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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. kgmessier

    kgmessier Distinguished Member

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    Walnut Lombards from yesterday...

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    I wore my Walnut Lombards Thursday - that is a great looking shoe. I really like it with the navy.

    Chris
     


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    I too have a sizing question. I tried on some fifth avenue's today (7.5D) everything fit pretty snug besides the laced up area. I was wondering if it'd become more comfortable after the shoe is broken into. Once broken in, would there be a little more room to breathe?
     


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    whats wrong with the 8D?
     


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    The tightest part of the 5 last is the vamp, which does stretch, but not by leaps and bounds. If it is too snug now, you need to go up in either width or length, depending on how snug it is, and where it is snug. Did you get yourself properly measured?. The 5 last isn't for everyone, and I think far too many people try to make it work when they shouldn't. The 5 last is designed for those with longer and narrower feet, and those who don't fit that description tend to really have to finagle their way into the shoe.

    I use myself as an example. The 5 last for is the best fitting shoe I have ever tried, and I have tried on a lot of the forum favorites, i.e. C&J 348 last, and all of them are too big in the heel. When I wear the 5 last, I go down in length to a 12 and maintain my C width, and they fit like a glove.

    You could experience similar fit issues. Where is it snug on you? Everywhere? Heel? Vamp? Toe box?

    There's no sense in trying to fit a square peg into a round hole if they don't fit you. You could need a different AE last, i.e. the 7, which is the most popular I think, and the best fitting for average feet.
     


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    Thanks to these pics you have now forced all of us who failed to kop at $139 to kick ourselves in the rear. Hard. Fantastic photos. Great, great shoe.
     
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    8D is too long.


    It is only a little tight at the vamp area. Unfortunately, i neglected to get myself measured, the sales associate simply suggested in getting a wider shoe, (7.5E rather than D). I Figured she just tied the shoes too tight. The toe box and heel feel comfortable.
     
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    Is there a shoe similar to the fifth ave or park ave in black but is roomier in the toe area?

    I've tried every size of the above mentioned shoes (9D, 9E, 9.5D). The 9D fits fine but way too cramped in the toe. The 9E becomes way too wide but the toe feels ok.

    Been looking for a plain, black, captoe for a long time but can't find any.... I usually wear a 9D in barrie last for Alden, but I haven't found any similar shoes in Alden either. Can anyone help?
     


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    are loafers able to be very dressy shoes? i believe that laceups are more dressy. I am deciding between the Park avenues or the the veronas or presidio. anybody know which will be the better buy as far as which i can wear to occasions. i will be buying a brown pair of shoes for darker colors & a black pair for my grey slacks.
     


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    Get a brown pair of loafers and a black pair of lace-ups.
     
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    I got a pair of the strands in walnut and I like them, but...I belive they are too small.

    I measure 11.5 but I got a 10 when I went to the store because of my heel slipping in larger sizes. So here is my problem, when I walk in them my forefoot hurts and this didnt happen when I was in the store. So I wore them to a fundraising dinner tonight and I was uncomfortable the entire time. The shoes are worn, tonight was the first time, and I dont see myself wearing them again because they are that uncomfortable, do they accept returns?
     


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    Please clarify...who are 'they'? The store you purchased them from? or Allen Edmonds? Have you checked your receipt? Return policies are usually printed on the receipt.
     


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    Have you tried Brooks Brothers? They offer a number of shoes in both D and E widths so you might find something that would fit. I like the Peal perf captoe. Sounds like you can skip the $350 "made in USA" models, those are Allen Edmonds I believe. If you wait for a sale you can get a substantial discount, the Xmas sale approaches 40% off IIRC.
     


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    I bought them from a Allen Edmonds store and the receipt does not say, but the website says 14 days for unworn shoes. I do not want my money back I just want the correct size. So I am assuming I will have to go up a half size or a full size and go to a narrow shoe. Part of me feels that the sales rep should have helped more, but I may be wrong. I did get a weird vibe from him though.
     


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    Its your responsibility to voice any fit concerns.

    You've now worn them.

    To ebay or B&S they go.
     


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