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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. Zzen

    Zzen Well-Known Member

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    No offense taken, that's all ego. I do yoga to keep mine in check :)

    Still curious if any of you shell aficionados have seen a shell offering from AE without the JR sole. I don't see why someone would MTO the other sole since it would not make it cheaper as I understand the program.

    Maybe I will take it by my AE store and see if they can make sense of the makeup.
     
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    Was that in-store? I checked AllenEdmonds.com and they have them listed at $197 for firsts. With 20% off, they're knocked down to around $157. How'd you get them at the $125 price point for firsts?
     
  3. shoosensuits

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    Received a pair of Hale seconds. One of the main reasons these caught my eye was the elongated cap, relative to other AE caps. However, on the pair I recieved the cap seems short, closer to the PA/FA. Beyond the expected variability from pair to pair, could this be a defect on my seconds pair?
     
  4. Neo1

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    I debated on the Kenilworth a while but decided against it. Maybe sometime I'll pick that up. I can't remember now but I think it was you who said you could pretty much get away with wearing whatever you wanted (?) I work in a super conservative environment so all that talk about the walnut strand made me a little envious - wayyy to showy for me, although really nice looking.

    Anyway, I wanted to note that I own the neumok in red - the pictures are NOT at all representative, the color is much duller / more burnished than it looks on the shoebank page. I tried all four - I would actually consider the brown to be the most flashy, more so than either the blue or green. I don't like my shoes to be the centerpiece of what I'm wearing - with a casual outfit I find that the red neumok works. The brown one, no way. With the current prices I would pull the trigger on the red or green if you don't have it already.
     
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    Did they start doing dust bags for seconds? Must be a new thing. Never did dust bags for seconds or DR (anything) that I knew of.
     
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    I could comment on this but there are other forum members that could probably make better jokes than me.
     
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    I have been sent the regular cordovan black bags with one pair of cordovan seconds (though it was a display pair so not technically a seconds). I also got sent some lower quality grey shoe bags I had never seen before with my cordovan Strands and McAllisters. I think my SA was nice enough to throw in the grey ones when I got them.

    The Clark Streets I got the other day did not come with bags though.
     
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    I think if you hit the Neumoks with some conditioner that should bring out a more flashy color in them. I think someone posted pics of a Cronmok before and after in here showing that the leather was very dull and boring before conditioning.

    I have also been considering the olive Neumoks in my size but I think I will have to pass, would have loved them in snuff though.
     
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    @ZzenI think they look pretty good. I'd feel like getting a regular sole is a bit of a downer since part of the value for shell is the JR sole. What size are they?:)
     
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    Decision made. Finally actually put them on. Fit great. Keepers.
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    After seeing many comments regarding the SB, I decided to take a look. Found some PA's in my size for $249, thoughts on the price - is this a decent deal? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.
     
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    If you don't have any oxblood yet, you owe it to yourself to get some. Dazzling color. And, the Dalton looks great in it.
     
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    That looks like the new sole design - brand new, in fact. I'm sure it was a mistake to put it on these cordovan shoes, but at least you know they're a recent build. Who knows why that happened.
    Congrats and enjoy. They look great.
     
  14. Zzen

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    Thanks for sharing the knowledge sir.


    10.5D. JR sole would definitely be better, but overall a pretty strong pair of seconds.
     
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    That was me. I work in IT and our dress code is "business casual". I can get away with wearing chinos if I wanted, but I like I to dress up a little more. The kenilworth interestingly enough I had to size down .5 from my normal size in the 5 last.

    I've seen the neumok brown in person and I like how it looks. I don't think it's flashy at all but as someone said once you polish it, it will become darker.

    All my shoes are in brown tones with the exception of my Lasalle in chili which is a FANTASTIC color. I'm going to google the red neumok's to see how they look thanks.

    I like to have all different tones of brown and different colors such as chili and oxblood. More versatile this way
     
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    Just showed up. I suppose I'll have to break them in tonight onstage in a tuxedo. :slayer:
     
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    Also seems to be the new darker burgundy finish that AE has started doing that we saw with the GMTO Burgundy Strands. I really like it and hope anything I order in burgundy in the future is dark like that pair. Hopefully a pair of Dundees next up for me.
     
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    Gave the shoebank a try today for the first time, went with some Kenilworth and macneil seconds, both in dark burnished brown. Sick of paying retail.
     
  19. jubu

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    Finally received my Bourbon Strands in the mail yesterday--the burnished finish is really nice, especially for the Strand. I think it suits the design very well:

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    However, my excitement was short lived when I got to the left shoe and noticed the following imperfections: (a) a cut on the broguing by the vamp on the left shoe, as well as some holes which were not cleanly punched through; and (b) wrinkling on the outer left shoe:

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    It's going back, unless they give me a killer deal to keep them. Oh well, at least it gave me an excuse to dust off the 5D2 and 35L for some pics. :)
     
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    You may be right, although I think this comes down to a question of personal style. Looking at the websites for companies like J. Crew, heck even Brooks Bros, I see lots of suits with bulky double-soled shoes. In the end, as a compromise shoe to go with suits, sc, and chinos, I think a suit with with a chunky double-soled shoe is a much more successful compromise than a sleeker more formal shoe with chinos.
     
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