Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. delmar

    delmar Senior member

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    Quote: Please do post pictures when you get a chance. I am very curious to see a brown cordovan Norwich in the wild. If you have any sizing feedback (versus, say, 5 last) that would also be appreciated.

    I'm still waiting. I made the original order online and it somehow got lost in limbo or the cloud or something. I ordered them the first day they offered them, but reordered over the phone after a couple weeks wait when I called to check on something else and asked, as an aside, how they were coming along and was told the original order hadn't gone through--even though I got a confirmation email. Who knows? But it's all sorted out now. I already have the Norwich in brown and black and I have the Lubbock too, all in 12E. So we'll see how the new ones in cordovan fit. Long story short, I haven't forgot and I'll post photos. It's taking forever for AE to get photos of an actual pair of the cordovan Norwich on the website!

    edited to include quote from Papa Doble.
     
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    That's it. This pic convinced me...I must get the McAllisters. They look fantastic!
     


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    delmar Senior member

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    I see how it works now--not just reply, but quote the post too. I'll get back with the pics, Papa Doble. I'm probably not going to be much help on the question about lasts, since all my shoes are made on the same last.
     


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    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Just received a pair of merlot McAllisters from Amazon today - a nice deal at $245. They are absolutely gorgeous shoes (and fortunately defect-free... I was nervous given some of the Amazon reviews complaining about receiving beat up pairs). My third pair of AEs, alongside some black Cliftons and a pair of black Strands that I've worn into the ground and mostly retired.
     


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    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    Just got some new AE shoes in. My old ever day loafers finally broke so...

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    I just slipped them on pretty comfortable. Dont know why some guys hate the brand so much, perhaps like Alden they are American shoes and perhaps cater to the masses? Still for the price they trump any Cole Haan, Kennith Cole or whatever off the rack shoe.
     


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    Are pre-owned (been worn but minimally and looks new) Allen Edmonds worth 150-175 + shipping?
     


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    I think I agree, however, I do like the sleeker, less chunky option for the longwing. But the squared off toe is disappointing.
     


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    Thanks for the suggestion

    "Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

    Yes, the Kenwood style is manufactured right here in the USA at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory. All of our shoes using the 360-degree Goodyear welted process are manufactured in the United States of America.

    Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Allen Edmonds Customer Service"
     


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    Yeah, that's on the site too. But please actually contact them if you are going to act like you do. Did a bit more research on this. Tubular moc construction. Quoting from the website...

    "Allen Edmonds handsewns use a tubular moc construction. This technique allows the lower leather to be pulled up around the last and stitched to the upper leather, resulting in an extremely comfortable and flexible shoe. The sole is then either stitched or adhered to the upper to complete the shoe."

    So no, again, no Goodyear welting here. The insole (lower) is pulled up around the bottom of the last and the upper is pulled down around the top of the last, then they are handsewn together. NOT GOODYEAR WELTED. The sole then is either attached with stitching or glueing. Case closed.
     


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    I dont think so. Allen Edmond retails for what 250-300? Pre owned I would say....maybe $60 is fair (If they where like 200 new). Clothes dont hold value well regardless of how well taken care of they are. Unless your a celebrity that is.
     


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    Does it make a difference if the shoe is hand sewn or Goodyear welted? In terms of durability, I thought the issue was a 360 or 270 welt versus a glued on sole?
     


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    There is an entire thread dedicated to this point.
     


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    ^^^ Never mind then, I don't want to open that can.
     


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    Very nice and I agree. In addition to dress shoes I have been switching over my casual shoes to AE also. Purchased the Eastport in tan which was a little too light but I didn't want them too dark either. 2 treatments with Obenauf's leather oil and they are the color I wanted plus now waterproof

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