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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. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    The recent discussion of the Clark Streets prompts a question. Other than the construction/design/last differences, what is the practical difference in usage between the CS in natural CXL and the Black Hills in walnut?

    Both are a light colored, casual/informal leather with open lacing on an all-weather sole (one a Dainite, the other a mini lug). Are they interchangeable? Would they be usable year round?

    I love the Black Hills. I'm not sure if I can justify adding the Clark Street.
     
  2. smfdoc

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    Thanks to @MattRiv , @Neo1 , @Jet-stream, and @FaRKle for the answers on the Rutledge. They are always appreciated.
     
  3. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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    I was just thinking about buying the natural CXL Clark Street! Also - the brown/red Freiburg
     
  4. alexnb

    alexnb Well-Known Member

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    FYI, 8 new models just released on AE's main site.

    Some highlights:

    The Boone is back. (God forbid they actually make it in a narrow width...)
    Couple of golf shoes.
    The sneaker we saw in the blog post.
     
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  5. nbj08

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    Jeez, I can't imagine anyone in their target market paying $250 for sneakers...
     
  6. tmchow

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    Just got my first pair of AE in the mail today from eBay. Barely worn Mcallisters in Bourbon.

    Beautiful color and verify comfortable. I'm in love!

    I immediately want to purchase a different pair in walnut now. Was initially thinking of Strand but now leaning towards the Mctavish or Mcgreggor.

    Questions: what belt is intended to match the Mcallister?

    Question 2: what shoe trees are you using? The ones I use for my Cole haans don't seem to fit properly and I can't get them fully in
     
  7. ace13x

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    Yes thats true, Nordstrom's does have sales. I should have mentioned that.
     
  8. ace13x

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    I know you waited for the navy a long time, so I get the front and center treatment. But I still sweat the Natty's.
     
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  9. ace13x

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    Yep. His stuff is just as described. Got my Normandy's from him. If he had more in my size, I'd be in serious trouble. BTW he also has some AE belts, though I've never purchased a belt from him.
     
  10. danwatts2005

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    They need to get the hipsters off the design team.
     
  11. watchidiot

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    Those natty bayfields! Urgh. Still can't believe I didn't get my MacNeils.
     
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  12. PbgGuy

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    Just got a new pair of McAllisters in merlot and matched them with the Manistee belt:

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/accesso...F74011.html?dwvar_SF74011_color=74006#start=2

    Given they are phasing out the bourbon, your choice in AE belts may be dwindling (im guessing). I did see a discounted Manistee in bourbon on the shoebank site (size 38) the other day and I spoke to a SA at one of the outlets who told me they still have the basic dress belt in bourbon. Hopefully others will give you more options.....
     
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    First time poster. Long time reader. Casual Friday with my new Boones
     
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    I have both the Fred and the Dalton (in walnut and oxblood) and think you're right. The Dalton is definitely sleeker and more refined than the Fred. That said, I like them both.

    Bernie
     
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    The sneakers are a bit more expensive than I'd like. Still, I think I'm going to swing by a store to check them out. I like the Brisbane.
     
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    I'm learning the AE pose (I think.) Black dundees for a Friday
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    Dusted off the Fenway long wings today. I've been debating selling these, as they just don't get worn much. They are my only LWBs, so I've always held on to them until I can replace with a newer model. These were originally walnut, but have a had a few coats of dark chili and cognac, plus navy on the toe. I'm thinking a few more coats of navy and these will be ready...
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    Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories,...

    

    Thanks for all the quick replies! Does anyone know where he sources his shoes from? Thank you...


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    I agree with the general consensus so far. Chili seems to be one of the most versatile colors not currently in your rotation and does work with navy/charcoal. The long wing blutcher is also a good idea as you have enough balmorals/captoes and you can rock a LWB with slacks. The McGregor or Macneil should fit the bill depending on size availability and your price range.
     
  20. tmchow

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    Thanks for the reply.

    One question on belt sizing. I'm a 30 waist size in jeans and normally buy a 34 belt in casual belts.

    Are AE belts sized differently so I should stick to their reco of being a 32? Or are their belts the same size as other belts and I should stick with my usual 34?
     
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