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

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Thanks for the pictures. Nice looking captoe collection! I think I will just stick with what I said above and handle it on a case-by-case basis (fortunately for my size, the placement is fine with me). For what it's worth, the PA's may actually have been my favorites in your group. I know I'm as subjective in my tastes as everyone else, but that quintessential American look generally wins me over. I may take an Alden captoe on the Aberdeen or Hampton over a PA, but the funny thing is, I see versions of those where the cap seems to be in a similarly placed position and people don't really seem to criticize Alden for theirs.
     


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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I also like the Niles, and think it has a great balanced look.
     


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    Yes. Question is why don't they bring back something like these as an alternative to the PA? Not as a replacement.
     


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    I just assume that it is a supply and demand thing. They probably can't justify taking up factory/worker/storage/webpage space on a pair that your "average joe" will look at and not see a huge difference. With Park Avenue being a household name in entry-level high-end business footwear, it will win out. They are more busy with the other shoes alot of us keep griping about that are mostly appealing to the transient fashion market.
     


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    For the same reason that AE made all shell shoes MTO and has discontinued less popular models: inventory cost.
     


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    In honor of the recent cap toe discussion, 5th Ave:

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    Think I might change the laces back to crosses. The straight bar doesn't hide the unfortunate V very well.
     


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    That's a pretty hefty gap. On your next 5 last purchase, consider sizing down a 1/2 size and going wider.
     


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    Yup, these were my first purchase. I've went down 1/2 and out a width on my strands. Thanks.
     


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    Mine in walnut, just for fun:
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    Quite the collection you have going there. How do you like your grey leather McTavishes?
     
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    Good to know that they are monitoring this thread. I know the CEO has a profile on Ask Andy, but I've never been sure if they've paid much attention to SF. Maybe our opinions will have some sway after all!
     
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    I'm jelly of your lacing
     


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    It's partly the angle of the picture. There's still a bit more V than I would like. Next pair, I've at least got to try a wider width first.
     


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    I like them, they are versatile enough, and I wanted to get something different once I felt I had all the basics. And they were pretty cheap.
     


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    [​IMG]

    "Crap toe" [​IMG]

    p.s. these are on the bay...12D.
     


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