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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. rpearlberg

    rpearlberg Senior member

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    Sizing questions:

    I have the McTavish and Long Branch, both in 11D.
    The McTavish have plenty of room in the heel and in the toe box, where even as I sit here typing this I can feel my heel moving around. I don't need a shoehorn to put them on and they slide on/off easily. Are these too big?
    The Long Branch are similar, in that there is plenty of room in the heel and toe box, but not as easy to take on/off due to it being a boot.

    I also have the Strand in 11D and those fit like a glove.

    The Fifth Ave in 11D were too roomy so I went with the 10.5D (which is weird bc it's the same as the Strand, right?).
     
  2. The Heat

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    I need a little AE advice. I thought I'd post it here instead of making a new thread? I need an oxblood/burgundy/merlot shoe for work. I'm a doctor working in an outpatient clinic, so I wear dress pants, button up shirt, tie, and white coat. I need SF's opinion on the Strand vs. Carlyle. I probably prefer the simplicity of the Carlyle, but I don't want the shoe to be too formal. So my question is, does the oxblood color tone down a plain toe enough to wear in the clinic? I do like the Strand as an alternative, but I don't want anything too "loud." I'd probably be going for the 5th Ave if it came in oxblood, but alas.
     
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    Have you seen the Carlyle in person? Damn good looking shoe sir. I would get the Carlyle if simple is what you're going for.
     
  4. redmusic1

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    Walnut Wednesday: I'm wearing that shoe of which so many people can't understand the point.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Suede Mora's looking good on the Club Monaco website

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  6. The Heat

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    I have, it is a great looking shoe, I love how plain and understated it is.
     
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    There is your answer. Buy it :)
     
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    I understand the point - and I really like that shoe in walnut. Chris
     
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    What is the point? With some polish it can be darker which won't be that bad?
     
  10. harlequin782

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    Brown Cornwallis... That is all
     
  11. redmusic1

    redmusic1 Senior member

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    Meh. Different strokes I guess.
     
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    I saw a pair of Brown Cornwallis the other day. I thought it looked like a work of art.

    It seems they get no play here. Why is that?

    Pics gentleman!
     
  13. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    Red, I seem to recall your decision to get those was based on (i) your desire to have an option with your casual warm weather suits a little different from stereotypical choices, and (ii) something for odd trousers, whether with or without jacket and tie. However, I thought you had said you had no interest in wearing them with dark trousers because you had no interest in compliments based on either the personality of your shoes or your "interesting personality" in choosing to wear such a combo. Would you care to elaborate? (Not that you have any need to; we don't have to have a particular reason for doing EVERYTHING we do) Speaking of walnut ... Lots of wet squishy leaves after the storms blew through. Black Hills seemed to make sense. [​IMG]
     
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    Here's mine.

    Bernie[​IMG]
     
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    Sure. Not that I won't break my own rules, but I don't believe I have. Here are my reasons:

    1) Hadn't worn them in a while 2) Walnut Wednesday 3) the sun is out after a storm and it was 70° earlier 3) these are being worn with odd trousers and jacket with tie. I believe what I said, was that I had no desire to wear them with a dark suit. If not, that is what I meant. The discussion was also originally about walnut brogues, which I definitely have no interest in wearing with these trousers.

    To be honest, I am a tad bit uncomfortable today. If it hadn't been walnut Wednesday, I would of worn chili.
     
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    Dang! Those look so great. I realized I don't currently own any dark brown AEs and might need to remedy that with a pair of these at some point.
     
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    I will say that these look even better in person. I think they're one of the nicest styles from AE in the past few years. And they're comfortable as hell.

    Bernie
     
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    Agree with both of you, about needing a dark brown pair and these being one of AE's best.
     
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