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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. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    I think some pressure on the sides of the toes is OK, as long as it doesn't hurt initially or end up hurting after a day of wear. If the initial pressure isn't bad, the shoes may break in a bit and loosen up. I usually accept some slight pressure in the sides if everything else is OK.

    I guess the next size you should try is probably 9.5C
     


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    PSA: Shoe trees on sale at Jos A Bank for $8.50 with free shipping. :cheers:
     


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    I'm in a similar situation with the 5 last. I wear size 10 in Cole Haan, KC before knowing about AE and this forum. 9E just doesn't work for me, 9.5C is just perfect. The size is harder to find so I just stick with 9.5 D for the most part. You can try 9.5 C or 9.5 B to see if they would work.
     


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    Awesome! Thanks. I'll grab a bunch during my lunch break.
     
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    I would like to thank all of you for information on Allen Edmonds shoes, buying advice, and information on how to obtain seconds from the outlets. Since August, I have purchased 5 pairs of seconds with which I am very happy (average cost was $143.40 per pair even when including $20 total return shipping on two pairs). Here's what I got:

    Brooks Brothers Park Avenue black (Labor Day)
    Brooks Brothers Strand brown (Labor Day)
    Brooks Brothers Strand black (2 for $250)
    Brooks Brothers MacNeil chili pebbled (2 for $250)
    Brooks Brothers Strand walnut (Rediscover America)

    Here's what I returned:

    Brooks Brothers Presidio loafers brown (slippage on one foot)
    Ralph Lauren Slaton black (leather on outside of one foot would not take polish and felt much thinner on inside--I don't even know what the problem with the leather was. It was a 9.5E in case anyone is wondering)

    So, overall I got the black Park Avenues for special occasions, the chili pebbled MacNeils for business casual, and all 3 colors of the BB Strands (because they look and feel great to me!).

    Now, I need to retire from buying the seconds for a year! I feel like an addict!
     


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    Thank you both. I never thought to try a 9.5C in store as the SA said the 9.5's were longer on my feet than they aim for, so we moved onto the 9D & E. I can give it a shot next time I'm in the U.S., I'm only skeptical because I always read that going down .5 in length and up a width results in just a little bit more width. However for me the width of the 9E was the same or maybe even wider than a 10D. If the downsize to a C is as much of a difference, my feet may be getting squeezed there as well.
     
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    Nice purchases, at $143 per pair, that's awesome.
    If you're retiring from seconds, eoes that mean you're moving onto firsts? After that it'll be shells and then your conversion to the dark side will be complete! [​IMG]
     


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    Does anyone know how their shoe care/polish stuff is?

    They have conditioner super cheap and I was going to pick up two sets of their care kit so I can get two brushes and polish etc.

    Thanks!
     


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    Fingers crossed for my first pair of seconds coming in today. $149 for Walnut Flatirons. Hopefully as close to this as possible.

    [​IMG]
     


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    PSA: 2nd cordovan still on sale at J'Ville for $299 through 10/15
     


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    Do you have to call to get their stock?
     


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    Wahoo-wa!
     


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