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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. ProfilaBinding

    ProfilaBinding Distinguished Member

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    There's a pair of new stockbridge in chili or brown in my size that have been on Ebay for at least 5 months. If I didn't own the Ashton and Lasalle, I would consider them.
     


  2. BespokeBrooklyn

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    UPDATE: my photo apparently failed to post: will try again latet

    My only pair of Independence Collection shoes were a present from my girlfriend, who found these Jefferson 1.0s shortly after they discontinued them and introduced the 2.0s. I love them, and wear them on days like today when we meet up for lunch in the middle of the day or have plans after work.

     
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    Large V-gap with the 65 and feels really tight as well. Is the heel on the MacNeil wider than other 97 last shoes? I have a pair of 6th Avenue that fit great.

    I'll look at the Carlyle. The Cornwallis doesn't float my boat so to speak. What about The City?
     


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    I don't know much about The City, on the AE site it was listed as a limited edition run. The Carlyle I wear the same size as the 65 last and its a tad more spacious (to me) on the ball and V-gap is fine though I don't have v-gap issues on the 65 with the proper size. The 201 last is pretty popular among those who can't make the 65 quite workout . For that look at the Hopkinson (though not as cheap as 5th and PA) is a good option and those with them here seem to love them. I have warwicks which fit a little differently than laceups but they are on the 201 and have worked well. I cannot speak to the 1943 last as I haven't tried it but you dont like the Cornwallis.
     


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    Probably a dumb question, but did you try different sizes for the 5 last?

    The 201 last is essentially the 5 last, but for higher instep feet. I love my Hopkinsons.

    The Carlyle is on the 108 and I have a Vernon built on that same last. I wear the same size in the 108 as I do the 5. He 108 is similar to the 201 in that it has more volume overall and accommodates a higher instep (my vgap is closed on 201 and 108, but not on the 5), but the toe is more tapered and lays flatter. The Carlyle is where I would go if you didn't want to spend the extra coin on the Indy shoes.
     


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    Hey, no worries. Breaks up are tough but I know it is for the best. I will be sure to take pics! This will be my first shell experience so I hope the flaws are not deal breakers.
     


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    Love my Carlyle. Might be my favorite dress shoe. But if you go that route, I suggest getting a 2nd with the old piping.
     


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    Not me but is there a way to see all the selections in your size? Or is the new default 36? I hate to keep pressing "next 36"...
     


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    Picked up a pair of Badlands from the Shoe Bank. They arrived yesterday. I know they are seconds but I can't see any flaws that would cause me any problems.

    So far, fit TTS and super comfortable.


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    I have tried 8e, 8.5e, 8ee. 8.5 is too long. 8 is my length for the 65. My McTavish and Neumoks are 8e and the vgaps are tolerable. AE CS thinks 8.5e on the 108 and 8e on the 201, but I can't try any on to verify that!
     


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    Found a set of suede wings on BBs site for $170 that I thought I would try out. Unsure if I will keep them, they fit and look nice and would be a good casual going out shoe, but with the Bank sale I am considering putting my cash towards something else. Also, does anyone else find the dove tail heel with the rubber sole to be a bit counterintuitive? I need a few more all weather soles so I like that but I feel I can't wear a leather heel in wet conditions any more than a regular leather sole.
     


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    So far a little disappointed with the sale shoes in my size. Was hopefully of a nice cordovan pair but loafers and black macneils were my only options.

    Is this sale replacing the July one I had read about?
     


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    My first post. :)

    I just received this picture from my "Shoe Dealer." I don't have them in my possession yet but I will take more pictures when I do.

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