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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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    I really want those Mora 2.0 now. Since I'm really tight (slightly uncomfortable in volume and width) in 8D for Fifth Aves, I think I'm going to go with 8.5D. Should work....
     
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    What does everyone think about the Pine River monk strap? Worn with a casual outfit, mainly with denim. Anyone have first hand experience? How is the distressed/crackle leather?

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    I just received an email from Amazon and they have started the Rediscover America Sale. Seems to be the same prices as Allen Edmonds will be on the few items I looked at, just sooner.
     


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    Cross post from the black cap toe thread here

    Loake Aldwych and Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

    a good example of the difference in English and American last design

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    Interesting! I had never noticed how far apart the eyelets are on the Loakes. I find the PA's look more sleek because of the number and placement of the eyelets even though the last is clearly less "chiseled." Thanks for the comparison shot
     
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    Burgundy Cambridge today! Should be receiving my first MTO today...my cappuccino Dundees. [​IMG]
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    Have you tried the Delray?

    The Mora 2.0 last is supposedly fuller in the toe box than the 5 last. I tried the Neumora in my 5 last size and that didn't work at all, but I'm tempted with Mora 2.0.
     


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    Looking forward to some pictures!
     
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    The round bulbous shape of the PAs have actually made me start looking at other brands for my next Black captoe. Sad, since I thought my PAs would be going through several recrafts before I let them go.

    Interestingly enough, although they are on the same last, I don't see my Strands or McAllisters as having the same roundish shape. They just look and feel sleeker.
     


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    ^^^Funny you should ask as I am an avid subscriber to your Black Captoe thread. From what you've reviewed, the shapes of C&J, Alfred Sargent and even Loake appeal to me. I'm afraid to try the higher end pairs (JL, G&G) as I'm quite hard on my leather shoes -- I live in a place where people walk a lot instead of drive.
     


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    I walk and catch the train to work everyday, and walk to see clients, so my shoes get a bit of wear too.

    So this is when rotation comes into handy, don't you already have quite a few pair of AEs.
     


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    Yes, I do have a decent rotation (AEs, etc). I wear each pair about twice or thrice a month. But on those days when I wear them, I walk or run to catch trains with them and, occasionally, walk in the rain and puddles during sudden downpours.

    I may give JLs and G&Gs a try; but currently I feel more comfortable abusing my shoes when they're not close to the thousand dollar price range. :crazy:
     


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    I've considered replacing my PAs a few times since they aren't the sleekest. Every time I think about it, I get nostalgic as they are my first pair of AEs and I like the idea of supporting American business with great customer service. I also don't wear a black captoe very often as I work in a "business casual" environment.

    That being said, if my next pair of shoes aren't a pair of cordovan Strands, I might be looking at AS or C&J for a pair of brown captoes, just to mix up my rotation. Although I probably need to convince myself some moreto spend $600 on one pair of calfskins vs $600 on a pair of AE cordovans, or 2-3 pairs of AE calfs. There lies the dilemma....
     


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