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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. bathiel

    bathiel Senior Member

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    I've got a pair of the ones in your top photo. Really like them and their versatility. The only caution is that I've found them to be a little tight across the top of my foot (high instep), so the v-gap was initially a little bigger than I'd like. But it's narrowing as I break them in.

    Bernie
     


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    I see the Sturgis 2.0 on clearance at $167 - for 1st quality. Now I'm interested at less than half price - Fall isn't too far away.

    Chris
     


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    I own a pair of Hopkinsons and tried on a pair of Rogues, both on the 201, one a bal the other a derby. The Hopkinsons feel just a tad bit long and wide compared to the 65. The Rogues had wayyyy too much volume, plenty more than even the Hopkinson. I would try going down a width.
     


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    I have several 65 lasted bals, the McAllister, Strand and Park Avenue. They all started with maybe just a tad bit more than a 1/2" at the top of the v-gap and now I'm almost contemplating changing to bar lacing as they are almost completely shut after break in.
     


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    So you'd suggest staying with the same length 9 but down a width. I have warwicks from BB but I dont think those are a very good indicator of how laceups will feel. In fact I have those in 9.5d.
     


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    That's my experience. I have a low arch and a narrow foot (12 B), so I struggle to fill shoes up in general. The 5 last is perfect for me, while the 201 is essentially the 5 last shape, but for people with a higher instep.

    Were you thinking a bal or a derby? As another person suggested, order a few different sizes and see what works best. If I was just going to order two, it would be my 5 last (which for me is my brannock) and a width smaller, but same length.
     
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    Also, for those of you who own the Wilbert, did it fit you in your usual size?
     


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    Nice find, oddly enough I kinda like the boot. Here is an even better price... http://www.6pm.com/product/8587559/color/580935

    AE's return policy is better, but if you know your size then you are set.
     


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    I picked up the Sturgis when it was $50 higher (whoops). Love it to pieces. Great rainy-weather boot, and as such it's getting plenty of time in rotation right now here in MD/DC.

    Anyone know if they'll offer even a store credit in the difference if i just bought 'em a couple weeks ago? Figure it can't hurt to ask right? ;)
     


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    You could also check your credit card policy on price protection.
     


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    Most of my shoes are a 10.5D, some 10.5E Most, including the Wilbert fit great in D, a couple lasts are a little tight but definitely not the Wilbert. None of my shoes are on the popular 5 last as I can't find a size to fit.

    I would order your normal size.
     


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    I have a moderately high instep, and the 201 fits me perfectly. In the 65, I have to go up a half size in length to get the right fit. For me, a half size in width is too wide in a 65.

    My Bartletts (201) are 10.5D (my brannock).
    My McAllisters (65) in 10.5D are painful on my instep.
    My PAs and Strands (65) are 11D.
     


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    Some great snaps today. Here's my contribution, Rutledges in brown:

    Pants raised so u can admire my polka dot sox.[​IMG]
     


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    I'll take the advice of just ordering 2 then. I was looking at balmorals and derby style which is a little more forgiving on the instep. 9E fits well for me on Strands and McAllisters so I think I'll go 9E & 9D. Seeing the shannon drive go on clearance makes me regret not getting the suede neumok....
     


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    Walnut Wed--, errr, Rutledge thuR--, umm, shoes I am wearing today.
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    I've been hitting these with a light coat of chili polish every once in awhile; I like the results.
     
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