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

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  1. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    Beautiful! They seem to fit you very well. Nice lacing job - is that the "European" straight lace, where the cross over behind?

    Regarding shell in lousy weather, one of 3 things happen: either it isn't bothered by water, gets temporary marks/welts, or gets permenent marks and/or welts.

    I only have 2 pair that get permanent welts, and those tend to be fixed with a fairly damp rag, letting the dampness absorb into the shoe, buffing for a few minutes with a horsehair brush and then letting them dry. I can still see the welts at a foot away, but further than that they are invisible. 1 pair gets temporary welts that go away on their own after they dry out. All my others don't welt (they may get a mark where the water hit them, but a quick brushing and the mark goes away).

    All that said, if it's forecast to be really bad out, I either wear polished calfskin shoes, my ancient shell Leeds and/or use tingley overshoes. If it's forecast to be a chance of showers, I just don't wear my two pair that get permanent welts.
     
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  2. BigCheese

    BigCheese Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered:

    Walnut Player's, because its awesome
    Burgundy Presidio, suit and travel
    Kiowa, for a casual captoe
    Brown Vinci, great plain toe for suits, I have the brown kenilworth for more casual wear.

    Not bad for $100 a piece, especially the first quality Vinci.
     


  3. SuitedDx

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    Thanks for the compliements. I typically do bar lacing with balmorals but change it up sometimes; I do 'X' lacing on my Fifth Street.

    I typically have calf shoes with sole guards, overshoes, or wet wetaher shoes (i.e., C&J Islays) but I took a chance withthe Cambridge today. I typically don't mind the shell 'welts' on brogue shoes but I try not to wear my PTBs on possibly rainy days because then they are typically more notieable. More often than not a couple passes of Saphir and a couple of wears and the shell evens out.

    I should personally thank you for the head's up sales since I got the Cambridge from one of your PSAs.
     
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  4. Mr. Caber

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    Just got the walnut players (sorry, "playahs") and the brown Vincis myself! Great minds and all that...
    Of course now I'm never going to want to spend more than $100 on a pair of shoes again!
     


  5. aglass

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    So the 2 for $200 deal is still ongoing? I'm late to the game, hoping to pick up at least one of the Player's...
     


  6. CJG_NYC

    CJG_NYC Senior member

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    How does the 2-222 last fit compared to the 5? I'm thinking of pulling the 2 for 200 trigger on strawfuts and players! :slayer:

    Edited to ask: the prices given in the emails from the shoebank, does that effect the availability for 2 for $200? (for example, next to strawfut it says the full price...)
     
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  7. CJG_NYC

    CJG_NYC Senior member

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    Damn I just realized the Moras (not Neumoras) are on my list. What last was the Mora on? (8??) How does that fit compared to the 5 last?
     


  8. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    The retail price on the lists doesn't affect the 2 for $200 deal. I ordered Strawfut and Weybridge for my brother yesterday under the 2 for $200 sale. Both shoes are $335 on the list I received.
     


  9. CJG_NYC

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    Awesome thanks for that input! Now that I saw the Moras in brown on my list my thinking has changed. I was going to go wth brown/brown mesh Strawfuts and walnut players but instead I think I'm going to do the brown moras and snuff suede players (have been in the market for another dark brown shoe and a suede, so this is perfect and I'll get more use out of the moras than the strawfuts I think!)
     


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    I hope you aren't a 10.5D because I want those Moras [​IMG]
     


  11. CJG_NYC

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    Haha no worries I'm not a 10.5D.

    I read somewhere the 2 last (players) and 8 last (moras) fit fairly similar to the 5 last. Can anyone attest to that?
     


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    Is $245 a decent price for park Ave 2nds? Or would it be better to wait for a sale? What is average price of park ave 's when on sale?
     
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    I found the 2 last to be much more narrow than the 5. I fit park aves/strands/mcallisters perfectly, but I can hardly fit my foot in the hale. They might be longer and pointier than the 5 though, as I thought the players was much too loose for me. The 8 is a little wider than the 5, but might be shorter and more square at the toe; I can squeeze into delrays/ LaSalles, but they are nowhere near as comfortable as the 5 last shoes. Just my 2cents

    What size are you?! I would love the chance to own some moras also!
     


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    Brooks Brothers versions of the 5th ave on sale for 199 now on seconds. Confirmed by sales associate to be recraftable
     


  15. lachyzee

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    You can buy 1sts from sf member allaboutshoes anytime you like for ~$240.
     


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