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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. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    im an 8 in 65,97,511,and 108...i have 3 65s
     
  2. Al Dente

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    I thought bourbon was the best, but now I'm thinking walnut. It depends on their use. I'm not a fan of the chocolate due to a lack of depth in the color, but I think they would work well with a suit. The bourbon will look great with a suit and with jeans, and walnut is amazing with jeans and very limited with a suit, ( I passed on a walnut dress belt since I won't be wearing them with a suit) So I say bourbon if you want some suit mileage, and walnut if you don't. Also if you're looking at seconds I would bet the bourbons will be tiger striped.
     
  3. Al Dente

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    Same size here but only three lasts, four on the way.
     
  4. delmar

    delmar Well-Known Member

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    I usually end up kicking myself when I stray from my one size (12E).
     
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    7 pair since December. 65, 108, 333 and whatever the maritime is. I'm a 10E on all. They all fit slightly different, but not enough to change sizes. I've decided that the 65 is not the best fitting last for me, which is unfortunate, since there are so many more nice choices on that last. I'm sticking with 108 and 333 from now on. They are the best fitting for me.
     
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  6. avsmusic1

    avsmusic1 Well-Known Member

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    You're not the only one w/ that feeling about the 65 last. It still escapes me why they make nearly all their staple shoes on the last they describe as "best for long narrow feet"
     
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  7. CaptFinny

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    Just got my Fifth Street Boots in Black and damn are they sexy. Can't wait to rock these with a suit. Pics below. But I ran into some trouble with the lacing. I usually do the bar lacing with my other AEs, but those all have six eyelets and these boots have seven. Any ideas?
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  8. mreams99

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    Those look great!
    Try the European straight lacing technique:
    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm
     
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  9. Brown Dynamite

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    Her: "Another pair?!?!"

    You: "Baby, remember the pair I needed to exchange?"

    Her: "I've lost track of all your shoes, I can't keep up with which ones are new or exchanges or sold."

    You: "That makes two of us" as you shrug and walk out of the room.
     
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  10. namgungh

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    Can you elaborate on why you upsized the length from PA -> Strand? aren't they essentially the same 65 last ? I 'm so confused!
     
  11. SSingh1975

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    Got my first 'factory-seconds' Daltons today. Thank god only imperfection I found was crease marks in one of the pair inside by the lace area. But other than , looks fabulous.

    $209-$50 Amex was a bloody smoking deal on these! Went for the size 9 (same as my Cronmoks) and it was perfect. The fit/wear is almost identical on both.

    These will be getting some serious wear !!
     
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  12. mdubya

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    Weird, but for me at least, sizing between different models on the 65 last has varied, and I know it has for some here as well too.

    For example, Strand 9E fits me perfectly, with a nice narrow V lace gap, whereas a 9E park avenue is so loose I cannot even lace the shoe up, and is 1/2 size long (excessive creasing). I've tried various colors on in-store so I know for a fact there is somewhat of a difference between the two. 8.5 I can barely get my foot in the strand, 8.5 Park Avenue fits well. Also, the MacGregor, on the 65-last, actually measures the same from heel to toe in 8.5D as my strand 9E does.
     
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  15. Buster Brown

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    I've noticed that as well. Knowing the last is useful but fit will also be affected by what they put on that last (both upper style and sole type), how they break in, etc. I always order 8.5 E or 9 D in situations where there is no width option. That works often enough for me to accept the occasional return or need to resell. Part of the appeal of AE for me is the ability to know your size and be able to take advantage of deals on eBay, Shoe Bank, forums, etc
     
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    Can't tell you how many times I have had this same convo with my wife. She just stops caring.
     
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  17. angelescrest

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    Interesting. I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds two weeks ago, and then my credit card of many years began to have fraudulent charges. I had to close the card. Coincidence?
     
  18. peppercorn78

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    Maybe their database got hacked :(

    This is from last night in the studio. Grey smokey McTavish. Super comfortable. I love them. Actually got caught taking this. A little embarrassing:

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  19. Cold Iron

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    I believe from the replies that it shows just how much variation in feet and fit exists. It is why some have said they have a fear of new or unknown lasts, and for good reason. Some lasts just don't work for me no matter what combination I try and have given up on them. But most all of my shoes and boots are the same size 10D which is TTS. The 5 last is the best fitting, for me. With the exception of the rough collection Black Hills and Elgin, also the AE made for Wolverine 744 which are all 9.5D.
     
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    It's a good question although I know they don't store credit card info. Not a tech specialist so not sure how that applies.
     
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