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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. SLCRich

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    I'm an oxblood fiend so that's my choice. Walnut is growing on me though
     


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    I told myself I wouldn't, but I was weak. Earlier today I ordered a pair of Walnut Strands (I already have Strands in Dark Chili and Oxblood). This will be my 9th pair of AEs. The $275 - $50 Amex offer = $225 was just too good to pass up.
     


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    Dark chili Fifth Avenues with Suit Supply up top for an interview.

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    Apparently it worked, considering the offer I got a couple hours later.....
     
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    What's even worse is I've seen both styles combined in one shoe! :facepalm: (dang, this board needs a vomit smiley)
     


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    A word of caution...that 555 last is really narrow. I have a pair of Naples that are very broken in and are beatific tassel loafers, but I just can't wear them because the are too damned narrow across the front. My Naples are 11Ds, and were I to order the Sea Island I would likely order the EEE. But your mileage may vary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     


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    So, I'm getting a new pair of Allen Edmonds this weekend, and unfortunately there is no retailer in my country so I need to order online. I used the official sizing guide to check my fit. It gave me a size 12 length (I was really quite between 11.5 and 12) and an E width. According to their sizing chart if I went with a 12.5 I wouldn't need to get the wide version though.

    This is the pair I want to order: http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Dalton-Lace-Up/dp/B004TDUMJI

    Does anyone have these and know if they tend to run small or big? Any info on sizing would be great!
     


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    I have a pair and I believe they run fairly true to size for me. In other words, I usually wear a 9.5 D and a 9.5 D was the right fit for me with these. The toe box is roomy, however, so don't be surprised of you have a bit of extra room up front.
     


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    Yes, I made this mistake recently too. Put some conditioner/cleaner on my bourbon Carlyles and now one of them is lighter than the other. I have found that letting the polish sit and dry for a long time and then gently taking a cloth to them works in restoring the color. However, I agree that bourbon is the most difficult color to get consistency with. I understand why they eliminated it.

    I was at a film-screening event today and I got to see lots of people. I saw a lot of men wearing casual shoes, but I saw a few men in very nice suits wearing very tacky Nike shoes. I know this is Los Angeles, but that's just unacceptable.
     
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    All other things being equal, I think merlot/oxblood/burg is lot more versatile than walnut, particularly for business wear. But, you said you don't intend to wear these for work.

    However, I'm sorta old school and therefore, I:

    * rarely wear shoes lighter than trousers
    * even more rarely wear any oxford dress shoe with chinos
    * and never wear a dress oxford with jeans of any sort.

    You might consider something more congruent with the casual wear you have in mind for your next shoe purchase. In other words, a more casual shoe than a semi-brougue oxford.. E.g., it'd be great if a Clark Street in your size were still floating around.
     


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    My olive Shannon drive and my new Gustin's both made their maiden voyage today...
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    Nothing anyone will say will replace trying them, but here is what I've found. My best fit in the 65 balmoral is an 8E. I state this first, for comparison, since its the most likely other AE you might have. In the Dalton (which is on the 511), I can go with either 8D or 8E. If I want to wear dress socks, then the 8D is just fine, but If I want to wear thicker boot socks, I PREFER the 8E, but the D works OK. On the other hand, in the Dundee (also on the 511) I HAVE to wear an 8D (again stating this for comparison). My Brannock is 8.5 D/E but at 8's in both the 65 and 511, length is not an issue for me.

    The 511 is a more forgiving than the 65 in toe box, and in the Dalton you don't have to worry about balmoral issues (like on a Fifth Street boot). I would NOT suggest the 12.5D, since you are between 11.5 and 12. My best guess is 12 in length, and E in width seems like a safer choice, but D could work also if you don't typically require wide shoes.

    I would also make sure you buy from a source that allows returns, even if its a pain to do so or costs you shipping. The last thing you want is poor fitting boots. Good Luck.
     


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    I agree with BB that suede is something @Echoes14 should consider. The suede Dundee with its split welt would work with a lot of casual pants.
     
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    +1 on Dundee's
     


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    Thanks for the replies. I understand the arguments against wearing dress oxfords with jeans. That being said, I see it a LOT. The reasons I was leaning towards the Strands were the sale, the Amex $50, and a pretty decent discount I can get. If the strands are too formal, I could always purchase something a little less formal in the near future......
     


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