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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. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    Does any one have experience in sizing on the Sedona?
     
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    There's some great prices on those clearance items. Unfortunately I have to try really hard not to buy anymore shoes this month.
     
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm new to the forum, although I've been following for several weeks now. I'm a 23 year old college student that finally decided to up his style. So last night at the Rack I found a pair of AE Fairfax in Chili, I really like them. It was sort of an impulse buy, but I did it because I cannot find them anywhere, even online. So, the question is: how far could I dress these down??
     
  5. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Speaking of Broadstreets, here are my Walnut/Bone pair. I really liked the rolled edges.

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    I really don't wear them much because (A) they are really darn flashy and (B) I have too many pairs of dress shoes...

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    Thanks.

    Oh man, I just bought some Amoks last night. Would have lived that extra 40$ off! I wonder if I can still get it if I call...
     
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    Excellent prices on those grain Kenwoods and Yuma's.

    The Fairfax is a wholecut balmoral, so it is quite formal; however, the colour makes it a bit of a casual shoe. I've got a pair of tan Greenwich's that I wear with dark raw jeans; that's as casual as it can get.
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Yes, this is where I get confused. Although it is a more formal looking shoe, if it was tan I would be more inclined to think it would be easier to dress down, but the chili is a little darker..? So are you talking like dark raw jeans and just a button up, or like tucked in dress shirt and sportcoat casual?
     
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    A quick question for you gents now that this sale has lit a fire under my ass. I'm interested in some Amoks, and I'm usually a 12E. I have a pair of secondhand Ashlands (also a 4 last) that look like this on the insides of the foot approaching the arch (apologies for the poor cell phone pic)-
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    I'm not 100% sure it was my foot that caused this, but there's a good chance it did. Would you recommend going 12E still in the Amok or would something like an 11.5 EEE be closer to the right shape (and make the toe box a bit wider)? I know the toe box on the Ashlands are a bit snug on the outside. I've tried 12EEE in some styles and my foot is swimming.
     
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    Just one more pair won't hurt.
     
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    Saw the 25% email and abandoned my no shoe September pledge; Navy Chukkamoks on the way! Crazy deal for $118.
     
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    I already have brown suede malverns (chukkas)...would it be overkill to get the amok in brown suede as well? I LOVE the weight (or lack thereof) of the amoks.
     
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    Here's a question: so I'm looking at picking up some distressed McTavish shoes on clearance, but I wonder abut sizing. I normally wear about a 9-9.5 in shoes, but my first pair of AE's is a pair of fairfaxes, and I had to go to an 8 D for it to fit. Is this normal in anyone else's experience?
     
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    Thinking of picking up a pair of RL Saunders some time soon and saw this post from a few weeks ago. Just wondering if anyone can confirm whether the Saunders is actually a 5-last or if it's something different. My Park and Fifth Aves are both 10E, so I'm wondering if I should just plan on going with the same size for the Saunders
     
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    mekato1 Well-Known Member

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    Wish they were more Amoks in E for sale. Anyone knows if the handcrafted models are refundable? Like the Amok snuff in E width is handcrafted,3-5 week wait, doesn't that fall into special/custom order?
     
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    No, I don't think so. It's been mentioned earlier in this thread that AE stores the finished uppers of the shoes and then put them on a sole if it's ordered by a customer.
     
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    I feel like someone should clarify...don't really 'rinse' your shoes! hahahaha
     
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    What kind of shoes are you normally wearing? For instance I wear a 10 in sneakers, but I am an 8D in most Allen Edmonds. I would base the size of the McTavish off the size of the AE you already have. I'm not sure what last the Fairfax is on, but you should be within a half size of the McTavish.
     
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    Just received a bonus at work and now I'm having a hard time restraining myself from the Shell webgem deal... particularly the Strand. Anyone care to talk me out of it?
     
  20. JezeC

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    Sure. If you have debt that you need to pay off first - school loan, car payment, mortgages, retirement matching etc... -, then you should use your bonus towards the more important obligations. However, if you have cash to blow, AEs are a pretty solid choice considering the recent deals. To make you feel better, I just picked up 2 pairs this week and possibly more with the looming 2/250 deal.

    Kinda of ironic but I'm hoping you can talk me out of purchasing more, haha.
     
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