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

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  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Not a fan at all. What about a tassel loafer if you're not a fan of penny loafers? What about a penny loafer in suede for something different?
     


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    Ooff no...

    Big fan of the Graysons
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF169_1_40000000001_-1

    and I think the Randolph are sleek for penny loafers
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4809_1_40000000001_-1

    As New Shoes1 aluded to, tassles are in right now.
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    I would never judge anyone for wearing tassel loafers, but I can't see myself owning a pair. I find them to be quite 'dandy'. I like the way penny loafers look on the shelf, but every time I've tried on a pair I've thought they looked rather odd on my feet. Maybe I'll go the monk strap route for a no-lace shoe instead. Though, the simplicity of slipping into the Hillsborough was appealing...especially when it's raining, due to the rubber sole.

    Has AE ever made a wholecut loafer? Something like this...

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    They have the Ann Arbor on the clearance list currently, but it has a cemented sole.
     
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    SWIMS has some new slip on loafers that would be good in summer showers, although they're bright.
     
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    I just received my order of the El Paso from the tent sale. I think they decided to send me a pair of firsts rather than seconds; they look perfectly fine and no markings of seconds.

    Note to self: El Paso in 10 E feels more like a 10 D... Will need to go 10 EE in the future for this shoe.
     
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    Quote:There's always the Scottsdale, looks the same as a Patriot but it has the Gumlite/Vibram rubber sole normally. You said you didn't like the penny loafer look, but maybe you'd like the rubber sole already there?
     


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    Quote:Is this look considered fashionable now? That tie looks awful; the cut and the color.
     


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    Luca Rubinacci is usually considered fashionable, albeit dandified.
    If you're not familiar with him go take a look.
     


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    Any comments?
     


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    Quick question about proper fitting. I just received the Brooks Brothers-branded Strands from the seconds tent sale. They are size 10D. The vamps do not completely close together as they are in many pictures though I see them spread in other pics. Is this a sign that they are too small in width? They otherwise fit well and are comfortable as I walk around on the carpet.
     


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    Sounds like D will be perfect for me then! Thanks a bunch, I was thinking of going for the E's so you likely just saved me a lot of trouble.
     


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    Wallsy - you also have to keep in mind the 'slope' of your instep. Example: I have a relatively high instep and so the vamp never closes. When I had wider shoes they were extremely uncomfortable and caused back pain, even though the vamp closed more tightly. You should pay primary attention to the fit first and the vamp second.
     


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    May I ask what kind of conditioner/cleaner you use? Surely not Saphyr.
    I ask because I bought one at a local cobbler only to later find out it had a substance that would also waterproof, thus also making it hard for my shoes to breath. I didn't end up using it.
     


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    My Tent Sale Banchory seconds. Looks as though the only issue is some stitching!

    I apologize for the terrible quality of the photos:

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    Easily the most comfortable shoe I have ever put on my feet
     
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