Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    You may also want to consider the Kenwoods. I picked up a pair of Rancourts yesterday from Brooks Brothers as part of their F&F sale.

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    Don't have a shot of my Kenwoods yet, but will post when I get a chance.

    I saw the Randolphs and Westchester instore and they seem a bit clunky to me. I am glad I passed on them in shell.
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    I would also like to get an AE penny loafer, but none of the ones mentioned fit me properly. I might take a swing at the Parkland on their website, it looks pretty sweet to me. Does anyone have fit experience on the Parkland?
     


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    Just ordered the strawfuts in the brown combo's as well as the players in white suede. I was hoping to get the Players in the dark chocolate suede but they sell out fast. Looking forward to getting them, just hoping these seconds look good.
     


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    I just received my Brooks Brothers Walnut "Fifth Avenues" in 9.5C with the poron insole and partial rubber sole. 25% off with friends and family sale, and a $20 discount for my birthday month gift card (opened an account). Hopefully, I will wear them tomorrow and let you know how they feel. From trying them on in the store, I think they will be very comfortable, even more so than my standard 5 last park avenues, fifth avenue in burnished brown, and walnut strands.

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    here we go: 2nds, but I can find no noticeable flaws. Very happy with AE right now. Toe box could be a bit looser, but not at all uncomfortable.

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    Is that the Brogue suede? Gotta a pair on order myself...
     


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    My small collection of 13A/B AEs. Nothing too exciting, as my taste is rather conservative, but enjoyable none the less. The black Cliftons are now clean and will find themselves on eBay soon, hopefully to be replaced by a medium brown pair of C&Js. I love the suede Byrons, stumbled upon them on eBay with only a handful of wears to their name and they fit like slippers.

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    Which models?? ^^ i see Strands, what are the rest?


    Which model is this?
     
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  10. spitshine123

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    I just got my burnished brown Malverns as part of the 2 for $200. Not marked as seconds and no flaws, but it seems like someone may have tried them on. In terms of fit, I consider the 5 last perfect. These malverns are a shorter and are a little bit tight on the pinky toe side, but it doesn't really bother me because the leather is much softer and more forgiving than the 5 last bals that I'm used to. I'm sure after they break in, these will be super comfortable, and will shine up great also with the clean round toe
     


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    Cedric are you serious? He says they are Hales in the post, for crying out loud.
     


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    Really, really struggling and getting frustrated with AE sizing, in particular the width measurements, which don't seem to change as they should.

    Earlier I posted a few pictures of my 10D Park Aves which I thought were too close at the uppers. Because I knew it'd annoy me and I was worried that after a bit of wear I wouldn't be able to do them up tight enough, I ordered some 10Cs. The 10Cs don't seem to be any narrower where the uppers meet at all. They don't even feel much narrower (except in the toe). This is despite the fact that both my older 10.5B and 10.5C Park Aves (which should be the same width as a 10C and 10D respectively, at least as I understand it) both have uppers that are about the right amount apart.

    Now I don't know where to go. Keep these, or return them for a 10B. They are starting to get a bit tight in the toe box which makes me reticent to go narrower.

    There just seems to be absolutely no rhyme or reason as to the width of these shoes. And every return is costing me $70 from Aus :S

    Older 10.5B Park Aves (tongue pad on right shoe):

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    Older 10.5C Fifth Aves (tongue pad on right shoe):

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    Brand new 10D Park Aves:

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    Brand new 10C Park Aves:

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    Lol i didnt even catch that
     


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    I hit the rack today here and picked up my first pair of AE's :)
    - I've worn them around the house, so far I love the fit and feel
    - AE Nashua loafers
    - seems nice with jeans what about chinos?
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    I don't see the big deal. I've got narrow feet and wear a B, but the uppers still touch, and I couldn't care less. Thicker socks may give you some more spread, but I really don't see the problem. The only solution for me would be to go to slip-ons, and that ain't happenin'.
     


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