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

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  1. HealthActuary

    HealthActuary Senior member

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    I'm going to return the cavanaughs and get the grayson in oxblood instead.... sure it is a tassel instead of a penny, but i think they still look darn good and I know for a fact that the 97 last works extremely well with my foot since i tried the grayson before.

    Do you guys think that the grayson loafers work with jeans and slim chinos?


    good thing i only wore the cavanaughs on carpet...!
     


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    I wear a 13B in the 65 last.
    In the 333 last, I find a balmoral design to be comfortable, but a little roomier in 13B. A blucher in the 333 feels slightly too big, but a 12 is too short and a 12 1/2 doesn't exist
     


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    Welcome..
     


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    I might be in the minority, but I love the shape of the Grayson and might possibly own one if I thought I could pull off a tassel loafer. I personally think they would look great with jeans or chinos. My wife banned me from getting them, haha.
     


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    Thank you!
     


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    yeah i have slim jeans and slim chinos so as long as i have ankle showing then i think i can make the loafers work for casual wear. i really like how the grayson makes my foot look longer compared to the cavanaughs making them look short.

    if i recall correctly from last saturday, i think i fit comfortably in an 8D for the graysons even though im 8E for the PA, Strans, and McAllisters.... 7.5E for the dundee 2.0 suedes
     


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    Ankle is the key. There was a buy it now for $35 on a basically brand new pair in my size on ebay that I still have remorse over.
     


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    Thanks! I really enjoy them and get many compliments when I take them out to baseball games.
     


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    @HealthActuary I think it's a wise move on the Cavanaugh. Personally I can't see the Grayson with denim - damn good shoes but I just don't see them like that....although you reminded me how stupid I was to pass on the Lake shore drive. If you can get your hands on them, you might try an ascher or Addison, but both would be must-try, very different than the 65.
     


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    Gotcha. Don't know if you'll be able to find any Cambridges with v-tread though. The standard sole is the Rendenbach double leather sole and combination heel.
     


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    If the Cavanaughs make your feet look short, maybe I should try a pair!
     


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    FR usually means factory seconds. No warranty usually means previously worn, sold outside channels, etc. I think FR can be recrafted. Not sure if No Warranty will be recrafted.

    Chris
     


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    Late to the party since you're already sending them back, and it's good they'll make another pair for you. I can make a few comments based on your pics and my pair of recently acquired seconds. First, I don't think the cap is crooked so much as it is lasted differently than the other. See the point of the punched hole design at the tip of the shoe? One is closer to the tip of the shoe than the other. The one farther away causes the edge of the cap to ride up higher on the body of the shoe, probably causing the curved look. It is noticeable to me, though. Mine are not exactly even, but are less noticeable than yours. Also on mine, my caps are "fraying" like yours, but what it really looks like to me is that the pinked edges are not laying completely flat. Looks like this is a function of the stitching. The farther away the stitching is from the pinked edge, the more it lifts. It must be a super small fraction of an inch for this to happen, because it's not really obvious to me what the difference is on my captoes vs. the other stitched parts. Hope this helps.
     
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    Anyone know what the Walters St. belt looks like? Because I just bought one from the Mebane outlet. Along with a pair of Mora 2s.

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    Like several others (apparently not all - freaks I say!) I find the 333 roomier than the 65. 333 is my best fitting last and is TTS. I have to go up a width (or up a half size, though not ideal) in the 65. If I could only wear 11D, my last order would be:
    1. 333
    2. 108
    3. 201
    4. 511 (though if any shorter I would have problems)
    ...
    26. 65
    .......
    197. 1943


    This absolutely made my day. Can we do reputation more than once on a single post?
     


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