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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. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    Have any of you contacted Allison about a MTO Sanford? Im trying to figure out how much the cost would be. The standard $345 or would it be less because the shoe is discontinued?
     
  2. tjyoung

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    Just added these to the rotation: brown Fifth Street, brown Rutlege, and black Hale.


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    However I'm trying to keep my inventory static, so for each new pair, I'm trying to unload an old pair. Before I get rid of them, I'd like to hear the board's thoughts on selling vs. keeping the following pairs of shoes, especially given my recent purchases:

    1) Brown Parkway (worn)
    2) Brown Lasalle (worn)
    3) Black Park Avenue (new)

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  3. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    Hi all,

    I recently went into an Allen Edmonds store to get my foot measured on a brannock and they said I should wear an 8D, unfortunately they didn't have any 8D Strands in stock to try on as I was looking at purchasing that shoe.

    Should I stick to an 8D or should I size down a half size to a 7.5D?
     
  4. green garden

    green garden Senior member

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    MTO cost for discontinued styles will be at current prices.
     
  5. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I just ordered the Brown Burnished Grayson Webgem. Been wanting those in a brown color and I'm mostly limited to Allen Edmonds for loafers due to width.

    Question: Is it just me or is there an issue with the angle of the heel/sole on all of the Independence collection shoes? It seems off, which makes it feel like something is pushing into the middle of your foot as you take each step. The front of the heel piece seems to hit the ground first.
     
  6. ScottyBoy920

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    I have a similar issue with my Bradys, the heel is uneven or not completely straight. If you look at the pics AE posts on their website, you can easily see what I am talking about. This leads me to believe that it should cause an issue, just awkward.
     
  7. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    But there isn't a current price. sooooooo [​IMG]
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    The price is determined by the cost of the uppers, unless that particular model is on sale.
     
  9. Superfluous

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    Are you talking about how the back of the heel is off the ground, showing how it's not flat?

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  10. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Bingo!!
     
  11. Indyoshi68

    Indyoshi68 Senior member

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    Nice pick ups, tjyoung... I was gonna pull the trigger on brown Rutledge 2nds, but went casual (olive neumok) last minute. I think I have enough brown for now. If it were walnut at the brown shoe's price (-$150), I would've been all in!!!!

    Unless you 'need' another black shoe, I would hold onto the Parkway. You just dropped coin for the black Hale, so I would think not...unless you need to go more formal than the Hale for some occasions. The Parkway is a blucher (unlike any of your new purchases), It's a different toe (more chiseled - some variety) and can be dressed up or down.

    That's me though.
     
  12. Indyoshi68

    Indyoshi68 Senior member

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    I think the only problem there would be that the "all about lasts" page doesn't list all shoes (including discontinued models) ever made on the last. It won't help him find out what last the shoe he has is on...

    I did however google names of AE models and "last" in the query when doing my due diligence on discontinued models. It helped to figure it out with a little skimming. That Google IS amazing. [​IMG]
     
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    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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  14. chinngiskhaan

    chinngiskhaan Senior member

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    wouldn't the front of the heel hitting first help the overall longevity of the shoe? This is because most people's shoes (in my experience) wear down the quickest at the back of the heel. So by making the shoe in a way that the front hits first, would that not increase the life of the heel? Just a thought, I am by no means a shoe expert, just seems like that might be why they made them that way.
     
  15. Grenik

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    It looks like you have to look up each style in Google. I was hoping that there was a comprehensive list on one place. They have such a nice list of all their shoes showing which cleaner, polish, etc to use that I assumed they would have a list of all shoes by last. Not a big deal.

    Good for current shoes that they sell, but not for retired lines.
     
  16. chris45

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    I was measured at 9C and walked out with 8.5D in the Strand... but that's me.
     
  17. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    I'm counting 26 pairs of AE in your collection, I have 28 pairs of AE with 1 in production. There may be some competition here… :)
     
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  18. OptoDoc

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    Latest Seconds Haul:

    Brown Neumok & Black Fifth Street

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    Fresh out of the box. Only defects I see are a couple of areas of sloppy stitching and the upper of the left Fifth Street boot is quite rippled, and honestly the leather on it feels like it is not of the same quality as the right one. I think I'm going to send those back and exchange them for another pair. I can deal with the stitching and a scuff or two, but the way the side bulges out on the left boot is something that bothers me everytime I look down.

    I paid $119 for the Neumoks and $199 for the Fifth Streets.
     
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  19. mdavis534

    mdavis534 Senior member

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    I have a pair of McAllister's and a pair of shell macneils. I realize these are different style, but is it somewhat redundant to keep both? Or make room for a new style and sell the mcallisrers......

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  20. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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