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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

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    Looking at these again on my notebook screen (which is newer and better than the desktop I edited these on), I'd say they're actually really, really close...
     
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    Clark Street today. These are usually reserved for no-show socks in late spring/summer, but it seems we skipped winter and spring this year in Texas. Decided to try them with socks today, with hopes of playing off the red dainite.
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    I wish I had gotten these instead of the walnut strands. I think last would have been a better fit, and it would have been a better option for how a would wear a walnut shoe. Like you, dress pants and dress shirt with maybe odd jacket. I find it hard to wear the strands any dressier than that anyway.
     


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    I am still enjoying my McGregor seconds. Slightly sad that the price dropped $20? Almost. I snagged a Dainite model which was my preference, so the cost is justified. The alignment of the shoes is slightly off but I really don't mind. Tried several different lacing set-ups and arrived at this variant on bar lacing for a cleaner look.

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    EDIT: Added a 2nd pic that better represents how the boots look indoors. They can look reddish outside.

    Freiburgs arrived the other day. Hard shoe to photograph - I can't capture the richness of the color. After they arrived I was wearing them around the house. The wife saw them and said "those aren't going back." These are her 2nd favorite shoes for me behind my cordovan Dundees. These look much better in person. I'll work on getting a better pic.

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    Saw Odenwalds in person yesterday. Not the best looking boot to me, but much nice than I expected based on the AE pics. They had a natural edge. You never know until you get your hands on them.

    (One more comment since I'm here editing - really just venting. In line for espresso at work today. Guy behind me in line was wearing running shoes, worn out camo shorts, and a t-shirt. I work at a casual company where jeans are acceptable every day, but for Pert's sake - old, ripped camo shorts at work? How the hell does somebody consider that acceptable?)
     
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    201 is odd last for me. I'm an EEE. They are tight in the wide part, not unacceptably so, and loose everywhere else. They look longer on the foot relative to other lasts.
     


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    Great looking shoes! I just got giving mine a huge cleaning. Probably worn them 75 times since I got them.
     


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    r those chili ?
     


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    Dark Brown Strands work well with suits, but Walnut doesn't hold up as well.
     


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    To add my experience to the 1943 vs. 65 lasts debate, I direct compared a Strand and a Yorktown in store last week and I found the 1943 to run narrower in the toes, maybe as a result of being shorter overall.
    Dark brown. I haven't added an ounce of polish, the finish was good from the factory. The photo makes them look lighter than they are.
     
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    I bought the navy Kirkwoods and light brown Maritimes when they first came out. Great excuse to pick up quality firsts for $125 and connect with the folks at the new store that opened in my area. I remember either Earl (from Leads store) or Paul G (maybe during an AMA) saying the first thing he would do is get them wet and wear em. Well, first wear of the Mari's I had to walk thru a set of rogue sprinklers. Man did those shoes fit great after that!

    My house shoes were breaking down, so I thought the Kirkwood 2nds might work. Didn't want to pay the upcharge for the light brown so I went with the dark brown. They are so nice, that I haven't wanted to delegate them to house shoes - and the color matches almost identically to the lighter brown that I liked so much.
     


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    I had 95% convinced myself to pick up the tan Freiburgs and then you had to go and post this...

    It's crazy how the color varies between the 1st and 2nd picture. More red in the former, brown in the latter. What made you choose the brown over the tan? I'm looking for the color that would be the most versatile.
     
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    Wow. Their dark brown color for the past few years has been bordering on black. This color is 100x better.
     


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