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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. anrobit

    anrobit Senior member

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    Those certainly don't fit well, given that bowing. Have you been fitted in an AE store?
     
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    Seems fine on the right foot, left foot has some bowing but it's not terrible. Some lasts and feet just don't fit as well as others and while the causes and consequences of bowing on AE shoes has been discussed at length ([​IMG]), I think yours are fine unless it's noticeable through your pants. Unless...is that how you normally cuff your pants?[​IMG]
     
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    I'd love to know the details about this sale you speak of. :)
     
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    I agree with Teal. Certain lasts just don't fit some feet. The 5 may not be the last for you. If the shoe feels fine otherwise, and you like the style, keep'em. It doesn't sound as though another size is the answer.
    if the gap bothers you though maybe try Meermin or better yet, Alden
     
  5. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I think that the stretching of Shell Cordovan is a little overstated here sometimes. Yes Shell Cordovan fits a little looser on the lasts, and they have to be a bit more careful with it, but I go same size in Shell Cordovan as I do Calfskin.

    -Mike
     
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    I agree with you, although if you're on the border of being too tight or too loose, it may be possible to adjust the fit accordingly.
     
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    I mean if the calf skin is a tad loose, wouldn't it make sense to downsize by a half for a tighter fit on the cordovans?
     
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    My bachelor's is in music performance (which explains why I'm a database/reporting analyst guy now). The music is strictly amateur -- some local bands and orchestras, maybe a dozen concerts a year -- aside from the rare paid gig. DC and its surroundings have quite a few freelancers, military bands, and professional orchestral types (on top of the half dozen music schools full of kids).

    Back to AE: my dublin Bayfields showed up. They're everything I'd hoped for -- so far as I'm concerned, the perfect three-season jeans-to-biz-casual footwear that I can beat up and they'll just keep looking better. :D

    HDLP to happen tonight or tomorrow as time permits before I take them out into the wild.

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  9. WICaniac

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    Sharp. So this, apparently, is a discontinued style that they will still MTO (?). Will they do any width? My search for a 3-season boot continues. I settled on the Long Branch but didn't fit in my natural 11E or a 10.5EEE or 11.5D. I'm having 11EEEs made now but am not hopeful, as my foot is shaped like a duck's, and the toe on the LB tapers too much. I had thought the Bayfields had a more square toe box, but in your pics it looks even more tapered than the LB. This may be a case in which I will have to look beyond AE to find what I need.
     
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    Allison took care of me: I had it made up not only after it'd been discontinued (the order went in October 2) but also in a size they never offered (14AA). The taper is probably because my feet are disproportionately narrow to an absurd degree.

    That said, the Long Branch and Bayfield are both on the 1 last... so there's likely to be very little difference in the way they fit.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Okay, if that is the case, then I might alter my size. Just keep in mind that you can go down in length or width...
     
  12. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I wear the same size in my shells as I do in calf. Have had no problem in 9 pairs of shell and 19 pair of calf.
     
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    Those mcneils are the stuff of legend. Feel free to post pics gop. Might be the best mto I have seen.
     
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    My guy said I probably need an 11EE, which they don't normally make (why?) but might have as an MTO. If I'm going that route, however, I might go for Daltons with a dainite or mini-lug sole in Dublin leather. I'm somewhat surprised that AE doesn't offer a half-step between the Dalton and LB--an all-weather (within reason) dress boot. The Bayfield filled this niche but is now gone. Alden and all of the higher-end English shoemakers offer the sort of boot I describe; I hope AE introduces something.
     
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    I second the vote for GOP's MacNeils being best MTO ever. We all strive to reach such heights but alas the shell cordo options these days are limited. Enjoy your time on top, GOP, until the great shell shortage subsides.
     
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    I already own a pair of walnut strands and they fit very well. Like wearing old baseball gloves on my feet. Any bowing with them is very minimal.

    I think these are just warped/bowed out of the box. Take a look at how they arrived:

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    This is bad even for a pair of seconds, right?

    I'm wondering whether I should try again with a different pair or just bite the bullet and buy some firsts.
     
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    1) Do I need to size down half a size for leeds (shell) if the PA(calf) is a tad loose?

    2) How does the neumok fit in relation to the PA?
     
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    Great idea. Does dainite squeak at all, though?
     
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    Not in my experience.
     
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    +1
     
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