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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. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    Sounds like he got burned somehow.

    Off topic, but after waiting 4 weeks, my new laces finally arrived. These are 4 mm which fit the shoes perfectly. The black ones on the left are my original Carlyle 90 cm laces. The rest are 75 cm long. I might suggest purchasing 90 cm if you want them to be a little longer. Not sure what to do with the light blue, as they don't match well with my suede PA's. I'll order some dark blue ones. I've come to realize I much prefer the flat laces over the round ones.

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  2. Dd1101

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    Quick concern. Around the welt of couple of my shell shoes I noticed tiny punch holes where they sew the welt. Should I be worried about water getting in? Or is this normal on most shoes. [​IMG]
     
  3. SLCRich

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    Natty cxl Sunday. (every day could and probably should be natty cxl day)
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  4. BagleyBrown

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    I don't have either shoe, but the natural, green and blue options are extremely rare and it could be years before you see them again. Brown can be had more readily.
     
  5. KPDarb

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    Where/when is/was this trunk show? I've seen it mentioned elsewhere. Thanks!
     
  6. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Natural shell is beautiful in my opinion (scroll back a couple pages and see the natty shell Daltons I posted). As for green and blue, color me uninterested. I really can't fathom how a blue or green shoe would work into anyone's usual wardrobe, but different strokes for different folks I guess. They look neat as a collectors edition on your shelf, but I can't imagine ever wearing them.
     
  7. Gabru

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    thanks, I see your point but I do agree with backinthejox below, I'd not consider green and blue for a formal shoe no matter how rare they are..
    But natural is looking more and more interesting specially with the patina it develops..

    As per Chicago store, it will happen on 23rd Oct ( date might change). During the trunk show, SMU charges will be waived off and Natural, Bottle green, Navy and Ruby cordovan colors (special colors) will be available. you can give them a call to find out more..

    Agree with you, that natural is beautiful, And also that green and blue ( specially green) are really collector's edition..and I can't use them in my rotation..

    Not sure if natural cornwallis will look too similar to my u tip whiskey cordovan from Vass..

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  8. FaRKle

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    I don't see why not.
     
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  10. DustinM

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    Happened to have brown in my size. I wasn't ever really on the fence, I'm just an opportunist :)
     
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  11. shunted22

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    I think blue shell works fine with denim. Take a look at the amazing LWBs posted on the first post in this thread. Agreed about green.
    If I'm not out of town (is the 44th st date announced?), a pair of blue shell LWBs and Natty Daltons may be in order. Already have a pair of brown shell higgins mill on the way.
     
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  12. baselinemerc

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    Swung and missed on some seconds. Bourbon came in with tiger striping. I stripped the finish and tried again. I would have returned but I wore them out. Not too bad

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  13. MattRiv

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    Well done sir.
     
  14. TexasTexter

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    Oh! Be sure to post pics of the HM. How'd you swing getting those?
     
  15. danwatts2005

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    Question for some of the Old Timers, or anyone who has recrafting experience. I have 15 pairs currently, with ten to twelve in active rotation, based on the season. Given that, how long would you expect that I could go from new to needing a recraft? Also, is there a different lifespan for Dainite over leather?
     
  16. naspratt

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    At least five years, with perhaps a heel replacement partway through. Dainite lasts longer than single leather soles. Tips also can wear faster depending on gait/length.
     
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  17. tmchow

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    How does sizing of the Long Branch compare to the 65 last? I'm an 8D in 65, but know I'll be wearing slightly thicker socks in the long branch. I don't typically like ultra thick socks, even in boots and it doesn't get that cold in Seattle even in the winter.
     
  18. KPDarb

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    Thanks Gabru- I called up the store here and they weren't aware of any upcoming shows. They proceeded to talk to me about custom options and reiterated that the only thing you can't change is the leather. Is this just at a Chicago location or an independent retailer? Im obviously out of this loop
     
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    Agree on green, but I love wearing my midnight navy Cornwallis with gray suits. It's dark enough that, when indoors, people generally think it's Black until they look closely. That specific shade reminds me of a midnight navy tux.
     
  20. Lmrjfud

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    Is anyone familiar with Julie at the Port Washington Shoebank? Is she a good judge of the quality of seconds?
    She was very pleasant and pointed out some minor issues with a pair of Oxblood PA seconds, mostly some small darker spots above the cap in the soon to be crease zone. She indicated that they were in good shape for seconds.
    I am just curious if anyone could vouch for her veracity.
    In any event, I purchased them based on her word, so I suppose I will find out on my own soon enough.
     
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