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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. cincikid

    cincikid Senior Member

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    I'd be surprised if this worked out. With the overall shortage of walnut shell cordovan and a minimum profit (if any) AE is making on MTOs with the SF discount, I honestly very much doubt this could work, unless we provide AE with the walnut shell.

    This said, at some point I have asked Allison whether I could supply my own shell to AE and got a response that AE doesn't let its customers provide their own materials. I assume she was referring to the individual customers though. With the large MTO this could be a subject to change. I am pretty sure Wolverine might supply AE with the shell it gets directly from Horween and made according to the Wolverine's own specs. If we can get the shell directly from Horween, perhaps we can place a large MTO order with AE.
     
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    Does bourbon shell exist? If walnut shell isnt available maybe we can bourbon shell? Anyway I'd be down for a mass walnut shell order
     


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    It's been said many times. AE only stocks black, burgundy, and brown.
     


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    Dubs, wear walnut on one foot and whiskey on the other...
     


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    Actually, they have done runs of walnut shell. So, they aren't limited to the three colors you listed.

    However, lighter shell is difficult to find lately, and that's being discussed in the Alden thread. Lighter shell demands better quality material, because flaws are more evident.

    Now, if the process for producing bourbon shell resembled the process for calf to any extent, bourbon wouldn't be any easier to obtain than walnut. That's because bourbon is burnished walnut.

    So, while it would be nice to get some lighter shell, I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
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    I don't discriminate... A little walnut any day. Walnut shell Daltons today.

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    So if I'm a 13C in the 5-65, a 14B might work in a 1 or 7?
     


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    Speaking as a fellow weirdly-footed person (I'm a 14AA in every Allen Edmonds last I've tried) -- because they don't offer a 13.5, I'd suggest sticking with whatever the ball measurement is for your foot on a Brannock device and sliding down one width.
     


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    AE is out of Walnut shell as of now and they don't plan to restock it in the future. You are right that they have done runs of walnut shells, but they ran out of it in August, or so they say.
     


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    I think they are new styles created for black fri. I have seen the MacAdam in person, and the leather quality is a notch below standard AE
     


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    Any of you guys contact Allison regarding a minor MTO?

    Things like a different colored edge trim or even just adding a tap sole(save $50) to the basic makeup.

    I know this can be considered as "pushing it" but just wanted to see your thoughts.
     


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    Agreed.
     


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    I'm a 'true' 13.5C on a Brannock device; so I guess it makes sense that my Strands (13C) in a long and slim last fit me perfectly. I have a pair of 13C Sanfords (7 last) that are too short and wide (though only 'short' in that the toe box gets too tight too quickly; not like my toes are up against the front. I have 13D 5As that are big but fit alright with insoles.

    Hence why I think 14B might be my proper size in the 1 or 7.

    What complicates things even more is that my left foot is noticeably larger than my right foot (and I'm right handed, which is weird) - I think almost a full width's worth. You can tell just by looking at the lacing, especially the respective V-shapes on balmorals. [​IMG]
     
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