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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. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    I'll second that. My Gold Cups must be 7-8 years old and, despite showing their scars, are still holding up well. Much better than their standard line. Unfortunately, I recently saw the current version in a local store and I didn't think the leather seemed as supple as my old ones.

    Replacing them presents a dilemma. I can imagine the merits of both going cheap or going whole hog (Rancourt-esque). AE's offerings seem to be in the middle and have neither the merits of throw away price or heirloom quality.
     
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  2. peppercorn78

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    Wa-hoo! Was wondering when someone would post natural Daltons! Killer boots.

    I tend to agree about the 1 last, though my 10.5 3E 5-last suze is still the best fit for 511 as well. It's definitely a little shorter. In all 3 of my 1 last shoes (bradley, dundee, long branch), I've had initial discomfort in my left foot, which measures an 11 brannock compared to 10 for my right foot. In all three cases, the discomfort has gone away after 3 carpet-only wears, during which the shoes molded to my long big toe better.
     
  3. JSO1

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    Congrats on the Daltons.

    I wear the same size in both the 511 and 65 last - my Brannock size.
     
  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Gents,

    Lots of interesting talk here on loafers. I find I like tassel loafers and full straps because they can be dressed up with a full suit, where as penny loafers really should not be. Of course, I have all three variants. :)

    -Mike
     
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    Royteane Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your guidance, seems 10.5D is way to go after reading on Ae website that 511g is a little bit wider than 511.
    @peppercorn78 Is the stock insole really that bad uncomfortable or you need to use prescribed orthotics?
     
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    I did, back on page 3737, post # 56055.
     
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    I must admit I'm surprised that someone with your sartorial acumen wears loafers with suits! OTOH, I know you are a big fan of loafers. [​IMG]
     
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    Great get, @Ritchiebro! I'm a big fan of the Daltons. Enjoy!
     
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    I know it's nothing like what our New England friends are getting but snow and 0 wind chill made me pick the Long Branches today.
    [​IMG]

    Chris
     
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  10. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    would you guys say the Bleecker Street boot for $177 from The Shoe Bank is a decent deal?
     
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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Yes!!!! As long as it isn't too rough
     
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    cool. will have to research the fit. never owned dress boots before but im an 11d on the brannock.

    also trying to decide between bourbon and chil
     
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    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    Quote:Personally. I'd pay the $40 more to get first quality. If your size is available and color. Granted its no guarantee you'll get a perfect one, but the odds are higher.
     
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    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    I admiration grows more and more for the LB as this winter drags on...I actually hit mine with a second thin coating of HDLP...my 4 year old and I had fun putting it on...
     
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    +3 - perhaps we should get this going. I'd also be open to Dublin leather.
     
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    thank you all. and how is the fit? i just did some reading in this thread and a lot of the issues have given me pause. i might spring for the 2nds.

    is this the "best" dress boot deal at the moment?
     
  19. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman Senior member

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    First day wearing my new MacNeils.
    [​IMG]
     
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    JSO1 Senior member

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    Love the MacNeil. Congrats and enjoy.
     
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