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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I dunno about that. I believe my straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Dalton and just look "right" with flat laces.

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    Albeit that the Alden laces are narrower and sleeker and give it a dressier look, befitting those cap toes.
     
  3. Burzan

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    When the flat black laces arrive I will post pics with them in my Bayfield, they are going to loo amazing I think. I also now wish the Dalton had speed hooks because the flat laces hold tighter and make getting them on/off a bit of a pain haha
     
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    To be fair, IMO, regardless of laces, your straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Daltons, because they're cap toes. The flat laces you have on your straight tips also look narrower than the ones on the Daltons. I think your straight tips would look even dressier with narrow round laces.
     
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    I was at the Allen Edmonds store in Kansas City a few weeks ago and the sales associate told me that the Promintory Point boot was delayed for a few months because AE and Wolverine had a "legal disagreement" about the Promintory Point.... apparently Wolverine thought it was too close to the 1000 Mile boot (last and all) and involved legal folk. He said it had to be delayed while AE made changes to the Promintory. I found this to be quite believable since the initial website pictures of the Promintory look quite similar to 1000 Mile boots... but the final shipping product was changed to have a rubber sole and much sleaker profile. It was so differnet from the initial photos that I was diappointed... I wanted something more work-bootish...
     
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    What color is that?[​IMG]
     
  7. tifosi

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    #8 Shell
     
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    Hey guys, so my 8.5E "trial size" Park Aves came in today. Trying them on, they appear to be the correct length since the balls of my feet match up with the sole.

    However, the vamp had no gap once laced and there was a little "slop" around the top of the shoe.

    Do you think 8.5D is the way to go then? Should allow for the footbed to give a little.
     
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    I have a feeling that 'no gap' may turn into an overlap over time.
     
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    Used some Reno and AE cream polish to give my new to me Brook Brothers Park Aves some love. I really like the rich dark brown color of these, plus with the V tread soles they are going to get a lot of milage. Thanks to mythage for the smooth transaction, shoes are in great condition apart from some creasing on the right toe box and some uneven toe burnishing that the reno helped a lot with. Very happy with them!

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  12. Churchill W

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    Agree.
     
  13. New Shoes1

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    I think that's when you send them in to the cobbler for the addition of a velcro strap:

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    That's hilarious but I feel you pain as my foot is very similar. I recommend trying a different last and style. Since you can't lace them up you absolutely have to stick with the derby/blucher style. Avoid the balmoral/oxfords like the plague. You still may need wide sizing but a different style should alleviate the pressure on the top of the foot, good luck.
     
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  15. polojock615

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    BROWN LEATHER INSOLE
    TONE ON TONE UPPER STITCH BLACK FLAT WELT
    VTREAD OUTSOLE
    BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESS
     
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    What is black shark? Black shark skin?
     
  17. polojock615

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    that's correct. I just got the last of it. I also had a pair of Cliftons made with it a while ago:



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    In the sunlight (next to two pairs of gator):

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    ^ Can you share the cost of the exotics from those mtos?
     
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    Gator is REALLY expensive, $3,200 per shoe. I got mine for an estate sale liquidation - they'd only been worn once. Shark, in its time, was the same as calf.
     
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    Transitioning into more business suit attire, navy and grey suits.
    I've been doing a lot of research into each shoe.

    Grenson Stanley Brogue in Tan (aware it's made in India) is on sale for $200.
    Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut is nice too.

    Which should I go for? Any other choices?
    I don't need the best, just a good starter dress shoe that is versatile, more than decent quality and that won't break the bank.
     
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