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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. Sweetchuck

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    I hear you on that! I also ordered a pair of Merlot Strands a week ago and wasn't informed it would be the next WebGem.....
     
  2. ridethecliche

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    Tan strands are a thing of beauty.
     
  3. YoungSweet

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    Just got McTavish in the mail. They are larger than other 5 last that I have (Strands, Fifths, Park Aves). Everyone experience the same?
     
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    Hello gents,

    Was wondering how I could transform the kind of brand-new-Dark-Burnished Brown into a more... nicer "browner" color. Would really like to lighten them up a bit. They're so dark right now.
     
  5. lostron

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    What about leaving them in the sun for a few hours? That might help a little.
     
  6. tietherope

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    Yes, absolutely. And by quite a bit too.
     
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  7. New Shoes1

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    I used AE's saddle brown polish to lighten up a pair of Delrays. Really like the result.
     
  8. Subutai

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    yup. It's because of the leather used
     
  9. SBear

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    Good call, OptoDoc. That would be a winner!
     
  10. WICaniac

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    IMO shoes built on an elongated last look best on men with a similar physique. I'm too barrel chested and need shoes that make my feet look smaller than they are.
     
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    They did a great job on those for you. Wheeling pretty much takes every shoe to newer heights.
     
  12. YoungSweet

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    Thanks for the responses tietherope and subutai. Wonder if I should go down 9D, 9 E or 9.5 C????
     
  13. SBear

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    OptoDoc, wonder if they would MTO leather in place of the tweed...
     
  14. ChasingBobby

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    VERY DISAPPOINTED with the customer service with Allen edmonds....Placed an order for 2 shoes and 2 size medium shoe trees..
    two weeks later, received the shoe and only one Shoe tree...contacted them and they sent me another one for their mistake. A week later, I received a size SMALL shoe tree and there was only one inside...last I remember they do sell shoes in pairs right....complete mess...

    Very disappointed with their service and last time I will ever order from Allen Edmonds via phone or online..
     
  15. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    No it's not. The fact that you ran to the internet to complain says it all, lol...
     
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  16. salgy

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    in the wild:

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  17. ChasingBobby

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    Just sharing my experience and Ive already contacted them about this and my experience...
     
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  18. AdamAdam

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    I wear 7.5EE in Strand and McAllister. I have an Elgin (similar in fit to McTavish) in 7.5E and they are big. The width is actually okay going down one but the shoes slip quite a bit. If I compare the length of the 7.5E Elgin to the 7.5EE McAllister, the Elgin is noticeably longer. I'm thinking 7EE would be a good size for me so perhaps going half size down and same width would work for you. I'm sure everyone's experience may vary slightly.
     
  19. cincikid

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    Go 1/2 size down from your usual 5 last size, and keep the same width. I wear 9E in McTavishes and Neumoks and 9.5E in calf Strands and Park/Fifth Avenues.
     
  20. tietherope

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    I agree with the above posts, a half size down in the same width.
     
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