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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Scottyb06

    Scottyb06 Senior member

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    The right shoe of my Hastings model is doing the same thing after about 8-10 wears. However, I purchased them from Nordstrom Rack and don't feel I have resource. Also, I'm not noticing any real 'performance' issue, just an extremely slight visual cue which I could care less about. As long as the shoes perform as they currently are (even with the slight 'crack' in the heel), I'm a happy camper.
     


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    Ha ha. Good one. Wife was working from home today or else I would have taken PTO. Just in case anyone checks the shipping and gets my address, be forewarned that we have 2 two hundred pound English Mastiffs in the house. How ya like that security system?
     


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    Mine have the old heel. The squeaking doesn't so much seem related to the outsole/heel as much as it does the insole at the heel. And, after reading a few posts here, I have noticed that one corner on each heel has separated slightly from the sole. I'm gonna call AE tomorrow and get this sorted out. I'll post my results.
     


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    I first noticed this issue today, and I've seen others on here where heel seperation has gotten pretty bad, so I'm trying to potentially catch it early. I'm actually not flexing the heel (although it does look like it); I was just trying to angle it correctly to show the contrast between the black edge and tan interior. Me posting here was to see everyone's opinions and thoughts on the matter, and I appreciate all of the input.

    Also, I wasn't trying to make it seem like I was just trying to ditch the shoes because of buyer's remorse or anything - I just polished these babies up last night. I think I just love my walnut McAllisters that much more.

    I will keep everyone updated once I speak to an AE representative.
     


  5. TheSizzle

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    I'm a huge fan of AE's walnut color too, and I have walnut Strands. So, I can see your desire for something other than black shoes. Those look like they're in good shape. If they feel the need to do anything, I bet they'll just repair the heel and send them back to you. I'm not saying that's bad. They're broken in, and new heels would patch you right back up.
     


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    My heel was splitting like that and they paid for me to ship it back so they could repair the shoe. That shouldn't be an issue. But a refund/swap out I'm not so sure about. At the very least, it'll get fixed, though.
     


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    You probably bought seconds, in which case, a "cosmetic defect" would be expected.
     
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    Went into the local brick and mortar today to pick up some suede protector. I ended up taking a peek at these in person cause they looked pretty cool. In hand the contrast between the stitching and suede is just too stark. The leather is like the deepest/truest navy color (almost black), while the stitching is a super light/sky blue. Did not dig it. Really none of the colors were that nice. The closest one to making it on my feet were the brown ones, but the fluorescent pink stitches just killed them...

    Next to them though was something interesting that I have yet to see before. There were two pairs of suede wingtips (blue and white) on what looked like red brick soles. I haven't seen them online and they looked pretty spectacular. Maybe upcoming rough collection additions? I might have to go back to try them on sometime because they looked pretty great.
     


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    My 2 pairs of patriots came in te mail. AE Cordovan is fucking amazfing[​IMG]
     


  10. spitshine123

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    They look great! Are the middle pair the new burgundy or brown?
     


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    Those look terrific, man.
     


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    Burgundy.
     


  13. MacktasticGDogg

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    I compared the newly acquired brown shell Patriots with my Alden cigar shell LWB and #8 shell LHS after I got home today. The AE brown shell looks pretty much the same as Alden's cigar shell. I wore the Patriots around the office for a little bit during the day and it already feels like it has loosened up a little, so I'm definitely very happy with the score.

    Color comparison: #8 LHS (Left), cigar LWB (Center), brown shell Patriot (Right)
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    Patriot (R) next to BB LHS (L)
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    The Patriot (9D) is slightly shorter and wider than the LHS (8.5D)
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    Earlier this month I saw a post on AA about a pair of shoes not currently on the AE site.

    The link for the thread is:
    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...Allen-Edmonds-coming-out-with-new-white-bucks

    and the pic of the white pair seen in the Philadelphia store:
    http://i.imgur.com/VuCOOkT.jpg
     


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