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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. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Senior member

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    I wonder how long they will keep doing the 270's?

    Can someone explain the 270s to me? I understand what they are, I just dont get the point.
     
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    I have a very nice pair of vintage burgundy Boulevards (c1980s?) which have a problem. Like a modern C&J hand grade they have a full leather sole.

    Unfortunately it had hardened on the edges under the instep and has curled ever so slightly making the shoes (which are otherwise my fit 10.5E) very uncomfortable/impossible to wear.

    Would an AE recraft solve the problem as my cobbler says he can't replace the inner sole?
     
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    Can someone explain the 270s to me? I understand what they are, I just dont get the point.

    They are supposed to be sleeker. AE is one of the few companies that do 360 degree Goodyear welts. To some, this makes AE appear blobby.
     
  6. JJGooden

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    There's some helpful information in this thread. Good luck!

    Cool, thanks. Looks like a lot of people like them.
     
  7. KObalto

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    Hello all. I have an odd issue. I just received a pair of brown fifth avenues in size 6.5E. I noticed that they are significantly wider than my black park ave and walnut mcallisters in the exact same size. For example, the laces close all the way on this pair and the right shoe in particular is very roomy (some heel slippage).

    What could account for this? Is there any way to fix it?


    Sounds like they are on different lasts and you should probably go with a D width in this particular model. OTOH, sometimes heel slippage goes away as the soles are broken in and flex more.
     
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    The fifth ave, park ave, and mcallister are all on the #5 last.

    Call their customer service line or take it back to the store.
     
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    ^ Thanks, I couldn't check that at work as the AE site is blocked. [​IMG]
     
  10. kgmessier

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    AE "Preston" Loafer in Cigar Shell Cordovan

    [​IMG]
     
  11. bourbonbasted

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    Just got a pair of Kenwoods, cigar shell cordovan, hand-stitched last on a JR sole. [​IMG]
     
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    Just got a pair of Kenwoods, cigar shell cordovan, hand-stitched last on a JR sole. [​IMG]

    From FStyles? [​IMG]
     
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    From FStyles? [​IMG]
    Yep. I was more intrigued by them than anything but I am far from disappointed. They feel great and look even better. Plus at that price for cordovan shell, let alone on a MTO shoe? It had to be done. [​IMG]
     
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    Yep. I was more intrigued by them than anything but I am far from disappointed. They feel great and look even better. Plus at that price for cordovan shell, let alone on a MTO shoe? It had to be done. [​IMG]

    He had two Kenwoods and a Preston. You and makewayhomer got the Kenwoods, and I got the Preston. Great deals!
     
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    He had two Kenwoods and a Preston. You and makewayhomer got the Kenwoods, and I got the Preston. Great deals!

    So I suppose all I have to do now is make sure that I'm not caught standing next to makeyourwayhomer at a bar. [​IMG]

    Enjoy the Prestons!
     
  16. coreyaugustus

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    These are my new favorite shoes. McTavish.
    They're seconds, but I think the very nature of this style of shoe is to gain such blemishes that add character over time.

    http://yfrog.com/z/h0pqiqzej
     
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    does anyone own the park ave's in the pebble grain walnut? or any ae's in the pebble grain walnut finish? i am considering snagging a pair on-line but haven't seen that finish in person. thanks guys.
     
  18. Mr Pelican Pants

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    E is the cat's ass. I have a two-week rotation of AE's, consisting of McAlisters, Strands, Park Avenues and Fifth Avenues. I love them like they are my pets. Also, sometimes I strip naked in my office and rub myself with a shoe. It feels good.
     
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    I love them like they are my pets. Also, sometimes I strip naked in my office and rub myself with a shoe. It feels good.
    Lol, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one. Except I only do this with my PA's, I find the Broguing on my McAllisters chafe too much.
     
  20. gamma1234

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    AE is the cat's ass. I have a two-week rotation of AE's, consisting of McAlisters, Strands, Park Avenues and Fifth Avenues. I love them like they are my pets. Also, sometimes I strip naked in my office and rub myself with a shoe. It feels good.

    Nice - I have the same 4 shoe rotation for AEs. However, I can't agree to doing anything else you mentioned in your post.

    Mind sharing the colors for each?
     
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