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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. redmusic1

    redmusic1 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if the chestnut color on the 6th Avenue from the rack would be considered a medium or more true brown? If that's a chili edge, they look pretty brown to me.
     
  2. mkenny28

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    I am loving my Dundee's in Snuff Suede. They are rapidly becoming my favorite daily wear.

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  3. jigsawrecords

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    thanks for chiming in @peppercorn78
    yeah, i get where the welt begins/ends... looks fine to me. my concerns are with the chipped/grinded/not smooth corners of the sole. i've received shell dundee seconds with no discernible cosmetic issues, and then purchase these firsts with this finishing. also, have been looking at any pictures i can find online with nothing really close to these. so, i'm not questioning the function of the pair only whether these are considered to have 'minor cosmetic blemishes'. (ie. classifying as seconds)
    thanks again... will prob try for an exchange
     
  4. peppercorn78

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    Those "corners" of the sole are actually the other half of the welt. It's folded kind of like a half taco with the stitching at the crease point.

    But, yeah, AE used a dry piece of leather for the welt, looks like, but I would consider it kinda par for the course for them. I have a few pairs of 1sts that look similar.

    But definitely return if you're not happy.
     
  5. middlepP

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    I've yet to find a good belt to match dark/Bob's/burnished chili. The one I found on the shoebank has become my walnut brogue belt, as it it closer to walnut than anything else - despite the SA (with which I don't have a relationship) saying they are a "prefect match" with the new chili:

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    Does anyone have any suggestions? I have my eye on the Poplar belt (on sale for $79) but was hoping to spend $50 or less.
     
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    Manistee - not under $50 but a good match.
     
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    It's the same Dublin leather
     
  8. Neo1

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    Just finished at Freeport...the freiburg was a no-go for me. I'll post more details later. For me, the fit is totally dominated by high arch. The 201 takes that out of the equation altogether. I'm convinced any open laced styles wouldn't work now. Knocks a lot of stuff out of the running. Glad I didn't blind buy it online, they look so good in person I would have been bullshit.
     
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  9. Dario65

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    Great looking shoe. Would gladly trade my Fifth Ave for a Byron if I could - 4 last is better for me.

    Got my tan Gobi's today - nice looking. The top of the tongue rubs right where it meets my ankle - anybody else have this issue. Will be fine if it goes away after the leather breaks it. Otherwise will drive me insane. These also also have a small dent just beyond the toe - not a huge deal since I'm likely to not treat these like dress shoes. For those tracking, these fit big for me.
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  10. shoelover

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    Color 8 MacNeil gets better with every wear.

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  11. redmusic1

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    This is the belt I wear with my chili shoes purchased in honey maple: http://www.trafalgarstore.com/item/Broderick_Leather_Belt:More_Colors_Available/1620

    It isn't an exact match, but it coordinates really well in my opinion with chili and dark chili. If you don't like matchy-matchy you might give it a try. The color varies a little as all hand finished leather does, and mine is on the darker end of the slim color spectrum this belt has. I think there is still enough reddish tint on the lighter side to work well though. Hope this helps.

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    You could always try making your own. I made this for less than $50 and most of the materials (dye, edge slicker, etc.) can be used on future projects. [​IMG] You can buy belt 'blanks' that are prepped on the buckle end. All you need to do is snap in a buckle of your choice, cut the bitter end to length, punch a hole for the buckle tongue, dye and finish the edges (optional). No skiving, sewing, or leather working skills necessary.
     
  13. Robertson

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    Badlands for bad weather.

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  14. mkenny28

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    I just picked up a pair of those for the exact same thing. I have to wait 4 weeks to get them though.
     
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    The tongue on my tan Gobis have never bothered me, and mine are also big on me (width-wise). It does sometimes get close to annoying on my Dundee 2s which have a slightly shorter tongue. The saddle leather is also a bit softer than calf, so it should break in easily, but if it's just the position of the tongue alone that's bothering you, you may not want to keep them. They are great looking shoes though.
     
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    They are definitely dark brown. I would almost call it a chocolate.
     
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    Just in case anyone is interested, I just listed these chili Hyde Streets in 9.5D on eBay. They fit true Brannock 9.5 and were too tight for me to settle.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/131660589338
     
  19. tharkun

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    One thing irks me. I have never seen the shearling boot on shoebank. Has anyone else seen them? Do they magically make no mistakes on shearling boots or are they only manufactured after being ordered and people always keep them? Seems weird. Got a Sauk Drive on the way now, which is much better for the wallet too, but they will be much colder ;)
     
  20. redmusic1

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    Burgundy and black shelton on shoebank in 9.5D. Somebody snatch 'em so I don't have to drool for the next two weeks. Besides, I need a brown pair of shoes (or so I will keep telling myself),
     
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