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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. mdavis534

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    This is too funny. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
     
  2. cincikid

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    I'd second the idea to petition AE to resurrect this shoe. Allison must have been surprised to get this exact same question about a 53 year old shoe from two people on the same day. I emailed her as well earlier today.
     
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  3. red81

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    all i'm getting out of this is that i need a pair of elgin's.
     
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    That is not 100% true.
    yes you can still change your sole durning recrafting but now they charge an additional $10.00 on top of the recrafting price
     
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    I have both of those as well and wouldn't give one up for the other. I'm happy to have both, but I guess it depends how many shoes are in your rotation.

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    I highly recommend it, the favorite of my 7 pairs of AE. Here's some possible incentive:

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  6. cincikid

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    I must admit they do look stunning.
     
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    +1
     
  8. cincikid

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    This makes it the three of us :)
     
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    They no longer have the last or die. So, they would have to recreate a die, and build it on a current last. I would buy one. :)
     
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    top call!
     
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    General population will not notice, but I guarantee that you will have more than 3 pairs of shoes soon, haha.
     
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    They're very similar. I'll wear these a few more times and see if its gets better. You're right...they're cheaper and made in the DR (but I still like them a lot)
     
  13. green garden

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    +1. Where did you get the Strands?
     
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    It was from a local store. I grabbed one of the last pairs but there were a couple more pairs in dark brown at the time. Not sure now because this was 3 days ago. Anyway its ok because I think I will go with the brown cordovan strands I ordered last night from the $299 cordovan sale on seconds. That was seriously an impulse buy which I was thinking about cancelling while I was still trying to make the decision between mcallister vs strand in calfskin. But it shipped, so I guess I'll just forget everything and go walnut calf strand and brown cordovan strand. Now I need to go deal hunting and hunt down some black park avenues.
     
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    A quick research suggests that Kent last is probably an older name of the current 7 last. Browsing the 1963 AE catalogue I found that MacNeil has been built on the same last.
     
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    Last year was all about the color laces but I don't see them often--if at all--on this forum these days.
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    For the more fashion forward forum-mates, is this trend over yet?
     
  17. movoblast

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    Thank you for answering my question. I think you were the only one that attempted to answer my question.
     
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  18. cincikid

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    If you were to buy only three pairs of shoes--a very unlikely assumption for most members of this forum--I'd suggest sticking with your walnut Strands (don't forget to get a matching walnut belt), and getting a plain toe (Leeds) and a lonwging (MacNeil) or shortwing (McAllister). Under no circumstances would you want to buy a black pair of dress shoes, assuming you want to limit yourself with just three pairs.

    You could also look at the AE casual shoes, once you decide that 3 pairs is not enough (this won't be long, I promise).
     
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  19. cincikid

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    Keep your shell Strands, if they fit. This is a great shoe at an even better price.
     
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    If I had to only own three pairs of ae it would be the strand, dalton, and those sick mto cordovan macneils a few pages back. Anyone else what's your top three, and no you cannot have four.
     
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