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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. runners n jeans

    runners n jeans Member

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    I was in your boat three months ago (and still am really), and was hesitant to buy used shoes on eBay without knowing how they would really fit. I came across this advice and went with it:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/48486/need-help-with-allen-edmonds-sizing#post_747856


    Quote: With that said, it's all too easy to buy shoes on eBay that you know won't fit the best simply because it's a good deal and you'll reason that you can add insoles, tongue pads, heel pads, double socks, etc. But in the end, $30-$60 on a shoe you won't wear because it doesn't fit is $30-$60 wasted. If you spend that on four pairs of shoes, you could have just gotten one pair that fits well that you'll actually enjoy wearing.
     
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    My replacement Leeds just arrived and after careful inspection, I'm happy to report that there are no noticeable defects. I think I got a damn near perfect pair [of factory 2nds]. It was only when I'd applied a coat of renovateur to my first pair that I noticed the defect (hole). I'll apply a coat of renovateur to them tonight to inspect them even more closely but as far as I can tell, I'll be keeping them.

    I'm amazed at how well the #1 last fits me. I wish my shell Macneil fit as well.

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    The telltale sign of a bargain shopper :)

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    This is what was wrong with the first pair:

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    I picked that pair up myself and missed that defect. Clearly I was blinded by the prospect of inexpensive shell cordovan [​IMG].
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    The military exchange price of AE shoes normally reflect sale prices. As soon as I saw this morning that the shell PA were available (thanks to SF!) I requested a quote from the Military Exchange on the black shell PA. Just got a reply from them (they have to get it from AE) and can't beleive the price quoted. This will be the lowest cost shell yet for me. As soon as I got the MilExch reply I called to place the order but the Special Order people only work till 4 CST so have to wait till Monday now.

    I've never seen black shell and seldom wear black shoes. But pretty sure I can figure out how to fit a pair into my rotation [​IMG] Wait, I still don't have any dark brown shell either, hmmm.
     
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    They look great, patrick! Glad it worked out so well for you. Enjoy!
     
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    Beautiful shoes, good sir. Looks like AE redeemed themselves...
     
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    When I put in "spectator" in the search box on the website before posting here, neither shoe came up. Thanks!
     
  9. violethour1951

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    Recently found a pair of Cliftons in my size at Nordstrom Rack, always thought they are good looking casual shoes -- little scuffed but nothing a bit of elbow grease can't fix:

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  10. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Speaking of Nordstrom Rack, the one by me in Paramus NJ recently got a load of Player's in walnut. Selling for $200.
     
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    I don't fit into the 222 last very well either. I like the prospect of a shell cordovan single monk, but fit is very important. And, shell has less give than calf.
     
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    +1
    My calf copy fits OK... no great but OK
     
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    Cross posted from "unexpected encounters with celebrities"

    So I went to the tiny Allen Edmonds store off Madison Ave. in midtown Manhattan yesterday afternoon to kill some time before meeting the wife for dinner.

    In walks Steve Weatherford - the NY Giants punter, who was great in the Super Bowl run. So great that that he got the franchise tag and will be paid $2.5 million a year.

    He was really cool with the SA helping him. The SA didn't remember his name, but kept introducing him enthusiastically to his colleagues as "the Giants punter."

    I left before he bought anything, but he was trying on something two-toned like the Broadstreet.

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