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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. piuyu

    piuyu New Member

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    I wear my shoes, that's a good idea, since the black edging is going to look bad as I kick the shit out of them. He actually really likes that I buy quality shoes and then actually wear them as shoes.[​IMG]
     
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    I suppose that's a bit more reassuring, then. There just weren't two creases on the top part of the original pair that met at one point and ran down the outer part of the shoe together. But if it doesn't look terribly unusual, then I guess there's nothing to worry about. I did get fitted at a factory store over the weekend to see what size Daltons I should wear, and the associate who helped me there suggested a 10.5E vs the 10E I have for my Park and Fifth Aves. They're made from the same last so maybe I panicked a bit and assumed the creasing was because of incorrect size. The two that I have are a bit snug, and I probably should've sized up. I didn't get very good help from the associate at the DC store when I bought my first pair :embar:.
     
  3. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    Could someone please PM me allison's email for MTO? I have searched, but only have turned up a few phone numbers.

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. EEWithoutStyle

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    Unboxed my Park Aves today from the Thanksgiving sale and overall am pleased with them. The only thing that I found is the extra thread on the back of the shoe. Should I just snip off the extra with scissors? Also would appreciate if anyone else can spot anything that I may have missed (I honestly don't see anything else wrong with them) as these are my first decent pair of shoes.

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    What size? ;)
     
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    kentyman Senior member

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    Sadly, the search here seems to be really nerfed. Here's an example Google search that answers your question. I'm sharing this instead of the answer so that others know how to better search this thread:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site:styleforum.net+"allen+edmonds+appreciation+thread"+allison+email+allenedmonds.com
     
  7. kentyman

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    Yes, you should be able to just snip that thread. You could also consider melting the end with a flame, though you'd want to be quick and careful.

    As for other problems, if you don't see 'em, they don't exist! But seriously, I didn't notice anything.
     
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  8. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    The long branch looks similar to your walnut shell daltons?
    Would you mind posting pictures?
    I own both, and I don't think they look at all alike. The leather is so different, and the soles are as well.
     
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    Thank you! Lacing them up as I type this, I'm so excited! Unfortunately an addiction is growing as I want bourbon Strands now as well :( I can't afford to be in this game lol.
     
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    Dark Chocolate Daltons have arrived.

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    look great.
     
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    I went with the same size I take on most AE lasts. This is my first pair of shoes on the 8-last, and my initial thought is that it seems to be similar to the 5-last, but perhaps slightly narrower. I'm not positive about it though, as I was wearing some medium thickness socks instead of thin dress socks today.
     
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    Does someone have the link for that catalog of MTO options handy? Or remember which catalog it is on the issuu AE directory?
     
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    MacktasticGDogg

    Those look amazing man. Are monk straps classic like lace ups?
     
  15. kentyman

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    Not really. This is the best I could come up with, though I didn't get much feedback on what I was missing:

     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    No, it is the Chili Welt with a light brown transparent edge.

    -Mike
     
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    Here are some quick and dirties. Obviously the leather is different, the cordovan just has a richness to it that can't be matched. That and the sole are the two biggest differences. For whatever reason though, even though they are the same size -- 9EEE -- wearing the Longbranches for 15 minutes I can tell they are much more comfortable than the Daltons. The Daltons are stunning for sure, but my feet hurt at the end of the day after wearing them.

    Note I added a topy to the Daltons.

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    Well the Longbranch is probably more comfortable due to the Vibram sole.
    Mine are extremely comfortable.
    I don't think they are redundant, but whatever you decide, best of luck.
    Both are great shoes.
     
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    The Long Branch also has the Poron insole. There is something wrong with the fit of your walnut shell Daltons if your feet hurt at the end of the day. I don't think the Poron insole and Vibram sole on the Long Branches is the only difference. Something in the fit of the Daltons, even if they're the same size, is just not right.
     
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    There is a definitely a softness to the Longbranch in the footbed that the Dalton doesn't have. I didn't realize it had a poron insole. Perhaps that is the difference.
     
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