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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. aero25

    aero25 Distinguished Member

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    sorry, I'm not going to be much help there. Maybe if you don't have any slip at your heel?
     


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    That's a shitty policy change; I mean, it's one thing to return a single pair and another to buy 10 and return 9, hoping for a perfect pair.
     


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    I enjoy frutrating myself on the gplf course. These days, though, my ability to string four hours together in a row, is severely limited. Also, I've gotten so used to being complained at in the background, I'm not sure I could swing a club.
     
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    From the picture, I would keep. I also wouldn't attempt a "fix" until I see how they look in a few months to a year. They may patina up rather nicely. The first thing I thought when I saw them was they reminded me of the Meermin Gold Museum Calf, but unfortunately symmetrical.

    The only thing that would worry me is the V-gap is a bit wide for my personal taste. BUT, that should improve with break-in.
     


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    Ya, it's an interesting version of Walnut. Meermin is a good comparison, they do have that look. Closer to a Copper coloring.

    I prefer Oxfords to close quite snug, so I agree about the gap. But my thoughts were along the same line: footbed will deepen slightly, shoe will form a bit more and I will have more volume.
     


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    So much for Fiscal Responsibility. Went to the Paramus outlet to try on the Shell Dundee's I ordered, and I AM STOKED!!!

    The story: A couple of weeks back I saw a pair of Burgundy Shell Dundee's in 7.5E pop up on ShoeBank, and had the Paramus store order them in for me. My suede Dundee's are 8D, but thought I can make the 7.5E's work, especially since the suede is so flexible a touch more width might be good in shell. Of course a few days after that, a pair in 8D popped up, and I had them order those too. Third attempt since I already struck out with 8E. The 7.5E were a no-go. My toes didn't feel quite right (though livable), but the too much play above the ankle.

    The 8D's on the other hand fit AMAZING! I was able to carry over the Paramus Store opening 15% off sale to these due to previous shoes not working out. $449.65. I was so giddy, I had to snap a couple of pictures in the parking lot outside, in full sun.

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    What made them seconds: A couple of minor flaws on side (inboard) of the left shoe. Totally unnoticeable unless your looking right at it. I'll post a couple of close ups tomorrow or Wednesday.
    The right is also a touch darker, but I only see it in the full sunlight. Indoors they match nicely.

    I was fortunate to escape the store without further damage, but as I started my car, I paused because there were a pair of Odenwald's that wanted me to go back for them.
     


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    Which shoes should be straight laced vs traditional? I plan to do so with my 5A but what about strands?
     


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    What in the world is the "Madison Park"? I see them on Nordstrom but can't find any info on them, let alone the last they use.


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    I have heard that it is an issue with fattier areas of the leather, and impacts how the dye is absorbed. It's more noticeable with the lighter colors.
     
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    I prefer to lace my balmorals (like the 5A and Strand) with straight lacing, and my bluchers/derbies with cross lacing.
    There is no right or wrong. Do what you like.
     


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    The Madison Park is on the 222.
     


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    Thanks! The AE site says:

    "Known more simply as the 2 last, the 222 last has an elongated toe with a slightly higher instep and a more narrow fit in the forefoot creating a sleek silhouette and rounded European look."

    Which implies it is going to fit narrower than the 65 last. However, I found earlier threads that indicate it fits looser (although that is a sample of only a few replies).

    Anyone else have specific experience and care to share?

    Nordstrom has a great price on them and the walnuts look fantastic.
     


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    It's essentially the second coming of the original "Players shoe" and like was mentioned above, it's on the 222 last.

    It's a shortwing, and a beautiful one at that. I own it in dark chili.
     


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    I think it's more a matter of the shoebank deleting all of the shoes that didn't have pictures than adding pics for shoes that were previously pic-less. For example, all of the special makeups for Harry Rosen stores in Canada used to be on the 'bank without pictures, but now they're just gone. I actually ordered a pair of brown pebble-grain Bloor Streets from the 'bank without a picture. I was curious enough to Google them and found the pic on Rosen's website, and then ordered from the 'bank. They were hard to pass up during the previous seconds sale at under $200, and they even came with shoebags. I haven't worn them yet, but here's a pic:

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    I really like the Madison parks. If they offered a different sole option I'd probably go ahead and order a pair.

    My 5As are waiting on me at home so I'm excited to pop those out.
     


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