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

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

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  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I wear the strands with jeans. You have to be careful to avoid the cowboy look, but with the right jeans, sportcoat, etc it looks just fine.

    This is walnut I'm assuming
     
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    All of the time. Add in a bright sock to help break it up.
     
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    I do it just about everyday. Everyone on SF says to stay away from the cowboy look, but this is a ridiculous comment. What cowboy wears brogues? True the walnut color might look slightly western, but its not big enough problem to "warn" people about.

     
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    Really nice shoe. I had a tough time choosing between it and the McTavish. Since I was looking for something a shade more casual I chose the McTavish but was tempted to get both.
     
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    I contacted Superfeet about that same issue, and the answer is no. Cutting back the Black model is no different than going with the 3/4. The only difference is the top cover.

    CORRECTION

    The Black model is slightly narrower.
     
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    The 3/16 difference is pretty accurate. You have to remember that changing the width from E to EEE also changes the girth of the shoe. This changes the fit dramatically. I discovered this while trying various Park Avenues in the #5 last. The #2 last, Players Shoe, is similar but tighter in the toe box (as I've posted previously). I can't tell you more than that. The good news is that Nordstrom has a liberal return policy, and they can special order sizes if you ask.
     
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    Whoa whoa whoa !!!! Lol what do you mean Nordstroms can special order sizes? If they only offer D & EEE can I have them order an E? And secondly, what do you mean that the width changes the girth? What is shoe girth referring to? Thanks:)
     
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    I also use superfeet, but is it possible to trim them from the sides? They're a bit wide as I wear B/C width shoes
     
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    I was chatting with a person in Nordstrom's men shoes today, and she indicated they can do special orders, and get you anything out of the AE catalog. I've noticed some AEs I order from Nordstrom drop ship to me directly from Port Washington, so I think they have a good working relationship. Worth talking to them if you don't live near an AE store.

     
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    @hermmj & @ phipsi: cool i appreciate the help.


    Now can anyone explain what shoe girth means? i cant seem to find a solid answer on this online.
    And if im a 10E in the 5 last, since the 2 last has a smaller toe box, shall i expect to wear a wider shoe in the 2 last vs the 5?
     
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    It's up in the air for me between these and the McTavish. I wish the McTavish was a long wing then it would be an easy choice. I am getting the Fifth Streets soon, so the Elgin might be too similar to those, capped toe with medallion.

    Decisions, decisions...
     
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    I picked up a pair of rough collection MacNeil longwings over the holidays. I'd love to see them in the same finish as the Elgin...
     
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    Bought mine two weeks ago. They're great.
     
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    And I would love to see those rough collection MacNeil's get re-issued. Those and a Soho in merlot/oxblood would be impossible to resist.
     
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    What do you mean by the cowboy look? And Walnut yes.
     
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