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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. frogwash

    frogwash Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the slow response. I wear the same size in both,12E. Now the snugness is far less noticeable then when they were new. Even if the RL's feel a little tight on first putting them on for the day, after 15 minutes it's completely unnoticeable, maybe due to the leather warming and softening. If I didn't have a couple of MTO shell Amoks on order, I'd get more of these as even a hair snug still fits my foot better than the Dundees I tried.
     
  2. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I have the brown fifth streets, and have had them for about a year. They are a great looking boot. I have had no squeaking issues. There were some breaking in squeaks, but after the leather was broke in that stopped. The brown looks excellent with variations of grey, and of course blue. The only knock I have on these is that I wish they were a it taller like the Dalton. But they are a great boot for dress or casual.


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  3. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    I wear my Walnut Dalton for dress with a suit often. Grey and blue are great. Also, grey flannel slack look amazing with the walnut Dalton. I would not hesitate. Pull the trigger.
     
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    Has anyone picked up a pair of the suede Strands? I love my brown ones and have been looking for a pair of casual suede shoes, but I noticed the suede Strands have a different model number (1614). Do they not fit the same as the regular Strands, which are on the 5 last?
     
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    Shell Townleys on a Monday (indoor/flash shot). Have a gr8 week, guys!

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    Nice Townley's Shiny!

    I'm wearing mine today too.

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I'm glad your answer is what it is because I have both pairs of Saunders ordered already on the same size as my Strands and McAllisters.
     
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    thanks again for the very helpful input. I think I'm definitely getting the fifth street in brown. I also agree with your advice as far as getting your S.O. involved in the hopes that she will better understand what we do here.

    Beatiful shoes! I too like the idea of a balmoral boot. A very classy look. I also like the fact that the brown can be dressed up or dressed down.
     
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    Apparently the original post was deleted. But until you return to your post and edit out the original quote, it will live on forever.
     
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    Same thing here . . . Apparently the original post was deleted. But until you return to your post and edit out the original quote, it will live on forever.
     
  11. David Copeland

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    You need to call your insurance agent and add $20,000 (or more) in case of fire or theft.
     
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    Yes... I did what I could to delete the original. It was certainly a most regrettable comment. My apologies to anyone who may have been, or in the future will be offended by the comment.
     
  13. David Copeland

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    Walnut and Bourbon look good.

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    Lovely shell Townleys, gentlemen!
     
  15. David Copeland

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    Dress shoes with six (6) eyelets for lace are becoming harder to find in AE styles, even though the few AE still offers, like the Cambridge, present themselves with that extra flare of higher quality and dress. Even my 1999 version of the Sanford (which comes to 5 eyelets) resurfaced again just a couple of years ago to my delight . . . until I noticed they reduced the eyelets to only four.

    Enjoy,

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    [​IMG] what shoes are these? they don't appear to be Daltons, or in walnut or bourbon
     
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  17. MoneyWellSpent

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    Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Strand, McAllister, Jefferson, Harrison, Broadstreet, McTavish, Neumok, Ridgeway, Strandmok, and Morgan are all 6 eyelet balmorals.
     
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  18. David Copeland

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    It is becoming apparent that more and more folks are getting their collections up to $20,000 to $30,000 in value . . . but some are still showcasing them in plastic containers, over the counter shoe racks, or some other contraption that does not carry the same value as the shoes themselves.

    I remember back in the 1990's when I started collecting films on DVD, and I chose to set aside an extra $1.00 per film for the cost of having the collection in an ever expanding walnut case. In the end I had collected over 5000 DVDs, and then began giving many away as the new technology entered as a choice.

    Perhaps adding $30 to $50 per pair of shoes to be set aside for the housing of $350 to $650 shoes and boots would present the total package in showcasing AE shoes and boots.


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    A relative small collection, but certainly expandable horizontally.

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    One of my favorites and certainly expandable.


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    Even good suits need to have a nice bedroom showcase

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    With the ability to showcase 60 pair, this selection is something to grow into.

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    Can showcase 24 of the best.


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    Like fine hardback books showcased, adding a proportional cost to the price of a good book, pair of shoes, or even fine wine - is much better than sticking precious items on the floor, in cardboard boxes, or other cheap means to store them.

    I'm not suggesting it is easy to think ahead about the housing of shoes, but it can be done next time you choose to buy two pair and go with one, by saving the cash toward a showcase.

    All my best,

    David
     
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    Obviously not Daltons, as they are not boots. I don't think these are Allen Edmonds at all, they look like bourbon Strands but they look sleeker than the 5 last.
     
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  20. David Copeland

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    No, they are not AE. Their Brits. But the color (which can be achieved) shows it is suitable with dress trousers.
     
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