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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. itsmejson

    itsmejson Senior Member

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    Do you find the patriot snug when sizing the same as the strands? My patriots are tight all over except width I would need to wear a thin sock for it to help the tightness. I'm wondering if it is just this particular pair.
     
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    Your picture suggests you sized up in length to get the width to fit, with the end result being a shoe that is too long for you. Sizing up in length to get the width to fit is rarely a good idea for the reasons your picture indicates. Better off going with an E width or a shoe on a different last. The Players are on the very narrow 2 last, which does not work for many.
     


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    Are they cordovan or calfskin? My 9D cordovans were very tight in the vamp (I'm a spot on 9D with the Park Avenue). Calfskin will stretch out over time but cordovan is a bit trickier. I thought I was doomed because I had worn my patriots about 30 times (I have burgundy and black cordovan) and they were still really tight even though they should have been broken in. I didn't trust the local cobbler that I go to to stretch them out (because cordovan splits so easily), so I went to Nordstrom Rack and picked up a size of L shoe trees. They filled out the toe box just enough so that my shell patriots are ULTRA comfortable now. I think storing shoes will shoes trees that are large is a good and safe option for getting a little extra space out of those loafers.
     
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    it isn't my cup of tea but I have seen far worse in SE La.
     


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    I would generally agree with the above. The #2 last is exceptionally narrow. I never did find a size that worked for me. What part of your toe does the crease dig in to?
     


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    They turned out really well, Congrats! I am liking that walnut shell belt, nice touch.
     


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    Thanks for taking the time to post this and also to the OP for asking. Next weekend I am in Buffalo then leave to spend a week in Winter Haven to spend time with my mother who is recovering from a major stroke. All these years I had no idea that Andy Thornal & Co. even existed! Now if I can get out of the store with a normal size bag and not pick up another double shotgun or fly rod I will be doing well.
     


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    I have the burgundy and brown shell Patriots in 10D which is my normal size on the 5 last and also 1 last. The patriot is the first loafer to ever fit me without my heel coming out of the shoe. My foot is much like yours and in addition a very low volume foot. I wear my superfeet inserts in them and the fit is just about perfect for me. If you have a low to mid volume foot I think they are certainly worth a try.
     


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    Can anyone identify a good remedy to some spotting on the uppers of shoes, such as this:

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    Would this spotting go away over time with shoe cream, or no? I'm not sure if they are much of a big deal to begin with, I would like your guys' opinion.
     


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    The further most crease digs into the bottom of my big toe nail. I called my local Nordstrom's and they have a 10 in stock right now so I'm going to go in after work and try those on. These 10.5s feel like they've definitely stretched out quite a bit, so maybe I can hope for the same with the 10's.
     


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    Thanks for your kind words and your welcoming, I definitely appreciate the " props" and I will definitely look into that line of which you have recommended. I really enjoy my shoes. I've been quite busy so I have not had the chance to visit the forum lately.
     


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    They are calf. I also have a 10E patriot calf. It fits somewhat lose with thin socks but medium and loafer socks the fit is great. My only concern is if I go with the 10E that it may get even more lose once broken in.
     


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    ehhh, I don't know deeselcyde. Again, I think it depends on if it was the width that bothered you about the 10's. If so, it's not a good idea to buy shoes with the hope that they stretch out.

    The 2-Last is generally tricky. I'd strongly recommend trying to get the 10's in E rather than trying to make the D work.

    All that said, if you get the 10D's and they are tight, you could always stretch them with Meltonian and a stretcher, but I keep thinking that it makes more sense to find the E. Either way, good luck.
     


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