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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. harlequin782

    harlequin782 Senior member

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    . Dup post
     
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  2. danwatts2005

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    The SA that I usually get only knows that I should buy a matching belt, and gets offended when I already have one that's close enough.
     
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    I never really had high expectations for SA as they probably do not make a whole lot of money and this probably isnt their dream job. There have been a few SA that have posted here but I wonder if that was just to learn more and because they enjoyed the shoes themselves.

    Its kinda like car sales. I go in knowing that I probably know a whole lot more than the person selling me so I just shrug it off and if I really have a question I'll wait or call back for a manager etc.

    However the last time I was in an outlet, I did receive fantastic service and the gentleman was very sincere and nice. I was almost out the door when I turned around and asked for his card (I cant believe I forgot/ he didnt offer it to me) I think he was also the first SA that hasn't shoved a card down my throat. He wasnt the most knowledgable, but he has earned my business for the next time.
     
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    While I wait for the Shoe Bank to have Daltons walnut dainite in my size, I think I'm gonna go for my 2nd monk strap shoes -- Mora 2.0; many have mentioned that they are more comfortable than the Franciscans, but do the Mora 2.0 run wider and/or longer?
     
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    Glad to hear this...that's encouraging...I do understand your car salesman analogy and I dont disagree with it. However I must admit, it would be a little off putting if I showed up to the lexus dealership and the salesman actually knew next to nothing about LEXUSES. Not saying AE is the equivalent of a Lexus, but I could understand, say a Nordstrom sales associate not knowing anything about AE shoes for instance, just like I could understand a Carmax associate not knowing anything in particular about Chevrolet, but when the product is of your own brand, I would hope there would be a little more research invested in what's being sold.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    How's the sizing on the First Avenue compared to the 65?
     
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    Hello! I use the same sizing. I think the toe box is a bit sleeker but not so much you need to go up or down a size . I'm comparing the first aves with the bleeker streets and strands I have.
     
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    Thanks! The 65 is tough for me as a 9D is too narrow, a 9E is a bit too wide, and a 9.5D is a little long.
     
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    Haha yeah that seems tough. The 11.B on most lasts seem to work fine for me. I say try it on 9.5 B on the First Ave if you can or 9D.
     
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    Bourbon Strands on some really bad office carpet
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    Oxblood strands today after a week off.

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  13. NewStyleGuy07

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    Hey!

    I've been lurking in this thread and the old one for a while, but I haven't been able to find the answer to a question I have.

    What are folks thoughts on the Road Warrior series? I'm looking for a good comfortable shoe to replace my Rockports as my evening and weekend beater shoes.
     
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    I almost returned these, my only real issue being tightness across the top of my foot due to my high-ish instep. I've now decided to keep them based on the above advice and after wearing them all weekend and I can feel them beginning to break in.

    This brings me to 5 pairs in 3 months and a complete work rotation...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you filthy barn weasels!
     
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  15. RRLRanch

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    I already have a pair of RL Marlow Wingtips and black Allen Edmonds Park Avenues. I rarely wear dress shoes but I'd like to have a good assortment because I want these to be heirloom pieces. And I have a son on the way and I want to look good on those special occasions.

    I have a $650 coupon for Allen Edmonds and I wanted to ask for help here. Which shoe and which color should I buy?

    Even though the Ralph Lauren Marlow Wingtips are super expensive, I have a feeling they are not meant to be wear on formal occasions.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Happy Monday, fellas!
    Since AE says sockless is all the rage these days... (Actually it's spring break, campus is dead, and sockless natty cxl helps me think I'm somewhere else on vacation.)
    Super bright sun this morning, so sorry about the crappy cell pic:
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    They are Leeds, but with different out soles. They also have leather insoles with a cover piece that goes over the rear half of the insole (Lexington has this too).

    Here's a pic of my 2.0 (back when that cover piece pulled up a bit and I sent them to AE for repair).
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    I tried some on at my local menswear store and they are very comfortable. I didn't buy any because all the styles available are duplicates of what I already have. But I would say these would be a great alternative to Rockports, etc. And, in my opinion, they look nicer than Rockports.

    Chris
     
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    Sockless my ass. Still chilly here man!!
     
  20. Rubik1014

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    I have purchased the same 8.5D size for every pair of shoes I have. That includes Park Avenue, Strand, Mora 2.0, and a number of others.

    Some are more comfortable than others, but the Mora 2.0 is right near the top.

    I believe if it were to fit "properly" I might size down, but then I think the toes would be tight. I bought my size and added tongue pads and I think that is what makes it a winning combination.
     
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