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

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  1. SLCRich

    SLCRich Senior member

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    So after lurking for too long I'm coming out of my shell. I'm 33 this year and finally dressing like an adult. My work environment is an extremely lax business casual. Honestly as long as you aren't in shorts and/or flip flops with a wife beater, you're good to go. So I never really cared about dressing nice. For the past few months I've redone almost my entire wardrobe and discovered how amazingly comfortable leather shoes are.

    Here's my current line up:
    Black - Dundee 2.0; Wolverine Montague
    Brown - Mora 2.0, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Wolverine 1000 Mile suede, Strand suede
    Oxblood - Strand, Warwick, McGregor, Dalton

    I've debated on a walnut (love the color but brown and oxblood have been calling my name) and after reading my intro, my main question is, would adding a loafer this year be worth it? Once again, I don't even own a suit (could change this year) but I really have no need for one except the satisfaction of owning an awesome suit that fits. As crazy as this is, is 33 too young to own a loafer??

    I wear chinos, dark denim, and have a couple pairs of not quite slacks but could pass for dress pants. Darker gray, gray, olive, navy, stone, and plum are the colors I have for pants. (The plum are pretty sweet, they are what I was wearing today with the McGregors)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. BillyMcGee

    BillyMcGee Well-Known Member

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    What size? I have a new pair of brogue suede strands, firsts in 10d, that I was gonna put on the market place.
     


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    I'm 44, and I'm sure there are people who would say I don't dress like an adult. I try to dress like a practical, middle-income guy of 44.

    That said, it looks like you have a nice shoe rotation. I have one loafer in my lineup, and I only wear it about once per week in the Summer. In my opinion, it's an extra at best. I'm sure some will disagree with me, but, oh well.
     


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    Nope, agree with you. A loafer will help. More towards the nicer Spring/Summer/Fall days and will go with chinos. I'm 35 and added a loafer to my lineup last year and now I've been yearning for nice weather again so I can wear them.

    See the bold area as well. If the environment is extremely lax then you can pull off a loafer. You might be surprised to see others admire a nice pair of loafers and want some of their own.
     


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    Has anyone ever managed to get a sale price shortly after an AE sale ends? I just noticed a pair of oxblood Strands that are calling my name, and I did not see them there before the sale ended. Do you guys think it would be worth a shot to ask for the sale price?
     


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    What's it going to hurt to ask?
     


  7. Neo1

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    @Moose22 Agree - although they'll probably ship him walnut [​IMG]
     


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    How do you compare those against the Wilbert? I would have assumed exactly the same but people have been commenting they run larger. Would be interested to hear your take.
     


  9. Neo1

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    Too young? Never too young - last time I counted I'm up to 15 pairs of loafers I think. Plus you're in luck - you can probably pick up the Steen for pretty cheap right now. It fits almost exactly like the Mora 2 (both of which weren't good for me).
     


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    11.5e I'm afraid.
     


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    Having a Dalton dilemma here. Posted a few pages back about how I was thinking of pulling the trigger on some walnut Daltons. Well....I waited and they went back up in price on the shoebank site, but the bourbons went down to a ridiculous $199. So i'm giving serious thought to just getting the bourbons, but im not 100% sure thats my favorite color in general. Compounding my problem, I saw them in oxblood the other day and I thought they looked exceptional.

    Anyway, im leaning towards holding out a bit in the hopes that the oxblood go on sale at some point. Ive seen some refer to a March Madness sale - is that an annual thing?

    Also, any opinions on walnut vs bourbon vs oxblood Daltons from those who own one of those colors?

    Thanks guys!
     


  12. peppercorn78

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    March madness is about neumoks in NCAA colors. Best to only buy shoes you really want, otherwise you'll end up unloading too many little-worn pairs like me.

    Call up one of the outlets and see if one of them will still honor the sale price on the color you want. Be extra nice. :)
     
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    Chili Bentons today - with my OKC Thunder socks.
    [​IMG]
     


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    Felt like Rush Streets today.
     


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    I'm 31, live in the south and wear loafers/drivers/boat shoes quite often in the summer months with jeans/chinos at work or when I'm out and about. My main loafer is a Frye James penny that I picked up on Amazon for an absurd $80. It was originally a tan color but has darkened quite a bit with wear. I wear it almost exclusively with invisible socks, unless I'm wearing it to work. It has a sleek profile for a loafer and is almost a dead ringer for the AE Lake Forrest, which I think it was great look for a younger guy as compared to, say, the Cavanaugh for instance.

    My other loafer is a Cole Haan copy of the Steen (Air Madison or something like that), which I don't wear that much. It was my first "expensive shoe" that got me into this mess in the first place. I personally like the look of the penny vs whatever you would consider the Steen, which I think is a particularly boring shoe.

    If I wanted to pay full retail (or full Shoe Bank) pricing, I would add a non-black Lake Forrest to my rotation before summer hits. It's the only AE loafer offering that has the style I'm looking for.

    Hope this helps!
     


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