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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. TxLiving

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    I bought my Strands from Daniel as well. He definitely knows his shoes. I've meaning to email him to see when the next sale is so I can get a new pair.
     
  2. Jack Roberts

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    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    I'm so screwed now.
     
  3. BL70

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    can anyone convince me why I would need walnut Daltons when I already have CXL Long Branch? Yes color is a different shade, calf is a little sharper than CXL, and the lug sole on the LB makes them more casual. But don't they serve a similar purpose? Anyone who has both care to comment on if they both get worn?
     
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    Don't think, just do.

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  5. Kahuna75

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    Long Branch = Trattoria....Dalton's = Ristorante
     
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  6. texas9

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    Daniel is great. Next sale is the anniversary sale in April.
     
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  7. harlequin782

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    Ditto on the dub monks...Peanut Newbergs are definitely mine..thanks for the heads up
     
  8. fiddlestyx

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    During the last clearance sale I picked up a pair of Odenwalds and Hagerstown but am on the fence about keeping the Hagerstown. I typicall wear a 7E but got them in 7 since they aren't made in wide and am concerned they might be a bit tight, specially around the picky toe and instep. Any thoughts on whether I should return them or wether they will stretch out over time.

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  9. naspratt

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    First of all, they will definitely stretch; second of all, how thick are those socks? I'd think they were designed for sockless (or very thin sock) wear. Those look almost like fair isles, which are generally a hefty weave.
     
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    The socks are actually relatively thin, not much thicker than regular dress socks.
     
  11. tkebh979

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    Knick knack bourbon Mac, throwin Dan a bone...

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    Ok so it's not bourbon, and it's not "the worlds best rated whisky," as some of my Canadian friends have jokingly said, but this northern harvest stuff is good. Might have to better investigate this rye thing...
     
  12. jet-stream

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    A new acquisition from the 'bay: barely worn (once if that) Merlot Hopkinson. Was not really on my wish list but does fit a need in my lineup. The price was just too good to pass up. Also, I really like Indy shoes, so there's that.
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    That would be absurd. I'd probably want a pair.
    But then I think every shoe would be nicer as a chukka.
    Except longwing chukkas. Those are abominable.

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    Who did you contact to get them stretched? I wonder if they could do that for my Dundee 2s which are a bit cramped in the toe.
     
  14. Dd1101

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    Great shoe, I have them in black. The leather on those is on par with most of my CJ shoes.
     
  15. jet-stream

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    These were originally seconds, due to poor finishing on the wheeled edge of the sole and the right toe cap. The toe cap is a bit too far forward on the outside of the right shoe; it initially bothered me but isn't that obvious (can't really tell in the photo above), and if I notice it in the future I'll associate it with saving like $400.

    Hmmmm .... Crime of opportunity here, but how do your CJs for compared to AEs? I'm specifically thinking the Edgware, could compare to pretty much any AE shoe you choose, but Hopkinson would work. Edgwares are in my list since I can't fit a Cornwallis.

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    1. Manistee, or possibly DuPont (I'd lean toward the latter for a strand, but either would work with a McAllister. If you don't want to match the brogueing, Dearborn is a nice belt.

    2. I use woodlore epics and JAB. The JAB are a bit too big in the forefoot for my taste but the price can be very good. I usually add brass knobs to them, especially for boots. The woodlore epics are perfect IMO, but expensive.
     
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    Rittenhouse is very good for the price. Bourbon is king, however.
     
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    What was your brannock again? Those look like a mediocre fit. I think you might need a smaller width and a longer size. You aren't filling the vamp.
     
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  20. AdironDoc

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    Stopped by the outlet this evening but they didn't have any Daltons in my size. They did, however, have McTavish in tan for $149, not factory seconds. The salesman noted many styles on sale, especially anything in Bourbon, a color he noted was being discontinued. Got a pair of tan McTavish for $149. Plenty of bourbon styles for $129. If I didn't have a bourbon McGregor I'd have bought a pair of everything. Tried the McTavish on with the free stockings. Amazingly comfortable, perhaps even more so than my McGregors and Neumoks. Couldn't say no.

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