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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. ProfilaBinding

    ProfilaBinding Distinguished Member

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    Just like how they eliminated the Clark Street shoes, why did they make a bad choice of changing the site functionality? It was fine before. Why fix what isn't broken?
     


  2. mreams99

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    I think someone was thinking
    "Hey! We've got a big sale starting. Let's make all these changes to the website on the same day. All that extra web traffic will see what a bang-up job we did. What's the worst that could happen?"
     


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    1st day with my Malones. LOVE LOVE the fit. So comfy and looks great on work khakis.

    I work in a hositpal environment (slippery buffed shiny tile floors!!) so the rubber soles comes in handy. Another reason why my work boots/shoes are Dainite covered.
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    I went to the Shoebank a few minutes ago. Getting ready to pull the trigger on some new shoes and came upon the changes of the website. I do not like the changes at all. I hit the next button six times before I got to the shoes that I wanted. I won't be back on it for awhile. :brick::brick::brick:
     


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    You ordered the brown cruiser, right? Those look the same as mine. They are extremely comfortable out of the box and a great walking shoe. I think the Malone is my most comfortable shoe, although when it comes time to recraft, I will probably choose a harder rubber sole than the Othello.
     


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    Nice! So add more fuel to the fire -- what model # are these? Place yer bets everyone.
     


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    It was FAR from fine, but its much worse now.


    "In one physical model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, in the opposite direction."

    -Ty Webb
     


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    I got my Shannon Drive Butyls today, and a quick try-on has me hopeful that the 201-last is even better than the 5-last (which is really good for me). The last, leather and sole seems like a super-comfortable combination.

    Some dark chili burnished Brooks Warwicks in the same last will probably join in the next couple of days...
     


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    I have to go to a funeral at the end of the week, and I've been asked to be a pallbearer. I've probably got more than 20 pairs of AE shoes, but guess what I don't have? That's right, no formal black shoe.
    I pulled out a pair of burgundy Park Avenues that I've hardly worn. I cleaned them with some acetone, then some rubbing alcohol. Next came the black dye.
    It did not work as well as hoped. I think that these are made of polished cobbler (corrected grain), and the dye didn't penetrate well. I tried some Meltonian cream polish, which only helped a little. I've got a mottled black cherry.
    I'm at a loss. The only way to fix it is to start over, which would take a couple of hours that I don't have right now. I've thought about a black pair of Cormwalis at my local Shoebank, but I wouldn't have tried the dye if I thought I could afford another pair of shoes right now (in addition to the unplanned travel expenses for the funeral, that is).
    Any suggestions?
     


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    I'm sorry for your loss and I know you want the show the proper respect, but I would just wear the best "dress shoe" you have for the suit. It is highly unlikely that anyone will take notice, what with other things in their mind. Put some black PAs on your list for future events.
     


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    I agree with smfdoc. Do you own any black dress shoes? Forget about formalisms like brogue vs non-brogue. If the funeral you attend is anything like the last few I've attended you'll be miles ahead of 90% of anyone else by wearing ANY black AE dress shoe.

    Personally, I'm going to my outlet Wednesday to check out some black Hopkinsons to be prepared for this very reason. I've been putting it off for too long.
     


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    Does it make sense that I am a 9D in the Park Ave and an 8.5E in the Carlyle? (my Brannock is 8.5 heel to toe and 9 heel to ball - on the wider end of the "D" spectrum)
     


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    My black shoes are a black grain (very grainy water bison) wingtip blucher, and a casual pebble grain plain toe blucher with a mini lug sole (AE Athens). I've also got a black pair of AE Stowe loafers, which definitely seems too casual for a pallbearer.
    I will fix my Park Avenues into a proper black pair after I return. (Now that it's started, there's no turning back.) I don't plan to buy another pair of the same.
     


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