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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. Ink007

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    My 2 for $200 are being shipped as we speak! I got a pair of walnut Lombards and Cambridge brogue. Anyone own a pair of the Cambridge brogues? What do you think of them? Will definitely post pics once they arrive next week.

    I currently own a pair of walnut Flatirons and natural McTavish. The McTavish are one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever slipped into and they are fantastic looking. The Flatirons aren't bad either [​IMG].
     


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    Mind commenting on how the McTavish (5-last) fits vs. the Flatiron (3-333 last)? Are you wearing the same size in both? Thanks!


    As for me -- my 2 for 200 should arrive tomorrow! Brown/Brown Mesh Strawfut and Snuff Suede Players!
     


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    wore my Walnut McAllisters for the first time yesterday. First hour or so was a little bit uncomfortable because the insole and leather was stiff (as expected), but it got a lot more comfortable throughout the day as it broke in. Once home, did the full cleaning/conditioning/polishing process minus the heel+bottom dressing bit and popped the trees back in. So far so good.
     


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    Sure thing. I generally wear a 10/10.5. shoes. In regards to the Flatirons, I tried on both the 10D and 10E. The 10D was a little tight and long whereas the 10E was just too big. I needed the shoes for an event so I went with the 10D. After two wears, my right foot was killing me. Just too tight. I brought them back and had them order me a 9.5E and will report back once those come in. They are truly stunning shoes and remind me of the JL Chelmsford but at a fraction of the cost!

    I bought the McTavish after the Flatirons. Knowing the fit issues I had with the Flatirons, I ordered the McTavish in 9.5E, and they fit like a glove. Very comfortable all around. As the reviews of the McTavish on the AE website say, you do have to size down on the 5-last and it's true. The McTavish are awesome shoes. They are little heavy due to the extremely thick soles, but are so comfortable to wear. Hope this helps.
     


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    That is helpful, thanks! Report back after you get your 9.5E in the flatiron. It will be interesting to see if you are finding the 5-last and 3-last to fit similarly.

    I'm a bit uneasy about my Players that are on their way. I ordered them in the same size as I wear in my 5-lasts (and in my Randolphs...) -- I did some reading and a lot of people say they wear the same size in their 2, 8, and 5 lasts, but I also read just as many people say they had to go a bit wider in the 2... The Players are my first foray into the 2-last so we'll see what happens...trial and error I guess (especially when it comes to a 2 for $200 deal that is just too good to pass up!).

    But I'm definitely interested in hearing more about your 3-last fit...all of the shoes on that last are on my radar! Thanks again!
     


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    Question everybody: Is the Strand in walnut a little too old/stuffy for a college sophomore?
     


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    Those walnut shell Strands might be the best shoes AE makes.
     


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    depends on what school you go to and if you're going to be wearing these every day or just for special events
     


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    Harvard College... no

    Community College...
     
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    Catskills that I picked up off the bay for $35 + shipping.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Were they new? Great deal!
     


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    "depends on what school you go to and if you're going to be wearing these every day or just for special events"


    I am an upcoming sophomore at NYU. I would probably wear it to special events/maybe class sometimes.
     


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    Sorry for a sizing question, hopefully it's not too much of a thread derail. I'm trying to figure out what size I might take in the Macneils. I measured myself on a Brannock the other day and found my heel-to-toe to be 9.5 while my heel-to-ball was between 10-10.5. My width was between B&C, probably closer to C. If anyone has any suggestion or input I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    In terms of the brannock, I am a 8.5D and i find that the 5 last fits true to size. The Macneil, I find is a little more cramped at the toe due to the clipped toe, but much wider at the heel. If I were you, I would be cautious when it comes to heel slip, as the heel is pretty wide on the 7 last (especially for a B or C)
     


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    Not new, but in like new shape. Soles look barely worn.
     
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