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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. P12OFIT

    P12OFIT Senior Member

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    Thoughts on the Cavanaugh? I'm looking for a casual loafer.
     


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    I know mto is all but dead, but are they allowing sole changes? I've had my eye on a 5th Avenue, but want it on dainite. And a Normandy, on something other than the leather sole.
     


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    I picked up my merlot Hopkinsons from him for $85, with basically zero wear on them.
     


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    I bought it today in Oxblood. I can't see it working with a suit, but jeans all the way to business casual marks the sweet spot.

    I like it.

    I wear 8E for PA, Strand, and McAllister then 7.5E in Dundee 2.0 (Suede).

    I tried various sizes in-store and found 8E works for me once again.
     


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    Can any of you barn weasels comment on the fit of the First Ave in shearling? Does one need to size up, or did AE account for the lining?
     


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    They are lasted with the lining sewn in, so I would take your usual size.
     


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    I have First Aves with and without shearling, in the same size. Fitment is similar. (And, I loved mine about 10 times this winter)
     


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    It depends (sales associate's whim/phase of the moon?); the Fifth Avenue already comes in Dainite.
     


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    Sorry, meant the Fifth Street bal boot.
     


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    I would call and try; sometimes they'll work with you and sometimes they just shut it down.
     


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    Does the grain leather soften up at all? The store models that I have seen almost feel like hard rubber.
     


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    Ben up at Freeport is a total boot guy - meaning every color Dalton, both Normandy, etc. If I recall, I think he said he went with the same size in the shearling 1st, but needed to start out wearing dress socks until they stretched out some.
     


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    Bump
     


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    The grain version of my First Aves arrived slightly softer than the calf version. As I always do with boots, a few coats of Bick 4 inside and out, and they seemed to loosen up nicely.
     


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    Sounds like I need to start asking around. Too bad my favorite manager (Earl) is no longer around.

    I've had my eye on the Normandy for some time, especially after the feedback of a few members here. Just really want a heavier rubber sole of them. Was told they would be a full size run starting in the fall/winter, but I hate waiting. As far as the Fifth Street boot, I may just scoop a 2nd on sale and have an overlay put on.
     


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