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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. Gabru

    Gabru Senior Member

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    thanks Mike,

    these will be truffle may be in couple of years...
    those loafers are looking good.
     


  2. aero25

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    Rush Street for me today. I need to wear these more. [​IMG]
     


  3. HealthActuary

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    How does one polish tassel loafers? Do I avoid polishing the tassels?
     


  4. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Distinguished Member

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I was horrified to read your post about your walnut strand bag breaking! I love mine and would be devastated if it broke. Glad to hear AE said they'd take care of it, though.
     


  5. Neo1

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    There is a lot of variability within a last, especially with something like the 65. We can break things down in general - 1) Have you tried a blucher instead of a bal, did it work better/worse/no difference?; 2) No loafers on the 65, so N/A for that; 3) Have you tried a boot, what was that like - better/worse? 4) Have you tried other materials such as suede? 5) Have you compared a "rough collection" against a dressy shoe - did it fit a lot looser? 5) Have you played around with the brooks bros models and are they better or worse?

    Beyond that, as long as the shoes aren't too short in length, they will absolutely stretch out over time with extended wear. To accelerate this, put on a pair of medium weight socks or something normally too heavy for the shoes and suck it up for a couple really lengthy wears. See how they are afterwards.

    Bottom line - don't rule out an entire last until you have exhausted every possible option.
     


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    Yeah well luckily the latch still functions and even holds a lot of weight still which shows the quality is high since it has a secondary "failsafe". I love though how they stand behind their products.
    The guy said that a bag that beautiful and expensive shouldnt break therefore the repair should be and is free of charge.
     
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    Hmm. now I'm worried. I just cancelled an eBay order for the Grayson 8D because AE customer rep told me I should get 9D for Grayson if I wear 8.5 D for PA
     


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    I'm thinking maybe the rep mixed it up. I think people size down a half from PA to Grayson. I personally do not, as my instep is a bit too high to size down. But I certainly don't size up.
     
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  9. polojock615

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    Got an early Father's Day present today.... the Strand duffle. My wife immediately took it from me. It complements my Strand double briefcase well.
     


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    Feet tend to swell a bit later in the day. That could be why the fit a bit better today.
     


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    I had a question.

    If anyone has any experiences with the AE Strandmok how is it? Is it worth getting?

    I ask as I was considering getting the Strandmok in Brown as a birthday gift to myself.
     


  12. Rubik1014

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    By far they are my most comfortable AEs. Do it.
     


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    Did you measure both your heel to toe size and your heel to ball size? You might fit better in a 9.5D if the 9E was too loose. Might be worth a try.
     


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    Here's my take. I know a lot of people like them, but they replaced a better shoe. The brown is funny looking to me, and the leather isn't as nice as the Rush Street. I like the style, and I like the 65, but to me, the Strandmok is a cheap miss. Just my opinion.
     


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    Agreed. If the leather was nicer I would buy them too... all they do for me is make me want the rush street that much more.
     


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