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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. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    Funny, I noticed the same thing. Could be b/c the calf model is not yet broken in and molded to my foot.

    They are all 10.5D.
     
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    I'm not a big wearer of black, so I'm passing on that color. I have been tempted by the Bourbon, but I think that's brown overkill !
     
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    Oh my - these new spectator webgems are going to really test my willpower. Especially since not only does the 7 last fit me really well, but I'm guessing they're named Summit Avenue after the road in St Paul, MN - where F Scott Fitzgerald and James J Hill once lived, and where the governor's mansion and the cathedral of St Paul are. (And, which is a block away from my house).
     
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    Don't wear the Patriots with suits. If you are going non-shell, I would go brown. I think shell in burgundy looks much better than calf in burgundy. Brown looks good (but different) in both shell and burgundy. I think brown and burgundy are equally versatile on a shoe like the Patriot.
     
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    Great shoes!
     
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    Their timing is spot on, indirectly they are timing their release of spectators and 20s style a day before the gatsby movie release.
     
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    I am surprised the 1920's inspired webgems don't include a Nucky-Thompson-esque black-and-brown/walnut spectator.
     
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    It isn't really a coincidence. Brooks Brothers is apparently the supplier of clothing for the film (see their website). AE has made shoes as a part of the Gatsby collection, and I assume they may have been part of the costumes for the movie. Just speculating on that, but it makes sense.
     
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    First webgem that I have liked in while
     
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    They have a walnut/bone longwing spectator available in my size. If I weren't already in the process of buying shell MacNeils per Mr. G's offer from last month, I would be ALL OVER THAT. What a good-looking shoe. :nodding:
     
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    I thought the same on the long wing, and also have a custom shell MacNeil on the way. I am interested in the brown/walnut wing; it kinda reminds me of Nucky Thompson's shoes. Undecided if I should pull the trigger.
     
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    I decided to return the strands in black and get the fifth avenues. Man these things are the most comfortable dress shoes I've ever worn. The right heel has a bit of slippage but I bought some heel slip thingy to put in.

    Happy that I got something more plain
     
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    Historically I'm not sure if AE had gained traction yet with the mass market. As their original founding was 1922, but I'm more saying they are timing the release of this Webern but am not sure if they actually have a sponsorship or official nod by the move folks. This is speculation as well though.
     
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    One thing from all these post is for sure...we all work in places with basically the same UGLY carpet [​IMG]
     
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    Those look great!
     
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    Thanks Money! i'm amazed by the quality and comfort of these. My Kenilworth took a while to break in but these feel so much more comfortable out the box
     
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    I don't think you need to for storage. I tried one time, but the shoe trees do not fill out the shoe like my foot does so does not replicate the shape when fully tied. It is also is one more step when putting your shoes on, untie and spread throat apart to insert foot, whereas if you left
    Yes agreed that the 3 last is more European. I think I am shying away from the chiseled look as I don't think it will stand the test of time as much, so I am only looking for shoes that are more rounded now.
    Agreed. I scored two pair (Red and Brown) from the AE outlet for $30/pair a while back.
     
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    I have the kenilworth, in the same size as my 5th aves (both 5-last), but the kenilworth feels noticeably bigger/longer...I believe this is a pretty common observation with the kenilworth vs. the PA/5A/Strands (I wish I had known sooner).

    I've already worn the kenilworth out a few times scratching the leather sole, so an exchange/return is probably out of the question. I was hoping/optimistic it would somehow fit me better eventually. You guys have any advice on what I can possibly do? My last resort would be to ebay them at a loss =/
     
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    I have the kenilworth as mentioned and I had to size down half a size from my normal dress shoes which is size 8. I'm 8 in the fifth avenue.

    Maybe use insoles?
     
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