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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. tuckfro

    tuckfro Active Member

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    Ok, so it seems my local guy can't order the Long Branch because it is being discontinued. Warehouse told him they were out of stock but could do MTO. I'd rather not wait until February for MTO, so any advice on where to find a good deal on waxy brown Long Branches?
     


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    Is there a reason you cant order them on allenedmonds.com?
     


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    Nope, only I was going to get 30% off from my local store. $245 vs. $350 is quite a difference.
     


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    I have a 9D foot and wear 9D on the 1-511 last (Dalton, Finch, Shelton). For the record, I have gotten away fine with 8.5D, though I bet 8.5E would also work.
     


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    This is relatively normal, as many have heel slippage when they use the same size as other 5-65 lasted shoes. The idea is the blucher just fits differently. I actually wear 8.5D in 5-65 balmorals and the Kenilworth, though my Kenilworths are shell.
     


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    Thank you and no need to apologize for any questions! I would hope not in this thread anyhow.

    Yes they are all Dundee's and that is the Dark Brown front bottom. It is a great color. I really like chukka's and also how a plain toe shows off shell, the Dundee is perfect IMO for shell. For my foot yes they are true to Brannock size. The 1 last fits me very well, especially the Dundee's.
     


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    Any thoughts on fit between the calf vs shell models?
     


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    Cheers, my good fellow.
     


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    Awesome. This is my first MTO; really excited about it.
     


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    Cold Iron is a great resource for all things AE shell. :fistbump: "Nothing dubious" is spot on. I have numerous shell models from Alden, AE, and C&J, shoes and boots, laced and loafers They all use Horween shell. :nodding: Each company finishes its shell models differently, so the level of shine achieved out of the box is different, with Alden being the most shiny, followed by AE and then C&J. Some like a high shine; others like a more matte presentation. Level of moisture in the shell is also different out of the box, with Alden being the most moist, followed by AE and then C&J. This is not necessarily good or bad, it just is. The Dundee (chukka boot) and Leeds (PTB) are on AE's 1 last. Alden's chukka and PTB are on the Barrie last. For my foot, I prefer AE's 1 last to Alden's Barrie last. I am TTS 9.5D. I wear Alden's Barrie in 9D and AE's 1 last in 10C.
     


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    Ended up ordering a pair of blue neumoks from the second's sale!
     


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    Sounds nice, and familiar:

    Eagle County MTO:
    MERLOT CALF
    TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    BURNISHED TOE AND HEAL
    BRASS EYELETS
    REGULAR INSOLE (Thought Poron, but never tried last - Allison says very similar to 5 - it cannot be too tight.)
    LEATHER MIDSOLE WITH A TOBY MINI LUG OUTSOLE (Have Long Branch w/Vibram sole. Chunky. Danite maybe?)
    BLACK SPLIT REVERSE WELT (should this be brown?)
    REGULAR EDGE
    BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

    Does this sound too busy?

    COME ON WITH THE FULLY INTERACTIVE "BUILD YOUR OWN MTO" PAGE, AE!!! We wanna see as we create!!!
     


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    Is this torn leather? ...looks like a rip. New (clean sole). Will it be an issue when recrafting? Advice?
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