Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Ok, I'm sorry for the attitude. :)

    I'm just not in the "black must be conservative and austere" camp.

    I was working a black tie event last month, and joe torre was rocking and pulling off black double monkstraps with medallion captoe, with a tux. So circumstances and intent (and personality) matter, is all I meant...

    In fact, last year my agency instituted a "black shoes only" policy for events, and I wore my black LWB as a sarcastic protest. No one cared, except my boss, who absolutely loved the shoes...

    But for sure, I've been guilty of buying clothes just because they're a good deal, and regretting it soon after...
     


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    Welcome to the buyer's remorse club....
     


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    If you want front and rear lockers and a fantastic approach/departure angle, I think the best route is a Jeep Rubicon with 35-37 inch Swampers. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Just FYI, both shoes have cork under the insole. The difference is the insole itself. The Poron insole is a layer of fiberboard, covered with a thin layer of Poron foam, which is covered with a thin piece of leather. Traditional AE's only have a thick piece of leather as the insole, and nothing more. Changing the insole composition doesn't eliminate the need for a bottom filler underneath.
     
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    my opinion is a little different than others. I would call it a tie. The strand is probably one of the most casual bals I have seen. Although mine is in walnut which perhaps lends itself to being a more casual color. What are you looking to pair it with I.E. a suit, kahkis and suit coat etc.
     
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    I haven't seen any "in the wild" pics of the Ashbury. They always intrigued me for some reason as I think they would look quite nice with jeans. Would you take pics of them on your feet sometime?

    -Merci Beaucoup
     


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    Some new stuff showed up on the website, including a brown suede strand:

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    a PTB Wilbert alternative:

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    a PTB in football leather. I'm not fond of this one, but I don't really like grain leathers in general:
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    and a wholecut oxford:
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    That Strand is going to murder my bank account. I was doing so well at holding off!
     
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    Outstanding.

    The suede strands are my new must have purchase. (With apologies to my other desires which are now one rung down on the ladder).

    One day I will have to get those wholecuts as well. Perfect black-tie shoe. They are called Hanover. Google shows that this used to be the name of a now discontinued penny loafer.
     
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    I like the Strand and the whole cut. Very sharp.
     


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    Love the brown suede Strand.
     


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    There is a Fifth Avenue in bourbon that says new. Is this true? I don't know exactly what colours it came in before.
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1

    Add some suede Patriots.
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4906_1_40000000001_-1
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    Bourbon Dalton.
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1

    New Fifth Street colour maybe.
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7715_1_40000000001_-1

    Morgan Wingtips - Blue shoe we saw on Ebay
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2365_1_40000000001_-1
    [​IMG]
     
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    That is new.
     


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    Speaking of Bourbon. Has anyone successfully found a belt to match, other than the two offerings by AE (Manistee & Dearborn). I went to Nordstrom at lunch the other day and couldn't find anything I really liked.
     


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