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

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  1. DapperDriver

    DapperDriver Well-Known Member

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    Must... Resist... Urge... To drunk buy... Mcallisters...
     
  2. ace13x

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    I generally just go with leather, but I do own a pair with the combo and it does help with slip, though I don't find leather all that slippery (guess its the way I walk) I've worn my Normandy's in ice and snow without issue.

    If your EVER going to consider a Toppy, then get the Combo Sole. Its worth the extra money over having a toppy put on by a cobbler in my opinion. It just looks SOOO much cleaner.
     
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    Well I'm on the other end of the spectrum 8's. D in the 511 (though E is OK except for the Dundee -> not enough eyelets), then E is my best fit in the 65. I don't know how well that will translate up at the 14-15 range, but ultimately getting them on your feet will be the true test. So glad I now have an outlet relatively close so I can have them ordered from the bank to try on, no strings.
     
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    A day late, but here are the Walnut Daltons with Dainite (seconds $197). The ONLY fault I found was a bit of eyelet misalignment on the left shoe. Really only noticeable on the left shoe, bottom pair where the laces bar across. Some AE conditioner in the gusset helped improve it a bit, so I'm hoping it will get better as they break in. In any case, I can live with it. The color is a touch warmer than in the pics, probably because of the overcast day.

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/frugalmale.../unadvertised_sale_for_allen_edmonds_seconds/

    Jeffersonville unadvertised sale. only there and only seconds. does not include bourbon.

    I first checked Shoebank to see if they had the brown First Ave boot in my size. wasn't on Shoebank but I called Jeffersonville and they had them: First Ave for $249. Worth a call.

    Again this is only at Jeffersonville and are seconds:

    Lasalle $279 now $179
    Addison $239 now $189
    Badlands $239 Now $189
    Maxfield $219 now $169
    Neumok $219 now $169
    Leeds 2.0 $299 now $199
    MacNeil 2.0 $299 now $199
    Grayson $299 now $199
    Randolph $299 now $199
    Mora 2.0 $299 now $199
    Ascher $299 now $199
    Fifth Street Boot $299 now $199
    First Ave Boot $349 now $249
    Road Warrior’s – Retail $295 - 2nds $239 now $189
     
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    Here's my filthy barn weaslin for the day:

    With AE's excellent return policy, why not get'em?
     
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    Damn you for bringing up that suede Dundee..I had finally wrestled my mind away from getting that gorgeous navy suede Dundee on clearance a couple of nights ago, by convincing myself that since I've already got a shell dundee, I wouldn't need 2 casual chukka boots. Plus I REALLY need a rubber soled shoe of some sort. And I wanted to get into the suede game, so, the Strandmoks were my attempt at killing two birds with one stone.

    Lol...But seriously, thanks for the suggestion...clearly the Dundee is an option I'll have to put back on the table when I prepare to place my order during this sale.
     
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    Yes, that Navy Dundee is tempting me too. Must.... show.... fiscal.... restraint!!

    PS, you could get the Dundee with a V-Tread Tap Sole.
     
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    Thinking of picking up a pair of Strandmok 2.0 in suede. Seems to be a great semi-casual shoe for spring and summer.

    I'd ideally wear with jeans and potentially a blazer or just a button up shirt.

    Debating between grey and the brown. Anyone have input or, even better, photos with jeans?

    I've seen the brown in a photo way earlier in the thread but never seen the grey.
     
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    OK, since you are hoping for fiscal restraint (well, part of you is), would it help to ask you if you have really thought through how and how often you would wear a split welt chukka in navy suede?
     
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    They're out of my size, so I don't have to worry about it. [​IMG] Thats some Remo Williams s***.
     
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    @Count de Monet So are you trying to say its not ok to go to work business formal with a suit, tie & blue suede boots? Completely ruined my plans.

    On a more serious note, I guess I'm surprised at the level of interest in the new strandmok - the suede colors are so light, plus the white sole...i really loved the colors they used to offer on the neumok - they're a little wild but dark/antiquated enough that they really look good for casual beyond just the summer season. I just don't get the appeal here unless people are just trying to take advantage of the sale.
     
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    @SLCRich With a 7D patriot I sort of need to pry them on with a shoehorn to get past the heel, then the overly large toebox helps compensate for the pain I would normally get due to low vamp. With a 7D Grayson, they slip on a lot easier, the toe box is initially a little crammed but it expands somewhat and the heel (which is quite wide) does cause slipping but this lessens with wear. So I went same size.
     
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    I know you weren't asking me, but honestly, with my wardrobe, I could easily wear the thing every single day and it would look pretty sick with alot of the color combos I have...arrggghh .... the struggle is so very real!
     
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