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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. NWTeal

    NWTeal Senior member

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    I meant that I didn't think I did, but Allison asked me :). I went with the Chili welt.
     
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    Good advice. As I already have a black chukka (albeit with a lug Vibram sole), I will stick with the Leeds. I'll save my first MTO for something unique. (Did anyone else feel like they were buying drugs when they called Allison for the first time? "Um, yeah, some people on SF said you were the one I should talk to....).
     
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    How long ago did you place your order? Mine only rang up last week and then yesterday I had the shoe size adjusted so I know I must wait several more weeks before they ship. Hopefully my Patriots ship on time though.

    I can't wait to see your pictures!
     
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    Haha!!! Yes, I definitely did.
     
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    I believe these shoes in question are vintage, bought used from eBay...
     
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    Allison's got the good stuff...:rotflmao:
     
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    Good to know. I have a feeling that I may also come into the market for walnut calf Jeffersons in the near future as well. I tried them on for size yesterday and they looked gorgeous and felt great. I already have walnut calf McAllisters but they are the wrong size 11.5D. After a whole lot of weightloss my foot had settled in to its new size, in the 5-last that's now a 10E.

    If anyone needs some calf shoes in 11.5D let me know!
     
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    If I buy a shell Leeds with black edge, can the edges be sanded down to reveal a natural edge? I like the look of the natural more and I can get it a pretty good price now.
     
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    I have seen that done before, so yes it is possible. I, personally, would not try it myself.
     
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    Those look great. I can't believe I got mine for $125. Still trying to decide if I want to weather proof them and let them be rugged boots or shine them up a bit like you have here.

    BTW...what type of jeans are those?
     
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    Can someone explain the following terms?

    1) Wheeled welt
    2) Split welt
    3) Reverse welt

    Been seeing these terms a lot recently.
     
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    Per an earlier request, here are my new Rothsay boots "in the wild". A wet day in the StL...

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    Just picked up a pair of Dark Brown Long Branch, also tried on the McTavish and now really want those!!
     
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    These are a company called Neuw Denim, found them randomly on Gilt a while back
     
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    Rapid City derby, first day out.

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    TJ,

    Here are the answers to your questions.

    1) Here is a picture showing wheeled. Essentially it puts little lines along the top of the welt. Regular welts typically just have the stitches showing.

    Regular Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister
    Wheeled Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Jefferson (or any Independence Collection Shoe)


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    2) Split Welt - The welt line disappears (magically) typically under the heel of the shoe. This picture decently depicts the concept. Note that the stitching disappears once it hits the heel area.

    Regular (360 degree) Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister
    Split Welt Example: Alden Tasseled Loafers (Style # 563) (Sorry, that was the first one I found like this in my closet).


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    3) Reverse Welt - There is a vertical piece to the welt that is stitched to the upper. Typically seen on slightly less formal shoes (Longwings, Chukkas, etc.)

    Regular Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister
    Reverse Welt Example: Allen Edmonds MacNeil or Dundee


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    Hope that this helps.

    -Mike
     
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