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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. M635Guy

    M635Guy Distinguished Member

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    Anyone happen to have the AE Bitter Chocolate belt? The pix I'm seeing read all over the place on color - would like to see a real-world pic.

    It looks like it reads a little mre dark gray with brown than pure brown. At least I'm hoping that is the case...
     


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    Yorktown, First Ave, Lexington.

    Ok, so the first is brogued, the second is a boot, and the third is only in limited availability on the Shoebank.
     


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    Thank you for literally PROVING my point! Lol
     
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    Assuming your talking about suede, are you sure you are not looking at Bitter Chocolate and "Brogue". I find the colors a little confusing. When did "Brogue" become a color??? ITS NOT IN THE CRAYOLA BOX!!!
     


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    I agree, I also wouldn't hesitate at all wearing dark chili with a navy suit.
     


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    Oh! And the ATL, which is a Road Warrior shoe with a rubber sole.

    And I wondered why I want to order a Bradford from Crockett & Jones. AE has a surprising number of gaps among its basic shoe models. No shortwing blucher, no toe-cap blucher, no alt Wien. But if you want two dozen penny/tassel/kiltie/tassel-kiltie/woven penny/woven tassel-kiltie loafer options, there's no better company!

    To be fair, aside from a personal dislike for kilties, I like that they bring out similar styles on different lasts, but I'd rather they not pretend it's an entirely different model. Just have two penny variants available across a range of lasts. Especially with basic staples like the Park Ave. No reason I shouldn't be able to get a black cap-toe bal on any last I damn well please.
     
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    I'm with you man
     


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    I have it. It matches their Bitter chocolate shoes perfectly.

    It is very deep brown -- definitely not a light brown, and frankly isn't even close to "brogue" suede. Really only a good match for very dark brown suede.
     


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    Yup - suede - forgot to mention that [​IMG]. I hadn't seen the brogue suede - almost seems like an AE-edition autocorrect...


    I'm trying to find something that matches Alden's chocolate suede
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    I'm not worried about an exact match, but the flatter tone and grayer color don't seem very common, and I don't want a shouty brown (like the "brogue suede"). I'll just stick with my CXL belt (Sun River natural CXL).if nothing pops up...

    Searched around a fair bit - would appreciate any input/leads
     


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    Here's mine; this is pretty accurate wrt color:
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    And some appreciation:
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    Just the shoes that are getting polished this weekend.
     


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    Someone on AE's website was commenting on the Carlyle and complained that edge of the collar around the shoe wasn't capped off like on the picture. IOW, the edge was unfinished. AE's response was essentially, "that's the way we do it know since folks like casual things."

    Anyone notice this on recently purchased Carlyles? It would be a deal breaker for me.
     


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    That's a nice, well rounded collection (minus some walnut!), are those chili (or burg?) Lexingtons on the bottom left?
     


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    Gonna hit 80 degrees today and snow on Tuesday. Utah is weird. Summer look with sockless suede Strands. (say that 5 times fast)
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    They're moving away from piping and toward unfinished top lines. Look at the independence collection. No piping on any of the models. Me no like.

    Thanks! Only walnut I have is a Rutledge; I was thinking about picking up Strands from Bloomingdale's during this sale, but I'm on the fence since I already have a Strand in brown and want one in shell. The Lexingtons are burgundy; I MTO'd them with a Dainite sole before they were offering that as a stock option.
     
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    Ah, so that is just a sample of the collection. God I want a Rutledge that fits.
     


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