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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. tjyoung

    tjyoung Senior member

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    11B - my normal size. Left foot is a little too tight. Right isn't too bad.
     
  2. tradbrah

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    Should I swap out my black Park Avenues for brown Park Avenues? Just really don't have a huge use for black shoes aside from formal occasions a couple times a year. I could probably just wear the brown PA's at the same events that I would wear black PA's.

    Am I answering my own question?
     
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    I wear an 8E in the suede strand and bought an 8E in the Amok as well. Waiting on delivery should be tomorrow or day after.
     
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    Thanks and a very astute observation on your part. My left foot is slightly larger than my right (which is very common) so has more volume therefore less creasing.

    I looked and surprisingly I do not have any more pictures of my shell PA's. I will try to get a couple for you in the next few days. My fingers are crossed for you too!

    Beat me to it Doc, well done [​IMG]
     
  6. sleepyinsanfran

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    looks like a chukka design with the sides trimmed... but maybe that's my overactive imagination
     
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  7. sleepyinsanfran

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    ^^ ahh too late, turnes out @csmitty already said that on the prev. page
     
  8. YoungSweet

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    Burgundy shell Grayson came in, looking great, definitely a keeper. I took a guess on the size but it was spot on. Very happy with the purchase, especially for that price
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    Some discolorations that made them seconds, probably due to thick layers of polish. I'm planning to hit them with a light coat of reno to take out the dark spots.
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    I regret not going for those :(
     
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    This is actually a classic English derby style. Here's one from Loake:

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    Lobb:

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    St. Crispins, though they're not English, but you get the point:

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    @peppercorn78 & @YRR92 : interesting! I learn so much in these parts of the internets!
     
  14. sleepyinsanfran

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    yeah that's strange: a calf derby in that rather refined style would have been nicer instead of steerhide
     
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    Is saddle leather really rough, though? Sure, rougher than calf, but not as rough as Dublin/CXL. I'd rank it around pebble grain.

    I think it suits the last and welt style, but the price is a bit high for anything less than calf. I think it would be a great shoe to show off some of their new calfskin finishing, too. In burnished burgundy?

    They really should have made the suede version which you can see here, too:

    http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/AE_Fall2012_CatalogSupplement.pdf
     
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    Just got the Amok's from AE's...there are a few blemishes on the left shoe. I'm debating whether to return them or keeping them as the color is something that well, will get dirty. Can I get your opinions this? Sorry for the quick iPhone pic
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  17. sleepyinsanfran

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    The marks are really minor - I would suggest keeping them if they fit you well (a lot of people find it hard to get a good fit on the amok)
     
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    Dude, you paid $67. Keep those puppies.
     
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    ^ true. Will be rocking them tomorrow. Thanks guys
     
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    BTW, the tan saddle leather AE uses nowadays has changed to calfskin according to Allison. I got a sample of it and noticed it was much thinner than I expected. I asked whether it was maybe just top grain, and this was her response:

    Quote: Tomorrow I will try to take pictures of the samples I've received.
     
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