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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. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    code already works. Just used it and my recraft card for a custom Neumok for $140-ish including tax. Score! That makes three - my orange and white one, whatever my wife ordered, and this third one:

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    And now the Cappuccino coming? Oh no!
     
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    are the colour of the webgems cardinal or football brown?, got a pair coming myself that are black and football brown
     
  3. Odradek

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    That's excellent. Do they renew the cork footbed when they do this?
     
  4. Variatio

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    WOW, this is amazing!
     
  5. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Those look great. I ordered an all football leather shoe, and after seeing your pics, I am glad I did. I ordered 2 pairs, one the first day the sale was live, and another a couple of days later. I haven't got mine yet, but am "jonesin" for them now...
     
  6. Variatio

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    Seconded, the football grain looks just great. I absolutely love it, just that it is really tough to get them in Germany.
     
  7. New Shoes1

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    One of the options for the custom sole on the Park Avenues on the AE website is the golf spike sole. I almost want to select this option for an order just to see if AE would actually call me and ask if I realize what I'm doing. Almost.
     
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    You don't really think anyone would be going to call you for reasons of precaution? [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone have bleeding issues from the leather? On a pair of Park Avenues I've had for several years, the leather from the inside of the shoe is bleeding onto the front my big toe, through my sock. Very odd, because this never happened in the past. It started a couple months ago and is consistent. The shoes are not too small (my toe isn't jammed up against the front), and my feet don't sweat excessively. This is the only pair of shoes that this happens with.
     
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    Yes, new hot cork is done when they recraft. It is like getting a brand new pair of shoes already broken in for your foot.

    Chris
     
  11. MoneyWellSpent

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    Nah, I prefer the leather on my shoes to be well done. Do you prefer them medium rare?
     
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    I like the Patriot, but I personally wouldn't go with black. I'm not a big fan of black shoes with light colored pants, especially khaki/chino type pants. I see a lot of people doing this, but it's not for me.

    I would suggest either the brown or burgundy Patriot (I know the burgundy is only available with tap sole, so if you want all leather go brown).

    The burgundy Randolph might be another one you should consider.

    Chris
     
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    Yes, they do. Here's a video of the entire process:
     
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    Yes, my 3 year old Walnut Strands do this on occasion. I think it has more to do with polish bleeding throught the broguing in my case than the leather itself. That being said, I've never been able to tie it to a time shortly after polishing them so I may just be guessing.
     
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    Re: Grey McTavish. I got a pair at the sale price - same idea, couldn't resist the value. I'm in a business casual office environment, and wear them with dark blue or even black chinos. I do get comments - one yesterday "so is grey the new black?". They also look fantastic with a pair of faded jeans. Dresses up the look. For the price, and the quality, can't go wrong IMO.
     
  16. Leather

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    Looking to start my first full-time job soon, and was interested in buying a pair of AE Park Avenues (or any other suggestions for first couple pairs of AE's?). Where would be my best bet for a discounted pair?
     
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    That would make sense, since the basic belt fits more or less the way I think it should, and the manistee is a little too loose (at the innermost hole). I guess the lesson here (for me, at least) is that I should have ordered the Manistee in a 36. It's a shame, I really like the belt and it goes great with a pair of burgundy Cliftons.
     
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    You can check the SF Buy & Sell forums, as there are SF members who sell discounted AE stuff there (some firsts, some seconds, some used). If you are willing to go with seconds, you can save a little more money.

    Also, depending on what you will be wearing at your job, the Park Avenue may or may not be a good shoe to buy right away. I typically only wear mine with a dark, conservative suit, which means that I rarely wear them more than a couple times a month (I work in an environment that is more or less business casual). That being said, you will likely get good use out of them at formal events like weddings, funerals, etc. I think it's a great shoe to have as part of your collection, but if you are only going to have one or two pairs, there are probably more versatile options.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Which models would you say are more versatile?
     
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    I'm in a similar situation and I went with black Strand (firsts) and the burnished walnut Rutledge (seconds) from the Independence Collection. I wanted one black and one brown but I wanted the black to be casual enough to wear to work (business casual) with chinos/wool slacks but could still pair with a suit if necessary.
     
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