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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. Kahuna75

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    Anyone know when the next Shoebank sale might be?, I have my eye on something.
     
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    Rocking the new Leiden today. One of my few that I actually paid retail for...kinda.

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    You won't get too much love on loafers here. I'm rocking with my Cody's today

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    @NorseHorse

    Strange that you and I happen to be wearing the same thing today, although mine aren't brand new[​IMG]

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    I'm looking to add nothing but loafers for my next few pairs. They have really been growing on me lately. And those Cody's look awesome
     
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    Traveling for work and things are a tad bit cooler than in Texas. Brown grain First Aves about as formal as I'm getting considering the circumstances.
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    Went home for lunch today and there were my new brown burnished McGregors waiting for me. Trying to decide if I like them or not. I guess I'm just not sure if the 65 last is right for a LWB. Dunno, it just seems a lot more sleek than I was expecting. The vamp seems really elongated. It's definitely dressier than I was expecting a more casual shoe to be. I held it up next to my oxblood Strands and it might be a touch longer, nothing noteworthy, but it's definitely narrower at the toe. They fit about the same width-wise, but it wears like a longer shoe.

    I own a vintage pair of American Gentleman burgundy LWBs and something about their proportions seems "right" to me for lack of a better term. It's squatter and a bit wider with a double sole and allowed me to drop down 1/2 size. Maybe it's because it's the only LWB I've ever owned and that's my expectation. Or, maybe it's the color issue and brown is just not the right color for this one. I dunno. I'm missing a brown "dress" shoe in my rotation and was hoping this would fit the bill (I definitely work on the casual side of "business casual").

    In a nutshell, I'm just babbling. The McGregor is different than what I was expecting. Now, I just need to decide if that different feel is a good thing or a bad thing.

    What are your thoughts on the McGregor? Love it? Hate it? "Meh" it?
     
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    Saw this and was definitely interested. However, I typically wear a 12A in the 65 last... Anyone think it would work?
     
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    Wearing mine today @donkeyhoatie and love them. Same shoe size as my strands. I made the mistake, or brilliant choice, to get both in oxblood.
     
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    You can try hand degreaser on the soles. I've used it on the red gumite, and it works on Chuck Taylors. Just dab a little on a paper towel or clean shop rag, then rub the grime away. If they are really bad, used something with pumice like GoJo Orange. Not sure if it will get out yellowing, but people have also had success with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

    Edit: For the yellowing, I was referring to the degreaser. The eraser has some bleaching agents that may help with yellowing.
     
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    These look excellent
     
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    I picked up a pair of 'The City' last weekend I'm brown boxanil...can anyone tell me about this leather? Does not see to want to shine like most other AEs that I have. Anything special about this shoe?
     
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    I could be completely wrong, but I think the original shoe care instructions on the AE site included conditioning only. I.e. the leather is in some sense a corrected or treated grain, to which polish will not adhere.

    edit: The City in black is calf and takes polish.
     
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    Fit is amazing, will be selling some of my 65 last and 201 last shoes now.
     
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    Here are my (unorthodox) thoughts... I have seen plenty of long-wings worn with suits and sportcoats in the southeast. I have owned two pairs of these, a Florsheim Kenmoor and now the brown McGregors. I would have worn the black grain Florsheims with a casual-ish shirt and tie or sport-coat at the most, though they worked best with dark khakis or wool pants. The McGregors certainly are a different cup of tea, and I think 99.5% of people wouldn't bat an eye at seeing them worn with a suit. Here's my compromise: I think the McGregors look perfect with dress pants and sport coat, and they would be too formal for all but the finest pair of jeans.
     
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    I've been looking at the Sea Island loafers for some time because I want a for-summer suede loafer and they are perfect for that. But $300 for a casual loafer that can't be recrafted (as far as I can tell)? I'll probably pass. I keep checking the Shoe Bank from time to time but nothing in my size.
     
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    Well, inflation has been under 2% and even under 1% the past several years but point taken. The issue I have is that I started getting into AE shoes about 2.5 years ago when they were $345. They then went to $365, then $385 and now $395. That's a nearly 15% increase in 2.5 years. That's significant.
     
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