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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. dapperdoctor

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    Damn, I wish I had a pair of them!
     


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    First start with the colors you really want/need. Black? not necessary unless you are going to some really formal occasions or your office requires it, which it sounds like yours does not. I would go with Walnut and Merlot (Burgundy) first, if you are looking for a darker color other than Merlot then go with Brown.

    From personal experience (26 and work in a business casual office) I have only stepped foot in black colored shoes twice this year and you can bet they aren't Allen Edmonds. I see no reason to spend a large amount of money on black shoes knowing I will hardly ever wear them, mine are Cole Haans that I bought on sale and before I became an AE fanatic. Remember, you can wear other colors with your suits. Walnut is very versatile and so is Merlot. Chili is also a great color.
     


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    The issue many will note here is that you've focused on two blucher (also known as derby) models. See how the eyelets are on a flap? That is considered more informal. Balmoral models (Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Strand, etc.) are more formal and are traditionally worn with suits.

    That said, I wear black Clifton periodically with my suits (I wear a suit daily). It's not my favorite look, but it's totally pass-able. So I would go with black Cliftons and brown Delrays.
     


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    Those are fantasic!

    I have been looking for a pair of boots for the winter and these fit the bill perfectly. I just ordered a pair from Land's End who still had my size.



    Can anyone confirm, is the Bayfield made of Chromexcel leather? I was between the Oak Street Trench Boot, The Wolverine 1000 Mile and the Bayfield and decided I would stick to my fav shoemaker and get the Bayfield.
     


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    @ScottyBoy920 @Troilus @Gauss17 thanks for the quick reply!

    Reflecting on what you guys said, I'm now considering adding 3 pairs as prices are great.

    Would go with Clifton Walnut, Delray Brown and Brooks Fifth ave Black.

    Other thoughts?
     


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    While not the choices a "typical SFer" might have made, that rotation there can get you through really any situation.
     


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    I have a pair, and they're great looking shoes.

    I wish I'd been able to score the tan calf version too.
     
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    Snagging them, thank you! I am going with the same size as how I fit in the 5 last.
     


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    Thanks gents. I'd like to know if all Bayfieds are Chromexel as well, to be honest, I'm not really sure if mine are or not. [​IMG]
     


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    They are chromexcel.
     


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    If you like suede, sure. The price is right, the style is nice. Me personally, I'm not on board with suede yet. That may change. I did see some Gaziano & Girling shoes MTO in suede that I liked but it's out of my budget.
     


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    I think you'll be pleased.

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    If you push a little from underneather the leather does it lighten up? If so it is Chromexcel, and to be honest yours look very much like brown chromexcel


    example from the Alden thread

    [​IMG]
     


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