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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. Odradek

    Odradek Senior Member

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    That's it.
    I got BB MacNeils and BB Sheltons for $169 each.
     


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    Was wondering about this myself so I recently decided to try out the AE combination tap soles. They are not thin at all and the rubber material is very robust, so I think they'll last for a while.

    I wasn't really sure which sole I'd like best, so I had my cobbler install some tap soles and rubber toe taps on my other pairs. I'll probably know in a few months which sole is most preferable and which would last the longest.

    First, a pic of my test AE pairs (all recently acquired after I found this thread):

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    With the different soles installed (L-R: Toe taps, OEM combination tap sole, vibram tap sole):

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  3. Close Hoarse

    Close Hoarse Senior Member

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    I wear an 8.5D in most AEs, and the Sandersons width is fine for me. The heel is a tiny bit loose if anything. There are several versions of the Sanderson. I recommend them all. The "tan" color is more like a "walnut," which is my favorite color du jour.

    CH
     


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    Thanks for the comparison!
     


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    You're welcome. I also posted a similar question a few months back and no one really got to answer it. So, I thought I'd just try it out and see how the various soles compare.
     


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    You had me at the title, should have stopped typing and put a picture in the post instead of that tripe.
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    OK, Sunday morning first-world problem for you fellow addicts.

    I ended up with an approximate 200$ credit from the jeffersonville outlet from a recent return. I requested store credit instead of a refund because I was doubtful they would take the shoes back in the first place (based on dark sole smudges from my carpet), but Kristle was cool enough to do so.

    My recently-culled rotation (thinned out from 8 pairs due to sizing problems related to losing 50 lbs):

    Black Neumora
    Dark Brown Neumora (both seconds from the 2/250 sale)
    Chili Regent Streets
    Grey McTavish (for casual jeans)

    Since I'm a professional musician (not a banker), I don't have a need for too many of the more conservative styles. My current lineup doesn't have any lighter brown or burgundy/merlot shoes, so I was considering using the credit towards Walnut Sheltons, as the style lends itself to being dressed (reasonably) up or down.

    BUT, I noticed a new addition to my size list yesterday: burgundy shell Cambridge 2nd, and my resolve wavered. I'm a musician, so I don't really have a practical need for too many traditional dress shoes, and the Neumoras fit the needs of my occasions just fine (one agency I work for requires black shoes always but is not picky on the type of shoe. I once wore a black LWB and no one batted an eye), and the walnut Shelton would probably suit my current needs a little better. But...

    ...I can't imagine another opportunity any time some in my current budget to get something in shell. The Cambridge fits a color gap in my cycle, but it'll be my third wingtip, and my third dark dress shoe, so a little redundant. There is also a burgundy shell leeds in my style, but I'm really not into the look of the shoe.

    Advice? I'm going to make the call sometime today.

    I also briefly considered walnut Rutledge or walnut Flatiron, as I like the 3 last for my feet.
     


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    Fair enough - what about a comparison between 3 last and 5 last. Let's say 10D in 5 last, shoe what would be the size recommended for a 3 last boot?
     


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    Just got an email blast about AE apparel. Sport coats look like they could be promising - anyone have any idea on construction?
     


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    The various brands of aftermarket rubber soles come in several different tread patterns. This is how the TOPYS that I had put on last Winter look now......

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    I was at a local store a couple of weeks ago as they were putting their new stock on display. The manager asked me to try some on. $495, made in USA, heavy fabric, well made. I thought they were very nice.
     


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    I received the AE apparel catalog yesterday. I flipped through and found two 15% off coupons in the back. I was very disappointing to read the fine print telling me they were not usable on shoes :(
     


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    I wonder if the AE apparel collection will be similar in style to Brooks Bros?
     


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    And they're usable on "leather goods", but that doesn't include belts.
     


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    BUT, I noticed a new addition to my size list yesterday: burgundy shell Cambridge 2nd, and my resolve wavered. I'm a musician, so I don't really have a practical need for too many traditional dress shoes, and the Neumoras fit the needs of my occasions just fine (one agency I work for requires black shoes always but is not picky on the type of shoe. I once wore a black LWB and no one batted an eye), and the walnut Shelton would probably suit my current needs a little better. But...

    ...I can't imagine another opportunity any time some in my current budget to get something in shell. The Cambridge fits a color gap in my cycle, but it'll be my third wingtip, and my third dark dress shoe, so a little redundant. There is also a burgundy shell leeds in my style, but I'm really not into the look of the shoe.

    Advice? I'm going to make the call sometime today.
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    Id say definitely go for the Cambridge if you need a burgundy shoe. In your case, however, with what would you wear these shoes? I ask because even though they're full brogues, they're also bals and are on the business side.
     
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