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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. ace13x

    ace13x Well-Known Member

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    A fine example side-enabling. I salute you.
     
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    As a relative newbie here, I would add that I would be interested in a reference source for intermediate and advanced maintenance techniques. Perhaps there is a thread on mirror-shining, but I am stuck in this one thread, and hesitant to bog it down with technique questions.
     
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  3. ace13x

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    **THE OFFICIAL SHOE CARE THREAD: TUTORIALS, PHOTOS, ETC.**

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
     
  4. Neo1

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    @BackInTheJox I thought you said you had both already? I have the non-BB Duke and have actually been considering a Kenwood, weird. Anyway, I went with a 7D on the Duke (my typical size), and the fit is just incredibly sloppy/large. With heavy socks I still get heel slip, and even bowing in the left, which is extra strange considering the material is pretty stiff. For casual I find myself reaching for the Maxfield and Rye all the time. Unless the BB version was such an upgrade, no way id recommend it. Why not switch it up with a Sanibel - if memory serves, the fit was just like the Kenwood (I tried both at the same time).
     
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  5. Neo1

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    @cc808314 The Kirkwood runs much more tts in length. I went down a half size in length from brannock (meaning I went with typical size) to compensate for the fact that they are wide-ish plus cxl. Fit is good - in a gold cup id be smashed up against the front of the shoe but in these I have just enough room. I'd say go tts, b-width if you can, otherwise down length like I did.
     
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    Totally forgot - after I couldn't find out any more info, I contacted cac about the sequoia - it turns out they pulled it from their planned offering, so anything they made was immediately put onto shoebank. @BackInTheJox maybe another alternative.
     
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    Thanks for the input, I'll look into those.

    I had probably said at one point I was looking into getting both. Actually, when I bought my Kenwoods, it was sort of by mistake. I had been looking for those BB tartan loafers and wasn't sure what they were listed under, so when there was a sale I bought both the "Kenwood Brown/Blue" and the "Duke Chili Tartan Plug." The latter was the one I was looking for, but I soon realized I had no actual occasion to wear them most likely; however, I really dug the Kenwood so I kept them, despite the narrow toebox (I'm usually an E and sometimes EEE and they only came in D). They've stretched a bit but are still somewhat narrow.

    The Duke (at least the BB tartan version) actually fit me better, at least out of the box. I don't know if it would have stretched too much and become too sloppy. But if the football leather Duke fits like the tartan version did, I think I could certainly live with that.
     
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    Perhaps a little shorter than 5-last but not much. I definitely would not have dropped down a half size in length, but I'm on the shorter end of 5-last. As @Neo1 mentioned, you have plenty of play in the soft cxl.
     
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    Anyone heard any recent news about the AE Factory store supposedly opening up this month in the Bergen Town Center in Paramus, NJ? I was told by AE last month that it was scheduled for Feb 22, but that nothing was official until I received a store opening notification from AE. Anyone hear anything? Was the opening pushed back again?
     
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    I received an email that 6pm has 10% off today, and decided to see what AE shoes they might have today.
    Short story -- I picked up a pair of first-quality bourbon Strands for about $174. This is my only bourbon shoe, and I finally got the Strand.
    They had some other good deals too. You might want to check them out.
     
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    dang all 6pm has in strand is a size 14
     
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    I got the last one in my size.
     
  13. M635Guy

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    It was CXL-brushing day...

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  14. Neo1

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    I talked to the manager of this store in person a week ago and she said the store was opening the end of February as far as she knew.
     
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    Those look great. I need more chrome leather, rubber soled shoes. (Mission speaker in the background? If so, good job there.)
     
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    Old Monitor Audio Silver 5i's - had them forever...
     
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    Thanks guys. I will give 9b a try and play with shorter D widths. For reference, I had picked up some Sperry topsiders from BCF since they were so cheap. In 8D, my big toe was right up there touching the front and the width was just slightly wide. I was swimming in 8.5D.
     
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    So what was her name? I remember you talked very highly of her.
     
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    Got these from the bay BNIB Ralph Lauren singleton (made by AE). Really like the moc toe stitching on these and also that these don't have the full strap like Randolphs
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    Very nice, one of my favorite AE offerings. What size are they?
     
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