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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2018 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fueco, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. armedferret

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    Drill weekend. Not even close.
     

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    Did the injury happen on base? If so, seems like an honorable medical discharge to me. With full retirement benefits of course.
     

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    When I had my aortic valve replaced they wired my sternum back together with Titanium wire and used super glue for everything soft between my Adam's apple and my stomach. Kept the scar fairly small, actually.
     

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    Random thoughts inspired by some of today's posts.

    * Some shoe nerds would argue the Cambridge is an oxford but not a balmoral because it has one or more seams other than the cap toe seam that descends to the welt. Under that definition, no short wing would qualify for balmoral status.

    * Speaking of the Cambridge, as much as I love my burgundy pair, for some they could be relegated - like the walnut Strand - to "shelf queen" status, i.e. a great looking shoe but as a practical matter, one infrequently worn. If one tends to wear only oxfords with suits, the shell material, heavy brogueing, and double sole - all casual elements - don't make it a top choice for the typical worsted wool conservative business suit. Or maybe a better way to say it is the plain captoe in ones closet will be reached for first, usually for good reason. That said, if one has a deep enough suit collection to occasional pull out a heavy flannel or even a tweed suit, the Cambridge is pimptastic. But as others have noted, a burg shell PTB is going to be more versatile for most.

    * For someone wanting to dip his toe into the shell pool, I think a great first shell purchase would be a brown or burg shell loafer or LWB. A full blown shell gunboat, like the Macneil or its Alden equivalent or a vintage Florsheim, is an American icon. A big fender, heavy chrome, Jane Russel chasing @#$%kicker. Sometimes you need a scalpel and sometimes you need a Bowie knife. While for some there is a place for delicate, pointy toed, SF approved, prissy Euro shoes, sometimes it is time to bring out the sledgehammer and without apologies. Anyone here with red blood in his veins and 15+ dress shoes who doesn't have a pair of shell longwings should have his passport checked. "Hey, who plays shortstop for the Dodgers?"

    * God bless the folks working in an ER, any ER.

    * @savvysartorial you seem to be bouncing between 11D and 11.5D ... Have you tried an 11E?

    * The other night I noticed no one was posting pics of plain captoe oxfords with blue jeans. It was wonderful. Then I awoke and realized I was merely dreaming. (I keed I keed)

    * Speaking of dreams ... Dear AE: Please take your now retired Fifth Street oxford boot, put it on a more friendly 201 last, ditch the medallion, and add the contrasting shaft of the Sullivan Street. Either suede or grain (or peccary; your choice). Take my money.
     

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    If you don’t mind me asking what is the price for the 2nd? If you don’t feel comfortable posting the cost, please pm me.
     

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    I have zero LWBs (in fact, I only have the Dalton and one more...exotic boot as wingtips), but I still loved everything about this post. I did the ferret thing of liking and the unliking so I could do it again.

    Oh, and Count - I’m unrepentant in my stance on LWBs. Nothing against them in theory, and I frequently like posts of others featuring LWBs, but not my cup of tea (or grain alcohol, or whatever).
     

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    In England and other foreign countries the above statement is correct and most people selling shoes know that. In the US shoe companies use the word pretty much interchangeably with oxford. Or just do what was taught at Hanover and use the term Bal-Oxford. They just married them and we had a Bal-Oxford lineup.
     

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    Is there an easy way to distinguish a Blucher from a derby? And does it matter?
     

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    Going with Maxfield today. Up until recently I loved this shoe. But now I am thinking about selling off and getting myself a welted handsewn like they are selling now.
     

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    Happy Friday gentlemen! A little non-AE natty CXL today.

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    With all due respect Count, under that definition it would appear nothing but a wholecut would qualify with ‘one or more seams other than the captoe’ as most have at least one back seam descending to the welt. FWIW, I don’t consider overlay brogueing as a proper seam but maybe I should because I want to be a shoe nerd, someday. Henceforth, I shall refer to closed lacing system shoes as oxfords, dilly dilly.

    In regards to gas guzzling sexualized violence, you know, I regret selling my shell LWB for the Cambridge. I think you’re spot on about that point, wish for a do-over, and probably deserve not getting the Dodger’s joke. Also, not a fan of jeans and captoes. To each his own-dilly dilly.
     
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    Fun fact: doc offered me NINETY (90) oxy pills last night. In related news, "experts" are still bewildered as to the causes behind the country's opioid crisis.
     

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    The end of your hand modeling career.
     

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    At least for Allstate. Watches i should still be GTG
     

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    [​IMG] That's cray.

    I don't even like taking the Tylenol with codeine (though when I had an abscessed tooth I was grateful for them, but only took a few)
     

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