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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. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Has any experienced pain or discomfort in the front lower ankle? It almost feels like the tongue is digging into my ankle.

    Any thoughts, any ideas to eliminate the issue?
     
  2. cbtaylor

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    I have never experienced anything like that. Maybe tongue pads?
     
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    I am going to suggest the Wilbert. I have a pair and usually wear them on the weekends. Very comfortable, rubber sole, blucher lacing.

    Chris
     
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    I was able to limit the amount of visible creasing on my oxfords by using the 3-step Saphir process - which included Saphir Renevateur, Saphir Cream Polish, Saphir Wax Polish - following the tutorial at Hangerproject.

    On the other hand, I have seen it recommended to use "driving shoes" when driving (which can be easily slipped out of into your Oxfords on drives long enough to cause creases.

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    Allen Edmonds Driving Shoes Collections:

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/...STOM+SHOES&searchTerm=driving&searchTermHide=
     
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    And years learning how to get past the posturing of cemented opinions, which can get one's expressions of personal opinions deleted by the old guard. [ wink ]
     
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    I agree. My Wilberts get all kinds of use; concrete wore down their heels within two or three years, so I had B. Nelson put on a new Vibram sole for sixty bucks which has held up wonderfully. The original sole has reasonable traction for woodsy use... and when the time comes to resole, I bet the Wilberts would work nicely with commando soles (reminiscent of your Veldtschoen shoes). As a bonus it seems to me that the waxy leather shrugs off the elements much better than calfskin or shell.

    It doesn't look very good in comparison with all the more refined offerings on this thread, but I'll bet it beats what anybody else will be wearing for class and versatility.
     
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    Look at the picture my wife just sent me... new shell park avenues. I know there were a few posts about hiding footwear purchases. I feel lucky I don't need to do that.


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  8. Fred G. Unn

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    With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?
     
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    I've never seen anyone else request it. It's only a "major hole" if you're one of the few who want it, lol.
     
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    Not in this age and time . . . but back in the late 1800's if someone were to have shown a photo of their shoe collection with just left shoes - perhaps the question would have been more in tune with the times. Again, I had just watched the film WE WERE SOLDIERS the night before and it struck me to offer up the thought, especially how grateful most of us are to still have two feet to slip into our shoes.
     
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    ...like a boss. PA's don't have the black insole anymore? That sucks...
     
  12. MoneyWellSpent

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    Beautiful!
     
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    From the Author of the Effortless Gent:

    "A personal uniform is a set of looks you can turn to when times are tough, like when you’re late for work and staring at your closet, unsure of what to put on.

    There are plenty of benefits to figuring out your own personal uniform, namely, not needing to think too hard about what to wear in the morning.

    But also, having a personal uniform lends itself nicely to the idea of a Lean Wardrobe.

    By the way, “personal uniform” doesn’t necessarily mean one singular outfit, but a set of pieces that you can mix and match to create similar looks that are consistent, day in and day out.

    This is my idea of the perfect uniform, some days with a tie, some days without. If I had to choose one outfit the rest of my life, it would look a little something like this.

    Why? It’s not too casual, not too dressy, and it would be appropriate for the majority of social situations I find myself in, save for the most formal and casual events.
     
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    Black insoles were discontinued across the board a couple of years ago due to the outcry that they were inferior quality.
     
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    I find that a bit odd as well. AE now has a long wing blucher in pretty much every conceivable configuration (even a long wing chukka) and absolutely no active short wing bluchers. I'm a fan of LWB's, but I like short wing bluchers too.
     
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    Maybe I'm in the minority, but personally I find short wings much more interesting than long wings. Obviously a LWB is a classic shoe, but to have a zillion models of them and no short wing bluchers seems strange. A shoe like the RL Marlow seems like a pretty essential shoe (to me anyway) and I was just surprised AE doesn't offer anything like that in cordovan or calf right now.
     
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    I've said it before, but I think AE needs to introduce a shell shoe version of the Dalton. It would make a great short wing blucher.
     
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    Apparently I missed the boat on these...and I was hoping they'd be on sale soon.

    Yet they never went on sale and are nearly SOLD OUT!
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    They only have size 9 left in these [​IMG]

    It's pretty sweet they used the McTavish rough leather on the upper.

    I'll bet there's nothing like Horween 'tween the toes.
     
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  20. red81

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    ordered 2 pairs of park avenues from zappos in different sizes...the 1 pair that fit had a loose stitch....had to return both. this was my 2nd and 3rd pair returned (1st one being due to improper sizing).

    4th time's a charm?
     
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