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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. ASK88

    ASK88 New Member

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    You might consider the space in the opening around your ankle or heel slip if you need more indicators on fit. I was concerned with width but very slight heel slip tipped the scales to the smaller size in my situation (9.5e vs 9.5d on 5 last). I had also tried multiple park aves in a store and then ordered two pairs on a second occasion to make sure I was making the best estimation of size in the end. In my initial sizing I felt like the d width was too tight on the toes on my left foot but found that it was perfect when I compared the two on the second occasion. So the tightness might have been variation in the shoe that differs between pairs but you should try them on again just in case you find that smaller size is actually a nice fit for you. Its so confusing to look at peoples suggestions in this thread because you can try so many arrangements of larger or smaller widths and lengths to find the best fit not to mention someone's suggestion to gauge where the ball of the foot falls in the shoe bed lol. I guess Im glad Im average enough to not have struggled much with it.
     
  2. tv2177

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    Thanks for the input.

    I guess both 10E and 10.5D doesn't really make any difference in terms of heel slip because when I tightened them they really feel about the same and the ball of my foot sits very similar in both sizes. The 10D feels tight enough that I want to take my shoes off so I think it's definitely not a good size for me.

    Quick question for y'all. when you measure on the brannock if your toe is right on the line of one size, for example, I measure exactly 10.5D sock-less, would you take a 10.5D or 11D?
     
  3. k9n

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    Just ordered a pair of Moras from Shoebank, Thanks!
     
  4. M4rtin

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    Which black belt from AE would match the Kenilworths ?
    Need black belt for black suit for my wedding.
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    Assuming your Kenilworths are also black, go for the basic wide belt in black (the ones with double keepers). They are well made with a solid buckle, congrats and good luck...
     
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    Is the Nordstrom anniversary sale online? Would I need to worry about stock for any of the Allen Edmonds shoes?
     
  7. Blok

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    Have you tried 11C? You may already know this, but going up 1/2 size involves going up in both length and width. So going from a 10.5D to 11D will be an increase of 1/2 in length and 1/2 in width. If you want to keep the same width, you can try going from 10.5D to 11.C

    Plus, did you get:

    • measured while standing up
    • heel to toe measurement
    • heel to ball measurement
    • both foot measured

    There is also a limitation on the brannock device. It only measures 2 dimensions while your foot is a 3 dimensional object. Even assuming the length and width of all shoes conform exactly to brannock measurements, you are at the mercy of the shoe last for that third axis.
     
  8. norite

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    Yeah, I'll most likely be one of those who wear suits just sometimes...if even that much. Do you have any suggestions for a black/burgundy/brown pair? I considered getting a burgundy and brown pair but none of the AEs during the Anniversary Sale is those colors besides the Parkways...which I can't find any info on. I figured a pair of LaSalle in Chili would be good enough in terms of the burgundy colorway. I haven't seen in it person so I'm not sure if that's entirely correct.

    And are loafers commonly worn by public accounts? I recently purchased a pair of black Bruno Magli (they were comfy!) loafers hoping it's something that wouldn't be deemed too casual.

    Thanks for the suggestion regarding the brown 5th Aves!
     
  9. bucksfan

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    black Park Ave for those times you need some more formality. I like both the Mcallister /cambridge and MacNeil for burgundy wingtips.

    Loafers are worn all the time in the business world, with suits even. I would not recommend that though.
     
  10. CalTex

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    I would like to have a rotation of 3 AE shoes, I will eventually add a black pair, I already own the walnut strands. What else would you guys recommend? Here is what I am considering.

    Thanks!

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  11. sportin_life

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    Does AE typically have a 4th of july sale?
     
  12. deveandepot1

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    Strand in walnut, PA in black. Fifth Avenue in dark brown, and MacNeil in burgundy. The only four dress shoes you really neeed.
     
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  13. polojock615

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    Purchased black & white Broadstreets and brown& blue Finches yesterday. Will post pics when the Broadstreets get here.
     
  14. polojock615

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    Found these today on the website. I just ordered them in black & white. Am tempted by the brown & walnut. What do you think?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Took delivery of my Shell Cordovan AE Cambridge this week. A 6 week wait, but well worth it. These babies are competing for my favorite AEs with my Strands.
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  16. jjr4884

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    Not that I know of, but the last salesman I talked to said they do have a decent sale more towards the end of summer... fingers crossed for the Olive Neumoks... it was a toss up between those and the blue, and the blue won



    On a side note, anyone have a clue how/where/if possible it would be to pick up a pair of Evanstons. They have been discontinued for a couple years, now, but I fell in love with them the second I saw a picture of them, and ended up "settling" for the walnut Strands instead ha
     
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    I like them all but I especially like the brown and walnut too, more contrast. I thought they looked better with khaki pants and blue jeans than the others. Tempting.
     
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    Great pick-up. My last pair of AE
     
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    Those Cambridge's are absolutely beautiful. I want a pair one day. I would just sit at desk all day looking at them and not get anything done. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Pop
     
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