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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. RefleX

    RefleX Well-Known Member

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    Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas.
     
  2. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable. The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last. These factors also play into how the leather creases.

    Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013...eather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html
     
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  3. peppercorn78

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    Yes, I have had this exact same issue. On the 5 last, I have shell strands the fit perfectly, mctavish, kenilworth, and Spiaggias that fit well, but a little looser, and it returned some black mcallisters in the exact same size (10.5 3E) that were painfully tight.
     
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    coolarrow Senior member

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    You get special dispensation (from me).
     
  5. RefleX

    RefleX Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this puts me at ease a bit. I have a bit of strange creasing under the wing tip on my McAllisters but I guess I should just enjoy the shoes.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Yes, if the shoes fit properly, and they are comfortable, then just enjoy them.
     
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    Okay. Need some advice on my next AE shoe purchase. I'm trying to cover all of the bases when it comes to colors. Here's what I currently have:

    -Black Neumora
    -Dark Brown Jefferson
    -Walnut Strand
    -Bourbon Hanover
    -Brown Verona
    Plus a brown Rothsay boot.

    Should I get the Saddle Brown (almost Chili colored) Vernon, the Snuff Suede Fullerton, or a Merlot Park Ave?

    I'm leaning towards one, but I know opinions are never on short supply here!
     
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    I would skip the merlot park avenue. You could always do a black park avenue. The Neumora is a far cry from a conservative black shoe. You could also do the Delray in chili.
     
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    I thought about a more conservative black shoe. I just feel like I wear black shoes MAYBE once a month.
     
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    If you don't need it, then I guess you can skip, but I wouldn't wear a double monk to a job interview.

    If you are looking for Merlot, the Mcallister is a good choice.
     
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    Count de Monet Senior member

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    Yes, the PA in black. For something Merlot/burgundy, consider a blucher, e.g. The Leeds or MacNeil, especially in shell. :)
     
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    While I wait for my walnut Strands, which polish would be the best to get a darker shade, just like the one in your avatar or something like this...

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  13. ryansto

    ryansto Well-Known Member

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    The colorin of the pair in the image you posted almost has a reddish hue to it. Maybe alternate between walnut and chili polish..? The pair I own definitely have more of an orange/tan look.
     
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    I'm envious. I put in a MTO on Aug 30 and still waiting. It failed inspection on the 5th week. Allison said new ship date is Nov 15. I'm hoping it'll ship this week.
     
  15. FreedBird

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    Here are some better pictures of the navy McAllisters I just put up for sale. Enjoy!


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    Doesn't it depend on the job? Theres a big culture spread out there between Goldman Sachs and Google.
     
  17. peppercorn78

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    As a side note, does anyone own the saddle brown vernon and find it useful? The design of the shoe seems rather formal. I don't think it looks particularly right in any color other than black.
     
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    Really? I like the look of the Vernon in any color. (Although, I admit, I bought them in black ...)

    (For what it's worth "saddle brown" is almost exactly the same as "chili." It's just from a different tannery, at least according to the AE rep I spoke with.)
     
  19. DJTraveler

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    I have it in saddle brown and love it. It especially looks great in a pair of light navy/blue pair of slacks.
     
  20. AT83

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    Allison was busy today, called me too. My MTO Independence Strands are shipping on Thursday, ordered 10/14.
     
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