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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. HealthActuary

    HealthActuary Senior member

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    The back of my heels, more specifically for my right foot, are absolutely torn up.
    Actual blood has touched the inside of my oxblood graysons now.
    The pain one must go through during the first 5-10 wearings :(
     
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  2. Middlife

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    At least you can touch up scuffs right on the spot without having to go home to get polish.
     
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    It's time for another installment of "Handy tips for Ebay Pictures ®." Today's tip: "Shoe trees are your friend." Yes, after several years of beating your shoes to death, wadding them up and storing them in your car trunk, a pair of shoe trees will smooth over a few rough spots that some discriminating shoe lovers may find objectionable. No amount of phrases such as "fair condition" and "moderate use" in the ad will overcome the lack of a good set of trees. This is especially true when one is asking $75 for these beauties. If nothing else, they will help cover up a sweaty insole.

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  4. HealthActuary

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    My heart goes out to those shoes. It pains me to see full grain leather shoes in such neglected condition like that.
     
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    Heck, at the very least stuff some paper in there to smooth them out.
     
  6. Roycru

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    Pictures of cars in this thread might be better if the pictures included Allen-Edmonds shoes, for example, a purple McLaren and walnut Allen-Edmonds Lombards.....

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    Wow.
     
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    Good Lord. You would think if someone was going to pay $380 for shoes, they would at least invest in some shoe trees. There should be laws against abusing shoes like that.
     
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    Thanks! Given their awesome versatility, they see a lot of wear.
     
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    Cooling my heels down at the car wash this afternoon. Benton's with mini-lug sole.

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  11. MattRiv

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    Hey gents, I've come across a couple vintage AE shoes on ebay that are on old school lasts. Anyone know anything about the fit of the Kent or Boulevard last?
     
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    The Boulevard last is the 65 last.
     
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    Yep. I don't know which corresponds to the Kent. You could try looking through the old Allen Edmonds catalogs.


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    If you do, get ready to trip balls.
     
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    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate some advice/opinions. I recently purchased the walnut/bone Heritage on clearance. I don't play golf, but I liked their look for spectators, so I ordered by phone and had them sent straight in to be resoled, which they did with chili edge soles. I really like how they look.

    I got them in 9.5e (I usually range 9.5e/9.5ee on the 65 last). What I hadn't figured on was the slight bit of width lost to the resoling, and as a result the fit feels closer to a D, with a pretty wide V-gap as shown below. The poron insoles also tighten the fit, they feel better when I'm standing and compressing the soles, but when I'm sitting they swell up and feel pretty tight, especially across the point of the V. Is this likely to improve with wearing? I'm debating whether to try the same thing with a 9.5eee from Shoebank and sell these. Normally 3e's are a bit too wide, but I'm wondering if a resole would bring them closer to 2e. There's also the uncertainty around what I'd get in Shoebank seconds, the ones I have were true first quality but those are all gone. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Philip

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    I would wait to see if the V-Gap improves as you break them in. If all else fails, you could try removing the Poron. See this post post #1.
     
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    Anyone have sizing advice on the 2592 last? I'm 8E in the 65, and 8D/E on the 511 depending on the shoe. I brannock 8.5 D/E.
     
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    Wow, thanks for that link! I was under the impression the poron could not be removed. I have bookmarked the link and will keep it in mind as a last resort if break-in fails. Thanks again!
     
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    For no reason in particular, I picked the 1968 catalog. The Park Avenue was a four eyelet PTB. The Fifth Ave was a punchcap oxford as now, but had SEVEN eyelets.
     
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  20. tmchow

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    E.com got back to me about my damaged Shannon Drives I posted about earlier. Offered no concessions, just a straight up exchanged by emailing me a prepaid label. I'm a bit disappointed they didn't offer to expedite me another replacement pair while I send these ones back, but I'm not surprised.

    Also, after contemplating over the walnut Madison parks, I've decided to send them back to Nordstrom. I wasn't digging this new shade of walnut but most importantly, I noticed the leather felt much different than my mcallisters. It felt thinner and cheaper for some reason.

    I have my pair of Neumoks arriving tomorrow in a D and E width, so hopefully one of those ill be happy with.


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