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

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  1. 850csi

    850csi Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice earlier, fellas. I think I'm going to go with brown FAs and Walnut Strands. I'll hopefully snag black PAs or FAs the next time there's a 2/$250.
     
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    Nice choices!
     


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    What is the distinction between Allen Edmonds' Independence Collection and their normal line? I see almost no difference despite the bi colored sole, vintage logo, and wheeled sole edges. Is the leather any better? For example, what makes the Harrison model $130 more than the Park Avenue? I've also noticed that the independence models never go on sale. Is it worth it to buy the full priced Independence models vs similar Allen Edmonds that can be found for $200~?
     


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    Softer leathers, lambskin lining, and presumably more attention/work in finishing as far as the burnishing I saw on a pair of Rutledges. I don't think the line is worth the $500 they're charging, as Northampton shoemakers and Carmina offer superior products at lower costs.
     
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    Congrats Mike, the Jeffersons especially should look great! I definitely regret not getting some exotic shell when it was available
     


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    With the discontinuation of the Westchester, the Patriot or Randolph is about all they have left. But try them on - I can't get my foot in either one due to my high instep.

    Chris
     
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    YMMV - I have a very high instep, and the Patriot works for me. The cordovan is more pliable than calf after a few wears and breaks in well.
     
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    FYI...20% off factory second boots does include shell. System prices don't reflect the discount, but a phone rep confirmed they can be discounted. Should be about $350 for shell Dalton (if in stock).
     


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    Spoke with an AE rep and she stated that some times people's feet don't work well with the thinner leather of the PA's. The rear of the strands have that border around the top line of the quarter, maybe that's why they fit great on me and don't warp. I guess I'll trade them for Black Strands. Black McAllisters seem a little too busy for me.
     


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    Thanks, guys. I was looking for something with a plain toe (sans medallion).
     


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    I ordered Dublin leather Bayfields four weeks ago with a few tweaks. Received an email from Allison five minutes ago:
    Sweating the details.

    Nice. :slayer:
     


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    those heritage golf shoes look identical to the gatsby spectator AE released at brooks brothers this year?!? i don't have a picture of the red/green neumoks, but i missed out on them last year, and really kicked myself for not pulling the trigger... i might have to get a pair this year!
     


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    I remember that too...fxcking ridiculous.
     


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