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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. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    If you're looking for a shade in between the two colors, you could always consider bourbon, but that limits the styles available. If you're open to the strand (a captoe brogue oxford), that might be an interesting way to go.

    If you just want a different shade that's versatile, you might also consider something classic in chili or merlot. Actually, now that I said it, chili might be a color that would work for your apparent disposition, but that would, once again, limit your styles a bit, as would any color choice, really.
     


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    If you want a more "informal" look, you will want to go with a blucher instead of a balmoral, "technically" speaking.

    Also, it is my understanding that the Clifton can be found at any local Nordstroms. I just checked their website, its on there. If that doesn't work, take a look at the website, there are plenty of partially casual bluchers they offer. I liked the Sanford when it was out, but I think it is a discontinued model now.
     


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    Hey Fly, I picked up m dark brown Clifton seconds from the AE shoebank about 2-3 months ago - $129 as I recall. I wear them with SC/slacks and also with suits. They look amazing with a navy suit, J
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    I think jjr4884 is correct. Check Nordstrom... The Clifton sounds like it would be right up your alley. The Strand in whatever color you like most would be a nice compromise as well, since the amount of broguing dresses down the fact that it is a balmoral. If you are ok with straying from the captoes, then the Delray may be a nice option.
     


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    I would suggest the Madison Ave. It's not as dark as brown burnished not as light as a walnut colored shoe. Im a big fan of this blucher.
     


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    So I got the pair of Neumoks my wife ordered for me. White and blue. A few differences from my other custom Neumoks - the blue ones come with white pebble leather, while the orange ones came with smooth white leather. Also, my orange ones came with a butyl sole while the blue ones came with a standard sole. I wonder why the differences?
     


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    Some Cliftons are on sale at shoebuy for $230: http://www.shoebuy.com/allen-edmonds-clifton/149589
     


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    if youre in toronto, novelty shoe repair
     
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    So I am in New York for the weekend and my feet are freezing.

    I only brought my Strand's and CP Achilles. I am considering buying some boots tomorrow, would the long branch be a substantial improvement in terms of warmth over the strand?

    Also how does it hold up with snow and rain?

    I am sure this has been answered before but I don't want to search/dont have much time to be on the forum and I hope someone can answer my question.

    Thanks guys!
     


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    and can anyone recommend a place to buy good thick socks with character. I don't want any boring colors.
     


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    Are you looking for very casual socks or somewhat dressier? If you're pairing them with the Long Branch, I'd bet you're open to pretty casual socks, and, in that case, I have an idea. If you just want some warm socks, you could check out Stance socks, but you could also consider some SmartWool.
     


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    I just got mine, and love them. They're not what I would characterize as especially warm, but they look fantastic, and the sole is very good for our own crappy, icy weather.
     


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    Honestly, it's not even that cold today in New York. I don't think the boots will be any warmer than the Strands save for the fact that they will give you more coverage, but higher thicker socks might be the answer there.


    Check out Century 21. I would recommend the one near Lincoln Center rather than the Financial District one.

    I also like Smartwool socks if you are looking for something more casual.
     
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    Yes, bourbon is about the shade of brown I'm looking for. Thanks for the suggestion! I wish the Fifth Aves were available in this color. I might consider the Strand, but I'm not a huge fan of all the brogueing.


    Ah, you're right about the Clifton being available from Nordstrom's. Looks like they don't have it in brown though. Only black, burgundy, and walnut. Darn.


    Those look great! A bit darker than what I'm looking for, but I would spring for a pair of those at $129 in a heartbeat, seconds or not.


    Yeah, Clifton and Strand are definitely in contention. Might be a bit of a challenge to find the Clifton in brown, though.


    The Madison Avenues would be perfect if only they had a leather sole! Not a fan of rubber soles on a shoe I'd wear with a suit or sport coat.


    The link doesn't bring me to any product, but I found them on that website anyway. Thanks for the tip. Never used shoebuy.com before and don't really know anything about the site. I take it they're reputable?
     
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    I was wearing smart wool light running socks and thin dress socks from HY and my feet were cold as fuck. Call me a pussy, but when I took my shoes off and touched my toes they were freaking cold.

    Is there another boot youbguys would recommend that look good and are warm. Preferably in the 300 usd range, yes I'm a pleb I know.

    Smart wool socks (the long ones) are boring. I want color/patter and thick warm as a mothers womb socks.
     


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