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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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    ok, gotcha. that helps my decision. i am buying shoes right now, thanks cbtaylor :)
     
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    How do the Manchesters fit? I like the look of them, but I've been leery of buying something that can't be snugged up with lacing.
     
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    Hi, looking to buy my first pair of dress shoes. What is recommended? Looking at the Park Avenue
    And, How do I size in them? I wear a size 8.5 B or C in Clarks Desert Boot even though my feet measures around a 11 on the brannock..
    Never know what my size is, but I normally wear 8.5-9 in everything High arches >.<

    Thanks
     
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    I was too until I tried them on. No issues at all and I think it's because the heel cup is relatively high, they don't feel like you'll kick out of them constantly.
     
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    If you need a pair of dress shoes but don't wear dress shoes on a regular basis, it's hard to go wrong with black Park Avenues. As for sizing, the 5 last is pretty tricky. Hit an Allen Edmonds store (if possible) or a Nordstrom (if not) to get your feet measured. I'd also suggest purchasing from brick and mortar rather than the internet to make certain sizing works and to simplify exchanges if necessary.
     
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    Go to Nordstrom or an AE store if available. Get fitted. But be wary, Nordstrom like many retailers stocks "D" widths only (with the occasional odd width). So the salesman may be tempted to sell you the closest fit to what is in stock. Ask for your Brannock size, length and width. Start there.


     
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    boom.

    just pulled the trigger on black Vernons, black Regent Street (to compliment my trusty pair in Chili - my favorite shoe), and the smokey grey McTavish (oh yes). total haul, just over 500. not bad

    hopefully they all fit well and don't have any major black eyes. really hard to find shoes that fit my freakishly odd feet.
     
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    I recently purchased the Chili Regent Street, they really are a great looking shoe. Can I ask, what color edge dressing do you use?

    When you get the black ones, I would love to see them!
     
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    Does anyone have a list of sale prices at the Shoe Bank/Outlet/2nds/Whatever it's called?
     
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    500? Sheesh, I've put down more than that as a deposit for one pair of shoes. Nice score!

     
  11. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Would recommend sending an e mail to shoebank@allenedmonds.com. That will give you the most accurate inventory and pricing for your size.
     
  12. peppercorn78

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    Yes, the Chili Regent is not only the swankest-looking shoe I own, but it's also the most comfortable. I just use the standard chili AE edge dressing. Looks fantastic, I think. perhaps black would look good too, or perhaps it would stand out a bit too much.

    I will def post my pics as soon as they arrive.

    I'm also returning a pair of Franciscan black firsts that I got during the anniversary sale. my normal size (11 3E) ran super huge on these. I'm going to request the 10.5 3E and weigh keeping that versus the Vernon (nah, can't keep both).
     
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  13. peppercorn78

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    yeah, as a professional musician, i'm not really in the income bracket of buying nice shoes unless they're waaaay marked down.

    for example, a computer glitch had listed the grey mctavish as 129$ (even though the store rep told me it was a mistake, should have been 199). that's a no brainer! and the regent st is also closeout at 159$, and the vernon was 234. so that's around 520. i could have gotten a cheaper dress shoe, like the BB strand instead of the vernon and brought the haul down lower, but i wanted something less gaudy and my feet are really hit or miss with the 5 last.

    BTW, the staff at jeffersonville could NOT have been any more helpful. such a pleasure to shop from them! what a great store...
     
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    I've beat them to death with my constant kicking of my chair at work. I'm really worried about wearing my Shell Cordovan Townley's to work for this very reason. I might as well get over it. They're shoes, they're not doing any good in my closet.
     
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    I just received a pair of Fifth Avenues from the Shoe Bank (seconds). I can't really see anything wrong with them, except for maybe a misaligned captoe on the right shoe. Can someone confirm that it's off?


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  16. charliebrown2

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    it does look slightly off. Just depends whether or not it will drive you crazy. It's not too bad imo.
     
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    Glad to know you use chili edge dressing. I have asked AE three times and they have continuously said to use brown, which I dont think is right.

    I have brown edge dressing that I use on my brown Glasgows, I was certain using it on my Chili Regent Streets wouldn't be right. Guess I gotta make a purchase this weekend!
     
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    Better Manchester pics in natural light.
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    This is one of Allen Edmonds most impressive dress shoes to date.

    QUOTE:
    "Some of the best of the best get to walk the hallowed halls of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we've honored this historic academic town by giving one of our choicest models its name.

    "Everything about this shoe is first-class, starting with its shell Cordovan leather exterior. The finest leather available, this material is not only soft and durable, it's certain to only look better with time.

    "Playing off the richness of the leather, the full brogue style on this six-eyelet balmoral, which includes perfing on the wingtip, upper, eyestay and backstay and a classic medallion on the toe, conveys an air of gravitas in even the most stately of situations.

    "Elegantly executed on the 5-Last, this shoe's Reddenbach double oak leather sole and a combination dovetail toplift add the final stunning touches to the Cambridge, an Allen Edmonds shoe for those that have already made it to the top of their class or are pushing to graduate to the next level."
     
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