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

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  1. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    Brown Fifth Streets today. These seem to be a very popular boot when I wear them. Lots of positive comments.
     


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    No Presidents Day sale this year?

    (Or am I being too greedy...)
     


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    I need to stay away from this thread....

    Walnut Kenilworths and Brogue Amoks enroute from the sale....

    That makes 6 pairs in two weeks!!!
     


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    I can't decide between the Natural Tan McTavishes or the Dark Brown cognac. This is likely to be a workhorse shoe for me, primarily worn with jeans and khakis. Dark brown seems to contrast better with the Khakis so I'm leaning towards them at the moment, but unfortunately it would be quite a drive for me to see either color in person as my local Nordstrom only stocks the black ones. Can anyone offer any insight?
     


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    Received my new Park Avenues and after breaking them in for a few hours indoors but before heading out into the open world, thought I'd polish them with some Saphir reno and cream polish to give them the best chance possible at a good life out there. Nice little shine under the lamp so thought I'd share.

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    Well
    , the current sale ends on Presidents' Day .... Perhaps we have yet to hear an update.
     


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    If you plan to wear any lighter jeans, I'd lean towards the tan. I have both colors, but I think the cognac works best mainly with really dark jeans. The tan go well with classic khakis and jeans of all colors, at least in my opinion.
     


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    Thanks for the reply. I've been brooding over it a bit and came to a similar conclusion, as after looking at some pictures online the Dark Brown seem to be a fair amount darker than the official website images suggested. I may end up making the trip into the city to try a pair in the correct color, but at the least I'm going to try on the black ones at Nordstrom for fit.
     


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    I just got my cognac ones back from AE after a little misguided snafu, and I could lay them (both colors) out next to khaki colored pants and jeans if you want an idea of how it'll look.
     
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    That would be fantastic actually. Appreciate the help!
     


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    Hey guys, do these park avenues look narrow for me? I'm not sure if the V shape is supposed to be that prominent. Thanks!


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    Yeah, that's way too wide of a V for a balmoral. If the length feels right, I'd go up a width. Note that going up a width may make you realize that the length is too long. Balmorals ideally will lace almost all the way closed (I find that I don't want it to lace all the way, because then there's no room left to snug it up). About 1/4" gap is what I aim for.
     


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    I have the same issue with most of my bals. High instep. If I go up a width, it's too loose at the ball of the foot and even that does not always fix the problem. I do better with derbys/bluchers but find them less formal than I like. Oh well. Might have to break open the piggyback for bespoke one of these days. Until them I live with my too-wide V.
     


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    Try sizing down 1/2 size and go up one width. You should also consider getting measured and fitted by AE.
     


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    Great looking pair, hope you enjoy them!
     


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