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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. Jack Roberts

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    Bourbon Strand. I love this color.

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    Check out that carpet!!
     


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    I have same in Oxblood showing up any day now. Same price.
     


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    The v-gap really doesn't bother me the way it does some here, but I gotta say, it doesn't bother me at all with the bar lacing you have here. Others will disagree, I'm sure. That gap, with the bar lacing, on this particular shoe (because of the v-punches), looks down right sharp to me. Don't give it another thought.
     


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    I have never seen bourbon that color. Every time I saw it in person, it had a sickly greenish hue. I could never understand the love it got here. But that color? That color I dig.
     


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    I love mine in chili as well and I was considering a pair in walnut in the near future if a second sticks around in my size for a while. Was the only reason you didn't keep them because of the splotchiness? Do you have any pics?
     


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    Well, the spots of darker color didn't help, but I was always only planning on keeping one, and I prefer the chili color for both suits and odd jackets (don't tell anyone, but I would probably even wear them with dark jeans). Walnut for me is only for very light grey and mid to light blues, so it just isn't as versatile. Especially since I have both the Strawfut in brown/linen and the Boone in sand for linen/seersucker suits.
    Haven't returned the walnut yet; I'll post pics tonight. They looked pretty great aside from the spotting on one shoe.
     
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    @Rubik1014 How could you do that to me [​IMG]. Yeah I'm actually relieved - by my last count im up to 43 pairs, a sign I need to slow down.
     


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    Why slow down? Especially when a nice even number like 50 is so close!

    I've been telling myself to slow down too. I have done a decent job tapping the breaks, but still have a few models on the wish list: Normandy (with actual contrast stitching), Cornwallis, and perhaps a casual suede loafer (like the sea island).
     


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    It would indeed! I'd love a bal version, which the Cornwallis should be (but isn't due to the dreadful 1943 last).
     


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    Speaking of suede loafers...
    We'll, technically not suede, but wore my Addison loafers today. Went well with the hot and wet forecast.
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    Yeah, that's right, these are awesome.

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    I don't think I have 43 pairs of anything!
     


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    I love that shoe for the exactly look that you are going for. How long have you had those / how many wears? All the eBay ones I see have me worried about how that nubuck (?) leather ages.
     


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    That's impressive...

    Something I've thought about and never seen brought up here...

    Does anyone else think AE could do something for customer loyalty like this? I've acquired around 15 pair in about two years, and that is nothing compared to some.

    I would love something like a buy 10, get your 11th free program. It's 10% off, and only for the select few that are willing to make a significant purchase block.
     
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    So, a bit of an update on my resizing journey that I started on Sunday. I had AE stretch my bourbon PAs and the results were fantastic. I think I'll have the same done for my bourbon strands and probably just one of my Bradleys as my own fit is the trouble maker on that shoe. If you are ever undecided on a shoe, I would err on the side of tight and have AE stretch them if they don't loosen up after they break in. Way better than trying to fill a bigger shoe up with a bulky insole.

    I'm undecided on my Rutledges as I haven't worn them enough to know how they will break in and I would think the Indy leather is going to stretch more than the regular calf.

    I'm rather excited to get the 12B Strands tomorrow from the Nordstrom exchange as I don't really know what it feels like to have a shoe in a narrow width that actually supports my mid foot. I've been swimming in my shoes for 31 years and it has really caused my feet to flatten out and arches collapse. This could be a real game changer.
     


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