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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. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    I have never returned street worn seconds, but I did return street worn firsts. I had a pair of William Williams that were getting funny wrinkles. They just looked odd; but they fit great. I sent pictures to AE and they asked me to send them in. I figured they would recraft them and send them back. Nope, they sent me a brand new pair. The new pair in the same size fits me fine. The wrinkles look correct. There was obviously something wrong with the construction of the first shoe.

    Since you have seconds, I am not sure that they would do this. I was chiming in because wanted to share my experience regarding my street worn return with everyone else. Good luck with yours...
     
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    If you use ebates, they offer 6% cash back too. I'm not sure if that stacks on top of your credit card rewards!
     
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    Just ordered a pair of the recent Summit Ave spectator webgems in walnut/bone from the J'ville outlet using the 25% breast cancer donation coupon. Should come to $175.50 (regularly $234 for seconds) for the shoes plus $10 donation. I've been wanting a pair of spectators and almost pulled the trigger when they were webgems.

    These are just MacNeils in different colors, right? I don't own anything on the 7 last yet so I went with the same size I wear in the 1 last. Hopefully they fit. Will post pictures when they arrive...
     
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    This does bring up a good point that I didn't necessarily delve into in my post from earlier today. Defects in the leather can definitely cause creasing issues that have nothing to do with proper sizing, or how your foot fills a shoe made on any given last. If there is reason to believe that the leather is showing defects, then this is a completely different issue in my opinion, and I respect AE for taking responsibility on that.
     
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    Someone asked for the pictures of the chocolate calf Daltons before they go back to the Shoebank. I can't find any visible flaw in them, to be honest. If someone is interested, I will be happy to pass them at the paid price (size 9.5D
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    I was looking myself at the Bayfields last night but did not pull the trigger. What's the general opinion of this boot?
     
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    The flaw could be the tongue on the right boot. It might not stay centered and over time might ride to the right. This happened with my first quality Daltons. The options were: deal with it or have the cobbler stitch the tongue in place. I decided to deal with it and adjust through the day because the boot can be difficult to get into with the tongue stitched in place.
     
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    Very nice looking rugged boot. That said, the poron insole can cause some sizing issues due to it raising the foot, especially in the toebox. I ended up selling mine due to the constant blisters I received on the tops of my toes and the pinching to the pinky toe. Basically, it was as if the shoe fit like a smaller size since my foot was brought closer to the sloped portions at the top and sides of the toebox. This was a size 13D. My 5 last size is 12.5E...but these felt like a 12 or 11.5D.
     
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    I was in my local AE store recently and the salesman was wearing them with jeans and a blazer and I thought they looked great. I could pull them off in the office for business casual especially in poor weather. Living in New England, the lug rubber sole is great for wintery conditions. I'd love a pair but can't find any on the firsts or seconds market in my size.
     
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    For reference, my shell Daltons in 13D (on the same last as the Bayfield) fit huge on me, requiring very thick wool socks to even be able to wear them.
     
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    They're great. They shine up very well, and the lug sole isn't as aggressive as the Long Branch, for example, so you can get away with wearing them slightly more formally than a lot of boots.
     
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    All this Bayfield talk has me wondering what boot in the current lineup is good for winter and inclement weather. The Bayfield seemed like a nice combination of style and function for that situation (with the lug sole). However, I can't get anything but D widths from Lands End and I don't really see anything currently being offered by AE that fits the bill. The Long Branch seems too casual. Thoughts?
     
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    My Bayfields have served me well for winter wear for two seasons now, and have also been great companions for hunting and hiking.

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    Hey, RogerP... What do you use on yours? Mine look great, but a lot different than yours. They almost seem to have reddish undertones.
     
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    Levi - I wish I could remember what I used on these - it definitely started with Saphir Renovateur - but I can't recall if I then used a Saphir cream polish or one of the AE creams.
     
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    The Portland boots come with a V tread tap sole. That sole can be added to the 5th Street and the Dalton. For non-brogue, the Promontory Point comes with a rubber sole. I agree that the deep lugs of the Long Branch put it a more casual place in the wardrobe.
     
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    Trickers. Seriously, their Stowe boots can be had from Sierra Trading Post at ~350 with a coupon.
     
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