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

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  1. Middlife

    Middlife Senior member

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    If I could fit in D I would grab these at $244.90

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/4185531?pathAlias=allen-edmonds-madison-park-wingtip-derby-men

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    I stole this picture from an old post from keepsake89
     


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    I have the Ascher in oxblood, love it. To me, oxblood > chili but not by much. I get the versatility logic though and I think that's why I have zero pairs of walnut in my collection. However I don't wear suits so I could rock them with jeans/chinos and if I'm feeling rebellious, dressier pants.
     


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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those are the Player's shoe. Looks like the 222 last. Also much less burnishing than we see these days.
     


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    The shoes in that picture have Independence-line soles. The Madison Park shoes currently on the Nordstrom's website have "normal" AE soles.
     


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    Right, That's the Players on 222
     


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    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Those aren't independence line soles.
     


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    Anyone have the darker brown Oak Streets? If so, what do you think of them?

    Any real-world photos would be awesome too!
     


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    You're right -- they're more like the soles AE uses on cordovan shoes. But they are "special" soles that look completely different from the soles shown on the Nordstrom site.
     


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    Got my boots a little dirty the other week, so decided to do some work on them today.

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    Much improved after I think:

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    I tried to order the walnut McGregors a couple of weeks ago, but they didn't have any in my size. I tried a pair from the Shoebank, but returned them. That was the last pair in stock (1st or 2nd quality), so I decided to try the walnut Larchmont (again, only available at the Shoebank).
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    One shoe has eyelets that are misaligned. What can be done to minimize that?
    The medallion is off-center on the other shoe. I don't think it's that bad.
     


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    Your boots are looking great!
     


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    Nope, definitely not Indy soles. They do have the combo heel, like the Vernon, BB line shoes, and cordovan models have. But not Indy soles. Not JR either.
     


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    +1 for the walnut dalton suggestion. As someone whose gateway drug into AE was the walnut strand, and whose most recent acquisition was the walnut dalton, I can say they're both great shoes but I find the walnut dalton more versatile. Maybe just because I think a wingtip blucher boot like the dalton is easier to pull off in the rather flashy walnut color than a cap toed balmoral. Don't get me wrong, both great shoes.
     


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    Have you tried re-lacing with the first lace under instead of over? Currently you've got the "Factory Variation" using Ian's terminology (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/crisscrosslacing.htm) and if you look there you can see that the recommended criss cross lacing actually puts that first lace under the eyelets. When I look at your picture it's only that first thread across the bottom that strikes me as misaligned. I think with that more hidden you won't really notice the criss crosses being nearly as far off. Give it a shot! As for the medallion I wouldn't sweat that at all. I don't think I'd have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it and were just posting about the eyelets.

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