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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. DGY1atTMW

    DGY1atTMW Well-Known Member

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    Well, you will now [​IMG]
     
  2. DGY1atTMW

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    Would agree with the other responses in general: Lexington, Rogue, Kenilworth - in some shade of brown/chili - point being I want a blucher, solely because when you're trying to present the more "casual" look, you don't need the "sleekness" of a balmoral....to whit, even something like the old Walnut grain/BB Chili grain MacNeil wouldn't be too far out there....or if you're more the Fashionista, what about a Mora/Franciscan in a brownish hue? A little dressier than a bal, but still not exactly one's black PA's.

    ....sorry, I really wasn't trying to open that whole blucher vs bal debate, honestly...just my opinion

    But hey, I will say I'm happy to see some people still see "business casual" as meaning something better than your dressy-est golf shorts and cleanest dirty shirt. [​IMG]

    Sorry, but I hate the whole notion of today's incarnation of "business casual"
     
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    So... the Normandy boot. These... look.... awful. Just sayin.

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  4. Kahuna75

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    I have a feeling that like other B34 lasted boots AE's photos will make it worse than it is. I thought the Odenwald was terrible until I saw it in person and now it is one of my favorites. I am not a fan the of the heel stitching on this and wish it were a true heel cap. Also KUDU is such a cool leather that I wish they would not have done the distressing to it.

    I would have loved to MTO this in something though ..the heel does limit some cool suede/leather combo's though
     
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    I tend to agree with the other comments posted here. Since you already own two dressy bals (ya, ya, I know walnut isn't as dressy but it still works with lighter suits, imo) I'd consider either a blucher and/or a weather shoe.

    Are there any Kenis left in your size? What about Bleecker boots? Some just suggested the new 1st Ave boot that just came out. A monk strap of some type would work. Maybe the new Cornwallis. Or something in dainite...
     
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    Laszlo Vass says to put shoe trees in and keep 'em in. Speaking for myself, that's all I need to know.
     
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    Quote:That's how I roll. A pair of trees for every pair of shoes. If my feet aren't in the shoes, the trees are.
     
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    #8 MacNeil today. Love these shoes.
     
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  9. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    Those look great - nice color on them.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts, @Count de Monet . Yes, those are the AEs currently in my closet. I have a few non-AE staples (black & brown cap toes, lug soled boot, super casual boat shoes) that see some occasional wear.

    I love the Clark Streets. They look so much better in person. And that CXL! I see these as some of my most casual shoes, along with the Amok and Gobi chukkas - so they are usually only paired with jeans or super casual chinos. As far as the loafers, I've never really been a loafer guy. Just not really my cup of tea (though I am starting to come around in regards to more casual loafers). I just don't see myself pairing loafers (no matter how nice or dressy) and suit/near suit attire.

    A darker color LWB might be the answer! Burg McNeil sans black edging... where are you?!
     
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    Looking good! This *may* have had a *slight* influence on my post above.
     
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    80, 120 grit sand paper, 20 mins, and some chili edge dressing. :) Or pay the $40 SMU fee and have a pair built with the edge color that you want!
     
  13. middlepP

    middlepP Senior member

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    True. True.
     
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    EX - CEPT

    What about the welt? It remains black?
     
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    I love wearing them. They have listened a little since they were purchased. I hope they lighten to a more red color and I will have them recrafted with a natural welt. Then they will be perfect.
     
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    I've done this in the past but the chilli edge dressing really comes off easily, this isn't the case on a factory finished edge.
     
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    My first pair of AE - Clifton in Walnut. It's getting a little orange as I polish it but I think they look great for being seconds and over a year after it's first recraft.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It appears Shoebank has sale pricing right now. Is this the Labor Day sale pricing or can I expect further discounts? Thx.
     
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    Anyone have the cornwallis? Do they work with jeans? I'm thinking brown burnished as a good shoe that at I can wear while traveling for work--dark wash jeans and sport coat on the plane and then wear with any number of suits. I only travel with one pair of shone's and currently use my bourbon MacGregors but want to try a balmoral if possible.

    If not the cornwallis I am considering the Strand in brown as well. Definitely want something with a toe medallion. Any thoughts would be appreciated. (Note I have the macgregors, dark chili daltons and black Jeffersons so I have enough wingtips for now, and don't particularly like the Park/5th aves).
     
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    As in you've got the same pair of shoes on several days in a row? I'd highly recommend traveling with a second pair so you can rest one pair (with trees of course) each day. It will make a big difference in their longevity.
     
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