Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Will AE be releasing some Crocodile Dundees? (Sorry, couldn't resist).
     


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    You should have resisted... :)
     


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    I'm not sure if the Cappuccino Shell will show up in the AE stores. The Cappuccino Dundee and 2 other Cappuccino shoes say they must be ordered by March 5, which is only 2 weeks away. The Walnut Shell when it came out said Limited Edition however is now still available, and no longer say Limited Edition. I ordered my Walnut Shell Dalton boots the day after they posted them on the AE site and there was no mention of a drop dead date. In this case they may really mean it.
     
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    If there is enough demand for the limited editions they will become part of the standard line like the cordovan strands. So order away on these new capuchins so I can get one later!
     


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    Anyone here know how the Executive-2 last shoe fit? Like the lombards, van nesses and etc compared to the 5 or 8 last? Just picked up a pair in my normal 5/8 last size....hope they will fit
     


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    I'm a little late on the investment convo here, but I'll throw in my two cents anyway.

    The whole idea about buying a shoe to resell at a profit could practically be thrown out, cause I hardly think anyone does that.

    I also realize that I now have 3 pairs of "good" shoes, and because I rotate them, along with my 2 beaters if it's snowy, they're going to last a very long time. But if I had 2 pairs and I rotated them every other day, I do think they would still last and hold up a lot better than Cole Haans or Kenneth Cole.

    Also, when we get "good" shoes we actually tend to take better care of them - wiping them clean, conditioning, polishing, etc., things we might not have done with cheap shoes.

    And finally, although they're not a financial investment (or at least a terrible one), there are other benefits that could accrue from having good shoes, such as just looking more professional, sophisticated and more attractive.
     


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    Is it really appropriate to be telling the guy he owns too many shoes on a forum dedicated to glorifying clothes and shoes? Does buying $700 shell shoes make economic sense in general? Probably not.

    Give him a break. If he enjoys collecting and wearing fine shoes, let him. And let me too.
     


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    I wear mine (brown) with suits and to a much lesser extent everything else. Very versatile. By the way, I am in the minority camp on SF that feels strongly that shoes like the strand and tips are more formal than plain toes. I also feel wearing shoes like the strand with jeans is way to "cowboy boot". I really enjoy the Fifth Aves and would not hesitate to wear them with just about anything. Order away.
     


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    The 5 and 8 last fit you the same?

    Id say the 2 is pretty close to the 5.
     


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    I have a pair of Lombards. They fit long and narrowish in the toe, though only slightly. Ball of foot relatively wide and instep quite high.
     


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    I've been looking at the #2 last (Players Shoe); the SA has cautioned me that its tighter in the toe box (than the #5).
     
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    The 8 last fits me better than the 5 last. I wear a perfect 9E in the 8 last, and the people at the allen edmonds sized me up as a 9E on a 5 last strand, although it's just a little bit longer. Ideally I would prefer the 5-Last shoes on the 8-Last. Do most people here wear 5 last and 8 last shoes in different sizes?
     


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    Hello gents, wondering if anyone has experience with the Melrose penny loafer. I believe it is discontinued, and built on the #0 last. How does it compare to the 5 last?

    Also, I asked about Malvern vs. Strand earlier in this thread. I ended up buying the same size for Malvern and Strand, but the Malvern has a very narrow toe-box compared to the Strand. It is quite uncomfortable (but getting better). Don't think sizing up would have helped since everything is great except my small toe getting squished a bit. It does get better with wear though.

    Hope this info helps anyone trying to decide.
     


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    i bought the Malvern today but I think I'm returning it. Why don't you think going half-size up would help?
     


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