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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. bucksfan

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    Yep - it's a hobby for me, not an investment with the expectation to make money (or break even). It is not all that expensive, as far as hobbies go.

    I was simply trying to explain that there is some theoretical benefit to having a good number of shoes in your rotation. Also, in my profession, it pays to be dressed well, so there may be some financial benefit to owning and wearing nice shoes and clothes (that's what I tell the wife anyway! [​IMG])
     
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    For those who bought the Fifth Street boots: how do you like them? Pros and cons? I think they're great looking and I don't have a bal boot, which makes the $199 price very intriguing. The sale ends today, so I would appreciate feedback today, if possible.

    thanks!
     


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    I've had them for a while and I like them. They fit like Fifth Avenues but the shaft could be higher (it is just slightly higher than a chukka boot). For $200 they are a great deal. I have a few balmoral boots and they provide a nice look. The leather is a bit stiff at the beginning so there is some break-in for me (around the Achilles) but otherwise I do not regret the purchase.
     


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    Thanks. How do you wear them? I'm a bit concerned about versatility, as these would be an utterly frivolous purchase for me and I'd need for them to be fairly versatile (i.e. suits, jeans, and just about everything in between).
     


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    Fortunately the fifth streets are gone from the web site in my size. But those Dundees....
     


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    FYI if you call a store they will order them in your size and honor the sale price.
     


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    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm not listening....
     


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    :)
     


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    I'm patiently waiting for my local store to get them in so I can go and try them on and purchase.
     


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    Would Dundees have the same fit as Malvern?
     


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    I believe Malvern are on the same last, and appear otherwise similar, so I'd expect so. I have an old pair of suede Stanfords, also (I think) on the same last, so if I order them it'll be betting that the fit will be the same as my Stanford chukkas.
     


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    You aren't kidding...they look sharp.

    [​IMG]
     


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    some real world pics of the capuccino here

    ebay

    not great pics unfortunately, but does look like a standardish dark brown. not sure how this is different than the standard AE brown shell
     


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    Edit: seller stands by his claim that the Ebay auction is in fact shell... even with the wrong sole.

    IMO they look very similar to the brown that AE already uses for the Strand: (I know these are heavily edited / shopped...)

    [​IMG]
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    Ow, man, i can't wait for those new shells to show up at my local store... :bounce2:
     


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