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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. misterellington

    misterellington Senior Member

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    Schautals! YES!
     


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    Is it just me or those wingtips look like a pug?
     


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    I don't feel good dropping that amount of coin on a rubber sole either. Thank you for the input. I've caught the loafer bug bad but I'm trying to keep a level head and not just impulse buy. I will say again that those Paine loafers felt better than any of the AE ones I've tried on so far. Still hoping there's an AE that fits me like that one did
     


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    On an actual AE note...my absolute favorite pair of shoes is getting their maiden voyage out in the wild today. Little Sunday dinner at the folks' place.

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    Full disclosure: no pugs were harmed in the making of my shoes. Any resemblance between my shoes and any pug, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
     
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    Oxblood Daltons? I've got a pair on the way, in what must be the deal of the century.
     


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    Great film! Though I can't see his footwear in that pic. In most cases one wouldn't dream of pairing a loafer with a suit except for very casual summer seasonal suits like linen or seersucker. But there are some very sleek, minimalist non-penny slippers like the Lobb Lynton or EG Royal Albert that could work, particularly in black calf. And of course, burgundy tassel loafers with suits was a historical "uniform" among lawyers and politician types in the 70s and 80s...
     
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    Yes sir. Do I dare ask what the deal was??
     


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    Thanks to fellow members here that informed me about the Brooks Brothers corporate discount, I managed to grabbed a pair of the BB-AE captoes and returned the full price Park Avenue I got two days ago. Technically they look the same but the BB fits me better width wise and saves me quite a lot. I read somewhere that BB-AE uses lower graded leather than the original AE but the leather from both pairs look and feel the same for me. Could someone shed light on this?

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    I'm gonna call fail on this. I get the visual linkage between the 333 and 1943, but fit-wise: no. The 333 is my best-fitting AE last and the 1943 is, literally, my worst (disclaimer: I only have extensive experience with 6 lasts, and have tried on 3-4 others, so not all AE lasts). The 1943 is about a half-size short and almost a full width slimmer in my experience than the 333 (that is with 3 copies of the 333 and having tried 4 different Cornwallis pairs). The volume is also quite a bit lower in the 1943; if I could fit one, it would actually be my largest v-gap in AE shoes. Maybe Paul G's feet are just radically different than mine, but if the above description is what they were shooting for, they missed for this pair of feet.

    I'd be interested to see what consumer research they have done on the 1943; opinions on this forum seem to be widely disparate. I wanted the last to work as I love the Cornwallis design, and the above description sounds great, but it is vastly different than my experience.

    Oh well - I hope the 1943 works better for you!
     


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    Ok sizing question:

    I measure an 8.5 in heel to toe, and a 9 in heel to ball. I am D width but borderline E in certain parts of my foot (mainly at my arch). I have a moderately high instep. After trying various sizes for the Park Ave, I settled on 9D (which is the most common size in my closet). They are a bit snug width-wise at my arch, and also in the instep. However I'm assuming they will loosen up just a bit after some wear.

    Now I just bought a pair of McGregors in size 9D, thinking the fit would be similar to my PA's since it's on the same last. However, perhaps due to the blucher style lacing, they fit much looser than the PA's. I almost feel like I might need an 8.5D.

    Does anyone here find themselves sizing down from oxford to derby in the same last?
     


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    Short answer, probably. My brannock is similar, 8.5/8.5 pretty squarely mid D-E. I fit best in 8E in 65 balmorals because of my instep. Bluchers I can take a D. I can get an OK-ish fit in 8.5D in a balmoral 65, but I generally size down a half lengthwise because I prefer less space in front of my toes as opposed to more. I don't own the McGregor, but I think the general feeling around here is they run a bit more roomy.
     
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    @mosy Short answer - the 65 is just not good, plain and simple. "Best for high arches." Love that - anyway, try a balmoral on the 201 and a blucher on the 108 or 222 - don't drive yourself crazy with the 65.

    But yes, definitely agree with ace, you could drop down.
     


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    Oh, he's rocking black calf loafers there. There are a few bugs devoted to sartorial movie style—with many posts on CG's sense of style, especially between 1949 to about '62 or so. It's been noted in a few places how he willingly broke the "no loafer rule". But he put his look across with such confidence, and subtlety that it always worked.

    It's good to be Cary Grant I guess. [​IMG]
     


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