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

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  1. styleaudit91

    styleaudit91 Senior member

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    Yea I wish I could pull them off somehow, but aside from some foot modification I think I'm sol. Going to check out the midnight in person after work on the dangerous walk to my parking garage that conveniently has an AE store otw.
     
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    I've got a beautiful navy calf belt from the British Belt company BNIB. I bought two from massdrop by mistake and can't return it. Size 38, but if you're not As fat as I am you could get it resized by a cobbler for peanuts.
     
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    How much would you want on it?
     
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    So it appears that AE has discontinued the McGregor. Are likely to bring it back in a year or two or is it gone for good? Same question with the color Bourbon as well.

    I'm new here and gradually building my AE collection.
     
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    Bourbon appears to be gone forever. Rumor I've read is that the color was losing them too much money because too many seconds were being created due to color inconsistencies. I like the color and am sad to see it go. Hoping my bourbon Carlyle's last a long time.
     
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    I just bought a pair of fifth ave black from the anniversary sale and a pair of strands in walnut from the seconds sale.
    I had my sizing performed at an Allen Edmond's store for the fifth ave as a 10.5D.
    For whatever reason the walnut strands feel a little more tight. how does the fit look based on these pictures?
    Just wanted to know if the shoe is supposed to have such a wide V at the laces.
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    Ah, the good ole 5 last. They look a little tight. My advice on the 5 last is to try your brannock size, up a width, up a size, and up a width/down a size. Since you're a 10.5D you should try a 10.5D, 10.5E, 11D, and 10E. Pick whichever one feels best. Better a little tight than a lot loose IMO. If your toes are getting pinched you may have to do some spot stretching using a shoe stretcher with the pressure point attachments. And if you have high arches, it's unlikely the laces will close regardless of how big/wide you go.
     
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    The 5A look fine, but the Strands look like they aren't even the same size. You should be able to reduce the v-gap some after they break in... maybe 1/4-1/2".
     
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    I wear dress pants and button downs at work mon-thur and jeans/chinos on fridays. I wouldn't hesitate to wear the cornwallis mon-thurs. Black is probably they only one that I'd say could be considered a little too formal but honestly I'd wear them. I wear black 5aves all the time.
     
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    Sheltons on a Monday:

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    Man I want these!
     
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    One can do what they want, but the strand is certainly more suitable for business casual than the Cornwallis, which is best paired with a suit.
     
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    I have both and have worn both with business casual but would have to agree. The Cornwallis would be a better suit option.
     
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    Never liked the black/burgundy version of these. Then I saw this pic. Now I want a pair. fbw

    Edit: actually, now I want a midnight/burgundy pair! Hmmm
     
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    Hope everyone had a great weekend! Rainy and casual Monday in snuff Gobis...

    Pants definitely need a hem, but they aren't nearly as baggy as they appear in this pic. As far as the chukkas, well, a certain little one decided walking on my shoes would be a fun game this morning. Time to bust out some Omni'Nettoyant and a suede brush!

    Speaking of chukkas, recently I've had my eye on a pair of burnished brown (or maybe even black) calf Dundees. How does the fit compare to a Dalton? Or other 5-last fittings? My Daltons in 9D (also my 5-last size) are borderline too short, so I'm wondering if I need to go to a 9.5D.
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