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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. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Those Kenilworth's look great. What last is the Carmina PTB and is that saddle shell? If os how does it compare in person to the Walnut?
    Thanks very much!!
     
  2. New Shoes1

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    Come on, admit it. Did this sentence cause anyone else to imagine a Robert Duvall/Apocalypse Now version of Cold Iron saying, "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning" while flying in on a chopper?
     
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  3. New Shoes1

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    Curious about this as well. My guess is Robert last as the toe box looks a little narrower than my Forest last shoes. By the way, I think that picture reinforces what a great shoe the Kenilworth is.
     
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    "Smell that? You smell that?

    "What?

    "Cordovan, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.

    "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning.

    "You know, one time we laid our Remington sights on a buck herd, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' carcass. But the smell from our boots, you know that cordovan smell, permeated the whole hill. Smelled like... victory."
     
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  5. wojt

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    LOL
     
  6. ScottyBoy920

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    I notice what you are referencing, but have a strong feeling that the Ridgeway stands out more because the welt is much longer than the other two shoes.

    Maybe its just an optical illusion.
     
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    I do this with fly rods... at some point there are so many my wife can't tell when a new one comes home :)
     
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    LOL this would be an intriguing sub-thread: ways we all get shoes bought/shipped without alerting the spouse! Freakin' hilarious.... J
     
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    tried on a pair of hinsdales at Nordstrom rack today. they fit well but the leather is really stiff. I'm assuming that's because of the "cobbler" leather.


    I didn't really care for the shoe, and they were $100 more than the AE outlet.


    I believe it's the same last as the Clifton, so I'm pretty sure that will fit now once I get around to ordering a pair of those
     
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  10. ScottyBoy920

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    Wanted to share the link below with everyone.

    Ebay has the Walnut Carlsbad Loafer on sale for $176! A great deal that regrettably I must pass up… hopefully they will be around after my wedding in June.

    Sizes available- 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, and 12. All in D width

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmon...82?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item53f502502a

    Hope someone jumps on these! Would love to see some pics.
     
  11. MacktasticGDogg

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    The Carmina PTBs are on the Rain last. The color is actually cognac (supposed to be similar to Alden's cigar) that came out quite a bit lighter than I thought when I placed the order. However, I think the color looks pretty great and I quickly got over the initial slight disappointment that it was similar to the walnut shell color. Compared to the walnut shell, it is a little bit darker and have more red/orange. The walnut shell has a bit more yellow in it. They look pretty similar but different enough when placed side by side. I really am very happy with both.
     
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    im not a big fan of woven leather, but good looking out for all the AE fans. Buy all your shoes and toys now before you get married, so you don't have to hear it from your future wife.
     
  13. ScottyBoy920

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    Really? I thought the woven leather looked pretty good, although I haven't seen it in person.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. But at the same time I feel bad buying some new shoes when we have a wedding to take care of.
     
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    I was at Nordstrom Rack recently and a man who was alone looking at a shelf near me picked up a pair of shoes and expressed, "Oooooh" to himself in that I-can't-believe-I-just-found-a-shoe-I-like-in-my-size-at-such-an-amazing-price sound. I turned and said, "Found something, eh?" He said, "Yea, now I just need to leave it in the bag in my car overnight and take it in the house when my wife isn't home". I guess we all read the same playbook.
     
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    haha that's funny, guilty as sin here
     
  16. willsgillen

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    Has AE made Strands in burgundy shell at any point? If not, has anyone ordered it as a MTO? I think it'd look great and would appreciate a pic if anyone has it.
     
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    I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

    1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
    2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
    3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
    4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
    5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
    6. Rinse, repeat
     
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  18. willsgillen

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    Hilarious. I like the breaking in at work tactic!
     
  19. willsgillen

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    Sorry double post
     
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  20. Fabian43

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    Classic!
     
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