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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. Bluewater

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    Yeah, watch out for that. Just scored a pair of walnut strands for $207.00 shipped!
     


  2. Dugan

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    My question was a joke people. read the four posts above it. [​IMG]
     


  3. New Shoes1

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    SWIMS are great. I have two pairs, one I got from BB for $60 and another pair from AE for $30. Don't pay full pricel; buy them on sale.
     


  4. Cold Iron

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    What a great set of pictures of a great shoe. Thank you for doing that.
    I agree that they turned out well, and look great. You know someone makes a candle that smells like cordovan leather. And no I will not post a link for it because if I find it again I'm afraid I'd buy one!
    When you get a chance please send me a PM with your address. I received several care packages over the years while overseas from strangers and just realized I have never done the same, It is time. I will send you everything that you need.

    So just for the heck of it here is a picture I posted awhile back of brown shell Dundee next to my Jefferson's:
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    And samples from a year ago comparing some of the AE brown colors:
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    Although I like polojock615 picture MUCH better! [​IMG]
     


  5. WICaniac

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    A thread from several years ago contemplated the question of whether AEs are too "blobby." While the consensus opinion was (I think) "no," my wife is concerned that the Franciscans I just bought during the 91st anniversary sale aren't blobby enough. That is to say she finds the 3-333 last on which the shoe is built to be too long, and from certain angles she thinks these look like "clown shoes."

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    That's not what AE was going for: "Slightly elongated profile with a square toe shape for a more euro look."
    My wardrobe is neither fashion forward nor conservative--more retro-edgy (think BB's new Gatsby line). So while I expect that most AE aficionados will disagree with my wife, I wonder whether this ought to be my mainstay (3 days a week) shoe for the foreseeable future. Thoughts?
     


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    So we can't acquire new cordovan shoes so that someone can have a cordovan candle? Seems to be misappropriation of resources.
     


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    I like the design, dislike the last. I was considering it until I saw it in person. Too fashion forward for my tastes but that is just a personal preference. If it were on the five last I'd love it.
     


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    I like monkstraps and I like perf captoes, but all together it's unsettling. Not as bad as that kiltie-tassel-captoe abomination.
     


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    This one?
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  11. Septimus

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    lol

    So, the Lord & Taylor deal is pretty good, it seems to me. And may get better on Friday when a new code ("Ultimate") kicks in for 25% off, if your size is still available.

    So, with all of that in mind, I have a sizing question. They have sizes like 10, and 10W. Is the "W" equivalent to "e." Anyone know?

    EDIT: looks like the strands, and park avenues are all sold out...
     
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    it's just the scent of cordovan, no cordovan is actually used
     


  13. bespoken pa

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    I see ^ I use my cordovan samples as car fresheners and hang them from my mirror.
     


  14. ScottyBoy920

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    Thanks for the advice. How the heck did you get them for #30?!
     


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    One last picture of the Burgundy shell Leeds before I send them back. 7D in Leeds just wasn't working. Thanks to AE's customer service I well be able to exchange for Black Shell Leeds in 7E instead (decided I was ok on Burgundy shell front with Cambridge and Macneil......)

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