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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. Shiny

    Shiny Senior Member

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    Shell townley Wednesday.:

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    The Alden guys have Whiskey Wednesday. I would have worn these on a Tuesday, but there was the threat of rain in the forecast yesterday :D
     


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    ^^ Townley Tuesday!!!!

    They look great, Shiny!
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Congrats! That is how long my Dundees took. Looking forward to the pics!
     


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    thank you kindly sir. ill go w/ lexol since its cheap for such a good amount of it
     


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    I could declare Sanderson Saturday early, I guess, since I won't be dressing up then.

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    Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas.
     


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    A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable. The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last. These factors also play into how the leather creases.

    Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013...eather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html
     


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    Yes, I have had this exact same issue. On the 5 last, I have shell strands the fit perfectly, mctavish, kenilworth, and Spiaggias that fit well, but a little looser, and it returned some black mcallisters in the exact same size (10.5 3E) that were painfully tight.
     


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    You get special dispensation (from me).
     


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    Thanks, this puts me at ease a bit. I have a bit of strange creasing under the wing tip on my McAllisters but I guess I should just enjoy the shoes.
     


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    Yes, if the shoes fit properly, and they are comfortable, then just enjoy them.
     


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    Okay. Need some advice on my next AE shoe purchase. I'm trying to cover all of the bases when it comes to colors. Here's what I currently have:

    -Black Neumora
    -Dark Brown Jefferson
    -Walnut Strand
    -Bourbon Hanover
    -Brown Verona
    Plus a brown Rothsay boot.

    Should I get the Saddle Brown (almost Chili colored) Vernon, the Snuff Suede Fullerton, or a Merlot Park Ave?

    I'm leaning towards one, but I know opinions are never on short supply here!
     


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    I would skip the merlot park avenue. You could always do a black park avenue. The Neumora is a far cry from a conservative black shoe. You could also do the Delray in chili.
     


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    I thought about a more conservative black shoe. I just feel like I wear black shoes MAYBE once a month.
     


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    If you don't need it, then I guess you can skip, but I wouldn't wear a double monk to a job interview.

    If you are looking for Merlot, the Mcallister is a good choice.
     


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