Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    Thanks for sharing the results! The vamp on the right shoe looks amazing--what a difference did the Renovateur make! I actually much prefer the shiny look of the leather on the right so I will likely through some Reno on mine as well. Also, I wouldn't worry too much about making them dressier than they were intended. As far as I am concerned, the combination of natural edge, brass eyelets, contrast stitching, and alabaster laces would still give them a casual kick even after tons of Saphir.
     


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    All the AE outlets are real outlets, right? (As opposed to "factory stores" like BB selling a lower quality product.)
     


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    Based on my experience, they are clearance stores selling primarily discontinued and irregular stuff, rather than the lower quality items, as the factory stores typically do.
     


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    This was my experience being new to this forum/thread. I didn't know what the name of the device was, so I thought maybe it was a special measuring tool that AE used. When I went to my first AE store and they brought out the brannock I had to resist face palming in the middle of the store. I had driven over an hour and paid for parking just to get my foot measured when I could have gone down the street from my house. Of course I walked out of the store with new AE shoes that fit right, so that was worth it. But the reverence and frequency that the brannock is mentioned would make one think it is a rare and special tool used only by the sizing masters.
     


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    I go there frequently - yes, it is a real outlet, selling seconds, discontinued items, but they can get firsts in for you as well. Definitely give them a call ahead of time, to make sure they will have your item in stock.


    Separately, I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the outstanding shoes displayed lately.
     
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    Saw some cappuccino shell (at least what the salesperson told me it was) for the first time in person yesterday. I can't wait to get some shoes on order!
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    Here is the number for the lady handling the styleforum MTO program

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    800-235-2348 Ext: 6428
     


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    When I see shoes looking like this:
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    ...it's starting to bug me that my balmorals look like this when laced:
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    I don't think I have a wide foot (at the ball), but I guess my instep is a bit high. What do you guys recommend? These are 8D on the 5 last. Maybe down .5 and up a width or two?? I know shoes aren't going to look the same on as they do on the shoe trees, but I believe I could get them to lace up a bit closer. Thanks all.
     
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    Those look fine honestly. It's better than the eyelets nearly touching! If you start changing sizes you can run into heel slip, etc...

    Just don't look down! [​IMG]
     


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    Those look fine honestly. It's better than the eyelets nearly touching! If you start changing sizes you can run into heel slip, etc...


    Just don't look down!



    You think? I did change the lacing to straight and it did clean it up a little. I don't have any pics of them straight laced, yet.

    Here are my 5 lasted McTavish tho...
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    Awesome. Thanks Michael!
     


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    My balmorals fit the same way. A wider size feels too loose. I've just accepted that I have a slightly high instep. I think it's a pretty common "issue" especially with the 5-65 last (it's a bit more narrow and elongated). I'd have to shop multiple lasts/brands or get them made bespoke if I wanted them to fit perfectly. Oh well.
     


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    I'd imagine I'd feel the same way about a wider size. These fit perfectly in all other aspects.
     


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    I think the gap looks more pronounced with the straight bar lacing, but that could just be me.
     


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    Hmmmmmmm...
     


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