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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. M635Guy

    M635Guy Senior member

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    Quote:Maybe browse from an incognito browser session and see how it looks. I'm wondering if cookies or some sort of cached portion of the site is messing with you...
     
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  2. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I'm also mostly in lurking mode recently. Had a very busy couple months (with no new shoe acquisitions aside from a pair of OSB loafers), and more recently I've lost my mind and joined two different Crockett & Jones GMTOs (Lindrick and whisky Marlow wingtip). That's gonna put a big freeze on further shoe spending for quite a while.


    I think.



    AE is a hell of a gateway drug.
     
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    If you search my history you'll find a lot of thoughts on this. Short version is that the 1943 never worked for me - it was both too narrow and too short. For the toebox, I would need a half size and a width up from Brannock, and for volume I'd need a width up (medium volume for me). Based on your description, I'd start with 12D.

    For reference, I had to go up a width in the 65 to accommodate toes; that works ok but is a bit loose in the heel. I'm Brannock on other AE lasts.
     
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  5. harlequin782

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    For chisel toes, I like the 1943 last, but I liked the 333 last better...something about the 1943 last always just looked a little too blocky due to the shorter toebox, in my opinion.
     
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  6. M635Guy

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    Quote: Hmmm... That makes me want to try the 12E as well. Based on a conversation I had when I called AE once, the Strand (and its derivatives Rush St. et. al.) are tightly cut. I'm new enough to this game that I won't say this is a definitive fact, but I think many people who say they struggle with the 65-last are actually (mainly) struggling with the cut of the Strand pattern on the 65-last. In any case, I guess I'll ask Nordstrom to bring in all four sizes (11.5D, 11.5E, 12D, 12E) :( Or maybe not. This is when I wish an AE store was close - I have to believe the Raleigh area could support one...
     
  7. jet-stream

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    +1000

    333 is my favorite AE last!
     
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    I'd agree the strand is a bit tighter than other 65s - my estimate would be a quarter to half width difference (and perhaps fractionally shorter). For me, the Cornwallis has been consistently tighter and shorter than that. You mentioned high arches, so the 12E could potentially work - my problem with a half size and width up was volume - I'd mainly worry about heel at that point. It's a beautiful shoe if you can make it work - good luck!
     
  9. jet-stream

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    Warwick Wednesday ...
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    Walnut Wednesday with an old friend of mine. These Margates are now one of my beater shoes but they still look great. Not sure how old they are. I rescued them from the Bay a couple of years ago for $20.

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    Looking sharp.
     
  12. sruchris

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    Walnut Kenilworths today. Salvaged them from eBay last year for $40 and applied my own DIY burnishing.

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    Congrats! My daughter will be born this month too. Your pic makes me wonder what kind of AE shoes to wear that day. Hmmm...
     
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    I like to buy shoes to commemorate special occasions (buying a home, new job, wedding, etc). I don't have any kids yet, but I'd like to buy a pair for each one!

     
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    Sauk Drive today.

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  16. watchidiot

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    Looks great! Is this the pair currently listed at the MP? To good to let go PC :)
     
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    FBWs: I write to you this morning not as a barn weasel, but as a pack rat. I am about to fly to Seattle for six days. In addition to running and hiking shoes, what shoes should I pack? While I am there, I will wear polos or OCBDs with jeans or khaki chinos, and I am wearing a tan suit to an outdoor wedding. I am limited to the following shoe options: white Vans sneakers, brown suede Bleecker Streets with a vibran sole, brown suede Clarks desert boots, brown calf penny loafers, oxblood strands with a Dainite sole.

    I am inclined to take the Bleecker Streets and the white vans, but my concerns are that the suede would be less than ideal in rain, and that I could use something less delicate than suede boots but dressier than vans for a long day of walking in and out of shops, restaurants and bars, and other touristy things.
     
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    Bleeker Streets and Oxblood Strands. Spray the suede with Tarrago Nano at least 30 minutes before use.
     
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    My walnut Wednesday evolved to a woven Wednesday. Lauderdales.

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    Cliftons on Walnut Wednesday while waiting in a dr's office with my daughter
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