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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. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Senior member

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    Neither of those are on the 5 last, they are 8 last shoes. Still narrower than their more bulbous offerings, but the 5 last is a perfect balance for office and evening wear.
     
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    The Kenilworth is on the 5 last, so should fit the same as your Park Avenue. The Leed is on the 1 last, which is more generous width wise, so you might want to get sized at an AE store before you buy this one online. The Delray on the 8 last is a little more tapered, but not as slim as the 5 overall, might have a little bit less toe space though.

    When in doubt, if you have an AE location near you, use the resources at our disposal...
     
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    It is a shame really. AE is notorious for discontinuing great looking styles. Except for maybe a few current styles, they don't seem to be making any design I'd want to add to my collection.
     
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    I said this in the MTO AE thread, and i'll say it here.

    Note to AE:

    Please make more 8 last shoes.

    Thank you.
     
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    I wore my strands all day yesterday and at the end of the day my feet were killing me.

    I normally only wear them for my 8 hour shift and I change into running shoes. After work we had a work party so I decided to wear them there. When I got home after midnight my feet were done.

    Am I the only one who experienced the strands not being comfortable?
     
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    Wearing my Dundees today, they are "dark brown" but compared to my strands they are lighter and also have less red in them. I love the color.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm with you, my regular line AEs always leave my feet a little sore after an extended wear. Some people don't mind the comfort of a bare insole, but i prefer at least a little half sock liner if possible. Luckily, there is always AE MTO :slayer:
     
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    Love the dundees, I had to let mine go due to poor fit. Waiting on an available seconds in my new size.
     
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    Haven't worn the grey McTavishes in a while so I thought I'd break them out . . .

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    They are 243 and only black is included in the sale
     
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    Beauty - gorgeous color indeed. Very light for "dark brown." Looks almost like my truffle/cappuccino pair!
     
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    The fit was a little snug around the pinky toe but I seem to have broken them in now because they fit like a glove. I suspect the cork settling gave me just enough wiggle room above my pinky toe. I hope you are able to snag pair eventually.
     
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    Only 3 are included: Manistee (walnut) $80, Dearborn (bourbon) and classic (various colors) are $65
     
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    How long/how many wears does it take to break them in?
     
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    Havent tried strands but my Kenilworths stopped making my feet tired after 6 months, maybe a year of fairly often wear. Sometimes my feet get sore from a whole night of dancing if I go out in them, but thats probably something that happens regardless of what shoes you wear.

    You guys might want to consider the Brooks Brothers version of the strand, as it comes with the "Poron" insole. Keep in mind you may have to size up for the tighter fit as a result of the thicker insole.
     
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    I would say I am up to about 10-15 wearings and they are more comfortable each time I grab them. Now if only I could break in some of my other stuff, my cordovan Strand have only been worn once since getting them. At that rate I won't be breaking them in for a year.
     
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    I'm looking to pick up a pair of burgundy loafers, probably the Kenwood because I like beefrolls. They sell the Kenwood with a rubber sole and a leather one. I'm a big fan of taking care of shoes and that usually means putting topy on the soles of shoes I'll be wearing a lot. I prefer the look of the leather sole but can see the rubber one being useful. Can anyone here speak from experience or speculate about whether the rubber sole looks cheap and if I should get some neutral-color topy applied once I get the leather-soled version? I live in a city and do a decent amount of walking, not on a daily basis but with some regularity.

    Thanks!
     
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    Nice. Don't see them posted a lot around here, but I like mine.
     
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    I wish they had that same lacing and 'butterfly' thing near the lacing with a 'real' cap toe.
     
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    Quote:Well, got an update. I was back and forth with the recraft manager on different options. They said they minimized the dents and would be able to work out the scuffs. They also said I could return or apply the value to a new pair. Was kinda wondering if they knew they were 2nds even with out the brand on the sole. For keeping the shoes she offered a recraft certificate, a 20% off next purchase and basically the prestige package (bags, trees, polish) So thinking I could use the 20% on a shell MTO I agreed. Got them Wed, and was pretty disappointed that it seemed they really didn't do much. The scratches/scuffs were still there and the dents were still noticable (actually found another I didn't catch before) Also I didn't see anything in the box about the 20% off. Just the recraft certificate. So asking about that as it was a big selling point to me. The good news is they didn't seem to use much product on them. I wore them Thur to start getting the cork back to form and wiped them down at the end of the day and not much came off. Followed by a good brushing. I def. missed them. Guess the honeymoon is over with them, just wish the first scratches were my own. [​IMG]
     
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