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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. pudman43

    pudman43 Senior member

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    +1.

    7 of my 9 pairs are seconds, and only a couple had a noticeable flaw, though none so bad I had to send back. I too have had a great track record with AE seconds, and strongly suggest you give it a try. J
     
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    I got a pair of seconds in brown shell patriots a couple weeks back. The defect was obvious, as there are some wrinkles on the inside of the right ankle area. not a big deal to me, partly as it is in a hidden spot, but also as I don't tend to wear loafers much. So the price paid ($365 +/- iirc), I felt it a good deal off regular price
     
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    Thanks MoneyWellSpent.
    I appreciate your feedback.
     
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    I like the black Strand, but I would agree that the other colors showcase the broguing better.
     
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    Some are totally fine. Some are not. I have had both experiences.
     
  6. adamdurbin

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    I have a pair of burgundy vintage fifth avenues that are corrected grain. I wear them in the rain. Didn't know it when I bought them.

     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    There is place for black pants in a well rounded wardrobe. Not a necessity, but definitely permissible.
     
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    Purchased two pair of Tan Suede Neumoks from the Shoe Bank. Both had noticeable flaws, but nothing to be concerned about.

    I have yet to buy a pair of leather seconds, hopefully those will be wearable as well.
     
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    Me neither, too bad I already wore them otherwise I'd return. Off to the BST I go..
     
  10. Fabian43

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    Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?
     
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    Depends on your perspective I suppose. The black shoe may be viewed as more formal, conservative, business oriented, narrowly focused, task specific. Today's environment is more open, relaxed, etc. Brown shoes offer "versatility" and are easier to "dress up" or "down" hence making them appropriate for (some) formal, business, business casual, casual settings.
     
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    I have the 5th Ave and Players in black and that's enough "black versatility" for me . The rest are all browns/walnuts/burgundy/chili.
     
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    I am curious how you wear them. Do you wear them with black loafers?

    For the record, I do own a pair of black dress pants, but I only wear them at night for going out, and only with black shoes.
     
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    I have an allen edmonds a few blocks away from my office, will get fitted for the specific model that I am interested in.
     
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    Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO (IMHO)

    Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit. If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes. There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit. There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.
     
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    Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.
     
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    I hate seeing no love for the black shoe. I have two black shell and love them . With black pants and charcoal
     
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    Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

    Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?
     
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