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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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    Bring Your Own Uppers? ha!
     
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    Ya, I spotted these online and fell in love. A little research led me to Rancourt (also an eye opener on who makes what with these high end hand made boots). A quick email and Kyle Rancourt lets me know they can make that boot for me with a few style changes I wanted. Came out about $20 less as well. I'm patiently waiting for them to arrive and will post pics when they do.
     
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    Being I just picked up my Walnut Strands and now need a black or brown shoe, I was wondering when the best time would be to pick up a pair of PA's on sale? Is the best sale on those via the factory seconds (50/100 off sale) or are there other sales to look for in the near future?

    Same thing with Kenilworth's (in brown).
     
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    If you wait until they put the Brooks Brothers cap toes (Same as Park Ave but with combo tap sole) on sale, you can sometimes get them for $125-150.
     
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    Thanks.. do you know when those usually go on sale.. and is it via a Brooks Brothers sale or AE Factory seconds?
     
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    Every few months or so, the ShoeBank will have a 2/$250 sale that includes closeouts, AE for Ralph Lauren models and AE for Brooks Brothers seconds. You can get the BB Park Avenue version at this time (difference from standard AE is a poron insole and rubber outsole.)

    I'd expect one of these sales within the next few months.

    I've never seen the Kenilworth on any kind of deep discount. I strongly advise you to try on multiple pairs of this shoe before purchasing.
     
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    Thanks .. I'm probably going to wait on that sale then for the BB PA's

    Goal is to add the PA's and Kenilworth to the developing AE collection =]
     
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    Kennys were on sale for 179$ during the RDA seconds sale in Oct.

    But that's the only time I've seen.
     
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    Thanks. I tried to edit my old post but perhaps it's too old to be edited. Anyway, I renamed it to tan ink below, but stuck with the picture of the Natural Waxy Infused McTavish that Allison pointed me to. Though the Blue Suede Stewarts really show off how light it is.

     
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    Perfectly adorable t! I may have to look into this. Are they a standard Men's 6D? My wife is a women's 6D, wonder if they can make something that small?

    Great idea and very well executed.
     
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    I'd love to see the difference between the merlot and chili. I'm also debating which one to choose for an MTO. Appreciate if you could post pics of your McAllisters side by side as reference.

    Thanks!
     
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    Yep. These are a standard mens 6D. No other changes. My wife is a women's 7.5.
    Won't hurt to ask.
     
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    I've purchased Black Kenilworth on Amazon at ~$130 with a 30% coupon.
     
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    The brown shell Strand is AE's finest dress shoe IMO. :nodding:
     
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    There you go!
     
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    Chili is a nice color, and quite unique. Burgundy/merlot is more versatile, however.

    Get chili if your collection is lacking in that color.
     
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    Thanks for prompt reply! These are gorgeous! They are indeed very much different, and dare I say, the chili looks much closer to walnut than burgundy. I may be stretching my luck here but would you have a picture of these two together with a walnut shoe?
     
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    Finally picked up my first pair of AE! Thanks for all of the great info posted here.

    Park Avenue black

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    What they're replacing (don't laugh)

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    ^^^^

    A definite improvement. You're moving on up!
     
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    Not stretching at all, glad to help! Just don't ask about Bourbon, thats the one color I don't have yet.

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    The lighting in my kitchen brightens up the colors but you can still easily see there's a difference between all three colors.
     
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