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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    I believe this is just because shell is thicker. That's likely the closest they could get them to looking the same.
     
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    I just noticed a small tear on my Townleys. It's not too obvious visually, but I'm curious if it'll be a structural problem in the future. Do y'all think it will be able to tear past the stitching?


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    Hi is the tear on your big toe side or the little toe side ? If it is around the big toe end then it may face pressure from walking and such. Which can later create a bigger rip. But it depends all on your feet and where your shoes creases usually. If its on the little toe side then it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    It's on the big toe side (inside of the left shoe).
     
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    any advice on Walton sizing? i know the 3-last is wider than normal... i have PAs, Strands, McAllisters, Delrays all in 11 3E - they fit but are definitely snug - i assume that Walton 11 3E would work?
     
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    Wear the shoe and try a pressure test. Leave toes on the ground and start lifting your heel as the shoe will start bending it will put some pressure and create some crease around that area. And try to see if it puts any direct pressure on that area.
     
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    If one already has a brogued merlot shoe, would it be pointless to add a Burgundy Shell shoe like the Bradley? I would think that to the casual observer, they would be virtually the same color - right?
     
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    Wrong ! Get the Bradley .
     
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    The Bradley is not brogued at all. Not sure what shoe you mean, but the Bradley looks nothing like, say, the McAllister. The other is the color. #8 shell looks a lot better than a merlot calf shoe, at least to me.
     
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    Right, I understand that the Bradley is not brogued, but rather a beef-roll blucher. I get that part, but I was asking because I already have the Merlot McAllister, but I really liked the Burgundy Shell Bradley. But once I got it, I felt kind of silly having two colors that would look nearly identical to the average onlooker (not the shoe connoisseurs found here on SF, but to regular people). I still have the Shell Bradley, but Ive decided to return it since the colors really do serve the same purpose to the average observer, including myself, when I place the two shoes side by side.
     
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    The burgundy shell Bradley is one of the best shoes AE makes IMO. I also have it in black shell. I recommend it.
     
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    SON OF A BITCH! [​IMG]

    NOW, you guys tell me to keep the Bradley. Ive already got the Dundee's en-route for an exchange. Ive always thought the Shell Bradley was a handsome shoe, but the color was just not different enough from my Merlot's to justify its addition to my line up. However, now Im being told that it would have been a worthwhile addition. - Cant win for losing.
     
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    If you felt silly having those two models - two models that have literally nothing in common except that they happen to be somewhat similar in color - you are destined to have a very small shoe collection. They are even different types of leather. This is not meant to be an insult. I'm just stating a fact.

    Those two models are worn with different attire and in quite different formal/casual settings.
     
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    Get them both. Problem solved. :D
     
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    I understand what you're saying and I appreciate your opinion. But for me, it wasnt really an issue of me being unable to comprehend that I had purchased two different models of shoes with two different leathers. Im of feeble mind to be sure, but I was able to figure that much out on my own before I ordered them. However, on a limited budget, I didnt want to run the risk of making a redundant purchase as I have only been able to amass a very small collection indeed due to aforementioned budget deficit. And while this may be a Style Forum/Allen Edmonds faux pas, I actually dont intend to have a closet full of shoe clones, in the same color. If Im going to upgrade my shoe wardrobe I must do so sensibly, and practically for a person in my income bracket. And at this time, this means accepting the fact that my finances just do not allow for such redundancy of shoe styles/colors.
     
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