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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. Uncle

    Uncle Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some Stamdmocks on Monday, and the SA gavee the 245 price. Once I figure out this picture posting thing....
     


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    Saw this boot at Nordstrom today and I need help trying to find out more info about it. I don't even know the last it's on. It really caught my attention because I've never seen it before and Allen Edmonds doesn't seem to have it on their site. Maybe it's a Nordstrom exclusive but who knows. The only info I found was:
    Tough, supple leather distinguishes a clean-lined, American-made chukka boot styled with rawhide laces and set on a crepe sole.
    Lace-up style.
    Leather upper and lining/crepe sole.
    By Allen Edmonds; made in the USA.
    Men's Shoes.
     


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    Does anyone have any pics of a pair of nice and worn oxblood Warwick monk straps? I'm thinking of buying it since it's on sale. Thanks!
     


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    +1. I have at least 5 different AE soles and the combo tap is by far my favorite. Only caveat is that I somehow don't have the regular single-oak AE sole (all of my leather soles are Indy).
     


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    I've got mostly double-oak soles, but also have a couple single-oak soles, one JR sole (love it), and several combo tap soles on my various Shaker Heights boots and a pair of RL for AE Sandersons.

    Overall, I really like the combo tap soles. The maintain the same overall profile as the regular leather soles, but with added traction and longer wear (and better in the rain).

    JR soles are nice too, only recently got to experience them and they are super durable.
     


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    what is the anniversary sale you refer to?
     


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    Go on the AE site and in the menu it is the Anniversary Sale option. Enjoy.
     


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    I wear the same size in any last, though I know several others will say different. Also, I'm not sure if the ratios are the same when you get up into sizes where life preservers are required.
     


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    For me, the length in the 65 isn't usable, just in the point of the toe. I'm 11D in most AE's, which works well for most lasts. The 1 last is borderline in that size, if it was any tighter I'd need an 11.5D. I have to go to 11E in the 65 because the toe box is too tight, and that makes the 65 work fairly well. If the 1 last in 15D is a good fit, my best guess is that 15D would be where to start with the 65 as well.
     


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    These aren't quite oxblood (Bob's chili), but if you can imagine these coated in a thin layer of blood you're pretty close:
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    Thanks. Also I've never own a pair of oxblood shoes. Do you think oxblood is a color with a lot of versatility?
     


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    Yes, but ....
    I think it would go well with a range of trouser colors - mid to dark grey, navy blue, etc. With that said, it is definitely a strong, attention-grabbing color, much more so than brown or Bob's chili, which is extremely versatile. It is probably more versatile than walnut (though I will wear my darkish walnut strands with just about anything).

    I equate oxblood with Merlot in that it will pair well with many pant options but is not a particularly neutral color.

    Disclaimer: I don't have anything in oxblood. Not opposed to it, but it hasn't grabbed me. Maybe a Carlyle someday ...
     


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    Of my 10 AE, half are oxblood. I'm a fiend. I think it's extremely versatile. Warwick, Strand, McGregor, Ascher, and Dalton.
     


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    If you like the suede on the Strandmok, then maybe take a look at a suede Dundee 2.0. They both use suede from CF Stead. Unlike the Strandmok, the Dundee is lined (I think thats the only difference). CF Stead makes REALLY nice suede. My first pair of AE's were the Dundee 2.0 in Loden, and they still remain my favorite pair.

    Side note: Really wish AE make their suede belt in Loden. Picked up one in Bitter Chocolate from the Rack for $40 this week, and its sweet.
     


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    I was contemplating the same (McAllister in Dark Chili or Merlot, leaning Merlot), but I'm very close to pulling the trigger on Shell Dundee's and I have to keep some fiscal responsibility. Also thinking of Oxblood Strands for RDA, so the McA's might go by the wayside.
     


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