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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. noobedloser

    noobedloser Senior Member

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    I would like some advice on picking up some Allen edmond shoes. Going to be a groomsmen for a friends wedding and he decided on navy suits and brown shoes. I was thinking of picking up a pair of park aves in walnut. Yay or nay to this? Any other styles I should consider? I'm love the look of captor oxfords and don't really like the brogue look either but I'm open to change
     


  2. Shoenut

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    I think those sneakers were a great move. Makes the Brisbane look like an excellent shoe next to them. But how do you make the new ones look good by comparison next year? Now I see the ugly down spiral.
     


  3. Neo1

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    Of course shinyman for the win. I have a BB aberdeen and am still kicking myself to this day for not getting the other colors. aero25 - you need this one!!!

    Carlsbad....lol. forgot about that. There was one lone pair of 1sts in chili forever and they finally sold out, so not available. Damn nice, but i felt they were too redundant with the presidio, which from BB included the vtread. Somewhat of a loss, but im not broken up about missing this one.

    Just to rub more salt into captain captoe, at BCF they also had piles of wild carlsbads with linen on the vamp - not my thing but very interesting to say the least.
     


  4. Neo1

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    Shoenut did better.
    1. The bradley is nice but with a single sole and split toe i dont care for it. Not saying never, but its hard to buy shell knowing you just wont use it much from the start.

    2. I have 2 calf patriots. I passed on a 3rd pair, 1sts for 117. They have poron in the entire heel area, which, combined with a low vamp, make for quite a brutal breakin. If these were heavily discounted id do it, but otherwise, no way im doing any more patriots.

    3. I have the dundee 2.0 with the poron and its definitely loose and bigger than i like. If the shell didnt have poron and fit even bigger, i probably couldnt keep it on.
     


  5. Neo1

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    There was a lot of excitement about those porters initially. SAs saying they were way better than last time. At least the cheetah/brisbane, they tried something. It didnt work out great, but they arent terrible. The porter i literally felt like they subcontracted out to Ecco and just rebranded it.
     


  6. Shoenut

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    There is a contingent here that just won’t do navy and walnut. Is the wedding all indoors or will it be outside with the possibility of some weather? If so, a Dainite fifth ave in dark chili is a great choice. More wearable than a PA without a lot of punches. A Gateway into a whole Broughing way of life.
     


  7. Neo1

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    +1 on the danite and the chili. I WILL do walnut but it will definitely jump out more, maybe better to be more conservative with the color. Hmmmm...i actually have never owned a 5th ave. I believe in either nothing, or brogeuing all the way. Do, or do not, there is no try. There i go, taking advice from some dumbass who even as a ghost could burn the old books. Every. Time. I think of that turd of a film...the porter seems...better.
     


  8. Neo1

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    Well shiny...just you and me, huh? Signing out. Probably going with either the Duke, Kenwood, Wilbert or Strandmok, havent decided yet. You know you have a problem when all you ever wear is either grain or cxl.

    Hope to see some wild two-tones on you. Maybe that team neumok needs a go.
     


  9. Shoenut

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    It is a Spring time favorite of mine.
     


  10. Slin

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    I recently buy Allen Edmonds loafer, I would add fine sole to protect shoes. Have you any recommandations ?
     


  11. FatTuesday

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    Currently, I have 2 pairs of black shoes:
    Randolphs & Dundees, both shell. And they are rarely worn.
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    If a situation arises where I need something dressier, I'll nab a suitable pair.
     


  12. orange fury

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    ...shoes? What shoes?

    ...pants? What pants?

    (This is usually how my drinking ends up lol)


    In all seriousness, I’m not sure what I would wear to something like WeaselCon2018. My thought would be shell Strands, but I also feel like my bourbon Strands or McA’s would be a pick, with everyone’s comments on here when I first got them. For pants, maybe the lobsters, nanny reds, or seersucker (though I do have a pair of masters-jacket green ones i need to get tailored that I’m excited about...).

    This would only be for the actual event. For post event drinking- Reyn Spooner, Chubbies, and Sperrys. Let’s be honest, we’ve all seen my alcohol-fueled posts.
     
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  13. Shoenut

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    Today will be one of multiple spectators.
     


  14. AEfaninTampa

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    +1 for chili Fifth Ave's with Dainite.
     


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    Advice: Don't do it. Wear and enjoy.
     


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