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

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  1. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    For the folks who have the Leeds and MacNeil in shell cordovan--which do you think better reflects the properties of the shell and is more versatile? I can't seem to be able to decide about my MTO and would appreciate any input. Fwiw, I plan to wear these with the odd pants (khakis and wools) and blazers.
     


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    Leeds show off the shell more, and I think they are equally versatile. Get whichever speaks to you at the moment, you will likely end up with both eventually anyway :)
     
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    Thanks, bucksfan. The caveat is that I already have Alden PTB in color 8 as well as several AE LWBs, plus two Alden's on preorder, though none in shell, so I am unlikely to fill any niche in my wardrobe. This said, I ultimately wanted to get a more casual shoe, with the brass eyelets and a lighter welt/sole. I was thinking of getting the Leeds, but I just couldn't justify getting another PTB and yet not having a LWB in shell. So I am thinking, can I go wrong by getting cappuccino MacNeils?
     


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    Do the Long Branch boots qualify as a 2 for $250 item?
     
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    You can never go wrong with shell :)
    IMO, if you are going the MTO route, look into AE's older models on different lasts. AE has had a good number of amazing styles in the past.
     
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    Cap Macneils with a chili edge trim and eyelets would be a great shoe IMO.
     


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    Decisions! I have the same issue cincikid. I think the MacNeils in #8 are amazing. Are they still having the shell for $299 still?
     


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    I'd say Leeds also. Shows off the shell better and is on a MUCH more comfortable and easier-to-size last.
     


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    If AE will do an MTO with shell for the Auburn, that would be an excellent choice. It's a short wingtip blucher on the 1 last with double leather sole. I'd sign up for that; cappuccino shell with flat welt and antique edge!
     


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    I believe you can- as Paul promised an MTO offer for SF members.
     


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    I don't follow this thread as closely as I would like. Who can I call or e-mail? Thanks!
     


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    Here's the original quote from a number of months ago.

     


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    Why doesn't AE make it easier to find out what is available in the outlet sales? It is a single data base all the stores are using. Why does every single buyer have to either call or email to get the list?

    I emailed two days ago about the 2/250 sale and still have heard nothing. I thought they were in business to sell things.
     


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    Thoughts on the new Mojave chukka? Might be time to upgrade my Clark's desert boots
     


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