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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. ZheNewYork

    ZheNewYork Well-Known Member

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    Is Dalton included too?
     
  2. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    Funny that I've had only good experiences with the CAC. [​IMG] Maybe I should not push my luck and continue ordering from them...
     
  3. Neo1

    Neo1 Senior member

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    1. I don't think there is any kind of a rule about cac getting the worst stuff. I've seen examples of good & bad in store & cac.

    2. If anyone actually pays the 230 for the urbino I want to read about it.
     
  4. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    I think trying to figure out which shoes I wear for the 5-day week is similar to a college basketball coach trying to figure out how to rotate ten 5-star players. I feel many good ones get left out every week.
     
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    Just checked Nordstrom and unfortunately none of the Neumoks will be on sale during their Anniversary Sale. Sad news but I did see that the Cavanaugh will be in sale. Im thinking about getting the walnut color.
     
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  6. Newberry

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    Unfortunately the Dalton is not included this year
     
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  7. mosy

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    Just received black Hopkinson from recent seconds sale. They fit well and are quite comfortable. My only concern is that while they made the cap significantly bigger, they don't seem to have extended the toe counter (is that what it's called?). So when I walk I see that there is some creasing well into the cap toe. The leather is quite supple so it doesn't seem too noticeable when not being flexed. But I imagine with some extended wear these just may well develop very noticeable creasing inside the cap.
    Thoughts?
     
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  8. Lobster33

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    Mosy, in my opinion, I think they look great. That's not going to be very noticeable, and considering they are seconds, I think you got a good pair.

    I love wearing these...
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  9. MattRiv

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    I have them in merlot and while there is a little bit of creasing in the toe box, it's not nearly as noticeable than it would be on the standard calf.
     
  10. MattRiv

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    I think you're probably fine. Maybe take a toothpick and work some super glue in there to make sure it doesn't creep.
     
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  11. LeeMerrill

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    Thoughts on Bourbon McAllisters vs Walnut Strands? I have no half brogues but other wingtips and lwbs including Merlot McAllisters.
     
  12. RichieP

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    Dumb question, but are there any more still available in your size? Maybe a swap is in order.
     
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  13. Sunstealer73

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    Tan Aberdeen's, I've been polishing occasionally with Saddle Brown polish and they're getting some really nice depth.

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  14. kpyeoman

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    Need some help. I'm torn between the Merlot Strands and merlot Mcallisters. Was leaning towards the Strands as they're a bit more unique, but keep seeing good pictures of the McA's that make me go hmm. I'm 35, work for a city in finance and wear suits most days. I have a pair of black PAs, brown Hinsdales and chestnut Meermin Oxford wing tips. Next purchases after the merlot pair will probably be black Kennilworths and brown FAs. Any thoughts would be appreciated...it's tough as they're both nice shoes.
     
  15. SLCRich

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    Some sockless Grayson love for a dinner tonight. I'm thinking these might see some action with denim next week. They are so perfect. Also, this thread has been on fire lately. I have to go through like 9 pages of content to get caught up haha
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  16. styleaudit91

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    Navy strand Thursday:

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    And from yesterday:

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    Bourbon ones fit better due to what I describe as a "fat" vamp on the navy. Both are great though. Really need a navy belt though.
     
  17. Gabru

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    Really liking all the blue shoes on past few pages, regret missing out on them. AE X RL singletons from early this week..

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  18. Oinkedmoo

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    My two cents on the Mcallister vs Strand questions above.

    I love wing tips with some red in them. I have a pair of chili McA's and I've been close to buying merlot/oxblood.

    I think the walnut Strand should be a staple in everyone's closet, right next to the black PA. While I don't have a walnut Strand, I do have a walnut Sanford which I love and scratches that walnut itch.

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  19. Neo1

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    Ultimately I'll give you my thoughts, but it's totally up to you.

    1. Bourbon McAllisters - best case is the bourbon is more of a "fashion statement" kind of color - little more odd, unique. Very nice, little tricky to pair up with clothing. Worst case is the color is green-tinged or has tiger striping. I'm assuming your either getting 2nds (which would be just stupid), or 1sts (217 minus the 50 amex), so let's say ~170-220. Once they're gone, they're likely gone for at least a long time.

    2. Walnut Strands - walnut is more traditional. Can be really light, can be more dark, roll of the dice. Depending on the bourbon, walnut can be easier or harder to pair with clothing (I'd air on easier). You could be looking at 2nds during a sale for 240 (which I'd probably advise against), the Nordstrom thing (260), or the bloomingdales thing (225 after the 30% and amex). So let's say ~260.

    Either way, the bourbon McA isn't much cheaper. You already have the McA in merlot, which at least to me is a much better and more versatile color already. So my vote is the Strand.
     
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  20. FaRKle

    FaRKle Senior member

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    In the past when I've ordered seconds that are at other shoe banks he's had them shipped to him first before sending to me.
     
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