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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. Smitty2k1

    Smitty2k1 Senior member

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    So like everyone else, I pulled the trigger on the 5th ave's in dark chili with dainite sole. I ordered a 8.5ee so I'll have to wait a few weeks to get it. However, please someone confirm I'm not crazy for ordering 8.5ee:

    I went to the Port Washington store last year and was fitted for a 9d. I walked out of there with a 9d Lexington, which is an open lace on the 65 last. My second purchase was a 9d strand (closed lace 65 last) from Brooks Brothers. It was way too tight in the forefoot, I returned it for a 9.5d which was way too long. I returned that for an 8.5eee which fits really good in length but feels a little too wide in the heel and around my ankle. In fact, the outside of the shoe hits my ankle when I walk and causes discomfort. I've also got a pair of McGreggor (seconds) in 9d which are too tight around the forefoot and another pair of McGreggor (firsts) in 9d which fit perfect. Basically I keep trying the 65 last and striking out.

    So I ordered this one in an 8.5ee. Crazy? You tell me.
     


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    davidmross Senior member

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    Interstate 90 in blue:

    Who owns these and how are you wearing them? Sockless with shorts? Jeans?
     


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    whodey14 Senior member

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    @smitty2k1 I think that sounds responsible. I tried on my stands (new) and made sure I was fine with that size (12d) and ordered the same.

    Wanted park Aves but the price made it worthwhile plus I'm a brogue fan.
     


  4. alexnb

    alexnb Well-Known Member

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    Still don't understand why they discontinued this model!
     


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    Thinking of getting the Fifth Ave in either dark chili or brown burnished calf. Which one of the two would be the more versatile color? Or would the Mcallister be a better option? Thanks!
     


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    whodey14 Senior member

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    These were the two that I tossed around. My deciding factor was sitting both colors in front of me in person and how much i love the dark chili ae I already have. Can't go wrong with either.
     


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    If the Strand is the quintessential walnut shoe, and the PA the black... then IMO the fifth ave is that shoe for dark chili.
     


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    whodey14 Senior member

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    I love my oxblood strands personally. Have them in brown as well. The red hues really do it for me.
     


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    Yeah. I actually plan on going to my local AE store later today or during the weekend to check them out. Thanks!
     


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    Thanks! I actually have the PA in black. The Fifth Ave in dark chili is what I might go with since I'm also eyeing the Cornwallis in brown. Im just waiting for them to go on sale.
     


  11. Captain Insano

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    @styleaudit91
    I like that color on your strandmoks. Reminds me a lot of the leather coloring on the Nordstrom acorn hillfire Neumok.
     
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  12. danwatts2005

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    I don't either. This shoe is everything the Strandmok is not. I have a pair, and they are by far my favorite pair of AE. If I could find a new pair, I would buy them and keep them in the box for when my current pair wears out.
     


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    I must be doing it wrong. I have Oxblood and bourbon strands, bourbon fifths, six pairs of walnut calf but no strand, lol.
     


  14. LanceM

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    Anyone have the strandmok 2.0 in suede? I think the last and suede make the shoes feel too long/big. I am going to try and size down. I think they will be a good summer shoe.
     


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    It (the shoes/brogueing) also draws attention to yourself/clothing and in formal settings you do not want to do that. (at least you arent supposed to) Settings like weddings/funerals/dinners are not supposed to be a setting for drawing attention to oneself.
     


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