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

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  1. middlepP

    middlepP Senior member

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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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    These always have (properly sized) shoe trees in them when not being worn, I trust?
     
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    Many thanks all - in addition to being enabling barn weasels, you are scholars and gentlemen!
     
  5. BackInTheJox

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    After splurging recently on 3 new pairs of non-AE shoes, I reallllllly need a moratorium on spending for.....a while.

    Maybe I should re-examine my current inventory and see what needs to be sold off to make room.
     
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    That's what I've been doing.

    So...what did you buy? :smarmy:
     
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    In comparing the three loafers I mentioned the other day, I noticed that the Cavanaugh is made on a hand-sewn last, while the Randolph and Lake Forest are both welted. I understand this is a different construction method, though both are recraftable. Can anyone describe some of the practical differences between these types of construction, especially regarding comfort, wear, life-span, etc. Thanks.
     
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    In keeping with my tendency to find a shoe I like and then buy it in multiple colors, I recently acquired a pair of Rancourt espresso shell pinch penny loafers and a pair of the same loafers in natural/caramel shell for a good price. I have the espresso ones in my posession, and the natural ones will be arriving in a few days. They are super comfortable and I love the look.

    http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/loafers/penny-loafers/pinch-shell-cordovan.html

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    The third was a pair of shoes I had been eyeing up but was having trouble dialing in my size correctly (and subsequently finding the size I needed after doing so) until a fellow SFer contacted me and let me know he had the pair I was looking for and was going to return them. I had actually posted pics of the pair I first bought that were too big for me. I ended up returning them, then the shoes went on an even deeper discount and the other SF member was nice enough to sell me his for cost with no upcharge or anything. Crockett & Jones for BB Black Fleece:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Spectator-Wingtips/FH00039,default,pd.html

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    A unique style for sure, but I think I should be able to incorporate them into my wardrobe during the spring/summer.


    Anyone wanna buy the boots I'm selling in my sig so I can help finance this??[​IMG]
     
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    Amen. The only AE store near me is 75 miles away and a 150 mile round trip for shoes needs to be productive. My last trip down was for me to try on shoes in different lasts to determine what did and did not work. They have 3 shoes in EEE, two of which were on the same last. I left being as uninformed as when I arrived. Many orders and pairs later, I finally determined the only thing that really fit were bluchers. I am moving to Alden for my balmoral shoe needs and just orders some shell 901.
     
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    Suede Players on a lazy Sunday.
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    Shoe choice? Sunny, but ...
    Unseasonably cold day:
    Oh! Bourbon Dalton.

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    Rainy, cold, and crappy here today so no AE... Red Wing Iron Ranger Copper Rough & Tough.
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    Picked up some Boone's today... super comfortable, though limited widths available. I wear a 10.5e, the 10.5d fit just fine.

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    Dan,

    Sorry, I got back later than expected Saturday, and just remembered to grab a few iPhone shots of my Randolphs for you. Definitely a narrow-looking shoe (or maybe it's my foot [​IMG])

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