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

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  1. WICaniac

    WICaniac Senior member

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    The seconds I received are--so far as I can tell--perfect. Neither my wife nor I can discern a single flaw, and the salesman at our local AE outlet indicated that he and his associates usually struggle to determine why a pair of shoes failed inspection. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a pair of seconds, which you can always return if anything is not to your liking.
     


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    New addition to my humble AE collection...


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    the Franciscan in black custom calf.

    In case anyone is interested, I had to go down half a size from my other AEs that are on the 222 last.
     


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    jbcohen Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else with a different opinion of the seconds?
     


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    Factory seconds are a great way to go for those that can't afford or justify paying full price. 7 out of 11 of my pairs are seconds, and I love them. I especially like seconds for casual shoes, as I expect them to get more beat up. I only buy firsts when there is a great deal, like the McAllisters for $100 off. Actually, I think all of my seconds had extra money off, too (counting closeout discounts).

    I suggest you give them a try. You should have free shopping both ways, so there's no risk -- other than getting addicted.
     


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    I did mean insole even though I typed sole. Thank you for the advice. I plan to pick them up if they are available in my TTS. If not, I may give them a shot anyway and return if they don't fit.
     


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    On a poll of men's favorite dress shoes Allen Edmonds barely beat out Johnson and Murphy, a poll on a different forum, and I love my Johnson and Murphy shoes so I can imagine what the Allen Edmonds must be like. This is exactly why I am so interested in acquiring a pair even if they are seconds.
     


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    If there's an AE outlet near you go try on several pair. If not, email [email protected] and ask them for a list of available shoes in your size. Every model may size differently on you so go to a store if there's one near you and get sized. If there's not a store near you you can try Nordstrom. If there's a Nordstrom Rack near you, you may find something there as well.
     


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    Is the burgundy calf (not Merlot) corrected grain? I bought some burgundy shoes, and the leather feels like corrected grain.
     


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    Email [email protected] with your likely sizes and see what you can find. Through May 27th, non-Closeout seconds are 15% off the price they list unless they're specifically mentioned on this document. In those cases, there are some even better deals. In particular, you can pick up Brooks Brothers versions of many staple models for only $159, instead of the standard $345 (plus or minus) prices. Great way to pick up a Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Strand, McAllister, Elgin, McTavish, Neumok, Shelton, or some pebble longwing for over half off.
     


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    BB Strand in Brown came in today. Some discoloration in the sole edge and minor chips, but I'll live. Awesome shoes. Going to run some condition cleaner and redress the edge before wearing.

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    I never get tired of looking at the brown Strand. Very nice, sir!

     


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    Does anyone own a pair of "Auburns." Not sure how old mine are, but they are a black calf, shortwing blucher. I am trying to figure out which last they are built on. They look similar to the players shoe, but I know for sure they are not the same last as I couldn't wear the same size in the players (incredibly uncomfortable). Thanks in advance!
     


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    I have them in black. They're on the 1 last.
     


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    I love the strand on the whole with black being the one exception. It's not that the black looks bad just don't as good as the others. I feel like all of the awesome broguing isnt as visible like it is in the other models. I am considering a second pair in bourbon that color really sings to me.

    I noticed another post mentioned corrected grain, is this accurate that AE uses it? If so is it on lower models primarily?
     


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