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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. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    So I'm back at home and put on the Dalton's to try to break in on them... I was curious and compared them with the lenght of my Santoni's which I used as reference when I wrote the AE Customer Service. Santoni dubmonks are 8UK and theChelseas are 8.5UK... which according to AE site the 9US of them woul be the same as an 8.5UK. [​IMG]


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    I would sell these to my cousin but I want my Dalton boots, so what size should I get?
     
  2. YRR92

    YRR92 Well-Known Member

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    Width down length up, that's the way we like to...

    Right? If those are a 9 D, then a 9.5 C would be a little longer and about the same width, AFAIK.

    There's also probably going to be a lot more extension in the toebox on a Santoni than on most AEs. It's an aesthetic thing.
     
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  3. evilWagon

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    You're raining on my parade, I was hoping to pick up my first pair of shell (seconds) but with that frequency of problems it doesn't bode we'll. Alden doesn't make shoes in my size so that options out.
     
  4. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    So if I understood correctly, the length on the AE if I go with 9.5US is not going to catch up with the dubmonk? The tightness is in my little toe and in that part. Don't know the propper term. [​IMG]
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Betegeuse - not all "UK" sizes are equivalent to each other, much less equivalent to any particular US size. In my experience, Santonis run large relative to other UK sized brands. I've tried on an 8.5 UK Santoni that was bigger than a 9 UK Edward green, side by side in the same store. Santoni is the only brand where I can wear an 8 UK in some shoes. Everywhere else I am an 8.5UK, and more often a 9UK.
     
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  6. YRR92

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    It's tough to say. All I can tell you is that a 9.5 will be longer than what you have now, and that a 9.5 C should be about the same width as your current 9D. I can't say how much longer it would be.
     
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  7. Betelgeuse

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    So I should try to stretch them and see how they fit?
     
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    Or the Edward Green Dover. :nodding:
     
  9. Storm33

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    I think I've just been lucky. :) The medallion on the left shoe of my Strands is a little off-center, but 99 of 100 people wouldn't notice.


    Don't let me deter you. When they get them right, AE shell cordovan are great shoes and last for years. In fact, buying seconds can save you big money - you will just have to check them over. I probably could have lived with the first pair of Jeffersons I received if I got them for half price, but when I pay full price they'd better be perfect or damn near perfect.
     
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  10. SkySaw

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    Thanks. Yes, that would be the wax. I've actually never used AE wax or polish - here in Canada AE is not easy to get, and shipping from the factory is very expensive, so I went from Kiwi brand wax to Saphir. As for colour, I use black wax rather than neutral. Wax doesn't really add colour, so black is definitely a good choice for browns, reds, burgundy, and black. Over time it might build a bit of an antiquing effect, which I consider a benefit. Maybe try both neutral and black, and see which you prefer.
     
  11. JezeC

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    Awesome. I'll pick up the wax from the AE link after work. Thanks.
     
  12. WICaniac

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    Not necessarily. We're talking about a modest incidence of minor flaws--without which there wouldn't be shell seconds to buy. I own 2 pairs of shell seconds; I cannot identify the flaw on my PAs and noticed a small tear on the dog tail on the back of one of my Leeds. I'm frankly grateful for the "frequency of problems," elsewise I'd own zero pairs of shell shoes.
     
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  13. MSTRKRFT

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    Hello forum, I am completely clueless about dress shoes in general and so I have a few questions about the following AE shoe. I am guessing it is a vintage one since I don't see it on the AE website or maybe I missed it. Can you tell me which model/more info about this shoe and the condition you would rate it out of a 10 (10 being mint)? Thank you very much for your help! Btw, I am guessing that these are factory seconds?

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  14. BigRob

    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here have experience with "nanotechnology" hydrophobic sprays on AE calf?
     
  15. facet

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    Those are the Belgium. I don't know when it was made; but, yeah, they're discontinued. Condition? I really have no idea. But if I had to take a stab at it, as the great Willie Conway would have put it, I'd give them a good, solid seven and a half.
     
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    I'm surprised by this. For the record, I certainly prefer Alden shell to AE, but that is based on Alden's finishing on the leather (the Alden "glaze.")
    I've found, however, that AE's QC is much higher than Alden's. Pop over in the Alden thread and it's littered with examples of people buying shoes with defects as "firsts." Most people will pay full price and keep them because even models in #8 are becoming increasingly hard to find. Even more leeway is given for rare shells (e.g. ravello, whiskey, cigar).

    In any case, I'd recommend just inspecting your shoe before buying, or, if ordering online, once you receive the shoe. AE has one of the best return policies and is very customer service oriented. So evilWagon, I'd recommend you pick up your first AE shells with confidence.
     
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    Long Branches today. (Don't worry Optodoc, I'm planning on wearing the Promontory Points tomorrow)
     
  18. JezeC

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    Since the 5-last is the narrowest last in AE's collection. Would it be typical for one to size down half a size for the Macneils, Daltons or Aberdeens?
     
  19. drocpsu

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    Hello everyone. I've been reading through this thread off and on for over a year, but this is my first post here. I was just wondering if anyone has polished their bourbon AE's with a regular brown polish, and if so, how they turned out. I have a pair of bourbon McAllisters and would love to darken them just a bit. Wondering if anyone else has done this. I'd love to see some photos of what they look like.
     
  20. joeisuzu

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    Thanks for all the feedback re: a versatile dress shoe, guys. I will go with the hive mind and look at a pair of gunboats.

    I had looked at the MacNeil previously but thought the reverse welt was too casual. I guess they could be MTOed with a flat welt if desired? It is a handsome shoe. I'll make my way to an AE store and decide which last works best for me and go from there. Thanks again.
     
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