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

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  1. aeyo

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    Inaugural wearing of my new brown Strands, purchased during the seconds flash sale. My initial pair of Strands were walnut, and when I first put them on I thought they were the perfect Strand color. Then I got my Strands in oxblood and the first day I wore them I decided they were the pinnacle of the Strand family. Well, it looks like I have proven myself wrong again - this brown pair looks better than I could have imagined. The moral of this story? I need to stop buying so many Strands.

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    That you got some really good looking shoes for only a little more than the price of crappy chinese-made athletic shoes?

    Blame taken.

    Enjoy those. They look like a perfect shoe. Cool and on the casual side.
     
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    Brown shell strands are the pinnacle, in my opinion. Other than the last not matching my foot, they are just about the best of everything you could ask for in a brogue or semi-brogue.

    Those are nice looking shoes. I think you have a perfect selection now.
     
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    Comparing mine to that picture, you're right. My Cognac fall in-between the two.
     
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    They are closing out the bourbon Strand, which looks awesome. And the brogue suede Strand is both awesome and very different. It's also on clearance. You should pick up both of those while you still have a chance.
    And if you've never seen the chili Strand, you don't know what you're missing.
     
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    Merlot Lexingtons. One of my favorite pairs. Minimally MTO'd by adding Dainite before it was stock.
     
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    Wearing my daltons today. [​IMG]
    I have been reading this thread lately.... Sooooo today I purchased another pair of daltons from the shoe bank, in black, with dainty soles for $199 and a pair of PAs in merlot for $187. At those prices what "sane" person could resist. There were several more I would have liked to purchase, but I need to try and practice some restraint. I also want to say to all who have participated in this thread, thank you for your support.
    PIYI
     
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    Believe me, if they had the brogue suede in my size, I'd be about $200 poorer right now.
     
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    ;) I went in to try on some of the boots - I'm kind of wanting another pair that I don't mind stomping around in a bit but are more versatile than my Indy boots.

    For clarity, the Cognacs were at $137 - I didn't even look at the pricing on the tans. That is a stinking deal! They had several other pairs of Cognacs in the store in various sizes in both the dark cognac and the tan cognac.

    The pix don't do them justice - I REALLY like the variegated leather, and am already preferring the darker welt and edge to my tan McT's.

    I guess I really am building a McTavish army, though I'm done unless they bring out some other colors. I don't prefer the pebbled tan and I don't wear black shoes enough to justify getting a pair of black McT's. (though the SA at the store was wearing a pair [​IMG])

    Mine actually fall a little redder than the ones I saw in the store, so the range is pretty crazy. For that matter, my tans have a lot more mixed tones than the ones in the pic, too.

    I'd guess these came back because they are so far from what is pictured on the site and other examples like my original 4045's, which are presumably from a different run. Maybe the color variation in the leather was an issue for the original buyer. I can't find any marks, stitching faults or anything that bothers me.

    I'm really pleased, and a little embarrassed. I'll try to post pix of all three together before we leave for the weekend...
     
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    Shell MacNeil today
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    Pair 10 arrived. Just over one year since I got bit. Next pair, I have to start a new row.
     
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    Here's a brown grain Dundee 2.0 I tried. It's the same size as my Bleecker St (10D). The suede Gobi in that size had way too much width for me. Tried a 9.5D and my big toe was hitting the front of the shoe. Not sure if I could ever consider a Dundee as sleek as a Bleecker street, though. It's just a completely different shape me.

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    Damnit Man! I don't have a money tree out back! Those look great!
     
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