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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. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I have had a few pairs of AEs and find them very comfortble for the Aussie (thong wearing) foot. I have a pair of brown mesh Lauderdales which get a lot of work in the Aussie summer for parties etc and get the compliments.
     
  2. wgiceman

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    I have a pair of black Brantleys that I got on ebay recently. One of my favourites at the moment

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    I actually bid on these. Since I did not win them, I am glad that a fellow forum member won them.
     
  3. FlaneurNYC

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  4. Wes Bourne

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    my collection
    at 24 years old i hope i can be wearing most of these well into my life
    Back Row (L-R): Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co. - Allen Edmonds Redding - Loake Kempton
    Front Row (L-R): Allen Edmonds Stratton - Allen Edmonds Hale - Allen Edmonds Redding - Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

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    The AE Stratton semi brogue looks very nice. The AE site advertises a new 270 welt construction on some of their shoes.
     
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  5. phillyesq

    phillyesq Senior member

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    My first AE was the Strand in Chestnut, which I really like. Since then, I've added four pairs, paying about $130 for each. I'd love to be able to be able to step up to C&J, Alden and above, but I really like the AEs that I have now, and I'll probably continue adding to that collection.
     
  6. constant struggle

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    i have no problems with AE's but i only go with the sleeker models as pictured above...
     
  7. Doral

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    Allen Edmond Randolph in Shell Cordovan and Mavlern Suede I get a lot of wear out of the Randolphs. [​IMG] MaClain [​IMG] [​IMG] Weybridge [​IMG]
     
  8. TRINI

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    The top 5 AE shoes are:

    1) Mora
    2) Mora
    3) Mora
    4) Mora
    5) Mora
     
  9. eMacPaul

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    what were you wearing before?

    KMart shoes... little did I know. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mild Mannered

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    A listing of my AE 'army' to date:
    • Bradley (Chili)
    • Bradley (Black)
    • Woodstock (2 tone)
    • Kingsley (Mirror Black)
    • Mora (Black)
    • Mora (Brown)
    • Birmingham (Black)
    • Walton (Black)
    • Denton (Chili)
    • Wingham (Black)
    • Bel Air (Walnut)
    • MacNeil (Pebbled Black)
    • Grayson (Black)
    • Ashton (Chili)
    • Lloyd (Pebbled Cognac)
    • Taunton (Brown Suede)
    I (at 200lbs) am on my feet for about 2/3 of the day and all of my AE's are very comfortable. None of my AE's see bad weather (except the rubber soled Ashtons) and all are a joy to wear. Cheers to the AE lovers! Share your lists & photos if you can. I'll post some pics later.
     
  11. Bounder

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    With respect to the rich boys here, this thread is for the rest of us, to also enjoy our shoes too.
    As most men in North America (if not the world) cannot afford to buy Alden and up,
    we do have our own 'High End' shoe options; that being primarily Allen Edmonds.


    Welcome, Cruiser! I wondered when you'd start posting over here!

    You know that, for the same money, you could have gotten a pair of bespoke Lobb St. James, right? -- Two pair, given the current sale.
     
  12. vezatron

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    PSA: If you have access to aafes Allen Edmonds can be purchased quite cheap with coupons or special orders.

    That said I started with the Park Avenue and Hale and have now graduated to Alden. Still, they are wonderful shoes.
     
  13. youngScholar

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    Those vintage cordovan wingtips are incredible. [​IMG]

    What I'd really like to see from AE is a high-end boot comparable to Alden's Indy Boot. That includes an option to use cordovan leather.
     
  14. sho'nuff

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    how do you store 42 pairs of AE shoes? you need a separate bedroom for just that.

    and how does your wife respond when she passes by? closes her eyes and shakes her head?
     
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    how do you store 42 pairs of AE shoes? you need a separate bedroom for just that.

    and how does your wife respond when she passes by? closes her eyes and shakes her head?


    She thinks to herself how lucky she is that this particular leather fetish doesn't involve whips and chains.[​IMG]
     
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    She thinks to herself how lucky she is that this particular leather fetish doesn't involve whips and chains.[​IMG]
    ^^Woulda been a better investment IMO.
     
  17. meister

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    ^^Woulda been a better investment IMO.



    [​IMG] now back to 77 Sunset Strip...and the discussion of AEs
     
  18. Mr.Sam

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    Got these in the mail today. So far so good.
     
  19. greekgeek

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    ^ I am going to guess a size 6, maybe 6.5. Nice choice btw.
     
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    You know that, for the same money, you could have gotten a pair of bespoke Lobb St. James, right? -- Two pair, given the current sale.

    I know, and would I have gotten the wardrobe flexibility that I have with my A-Es? Would the solitary pair (or two) of Lobb St. James last longer than a rotation of 42pairs of A-Es? Would they be equally suitable for going to a funeral, taking a six-mile walk and mucking about in the yard? And, most tellingly, how many people, really, would notice the subtle differences between the Lobb St. James shoes and a similar pair of A-Es?
     
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