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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. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    I wear 6.5D Strand so you can imagine how the brogueing can get busy b/c of smaller vamp/toebox proportions. But at the end of the day, I wear mine with confidence. I wouldn't worry about about this but I know others do. Check the WAYWRN or MC Casual thread. I think someone posted a dark brown Strand in action recently...
     
  2. Tyler2106

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    Quick question -- I'm thinking about buying a pair of Lombard's and was wondering if they could be worn with business attire and casual wear? (ie jeans)
     
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  3. facet

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    It's not the Strand but the Parliament is pretty much the same except on a shorter last. These are 7.5D so you can judge for yourself if you think that it's too busy. Myself, I haven't thought twice about them being too busy. As Thanks SF (new to me) stated already, if you wear things with confidence, you can get away with almost anything.

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  4. dieselman89

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    Mora is $450, thats way to expensive


    I just read a lot of reviews online pointing out the Boston is uncomfortable and should not be worn as a work shoe :(

    I'm still undecided about the Lombard. Is $120 too expensive for a casual shoe? Do you think the lombard will look go with skinny jeans and such?
     
  5. reidrothchild

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    $120 is not too much for a shoe that can be worn with suits and casually. To answer the other part of your question, NOTHING looks good with skinny jeans because skinny jeans are awful.
     
  6. facet

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    Situation depending on course.

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  7. dieselman89

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    I should not say skinny jeans, I should say slim fitting jeans such as J Brand/APC.
     
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    To finish up my saga with AE and they recent run-ins with quality issues on my last 2 pairs of shoes, i would like to give an update. I was contacted by a person from the company, and she was very helpful in helping me sort out my problems. Currently, i have both my pair of shoes back, and i'm content with the end results.

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    I thought some pics were due for the custom order i places of Mora's in navy calf leather. It was a healthy $425 in total, but the shoes look fantastic, and fit a little better than the usual 5 last that i wear. This shoe is a confirmed 8 last, in case anyone needed to gauge fit. Like previously stated, for 10.5 EEE, they look particularity sharp. Now begins the drama of when i should wear then, and for how long :violin:
     
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    The Kenilworth now, i still have to shine them up more, but they deserve to be cataloged before i crease up the vamp using them.

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  10. dieselman89

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    I wish I could pull the trigger on the Norwich or Boston, but I've heard bad things about the comfort for both of those shoes. I want some monk straps!
     
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    JubeiSpiegel, I recommend Prince of Wales check trousers with those blue monks. They will go well with the blue overcheck.
     
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    I have the norwich and it's been a nightmare in terms of comfort. I got them replaced for a smaller size, and now im developing blisters on my left ankle.. I think the leather is cut too high (defect). Gonna go back in tomorrow to get them replaced again.

    I just can't tell whether it's cause they're not broken in yet, or if monk straps are just naturally uncomfortable. I remember my park aves have always been comfortable, even during the break-in period..
     
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    Patrick_b would be proud, nice work friend.
     
  16. Ace_Face

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    What's your shine technique? I've got 8 pairs of AE's and shine them all the same. Some come out looking like mirrors, some come out looking just slightly less matte.
     
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    How did you get "navy calf" as a custom option. I don't see it as a selection on the AE site?

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    Looks sharp!
     
  19. JubeiSpiegel

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    Placed my order at an AE store, they allow more options that way. You can probably call the company and place your order that way too.
     
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    I have both the Boston and the Lombard. The Boston is a nice looking shoe and, while not uncomfortable, it is nowhere near the comfort of my other AEs.

    The Lombard is well worth $120. I have it in merlot and it looks very nice with dark, slim denim. I wear business casual and it has become one of my go-to shoes. Where is it $120? I would consider buying it in another color.
     
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