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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. thehaven22

    thehaven22 Well-Known Member

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    Should I bite on the seconds Park Avenue for $249? I am a senior in college and I have a pair of brown burnish Fifth Avenues to carry me through any interviews the rest of the year, although I don't have a pair of black dress shoes so it would be nice to have the option. If I pass up, it would be to wait for a better deal since I'd want a pair eventually. Would a better deal come up any time soon? My size is also a 6.5 E, so there is a higher chance of it not being in stock at a 3rd party seller.
     
  2. FatTuesday

    FatTuesday Senior member

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    There will be at least one opportunity a year to buy the reduced seconds of PA's - this RDA sale in October. There are other attractive sales on seconds throughout the year, but it does not always include the PA's. You must to determine need vs. available cash.
     
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  4. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Black Park Aves rarely go on sale. Firsts or seconds. 250 is an ok price. But for 30$ more, you could get first quality black 5th aves. I can't imagine a scenario where wearing a black punch cap instead of stitch cap will cost you a job.

    The Nordy Anniversary sale in July is the best chance to get black PAs for a good price.

    You may also be able to find black Harrison 2nds in your size on deeper discount.
     
  5. beavisvons

    beavisvons New Member

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    The Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers Park Avenue & Fifth Ave are both on sale for $149. If they have them in your size, that would be the cheapest option.
     
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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Oh yes, how could I forget!!

    Def call the shoe bank and see if they have the brooks brothers black park Abe in your size. That's a great deal.
     
  7. FatTuesday

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    Oops. Yes, get the BB PA's or 5th Aves now if they have your size. You won't beat the $149 price. Like @peppercorn78 said, you have to call for the list of shoes available in your size. Call Jill at (740) 948-9033. I just bought a pair of BB 5th Aves for $149.
     
  8. thehaven22

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    Thanks for all the replies. Unfortunately, there are no Brooks Brothers Park Avenues or 5th Avenues in my size. I will probably get the regular seconds Park Avenues some point soon though.
     
  9. njruss

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    How about the Jos A Bank Boardroom? Isn't that the same as the PA?
     
  10. beavisvons

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    Same style, different last, IIRC the Boardroom is only $129.
     
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    I bought a pair of Promontory Points secondhand; the seller had thrown away the original orthotics that come with the boots, does anyone know how I'd go about getting replacements? They're not the brown ones that AE sells.
     
  12. polojock615

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    BURGUNDY SHELL CORDOVAN STRAND UPDATE!!!

    OK everyone – this is the make-up we are trying to get done:
    • Strand
    • Burgundy shell cordovan
    • Independence lining & insole
    • Medium brown transparent edge dressing
    • Chili normal welt
    • Single JR sole
    • Wheeling & fudging
    • Brown slip bead

    This is who has committed to this -
    @Polojock615
    @Cxk5075
    @tdes81
    @Gatszu
    @Suitntieguy
    @Indyoshi68
    @sungmineyo
    @Shawnc
    @hp5273
    @Mean Mr Mustard

    WE ONLY NEED TWO MORE!!!! Who is in?
     
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  13. Dashaansafin

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    Can anyone please post the outsole length for a 8.5 sized AE Strand? Looking to make a purchase but not near an AE store...I normally wear 9.5 in Nikes and an 8.5 in Carminia (which has a bit of heel slippage). Thanks!
     
  14. gatszu

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    Outsole dimension is not accurate to determine size. The outsole is manually trimmed and will vary wildly in size. A left and right shoe may not have same outsole dimension. You should be fitted.
     
  15. Denton

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    How was the fit for you? I measure 10.5E on Brannock but for whatever reason comfortable in 10.5 D even on 5 last.

    I ordered 10 D...will I be returning them? Chili looks great!
     
  16. bradybot

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    I think the old catalogs are great. Here is my redux with my bourbon Fifth Avenues.
    I obviously have too much time on my hands.[​IMG]
     
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    I ordered my Shaker Heights in the same size as 95% of all my other AE's (couple of Rough Collection shoes 1/2 size smaller than the rest) and they fit great. I can't say, but you might want to go with the 10.5 in the Shaker Heights.

    Chris
     
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    Shaker is forgiving on width so you may luck out. However length wise I take a 12 on the 65 and 13 on shaker
     
  19. FatTuesday

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    GMTO for brown shell Dundees forming over at the Allen Edmonds MTO thread. Trying to get it in during the RDA sale for sale pricing. Check it out!
     
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  20. MichaelKnight

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    How does this work? I've been watching for some of these in my size on ShoeBank.
     
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