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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. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior Member

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    If they had my size in this color I would grab them.. I like distressed leather, and contrasting color, more a casual shoe but nice nonetheless.
     


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  3. ToucanSam

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    Thank you sir. Is there any place in the next month I can get them for cheaper than retail?
     


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    Bought a pair of the Sandlots today for $50 - my 4th pair of AEs in as many months. I'm not a baseball fan, but picked up a pair with my home town's logo anyway. I honestly just love how they look enough to ignore that they're Dominican made, cemented shoes. They'll be a good drop-in for the Ashburys when I wear shorts, or just don't want to wear boots.

    In other news, my *replacement* Strands are doing worse than the ones they replaced. The SF store replaced my 2-month-old Strands due to a bad heel. One of the shoes from the new pair has wrinkly / cracked leather on the medial quarters (e.g. my inside ankle) after a single wear. Also, the broguing of that same part is not aligned correctly, neither my other pair nor the other shoe from this same pair has had these problems.
     
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  5. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    Are you having foot problems? Or are you just curious?
     


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    very tempting in buying the players from nordstrom. how does the 2 lasts fit?
     


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    This is the narrow last. Also known as the Executive last. Same one as the Lombard.
     


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    ^so i guess i should size down on length and size wider on width?
     


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    I did not try (wish I had), so I can't confirm. But I can confirm that my Lombards were very long. There probably is room to size down if you go up in width.
     


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    To all those considering the Lombards, they are a narrow fitting last. They are on the Exec. last. My suggestions is to size down 1/2 a size and go wide 1 size. For example if you typically wear an 11D purchase a 10.5E.
     


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    Unless you're already wearing a EEE, in which case, go up half a size in length. Unfortunately, this makes these shoes *very* long. It kind of works on the Ashbury, being a boot, but I'm scared to think how Lombards would look...
     


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    The 2 last is a beast that I haven't been able to figure out yet. Normally the 5 last fits me like a glove (park aves, strands, macneils) and some have said that the 2 fits similarly, but I found that hasn't been the case.

    The Van Ness, on the executive last is extremely narrow throughout the shoe from opening to toe, and it seems a little shorter than the 5.

    The Player's shoe on the other hand feels a good bit longer than the 5 and feels too loose in the instep and heel for me. I know part of it is because the Player's is a blucher and suede may be more flexible, but the differences between the 2 shouldn't be that great.

    Really wish I could fit a chocolate players though [​IMG]


    Anyway, anyone out there with Steinbok pics (and also a description of fit compared to the 5) ?! Very tempting at the price right now for a casual shoe.
     


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    The 2 last just sucks fit-wise, which sucks because AE makes a lot of good-looking shoes on the last. I also think the executive rubber dress sole is about the best looking rubber sole on a dress shoe that I've seen. I tried sizing up, and that didn't work. I guess going out in width is an option, but I found that the toe box was the problem area. I assume sizing up in width would cause the heel to be too big. I'd be interested in hearing if going down in length and up in width on the 2 last has actually worked for someone.
     


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    It fits true to size for me.

    I wear 11D for reference.
     


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