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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. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Seriously. I have two pairs in chili, and they're definitely mostly medium brown. You only see the red highlights in direct sunlight. I would love a pair of shoes in that color, but unless AE has changed suppliers, that ain't AE chili.
     
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    Ha. I do I occasionally play flute. But mostly saxophone.

    And to veer back on topic.....Shaker Heights in JFK terminal 4....

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  3. Kahuna75

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    Jeff Walnut, Chili, BB Strand Brown, Bourbon
     
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    If you are a straight man, and you're comfortable and women tell you they like what you' re wearing, then you are dressed appropriately.
     
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    If you are a straight woman and you're comfortable and men tell you they like what you're wearing, they are lying to get in your panties.
     
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    Do strippers count? [​IMG]
     
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    Couldn't agree more:

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    you, my good man, are wise beyond your years...
     
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    Are we talking before or after the private lapdance?
     
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    You're lookin sharp there my man...bully for you
     
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  12. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I have the same Saddleback bag. Looking good.
     
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    Ok, it's decided. I've had enough positive encouragement to continue on with my foolish crusade. When I start posting WAYWRN again (still a month or so out) I will also cross post my shoes in here and describe my thought process on the decision when they are AE.


    Chili is a great versatile color. Putting the issue of those looking a bit too red aside, I prefer to wear my chili with either dark or light trousers for proper contrast.

    If you think about about the red undertones as a merlot equivalent, ask yourself what does Merlot go well with? Grays are it's best friend and those work well with chili also. However, chili also has more earth tones to it and it therefore plays a little better with your khaki's and olives. Olive trousers are a great combo with chili because they are complementary colors but it won't come off as Christmassy at all.

    Again lighter or darker colored pants for proper contrast.

    Here are my well worn chili black hills today that I am wearing with dark brown chinos:

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    Thank you! I almost exchanged it for the thin briefcase because I initially thought the classic was too bulky. Very glad I kept it. The extra room has come in handy, and I think it looks better too.
     
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    Could someone, who owns a pair of Strands in size 10 E or EE, kindly please tell me the width measurement of the widest part of the outer sole?

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    Mine's just a little less redder than yours (at least based on your photo), which is still redder than most photos of AE chili shoes in this thread. Below is a photo with pretty accurate color rendering of my BB chili MacNeils.
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    My merlot McAllisters are not breaking in. I think I'm maybe a size 9E instead of a size 9D, though my Strands fit fine in 9D.

    Is this too much lace gap? Should I take them to a cobbler to be stretched? If I tie them tighter than the picture, the toe box is tight as well as the top of my foot (instep?). After loosening the lacing they felt better. Should I just not tie them tight or should I have a cobbler adjust the width? [​IMG]
     
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    Here are all my Chili AE's - for color comparison

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    I wear my Chili AE's with just about anything but black. I feel it is a very versatile color.

    Chris
     
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    Seems like the wrong size. I would try size up first before width up. Even when people get measured by AE salesman the size can still be wrong. I had to order 3 pairs of the same shoe on 9. 5D E and 10D. I tried them at home no pressure and comment from salesman and immediately know that 10d was perfect size (even though the AE salesman told me 9.5e. The shoe should hug your foot with no hard pressure anywhere. You shouldn't have to loose the lace or tighten lace all the way for the shoe to fix. Some gap is normal but the v in your pic is way way too wide.

     
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