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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. Neo1

    Neo1 Senior member

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    @danwatts2005 I find that really unfortunate - a result of AEs super limited inventory and the back and forth shipping preventing you from finding a good fit. The stores are geared towards getting everyone into the 65, which will likely "fit" everyone to some degree. I would have agreed with you when I first got my PAs, but as an example, last Fall one day I had my Aberdeens on by 7AM, did a couple hours of errands, considerable walking, made a 2.5 hr drive, did a LOT more walking, drove home (another 2.5 hours), and still had the shoes on at 2AM, and could have kept going. Keep trying everything you can get your hands on.

    I absolutely can never get athletic shoes to work - I measure at a 7.5 narrow. With all the cushion I need the length of the 7.5 (with AE I go down to 7). But with the D width of the sneakers, it's always way too much volume, like I'm sloshing around, and I get leg muscle fatigue pretty quickly.
     
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    Walnut Stands from yesterday.

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    For real. I wore my Gobis for the majority of a 90 mile walking trip through Spain and had absolutely no foot pain or issues.
     
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    Freiburgs on casual Friday. [​IMG]
    Really liking both the fit and the look of these. Great casual boot.
     
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    I have two pairs of black shoes (dundee 2.0 and a pair of Wolverines). I've worn both pairs this week. Do I need to seek counseling? Especially after yesterday's color splash. Someone shower me in Walnut please...
     
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    I wore my Dukes for a full day at Universal and for three solid days at Disney. They were fantastic.


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    I am sized at a 10.5D, as measured by the LaSalle St. store, and that is what all of my AE's are, five of which are 65s. I've been a 10.5D for most of my adult life, so I just thought the AE measurement was confirming what I already knew.

    My commute includes walking across the Loop, from Millennium Station to Wacker and Monroe, which is one mile each way, so I'm putting in some miles. I refuse to do the bit of wearing tennis shoes with dress pants, carrying my AEs, and switching when I get here.

    It seems like the biggest problem I have is usually that a wrinkle in the sock or a pinch in the pinky toe will develop at some point during the day, and then just get worse, even if I fix it. I think part of my problem might be that I have such a large rotation (at least compared to any I've ever had before), that I haven't really gotten any of them truly broken in yet. Only wearing once a week at most is going to make a break in period longer. I'd be done with a pair of the cheap shoes I used to wear by this time, and my AEs are just getting started.
     
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    @danwatts2005 You might not like the styles, but if the stores have them in stock, try out the Normandy & Walton - I could wear either of those forever.
     
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    My retraining to wear brown with navy is now complete and now looks "normal." Chili Benton's, my very first pair of AE shoes, for a casual Friday.

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    I'm with you. Shoes were meant to be walked in. My commute to work involves about 3 miles of walking, and I'm at that particular job 3 days a week. Because my rotation is at 21 pairs (total), again, some shoes I have purchased over a year ago are still not completely broken in. The shell Carminas I'm wearing today I got last August and they still haven't been beaten into submission.
     
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    wearing my bourbon sanfords today...

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    Wearing my walnut Strands today. Although they are several years old, they don't look as walnutty as some walnut shoes do, probably because I use Allen-Edmonds Light Brown Shoe Polish (the stuff in the glass jar) on them.......

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    ......fir those who might be wondering, yes, I retied them right after I took this pictureo
     
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    I could definitely do it with some of my AEs, but I wouldn't want to with my natural shell Dundees. They'd have so many welts by the end of the day because of the water rides.
     
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    Classic... [​IMG]

    Need to polish this weekend though!

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    Those look fantastic!!
    Me neither. I think my fugly voyagers would get the call. Supremely comfortable, and ugly enough that I don't care if they get beat up or get ice cream, soda, or whatever else my kids would subject them to.
    They look expertly polished to me!
     
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