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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. coolarrow

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    Rain this morning so I went with the Aberdeens. I'm thinking about changing the laces for some flat kind. There seems to be a lot of room in the exposed eyelets.
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    Cross posted from the mto thread:
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  3. peppercorn78

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    Awful weather in Brooklyn this morning. Walking against the wind led to thoroughly soaked trousers.

    Long Branches had my dogs covered, though.

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    I wanted to order the McAllisters in Bourbon, because that's what I had tried on in the store, but I saw they only have bourbon available for the McAllisters with dainite rubber sole or with combination tap sole. What are the pros/cons of those vs the regular leather sole?
     
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    The combination tap sole is a great sole. It is very hardy. I have it on my Patriots, and despite the fact that I'm really hard on soles and have worn them during the rain and walked on wet concrete with them, they hardly show any wear.

    I have the Clark Streets, too, which have the Dainite sole. The sole is comfortable, but it's not nearly has hardy as the combination tap sole.
     
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    How does this compare to the Garner or Norwich?
     
  7. bbouchard87

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    So...I had one pair of black hanovers in January. Between a friend getting me into the AE brand, and reading the posts from you guys, in the last three months I've added:

    McAlister in walnut
    Flatiron in bourbon
    Warwick in Oxblood
    Strand in bourbon
    Carlyle in chili
    Randolph in chili
    Park Avenue in walnut

    You guys have me addicted! Terrible!
     
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    Nice. I am generally not a fan of kilties nor loafers, but I would wear those.
     
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    I went to Keeneland yesterday to set some moeny on fire, er, I mean, watch the horses run... Since I was wearing a linen suit, I thought it would be the perfect occasion for the maiden voyage of my new Stone Suede Concord Ave. loafers. Enter torrential down pours. They are actually remarkably comfortable and held up pretty well against the elements. I will get around to posting pictures of them eventually.

    They aren't Ferragamo's, and they definitely aren't Gucci, but for the money, they are pretty nice.
     
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    Very respectable and well-rounded collection. A word of caution, though. Stay away from SHELL CORDOVAN. Dangerous stuff.
     
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    In what way(s) is the Dainite less "hardy" than the combo taps?
     
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    If it's wrong to love my brown grain Malverns,
    then I don't want to be right.
     
  13. LeviMay

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    Suede Big Sur:

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    AE just doesn't make stuff like this anymore. I missed out on the Big Sur unfortunately. Did you mean Malvern or Katmai?
     
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    "Did you mean Malvern or Katmai?"

    I meant Malvern. I've never heard of the Katmai.
     
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    Cleaning up Daltons tonight...

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    Can't bring myself to pack them away for the summer.
     
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  17. JSO1

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    Gorgeous collection. And I didn't put mine away. The unlined shell is quite breathable.
     
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  18. AlphaDad

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    To those of you with AE Oxblood dress shoes, what belt are you using to match your shoes? I can't find an Oxblood dress belt anywhere, besides a few in the UK - The more "matchy - matchy" the better.
     
  19. JezeC

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    Most people agree that 8.5E is similar to 9D

    With that logic, is 8EEE similar to 8.5E?
     
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