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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. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    They look stunning!

    On a related note, McAllister and Fifth Avenues are two AE's oldest models still in production. Not sure when they began making these styles, but they already appear in the early 1950s catalogues. MacNeil, by contrast, doesn't appear until 1962 or 1963.
     
  2. md2010

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    They look beautiful. The pic of the side view shows the coloration to be very warm and with much depth. You'll get many complements wearing them!
     
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    I can't decided which size is more appropriate for me on the 5-65 last (McAllister)

    8.5E fits more snugly and securely but the lacing gap is wider than i'd like, whereas 8.5EE feels slightly too roomy in the toebox but has a more pleasant lacing gap.
    Both shoes are brand new.

    What do you think?

    8.5E

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    8.5EE

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  5. SBear

    SBear Senior member

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    Stop looking at them. Look up, walk around for a while, and go with the most comfortable pair.
     
  6. cincikid

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    I doubt these chukkas are made by C&J. C&J chukkas retail at around &300, whereas Peal and Co are "mere" $290. I am pretty sure these are made by one of the lower-tier English makers: Loake or Sanders.
     
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    anyone got real life photos of the harrison?
     
  8. pomofo

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    Figured I might as well show off my collection. Bought my first pair after Christmas last year, up to 22 pairs right now. Not really any room in the house to position them all for a photo, so I had to make do. Trying to tell myself that I don't need any more shoes.

    From left to right, back row: Brown Patriot; Brogue Suede Quinton; Brown Waxy Leather Long Branch; Burgundy Shell Dalton; Black Fifth Street.

    5th row: Burgundy (or Merlot?) McAllister; Brown Strand; Brown Byron; Brown Park Avenue.

    4th row: Bourbon McAllister; Walnut Strand; Chili Byron; Walnut Aniline Park Avenue.

    3rd row: Brown/Linen Strawfut; Brown/Linen Carlsbad; Brown/Navy Mesh Strawfut.

    2nd row: Sand Suede Player's Shoe; Charles Tyrwhitt Spectator; Black Patent Ritz.

    1st row: Black McClain; Black Park Avenue; Black Park Avenue; Black Player's Shoe.

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    nevermind
     
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  10. wohwoh

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    Is the Macneil brown burnished supposed to have leather soles? I just got my pair from the 2/$250 sale and mine came with rubber soles.

    When I resole them, can I opt for leather soles? If so, will there be an extra charge?
     
  11. Close Hoarse

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    Thank you, Sir.
     
  12. charliebrown2

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    nice collection. Two black park aves?
     
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  13. cincikid

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    I believe your brown MacNeils are someone's rejected MTO. MacNeil in this particular color is not sold on the AE website. If this is the case, the customer must have opted for a rubber sole. You will be able to change it to any other sole down the road with no upcharge.
     
  14. Michael Haines

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    My last MTO has shipped

    Walnut Dundee
    Cappuccino Leeds
    Cappuccino bayfields this is the one just shipped

    Dundee pass inspection first time
    Leeds failed twice
    Bayfields failed 3 times and before the shipped Allison looked over and had them redone a 4th time
     
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    That was my first thought too.
     
  16. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    Hah! I was wondering how long it would take before someone posted this question!
     
  17. cincikid

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    Michael, please post the pics of your cappuccino Leeds the very minute they get delivered!
     
  18. Gauss17

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    Maybe he needs to wear them daily and rotates them
     
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    I got my second MTO today and wish I had Allison watch over the order, instead of making it through a store. They failed QC once and the pair I got in the post today should have failed also. I am hoping to get them redone properly. I just hope my shell MacNeils are made much better and in a more timely manner. 4 months to get a shoes that is inferior quality is not good.
     
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    My Dundee and Leeds were on the same schedule. I just got my Dundees so I assume my Leeds did not pass inspection the first time around, either. Interesting.
     
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