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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. AT83

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    I ordered standard makeup Bayfields MTO so I could get a 10.5 left and 10 right. They arrived with round laces but one boot was missing the midsole. When they returned from AE with the midsole installed they both had flat laces. I don't like how the flat laces twist and fold through the hooks so AE sent me the round ones and now I have both although for now I'm using the round ones. Loving the boots and break in has been pretty painless due to the soft cxl.
     


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    Seems like lunchtime...
     


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    Sure is. Here are my Cappuccino Leeds. My usual crappy desk pics!

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    Thanks for your opinions. That more or less confirms what my feelings are, that these should have been considered seconds. I'll be contacting AE customer service to sort it out. I'm most likely going to ask for exchange for another pair of firsts, as I don't really feel like getting these in second quality.
     


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    Thanks for taking the time to do the compare. I am bummed that there is no more cappuccino. But with how your Strand has evolved, it looks like the brown mellows down. They look great. So definitely a good option.
     


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    Those look great! Congrats!
     


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    Awesome! Nice choices. I love the sole edge.
     


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    Dundee owners, do you guys prefer Poron or the traditional leather insole?
     


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    Thanks, guys. Really liking these!
     


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    I have read a few weeks ago somebody explaining the structural difference between Poron and the traditional leather insole. I think it was MWS. I can't remember the complete technical explanation, but I think he was saying that due to the fiberboard material in Poron, the traditional leather sole is better in the long run. If you do a search on Poron on this thread, I'm sure it will come out.
     


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    Terrific shoes! I acted a bit too slow and didn't get them in cappuccino in time (should have ordered both the Leeds at the same time with my McNails). I opted for the black CXL on the Dainite sole instead.
     


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    Everyone starts as a noob. The only thing I would add vs. the advise you already got is if you're really interested in learning how to care for your shoes, read/participate in this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc.
     


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    Thanks a lot. I agree. I'm glad I moved on what I did. Have the Dundee and Leeds and my MacNiels should be done in a couple weeks.
     


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    I just placed my MTO order with Allison.
    She is a pleasure to work with.
    I think she needs a raise.
    This group has been running her ragged the past few weeks.

    In any case..8 weeks until the unlined black shell Daltons with minilug soles.
    Cant wait.
     


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