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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. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    Very nice.

    I have some of AE's "brown" shell cordovan and it looks similar to truffle (I don't own any truffle)

    Case in point, Bwn shell strands:

    [​IMG] bwn shell townleys [​IMG]
    My pix are not as nice as yours.
     
  2. hoit1981

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    They may feel ok at the moment, but you do seem to want an answer as to why they are creasing. It definitely looks like these are too narrow for you - the gap in between laces is quite extreme IMO. Ill fit is definitely one reason why you could be seeing this strange creasing. FWIW, I'm a 13D on the Brannock and wear a 12EEE in the Clifton. I suggest (as others have said) that you size down in length, and up the width.
     
  3. BagleyBrown

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    Thanks to Cold Iron and Cool Arrow...I just now ordered a pair of Bentons in brown Shell Cordovan.

    If I understand correctly,
    the lighter colors in shell are exquisite, beautiful, showing many shades in light, but rare/hard to find.

    AE currently offers darker colors which are more certain to match, so there is less waste involved.

    I look forward to the re-entry of walnut or truffle, but still love both the burgundy and the brown shell available now.

    I only recently became aware of this shell mto option, and it is not going well for my checkbook.

    Currently on order:

    -No perferation, chili calf Dalton with 511g last and rubber sole
    -Black shell Aston
    -Brown shell Benton
    -unnamed plain toe boot from the fall line up, in black shell cordovan. Think Harley D.
     
  4. Buddy0329

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    They look too long and too narrow for your foot. It's easy to get the width feeling right if you go long enough.
     
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    Do you wear the orthotics or will they be taken out? I find myself looking at the orthodox line for other styles but am concerned about sizing without the insole.
     
  6. BagleyBrown

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    I am not diagnosed with any orthotic need, but I prefer the added padding when I'm on my feet all day. (6'4" 250 lbs)

    I test drove a pair on clearance just to see what I thought. Once I wore them, I was hooked.

    With the orthotic pad and the rubber sole, the 511g seems to fit just like a 511 shoe without the orthotic insert.
     
  7. peppercorn78

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    I've got an unperfed Dalton in the works too, pending leather samples.

    What is this upcoming boot? How did you find pix (and will you share), and what last is it on?

    I have the voyager for everyday neighborhood walking. They're my "dad" shoes. I do appreciate the orthotic insole quite a bit...
     
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    Any chance you got post a side by side shot with the park avenues? The Caryles seem to have a longer, more modern toe-taper which I'm digging.
     
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  9. Kahuna75

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    I too put in for leather samples for less perfed Dalton...fighting between an awesome pebble/regular vass boot knockoff I spotted in a thread or half suede half calf type thing...really hoping to delay long enough to see fall line up.
     
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    Ha! That's what I was planning on. Combination dark chili/ chili grain. Kind of a shortwing boot version of my regent streets.
     
  11. Kahuna75

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    LOL...that is a smoking hot boot...I was thinking burgundy or chili also...I am thinking a lighter welt as I kind of like the way that pops. I have not done a true MTO yet so I may PM you for some advice.
     
  12. peppercorn78

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    No prob. I've done 4 so far.
     
  13. watchidiot

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    I'm currently based out of Brunei, a mere 2 hr flight from Manila. But yes, I was born and bred in the Philippines and was back home just last week where I got the full experience of the sights, smells and sounds of the PI jeepney. Best experienced in dreams and not in Metro Manila at 12nn, with 80% humidity haha.

    I love driving around Subic Bay and Clark AFB. Thanks to the US, those places have been maintained very nicely and is probably one of the few places the urban have mixed nicely with the wild. It's also probably the only two places in the Philippines where ALL the road signs are followed.

    Hope to share some stories with you in the future!

    Back to regular programming...
     
  14. BagleyBrown

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    That is 3 'reduced perferation' Daltons currently on order. Hopefully, we'll see all three pairs here eventually to compare notes.

    unnamed plain boot is a wish list item, I'm hopin'
     
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    Another new member, I'd love the same information. Thanks in advance!

    Also, does the 2 for $300 cover all the 'tent sale' listings including cordovan?
     
  16. peppercorn78

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    The only discount I'm aware of is that our rep at AE (Allison Meyer) will waive the custom shoe design fee to place MTO orders. For more info on that, please see the fairly exhaustive AE MTO thread (1st page has details).

    As far as I know, the 2/299 sale has now ended, and that was on second quality closeout styles only. I believe the cordovan westchester loafer was honored, if you were lucky enough to snag one in your size.

    The "Tent Sale" happened last month.

    Never fear, though, outlet sales happen frequently. Just follow this thread for news...
     
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  17. rc121

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    And Allison was ok with doing the reduced perforations? I had asked previously about doing a current style with no broguing or pinking and was told that these were part of the pattern and couldnt be removed.
     
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    Just my luck! Thanks for the reply!
     
  19. Kahuna75

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    I am not that far along yet I am only to the requesting leather samples yet.
     
  20. peppercorn78

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    The actual response I got was "I think so, but I will have to check."

    Pinking cannot be altered.
     
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