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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. jimanchower

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    That's a good point, and perhaps I'm overthinking things. A quick image search shows plenty of shoes-on-feet with a gap as wide as mine. Unfortunately I'm already in an EEE width, so going wider isn't an option. I've had good luck stretching some shell cordovan boots to accommodate my higher instep, so if I end up keeping them I may see about having my local shop put them on the stretcher.
     
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    All of my AE shoes fit with that gap in the lacing and it doesn't bother me at all.

    I'm also going to keep an eye out on boxing day for a new pair of Strands.
     
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    Should I be concerned about this creasing on my new Bayfields?

    Anything specific you guys recommend as far as treating the problematic side to avoid cracking as that is my main concern. One side of the right shoe is very creased/wrinkled (since day one before wearing) yet on the other side it is perfectly fine. Maybe just lesser quality leather on the bad side, got them from Lands End and I would say these probably should have been Seconds imo.

    Heavily creased side:
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    The other side with no issues:
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    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm

    I meant for European, normal straight bar doesn't tighten very well.
     
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    Those are fine, IMO. Unless they look/feel sandpapery dry, they're not gonna crack. I would apply conditioner but that corrugated look probably won't go away. Those aren't dress boots and they're meant to be abused. Besides, no one is going to see that side of that boot.
     
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    I think that's too much. An oxford shouldn't close fully when brand new, but splayed open an inch is not ideal, IMO.
     
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    Thanks! I love the boot so far and in no way concerned about the look of the side but just the possiblility of cracking, so I will keep an eye on them and keep them conditioned.
     
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    Hello, what are ally thoughts on the Allen Edmond Leeds ? I want a plain toe black pair of Bluchers that I can dress up (wear with a suit) or dress down (wear with chinos and jeans etc).
     
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    The Leeds are perfect for that!
     
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    +1
     
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    I put it in yesterday with her on the phone. She sent the email today.

    Also, I imagine the color scheme to look like this for my order:

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    Merlot upper
    Brown transparent edge
    I also got some burnishing on the toe
     
  14. GOP Shoe Guy

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    So I came home today to see a brown AE shipping box on my front porch. You can imagine my excitement since Allison told me my new Burgundy Shell Franciscans were shipping yesterday. Happy to see they made it in 1 day. Here is a quick pic right out of the box. I will clean them up and take some more later.
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    Nice! What color did you choose for the buckle?
     
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    WOW! The brogueing really POPS on those. Well done!
     
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    Outstanding!!! Very jealous.
     
  19. GOP Shoe Guy

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    It is a silver/nickel buckle.
     
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    AE doesn't currently make a PTB in suede, which, as far as I am concerned, is a serious gap in their product range. Your option is likely an MTO, but keep in mind that the design of the eyestays on AE differs from that of Alden, so you won't be able to perfectly replicate the look. If you are set for Aldens, keep an eye on the Shoemart's seconds: I've routinely seen suede PTB on the lists Ive been getting.

    On a related note, I do have AE navy suede PTB (Stewart for Lands End Canvas) and I think they are great. I also had a similar looking Paul Stuart suede PTB on a crepe sole and I didn't like it nearly as much as navy suede PTB. I think color does add a nice touch to the otherwise fairly plain shoe and elevates it on to a next level.
     
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