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

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  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    The jacket looks like a traditional fit in the sleeve and overall length. Can't tell the girth from the photo. Personally, I favor darker jeans with mild distressing for social occasions. Oh yeah, the shoes are cool too.
     


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    Pluripotent Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm not interested in the overly tight aesthetic, be it skinny jeans or too small SCs, but I'll admit that these jeans probably are a bit baggy. I bought this jacket as part of a my first suit (for interviews) and was trying to get some mileage out of it since I rarely wear it (and probably overpaid). Thought it would make a good SC and hoping that I didn't screw up too badly before I knew anything about buying a suit. Here is a picture of it buttoned, which I didn't publish at first because it's pretty blurry. I think these pictures may be making the jacket look longer than it is because my arms aren't straight and the angle of the camera. It may be only about 1 inch too long. It might be a bit boxy, though.

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  3. plei89

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    Which one should I get:

    Daltons or Fifth Street Boots?
     


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    Very different boots
     


  5. plei89

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    For business casual and weekends. Which is more versatile?
     


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    Fifth Street gets my vote.
     


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    Those suede 5th Avenues from a few pages ago are awesome. I had no idea that model existed.

    In other news, I just scored a new pair of shell Sanfords for $160. :slayer:
     


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    How?
     


  9. Cold Iron

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    I have both, my Daltons are shell which is slightly more chocolate in color than the walnut Dalton in calf. I like them both a lot. The 5th St. I believe may be discontinued soon as there are only a few sizes left on the website. If you can grab the 5th St. before they are gone I would highly recommend it.
     


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    I had to bring my shell Strands (3 months of regular wear) back to the store today because the heel was splitting. They're going to replace the heel free of charge and send them back to me in 2 weeks, no hassle at all and no questions asked. While I'm a little disappointed the heel started splitting so quickly, AE has some of the best customer service I've ever experienced, so +1 to them for that. I'm excited to get my shoes back and hopefully I won't have any more issues with them (at least for a long while).
     


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    Regarding the new 3-333 last:

    I'm an 11B/C but can do 11D in the 5 last. I tried on an 11D and a 10.5D in the new 3 last Larchmont and they were both much too full. The toe is fairly elongated as well. I don't find them any narrower than the 5 last, but maybe I'm wrong.
     


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    When you say they are too full, do you mean too much girth? Can you offer more details regarding heel, instep, etc.?
     


  13. sartorialnoob

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    I asked for advice on my next shoe a few pages back. If the Fifth Street boot is being discontinued, I might get them in black. Would that work for the ubiquitous black cap toe or is the perforating on the cap too informal for full business attire? If so, I might go for the brown as it is a color of shoe I don't have covered.

    Nordstrom's website, at least for now, seems to have a full selection. If I'm lucky that will hold out until their anniversary sale.

    Also, I thought I had seen some pictures of the FS with a plain cap. Are there any of those around?
     


  14. Cold Iron

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    IMO and for what it is worth the perforating on a cap toe does not take away from the formalness of a dress shoe or boot except in the most formal occasions. Even then it is a matter of personal preference, if it looks good to you and you feel good about it (and not self conscience) that is what matters the most. Most Americans would think brogueing and perforations more formal than captoe or plain toe from what I’ve seen. I am headed to the gun club this morning to shoot my remaining rounds of Winter League skeet and have on my Bayfields. If I wore my Dalton or FS boots everyone would ask me where the hell is my pink tutu. No one will give the Bayfields a second thought.

    The FS is not in the clearance section of the AE website. But when I picked up my 5th St. at the AE store it was mentioned to me that the sale pricing was clearance pricing so not sure if it is going away or not. If anyone does know of a 5th St. made with a plain toe cap I would be extremely interested in picking it up.
     


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    Thanks. I'm thinking the 5th St. in black would cover that basic black cap toe, and here in the midwest it would work for all but black tie occasions. In a suit, almost no one will notice that it's a boot.

    Here is the picture I posted a few pages back of my current dress shoe collection:
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    I agree that the a brown wingtip would be a good addition, and I like the MacAllister, but it only comes in black or walnut. Can anyone recommend something in a darker brown?
     


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