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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. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    Not the greatest pic, but I've been putting a bit of black polish on the toes amd heels of my burgundy McAllisters:

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    My freshly paste waxed Cambridge I gave a sneak peek at last night. I'm happy with the results.

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    I can say that when I received the Cronmoks, I was hugely disappointed, and had big-time buyer's remorse. But the way they look now, I wear them in regular rotation. You would hardly believe those pictures are of the same pair of shoes. I'm a firm believer in moisturizer on leather shoes now, that's for sure.
     
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    I should add, that while I was giving them their 'drink', they initially got that wet, almost black look, which is a bit disheartening...but the picture is proof how they quickly lightened up to a nice rich blue. I do think these got a real generous dose of AE Leather Lotion...of the options I suggested above. Don't be afraid! lol.
     
  6. Xchange

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    Question for you guys,

    I'm looking between the Strandmok 9.5 D and the Randolph 9.5D

    With my Strand, i wear them in 9.5E and they are in suede, and the McNeils in 9.5D

    What is the best bet between those 2?

    Thanks
     
  7. Mark_Y

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    I have the snuff Strand, the Kenwoods, and the Strandmok in Navy. I also have the Player's belt in Snuff suede on order. The Strand and Strandmok are on the same last and I take a 8D. However, the Kenwood I fit into an 8.5D, but probably should have went with an 8E. I'm not a big fan of Monk Straps, my next purchase will probably be the Rush Streets. Have fun with your kicks.
     
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    Decided to take the plunge on a pair of brown Fifth Streets from the current Shoebank boot sale. $149 was too hard to pass up for such a beautiful shoe that I can wear with a suit or slacks. I'll post pics when I receive them.
     
  9. Xchange

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    Thanks,

    Well where i m not sure about the srandmok is they are unconstructed (not sure what does this mean) so i expect them to be a little bit more expendable on the front, where my feet is wider.

    I tried to Franciscian in 9.5D and they where very tight in the wider section of my foot, resulting in hurt.

    Or i have to go with the Strandmok 10D .. but not sure
     
  10. eyeheartny

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    The Strandmok is built on the same last as the Strand (big surprise), except there is no leather lining. Unconstructed means there only the single layer of leather. That makes them flexible/lighter, but it may change the fit. Why didn't you go up to a 9.5E in the Franciscan? That last may not work for you, but honestly it sounds like you just need to go to a wider size. No big deal. AE has lots.
     
  11. Xchange

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    So if i understand correclty, the single layer of leather mean more room for the feet right?

    The Franciscian are on my list, but... i was not an AE fan until last week... in 6days, i bought 4pairs of AE shoes...which is quite a lot :)

    All of this because my old but comfy beater Lacoste boat where dead 2weeks ago...i had to buy new shoes... i went into a Clarks Store where
    i got a black winglet model, then got a wallnut Cole Haan loafer and found them comfy... and finally fall in love with 1 wallnut McNeils, 1 Strand suede chocolate and the brown kenwood...

    I spent a lot on shoes those last weeks lol

    But i love the Strandmok a lot... in same time, i need a black pair to add in my collection..
     
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    This is what I've found, but not a size difference worth.

    The Strandmoks feel like slippers, they're a very comfortable and light.
     
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    It is amazing how different the AE photo of Rush St looks compared to real world photo's color wise - It is like they ran the photo through Photo-shops Auto Contrast filter...ah what the hell I am going to do that right now with a picture of the shoe from Ebay........I do have a pair of Rush st seconds on the way to me so will soon in person soon enough

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    Ebay picture through PhotoShop Autotone-autocontrast filter
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  14. Xchange

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    Finally, i gave a call to AE asking if they had any Strandmok in 9.5 E left anywhere in store and only 1 pair where left in Wisconsin.

    Next one need to be a black loaffer or the Wallnut Franciscian...
     
  15. Kahuna75

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    I love the walnut Franciscian...or the Mora 2 bourbon and I hated shoes with buckles only a few months ago...
     
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    Am a noob to the thread so am sorry if this has been discussed already at length but AE's website pics are just god-awful, atrocious, hideously bad. Everything - or almost everything - looks FAR better IRL. I think that's why 2 of my 3 pairs of AE are from BB online --- the pictures were decent. They should really overhaul their site ASAP.
     
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    Oh yea...it's been discussed here! And I agree.
     
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    Wow, that's quite a difference. The eBay picture seems a bit dull. I've yet to see these shoes in person. There is only one AE store in the Phoenix area, and Nordstroms didn't have the Rush Street.
     
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    Real life pictures of golden brown CXL!

    My MTO Promontory Point boots. I posted these in the MTO thread, but it's relevant here at the moment.

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