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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2019 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by St Hubbins, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. aero25

    aero25 Distinguished Member

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    Oh no! I really hope they can get that fixed before assembly. Good luck!
     

  2. Thrift Couture

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    I've been trying to stay away from that email. I'm loving the bison in brown.
     

  3. armedferret

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    I'll see your lamentations about cars from the early 20th century, and raise you Ettore.

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  4. savvysartorial

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    Gents is a plain toe Balmoral like the Carlyle in burgundy (shell) a sartorial anamoly? Is the whole point of a plain toe to be black and super formal to tux wear, etc? I love burgundy on the shoe but I feel like it ruins the shoe for formal wear if it is not black.

    I'm looking to get one in shell...

    Thanks!! :cheers:
     

  5. M635Guy

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    Hate Dainte. Hard/stiff, feel very strange and unplanted on hard (and especially slippery) surfaces, etc.

    Yuck. I'm tolerating it on my Olive Strandmoks, but I'll preemptively resole them to a butyl sole at some point.
     

  6. EZB

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    Yes and no. The plain toe gives it potential as a formal shoe, but since it’s burgundy and in shell, it can’t be formal. It still works so well.
     

  7. EZB

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    So far, I have Dainite on just my oxblood 5A. That makes it my go-to shoe for wet weather with a suit. I don’t wear the shoe without a suit now anyway.
     

  8. M2511

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    Well a wholecut isn’t necessarily tux wear and unless it is patent leather it wouldn’t be officially for that anyway. I wear black wholecuts (box calf) with my tux but I have some patent oxfords just in case. If you are talking about formal (white tie) then no they wouldn’t be appropriate. Patent only and if you want to go all out get pumps. Semi-Formal (black tie) works fine for a suit and as I said I wear it with a tux but if you want to be correct it should be patent on the tux. Barney’s sells C&J wholecut in patent. I’d say in burg it’s appropriate for cocktail attire and lower. I know you are talking about Alden’s wholecut though I suppose you can look at the Carlyle in a similar light albeit a less dandy shoe.
     

  9. AJ1

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    Any experience with the ae poplar belts? They look a little cleaner than the WB.

     

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    Are all butyl soles cold? I mean do they transfer cold to your feet easily?
    I sold a pair of “heritage” Redwing Iron Rangers with butyl soles, in part because they were so cold. Maybe that is not always true?
     

  11. EZB

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    How many tux opportunities do you get?
     

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    I haven't experienced this at all. I have two shoes in butyl and haven't felt cold.
     

  13. M635Guy

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    That hasn't been my experience, but these are Spring-->Fall shoes anyway for me. Butyl (oiled leather sole) has been great. I've got a lot of Alden Commando, a pair of Grant Stone's studded sole (which I like much better - softer compound and more studs that seem to spread out weight better - I don't feel them even on harder surfaces) and a pair of GS boots that the PO had a lugged topy added. So I've got no reason to put up with a sole I don't like for weather capability.
     

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    AE shell belt. I'm sure this surprises no one for me to say this.
    Oh, I thought you'd determined 12EEE was best fit in Macs...
    Lots of wears. I think I've polished once to even out color. Not as severe as the basic side, but I rarely wear now that I have a full compliment of shell belts.

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    First of all, there isn't a gap between athletic shoes and dress shoes, any more than there is a gap between jeans and a tuxedo. Two distinct purposes, deserve two distinct solutions. Anyone who thinks that the MD "shoes" bridge an imaginary gap, deserve to have footwear that self destructs after 3-4 wears. This is the "solution" to a non-existent problem, and a marketing ploy to sell crap to people. Off my soapbox now, carry on.
     

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