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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. _C350_

    _C350_ Active Member

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    Thank you for your honest opinion!

    I could not choose, so I ordered both!! Arggh!!
     
  2. Al Dente

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    I can't recall their warmth in the cold, but the LB got too warm in the 60 degree weather. As for there being a role for both boots, I definitely think so. The LB pulls flannel/cord/outdoor duty and Dalton does dress jeans and suit duty. Also, the LB walk very softly and quietly. They feel like sneakers and make me want to run.
     
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    If 60 gets warm how's say 20 for the LB? That would increase the time I could wear it considerably until I have to use my real winter boots (those aren't pretty. Basically service boots, approved for law enforcement - Danner Recon with 200g of Thinsulate), being in Montreal.
     
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    I second the last two sentences in Al's post. I just got my first pair of LBs and can honestly say they're the most comfortable boots right out of the box I've ever owned.

    Bernie
     
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    Morning guys. Happy Walnut Wednesday! The Jeffersons, the shoe that started my AE collection a year ago, maybe my most comfortable 'dress' shoe and my newly acquired walnut brief case. I've always thought the independence walnut was a different hue than the calf.

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    Hahaha I love it! I also added the travel tag since it looks so damn good even though I am not on travel :p
     
  7. LanceM

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    You picked up the duffel as well as the brief case? I was thinking about the duffel bag for weekend trips.
     
  8. peppercorn78

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    Looking good! I believe the Indy leathers are veg tanned as opposed to chrome tanned. That's why they're softer and burnish differently.

    I could be wrong though.
     
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    It is double aged tanning- chrome tanned then veg retanned according to AE sales representative.
     
  10. velomatt

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    Well, this thread finally made me do it. Pulled the trigger yesterday (last day of the sale) on my first Allen Edmonds... some MacNeil 2.0 wingtips and Franciscan monkstraps... oh boy. and a couple belts. $800+.... will post some pics when I get them, and decide if I want to keep them.

    Curses, all of you!
     
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    At least you got two pairs and some belts! Just wait until you degenerate into a shell cordovan hound like some of us poor foolish addicts.
     
  12. Robertson

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    Dear Gentlemen,

    AE is still honoring sales prices today via phone (I understand this especially helps those who may need to reorder, change a previous order, etc.).
     
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    I should have added, my credit card denied the charge at first and put my card on a fraud watch. Sigh, Chase sees me buying nice shoes and says, "hey, that doesn't sound like the Matt we know!"
     
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    Speaking of, there is a pair of brown shell first aves on the bay. Size 12
     
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    As to warmth, nothing remarkable one way or another.  They would be fine throughout the winter in the Mid-South.  But, they aren't quite as warm as my GoreTex and Thinsulate LL Bean hunting boots.  Still, the fit adequately allows a thicker sock.  I would imagine no one buys a Long Branch to wear in really cold with deep snow sorts of weather.  I find the warmness of a boot is more about how much you are moving in it while out in the cold than its theoretical "warmth rating" that a manufacture might provide.  I doubt they would be a good choice for ice fishing.:)

    As to the second question, if I interpret it correctly, you are asking is something like a Long Branch a necessary "gap filler" between a Dalton type boot and a real live work boot or serious cold weather boot.  I'd say "no," since I would imagine a Dalton can be dressed way down, especially the walnut.  However, if I'm not mistaken, the stock Dalton comes with a Butyl leather sole.  I find that's fine for slightly wet surfaces (my MTO Heritages have them).  The nice thing about a Long Branch is the tread is thicker, has a better grip, and probably built a little more with weather in mind than the Dalton.  So, it is nice to have.  But from a strictly "formality scale" perspective - which I take your question to be - I think you would have little or no gap between a Dalton and a rugged work or cold weather boot, depending on the look of the actual boot.

    Having said that, I'm sure if one already had either a LB or a Dalton, a nice thing to do would to be get the other in another color.  Then on a formality scale one could stairstep down, thus: darkish Dalton > Golden Brown LB > work/cold weather boot.  That's my scheme if you substitute my merlot MTO Eagle Country for the Dalton.

    Hope this was somewhat responsive to your question.

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    [​IMG] Burgundy chesters today with a light gray suit.
     
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    This is my first quality rant online here. This is not a big issue, I get that. But REALLY? Takes you literally like 3 seconds to spot and remove this before packing.. Really?!

    Also on the second picture (hard to see first), the heels are not actually perpendicular to the ground. It's got a weird pyramid like shape in which the bottom most stack is significantly wider than the top. It is a lot more noticeable in real eyes. I just receive a pair of Strands and that pair is the opposite.. My strand heels are stacked like a ship (bottom most stack smaller than the top most).

    Also, the navy suede Cavanaugh is supposed to come with brown outsoles as depicted online on their site. Yes I found it weird that other navy suede color I saw were all black and I actually have never seen a brown outsole ones. But still! Brown vs. black outsole is a big big no no..

    I wonder if I can have my cobbler change the black outsole edge into a brown?

    I wonder if the quality has been down just for recently due to RDA sale... Customer service has been nothing but 5 stars, but quality seriously, disappoints me this batch of shipping.
     
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    Just return them if they are not what you wanted or not up to your quality standard. The stacked heel and the messy finishing isn't a deal breaker but the edge color would be for me. I see the online pics are the brown edge so why pay a cobbler to change the edge when I am sure AE can just ship you a replacement for free.
     
  20. shoenoobie

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    Just chatted with CS and it looks like the web photos are ones that are wrong. Manufacturing note, according to CS, says black color is used for edge dressing.

    I like the navy suede Cavanaugh. Just trying to figure out now how I could get the color of the edge change so I can start enjoying them. Urg.
     
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