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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. masernaut

    masernaut Senior member

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    Oh, boy. I can't believe I never noticed that. How embarrassing.

    AE does offer styles like that from time to time. They've had a few webgems in the past with the Gatsby webgems and custom Neumoks. The Broadstreet is also a two-tone, but only white and something else.
     
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    My main concern would be if the dry leather is any where the shoe regularly creases. If not, throw some conditioner on there and see if that helps.
     
  3. peppercorn78

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    I hear you! I do like that one better, BUT.... I already have 3 pairs of casual wingtips, so even harder to justify. Including my favorite: [​IMG]
     
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    Picked up a just-for-fun, totally unneeded Neumok in the tent sale. I wanted something casual. Most comfortable AE I've bought.
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    Quote: What color is that?!?
     
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    Ah, well then, the choice is now whether or not you need a casual, blue suede, medallion cap-toe. I'd say you most definitely do not. But why should that stop you if you truly desire it? I submit that it should not!

    Guess I didn't really talk you out of anything, but if that's what you truly wanted you should have asked your wife/girlfriend and not the members of this forum. [​IMG]
     
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    Smokey grey distressed. Shoe bank still has a few for $129 if you're my size (11 EEE)

    Really really comfortable shoe. :D
     
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    Happen to have the same shoes on today...Casual Friday!
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    Well, now that you mention it, there is NO way I could sneak a blue suede shoe past my wife's unusually watchful eye and near-photographic memory. That's DEF something she would have noticed and remembered!

    looks like I've talked MYSELF out of it! :)

    Damn!!
     
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    Those look fantastic, thanks; will give them a call
     
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    Hey gtvisa,
    I find the Strands fit me like a glove (as do Neumoks) in 11.5D. In McTavish, I have two pairs in 11.5E, as the D width just seemed to squeeze the hell out of toe area. As they're breaking in, they are loosening - maybe too much in the heel area. The Daltons I purchased (er, stole) on eBay after being worn only once. They are 12D, and length is great, width at the ball of my feet is great (maybe a tiny bit snug), but I have some heel slip. HOWEVER, I've probably only warn them 3 times for a total of 4 or so. I'm thinking that when they really wear-in, and the soles flex, the heel slip will disappear. It's not bad, just a slight bit. So I have a combination of 11.5D, 11.5E and 12D in AE. Seems typical, guys have assorted fits depending on the style and last. If I hadn't stolen the Dalton's on eBay, I would have definitely tried some on and maybe ended up with a different fit - although I couldn't go any narrower across the ball of my foot...
     
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    Well now she knows what to get you for Christmas [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, that was not intentional? Now what's actually more impressive that it works well enough for you to not notice that you did it. Generally shoes feel differently when they use alternative lacing styles. Maybe you should send that over to Ian Fieggen:http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm as an addition to his list of lacing methods! [​IMG]
     
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    It took PayPal about 10 minutes to decide that this was a scam.

    Money refunded. Lesson learned.
     
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    Yes it is where the leather would crease judging where the faint creases are forming on my chili Ashtons. Would the main concern then be that the dried leather would crack or split instead of forming a proper crease?
     
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    Is it just me, or are the Lonely Island guys (Andy Samberg, et al) wearing AE in this pic?? Cool![​IMG]
     
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    Finally got a chance to take a pic of my collection (note to self: don't do that often...back hurts!). Sorry for harsh flash.

    Clockwise from top left:
    Black Delray, Brown Montgomery, Chili Delray, Walnut Strand, Bitter Chocolate Amok, Brown Clifton, Walnut Lombard, Dk Brown Strand, Walnut Grain MacNeil, Black McClain

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yours

    Yours look great! Really like the contrast.

    Incidentally, what's your care regimen for these?
     
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    ....I just realized that Sunday is Fathers Day!

    :D
     
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    I have once put AE Conditioner/cleaner on them when I first got them (they darkened a bit initially which I didn't like, but lightened back up fairly quickly), and since then, I just brush the crap out of them when I take them off, at least once every couple of wears. The picture doesn't show, but they're a pretty rough, banged up leather. At first I thought WTH, but then realized it adds the character that makes them cool. IMO, the rough grey looks good on the McTavish. I see a pair of Park Ave's on eBay in "grey cloud" or something that keep coming up, and I think they look vinyl...could just be the picture. I'll see if my iphone will get a good closeup of the leather...stay tuned.
     
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