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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Anyone own the AE Westchester and Alden full Strap (shell or calf)?

    If yes, thoughts on fit and overall satisfaction with each model?
     


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    rgweiser53 Well-Known Member

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    The 3-73 is pretty wide?

    I'm usually a 10D...
     


  3. Cold Iron

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    I would like to think that I am not a compulsive shoe buyer, I have a very well laid out plan at least for shell. But even with that the "want" list it is still fairly long. I sure hope that there is no support group outside of SF! It might interfere with my goals.
    I store mine in the closet on shoe racks that I custom built without bags on them. Well 2 closets actually. I am a visual person and need to see them to decide what to wear and admit that I like the smell of cordovan filling the room too. Yes dust does build up on them and I used to keep a brush to brush them off before wearing until I noticed how much dust filled the air sometimes. Now I use a dust mitt. Light will darken light shell and lighten dark shell so putting them in bags would actually be a good idea. However I figure in time it would happen anyways.
     


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    I grew up down there doc I think mildew or being chewed by gators is probably a bigger problem than dust
     


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    I think they are awesome but would probably only wear them once or twice a year to a wedding or Christmas party so maybe I'll wait until I can get a great deal on a pair of seconds.
     


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    Not sure if anyone else notices this...

    Over the last few months, I purchased a pair of Ridgeway, McTavish, and McAllister each.

    What I noticed is that while all 3 are built on the same last, the Ridgeway actually have a pointier toe profile.

    I try to show that in the below pic, but it does not represent what I see IRL.

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  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    :fistbump:

    Speaking the truth. And the same principle regarding being visual applies for my custom made tie rack as well. :nodding:
     


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    I just got email notification that my Walnut McAllisters are in at Harry Rosen! Will definitely post pics upon pick up!
     


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    There is a valid reason why felt shoe bags are suggested to use when storing upper-end quality shoes.

    Or, as one of our members has expressed here already - another solution would be a glass door shoe cabinet (which is an excellent idea).

    Here is a photo of one example:

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    And . . . by adding glass doors to protect upper-end suits, clothing, and shirts from the elements - that would serve both as a protective as well as an avenue to view the quality treasures you have invested in.

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    Also, many have chosen hardwood floors for their closets instead of carpet - to further reduce air-born particles
     


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    MDeKelver Senior member

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    Walnut. You'll use them a lot, with your dark suits, light suits, jeans, etc.

    Walnut.
     


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    Those Kenilworth's look great. What last is the Carmina PTB and is that saddle shell? If os how does it compare in person to the Walnut?
    Thanks very much!!
     


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    Come on, admit it. Did this sentence cause anyone else to imagine a Robert Duvall/Apocalypse Now version of Cold Iron saying, "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning" while flying in on a chopper?
     


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    Curious about this as well. My guess is Robert last as the toe box looks a little narrower than my Forest last shoes. By the way, I think that picture reinforces what a great shoe the Kenilworth is.
     


  14. David Copeland

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    "Smell that? You smell that?

    "What?

    "Cordovan, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.

    "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning.

    "You know, one time we laid our Remington sights on a buck herd, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' carcass. But the smell from our boots, you know that cordovan smell, permeated the whole hill. Smelled like... victory."
     
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    LOL
     


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