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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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    Thanks for the heads up. $99 closeouts seems like a very sweet deal to me. I'll have to look into that and stay tuned.
     


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    I think the Aberdeen is about a half size bigger than the 5 last. Mine are the same size as some perfect fitting stands, and the are just too roomy. Should have exchanged then for a slightly smaller pair.

    I really like the Aberdeen, it's just a bit to big.
     


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    What color is better in amberdeen the brown or tan? With jeans and slacks. Thanks for the help David!
     
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    I generally use this method for my dress shoes. It is close to bar, except it tightens nicely and can be used on even or odd number of eyelets.

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm
     


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    I agree that the pics don't show the proper angle of the... 'fanning' happening on the right shoe's pinking; some of it fans up, other parts lay against the vamp.[​IMG]
     
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    I picked up a pair in bourbon for $199 in late August this year. That's the lowest I've ever seen them.
     
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    Thanks, halfnhalfnhalf! Looking good!
     


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    I have them in tan and wear them all the time with jeans. As someone else mentioned, they seem a little roomier than my other AE's in the same size.
     


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    So my strands, AE McAllisters, and BB McAllisters all fit differently. I used the same size for all three, the strands fit perfect, the AE McAllisters are loose and the BB McAllisters are tight. What gives?!

    I should note that the AE McAllisters were MTO, if that has anything to do with it. I know that the BB McAllisters have a different insole which Is certainly taking up more room and is creating tightness in the vamp.

    How have you guys faired with these shoes?


    Side note: my Neumoks and Cronmoks fit fine, same size as the shoes above.

    Crazy 5 last!
     


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    The more I look at the Carson City, the more I'm liking it, wedge and all, although I do agree the white sole is fugly (I would go with the dark brown leather and red sole) and I'm not crazy about the speed hooks. It doesn't come in a 9.5 E so I'd have to try 10.5 D instead. What I'd REALLY like is a pair of shell Daltons to go with my walnuts, but I could be waiting many months if not years for those to show up on the seconds list. In the meantime, as a "poor man's Dalton", the Carson City might scratch my itch just fine.

    Here is my question: Generally speaking, on a shoe with a wedge sole, is it possible to replace the sole with something like the Dalton's butyl double leather (complete with actual heel)? Or is it once a wedge, always a wedge?

    P.S. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and have finally decided to start posting. I humbly apologize in advance for any noob mistakes I make and would welcome constructive criticism. By way of context, I caught the AE bug only a few months ago but am already at 20+ pairs. The breadth and depth of knowledge in this thread of shoes in general and AEs in particular is amazing!
     


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    As you note, the BB AE shoes fit tighter due to the poron insole. Not sure why your Strands and McAllisters fit differently.
     


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    Do you have any experience with BB shoes? How did you size compared to the AE model?
     


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    20+ pairs in a few months? Man, you have got the fever bad! Welcome to the forum.
     


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