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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. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Saunder is narrow as. I wear 8 eee in all 5 lasted ae( a bit loose - better fit is 8 ee - but hard to get hold of ee) . I have saunder in 8.5 d. They were long as and narrow like a mfoo. I had to rip the sock lner and stretch them for months and they are barely wearable.
    8.5 D felt like 9 B. Now slaton is a bit more forgiving. I have them in 8.5D again had to rip sock liner and stretch them. Slaton feels a bit shorter than saunder or Sanderson and a bit tigher around the vamp.. I think I can wear a 9D in Slaton .
    Sanderson is also really narrow but supports higher instep.. I have them in 8D feels like 8 B.
    I have ordered Illford in 8.5E hopefully they are wide enough.
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    yeah dalton toe box super soft. I can press the toe box all the way down with very light pressure. I don't care about the creasing either. I think its a manufacturing fault. I tried to use a pen on the vamp and tired to make deliberate creasing on the vamp. But the toe box being too soft as soon as i bent the shoe it creates creasing on the wing. Sing for dalton is quite odd. I am 8 eee in strand , fift ave, players ...and most ae. I went up 9 d on dalton adn it fits goo. I still felt the toe box is a bit narrower than my 8eee strand. And my fift st boot in 8.5d winch is longer than the 9 d daltons.
     
  2. Pastor

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    I'm going to have to wait until they come out with seconds. :nodding:
     
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    I want it in shell [​IMG]
     
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    I know a few folks have ordered cappuccino Dundees recently. I am curious what color stitching on the welt you went with?

    I did a reverse split welt with chili and light brown edge dressing. I chose a lighter thread color which is tan I believe. My hope is they will look similar to this. However, I chose a Dainite sole to get them a bit more rugged/inclement weather feel


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    Same here. AE finishing on firsts being so poor that the difference between ae firsts vs seconds is hardly noticeable. And ae seconds are some of the best vale- if not THE best value.
     
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    Hmmm. I didn't specify the stitching. I did the chili reverse split and light brown edge dressing. I am hoping they look exactly like that too! I wish I would have went with the Dainite. I guess it may not be too late???
     
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    With Thanksgiving coming up in a few months...AE has released these:

    I give you...THE PINE RIVER

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    I guess it's the "rough around the edges" brother of the Neumora???

    OF NOTE: One very cool thing is that they come from the factory with Dainite soles. A trend I hope continues!
     
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    When did you place the order? It may not be too late. The normal welt stitching is a dark thread color so that is what it will likely be.
     
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    I just placed the order last week, 8/21. I'm pretty sure I can still change it. So I guess I'll send an email about the thread color and the sole.
     
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    Quote:I don't remember what the price was before, but $395 is consistent with their other boots, like the Dalton.
     
  11. rydenfan

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    a shell Portland would be very nice
     
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    You should be fine. If you work with Allison she will understand exactly what you want considering I just drove her crazy about it all :)

    I had requested the Dainite sole in dark brown as some of my Trickers utilize it and it is really nice; however, AE only stocks it in black for now. They offered to edge stain the side of the Dainite sole dark brown as opposed to black. I did not do this as I felt it would require more maintenance, but it is an option should you like it?
     
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    That's an awesome price for shell Daltons. I already have the walnuts so I'm going to settle for one, either the chocolate or the shell. The folks at Riverhead said that the Chocolate was a part of the sale, the shell was not but they have a 20% coupon going on which makes it out at about $440. I can't afford both the shell and the chocolate AND the shell, plus I already have a wingtip boot, two actually since I got a pair of Loakes for about $150 a while back.
     
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    A shell Portland would probably be $695 which is getting dangerously close (if not higher in some cases) than Alden shell. I have 5 shell shoes made by Allen Edmonds and 5 made by Alden and the Alden shell is finished a little nicer. If the price was not an issue then I would probably go with the Alden version in #8 shell which can be had for $701 at The Shoe Mart.
     
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    I agree 100%. I guess the only way I'd go with AE is if they could offer me a shell color other than #8 or black.
     
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    Pastor,

    I hear what you are saying but have a slightly different point of view. I think the two finishes are ultimately very close to one another. I do agree out of the box that the Alden is of slightly higher finish but with some work the AE is nearly identical. I personally would never buy AE burgundy cordovan as I much prefer Alden's #8. However, AE provides me the ability to order in two different brown cordovans (something nearly impossible from Alden) and also my exact choice of welt, sole etc. Ultimately I prefer my Aldens by a very slight margin but it is very, very close.
     
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    yes indeed... they are COMPLETE GARBAGE, and must be sent to the clearance line ASAP! I just might be willing to spend 99$ on a pair... maybe.
     
  18. DJTraveler

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    I picked up bourbon Dalton 2nds for $199 with this current sale. It appears the $199 price for calf is not limited to walnut.
     
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    I'm surprised you feel that strongly about the suede Strand. I have no plans to order them, and I have actually never owned a pair of suede shoes. The Fullerton does strike me as something I'd wear, but even it will probably just be something I enjoy looking at pictures of rather than wearing, unless I can't say no to a sale down the road (or when they go on clearance a year from now). That said, I thought there was a pretty large outcry for AE to make the Strand in suede, no?
     
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    Yep, looks that way.
     
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