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

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  1. Neo1

    Neo1 Senior member

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    @cc808314Fantastic post! Was going to ask one thing - I'm hearing about issues with the sea island length more and more now on this board. Length is always a concern for me on these loafers - I usually wear them with not too much room up front in the toe. With the Kirkwood I actually find the length just right. I know how you have issues with length vs width tradeoff - how would you compare the sea island to the Kirkwood - much smaller?
     


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    @Lobster33 I usually don't post about this kind of thing but I'll do a few just to get you going [​IMG]
    Dalton black calf 2nds - 117
    Brooks Strand 2nds, walnut - 100
    Brooks MacNeil 2nds, black - 100
    Maxfield 1sts, merlot - 80
    Brooks Shelton 2nds, walnut/walnut - 100
    Jermyn 1sts, black - 147
    Walton 1sts, chili - 140
    Brooks San Marco 1sts, brown - 83
    (huge shout out to the incompetent SAs at BB for repeatedly screwing things up and causing me to miss the black pair)
    Nashua 1sts, black - 100

    That's enough for now.
     


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    I'm at nine. Eleven if I go back to 4/19/16, when I picked up shell Dundee's. My list would include the Strands and Elgins from your list, and the more pictures people keep posting of the Sea Islands I may be down for a pair.

    So say we all.

    Edit: I did PASS on a pair of purple Lake Mendota and bone Navy Piers for $25 each on Wednesday, because even I knew I'd just be getting them to add to the body count.
     
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  4. Neo1

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    @Lobster33 Actually what's far better would be to list what I saw and passed on due to sizing issues -
    Rutledge 1sts, walnut - 140
    Manchester 1sts, merlot - 39.99
    Black Hills 1sts, walnut - 100
    Shaker Heights 1sts, black - 35
    Maxfield 1sts, merlot - 40
    Adams 1sts, black - 100
    LaSalle 1sts, black - 127
    New Orleans 1sts, walnut - 140
    Voyager 1sts, all colors - 100

    Btw, never used eBay....
     


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    Passing on the Shakers must have hurt.
     


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    At least I find out how Gandalf the gray felt after the balroc.
     


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    can walnut strands be pretty versatile? i found a deal in my size and have always wanted a pair of Walnut strands, just asking myself what can i wear with them. i dont have an office job so these will be for whatever dress up occasion or church,etc. i have a pair of dark chili madison parks, just looking to put together a small arsenal of nice shoes
     


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    I have found walnut to work well with khaki, navy and gray. just make sure to wear a matching belt. Although these are not Strands, they are walnut to check the color combinations.

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    There's a reason #doyouevenwalnutbro exists.

    (Yes)

    ;)
     


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    Love these lists and price opportunities exposed. Many of my favorite daily wear items were similarly inexpensive.

    And I know many folks just say no to used items, but my first AE pair in 2013 was a used pair of Long Branches that I wore twice last week. They cost under $100 - and no one told me they wouldn't fit my feet so well so they fit well enough to launch my own obsession. Also picked up a used pair of black shell MacNeils from Australia for under $75 shipped (in rough shape), but Macs method has resulted in multiple wears.
     


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    looks quite stunning in both. definitely the navy
     


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    What the hell is your secret?! You're saving way more money than I am
     


  13. BespokeBrooklyn

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    I had just ordered the oxblood pair when the merlot ones went on sale. I'm tempted have a friend with an AmEx buy the Merlots for me and pay him back; $195 for Strand firsts (in what's probably a more versatile color) is too hard to pass up. Is the AmEx promotion still on?
     


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    I wear walnut almost exclusively with blue. I think that is by far the best combo. Not to say others are terrible but not quite as suited imo.
     


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    I'm posting these for sale elsewhere, but figured I would cross-post these here as well. MacNeil longwings, size 15D. I bought these and tried them on extensive, had taps installed. I love how they look, but never never wore them outside because they felt a little too large for me, and now I'm replacing them with a new, smaller pair. I'm looking to get what I paid for them, which is $215.

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