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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. Marc S

    Marc S Well-Known Member

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    Nice!! Those Bourbon PAs and Walnut Lexingtons really caught my eye. Great collection sir
     
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  2. Marc S

    Marc S Well-Known Member

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    Even better than purchasing tongue pads, go to your local AE store. The Dallas location has a box full of tongue pads and gave me some for free.
     
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  3. orange fury

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    Hey guys, thanks for all the responses on the HM's last night. This is going to sound super OCD, but it is what it is.

    The bigger question/concern I had was the quarter and rulers on the right shoe. I measured the difference from the bottom of the quarter this morning- this is the outside of the left shoe:
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    This is the outside of the right shoe:
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    Is a quarter inch difference within the margin of error for QC (after all, they are a handmade product), or is it a big enough difference that anyone of you would return it? This is what it looks like from overhead, note the angle of the quarter/eyelets on the right boot compared to the left:
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    Like I said, I know it's probably ridiculously OCD of me, but this is my first time owning boots like this, so I don't know what is and isn't acceptable.
     
  4. naspratt

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    Dark brown. Love them.
     
  5. pineappleguy16

    pineappleguy16 Active Member

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    So I called AE customer service and told them about my issue, they mentioned that if I had no heel slip with 7.5 D then there shouldn't be for the 7.5 E as it only increase the width in the toe box. They mentioned to try a 7 E, does that even make sense at all? They also said their leather doesn't stretch so it should fit perfect the first time you try it on. I definitely think 7.5 E will not work for me as the heel is too wide causing the side to flare out a bit which makes the ankle bone rub against the side when I step.
     
  6. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    Perhaps they were thinking of the back of the heel. If the shoe is wide at the sides of the heel, it can definitely slip. I have some of that on my Wilberts (The Wilbert is just not a good shoe for people with narrow heels).

    I disagree with the statement. Shoes can definitely stretch, depending on the leather. However, I think they were probably implying that you should try to find a shoe that fits perfect right out of the box. I generally agree with this philosophy.

    You bought these at Nordstroms, right? If I were you, I would tell them what happened and ask them if you can exchange. 7 E might work, but you won't know until you try. If the 7.5 D felt okay, you might be better off with that size and then use european lacing. Your V didn't look awful, but you should be more concerned about how the shoes feel. If they are causing you big pressure at the V, you should not wear them.
     
  7. Count de Monet

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    @orange fury. While you (or I) may have some academic curiosity whether that quarter inch is within AE's specs or isn't within spec but was simply missed, I think the only relevant question is how much will it bug you. Unless it throws off the tongue or causes it to lace up funny, I don't think anyone other than you will notice.

    Unless perhaps you will be tucking your trousers into your boots.[​IMG]
     
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  8. Roycru

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    Wearing my A-E saddle shoes today and showing how long sidewalks last around here.

    They look similar to Sheltons, but since they have no name in them and the saddle parts are sharkskin, I call them "Surfer Eaters".

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  9. BagleyBrown

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    Agree. I would keep those as long as comfort and fitment were good. If it bothers you at all, AE tends to accommodate.
     
  10. middlepP

    middlepP Senior member

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    Ha! As healthy as my AE rotation is these days, I'm either super vulnerable or super immune to the weaseling.
     
  11. bishopcraiga

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    Nice!! Those Bourbon PAs and Walnut Lexingtons really caught my eye. Great collection sir[/quote]

    Thanks. Been building "slowly" (both thanks to and in spite of the weasels) since the beginning of the year. The Lexingtons definitely get the most wear since they are on Dainite even though they aren't an ideal fit; tongue pad thrown in by Kristle from Jeffersonville during the McGregor order helps as does bow tie lacing inspired by @peppercorn78 and his suede McA's

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  12. deker9

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    Love these McAllisters...why won't all my 65's fit the same
     
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  13. tkebh979

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    Just a PSA... I think the trunk show might be happening sooner than next spring, as has been mooted around here.

    Just in case anyone was thinking... hmm.. I can blow the shoe account for now and still be ok come spring, and then the biennial trunk show rolls around and your wallet looks like this:

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  14. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    What makes you think that?
     
  15. Vitals

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    Giving some love to the shell Strands I was lucky enough to acquire during the seconds sale.
     
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    Can anyone tell me how the GOBI compares to the Dundee? Are they both similar? Is the toe soft on one?
     
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    Is there any Intel on what special color shell offerings may be available during the trunk show?
     
  18. Lobster33

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    My experience is that Gobi is much more flimsy and soft, almost like it is a towel than a shoe. No experience with the Dundee.
     
  19. SLCRich

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    Daltons for some game watching tonight
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  20. Scarlet

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    Depends on which Gobi and which Dundee. I've tried the Gobi Tan Saddle and the Dundee 2.0 Brown Burnished Calf, same size. The Gobi is much roomier in the toe and probably a tad longer overall too. The Gobi's leather is also softer and more forgiving. Both have structured toes.
     
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