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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. NorseHorse

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    We all gotta start somewhere. Only took me 36 years of life and 50 pounds of weight loss to realize I needed to dress like an adult.
     
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    The same thing happened to me 4 years ago. however, I'm about 15 back up. [​IMG]
     
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    Ha, he wasn't calling you a child. He was just admiring the innocence of your thought that you are going to stop at just 6 pairs.
     
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    Freiburgs arrived today; the new tap sole is pretty nice, and I dig this leather. Anyone know what it is, other than "durable, distressed leather"?
     
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    Never underestimate the power of denial. :)
     
  6. ScofieldReturns

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    heavily considering picking up the cornwallis from the 2nds sale...anyone wanna talk me out of it?
     
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    Buy that shit.
     
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    I've got some on order now. If they ever get here I'll give an in-person review, but I think they're a really great looking shoe. I went for dark brown. On the formal side, but not stodgy or too formal.

    There's a certain place for understated but stylish and I think they fit that spot perfectly.

    Hopefully that will talk you out of it.
     
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    Regarding the 333 last. My coworker has a pair of Larchmount and we both wear size 8D in 65last shoes. But when I tried on his 7.5 larchmont shoes it fit fine. So for me I would size down .5 in the 3 last

    With that said, the Cornwallis looks to be a handsome sleek shoe. How does it compare to the 5 last? As stated i'm 8D in all lasts minus the 333
     
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    Yes.
     
  11. BL70

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    My turn. Someone talk me out of brooks brothers Mcallister 2nds for $159.
     
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    Thinking about picking up the Flatirons on 2nds for $177. Is there an expectation that they will go lower than this as they are being closed out?
     
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    I bought a pair of BB Fifth Ave 2nds for $150 last year around April.

    It certainly fits a LOT tighter than my non-BB 65 Last shoes (Park Ave and McAllister). I think it's the Poron insole or something filling up some more space than normal AE shoes. I can get pretty small "V's" on my PA and McAllister; the BB FA's is pretty wide. There's a gross joke in there somewhere. And maybe it's just me being stupid, but I swear the FA's feel hotter on my feet after a day's wear.

    And they told me they couldn't see what was wrong with them, but they apparently missed the slightly askew cap toe. It's not a BIG deal, but that's exactly the kind of thing I try to avoid in seconds because sometimes that's going to drive me NUTS.

    Ultimately I don't regret the purchase, it's certainly better than say, a pair of Ecco's. But I'm not going to resole them if it comes to that, and I'm not exactly considering them the "star" of my rotation.

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    While I'm at it. I got a pair of McGregors in the sale, and darn if they don't FEEL bigger on my feet than the PA and McAllister. I suppose it's the open lacing, I'm curious if others actually go so far as to size down for that?
     
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    I got flatirons in the last sale for the same price and ended up sending them back. I thought there were defects in the leather that were too obvious. If they go lower they might be worth it.
     
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    Horween Dublin leather I believe.
     
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    They may mark them down to $157 at some point. These are close-outs. Will there still be a pair in your size when they drop the price?
    Are you willing to take that risk, or would you rather spend $20 and get what you want now?
     
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    I have a pair, in the same size as my 65 last shoes. They feel a lot roomier up front though. I put an insole in them, and now they fit great.
     
  18. jaba

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    In Bourbon? How do they look?
     
  19. BackInTheJox

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    Anyone own the Brooks Brothers football grain Duke loafer? I am realllllly tempted to pick up a pair, even though I already have brown grain Brooks Brothers Kenwood loafers.

    I greatly prefer the BB version of the Duke to the AE version. Anyone have any input on the matter and/or photos?

    Thanks.
     
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