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

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  1. cdmcallister

    cdmcallister Well-Known Member

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    jjr4884 - I saw the email this morning advertising the Jack collection. It should be interesting.

    Didn't get any orange laces last night but what do you think about the green?
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    Those are flippin' GORGEOUS. :slayer:
     


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    Do I see a Randolph (left) and a Patriot (right) there?
     


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    I think you'll be happy with them. Nice choice.
     


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    Those look great. Funny you mention it, i'm wearing the bourbons today with the orange laces. Green laces will be worn tomorrow for my participation in "wear something green" for St. Patty's day.


    I'm wondering what the soles are going to be like. They say you can wear these on and off the course, so my guess is they aren't going to be spiked soles? idk...
     


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    Thank you so much for posting that, I have been waiting a long time for someone to do so!! And great looking shoes in your collecton. Makes me want to go back and try loafers one more time and see if my narrow heels will play well. I'll never pick up a pair of shell loafers as cheap as all those picked up on here lately!

    Bucksfan posted back about a year ago a comparison of AE brown shell with C&J PTB brown shell which Nick Horween calls Dark Cognac. And they were pretty much identical. http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/3180#post_5254491

    I have the C&J Marlow and it is identical in color to the 744 boot that many refer to as cigar. So it does look like the Alden Cigar, C&J Dark Cognac, and AE Brown are all pretty close in color. I have seen a few pictures where the Alden Cigar is a bit lighter in color but there are often variations in shell color when you get into the brown family.

    So it is looking like the AE brown\Alden cigar fits in the rainbow perfectly between Dark Brown and truffle:
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    My Alden Ravello chukka's lack a lot of red color and the AE walnut Dundee's are a slightly different hue than the rest of my walnut shell. And the 2 chukka's are almost identical in color, I would have thought whiskey was a closer match for AE walnut. The Alden Ravello are on the right. Over time all 3 of my walnut shell have taken on a different hue. The Alden's will make a trip to NYC for commando soles soon and when they get back a hit or 2 of Saphir Cordovan polish to see if I can bring out a bit more red.
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    The shoe on the left is the Alden for Brooks Brothers Leisure Handsewn. Since the Patriot is obviously gunning after the LHS, I took a few pics with them together. So far I'd say AE did a good job in creating a LHS alternative.
    Thanks! The Patriot and the Alden Van last feel about the same to me in the heel area. I gather that these loafers are supposed to have a narrower heel, so if you haven't tried them, maybe give them a shot.
     


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    They look nice! Do they fit true to size?
     


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    Wow, I'll never complain about the creasing on my shoes again...
     


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    It looks worse than it is due to the angle/shadows.
     


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    For another example of Horween's brown shell, below are a pair of Carmina's in cognac:


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    Actually, I don't believe Meermin uses Horween shell.

    Edit: Those look great. I misread it and thought they were Meermin, not Carmina.
     
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    You are correct that Meermin does not use Horween shell, but the shoes in the picture are Carmina, which does use Horween.
     


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    What a fantastic looking shoe! Both in color and design.
     


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