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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. OptoDoc

    OptoDoc Well-Known Member

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    I had this on the first pair that I purchased. I wore them about 3 times and the bowing was just too much. Thankfully, AE had me send them back, inspected them and offered a replacement even though they had been worn. My second pair doesn't have this issue. I had to size down from 8E (Strand) to 7.5E in the Kenilworth.
     
  2. chris45

    chris45 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that is very helpful information!
     
  3. jimanchower

    jimanchower Well-Known Member

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    Is the difference between the Strand/McAllister/others quantifiable, or is it just "different?" I ask because I like the 8.5 EEE in the Park Avenue, and I have recently ordered 8.5 EEE in the Strand and 9 EEE in the McAllister. Wondering if that should be close (I guess we'll know in a few days).
     
  4. OptoDoc

    OptoDoc Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered a couple of Seconds from the current sale:

    Neumok, brown calf ($119)

    Fifth Street, black calf ($199)

    Kelsey at the Jeffersonville location offered me $100 off the Neumok's, since the Fifth Street didn't qualify for the 50/100 off deal due to it's already being discounted.
     
  5. OptoDoc

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    I'd say the difference between the McAllister & Strand is more "different" than "quantifiable". I wear an 8E in both, but the McAllister is noticeably roomier and I believe I could have gone with an 8D if I had been willing to return them. The Kenilworth's fit is quantifiable to me, as I had to size down to a 7.5E to make it work (and even so it is not a perfect fit).

    In your case, I don't think sizing up in the McAllister is the right way to go.
     
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  6. jimanchower

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    Okay, I appreciate the feedback. I only sized up due to availability (seconds sale), and was thinking about returning one pair anyway. I'll report back on my experiences with fit once they arrive.
     
  7. fourspin

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    Good morning, fellas. I've got an off topic boot care question, I hope you will oblige me. I'll post a gratuitous shot of my AE family for your troubles.

    First, a question about my RedWing Iron Rangers. I dinged the toe, any suggestions on how to deal with this? Should I attempt to glue the flap down, or just leave it be?

    Second, my wife has some not often (ever) cared for Frye boots with a distressed finish. I want to condition and possibly polish these, any suggestions on what product(s) to use? AE leather lotion seems to light. Does anyone use Skidmore's here? I use it on my Iron Rangers and it seems to really soften the leather.

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  8. tigerpac

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    Don't start on shell cordovan until your bank account is ready for a beating though - once you start with one pair, they seem to find a way of multiplying. :)
     
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  9. green garden

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    MTO finally arrived! I had to wait a bit longer than expected, but they are just in time to greet the New Year.

    Cappuccino Lexington (1 last)
    Tone on Tone stitching
    Standard Leather Insole
    Flat Chili Welt
    Light Brown Transparent Wheeled Edge (like 1635)
    Double JR sole

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  10. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful! Wear them in good health.
     
  11. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Well-Known Member

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    dude, I get that you are excited and that is great, nothing wrong with that, but lets try to keep the language clean yeah? It's a free country, but I'd appreciate it if you didn't use that language. Thanks in advance and congrats on your MTO!
     
  12. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Well-Known Member

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    So, an update on my experience with the price adjustment. I called them a few minutes ago and told them what had taken place. I asked if I could get a price adjustment, she asked for my debit card info and said it would be done in the next 20 minutes or so. Saved 50$ in about 1 minute of talking on the phone. Add my name to the long list of people who are supremely satisfied by AE customer service!
     
  13. tifosi

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    Looks like a lot of MTO invoices went out on Friday! Glad they are all starting to roll in!
     
  14. tigerpac

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    Yeah there are children reading about 500 dollar formal dress shoes! [​IMG]
     
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    wdahab Well-Known Member

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    Ummm... no.


    I mean really. It's one thing to keep language clean if talking about someone else or having an argument. But me saying, effectively "fuck yeah!" ?... just no.
     
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    .5 & .5 & .5

    Those are some sweet sweet shoes. Or should I say Sexy Lexi's?

    That makes me want to wear my Townley's tomorrow. Townley Tuesday? Hmm...
     
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    :facepalm:

    J/K, buddy! haha
     
  19. wdahab

    wdahab Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, those Lexingtons are gorgeous. I might be in the minority who think that cap toe looks better on bluchers than on balmorals. The Lexington/Townley is a nicer shoe than the Strand (which is pretty of course, just not my taste).

    The brown shell is making me super eager for my brown shell Neumoks. I'm kind of hoping they will secretly be coming with my Banchory's. They had already been invoiced, but then sent back for replacement, so I don't know if I'll have notification of their next shipping date. They should be expletive'ing awesome as well. I'm expletive'ing excited.
     
  20. peppercorn78

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    What are we all, blushing maidens in here? I'm all for civil discourse, but let's not be too sensitive...
     
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