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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. MattRiv

    MattRiv Senior member

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    Remember those $50 Harrisons I picked up?

    Here's the pic from the eBay listing:
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    Here they are after I tree'd, cleaned, conditioned and polished them:

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    Here they are with their other adopted Independence cousin, the Hopkinson (paid $80 shipped).

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    Finally got a black captoe and my first black AE shoe.
     
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  2. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I got them for $127 as well, around the same time. I recall seeing that guy's post with photos of them which definitely helped sway me in the right direction. They do tend to run a bit narrow. I got an E width which is usually perfectly adequate, but I think an EEE may have been the optimal choice for them. Either way, I love them.
     
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    Jst got here today. One of my biggest AE steals. A pair of firsts Allen Edmonds Cornwallis oxfords for $255. I think I'm actually happier with this pair than my AE Chili 5th Avenues that I got on the AE Anniversary Sale...
     
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    Was about to put these away for the season and then the weather turned. Got to wear 'em twice this week :) I don't get to wear these often but they're one of my favorites. AE should launch a 'Connoisseur's Collection.' It would include a balmoral boot, Chelsea boot, gunboat, spectator and an opera pump. Multiple suede and shell options would be offered.

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  5. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Very jealous! They are the next shoe on my list, but I've been waiting for them to come down in price. I have them in Walnut and absolutely love them. Really want a pair of them in brown, and would've jumped on the $255 deal if Bloomingdales had E or EEE widths.
     
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    A few small drops of rain won't hurt these guys.
    This is my only monk strap shoe, and I like them a lot.
     
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  7. Uncle

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    Thanks to @Mreams99 & @ Pudman43 for their advice on turning Bourbon into Dark Chili a few pages back. Much appreciated!
     
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    It's amazing; bitter chocolate can go from looking like a really dark brown to an almost vibrant color that I would mistake for snuff or brogue suede in some lighting.
     
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    Before I bought these, I was hoping Nordstrom would put them on sale as part of their 2016 Anniversary Sale this July. Who know. Maybe they will. And they actually do have EEE widths. They look amazing in walnut too. How are yours holding up?
     
  10. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    That would be great if they did.

    My Walnuts are holding up well, although I've only worn them 2-3 times so far (they're still fairly new).
     
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    Out walking in chi town today.... My feet hurt but not as bad as I expected.

    Rogues are slowing becoming my favs for casual wear.

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  12. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    Uh oh, I see shoebank has one pair of Bourbon Carlyle's in my size.... Hmmm.....[​IMG]

    I just don't want to pass these up. If I buy them, I'll have to not buy any shoes for a few years.
     
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    This is the funniest thing I've heard all week!
    Hang around here with the filthy barn weasels, and I guarantee you'll have another pair by the end of June.
     
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  14. Lobster33

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    :D

    What's even more weird is before 2015, I had little interest in shoes. 9 months later, I suddenly have 5 pairs and now looking to buy a 6th. I just don't want to tell my wife I bought yet another shoe this year. I keep telling her "well, I am buying these so they will last me 15 years and then I don't have to buy in the future."
     
  15. ZheNewYork

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    I'm in the same situation. I bought 8 pairs this year and I have to hide several pairs at once...
     
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  16. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    Good luck with that.
     
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  17. MattRiv

    MattRiv Senior member

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    haha....

    I just got those cheap Harrisons and threatening to keep a pair of saddle Vernons and my wife goes "at some point... you're going to have enough shoes right?"

    hahhahahaha.

    "But I didn't have a whole cut or a black stitch cap yet!"
     
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  18. M2511

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    Based on your photo your wife may have a point. That said you never know when that "some point" will be. Well done cleaning up the Harrisons btw looking great.
     
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    Dalton in oxblood for a Friday day. Will probably have another picture of Friday night ...not sure if the Daltons are ready for 16+ hours straight just yet.
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  20. naspratt

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    First wear of the new Strands.
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    Close-up of the scuff. Cream polish and a spoon didn't work, but I don't have any brown paste wax. May need to pick some up and give it another go.
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    All in all, I'm chuffed with these. Will be happier if I can clean up the scuff (just remembered, the other description the SA gave me was, "you know when a cow brushes up against barbed wire?" Which is pretty accurate, I guess?).
     
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