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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. BagleyBrown

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  2. Robertson

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    No doubt get the firsts. If the seconds you receive are actually "thirds", then you're out $10 anyway.
     
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  3. versusqc

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    I was surprised to find last week some Walnut Shell Stand in my size on shoebank. My understanding is that they haven't been able to source walnut from horween for over a year now, so I'm wondering why it's only being listed now, but took a chance and here they are:
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    The color is amazing, but really hard to capture. The flash definitely accentuates the patina. There's some bloom on the right shoe's top line, which I'll brush away before wear. I think the classification as 2nd comes from the top line broguing on the outside of the same shoe which isn't centered. I think I'll keep them :embar:

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    The sole looks like the Rendenbach sole you would expect on AE cordovan, but without the "genuine Horween" stamp. Anyone know what's up with that?
     
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    Thanks guys, I agree with the consensus.
     
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    I have a pair of shell MacNeil firsts that don't have the Horween stamp on the sole either; I think they may stamp some soles and not others, just kinda random.

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    Great find! Actually, those looks quite light for walnut. Maybe they're mislabeled natural shell. Either way, gorgeous shoes! About the stamp, I think it just means someone at the factory forgot to stamp it. Wouldn't read too much into it.
     
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    I don't wear black shoes very often, but what else can you do with black watch plaid? So the black Manchesters got the call.
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    Thanks for the replies! The flash does make the color lighter than it really is, the toe cap of the right shoe in the second picture (or toe cap of the left shoe in the first picture) is probably more representative of the true color, although the shade seems to change depending on the angle... I'll try to post pictures without flash tonight.
     
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    That's the older JR sole, from approx. 2012 and earlier. Those walnut strands are new old stock, same with the MacNeils above. Not random.
     
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    Side creasing, indicative of a poor fit? Or normal?
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  11. Watchman1

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    Gentlemen,

    The shoes in my sig are off to FeeBay if one of you don't buy them.

    Thanks.
     
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    I get that with some shoes because of flat feet. If the ball of your foot is aligned with the widest part of the sole, I wouldn't stress about it too much.
     
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    I seem to get this in a handful of my shoes, especially the ones that have too much volume for my flat feet/low arches. My Rogues are probably the worst offender.
     
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    Might be. They were off ebay afterall. I meant the stitching around the front on top. I wiggle my foot around all shoes and the stitching is quite hard. The shoes were also too small so maybe that's just why. Still doesn't make me want to try the style again.
     
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    First Ave!!
     
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    What are peoples thoughts on the poron insole? It's quite comfy but I'm concerned that it won't last last as long as the normal leather insole. Any thoughts? I'm looking at the Barlet in the Independence Line.

    Thank you
     
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    Daltons today..

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    Hi I am new here and know pretty much nothing about mens shoes. I am looking for some advice on shoes for my boyfriend. The three options are the neumok in brown distressed leather, the mctavish in cognac dublin leather, or the strandmok in tan or brown.
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    What would you choose, and why? Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    It would help to know what your boyfriend will wear them with. With suits/business casual, I would probably go with the mctavish in cognac, otherwise either strandmok work well with jeans. The neumok are only on the allen edmonds website as a warning of what happens if you don't take care of your shoes
     
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    My choice would be McTavish with no additional information. Most versatile.

    Second would be Strandmok (I prefer brown) because they look fantastic with jeans and khakis.

    A distant third would be the Neumok. Unless you really know his taste/style, it strikes me as a little too adventurous for a gift.
     
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