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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. eagleman

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    I thought I was in heaven. That was my first trip there.
     


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    I know a ton of golfers, but do not golf myself, yet. Probably for the same reasons I avoid shoe porn as much as possible. There is only one way down the rabbit hole.
     


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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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