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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. bbouchard87

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    Wow...these are obviously my mcalisters...wrong picture
     
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    Here is the Warwick oxblood and I was talking about the versatility.
     
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  3. Buster Brown

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    I remember this being a place to gofor cheap winter coats when I was growing up in WI. I didn't even know if they were in CA but looked it up and it turns out they're everywhere, especially in bad neighborhoods. Anyway, for those in San Diego, it's slim pickings. I stopped at two stores, found nothing in one and a couple pairs of Long Branch and Canvasback in the other. Not sure who decided to send what where as those are two styles that aren't likely to see a lot of use out here. Still, at $99 they could make a decent pair of workboots.
     
  4. JSO1

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    Breaking in the new-to-me walnut shell Daltons today.

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  5. peppercorn78

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    Gorgeous! Looks almost revello.
     
  6. El Texican

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    I am considering the McAllister leather soled model in the Brown Burnished color. My only issue is that I prefer the black "sole edge" as seen on the Danite sole over the brown "sole edge" seen on the leather sole. My question is what can I expect from using AE's black edge dressing product to dye the brown to black?
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, they do look pretty close to Ravello.

    All the edges start out as brown. AE paints them black. You could do the same, but I'm not sure whether the black edge dressing would work as effectively. Not sure what products could be used to "permanently" dye/paint the edges black.

    Here are some real life photos of my Brown McAllisters, in case that'll sway you from changing the edge color. The brown edging they use on the Brown McAllister really matches the shoe quite nicely.

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    Those are so bad they should be in detention. :cheers:
     
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    Thanks, dudebro. They're quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs.

    I should do a group shot of my shells sometime soon. I've started selling off a lot of my calf shoes, too. Ch-ch-ch-changes!
     
  10. Al Dente

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    Had to wait for my birthday presents to wear my Shoebank Harrisons. Up close, you can see why they are seconds, but at normal viewing distance, they look fine. I really love the shape and think they go well with the slimmer fit suits. Never noticed them on my feet (a good thing) except for when the new soles slid on the carpet. The leather is ridiculously soft, like buttah.
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    @Al Dente

    I was about to kop them in black but I went back to the shoe bank and they were gone. Looking good brother
     
  12. Jackboot

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    Those are size 11D, aren't they?
     
  13. Al Dente

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    Yes they are. You could work at a carnival guessing shoe sizes!
     
  14. JR Magat

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    I also got hit with the 'shell bug', and have been selling off a lot of my calf shoes as well. My lone AE calfs are now my walnut strands & park ave... it's definitely an addiction [​IMG]

    As for the ravello comparisons, yours and my walnut shell Dalton's resemble more of the dubbed "brownvello" shade of ravello. Though, ravello seems to have a wide variety of shades
     
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    First time trying out the "8" last. Hopefully they will work for my feet. AE Nathan in Walnut Calf:

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  16. EGY73

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    Purchased my first pair of real AE's, Walnut Strands, and wore them to work for the first time yesterday with dark gray slacks. Great shoe!

    Ended up purchasing a pair of brown Kenilworth's from the Shoebank for $157 last night. I think I might be addicted to AE shoes now! :)
     
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    How's the fit compare to the 5 last?
     
  18. JSO1

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    Indeed.

    Very nice - congrats. The 8 last has a nice shape.

    Welcome, and congrats. Both are good choices to start out with.

    I think the 8 and 5 lasts are quite similar, but I personally have to size down in length and up in width when going from 8 to 5.
     
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    Ha, not really. I recognized those seconds (with the imperfect leather on the toe cap on the left shoe) because I tried them on. I almost bought them :)
     
  20. Scott Pettigrew

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    Anybody besides me going crazy about the 333 last? Just bought some black custom calf larchmonts and my life is forever changed
     
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