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

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

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  1. 454Casull

    454Casull Senior member

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    I don't want to pay $115+ for a Manistee belt, but need a belt to match my walnut Strands. What should I get?
     


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    Allenedmonds.com. The laziness today . . .
     


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    May I ask you for a step-by-step tutorial on how you shine them up so nicely? Thanks!
     


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    ^ I'm sure Mr. PatrickB can link you to the shoe care thread he frequents. I recall he posted his methods there...
     


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    Looking to grab another pair of AEs -- wanted to stay with a balmoral/oxford but love the Kenilworth (and new Flatiron) in Burnished Walnut. But, I'm just a bit unsure of the derby style with suits? Anyone have thoughts on this or can post pictures of either of the shoes with a suit?

    I'm also thinking of grabbing the Walnut Weybridge -- they are on sale right now for 249.99 (and available in my size) -- any thoughts on these?

    Thanks!!
     


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    How conservative is the environment you plan to use them with a suit? Such things are an afterthought in the U.S. in all but the most conservative of places.

    There are some great examples on AE's website, photo wise. Maybe someone else can contribute some real world pics.
     


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    The rules in the US do seem to be lax, balmoral, derby, loafer. Personally, I don't care for open laced shoes except for some boots. Having said that, I see derbys frequently around the office park. A good looking shoe is a good looking shoe, suit or otherwise. And, most people don't know the difference between a derby and a balmoral anyway (except SF members of course).
     


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    Work environment is far from "very conservative" -- I have Fifth Avenues and Park Avenues for those more conservative situations. I really wish AE had a medallion toe (flatiron) in a balmoral.

    My current rotation is as follows:
    Park Avenues in Black
    Fifth Avenues in Burnished Brown
    Strand in Walnut
    Randolph in Chili

    Trying to add to that group and would be open to suggestions!
     


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    About 20 years ago I was in the Nordstroms clearance basement looking at shoes because they had a one day sale of only shoes above size 12 and I wore a 14 B. I tried on every shoe there in my size and the only pairs that fit my foot like they were custom made for them was 2 pair of Allen Edmonds. I bought them both for about $55 a pair. I still wear them to church and special occasions. Only have had the heels replaced once. Handle them and I stop and fondle that soft leather like I had a fetish. Best shoes I have ever owned, includig two pair I had custom made for me.
     


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    Interesting, if the shoes are new and unworn, why not send them back to AE? Anyone?
     


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    Most likely marked seconds.
     


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    Doesn't the "W" stamp mean something beyond seconds? I think that indicates they may have been worn and can't be returned, but I might be wrong.
     


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    Can't be returned for full retail refund but can be recrafted by AE when the time comes if the shoes in question are recraftable.
     


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