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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. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Got Black Cambridges from that sale as well. Look perfect to me! My wife has thought that I am nuts for a while with these shoes.

    -Mike
     
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    sacafotos Senior member

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    Found the laces! Not sure about the fit. Laces are 9/64" but I need to measure the dalton eyelets. Am out of town right now...so if anyone can measure theirs I'd be grateful.
     
  3. bucksfan

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    Congrats! I got my black shell Cambridges last week, and just got my burgundy shell park aves yesterday. Lots of brushing while watching breaking bad last night (dvr'd). My wife gave up on me long ago.

    Today: burgundy shell Bradley.
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  4. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Guys,

    I just received a great pair of Macneil shells seconds from the outlet (looks great and no creaes). For some reason, the right shoe fits perfectly but the left shoe is a bit uncomfortable on the side of my foot because of slight bump inside the shoe. I would love to keep the shoe if I can somehow rectify this problem. Are there any methods for this? Thanks.
     
  5. AdamAdam

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    If you mean a bump under the ball of your foot, I have the exact same problem. I find that the bump does go down a little over time but not completely. For me, I believe this is due to my left foot being a little longer than my right and the shape of the show just fitting differently on each foot. The bump on the ball of my foot pushes the small toe up just a bit causing it to hit the upper of the shoe. I ended up going up a width and even though it's technically a little big on the right foot it fits the left better and is the best middle ground for me. My experience is on the 5 last BTW, not the Macneil (7). If you meant a bump on the side of the shoe, I don't have that issue.
     
  6. evolved

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    So, I went and got fitted in the MacNeil at my local AE store....10.5B. They didn't have that size in the MacNeil, but they did in a tassel loafer on the same last. The one thing I noticed while having the D-width MacNeil on was that it looked suuuuper wide compared to the B-width shoe on my other foot. I realize that the double oak sole adds some "heft" to the shoe, and that it will likely be less tank-like in the appropriate width.

    Now, to my main question. I'm strongly considering a cordovan MTO MacNeil similar to GOP Shoe Guy (and others)....it'll be in cappuccino or dark brown shell. Will going with a regular sole, as opposed to the double oak, look out of place or inadequate on a shoe like this?

    I'm wanting the shoe to be mainly a casual shoe....jeans, chinos, etc. but they will get some occasional wear when I get to dress business casual (think grey, navy, tan slacks). I think a natural welt will be too casual, so I was thinking chili. Is there an option in between those two?
     
  7. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Quote:I meant on the side of the shoe
     
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  9. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    I checked out the suede Strands at the AE store in New York this weekend. I was disappointed by the quality of the leather. It's hard to convey what I mean, but it was not as nice and subtle a suede as on my Amoks or Neumoks. Instead, it was somewhat "disheveled," for a lack of a proper word, as if someone kept brushing it for a while. Perhaps it was an idiosyncrasy of the two pairs on display that I've seen, but the resulting look was not very neat.

    I was really hoping that in terms of quality, the Strands would be similar to my very Strand-looking Church's in chocolate suede (pictured below), but they unfortunately fall short.
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    Interesting. I was looking at a pair at my local AE store yesterday and did not see any issues with the quality of the suede. I wasn't amazed by the quality, but thought it was on par with the calfskin versions. Still considering getting a pair for my next purchase.
     
  11. JezeC

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    Quote:I own a few pair of shoes from AE and my foot is definitely similar in size. Just that this particular pair, specifically the right shoe is giving me a side bump on the inside of the shoe. I'm wondering is this can be stretched out either through a cobbler or by breaking it in. The left shoe is perferct for me.
     
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    cincikid Senior member

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    Maybe--and hopefully--it were just the two pairs that I saw. The suede looked very rough, almost resembling what one would call a "rough collection" suede Strand.
     
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    No, I definitely did not see anything like that. Checking out the color and the quality of the suede were the two primary reasons I ran in there.
     
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    Wondering if anyone can shed some light on insoles for me?

    Normally wear a 12D in the dalton, but got a 12E in burgundy cordovan for use in winter. I thought wool socks would be enough to make up the difference, but not quite. So I'm looking for an insole to help make it a slightly more snug fit. Any recommendations?
     
  15. MacktasticGDogg

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    My Spiaggias from the flash sale showed up today. I ordered my standard size and they fit very well. I really like how they look too. Certainly a winner for $118.

    Now, both of my 5-lasted wingtip bals are extremely casual (the other is a pair of Neumoks). I wonder if I should go for a pair of those webgem Jeffersons???

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    cincikid Senior member

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    I'd rather exchange them for 12D once they get that size in stock. Could you call and ask to put you on a waiting list?
     
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    They look much better than I anticipated. Congrats--nice shoe and a great price! This is essentially less than a pair of junk J&M shoes on sale.
     
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    This. Compromises on size/fit result in shoes that sit in your closet instead of on your feet.
     
  19. Mr.K

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    Just checking to see if anyone has found the post about SF members getting the special order fee waived. I have not had any luck.
     
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    cincikid Senior member

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    Allison, who runs the MTO program, knows about it. If you place an order with her, she'd get the fee waved. I've confirmed this yesterday with her in person.
     
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