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

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  1. DapperDriver

    DapperDriver Well-Known Member

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    The McGregors I ordered on clearance came in yesterday. Flawless, which was a relief since they were firsts. Damn if the burnished brown calf isn't dark - nearly black under some lighting. I'm leaning towards returning them and getting them in chili from the shoebank.

    Besides khakis, what would I wear these with? Seems odd to have such an informal style in such a dark color. Would using conditioner / cleaner on them followed by some neutral polish lighten them up at all? My AE firsts always seem to come covered in polish.
     


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    If you ever see a 9d in the shaker for that price grab them up and then pm me!


    On another note, how does the Poron insole affect breathability? Seems like the foam aspect would retain heat/moisture? Like the Clark Streets (especially at the current price), but don't want a shoe that makes my foot sweat alot.
     
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    Long day of standing and walking around campus today, so I reached (into the waaay back of the closet) for something from the comfort line. Dark brown ATLs.

    I picked these up when I was having a bunch of foot pain issues. Well, since resolving most of the issues (decade or so battle with Lyme's and RA), I no longer reach for these. They are a definite candidate for a future AE purge.

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    I've been wondering: are we just using the description of 'chili' in place of the actual current Dark Chili color? Or are people literally speaking of actual original Chili colored shoes?
     


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    @Neo1 , that makes 2 of us!!!
     


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    I wear the Clark St mostly in the summer with no-show socks and light chinos - but have never noticed an issue with heat. I like the fit so much that I have considered picking them up in brown.
     


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    @middlepP
     
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    Pics would help. You might never get them to look like new but all leather can and should be cleaned at some point. Even suede and nubuck can be cleaned.
     


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    I'm also interested in how the 1943 last works for you. I also have a higher than normal instep and 5 last bals don't work for me. Too much gap. The 108 last and 333 last both seem to work better.

    I tried on a Cornwalis at the last RDA sale. It didn't fit like a 3 last with different toe for me. It felt like a 5 last with toe like the 3 last. Too much gap. I'm interested in hearing your results.

    Your comments about the 201 last sounds interesting. I think my next shoe will be a 201 last shoe. It sounds like it might be a good fit for me. I see a Merlot Hopkinson in my future.
     


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    I've just done something very unexpected and slightly antithetical to my recent shoe edicts. Pics to follow in a few days. Gulp!
     


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    I believe it's walnut Wednesday, but I'm gonna mix it up with wingtip Wednesday instead
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    are mcallisters a little too formal to pair with jeans? im a little worried AE isnt gonna be able to do anything about my mcgregors and the one shoe being bigger than the other. i need another option in dark chili. lookin at the mcallister.
     


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    No walnut Wednesday because rain is on the way. Therefore, Othelo soled Malones.

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