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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. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    I think the chili Shaker Heights bring out the gold and brown pattern in these grey slacks.
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  2. Gabru

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    Bourbon (Daltons) on ice !!

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  3. peppercorn78

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    Nice boots! Hope you don't end up on the rocks!
     
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    Touche my friend !!
    I got them Topyd, still they don't have a very good traction;but at least better than leather soles.
     
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    Hi All,

    This is my first post here. I have a good collection of Italian made shoes, and this is my first purchase of AE shoes. I had purchased 2 AE shoes over the holidays, walnut Black Hills and a walnut Dalton. I received the Black Hills yesterday and i am not really thrilled. I had tried the 8D in store and was advised to buy 8E. I got the 8E and i have to wear crew socks to get true fit. With regular socks they are little big.

    More than that, i already see a wrinkle forming on the shoe and because of the color variations on the shoe, i feel it looks prominent. And the biggest problem i am looking at is on the sole. The stitching that attaches the upper to the sole is not recessed. The stitching is exposed on the underside of the shoe. I am worried this will create problems.

    Should i return them?

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  6. peppercorn78

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    They look great, though!

    Long Branches + HDLP + fresh coat of polish = dealing with Brooklyn snow

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    Just for everyones SA....when you're shopping AE online...."in-stock" doesn't mean what you think it might. What I think it should mean is "ready and available for shipping".....what AE apparently defines "in-stock" as is...enclosed within a facility that is wholly owned, leased or otherwise operated by AE, a subsidiary or third party contractor. All of the items in my order are "in-stock" but unable to ship. I was even told some of them were still at production, but that means they're in stock! :nodding:
     
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    Given the type of leather it is (casual and rough), I'd expect and embrace that creasing.

    The stitching is a not an issue. That's how all rubber soled Goodyear welted shoes and boots I've ever seen are. I assume you're under the impression that if the stitching is cut, which will inevitably happen on those shoes, that the shoe will literally come apart because of it. There's more to that stitch than that. You could cut every individual loop present on each shoe and the sole would still stay on there.
     
  9. peppercorn78

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    As already stated, nothing wrong with the stitching on the sole. That's normal. If that's Dublin leather, the. It will crease and wrinkle like crazy, adding to the "ruggedness" of the design. However, if the shoe is too wide, you should return it (as long as it hasn't been worn outside). I would trade it in for the lower width if it really feels too wide. It will likely give a little at the snuggest point. Although looking at the pictures, it doesn't look like the shoe is super wide for your foot, as the eyestays are still laced quite far apart and I think I can see the bulge from the ball of your foot in the right part of the shoe. If it's an issue of there being too much "volume" in the shoe, you could try using a thin insole. However, it's always possible that the 5-65 last just doesn't work for your foot.
     
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  11. Kahuna75

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    A little GMTO shell Bayfield action in the snow yesterday...

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    Thanks everyone for your inputs. As i mentioned, with a thicker socks the fit is perfect. My biggest worry was the stitching. I will most likely keep it now. I am more excited about the Daltons which are arriving today. Right in time for the NY winter.
     
  13. Curbed Enthusiasm

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    I just got a pair of Park Avenues and the right shoe feels like the arch support is low, so on the instep I have this weird "slipping" feeling below my arch. Has anybody else experienced this before?
     
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    The color was the biggest selling point on his shoe. I loved the variations in the color on the shoe. This will be perfect with Jeans.
     
  15. peppercorn78

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    Brave man! Do you get water welts from snowflakes?
     
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    I'd be too scared to wear my Topy'd shoes on ice....I feel like they're just as slippery, if not more than leather! Bean Boots for me on the icy days...
     
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    The Dublin leathers are what are known as "pull up" leathers. When they are creased or folded, the oils and waxes in the leather move around within the layer of the material and account for the variation in color.

    I believe if you take your thumb and apply some firm pressure to the wrinkles and massage them, it will revert back to the original look... temporarily of course.
     
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    Can anyone help compare the 5-65 last and 7 last please in terms of fit? AE online chat recommended same width, but to size up .5 because the 5 last is shorter than the 5-65 last. Is this the consensus here? Thank you!
     
  19. peppercorn78

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    The 7 last is a little shorter than the 5 last and has a more sharply tapered toe box. Some size up for the 7, but that doesn't mean you will have to. I wear a 10.5 3E in both lasts. You can always exchange if it doesn't fit right.
     
  20. Gabru

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    thanks, Love this combo...
     
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