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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. rxcats

    rxcats Senior Member

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    I plan on buying 3 pairs of AE during the Rediscover America sale this year. I already have Dalton (dark brown), McAllister (walnut), Delray (brown suede) and Neumok Wingtip (red and olive). I plan on getting Strand in bourbon and Broadstreet in walnut/bone. I generally hate black shoes and only wear them when necessary. The only black shoes I own are a pair of very dusty Kenneth Coles that I bought last minute (at DSW) for a evening wedding. I am embarrassed to wear them, but don't want to spend a lot of money on shoes I will get very little use out of. I noticed that AE has a shoe called New Haven that comes in black. It looks similar to the Fifth Avenue (at least in the picture) except that it is a blucher rather than a balmoral. I am wondering if this would do for the very occasional evening wedding or funeral. I sent allaboutshoes an instant message inquiring about his Rediscover America prices for all of the above shoes, but am on the fence about which black shoes to buy.
     


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    Those look bad… real bad!
     


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    ^^ For all the seconds on here that you can't even tell they're seconds...there is no doubt they are seconds. Bad luck of the draw.
     


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    I have the Bradley in burgundy shell. Great shoe, comfortable, good looking IMO. I wear them wi anything that isn't a suit. Charcoal grey, blue, brown, etc. I wear them as much as any of my other shoes - I keep them in rotation year round.
     


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    I have two "tab" shell cordovan belts. The tabs are basically the places where they sew the pieces of shell together.

    I also have polished cobbler (corrected grain) belts for use with suits, since the cordovan belts are more casual.
     


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    Agree. I've gotten seconds before and could never tell what was wrong with the shoes. This is very obvious, I'd cut the lost and return them
     


  8. YoungSweet

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    I may get in trouble for saying this but you can post your size and what you're looking for, your location. I'm sure there are plenty of ppl here would check their closets
     


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    Seeing this picture single-handedly led me to purchasing shell Dalton's today. They looked so epic I just could not resist.
     


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    At that price point I would have jumped at them. Nice pick-up.
     


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    Those look pretty bad. I would return and maybe even contest the $10 restocking fee. I don't think those should even be seconds.

    Thanks. I'll have to check them out in store.
     


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    What he said. Those are more like thirds or fourths! I have five or six pairs of seconds and none of them are even remotely close to that :(
     


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    That's exactly what I did. At one point the AE manager and I talked about maybe getting 11E's to support thicker socks, but I thought better of going too much bigger, hopefully I don't regret it.

    I came away with three very different shoes in this buying spree: Patriots, Jefferson, and Daltons. I'm pretty excited by the fact that they are all shell cordovan. I can't wait until they begin to trickle in from the factory.

    Hopefully between my burgundy calf Patriots and soon to arrive brown shell Patriots that will suffice for a temporary rotation until I can wear a full complement of lace-ups again.
     


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    I have the daltons in walnut.

    I dint think I like the point. I'd have loved the shaker heights in black. AE doesn't have much for high utility in black boots. Bummer.
     


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    Why not do an MTO thru Allison for the black Shakers? If that's what you really want...
     


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