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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I was going to say the Sanderson because I am a big LWB fan and prefer the double leather sole, but after seeing this second pic I'd say go with the McAllister. Good luck...
     
  2. Nakedsnake

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    Here they are.. Walnut Boca Raton, Chocolate Larchmont, Tan Elgin, Walnut Strand (firsts), Burgundy Shell Patriot, Black Shell MacNeil

    Great haul. I really wanted a pair of Chocolate larchmonts but they were sold out when I tried.
     
  3. PhiPsi32

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    The photos on the AE website are horrible. ALL of them without exception, the shoes always look better in real life.

     
  4. hohneokc

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    I say the McAllister and the Strand

    Chris
     
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    I think those are dubs, looks like 12 to me...
     
  6. New Shoes1

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    I had virtually no break- in for mine, so I would not anticipate much change from how they currently fit and/or slip in the heel.
     
  7. Kroaker

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    If I got those, they would be sent back faster than it took you to post that pic. That is terrible.
     
  8. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    They're going back in the morning, I was just curious what was the deal with them.
     
  9. JermynStreet

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    I mean there is nothing wrong here; these will be seeing pavement far sooner than you'll remember that they started out as separate colors. It's your money and you should do what you want, but I personally wouldn't hassle with it.
     
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  10. bl@ster

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    Just got my Gridiron Derby Shoes from AE. Methinks they're very handsome. Here are some admittedly crappy real life pics from my cell phone:

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  11. wurger

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    Yes, return them, looks like someone did some mix and match.
     
  12. beyond

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    Hi Everyone,

    Long time lurker first time poster...

    I got my MTO walnut shell Daltons in the other day. Just thought I'd share some pics. I had them made with a chili split reverse welt, and without the pull tab.



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    There are a few imperfections, such as some deep creasing on both boot shafts, which isn't a big deal since it'll be covered by my pants (and will probably crease with wear). The biggest issue in my view is that the medallions on both toes are uneven. One of them is significantly more forward than the other, while the other one is crooked. The shoe with the forward medallion also has a hump in the space above the medallion.

    Additionally, there are about 19-20 total of the small holes that aren't completely punched through. You can see two unpunched holes in each of the wings in the attached pic.

    I know that I cannot expect perfect shoe, but do you think these are acceptable? And can AE fix this? Please advise.

    Thanks!!
     
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  13. Yowzer

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    Welcome! Photos don't show up for some reason....

    For a MTO, that seems to be a high proportion of issues. An uneven medallion would ruin the look IMHO. May be worth going back to AE and get their opinion. But quite a nice shoe!
     
  14. beyond

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    Yowzer:

    Pics properly uploaded! I agree since that's the part of the shoe I'll see the most. Ah.. decisions.
     
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    Looks like they made an error when positioning and punching the medallion... I won't be able to stand something like that, even if it was an online order of RTW shoe. Would always be a thorn in my head... good luck! [​IMG]
     
  16. rydenfan

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    Kind of hard to tell based off the angle of the pics. But to me I am not noticing much difference. Try and remember that these are hand made shoes and as a result there will always be some level of imperfection.
     
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  17. jasonmx3

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    +1. Maybe you can take another picture from the top? Doesn't seem to that off from the angle of the picture.
     
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    Here's a pic from a different angle:

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  19. Yowzer

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    Looks non-symmetrical to me. But as long as it doesn't bother you....
     
  20. tifosi

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    I am seeing a lot of walnut shell AE. How do I get my hands on a pair? Call or email AE? I thought I saw a post a couple pages back that said walnut shell was no longer available. Any truth to that?
     
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