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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. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

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    Haha, I think the very act of frequenting an Internet message board to talk about shoes constitutes a serious mental condition, no matter how many pairs one owns.

    That being said, I used to have three MORE AE wingtips: walnut Dalton, brown austerity brogue, black Jeffersons. But I just wasn't wearing them, so they had to go. :(
     


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    Some info I gathered - id appreciate some rep points so I can get past my 4 green things.

    1. I was told at the retail store I could bring in one non-stocked style to try and it would be held for 7 days. Hey, better than nothing.

    2. The outlet is going to start carrying made for outlet styles that are first quality and won't be listed online, for 199. Weird, wonder how that will work. Guess they're clearing space for these, the first of which is like a Lexington blucher clone.

    3. I can confirm that the jville price list posted was in effect at Freeport, so it is probably outlet wide.
     


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    Ok - Then I have a REAL problem:

    Dalton - Burg Shell
    Dalton - Walnut Shell
    MacNeil - Brown Shell
    MacNeil - Burg Shell
    MacNeil - Walnut Shell
    MacNeil (Schautl) - Brogue Suede
    MacNeil (Summit Point) - Walnut/Bone calf
    Neumok - White
    Neumok - Blue/White
    Neumok - Orange/white
    Neumok - red/gold (USC colors)
    Neumok (Jingle Bell Mok) - Red/Green
    Long Branch - Grey
    Cambridge - Black Shell
    Jefferson - Burg Shell
    McAllister - Cappuccino Shell
    McAllister - Red/White/Blue
    McAllister - Black/White
    Mcallister (Times Square) Black patent leather, white stitching
    Horseman - Orange pebble
    MacGregor - Green shell
    Birmingham - black gator
    Player's Shoe - Blue suede
    Player's Shoe - Sand suede

    24 pairs.
     


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    What are you guys looking for regarding those loafers? I tried them all and they're different like night and day. Not sure where to start.
     


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    Great info. #2 is interesting. That's probably to clear stock of old end-run leathers and soles, like they do for Black Friday. They've been doing this for Nordstrom rack for a few years now. Makes sense.

    Btw, I'm considering changing my name to Captain Kenilworth...
     


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    Here's been my short lived experience with AE loafers. For comparison, I'm a 9d in just about every last...
    Ascher (calf leather): fits like a glove, snug but not restrictive
    Patriot (calf leather): snugggggggggg, but once on, no problems and fits just about like the Ascher.
    Cavanaugh (calf leather): zero chance a 9d would work, went up half a size in the store and it worked a lot better (still this was only walking around the store.)
    Cavanaugh (suede leather): went up half a size based on store experience and fits more like a slipper...for suede I think 9d would have been perfect. But I love the color and I'm stubborn so I'm manipulating these as best I can :)

    Lake Forrest and Lake Bluff and Grayson. 9d at the store all worked for me. Once again though, this is just walking in circles in the store. The above 3 (sans Cavanaugh calf) I have real world experience in.
     
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    You're downright loony, my good sir!!

    ;)

    Don't you know the only shoe you need is the Alden color 8 longwing on Plaza with flat welt? :foo:
     
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    Do you really want to switch those beautiful navy shell Carminas for the Kenilworths in your avatar?
     


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    #2 is very interesting. I hope it is a matter of getting rid of excess raw materials, etc and will have no bearing on the quality of the regular lines. But then, do they generate that much excess materials to warrant "outlet only" models? For example, their belts for outlets only are made from pretty crappy materials, clearly not what they use on the regular stuff.
     


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    You really need at LEAST 4 more, so you can run a 4 week rotation. 7 more to play it safe so you don't have to wear the same pair twice in any month.


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    I have 4 (plus 2 non-AE) and Shell Dundee's on order. But I think know I would trade them all for those Natty Dundee's.
     


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    The Randolph looks like it has a pointier toe, but it's hard to tell how much. Also, which would you say is the most/least casual? I pretty much wear the same size in anything, so @slcrich's info was helpful in that regard. One review said the Lake Forest felt like his foot was in a vise, so that makes me a bit nervous.
     


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    Holy shit
     


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    My local (non-outlet) store was very limited in sizes. Shocking actually.

    I tried on a Sea Island and the new sneaker in 9D - and they had to pull the display model on both. No 9.5D in the sneaker and they don't make the Sea Island in a B width. Asked about what they had in 9.5C or 10B (since my last visit a few weeks ago, the manager said I was wearing the wrong size - though he didn't remember me or the conversation this time around) and was told very little. I went in with a plan to buy at least 1 pair of shoes, maybe 2. Left empty handed. Not the store's fault for AE not making the Sea Island in narrows, but hardly accommodating with their lack of sizes.
     


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    Dan, people on here will say the full strap on the Randolph makes it the most formal/least casual. I did not know this when I bought mine; I just fell in love with the bourbon color during the first fitting. Went back and bought the from the Shoebank later. The bourbon also has black piping, black sole edges, and is of course, burnished with black. Therefore, I cannot possibly imagine wearing it sockless with shorts. Oxblood may be a different animal.

    To me, the Randolph looks a bit almond-shaped, looking down at it. It's definitely narrower all along its length than my 65 last shoes. I don't have any pics of it. I'll be pulling out the good camera this weekend, so I'll try to get some shots for you (and even try sockless with shorts!)

    IMO, wearing any shoe with leather soles sockless with shorts seems a bit off to me. I even feel weird wearing my suede McGregors outside much. If I was in the market, I'd probably be looking at an Addison or Kirkwood. OTOH, I think @CMT1 wears his tan saddle Kenwoods everywhere, and that's a nice material on leather soles, too.

    Regardless, check your fit with actual shoes. Loafers seems to be real tough to dial in.
     


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