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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. gooter

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    No idea, I bought mine from Lands End.
     
  2. jc1234

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    Thanks guys. Makes sense on the notch for centering. The boot on the left is a much bigger notch and looks uneven close up, which is what was annoying me. I didnt notice this with the laces on, so most likely its very difficult to see when worn. I'll take a closer look with them laced up on my foot. They are super comfortable and the coloring is perfect, so I'd definitely hate to exchange them out.
     
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    I own 7 different pairs of Edmonds and take ridiculously good care of them all and I have to say:

    Some of you are absolute lunatics when it comes to what you perceive as an unacceptable in your shoes. And don't try to take that as a compliment. I mean that some of you are just completely insane. These are dead animal skins that you wear on your feet and beat them into the pavement with each step you take. Calm down, wear your shoes and shut the fuck up.
     
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  4. gooter

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    I love you
     
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    This is bad ass shoe talk!
     
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    The SF equivalent of HTFU. :slayer:
     
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    The fact that this makes so much sense means it's inherently anti-SF.
     
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    So, after all of my bitching about the Lubbock about their finishing and quality, I tried them on again over the weekend at home while wearing jeans and I changed my mind about my first opinion. Overall, they are a sturdy shoe with the double sole. They are not perfect, but they are intended to be a casual shoe and are interesting--after all, that is what I want in a casual shoe.

    I was wearing them around the house thinking about life and getting a better feel for their fit when my girlfriend came home and said that she loved them (she knows about shoes and my extensive collections of EG and C&J etc). I was a little unsure of fit as there is some movement. However, when I first bought my RL cordovan penny loafers, they also moved around a lot on my feet till I broke them in. These actually move less than those but I guess I was more forgiving of RL due to my bias towards C&J cordovan.

    I then wore them out to brunch and to the dog park. I ran into a buddy (who is a professed Alden/AE hater) and he complemented me on them. Overall, I am happy with them and they serve their purpose. I have now officially joined the AE club. Now to break them in.

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    In trying to determine my size for the Cronmok's I was ordering the AE store gave me Neumoks to try on. I tried the same size as my PA's and they felt fine. They were a tad roomy but so are my PA's in 8EEE to accommodate my one wider foot. They were the suede model and felt like I was wearing slippers. Outstanding, I think I will pick them up at a later sale. My Cronmoks have not arrived yet to comment on.
     
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    I have the walnut shell Daltons and they have the exact notch in both boots. So they must be part of the pattern. They're not visible on mine and cause no harm. I would keep and enjoy them.
     
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    I needed this. As a sartorial noob, reading this thread can make one a bit paranoid and lose his bearings on the reality that clothes are functional items above all else.
     
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    :rotflmao:

    Perhaps an angry post; but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
     
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    There are some members on this thread that I would never have imagined seeing here. Does that reflect AE being on the rise, people lowering their elite standards on this forum, or the decline of more luxurious shoe makers in general?

    Nefar's comment was amazing by they way. This thread can frustrate at times...
     
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    So i was going to drop of my Walnut Daltons to get some Vibram soles put on for inclement weather. I live in DC so i went to a place called "Best Foot Forward". It had received good enough reviews on yelp and on stylefourm. Upon inquiring whether they are going to undo the Goodyear welting to put the soles on or basically glued on like a Topy, the girl behind the counter goes this is not goodyear welted, companies just put this threading on the sole for "show". I calmly told her i am positive Allen Edmonds does not "glue on" their soles. She basically didn't change her position and i knew i wasn't going to convince her that she was wrong. Anyways, WTF?!?!
     
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    She should be fired.
     
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    find a new store
     
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    I just got my Bourbon Strands in the mail and thought I'd share for those wanting to see how they look in this shade. Also, for my first post, I thought I'd could rub in the fact that I have them before they are even available online. [​IMG]

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    I ordered them back on September 22nd at their Dallas brick and mortar. I was just going to size them for future ordering, but the saleswoman was nice enough to put in the bourbon order early and honor the 15% off Rediscover America price.

    I'm very happy with them. Walnut Strands are classic, but it's nice having something a touch different than everyone else... and having the same color on my feet as drink in my glass.
     
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    [Whoops, double posted since the first one got held up for moderation.]
     
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    She must have been hot.
     
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    The real world can be quite cruel to sartorialists.

    I once took a pair of Ferragamos to a local (well reviewed) cobbler, due to a squeaky shank issue, only to have them fail 3 times to fix it. I learned two lessons that day: Don't use local cobblers, and don't buy Ferragamos with blake construction... :plain:
     
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