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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. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Senior member

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    excellent! I love how the color seems to adapt with the clothes you wear! It looks like you have three different colored shoes... very nice!
     
  2. rpearlberg

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    Thanks. I'll wear them indoors for a bit.
     
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    I would not keep anything with heel slippage. If it is just a tiny bit, then it may go away, but if it is noticeable then try another size. I have tried shoes with heel slippage to no success. AE is also a lighter shoe compared to other brands and no heel slippage should be present. Try a 10.5D and 10.5E.

    My two criterion for shoe fit are:

    1. My forefoot is not uncomfortable
    2. No heel slippage
     
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    I think most people size down half in length and sometimes have to go up a size in width. I happen to have the same size for my 5-65 dress shoes and my McTavishes, but I had to use a tongue pad to fill the McTavishes.
     
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    The Strand and Fifth Ave in 11D fit well and are snug to my foot. The Long Branch in 11D have room in the toes, but fit well. These McTavish fit well in the foot, but there is definitely slipping in the heel.
     
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    If it is "definite" slipping, then I'd save myself the trouble and go down a half size.
     
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    I emailed Allison to ask if AE could remake the Wolverine 1000 Mile 744 Ltd as a MTO. She informed me that Wolverine owns the pattern and used their own last, so she can't do it. She did say that the Promontory Point is the closest. I checked the AE website and it doesn't say what last it's on. I would guess the 1-last. Anyone know for sure?
     
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    No, it's made on a new last numbered "B34."
     
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    Is there anything MWS doesn't know????? haha
     
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    I asked the same question a while ago and Allison told me--quite expectedly--that they can not replicate the 744LTD due to the design and the last being proprietary to Wolverine. Replicating this boot would thus be a copyright infringement.

    This said though. 744 is on sale until tomorrow at the Neiman Marcus. It's 25% off + an additional 10% if you subscribe for their emails.
     
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    I did, as well. I'm wondering if there is some sort of issue seeing as others who placed MTO's after me have already received their shoes. Hmm...
     
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    Good for them. Last time I checked their store in NYC there was no single style that attracted me. Even if they were to reach the same quality as AE, I don't think I'd be tempted to check them out unless they change their styling.
     
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    I actually think its a pretty decent looking boot...
     
  15. chinngiskhaan

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    I think we know the answer to that... there was something he didn't know a few weeks back, but now he knows that... so I think he knows everything now... at least when it comes to mens shoes.
     
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    Have you asked Allison if they have started production? I am sure many would be interested in assuming the spot if not locked into those exact specs.
     
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    I have to agree with this. Yet, without seeing it in person I can't say much about the quality and the attention to details. Until now, most of the post-1990 Cole Haan shoes I've seen have been very underwhelming.
     
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    Aesthetically, it is decent looking. I've never seen it in person either, and won't be seeking them out. If I were to come across them, I'd expect to find inferior components if I had to guess.
     
  19. MoneyWellSpent

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    [​IMG] There is always more to learn.
     
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    Still waiting for an email back from her. It has been 6 weeks so I am assuming they have started.
     
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