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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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I still can't take my eyes off those.
     
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    Sweet. This is what I want, but in reference to my earlier post, is the Brooks Brothers version of the Shelton basically the same shoe with a different sole, or is the leather not as good as the AE shoe?
     
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    For some of us the Anniversary sale starts in just a few weeks on July 10th. And last year's Anniversary Sale was a whopping 35% off retail.
     
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    I think the sole is different, but that's it. These Sheltons are all-shell, by the way.
     
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    Again, it was just a comment by Brett (who is a Manager at Nordstroms Shoes) - and he has been at Nordstroms for 19 years, owns over 90 pair of very nice shoes (including AE, Alden, etc) - and he mentioned he uses a dress style of the Echo for on his feet all day. I would think others, such as doctors, would be good to visit a Nordstrom Department Store and try on a pair, alongside any of the AE styles to - and make the judgement in person.


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  6. BackInTheJox

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    Those walnut shell MacNeils are amazing. They're exactly what I'm looking for to fill the "casual yet stylish" void in my AE collection.
     
  7. David Copeland

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    Great advice.

    How long did it take you?
     
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    Perhaps on some styles, but they have other dress shoes which have a decent stitched-like welt around the top of the sole. That is the type Brett favors. Next time you go to a good store, examine them for yourself - that is if you need a pair for on your feet all day. Otherwise, you would not need to consider Ecco.
     
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    "Ecco." Not "Echo"
     
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    The Ecco suggestion was for "those who are on their feet all day", who want something dressy and attractive - but COMFORTABLE for all day use. It's just a choice and has less to do with price and more to do with all day comfort.

    Rather than concentrate on the factory video - here is a video in the final step of wear:
     
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    Thanks for the correction. Seems that my fingers have their own spell-check built in with less regard for brand names. [ wink ]

    David
     
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    For those who have ever made a move on inside trading - then you will understand why the secrecy on precise prices, precise styles, and precise pre-order information. Simply said, if any of us has inside info on forthcoming sales of AE products that have not been formally released - then competitors would be all over the source.

    Is it odd? Of course. Ho often does anyone get inside dope on what could amount to a 35% discount on any size, any color, in several of the most popular styles?

    If it legit? Absolutely. Some members have already privately verified it.
     
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    I think it's safe to say that virtually all regular (and many not-so-regular) posters on this thread know about Nordstrom's yearly anniversary sale and the general amount of discount offered. It's usually just a question of which styles, although it often tends to be Park Ave + Strands + several others.
     
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    Ah, the extended Mount Rushmore of the AEAT

    You all have led me to a nicer wardrobe, a smaller bank account and an obsession I never thought I'd partake in.

    I feel as if someone should write a version of the Canterbury Tales with passages for each of these men. Someone more creative than myself, of course...
     
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    Burgundy shell Leeds today.

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    I've gone about the last two weeks wearing exclusively shell. Granted its early summer but we had some very hot days last week. I don't see much of a difference in warm weather comfort with shell shoes (LWB, PTB, etc.). I broke out the color 8 cap toe boots one cool day last week but I rarely wear boots in calf or shell in the summer.
     
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    I lean more to your tastes as well, NewShoes. I think the length of the wing on the Dalton is quite attractive.
     
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    Excellent.
    I thought there was something a bit special about them.
    Almost a glow.
     
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    Well, I purchased the Dalton's counter-part sister - the LONG BRANCH .

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    My first Allen Edmond Boots that will expand my small collection of "dress shoes" - since I moved to Montana.

    David
     
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    May someone advise?

    I recently acquired a pair of Clifton's from the Nordstrom sale and I am having issues with creasing on the toe cap.

    I normally wear a 7 or 7.5. On the brannock device, I was measured 7 for my left foot and 7 for my right foot. Depending on how I stand, my right foot may pass 7 just a tiny bit.

    First pair was 7E and the fit felt fantastic. Only issue was my right shoe developed a crease in the middle of the toe cap after a day of wear. I thought the creasing in the toe cap meant I needed a longer length in size so I went for the 7.5D.

    The 7.5D was very uncomfortable right off the bat, but it seemed to have stretched out a bit after a couple hours of wear. The fit is now OK, but not as great as the 7E. On top of that, the issue still exists, a creasing developed on my right shoe in the middle of the toe cap. The creasing is not as bad, but I can still see it. It's weird that the creasing developed around the same exact place as the 7E.

    Is the design/last just not meant for my feet?
     
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