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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I read that you should go TTS on the 744. I'm a 8.5D TTS and wear a 8D on the AE 5 last. I have a slight issue with the 5 last because I have a higher instep. The shoe width is perfect I just get a bit larger gap at the laces. Where should I start with the 744?
     
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    Renomat on shells? Isn't that a bit harsh? If you're really going to do this, please post a before and after picture. I'd like to see what it does. Personally, I'd just be patient and proceed with the Mac method.
     
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    I'm on an Alden kick lately, but it will be difficult to pass up the brown shell Jefferson.
     
  4. green garden

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    What do people think of the heel detail? Too light for this shade of brown?
     
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    While we're at this subject. I'm an 11.5 3E in AE 5 and 1 lasts and I own a pair of Wolverine 1ks in 11 3E. Would 11.5D work in the 744s?
     
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    I'm really sorry I mentioned the 744s at this point - I'm not going to be able to find a pair and I'll be jealous of everyone who does. [​IMG]
     
  7. GOP Shoe Guy

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    It doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I like having some variety and something different than the chili edge dressing or regular brown. If it comes and it is light, it will be easy to darken up.
     
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    Good point. It's an easier DIY task to make it darker than lighter.
     
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    I would say it's a very good bet that'll work out just fine for you. Unlined shell is very lenient sizing wise.
     
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    After owning more than a dozen pair of AE's, I gotta say my favorites in terms of fit and finish are my bourbon strands and merlot Mcallisters. Absolutely love them
     
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    McTavish day.
     
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    Whoa?! Great patina on those, what products do you use?
     
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    First day wearing the new Tan Cronmoks. They look great, especially in direct sunlight
     
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    The Shoebank has daltons in my size in chili, walnut, chocolate, and grey. I'm not keen on the grey but the other three are attractive for $199. I've got bourbon strands, natural distressed McTavish, tan kenwoods, black fifth aves, and brown 1000 mile boots. What would you reccomend?
     
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    Get an 8D for the 744's. I've found that the TTS advice on them is bogus. They fit just like my non-cordo 1000 Mile CXL boots.
     
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    I love the chocolate but the chili is great as well. Those are the two I would go after but I already have a pair in walnut cordovan.
     
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    After seeing the chocolate in person that's what I would go for. Unfortunately there isn't a single Dalton in my size.
     
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    Yeah im leaning towards chocolate or chili. Much like when I was buying strands I think the walnut combined with all the detailing is too much flash for me. TT he chili isn't overly red is it?
     
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    Thanks! Lexol, Kiwi, brush and rag. I applied a bunch of neutral Kiwi and used a lighter to melt it down, then brush and buff.

    They're also a couple years old and have been put through the ringer, but are still stiff as hell.

    x2. I've been saying this forever. The 721/744/Classics are all the same last/sizing.
     
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    After further thought I would go with the chocolate and perhaps acquire a pair of navy laces to switch it up on occasion. I shall email the shoe bank now.....thanks guys.
     
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