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

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  1. wilbromarshall

    wilbromarshall Active Member

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    Thanks guys - when looking online I have only been able to find 9.5D and 10 D so my concern as a half size and EEE is that I would have to be in the 10D range in order for the shoes to have a shot at working for me.

    Since I own the AE Bel Air in walnut I have been leaning to the Sanderson in brown to fill a hole in my current line up, but I am not opposed to the tan if they are great shoes.
     


  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    You have some nice shoes there. I have a pair of older Cambridges that have aged nicely with time. I am not nearly as big of a fan of the new AE Burgundy shell color. It almost looks like a cooked lobster to me. Nothing like Alden's eggplant Color 8... I got to say that the Patriot brown is rather splendid.
     


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  4. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    The entire rough collection isn't made of Dublin. Dublin was one of the predominant leathers used when the Rough Collection initially launched in 2011, but since then it has branched out into other leather sources. I don't pretend to know what they are. Allen Edmonds won't say what all of them are, but looking at many of them in person will show that they are made of different types of leathers. The Neumok and the Sedona are definitely not Dublin. The Tan Finch, Natural Dornoch, Natural and Cognac McTavish, Cognac Ridgeway, and Cognac Rapid City certainly are (as well as the Tan Nashua Tassel Loafer, which isn't part of the Rough Collection). The Elgin and Stewart were made from the same leather, and they have a decidedly different finish than Dublin.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Those are both very good looking shoes.
     


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    David Copeland Senior member

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    I don't think you will be disappointed.

    All my best,

    David

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    Bought my Long Branches 2 weeks ago, and the store just credited me back the difference between what I paid and the new Clearance price ($103 savings)
     


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    Strange that this would happen. I've usually been pretty pleased with how true to life the pictures that Hitch and Post has on their eBay listings, but I agree that the pictures are probably skewed by the lighting in these pictures.
     


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    Read through these posts and see if they help regarding the differences between the BB branded AE's and the regular production AE's.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/13400_100#post_5967366

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/17800_100#post_6231580

    The answer to all of your other questions is yes. They are made on the same lasts, they will recraft them, you can use whatever brown polish you like, and you can use AE's cedar shoe trees.
     


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    Thank you, I like the "old" burgundy for the less formal shoes, new burgundy is very nice for more formal shoes. You are right, it's not the same as #8 but at least the pair I have has nice coloration.

    Thanks!

    Today: inaugural wearing of my new black shell Park Avenues:

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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    They look great!
     


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    Do these minor defects warrant a return for a different pair?

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    Also, on the toe of the other foot. I think the shoe shine guy can take this one out though.
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    Kristle from J'Ville outlet asked me to post this list. These are new outlet pricing for 2nds given the clearance reduction for 1st's on AE website.

    New Markdown’s 2nd Quality only

    Aberdeen $159 - Dk Brown Grain, Smokey Grey & Tan Dublin
    Ashbury $159 - Brown & Teak Distressed
    Brady $199 - Tan, Navy Raffia
    Bruce $159 - Walnut Saddle
    Cahill $199 - Black & Walnut
    Chukkamok $149 - Tan, Navy & Tan Suede
    Flagstaff teak $99 - Teak Distressed
    Highway 1 $99 - Black & Mocha
    Jermyn $199 - Black & Walnut & Brown
    Kenwood brown $109 - Dk Brown Saddle
    Larchmont brown $199 - Dk Chocolate
    Long Branch brown $199 - Brown Waxy
    McTavish Brown distressed $199 - Brown Distressed & Smokey Grey
    Naismith $109 - Orange Basketball Grain
    Neumora $199 - Black & Brown
    Park Avenue $199 - Granite Grey
    Parkway $199 - Granite Grey & Black Grain
    Port Washington $99 - Brown Distressed, Blue, Green, Tan, Red, Orange, Black
    Preston $109 - Black & Dk Brown Saddle
    Randolph chili grain $199 - Chili Grain
    Sedona $99 - Brown, Blue, Tan, Olive & Red
    Spiaggia $149 - Navy Suede & White Nubuck
    Strawfut $199 - Brown/Navy Mesh & Brown Linen
    Tampa $99 - Black & Brown Croc
    Westchester $199 - Walnut, Black & Brown
    Westchester Cordovan $399 - Burgunday Cordovan
    Whitefish Bay $199 - Tan, Navy, Orange & Green
     


  13. David Copeland

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    The Park Avenues may very well be on sale very soon as "firsts" for an extra $29 approximate.

    The Long Branch Boots, which I just bought, are on sale at AE as firsts for an extra $48 (around $247)

    Thanks for keeping us all updated, Fabian.
     


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    Black Park Avenues and Walnut Strands are the only two constants for every Anniversary sale. Got mine for $199 each two years ago, but sounds like Nordstrom is raising their usual sale prices if they will now be $228 each.

    AE puts Delrays on sale every Fall somewhere in the range of $220-240.
     


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