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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. Al Dente

    Al Dente Senior member

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    I used a metal file and no problems since, but the scratches are still visible on the CXL. Mink oil darkened the scratches some but they are still visible. Now I know to check all the metal parts before wearing the shoes.
     
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    The AE site suggests going 2 sizes up from your pant size for belts. Most of my pants are 32/33 but this is vanity sizing, I'm a true 34.5-35 waist. Anyone know what belt size is appropriate? I'm guessing to go by true waist size not vanity and hence 36. Thanks, would be ordering across the border so can't afford to return.

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  3. Burzan

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    I always thought it was 2 sizes up from your typical pant size. I am normally a 32 in most pants (closer to a true 34) and I went with 34 in all my wide basic belts and they work great sized that way.

    You could measure a belt you own from the buckle to the middle hole and call AE customer service and see if they could measure a belt for you to compare what might be best.
     
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    My oxblood Daltons on their first trip outside of the box :)


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    Wifey with the shoe game!




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  5. CR78

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    Not sure if this is old news, but I went into an AE store yesterday to try on some Graysons and the sales reps told me that the Graysons and Randolphs are no longer going to be produced in their current forms; there will be 2.0 versions that are updated with lower vamps. That's disappointing to me, as I've always felt that lower vamp loafers have an effeminate vibe to them, though I understand that's just a matter of taste. I was told that the Graysons can still be made in shell upon order, which I what I'm looking for.

    I'm usually a 9.5D on a Brannock, and due to the "revamping" of the models, sizes were incredibly limited in-store. I got a ton of heel slippage in a Grayson 9D while my toes were tight at the end, so I ordered a pair of 9.5C to try on, as I read that going narrower has fixed some people's heel slippage issue. I wanted to try a Randolph too but they had none at all in stock.

    For those of you who couldn't get a good fit on the 7 last due to heel slippage, have you found yourself happy with the fit of any other sleek and light loafer? I sold a pair of C&J for RL "Rhett" shell loafers on here years ago that I couldn't get to work for the same heel slip issue, so maybe I just have a hard foot to fit...
     
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    Standard belt sizing everywhere, not just with Allen Edmonds, dictates that you go to inches/2 numbers above your standard pant waist size. Yes, vanity sizing occurs with pants, but I find that this is almost universal. The exact amount by which the vanity size changes the actual measurement does vary slightly, but on average there usually tends to be a pretty good consensus. For instance, I am almost always wearing a size 32 in pants, and a 34 belt fits me every time.
     
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    Co-sign.
     
  8. rpearlberg

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    Yet another sizing question...

    I have the Strand in 11D, fits great. McTavish in 11D, a little roomy, but still fit. Long Branch in 11D, a little roomy, but still fit.

    I've tried the Fifth Ave in 11D and felt more roomy than my others shoes, but the 10.5D was way too tight. I also tried the 10.5E, but the width was too roomy. Is there another shoe in this style, but a different last that I should try? Or just go with the 11D like my other AE shoes?
     
  9. Indyoshi68

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    +1 - 32 pants, multiple AE size 34 belts, and I hit the middle hole every time...unless I'm wearing jeans that sit lower on my waist (or it's Thanksgiving).
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    Morning, gents!

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  11. Kahuna75

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    Macneil 5...believe done on 65 last....one of the best offshoot AE offerings...golden brown cxl, contrast stitching, light welt and red dainite are all perfect

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  12. peppercorn78

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    Whooooo, those are KILLER! totally forgot about MacNeil 5. Where's the coffee?
     
  13. ace13x

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    I believe the youngsters would say, "Those are ballin'."
     
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  14. middlepP

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    Me too, minus the great shine of yours.
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    Hampstead's I found recently. Another short-wing style that seems to have vanished from the AE catalog 5-6 years ago.

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  16. peppercorn78

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    Yours are looking good! I did give mine a much needed Lexol treatment, followed by polish and wax this past weekend to commemorate 50 wears...
     
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    Those are gonna look even better with age.

    My contribution, shell Daltons:

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  18. itzafugasi

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    MacNeil 2.0 in Chili.


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  19. middlepP

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    A little more of the red undertones, helped out by the bright Texas sun.

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    I really like mine. Very comfortable for me. [​IMG]
     
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