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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. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    black. darn iPhone pics....
     
  2. BackInTheJox

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    Great looking shoes. I especially like the tan and cognac ones with a leather sole, assuming the welt is the light/natural-type color as well. Would be a great semi-casual shoe to wear either at work or perhaps when just out and about.
     
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    Is it bad I have girls at my office (who sit by me) pointing out the horrible square toed monstrosities to me when they see them? Ha Ha Ha
     
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    @tampatravel Not bad at all! They know you have fine taste in footwear, my friend. Do they ever tell you that you need more NSTs like tifosi?
     
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    Those look sharp. How much do they charge for a shine there?
     
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    I concur with Big Rob's suggestion of the FA or McAlister in brown.

    If you wear sport coats & tie a lot, the McAlister might bridge the gap a tiny bit better. I'd also suggest (if you want to dip your toe into the shell water) the Cambridge or MacNeil in burgundy are excellent.

    I realize there are people who preach no bluchers with suits. But, in the US anyway, there is ample precedent for wearing dark colored gunboats with suits.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    They refer to them as @tifosi toes! Ha Ha Ha

    Speaking of "Tifosi Toes", I was at my tailor yesterday and there was another fella standing there waiting to drop off a blazer. Anyways...he had NSTs on some light walnut colored shoes. They were begging for some TLC . The front f them looked like someone's dirty and cracked elbows. Gross.

    It hot me to thinking why a guy, who obviously cares about how things fit or what he looks like (he was at a tailor after all), but would let his shoes get that bad?

    I tried to take a pic but couldn't do it without looking like a weirdo :D
     
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    Haha! Did you see I changed my avatar just for you @tampatravel? haha

    That definitely wasn't me! I take care of my tifosi toes!
     
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    There are new Mcneil webgems up at the AE website. Natural leather, burgundy, and cognac with a few different rubber sole options. I would choose the cognac with the red rubber sole.
     
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    3$ to the store and tip to the gentleman.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Some followup questions:

    (1) Fifth Avenue—brown burnished calf or bourbon?

    (2) Do Fifth Aves ever go on sale for Nordstrom Anniversary? If not, where/when else to nab a deal?

    (3) Are the walnut strands work-appropriate in a BigLaw firm setting?
     
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    The cognac has me interested
     
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    Agree - Here is a shoe that belongs in the collection of every single member of this forum:

    burgundy LWB (Macneil 5) with a Dainite sole - can't get more useful or more versatile than that.
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    I concur likely my next order.
     
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    Those vibram soles do a great job of keeping the leather up and out of the salt and slush. If you are in Toronto and looking for a good deal right now on a similar boot, check out the Rider boot on sale at Leatherfoot. Although I am incredibly pleased with my Longbranches, had these Riders been on sale at this price when I made my purchase, I would have bought them in a second:
    http://www.leatherfoot.com/store/grafton/dp/1783

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    1) I'm a lawyer, too, though not at a big firm. I think the Fifth Avenues are classic in any color, but brown burnished calf would be dressier for the office.

    3) The walnut strands are appropriate for wearing to the office, but I probably wouldn't wear them to court, or to meetings with important clients. But you could definitely wear them to a regular work day, particularly if you're doing something social after work and don't want to look as if you are going to depose your friends.
     
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    Note that this is a single sole--whereas the standard MacNeil comes on a double sole. Same with the Dainite version--there is no midsole between the rubber and the welt. As far as I am concerned, MacNeil on a single sole would look pretty awkward.
     
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    I had the same question earlier in the year and decided to pass on the Amoks as I had 2 pairs of Clarks. As you said, the Amoks are a nicer, dressier shoe but as someone else recommended to you, I found it better to put my money towards the other gaps I had. I decided the next chukkas I'd buy would be the Dundees if I was going for a more formal chukka. Reading what you wrote you seem to have

    Dark Brown Clarks Chukka
    Tan Elgin
    Chili Dalton

    There's lots of room in there for other shoes to diversify your wardrobe and give you more options.
     
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