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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. rickrone

    rickrone Well-Known Member

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    the combination tap sole is great because once the rubber wears out it is back to the original sole.
     
  2. rickrone

    rickrone Well-Known Member

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    my foot on the fitting machine is a 10 D(medium)

    I purchased fifth ave in a 10 D, but on my little toe it feels slightly snug. is this normal for brand new shoes? should i switch to a 10 E for a little more space? or after many uses the leather will stretch out a little and i won't have that snug toe box feeling anymore.

    need your advice guys.
     
  3. masernaut

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    The Fifth Avenue is built on the 5-Last. This last is best for a long and narrow foot. I suggest you get a wider shoe and see if that helps.

    Black McTavish tonight. No one can convince me that there is a better looking wing-tip on the market. There's something about the rough leather and the red heel dressing that just jumps on me. The first time I saw this shoe, I knew I had to have it. It's a little bit pointier than my other 5-Last shoes.


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    Try a 10E and a 9.5E. As masernaut mentioned, it is a very long last, so sizing down a half size might help with the toe box without making the shoe too loose.
     
  5. harlequin782

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    Me either...There's something about this particular wingtip that keeps drawing me back to it. I have a couple of wingtips that I love, both of which are classics, but after all this time, I still always find myself coming back to this particular style and wanting it. It is just a handsome shoe. Especially the black and brown combo. The cognac is incredible looking too, but the black color really piques my interest.
     
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    Thanks for the info. cosmicmes, can you speak more about your experience with shoes having a W and AE not recrafting them? What does the W stand for? I have seconds as well as eBay purchases, and none of my seconds have the W on them. Do you know what it means?
     
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    This.

    So tight they are uncomfortable or a little on the tight side? If it's the latter, that's what many go for in a loafer to avoid heel slip issues. Remember, they will stretch a little.
     
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    +1 for the combination sole. I've got them on the Franciscans. I haven't had them long enough for a long term comparison but they do seem to increase longevity a bit. Also, there are always people hosing down sidewalks in NYC and having the rubber makes me a little less paranoid.
     
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    Is it? I thought the rubber part was inset into the leather sole on these? So you would be left with a leather sole cut out to hold the rubber portion.

    Any decent cobbler should be able to put a sole guard on for you for about $30, so I wouldn't worry too much about buying the combination sole directly from the factory.
     
  10. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I was told my card would not be billed for my MTO until they were completed and ready to ship. So far that is correct, as I have not been billed yet for my Walnut Shell Macneils MTOs.
     
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    Tight uncomfortable and that was with thin socks. I'm going to try a 9E and see if that works better
     
  12. bespoken pa

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    Thanks GOP Monday morning those cappuccino Daltons shall be mine, until then jazzfest should help pass the time.
     
  13. Cold Iron

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    Thank you! Yeah I picked up the Daltons at the beginning of the webgem offering in December and the Strands on the last day of the offering. Would have been very hard for me to do so without the AAFES special order program. But even with it I ended up moonlighting for a few hours a week starting a few years ago to help pay for my shoes and boots. And it is time well spent.
    [​IMG] Good luck and hope they work out for you. Just take your time with each shoe and boot to make sure they fit you well. About that ankle support, that is one reason I really like boots so much they add extra support. If your like me once you get used to wearing well made and supportive AE shoes it will be hard for you to wear anything else. Oh and they look good too ;-)
     
  14. Pastor

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    I think if I ever get a Black Shell shoe it will either be the Leeds or the Park Avenue.
     
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    Can I have the name of these beauties?
     
  16. BackInTheJox

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    On the last sale, I ordered some Neumoras in 12E, they're beautiful shoes, but I'm having fitment problems. The width on the fore part is just right, if not a hair snug, the problem is rear of the shoe. I can fit my ring finger behind my heel and also the heel is too wide as there is some play laterally. 12E fits fits close to perfect in the 5, 4 and 8 lasts. I also have a pair of 5th streets in 11 1/2 EEE and they fit ok. Since the heel is so loose on the Neumoras, even side to side, I'm afraid if I try them in 11 1/2 EEE, I'll be ok with the length, but I'll still have too much room in the heels. 11 1/2E will definitely squish my toes. Does anyone have any suggestions or is the 2-last just not an option for me? Thanks
     
  18. MacktasticGDogg

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    It's semi-OT for this thread, but I just made a crude watch strap out of the walnut shell cordovan samples I got from the Paul Grangaard MTO offer (I ended up ordering a pair of walnut shell Kenilworths). Those sample swatches are much larger than I thought they would be, and just long enough for watch straps:

    AE shell cordovan watch strap
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  19. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Wow, very impressive. Mind sharing how you went about making that?
     
  20. PhiPsi32

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    I foresee a run on cordovan sample swatches . . .
     
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