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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. lemmy127

    lemmy127 Senior member

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    Once mine need a recraft, I was thinking of changing it to look like this Tricker's x Superdenim collaboration make-up with black Dainite sole and natural welt:
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    Just got my walnut MacGregor firsts and i noticed something off about it immediately when I took it out of the box.

    Anyone care to guess?
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    Reason enough to return?
     
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    Meh, I'm quite tolerant for shoes that are on discount. Especially considering how far the shipment has to come to get to you.

    But that's me. I think my long branches are lasted slightly off center like that too. I got them for 219$.

    YMMV as per usual.
     
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    I'm completely missing it (and I am myself today returning a pair of McGregor "firsts" today).
     
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    The left shoe's entire wingtip piece is a bit off center. The fact that it took a while for me to see it, even with close inspection of zoomed in photos of the shoes being side by side makes me think I would keep them... especially if it's as much of a hassle to exchange them as I can imagine it is.
     
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    Wearing brown grain Kiowas today. (Yes, I'm wearing white socks.)

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    Your photo appears to confirm my shell burgundy Leeds and Macneil aquisitions (also from the Shoe Bank). My burgundy shell Macneils are a much darker shade compareded to my Leeds. Thanks for posting nick!
     
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    wow not one can complain about a stubby toe cap on those...they are cool looking
     
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    In the interest of Full Disclosure, I wear a 3E, so individual results might vary depending on the width of the shoe.
     
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    I'm a recent college grad about to start my career in public accounting. I work in a business casual environment, with stress on the "business", i.e. wool pants and dress shirts, no jackets or ties, but no khakis either. I have the AE Park Ave for formal occasions. For everyday business casual, I have a pair of black AE Presidio loafers and am looking to add one more pair of AE's, preferably in brown. I am looking at the Fifth Ave, the Lexington and the Kenilworth. However, I am concerned about quality issues I've read about the Lexington and Kenilworth. Any recommendations on my second business casual shoe?
     
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    I haven't had any issues with my bourbon Kenilworths. But if you are looking for other suggestions, I don't think you can go wrong with a brown or bourbon Strand.
     
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    Also take a look at the Carlyle, Leeds, and Strand - all in brown calf.

    Chris
     
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    Will the strand be too much ornamentation to wear 2-3 times a week?

    I've read about issues with the Kenilworth bowing at the ankles. How would you say the fit is for the Kenilworth compared to others on the 5 last like the Park ave? Did you have to get a different size?
     
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    Congrats on the wedding!

    If you decide that your shared closet is just too damn small for some of those lovely shell offerings in my size I'd be happy to liberate them.
     
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    Love the kenilworth. Bows a little but I'm not bothered.

    Runs slightly looser than park ave, but not enough to change sizes.
     
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    Is the extra space in the toes by chance? In the Park Ave, I went with the 10.5 D over 10 D because the 10 D was slightly tight in the outer toes. So I wonder if I'll be okay going to the 10 D in the Kenilworth.
     
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    This is my experience as well.

    I work in education, so I guess I can't really speak to how things are perceived in the accounting world, but I can't imagine there's anything wrong with semi-brogues in that environment. I wear Strands, MacNeils, and Alden longwings all the time. Perforations make a shoe more casual, not more formal.
     
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    Chukkas & boots
    Dundee black shell
    Dundee brown shell

    Fifth Street brown calf
    Fifth Street black calf
    Bellevue brown calf
    Gobi Navy suede
    Bleeker Street bitter chocolate suede

    Rothsay black leather (recrafted-chili welt, black sole)
    Rothsay brown leather

    Dalton chili austerity
    Dalton boubon (toe / heel perforations only)
    Dalton black calf
    Dalton burg shell

    Long Branch brown
    Long Branch black
    Long Branch brown shell

    Sturgis Bob’s chili
    Odenwald chestnut dublin

    Bayfield brown shell toe-only perforations
    Bayfield brown calf
    Bayfield medium brown CXL

    Eagle County navy calf
    Eagle County merlot calf
    Eagle County brown grain

    The Park Aves are for my upcoming wedding. It will be small and casual, but my attire will be immortalized in photos as grey suit w black Park Aves.

    -The recent discussions on that topic were helpful.


    Wow! That is a lot of nice shoes! And they think I have a problem!

    Excellent point about the photos - I M M O R T A L I Z E D !
     
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