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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. tucker897

    tucker897 Member

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    i work at financial firm
    can i possible wear these shoes with a suit?
    MCTAVISH BROWN DISTRESSED LEATHER WINGTIP OXFORDS
    if so what is a good color of suit to pair with

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    I would say those would not work with a suit. The AE Rough Collection was not really designed for suits. Just my .02. Chris
     


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    I think they are a bit too casual. Could be nice for after work or casual weekends in the office though
     


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    drbhrb Well-Known Member

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    They would work with a tweed/herringbone suit but I don't know if that would be appropriate
     


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    Agree with above, definitely too casual for a suit. I'd wear them with a sport coat, navy, herringbone, tweed, with and without a tie.
     


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    Ha, just got the new catalog. Whole thing was shot in Chicago. It was fun recognizing the locations in something like that for a change.
     


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    I hope you had a chance this weekend to take at least some time for a break Doc. And the beer is still on me when we get together [​IMG]
     


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    If you work at a firm like Reuters or Bloomberg I see that kind of thing all the time. What I don't see is many suits there. So I'm guessing the answer is no.
     


  9. Cold Iron

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    Aye, in a way. Most people I see fly fishing now have ~$3k or more worth of gear between waders, rods and reels, and enough gear that they look like they are an add for Orvis. LOL I still use a pair of Red Ball waders I purchased in 92, they don't leak so... The 744's being a Wolverine work boots fit a unique place for me. Originally in the early 1900's when horses were much more common in the US Wolverine was the #1 manufacture of shell work boots. They sold millions of them. Not quite dressy enough for where I work but above average compared to most hikers, I really do like them for when light duty field use is required and then head out to farmers market, county fairs or local eating places during the day. I have worn the 744's hiking in the Az. desert and even shooting sporting clays in the mud and rain. If the weather or my time outdoors is more rugged than that I use "real" boots. There are 2 other AE footwear that I use in the same method.


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  10. Cold Iron

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    I'm very curious how they worked for you? Especially on marble, tile or stone floors that are wet. I am looking at a pair of lightly used MacNeils on ebay that have the identical half soles.
    Very nicely done! I too would like your report after some wear. You encouraged me to do the same although I have not put much time into the presentation.

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    To the left, top. C&J for RL shell Marlows with metal toe tap installed by B. Nelson in NYC. They are slippery on marble, tile and stone even when not wet. The tip is worn down and the metal scratched pretty well so they can be considered broken in and do not see them ever getting any better in that regards. However I have worn some shoes down on the tips to almost a knife edge and to prevent that they have worked outstanding. Below them are my Walnut shell Daltons with 2 winters of use. The Vibram half soles have ridges on them, however they do not really "grip" or provide any more traction than standard leather soles. My cobbler knows my wear pattern very well and installed plastic toe taps over the half soles. They also work well for protecting the leather soles as they are designed to do. The ones to the right are the BB PA with the OEM half soles. Have yet to wear them in the winter as I prefer my black shell PA.

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    Top is Alden #8 captoe boots on Grant last. You can certainly tell they have a lug sole especially from the heels. Bottom is AE cappuccino Bayfield with lug soles. The lugs are not as deep as the Alden ones however despite the fact they go all the way to the edge they are dressier, at least IMO.
     


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    Dang, still kicking myself for not picking those up while they were on clearance.
     


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    Include me on the curious list.
     


  13. Cold Iron

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    I already have the Jeffersons in dark brown calf and the McAllister in cappuccino shell, I wear them both with suits and they work very well IMO and under a lot of different conditions. If I did not have those already I would jump on the brown shell Jefferson webgem in a heart beat. I do not think you will regret it at all if you do purchase them Pastor.
     


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    I love my walnut Jeffersons. I also have the Cappuccino McCallisters, which are or the lighter side. I do not have a dark brown wingtip, so somewhere in the next 4 weeks, I will weaken enough to order the webgem Jeffersons. I will have a wife issue.
     


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    Just got up from a 3 hour nap and food coma and realized I'm going to snatch me a pair of White/Walnut Broadstreets very soon. Kickin myself for not getting them when they were Webgems some months back.

    How do they fit compared to the McAllister? The toe looks a little more full.
     


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