a 10D? I've got a lightly worn pair of brown burnished Fifth Avenue first-quality shoes I'm looking to unload for cheap as it turns out I'm really a 9.5D..
     
  15. Maxy

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    Thanks..

    Thanks, I do have some brown but not AE. Monk strap and leather loafers. Was also thinking to wear this Cole Haan leather monk(http://i.imgur.com/0negjr5.jpg) but I learnt now monk straps is no good. That shoe is still unused.

    Strangely, my size is always 10D for all my shoes and when I went and tried the AE Park Ave in the store, 10D looked tight and salesperson said, I should try 9.5E and it was perfect. Thats what I ended up buying.
     
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    I've been putting Vaseline between the flaps/straps.
     
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    Walnut Melrose with navy suit. Too casual?
     
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  19. Roycru

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    For all of you out there who enjoyed my previous posts of my two pair of Voyagers, I also have a pair of the Voyager's cousin, the Desert Mountain, which I wore today. Here's the Desert Mountain, enjoy..........

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    ......these weren't even Seconds. They were Thiirds or Fourths (or whatever) but I still can't figure out what made them Thirds or Fourths (or whatevers).
     
  20. Al Dente

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    They will all go with a navy suit and look good doing it. Walnut is the least versatile and will stand out the most. People will notice your shoes from a distance. Good thing they are nice shoes! Brown is the most versatile and the least noticeable. Chili and bourbon are my favorites. If I still couldn't decide, I would bring my shirt (and tie if wearing one) into it. Then feel like Mike Epps on the night before the first day of school: He would lay out his outfit and say "ooooh I'm gonna kill 'em tomorrow!"
     
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