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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. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    Your welcome! Those look awesome on you! How I wish I didn't have such a high instep.

    With the MTO gone, you're one of a few lucky owners of a burg shell strands.
     
  2. csmitty

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    Not to exciting but I finally got my black cordovan belt from the shoe bank.
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    Looks great. Maybe a few dry spots but all stitching looks good. For $49. Hard to beat. Wish they had a burgundy.
     
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  3. peppercorn78

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    Looking great on Merlot Monday! I forgot about it and wore shoes by a different maker. :(

    Fantastic trousers, too. Are they EP?


    Black leather soles are standard on patent leather shoes, of which AE doesn't seem to offer currently (bizarre). Maybe this model was an MTO pair requesting that sole...


    Great pair! Damn, is @watchidiot liquidating all his AEs?
     
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  4. watchidiot

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    Haha not at all. Only those that don't fit well. Unfortunately Ive come to accept that 5 lasted balmorals just don't work for my feet so I had to unload my brown shell Jeffersons. and burg shell Strands. I'm also that rare person who has problems with the 1 last so I'm also unloading my burg shell leeds though no takers yet. I'm holding on to my brown shell bayfields and navy shell dundees. I sized up on those so I can still manage with thick socks.

    7 last works well for me, as well as 5 lasted bluchers. I'm keeping my AEs in these lasts.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with the sole, but it didn't come that way from the factory. The factory black sole is a lacquered shiny sole, this is very obviously aftermarket IMO.

    More than likely someone was trying to make them "black tie" appropriate, and painted the soles.

    I've actually done the same thing out of curiosity for how it would look on my burgundy Marlow's I scored from the bay.

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    @bik2101 More people with 7D...[​IMG]

    Yeah the 4-6 weeks sucks. I'd recommend a few things -
    1. Try going to a different store to get measured - I could see them saying like 8 or whatever but not 8 plus triple e, that just sounds wrong.
    2. Are you near an outlet? They usually have some small sizes onhand you could try.
    3. What other lasts have you tried? 65 & 511 only or others.
     
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    Foot issues flared up on me, so had to reach for a pair of LGAs.
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    yeah unfortunately there are actually no 6.5E or 7E in stock anywhere. so i just ended up shipping them back to exchange for 7E. going to have to wait it out but hoping it'll be shorter than the 4-6 weeks and most importantly that it'll fit.
     
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    Thanks! They are indeed EPs in the new Rivet style.
     
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    So I'm not hearing that Allen Edmonds actually does this or provides a shoe that way. But what does one typically use for the paint? I'd much rather have the original leather color, but I can't complain--if I showed you the condition of the uppers on them you'd be amazed I paid half a benjamin.
     
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    I've seen people use the black edge dressing to color/ stain the sole.
     
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    That is kind of what it looks like, although I would've thought with the finish on the leather sole it wouldn't adhere...
     
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    I am looking to trade or sell these PAs in #8 cordovan. They turned out to be a little big on me and have creased in the wrong spots. I want to sell them before I areas them any deeper. Hopefully, whoever buys them will fit them and can rub out the old creases. They are barely worn (you can still see the Horween logo on sole) and are first quality. What should I ask for them? They are 9.5EEE if anyone is interested.
     
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  15. YoungSweet

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    It does look like old stocks. Here is a link to the old catalogs http://www.issuu.com/allenedmonds, perhaps you can see which era they come from.
     
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    Bourbon Bleecker St today with scrubs heading into the delivery room and birth of our twins. A boy and a girl!


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    Bourbon McGregors right out of the box.

    Not in love with the color yet, but it's only been 5 minutes.
     
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    Wow! Congrats!!

    These Bleeker Streets are imprinted. I'd bet that you won't wear them again without thinking about their presence during this day's event.
     
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  19. Kahuna75

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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! I would put some booties on over them. I've delivered enough babies to know it can get messy quickly.
     
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