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

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

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  1. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    If the shoes do not feel like a great fit now, then they will not improve. And if there is a noticeable lump under your foot, that may cause more harm to your foot over time. For these reasons, I would return them - and not the cosmetic issues. (Every AE pair I have purchased came with that great fit and ready to wear - with no break-in time)

    However - the picture you posted of the heel does not look like a Kenilworth to me. I went to eBay to look at the "completed sales" within the last 2 months - and the photos of the heels appear of a different style than of the one you posted.

    Below are some photos of what the Kenilworth heels look like (which is unique):

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    A Thrift Store purchase? Dare I ask how much?


    Web Gems anyone:

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    Wow. I'd love to get a pair of the Bourbon & Bone McClains that they've stopped making.
     
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    If you post a photo of the stamped codes that appear inside the shoe, it would help in tracking down more information.
     
  4. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    1) As suggested - just post the series of numbers located inside the shoe. (By the way, that is one of the best looking set of boat shoes I have seen)

    2) For the Dalton instructions, the best source of instructions and superior products would be in the following link:

    http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/shoe-care-guide/shoe-antiquing-the-new-old.html

    David
     
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    Here you go:

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    Not sure which number you need: 48255 & 0018405


    David, thank you for the compliment, and thanks for the link.
     
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    Maiden voyage of the shell Townleys today.

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    Gentlemen, thank you for your comments! I think I will stay away from the shoe for now - this forum is the next best thing as having an AE store close by.
     
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    I agree on ALL points! MWS is always worth the read and I enjoy them a lot. And yes it is great to be back to discussing shoes. And shoe pictures once again!

    Your welcome, that is why we post pictures- to enable others [​IMG]

    So last night I had my shell samples out and a couple pairs of shoes when the girlfriend came over. She said that I had told her there was a shortage of shell and asked what was I up to. I quoted your post from another thread where you read your wife about the shortage and she started crying and you told her not to worry. And she replied no they were tears of joy. My gf laughed so hard she actually cried. Thank you for that!
    Great choice IMO! Erhhh did anyone warn you how addicting shell is? [​IMG]
    When I talked to them about pricing she said whatever is current retail unless it was a webgem then pricing would be what it was when offered. Boots are more than shoes at $695 because there is more leather and sometimes more work involved.
    I was surprised to find that walnut is closer to ravello than whiskey, without the red tint in ravello of course. Whiskey must be a very light color. I don't need to know, I don't need to know, I don't need...
    Outstanding! I have the brown and am considering the burgundy. Someday...
    When I talked to the SWAT team yesterday she said there is no expiration on Paul's offer.
    The right answer is to keep both of course.... My personal preference is the Katmai however. When you get both see what you think and how it fits in with what you will wear them with.
     
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    I received my Merlot McAllister firsts, and while they're otherwise great, I'm a little bothered with the toe caps. In particular, there's a very obvious ridge between the toe cap structure and the rest of the uppers. As much as I want to keep them (and wear them to a wedding today), I'm think I'm going to return them for replacements. I feel that I'm being a tad picky, but I'm also quite sure if I didn't return them I'd likely always look at them and wish I did. If they were seconds, it would be another story. Any comments on how common this minor problem is?


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  10. WiredandTired

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    FWIW, I don't have those types of ridges on my merlot mcallisters. Did they come like that or did they show up after trying them on, perhaps they are too long?


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    744 LTDs after a round of Saphir Reno. Don't want to admit it, but the stuff is pretty damn good and pricy. I wonder what the next iteration of the Wolverine x AE collaboration will be? I'll be saving my pennies up for them. Both so far have been outstanding.
     
  11. New Shoes1

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    Return them.
     
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    Got a call today from the store. My walnut McAllisters are in. I'll be picking them up when I get back into town. I'm pretty pumped about them because they are my first pair of quality shoes. Now I have to find the perfect pair of Burgundy Shell loafers.
     
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    LOL, I know that feeling... Great boots btw!
     
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    You people will be the death of me. I just ordered shell Patriots from Jeffersonville.
     
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    With the nice AE sale going on until the 29th. What shoes do you think will get discounted for the Memorial Day sale? Will it be a 50%
    Sale like I've heard. Shall I by a pair now or two later. Any specifics you might have would be great.
     
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