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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. sd-engnr

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    Does it make sense that a pair of 5th Avenue's in size 10E fit me perfectly and a pair of Park Avenue's in the same size fit snug? Scratching my head because it is the same last.
     


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    Well, they are handmade so there will be some variability in the fit of the shoe. Also, if if the 5A is new, it will take some time to break in.
     


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    The 5A is new from recent Shoe Bank purchase and the PA is slightly used from ebay. Wondering if maybe the PA is mis-marked... really 10D?
     


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    Maybe the footbed has just settled a bit or that the previous owner had them stretched and sold them because he couldn't make them fit.
     


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    Very true... I am going to wear them for a week and hope they break in / loosen up.
     


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    I had an experience today that I probably won't forget for a long while. I take a lot of pride in my appearance, just like everyone else in this forum. Especially my shoes. I'm not a filthy weasel (yet) but I'm working on it. I only wear AE shoes except for my golf shoes.

    I wore my new Boones to a meeting today with a pair of seersucker pants and blue blazer. A man walked up to me and told me "I like your new Hush Puppies". He was trying to be nice but I was stunned and didn't know what to say. I just smiled and walked away. I have never worn that garbage and never will. They remind me of those shoes that use Velcro straps instead of laces. I couldn't quit thinking about his comment the entire meeting. :censored:

    I guess coming here this afternoon is for therapy and sanity.
     


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    It happens man, I get a lot of "those are nice Cole haans"
     


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    Ha I lol'ed at Hush Puppies. If it makes you feel better, my most recent Google search is "boot tassel loafer." I showed a guy at work a pic of the Liverpools and he tells me no more boots. He also shakes his head at my Graysons. Thinks they are too old manish. What brand would MTO a pair of boot tassel loafers for me??
     


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    Well at least you resisted the urge to slap him. You did resist???

    DOH!!!
     


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    Talking to my wife today, and apparently her sister had been asking her where I get "all my nice shoes". Apparently her boyfriend has taken note when we've been together and he's been impressed.

    Only problem: I've sort of indicated to the wife that my shoes tend to be less expensive than what they actually are (and I never even pay retail), but the concern is now that sister in law and boyfriend will look into it, then word gets back to the wife.

    Oh well. At least the shoes are appreciated!
     


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    Hmm.. possible addition to the shoeholic list? Use others to get your fix.
     


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    Everything Moose22 said is correct. IMO at regular pricing for BOTH, the Independence line is pretty good value for the bump in materials assuming the 201/65 situation works for you. But at the SALE price of the Merlot McAllisters right now, thats a really big jump.

    I would add that the color on the McAllisters is the BURNISHED Merlot, and not the same as the Merlot in the Independence Line (unless they've changed that since the last time I held a Merlot Jefferson).
     


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    Oh man. My Strands shipped today. I was wanting that 4 week build time before another AE box showed up. Lol.
     


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    Add me to that list. It hasn't even been a whole year since my first AE and I'm running out of room. No lie, I was googling shoe racks earlier today.
     


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