Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. RefleX

    RefleX Well-Known Member

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    I just got a replacement pair of Park Avenues and I think they have become warped from sitting so long. When I put them on they buckle out to the side at the spot they are stretched out. Any way to fix this or should I return them? The right shoe is fine, but you can see the stretched out area on the left near the opening.

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  2. salgy

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    Did you make any changes to the "standard" setup?
     


  3. drbhrb

    drbhrb Well-Known Member

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    Any opinions on the haight Chelsea boot?
     


  4. BespokeBrooklyn

    BespokeBrooklyn Senior member

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    Are there any sellers that reliably have good discounts on Allen Edmonds? Until now I have mainly worn Johnston & Murphy (which don't get much love here, but which I have found to be far more durable than the other brands in their price range). I am looking to upgrade to AE, but the full $350-level price range is a bit much for me. Where's a good place to find them at discount?
     


  5. salgy

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    If you know your last/sizing call the shoe bank (262) 785-6666, it's their outlet... Pricing is reasonable & they frequently have 2 for $250 sales... If you don't know your last/sizing, that would be the first step...
     


  6. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    AE ShoeBank, AE Freeport, ME Outlet, AE Jeffersonville, OH Outlet, etc. all sell seconds (second quality shoes) at steep discounts. They also have frequent sales. Google their phone numbers and call to request a list of shoes in your size(s).
     


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    Keep an eye on their web site for specials (they just finished one) and also consider eBay.
     


  8. salgy

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    I like them & almost pulled the trigger on them... Beautiful color... Was looking for a casual boot & ended up with the ashbury Chelsea boot instead... I felt the medallion made them just too dressy for what I was looking for... I would suggest (and did myself) go down a half shoe size from your 5 last size (went down to a 9d from my standard 9.5d)
     


  9. salgy

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    The bay is another option I forgot about... I have had really good luck with the seller hitch-n-post...

    On a similar note; AE themselves used to list shoes on the bay didn't they?!? Do they still?!?
     


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    I have two quick questions

    1) Does anyone know when the next 2 for $250 sale will be? I am hoping for something near-ish to Christmas

    2) Do people normally size down for loafers? I am a 12D in the 1-last and the 2-last. Should I be looking at more 12D, or 11.5D. This would be my first pair of loafers.
     


  11. SloopyNoob

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    Amazon, AE Outlet, AE sales (about two big ones a year), and Nordstrom sales of course
     


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    cincikid Senior member

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    No, they do not. I am not sure they ever did either, but I might be wrong. Trickers does that though.
     


  13. salgy

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    They did, but haven't since 2010 apparently... I did a little research after posting my question:

    http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI
     


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    Hmm. They're on 6pm in a half size larger than my 5 last shoes. But I think I've been buying shoes a half size too small... So they would be my correct 5 last size
     


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    Give them a try... YMMV... I just found a lot of slippage with my TTS 5 last size...
     


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