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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. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Sneakers dont look that great from the pics, bulky like what you see pre teen kids wear.

    What looks great though is the sea island loafer.

    But as with pics it can be hard to judge
     
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    I just noticed that they added some new colors to the Maritime boat shoes. I think I'll be picking up a pair this summer.
     
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    Now that the Patriot is discontinued, what's another good option for that style? Ideally something sub-400.
     
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    All AE shoes I have, have the insole of the shoe on the left. If a shoe has an insole like the one on the right, what does that mean?
     
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    If you are getting them at a good price and you like the last, why not? It really depends on how versatile you are trying to get with the black. For my taste, a black blucher with any brogueing is a little to casual for what I would need a black dress shoe for in the first place. But I'm always on the conservative end. Again, not that there isn't a place for it, even in my own line up, but it just wouldn't be the shoe I would choose to be my "go to" for events requiring a dark suit with black shoes. If you really must go versatile with the black shoe, I suppose the clifton in black (with a really nice shine of course) could certainly look nice with a dark suit. I'm curious, how casual are you anticipating to go with this black shoe and how often do you anticipate a need for specifically a black dress shoe?
     
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    Just my weekly overly opinionated rant about black dress shoes, so please, no one take this as personal criticism. I still don't own a pair of black PA's because I got a pair of black FA's really cheap for my first pair of nice dress shoes. However, I do think its interesting that I've seen a number of people intentionally steer away from black PA's because they are standard, or boring, or banker like, or lack versatility, or whatever. If you are needing to wear a black shoe, it's because of the formality of the event. I.e, it isn't about you, it's about you showing respect. I don't say this to criticize anyone so much as to remind people that a black PA is a standard for a reason. However, it still has nice, elegant but masculine lines; and you can still shine the toe cap to catch someone's eye better than any black brogue ever could in my opinion. It always looks sharp with a dark suit and you should never be called an attention hound for wearing them, even when you have the best looking feet at the event, because you took the time to shine your shoes properly.
     
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    That black was used as the insole for a time. Others may have more info on that. It is still a normal leather insole dyed black. Doesn't mean anything unless one shoe has it and the other in a supposed pair doesn't. That would probably mean they were not made at the same time and should have different serial numbers.
     
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    yup i didnt realize they had a rubbery consistency....
     
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    So I normally wear nice khakis w/ polos, slacks w/ tie or some type of sweater combo to work. Occasionally I want to wear a black shoe to work. The most I'll ever really need a black shoe for is a evening wedding or dinner. Navy suit and tie and Clifton I think will work. Honestly 99% of the people I'll be around won't notice or pay much attention. If I need a black tie shoe I'll grab a park avenue. I have a couple variations of brown in different makes (blucher, balmoral, wingtip etc) and 95% of the time I wear brown shoes. I anticipate the Clifton being the most versatile of the Fifth Ave, Cornwallis etc. $200 at the Bank ain't a bad price I suppose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    I see your pint and respect your opinion. Honestly a Park Ave with a with fitted suit nicely shined comes across quite striking and def doesn't scream boring. It's just a beautiful shoe!!


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    Also I'm a Detective in DC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Love this lineup. They have added a lot of shoes I think they were missing from the more casual side. It's great to see the Boone make a return (hopefully in more than just D width), because AE hasn't had a suede PTB in a long time while other major brands keep it year round. Additionally, the Sea Island is a great spring/summer shoe (just ordered a pair). Looks like they have some other great suede options, which I am excited about.

    Not sure about the sneakers, but we'll have to wait and see.
     
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    In case anyone is interested - they're clearancing two colors of the Dalton, the black & tan grain 1st ave, blue suede Dundee and both Sturgis 2.
     
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    Just that it's an older model and is a different color. No difference in quality.
     
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    Does anyone have pictures of what the bourbon color looks like after wear and several polishes (with either bourbon or walnut polish)? Curious to see how the color changes over time (or doesn't).
     
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    Got my eyes on the Brisbane...I need a casual sneaker
     
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    I don't see what is so great about the park or fifth avenue really. They're really boring shoes in my opinon, I had 5th avernue in black and sold it.


    But hey if others like it more power to ya. I find the toe box too short and too round
     
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    I've been considering the Rancourt Court Classics for a while, but if AE's sneakers are made in the US and priced competitively, they may cause a dilemma for me. They look very good, and the woven ones are pretty unique.
     
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    Drizzly, cold, windy - perfect Dundee 2.0 weather
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    My thoughts on the upcoming collection:

    1.The leather sneakers on the far end look much more wearable than the suede ones, as long as they don't all have a textured (weave?) side panels.

    2. Instead of the suede sneakers, the grey suede strandmok might be something I consider for casual wear. I usually hate closed laced shoes mixed with casual details, but the grey suede and white rubber soles make them pretty wearable with jean/khakis.

    3. I usually don't find weaved shoes attractive, but the weaved loafers make sense. I still wouldn't buy a pair, but it's not a bad option for someone who lives in really warm climates.

    4. Does it seem to me that AE is a year behind in trends? I suppose AE targets to more of the fashion laggard demographic instead of the peacocks at Pitti so it makes sense, but talking about cuffs and bare feet in 2016 seems a couple years behind the trend.

    5. It's good to see that there aren't obvious misses in this lineup. I remember when we would see models like the Morgan or Bolt and cringe.
     
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