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ALLEN EDMONDS APPRECIATION THREAD 2021: News, pictures, clothing, accessories, etc.

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Can anyone provide real world feedback from actual ownership and wear of these models:
(Feedback on the AE website can be unreliable because it is not from informed aficionados on SF)
  • What do you like or not like about them?
  • Why would you advise someone to get them (or not get them)?
I wear a 10D in 511 (wilbert) and 9.5E in 65 (PA/5A/Strand) so I am not sure what might work in the 201 and/or 42 last. The McTavish seems interesting due to the waxed suede but I do like the captoe of the Woodrow more than the wing.

McTavish Oxford Wingtip Waxed Suede Dress Shoe - 201 Last
(and I am also interested in the black Horween® Dublin leather one as well)
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Woodrow Cap-Toe Oxford - 42 Last
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I don't own either, but I saw the waxed suede model just the other day in the store, and I really didn't like it looks at all. It had a very...shaggy and unkempt appearance. It has none of the charm of suede and all kind of looks beat up.

Meanwhile, the Woodrow basically is the tinsel avenue without the blue. It looks nice, but I'd personally just go for the good ole Strand, which in my view, is the quintessential half brogue.
 

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Thanks to @ae_ashley for these splendid navy blue shell cordovan Dundees.

Not only are the shoes themselves absolutely stellar, but I loved my Allen Edmonds mask + shoe horn + but the two shoe bags. The extra special attention to these small things shows a real consideration on Ashley's part. I am impressed and pleased!

I know who I am calling up going forward for all my orders!

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Nice find!

Can anyone provide real world feedback from actual ownership and wear of these models:
(Feedback on the AE website can be unreliable because it is not from informed aficionados on SF)
  • What do you like or not like about them?
  • Why would you advise someone to get them (or not get them)?
I wear a 10D in 511 (wilbert) and 9.5E in 65 (PA/5A/Strand) so I am not sure what might work in the 201 and/or 42 last. The McTavish seems interesting due to the waxed suede but I do like the captoe of the Woodrow more than the wing.

McTavish Oxford Wingtip Waxed Suede Dress Shoe - 201 Last
(and I am also interested in the black Horween® Dublin leather one as well)
View attachment 1537534

Woodrow Cap-Toe Oxford - 42 Last
View attachment 1537536
I really like the waxed Mctavish for a fall/winter shoe. Goes well with chinos and/or outfits incorporating a sweater...especially earthy tones

Fit wise it’s going to be different than either of those. My inclination is to say 9.5D because I found them 1 width narrower than 65 last shoes. That said, I also find them slightly more forgiving than 511 shoes but you may get heel slip in a 10d

no experience with the other
 
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Can anyone provide real world feedback from actual ownership and wear of these models:
(Feedback on the AE website can be unreliable because it is not from informed aficionados on SF)
  • What do you like or not like about them?
  • Why would you advise someone to get them (or not get them)?
I wear a 10D in 511 (wilbert) and 9.5E in 65 (PA/5A/Strand) so I am not sure what might work in the 201 and/or 42 last. The McTavish seems interesting due to the waxed suede but I do like the captoe of the Woodrow more than the wing.

McTavish Oxford Wingtip Waxed Suede Dress Shoe - 201 Last
(and I am also interested in the black Horween® Dublin leather one as well)
View attachment 1537534

Woodrow Cap-Toe Oxford - 42 Last
View attachment 1537536
I own a pair of the waxed suede McTavish and I am a fan. I wanted a casual shoe that could stand up to winter weather and the waxed suede + rubber sole seems to provide that. I am not sure I would call them "unkempt" (but I understand the comment); if you are on the fussier side and need a "perfect shoe" they will not be for you. The waxed suede is very smooth on my pair--it basically looks like a light matte black. I have also seen the brown in the store and I think they look great too, with nice variations in color. The fit is similar to my 65 last shoes--just with a narrower V in the laces. That said, I ordered a pair of CXL McTavish a couple of years ago and they were too big, so YMMV. If you like the look they are, in my opinion, a no-brainer at $140.

FWIW the websitie is inconsistent on the last of the Woodrow. If you go to the "our lasts" section of the website and click the link that brings you to all the 65-last shoes, the Woodrow is there with all the other 65 shoes.
 

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Thanks to @ae_ashley for these splendid navy blue shell cordovan Dundees.

Not only are the shoes themselves absolutely stellar, but I loved my Allen Edmonds mask + shoe horn + but the two shoe bags. The extra special attention to these small things shows a real consideration on Ashley's part. I am impressed and pleased!

I know who I am calling up going forward for all my orders!

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I didn’t know Dundees were available. Did she find these in the system?
 

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Can anyone provide real world feedback from actual ownership and wear of these models:
(Feedback on the AE website can be unreliable because it is not from informed aficionados on SF)
  • What do you like or not like about them?
  • Why would you advise someone to get them (or not get them)?
I wear a 10D in 511 (wilbert) and 9.5E in 65 (PA/5A/Strand) so I am not sure what might work in the 201 and/or 42 last. The McTavish seems interesting due to the waxed suede but I do like the captoe of the Woodrow more than the wing.

McTavish Oxford Wingtip Waxed Suede Dress Shoe - 201 Last
(and I am also interested in the black Horween® Dublin leather one as well)
View attachment 1537534

Woodrow Cap-Toe Oxford - 42 Last
View attachment 1537536
Here are some pics. Wearing them today.
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Could be. theyre seconds, and the only other reason is a small ripple on the back top side of one boot. With the current 2nds sale it’s a no brainer
Maybe a production error. That seems the most likely explanation, in my view.
 

Lionel Hutz

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Carmel shell from the other other guys today
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Maybe these don’t really work with the jeans but I felt like wearing the shoes and I’m trying to break the jeans in
 
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Back to Olive today.
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