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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. misterellington

    misterellington Well-Known Member

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    That's what got me with these—it absolutely wasn't an official color, albeit such a wonderful, basic choice. When I strolled down the aisle (in fact—the WRONG aisle, so I felt just a LITTLE bit bad for whoever I'm assuming probably hid these to nab later) and saw them, I kind of stopped, cocked my head for a second and was confused.

    I thought for a few seconds as I walked up on 'em, “Ha! Dig these Shaker Heights copies somebody whipped up and hmmm...they did a good job on these knockoffs, right down to the V-Tap sole and HOLYSH*TAESHAKERSINBLACKFOR$129.00WTF'INGF?”

    As I stood on line to pay, a woman in front of me looked back, double-taker and then struck up a conversation about the shoes which led to a discussion of “what makes a quality shoe”. Of course, she asked if there were any more in her husband's size—which there weren't, but I DID see a pair of Chili Bleecker Streets in her husband's size that had a nick on the heel stack. $139.00. She bolted to get 'em. LOL.
     
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  3. DNSamurai

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    Just pulled the trigger on my first pair bought from eBay.

    Shell MacDaddy's for $100 shipped.

    I'm usually a 9EEE, but for $100 I'll gamble on these fitting.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/262069682982
     
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  5. TLHouston

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    Cornwallis was a nice addition to the family-

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  6. TLHouston

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    Bob's Chili Strands ready for another day!

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  7. fairlynerdy

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    That's a great look.
     
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    Merlot Mondays --- let's make it a thing. Color 8 and oxblood welcome too. We need more IRL pics.
     
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  9. shoelover

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    Very nice looking shoes. How comfortable?
     
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    Nice polish job. How long have they been in service?
     
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    Enjoy. I bet they fit fine. I am usually a 9EE, but wear a 10D in the 7 last. You will probably be fine.
     
  12. Burzan

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    Really don't want to be that guy but they don't look to be shell cordovan so I would cancel that purchase or file a claim. The micro creases are a dead giveaway for them being calf. I actually think those might even be polished cobbler leather or corrected grain leather based on a quick google search of the 9147 product code. To add to the confusion it seems over the years AE used the 9147 product code for both a cordovan and a corrected grain version of the MacNeil. Though the use of the 9147 code for cordovan was back in the 1968 catalog
     
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  13. TLHouston

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    Instant comfort. However, I'm usually a 9.5d but I went with a 10d in this new last and it's a perfect fit.
     
  14. TLHouston

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    Approx 8 months and 20+ wears, but not all day wears-- Usually just about 4-6 hours at a time-- I also have the Strand in walnut and brown shell, but these are my favorite.
     
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    totally calf
     
  16. DNSamurai

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    Well.....shi*t.

    Thank for the heads up.
     
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    To add insult to injury, I checked the style number. Comes up as 9147 - Macneil-bur/pol/cob. aka, corrected grain/polished cobbler.
    Sorry man. Disappointing to be sure.
     
  18. peppercorn78

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    All right, I'll stop being an arse. ;)

    In my opinion, that tiny knick on the sole is inconsequential. All the rubber soles shoes I own (except the full Vibram lug on my old school long branch which is a tank) get little pits and Knicks due to wear the minute I hit the pavement.

    I would wear and enjoy.
     
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    No worries, I am sure eBay and the seller will take care of you. From the add the seller seemed confused about if they were even cordovan and guessed because of the feel of the corrected grain as he was unaware.
     
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    Bob's Chili Strands ready for another day!

    [​IMG][/quote These are gorgeous. Is the oxblood pretty versatile? I'm wondering if I could more or less wear them interchangeably with my merlot/burgundy brogues.
     
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