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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. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Distinguished Member

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    Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit. If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes. There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit. There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.
     


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    Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.
     


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    I hate seeing no love for the black shoe. I have two black shell and love them . With black pants and charcoal
     


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    Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

    Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?
     


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    Because you'll look like a walking briuse.
     
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    Michael all I wear is the black shoes, its only recently that I started to consider non-black. What is the quality like of Allen Edmonds shirts?
     


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    That's the exact description my wife uses! She was the only person I had ever heard say that.

    I don't have a dog in this fight, personally, however.
     


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    What do you think of Allen Edmonds shirts?
     


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    You guys in the States are lucky with all the factory outlets and second deals floating around. No excuse not to have a few pairs of variety. hrmm I need to sweet talk someone at AE into exporting me some of those seconds :p
     


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    Black finishes disguise the beauty of the leather, and black shoes are a less flexible wardrobe element. I don't own a proper pair of black shoes and have been debating whether my next purchase would the a pair of Graysons, Manchesters, or Jermyns in that color. I then realized (a) that all of these shoes look much better in merlot, (b) I would get far more use of any of these shoes in merlot, and (c) my old Florsheim wingtips in Merlot and older leather-soled army "oxfords" (i.e. bluchers) in black covered all of my conservative bases. If I had to wear dark suits more regularly, I'd probably buy the 5th Avenues in black--but I don't. (Inexplicably, I am drawn to the Dundees in black, but they are so expensive that neither I nor my wife have to worry about me giving into temptation.)
     


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    Hi, I just received a pair of chocolate suede RL saunders from shoebank and don't notice any flaws, but I have a concern after trying it on. The heel doesn't seem to lay flat on the floor when I put it on, kinda gives a rocking chair feel, is this normal for a pair of chukka?

    Also the shoes are snug fit when I don't wear socks and a little tight when wearing thin dress socks, will it stretch out after a few wears? Don't really wear shoes without socks all too much.

    Thanks in advance!
     


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    I have some AE corrected grain shoes (I believe they used the term "polished cobbler") I purchased in the 1990's and they look great. I don't have a problem with corrected grain - granted it might not have the depth and character of the regular calf, but it still looks good in my opinion. I don't feel bad about wearing my corrected grain AE's - I don't look at them as lesser shoes.

    Chris
     


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    The simple answer is that there are many shades of brown and only one shade of black.
     


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