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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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    I also agree with others that walnut is not versatile. If AEs oxblood were a true burgundy, I'd say go with that, but it's a lot more flashy. I'd go dark brown for maximum versatility.


    Where did the whole "barn weasel" meme come from? Who started it? Just wondering. Because I know where the coffee poses came from. :)
     
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    This changes things for me. I've been noticing things moving in that direction. I'm an E width and it's hard to even get fitted for a last, much less a model.

    I was in a retail store last night. I noticed that many of their floor models had tiger striping, bad inconsistent finishing, etc.... The SA acted like he didn't want to talk to me ( I was the only one in the store). It was kinda sad. I'm not sure I want to play the guessing game on new models and lasts.

    I have my basic rotation now. I'm probably going to pick up a couple of items from the shoebank then take a break for a while. Maybe it's time to sit back and see where this goes and start saving for shell.
     
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    I can see where you're coming from here. I just received my first Oxblood yesterday, and I absolutely love them. But I put them next to a Dark Chili, and the difference was minimal. It was so minimal that I'm not going to sweat getting an Oxblood belt for a while.
     


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    This changes things for me. I've been noticing things moving in that direction. I'm an E width and it's hard to even get fitted for a last, much less a model.

    I was in a retail store last night. I noticed that many of their floor models had tiger striping, bad inconsistent finishing, etc.... The SA acted like he didn't want to talk to me ( I was the only one in the store). It was kinda sad. I'm not sure I want to play the guessing game on new models and lasts.

    I have my basic rotation now. I'm probably going to pick up a couple of items from the shoebank then take a break for a while. Maybe it's time to sit back and see where this goes and start saving for shell.[/quote

    Considering their Spring offerings, I'm inclined to do the same. Either that, or learn to speak Alden. It's a foreign language to me at the moment.
     


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    For fun, I googled "filthy barn weasel" images, expecting to find a good weasel image to post here. Imagine my surprise when the first picture in the list was my own picture of my AE February purchases.
    [​IMG]
    There were several other pictures of Allen Edmonds shoes in the list as well.
     
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    Well sumbitch.... I really like the look of those.
     


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    Lol! You're right! But this also came up.

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    It was me. I'm on my phone, but when I have a chance to get on the computer, I'll dig up the original post. Glad I was able to contribute something to this group that has enabled my newly found shoe addiction.

    Filthy barn weasels, all of you!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     


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    Glad someone else noticed this...save for the black welt vs the medium brown welt, Dark Chili and Oxblood are very similar in shade. I would actually say that getting both might be a bit redudant.
     
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    I'd like to see how each matches up with a Merlot, and also a Burgundy shell. It might be a bit redundant, but the Oxblood I got were Daltons, compared to Chili McAllisters.
     


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    And I'll add that my particular shade of Cognac McTavish are also very close in color.
     


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