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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. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    Whilst there is a discussion regarding trees, can anyone give me advice on the Woodlore Epics (made by AE so relevant to this thread I think). I wear a 13D in the Brannock (13D in MacNeil and Dundee) and according to the sizing chart I seem to be right on the cusp between L and XL. Does anyone have any advice as to which size would work for me - they are actually for some C&J Harlech's in UK12E (US13D). Many thanks.
     
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    How do you guys travel with your shoes? Toss them in the main luggage with shoe trees / shoe bags .. carry them in separate 'carry luggage' .. or what?
     
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    I travel a decent amount for work. I find that shoe trees add to the weight of the luggage too much, so I fill the shoes up with newspaper or something like that and pack them in my luggage. The best option would be those light-weight plastic shoe trees. Either way, you want something in the shoes to ensure they do not get crushed and deformed.
     
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    I just got back from a cruise, where I needed to take the usual dress shoes for formal nights. I packed my AE's in my suitcase, stuffed with socks & underwear (clean - haha) and in their AE bags. No way I wanted the extra weight of cedar shoe trees...worked like a hot damn. No scrunching or damage to the shoes at all. I've done this before with success too. I wouldn't try to stuff them into a suitcase 'empty', or they would surely get crushed by the monkeys who load luggage at the airports...
     
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    I'm carry-on only so I have on a pair and a pair in my spinner bag. I travel with the lovely heavy shoe tress in them as well as the bags. I haven't traveled with a travel polishing kit yet - but I always bring a shoehorn with me.
     
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    I put mine in my main luggage with trees in, inside their bags.

    -Mike
     
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    same
     
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    If you buy 9, the order qualifies for free shipping. Comes out to a little over $76 + tax.

    ...I'm going to need more shelves.


    Edit: It appears they are on backorder and will ship on February 21st [​IMG]
     
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    Also keep in mind that you can add things like lint rollers or collar stays to push over the limit, depending upon what else you may've bought.
     
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    Stuff them with socks and I put them in separate shoe bags or plastic bags so that they don't rub against each other.
     
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    Hmm. I wonder if the fact that I ordered 18 pairs has anything to do with that?
     
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    I travel every week for work, Mon-Fri, so I might be a little overboard on this one. I don't check bags, just carry-on. I double bag my shoes with the inner layer being Lewis N. Clark shoe bags and the exterior being AE shoe bags which go in the reverse direction in order to cover the heel and the toe completely. I keep cedar trees in my shoes, and also bring another pair in my carry-on to use for my second pair. Need both pairs to be tree'd at night!

    Lewis N. Clark bags: http://www.amazon.com/Lewis-N-Clark...TF8&qid=1390342991&sr=8-15&keywords=shoe+bags

    Also, I keep 3 shoe horns with me in different bags in case I ever need to pull one out. One in the outside pocket of the carry-on. One in the outside pocket of my briefcase. One in a travel-pouch that I take out of the briefcase and put in the pocket in the seat in front of me on the plane (in case I want to take off my shoes on the plane).
     
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    For anyone interested, Leffot is having a sale on the AE made Wolverine 744LTD cordovan boot. $532 isn't a bad price for some shell boots. Unfortunately, none in my size.
     
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    Only 7.5 and 8.5 left. What other Wolverines (if any) does AE make?
     
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    Krause boot, 721 ltd, i believe. I am sure there are others.
     
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    That is a really nice boot. I bet Allison could hook us up with an MTO/custom, although I'm sure it would cost $760 rather than $532. So many boots, so little time . . .
     
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    I had actually asked her this. She told me the Promontory Point is the closest she could get, as the lasts for the 721 and 744 are owned by Wolverine.
     
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    AE makes all the 360 degree welted Wolverines.


    The Promontory Point last is almost identical to the Wolverine last anyway. AE got in quite a bit of trouble for it.
     
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