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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. thecooldude33

    thecooldude33 Active Member

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    Did I just buy a used/refurbished pair of Park Avenue's from amazon?


    Hey guys,


    I recently purchased a pair of park avenues from amazon listed as new (I wanted to get two day shipping, so I ordered from amazon instead of the official website..anyone have any experience with amazon?). I got my shoes today, and I think that I may have received a used pair, or maybe they have slight imperfections because of Allen Edmonds manufacturing process. Please look at the photos and let me know what you guys think. I am contemplating returning these tomorrow. Whats bothering me is the front part of the shoe seems to be chipped a bit, and the soles at the bottom seem to be showing what it appears to be some wear. I just don't want to spend $340 on a refurbished pair, but if this is normal then I don't mind.
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  2. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Well-Known Member

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    My RLs should arrive by tomorrow. I will let you guys know.
     
  3. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Well-Known Member

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    I remember you were trying to narrow down your choices, but what did you end up snagging?

    I can't wait for a few of my recent orders to arrive this week.

    Also, this thread needs more pictures. It's just too bad I don't have the Cold Iron backdrop.


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  4. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Well-Known Member

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    I got the tan Sandersons and the brown Slatons. Glad everyone was able to take advantage of the sale.
     
  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, I have always admired Sandersons. The only reason I did not jump on them is that I've recently developed an illness where I prefer my longwings to be shell. Antibiotics don't seem to have any affect.

    Also, regarding the Evanstons, keep an eye out on EBay for new old stock or a barely worn pair. I like the soft square shape/silhouette of the Evanston so much, it inspired me to purchase a pair of C&J on the 337 last for my black cap toe and Andrew Lock's benchgrade for my brown cap toe.
     
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  6. SidewinderX

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    I had a pair of C&J Westbournes on order but I decided to cancel it after realizing I didn't want to deal with the hassle and cost with returning them in the likely case they wouldn't fit... I'll just have to wait till I get up to NYC and figure out my C&J sizes before ordering them.
     
  7. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Well-Known Member

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    Those are some beautiful boots, and if they'd had them available in my size, I would have pounced like a lion on a zebra.

    Basically, it would go something like this...

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  8. Shiny

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    Tried to get the brown Slatons, but they did not have them in my size. If anyone picked up some bwn Slatons in 9.5D, shoot me a PM. I may take them off your hands.
     
  9. nickrut

    nickrut Well-Known Member

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    God I have a shoe issue..

    Last 2 weeks:

    Nuemora
    RL Sanderson
    Brown Fairfax
    Chili Fairfax
    Cordovan Strand

    Idiot.
     
  10. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Well-Known Member

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    This is awesome! I've been sitting out this sale, because I've just purchased too many shoes lately. But when I saw the picture of the Illford, I emailed them. Hopefully they don't have my size....
     
  11. mp906

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    ^ me too

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    Alden plan toe boots
    AE for Wolverine 1000 mile shell cordovan
    AE 5th Ave black
    AE 5th Ave walnut
    AE RL Slaton brown

    Wife pissed!
     
  12. nickrut

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    Thank god I'm not married. lol.

    Luckily I got them ALL heavily discounted. I do think I've decided that the Fairfax is my favorite model, followed by the strand.
     
  13. kmdsimpson

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    Return the calf shoes if you have to, but hold on for dear life to those shells! Were the Strands seconds? If so, do you know what the defects are?

    Edit: And the Sandersons. Those things rule.
     
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  14. masernaut

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    Now that I've got a RL Sanderson in Tan coming in, I think I'll be selling the Walnut Lombard. Although the RL shoes can't be re-crafted, at $130, this is a steal!
     
  15. Bmeliamb

    Bmeliamb Well-Known Member

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    Can never have too many! At least that's what I keep telling myself.
     
  16. K2793

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    Newbie here. How do AE's fit compared to clarks desert boots? I'm considering picking up some park avenue seconds in black. I just need to get a black oxford cap for upcoming school events and interviews. Maybe ill buy a lesser brand for my first pair but just would like to know how to size
     
  17. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Well-Known Member

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    is RL's tan supposed to be same as AE's walnut?
     
  18. cbfn

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    I know I'm waaaay late for the 744 seconds, but I've been bitten by the fever for shell and need these. Does anyebody know if AE has some left in 8D?
     
  19. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

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    Es for 130 is about the cheapest ive ever seen them. good deal.
     
  20. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Last 2 weeks:


    Brooks Strands
    Rutldgede
    Neumok - red and white
    Neumok - all football leather

    ... Ouch.
     
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