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

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

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  1. MrWN

    MrWN Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. Thanks!

    Question: why do you refer to them in their BB names/alternative?
     
  2. MrWN

    MrWN Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. Thanks!

    Question: why do you refer to them in their BB names/alternatives?
     
  3. AdamAdam

    AdamAdam Senior member

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    Urgent question: There's one Elgin left in my size after contacting one of the outlets. It's not listed as "Brooks Bros." but when I asked she said it is the BB model. I'm a 7.5E on the 5 last and many here have said that the different sole in the BB makes it fit differently. I don't have a lot of room in my McAllister in 7.5E so I'm worried if I get the same size in the BB Elgin it won't fit. The woman I'm emailing with insists it'll fit the same even if the sole is different.

    Thoughts? If I were to have her look for one in a different size would I go with 7.5EE, 8D, 8E??? I don't have the opportunity to try them on because they are "seconds" and not near me. I'm pretty sure the Elgin is on the 5 last, yea?

    EDIT: Also, while we're at it... is $179 a good price? It's listed as "Closeout" and I know there was some confusion earlier about the sale including Closeouts. It retails at BB for $298.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Close Hoarse

    Close Hoarse Senior member

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    You'll need to call one of their outlet stores.
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  5. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    There are many who say that the shoe fits differently, but experiences vary from person to person. It is the Poron insole that is causing it to fit differently on many people. The sole (outsole) is different, but it has nothing to do with fit. AE stores are wonderful to deal with, so you can probably just relax, give it a shot if you want to, and return them if they don't fit. I haven't heard of any circumstances that would prevent you from returning them even though they are marked as a "closeout." They will even pay for shipping, so it really is a no-stress situation. Yes, the Elgin is on the 5-last, and $179 is a fantastic price. I say give it a shot, because they pretty much don't give you any reason not to.
     
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  6. jbcohen

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    That's a lot of shoes bucksfan. I have been limiting myself two two pairs so far.

    I wonder about an appropriate shining regimen myself moneywellspent. I admit that I have never shined my shoes in the past, just shined my first pair this morning.
     
  7. Cold Iron

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    Jump, like MWS said you can return them if they don't work nothing lost except the shoe if someone else gets it before you. I am normally a 10D on the 5 last my Elgin's fit best at 9.5D. The poron insole will take up additional room so good chance that the Elgin in your normal TTS on the 5 will fit you. Great shoe.
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  8. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    What shoes are we talking about? I noticed your question in another thread that you started about shining your shoes yourself vs. having a professional do it... I think you will find that most people around here shine their own shoes. It is far more cost effective, and basic shoe care using readily available products is not only a good skill to have, it is very easy. Shoe care is only as complicated as you make it. If you want them to look like mirrors, there is definitely skill and learning involved. However, if you just want them to look clean, healthy, and have an attractive glow, then the basics are all you need to worry about.
     
  9. OptoDoc

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    I wish my associates felt the same way. One of them typically wears scrubs even when he doesn't have any surgical cases that day. On the rare occasion that he "dresses up", it's square-toed shoes, ill-fitting khakis and a short-sleeved polo.

    By the way, Denver is one of my favorite cities. My grandparents live in Longmont, CO and I spent many a summers in college working for the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.
     
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    Impeccable fit on the suit, cbtaylor. For some reason I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing loafers with no socks in any situation, especially with a suit.

    Although, just 2 years ago I swore I'd never wear corduroy pants... [​IMG]
     
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  11. gtvisa2002

    gtvisa2002 Well-Known Member

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    I tried that too.
    Used AE tube polish and conditioner, cleaner. Nothing more.

    1. Cleaned
    2. Applied conditioner and cleaner
    3. Used an old t-shirt to clean
    4. Used polish (premium tube from AE)
    5. AE brush
    6. Very little, if not nothing, water
    7. Used the t-shirt again

    This is all I could get (Right is the polished one, if you couldn't tell [​IMG]). I guess you really need wax to get the mirror.
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  12. DerangedGoose

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    Another question about shoes and pants/suits: Ive been planning on getting a pair of black wholecuts (probably meermin as they are the cheapest) as my formal/suit shoe. I dont plan on buying a black suit in the foreseeable future, it will likely be a dark charcoal, possibly a dark navy. Is this ok with black shoes? I dont seem to recall seeing people wearing anything other than black shoes with dark grey/dark navy shoes (with the occasional tan/brown)
     
  13. Septimus

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    Black shoes are fine, traditional and conservative even, with dark gray and navy suits. Wholecuts should also be fine.
     
  14. cbtaylor

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    I think Navy and black works, here are my Park Ave with Navy

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  15. New Shoes1

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    I wear black balmorals with my charcoal suit all the time. I also wear them with my navy suit on occasion when the situation or the tie color calls for it. 90% of the time, I wear brown balmorals with my navy suit.

    No offense, but this doesn't work for me. Black shoes go with a navy suit due to the formality of both. Black shoes with navy slacks and an odd jacket: I'm not feeling it.
     
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