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

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

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  1. Scottyb06

    Scottyb06 Senior member

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    No offense, but I would not have purchased those McTavishes at $105.00. I just picked up a pair of firsts direct from AE for $180.00 or so (in natural tan, not black). I think they may have mistakenly sent me a pair of first when the pricing was for seconds but I'm not complaining :) These shoes are beautiful and feel amazing but I wouldn't pay that much for a pair of used shoes. Today is my first day wearing them at work, and yes, the creases are more pronounced than my other AE's. This is because they use a 'distressed' leather and it's a more casual shoe.
     
  2. Winston S.

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    A lot easier following this one than the Alden one.

    As Bucksfan mentioned, another difference is the double oak sole. I think I actually prefer a single oak sole and am considering getting them resoled with a single oak sole when the time comes.

    Looks pretty normal to me. The owner may not have used shoe trees when these were not being worn.
     
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    NIce! they will look great!!
     
  4. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Allison is a shrewd saleswoman with regard to us SF folks. So, what are the odds you come back for a second pair in cappucino within the year? Because no matter how much you love your new Walnut shell Daltons, you're alwasy going to get that little pang of regret every time you see a picture of someone else's in cappucino. Mark my words.
     
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    ScottyB said he got new firsts for $180 direct from AE, which sounds fantastic cause when I called, seconds were $230 ish. Regardless, I think $105 is a deal. Those shoes look basically new (especially looking at the soles) and you got them for the same price as a DSW Cole Haan, Rockport, Bostonian, etc

    If they fit, I'd be happy with the purchase if I were you.
     
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    You are correct sir,I asked her if I could have the cinos drop shipped in four months. She advised me I'd have to call back. Which I will, I have no illusions of having restraint.
     
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    ^thanks Subutai. The soles appear relatively new(er) and while the creases look more noticeable than I'd like I figured for $105 it was bearable considering these routinely sell for $200+ new. And if I don't like 'em I should be able to sell 'em for what I paid.
     
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    First Post! Been reading everyone's post for a while now, great community.
    Just received my Bourbon McAllisters this morning! Took advantage of their 91st anniversary sale.
    Size is 7E. Tried on 7.5D and 7D at a local shop, but both were tight. 7.5 also had too much room lengthwise (like an inch). 7's were good in length but too tight.
    I measured my foot using AE's sizechart and according to that I was 7E, so I ordered that after consulting with their website's "live chat" personnel.

    For those who'd like to know. Every step in size is a 1/16" increase in width. Every step in width is 3/16".
    Width wise, the 7E feels great but judging the lace gap, I could probably go to an EE but it may be too loose after it breaks in so I think I will keep these.

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    If the ball of my foot is on the right location, should I go for a 7E instead of dropping to a 6.5E? It also seems a bit cramp around my pinky toe area.
     
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    Agree. Soles look great. That is a very versatile shoe. Esp. with jeans and black casual pants.
     
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    Not bad I guess... I just bought and returned a pair of seconds that were $179, but they had a big gash on the left pinky toe area. They also run 1/2 size too big. I sent them back and decided to get into some shell Leeds instead. I still want these too, but I'll wait until I can get sized for the 5 last.
    I hope they work out well! Good luck.
     
  13. New Shoes1

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    Try both on and see which one is more comfortable. Now is the time to see which size fits better. We get posters here all the time that guess on size and wear the shoe for a week or two before coming to the conclusion they guessed wrong on size. At that point, you have no return/exchange options.
     
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    I hear you. I just ordered my second shoe\boot in cappuccino shell in a weeks time so I am trying to help level the playing field between walnut and truffle availability [​IMG]

    Got an email today from the Jeffersonville Ohio Outlet about the next uncoming sale. You should be able to click on the images to read them in larger size.

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    Inaugural wearing of my blue Neumoks. Man are they comfy! I have to say, this forum is going to put me in the poorhouse and through a divorce! Since seeing MacTavish tan shoes online and falling in love (with the shoes) last November, I now have two pairs of MacTavish, Dalton, Strand, Fairfax, Neumok and a pair of RL Saunders (by AE). Not bad in 6 months! Now if my wife would only see it my way...
     
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