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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. Subutai

    Subutai Senior member

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    Those look great! I love the burgundy McAllister and the combination tap sole is quickly becoming a favorite. Congrats on the growing collection
     


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    Same here. I wanted to like the Presidio, but it crushed my toes like a vice as I walked, but was completely loose in the heel and gave me blisters. I would avoid any loafer on the 2-last.
     


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    I wondered the same thing a couple days ago, Pastor. I used the link someone posted on here and it tells you that the shoes were discontinued. I dunno.
     
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    I was about to order them. I hope they come back
     


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    Maybe they are going add a couple more eyelets!! [​IMG]
    That is the only thing that boot was missing.
     


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    Thanks! The combination soles are really practical, especially since I do a lot of walking on pavement, etc. They make the shoes almost bullet-proof.

    I'm looking to get bluchers and maybe some boots next (for fall/Winter). I think it's time I got acquainted with the shoe bank. [​IMG]
     


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    Cordovan Daltons at work today...

    [​IMG]
     


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    Yes, the Park Avenue is still made with 6 eyelets.

    I will have to respectfully disagree with David on his comment above. As I showed in my response to his initial comment, AE is currently offering 12 balmorals (at different levels of dress) with 6 eyelets. About half of those are shoes that AE has offered for decades, unchanged. This is actually more than I found after randomly sampling their catalogs from the past.

    In 1970 there were two 6 eyelets balmorals offered, and two 7 eyelet ones.

    In 1980 there were three 6 eyelet balmorals offered, and two 7 eyelet ones.

    In 1990 there were six 6 eyelet balmorals offered.

    When the Park Avenue as we know it was introduced in the fall of 1981, it actually had 7 eyelets. It was dropped to a 6 eyelet balmoral by fall of 1983.
     


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    What were they called? We could email AE and i'm sure they would have some kind of answer. Maybe they didn't make the final Fall production cut. I can't imagine that they didn't though as this would probably be a popular style for AE.
     


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    Those look great!
     


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    No pics here but I can say that my $149 Brooks Brothers shoes are beautiful! I got a black pair of the BB Park Avenue and a brown pair of the Strands. Both fit right. I could not see any defect on the black Park Avenue, and the laces looked like those of a shoe that had never been tried on. The laces on the Strand looked like someone may have tried them on and there was a tiny (1 mm wide and 2 mm long, max) scuff on the back of a heel. It will polish out and I will do more damage wearing them myself. I am waiting on a Brooks Brothers Presidio (brown) and Ralph Lauren Slaton (black) due to arrive on Wdnesday. Since I am currently 2/2, worst case scenario is 2/4 but I have high hopes. I wonder if a lot of the "branded" shoes are mint over-runs instead of 2nd quality shoes?
    On the one hand, I am hoping not to get into trouble at home for buying so many shoes. On the other, it's an amazing deal and I keep studying the list of shoes and keep trying to talk myself out of ordering more.
     


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    Good question. I can't remember the name. If I ask AE I'll just attach the picture.
     


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    Those look great! Combo sole looks quite versatile.
     


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    Black BB Strands today:

    [​IMG]
     


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    When does the RL/BB seconds sale end?
     


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