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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. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Is there some kind of grand opening sale? There are 3 other AE stores within a 5 minute walk of this location that you could go to that are open now.
     


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    As black suits tend to be formal a nice cap toe like to Park Ave would be a classic choice. Depending on your suit, I would hesitate to wear any brouge or wingtip shoe, but the Flatiron has a shape that would allow the brogue to not bring down the formality of the suit.
    For a tux you should stay away from any cap toe, brogue, wingtip, etc and wear a long, narrow, plain toe evening shoe. Formal shoes are frequently crappy plastic things, but AE has the Mayfair. I don't prefer patent leather, so I'd go for the Kenilworth (in black of course!) and put a spit-shine on them that would wow even my old Chief from boot camp. To be honest, very few people would know that you shouldn't wear dress shoes for formal wear so PA or Flatirons would go unnoticed by 98% of people in the room. Just us pricks from SF will notice.
     


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    I'm not sure; but I hope so. [​IMG] I've only been to the tiny AE store at the back or the Rockefeller Center, and I hope the new store will be much spacious than that.


    Thanks! Most likely, I'll be going for a black suit and black PA's. And I'll probably get a less versatile pair of Kenilworth's in the future for tux events.
     


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    Can we begin a rumor that will hopefully pressure the CEOs to make something come true? Can we start a rumor that there will be an Allen Edmonds-Filson collaboration? Rugged shell cordovan loafers? Yes please. Btw just sitting in the St. Louis MO airport and the idea popped into my head as I took this picture. [​IMG]
     


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    Cold Iron your talk about the black shell park ave have pushed me over the edge that I had to order a pair from Kristle. They ship Monday I will put just a hint of navy wax.
     


  7. msulinski

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    The Rockefeller Center store is actually pretty big. It is one of the largest AE locations I've been to. There is even a shoe-shine stand there. There is one on 44th and Madison that is the size of a closet. Maybe that is the one you are thinking of?

    I'm not sure getting a blucher to wear with a tuxedo is the best option. Unfortunately, I don't think AE really makes a suitable tuxedo shoe. Does it have to be AE?
     
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    I would love AE to make a plaintoe Flatiron. I like the looks but without the design. I think in black it would look fantastic.
     


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    Yes- it is a good looking design- much more formal looking. I could do without the burnishing on the toe. It's not a game-ender, but it takes it out of the formal world to me.
     


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    I 2nd this idea!
     


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    The Kenilworth is basically the Flatiron with a plaintoe (albeit on a slightly different last).
     


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    Firefox - for what it's worth, I went with the Bourbon strands as my first AE purchase and I think they are just a little more versatile than the Walnut as they are darker. The bourbon might just be right for you.

    I only have the strands and a pair of Merlot PA's right now, so my next shoe will probably be a black one, although I'm holding out hope for some capuccino shell McAllisters to drop in the near future.
     
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    It doesn't have the same toe shape and that's what I'm looking for. I like C&J shoes but prefer to buy AEs just because of tradition and the Flatiron are the closest thing they have ever produced to a CJ looking shoe.
     


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    Guys that have the blue Neumok, what kind of pants do you prefer to wear it with? I just bought them online ($135 shipped!)...thinking they might look great with N&F duck selvedge.
     


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    Sorry for the double post...
     
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