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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. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    My MTO promontory boots are scheduled to be shipped tomorrow. The make up isn't exactly what i was looking for since they could add the blue lining and they forgot to do black eyelets/speedhooks, but I don't really mind. the unlined suede tongue looks a little funky, but i kind of like it and it'll probably be more comfortable as I have a high instep.

    Allison sent me a picture, saying I could return them if i didn't like them, but depending on how it feels on the inside (I've never had unlined CXL) I'll probably keep these.I'll upload more pictures when they come in.

    Golden brown CXL with a dainite sole.

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  3. kmdsimpson

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    Beautiful! Another winner. I think AE should consider placing these MTO designs into production. Or just turn over all their boot design to this thread...
     
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    Those look terrific. Unlined CXL rocks. I might have held out for the speed hooks, though.
     
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    Those look great!! I prefer the all eyelets
     
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    Got my Eagle County MTOs today.. The boots are amazing to look, however as you can see in the pictures the part that has the lace holes is not stitched straight on the vamp on the right foot. I have attached a couple pictures that show this. I am going to email Allison tomorrow as I see what she says, but just wanted to post here and see what you guys think? The left boot is fine

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    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    If you ask me, it looks like the LEFT foot might be a tiny bit off. Specially in the bottom picture where you have the left foot crossed under the right. Which makes me think it's just how your foot stresses the boot at different angles. Doesn't look serious to me!?
     
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    I'll hold judgement until I see them on, but first impression is they look great.
     
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    Hey guys,

    I was cleaning my strands when I noticed this crack along my welt. Any thoughts on the defect?

    I'm going to contact AE to see what they think.
    Thanks,
    Scott
     
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    Same thing happened to me, end result was selling my shell daltons to me for the seconds price. I was very pleased
     
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    Unreal how simple it is and yet so much nicer than the recent season of stock AE boots. You have a genuine winner there!
     
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    So... Do the Mora 2.0 get any love here? Kinda got a hankerin' for a dub monk. In the mood for something different.
     
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    Question for you long time AE owners...I have aprox 30+ pairs of AE's at this point some Firsts, a bunch of seconds and a bunch of used. All acquired over a short 3 month period. A mix of styles and a few Cordovan mixed in. I have no desire to keep them all and most used were purchased for educational purposes on lasts.

    Cordovan is a new thing to me and at first I thought why? Did not understand the premium for it or even the look ..it looked almost fake to me. So I have a vintage Florsheim Burgundy Cordov LWB, a Vintage Hanover Cordov Black LWB, AE Park Ave Burgundy Cordovan's seconds. Yes I am now a Cordovan believer.....

    So before I have sellers remorse in a few months, is there any reason to keep a black MacNeil cow, Burgundy McAllister or Black Byron? I am not in a conservative environment at all and it seems that many would not be worn that often due to the cordovan similar counterpart. I also have a beautiful pair of Pebbled Nettleton's getting all perttieeed up.

    My plan is to keep about 15 pairs or so of AE's and wanted to see if others have sold off and wish they hadn't? Summers I am a shorts and Sebago guy so my AE's other than the loafers really wont get worn much.
     
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    This isn't a direct answer to your question, but here is my personal conclusions being in a similar situation - which is having more shoes than I need.
    1. Focus on fit. Only keep shoes if they fit really well. There is no reason to be hurting your feet and potentially causing bigger problems. If you've experimented with lasts, get rid of the shoes that you know you should not be tempted to wear.
    2. How much are the shoes worth? It might be that what you get is not worth enough to you, especially for the ones you bought used. In that case, I would just keep them for the odd time you'd wear them. On the other hand, if I knew I would never wear them, I think it's nice to make them available for someone who is just starting out.
    3. Whatever you do, I'd recommend keeping one pair of black and one pair of either brown or burgundy in calf that can be worn with suits. You'll need them at some point, even if not often. From three you list, I'd keep the burgundy Mcallister and black Byron. Both can be worn with suits.

    I'm all for whittling down. I went through a similar phase as you, and I've decided that I get more satisfaction from wearing something great every day, rather than a vast quantity of mediocre.

    My personal "sellers remorse" list would be most cordovan, and then anything in calf I find really unique. Most of the AE calf offerings can be rebought if you really need them later.
     
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    Those look fantastic. A few questions for you though. Did your invoice indicate your desired eyelet preference? What color stitching did you request for the uppers? Either way those are awesome. I personally enjoy the unlined CXL on my 1000 mile boots.
     
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    This:
    or this: [​IMG] Come on, AE! You are missing out on a great product here! OK, the Promontory Point is a fine rugged boot. But why can't they add something utterly fantastic like your MTO?
     
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    Rocking my Moks with camouflage socks by Timberland today:
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    lotsa love from me! Just got a pair, wearing them for the 2nd time tomorrow. Heads up, they fit wide[​IMG]
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    Thanks guys. I didn't think these would get as much love as they have. They'll certainly get some love from me in the form of hard wear during spring showers.

    @afewnicethings My invoice does show that I wanted black eyelets and speed hooks (wanted to match the sole and give it some edge) but I'm glad they overlooked that after looking. At them. I asked for the upper stitching and welt stitching colors to match the rush street. I presume it's white.
     
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