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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. theh00d

    theh00d Senior member

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    Can someone recommend an nice inexpensive dress belt versatile enough to wear w/ chili/walnut/merlot shoes
     
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    I think the poplar belts are great!
     
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    I think your 678 vs 511G typo kind of threw people a little bit [​IMG] - surprised billy bob didn't jump all over you for it. Anyway, definitely agree with pepper - the 511G is pretty narrow. Was going to suggest getting the 511G in half a size up in case you haven't tried that already.
     
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    The shoes look good, especially for the price you paid. Fit is tricky for your first pair and I learned the hard way that you cannot rely on a brannock or the printable chart to size yourself properly. The first pair of Allen Edmonds I bought were black Park Avenues. I measured myself on a brannock and tried on a few sizes in a local store that stocked AE as I did not have an AE store near me. I measured between 8.5D and 8.5E on the brannock (or so I thought). I ordered the 8.5E and wore them a few times. They felt a little tight but I read that they should "break in". After wearing the shoes a few times and eventually starting a new job in NYC, I thought something was off and my feet began to hurt so I went to an AE store. I asked to be sized and found out that a combination of my wide arches and short toes meant that I should be wearing a 10D. The SA really helped me out (I sent an email to corporate and will forever order through her) and the 10D PAs I have now are the most comfortable dress shoe I have ever owned. If you have the opportunity, I'd recommend going to an AE store to be sized. As for the heels feeling slightly loose, I thought the same but once broken in a lot of that goes away. My SA tells me to fit the ball, not the heel.
     
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    Nice to see these in the wild. Handsome shoes -- I'll be picking up pair myself now that I've gotten a look at them. Thanks!
     
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    The grain 2.0s are awesome! Almost bought a pair myself before #8 1.0s fell into my lap last weekend. Really well-executed shoe right there.
     
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    It's a shame the new MacNeils and Leeds don't have the welt wheeling.
     
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    Picked up these lexingtons 2nds in bourbon. Awesome deal at $157

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    @smfdoc It is the macneil 2.0

    @losrockets if I could buy this in a black, and oxblood grain, with the same dainite I'd never have to buy another pair of shoes. Fucking love the toughness of the dainite and pebblegrain.
     
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    any feedback on the poron insoles over the traditional leather in the 2.0 lines? Is it the same insole thats on the gobis?
     
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    Is that the route Allen Edmonds is heading too? Slowly but surely going from leather insoles to poron insoles?
     
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    Stopped by on Saturday and I really liked the brown grain options in the MacNeil and First Ave boot. Tried on the First Ave and had me thinking about picking up a pair. The only issue is the cap is so long I'm afraid of creasing in the cap. Anyone have experience with them yet?
     
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    Yes. I've had mine (MTO in Oxblood calf) since last December. They do crease in the toe cap. It's not the best design. It should be reinforced all the way to the cap toe stitch but alas, it is not.
     
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    My new AE Porlands in the flesh :
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    First ave cordovan with creases on captoe
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    Awesome photo!
     
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    So, in standard Styleforum tradition: one of each! :happy:

    What I had in mind was something that could be more of a chance of rain-ish shoe for fall, hence, rougher and darker. Two of my five (stone suede McGregors and Burgundy shell Cambridges) I don't even consider if there's a chance of rain in the forecast. My walnut Black Hills with the mini lug I won't worry much about, so the Brooks Aberdeen most closely matches that. The rest are Bob's chili Bleeckers and Bourbon Randolphs, so looking at the closet, I'm not sure why I'm thinking to go darker; it's medium to dark anyway. Which would point me towards the McTavish. Haven't really looked at a double oak sole up close. Does it stand up? The odd duck is the golden Rush St. The dainite sole and CXL I saw in person is a good combo for the office and the chance of precip, but I'm secretly holding out my captoe balmoral slot for a cordovan Strand.
     
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