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

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  1. gtvisa2002

    gtvisa2002 Well-Known Member

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    I think there is only one guy working. So probably we are talking about the same person.
    I bought Walnut Strands but with the combination tap sole. The ones on sale is with leather sole. Was surprised especially they charge $50 for combination tap sole.

    I was wearing my Merlot McAllisters while buying, if that matters.
     
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    I would say it is somewhere between Bourbon and Brown. Here are my Bourbon Strands for comparison [​IMG] Here are my Brown Hinsdales for comparison [​IMG] Chris
     
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    Walnut strands with tap sole is the same price without the tap sole.
     
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    1st family photo! Got my very first pair of AE's 3 months ago...bourbon strands, then the addiction took over.

    On deck: merlot Mcallisters, walnut Rutledge, walnut Dalton's.
    Anything else I'm missing? Thinking of getting a casual loafer too.


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    I'm thinking about getting a pair of the new Voyager walking shoes. Does anybody have any experience with the 1-511G golf shoe last that they're using on these? I've only tried on a couple pairs of golf shoes at the tent sale a few years back and my only memory is that they seemed to run big. My hope is that they run about like a pair of Leeds.

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    +1, you are pretty heavy on brogues, something like Kenilworth, a cleaner in term of style design, if you know what I mean.
     
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    Yes I understand that, in AE site they have a separate version of Strands with tap sole for the same price as well.
    But in the leather sole version, if you would like to add tap sole it would cost $50, that's what I meant.

    In either case, I was trying to make a point that the SA was helpful and price matched even though it wasn't the exact thing on sale.
     
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    I tried on the Larchmont earlier this year and didn't care for it either. In my normal size of 12D, it was way too big. I didn't bother going smaller as I really didn't like the shape. A custom walnut Williams would be nice, but like you mention pretty pricey. I do like my tan Sandersons and recommend them if you can find a pair. $279 for firsts sounds like a really good deal. Good luck.
     
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    That's a fantastic use of cappuccino shell. Great choice.
     
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    My local AE store matched the Nordstrom price for walnut Strands and did the tap sole version even though (as you mention) that's not the exact one on sale at Nordstrom.
     
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    PSA... $279 RL Sanderson in tan and dark brown in select sizes. The AE outlets also had a few pair but at $259 for seconds I went with DSW. If they don't fit there's a local store where I can return them.

    http://www.dsw.com/shoe/ralph+laure...eather+oxford?prodId=286856&productRef=SEARCH
     
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    From what I can see these look like two really small scuffs, and I bet they would disappear with the first coat of Reno or Conditioner/Cleaner, and some brushing. Likely you wont even need colored polish to get these out. I typically have more severe marks than this on my shoes after a day's wear.
     
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    Funny thing is, we trying to buy the same shoes in the last two months or so. Remember the McAllisters with tap sole air puffing issue. lol
     
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    I've never seen them in person but based on pictures I see here and on the web I really like them. Are they on the 2 last? There were only D widths left everywhere I looked so I went with an 8D even thought on the 5 last I'm a 7.5E. Like I said, if they don't fit, they go back.
     
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