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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. hohneokc

    hohneokc Distinguished Member

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    Personally, I like the Spiaggia better. Something about the blue sole on the Strandmok don't do it for me. And I prefer the wingtip in navy suede - just a personal thing.

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    Looking for a little insight-

    Is a combination tap sole really necessary?

    I live in NYC but my daily commute is in a car and my shoes see very little concrete unless I wear them out on the weekends. I own swims so I figure they would be protected most of the time. My worry is just getting caught in a down pour and exposing the leather soles.

    I am torn between the strand with tap or the walnut mccallister that unfortunately doesn't come with a tap. I understand one is a wingtip while the other is a cap toe. Most of my shoes are wingtips and I need some walnut in my rotation. (I feel like I am selling myself on the strands) But my main concern is keeping the shoe intact. Should I just go with the bourbon mccallister?

    Thanks for your input.
     


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    My opinion? Nope. The usage you describe sounds perfectly reasonable, even if caught in the rain now and then. Shoe trees and let it dry on newspaper and you'll be fine. If you're worried about it, buy the McAllisters and visit B. Nelson on East 55th and let them glue on some Vibram sole guards for 35 bucks.
     


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    I vote Spiaggia. Not a fan of the blue contrast stitching and edging on the Strandmok.
     


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    Definitely not necessary to have the tap sole. It comes down to aesthetics and maintenance costs to me. I'm wiling to give up the sleekness of the leather sole to save some money down the road, i.e., you're going to pay more to resole a shoe and do it more often than to get a Topy redone.
     


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    Maiden voyage!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     


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    Looks like a great fit.
     


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    Yes, feels great on my foot. In terms of sizing I wear a 10D in the strand but a 9D in the neumora. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     


  9. ScottyBoy920

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    Thanks for the input. AE will still recraft the shoe with a 3rd party sole guard attached?
     


  10. ScottyBoy920

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    Great, thanks for the input.
     


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    More information here. tl;dr - yes.
     


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    Which of the four locations in NYC is recommended? I've been to the 44th street store, but it was fairly small.
     


  13. ScottyBoy920

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    Brilliant link! thank you.

    No the question- Bourbon or walnut? Strands or McAllisters?
     


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    That's a terrible choice to make. The correct answer is all of them!

    Fill the gap in your shoe collection keeping in mind the bourbon is more versatile. What do you currently have?
     


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    I measured a 9.5E on the interactive measurement guide on AE's official website. May I know how do I size for a park/fifth avenue? Do I go TTS?
     


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