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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Very nice, wear them in good health!
     
  2. Jigg

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    Here's a picture:
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  3. UglyJoe

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    Hard to see....
     
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    Out of the box without any polishing. Love this shoe, but I haven't really tried to polish it like my walnut strands, which came outof the box nice and polished.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    Noob here. I'm looking to buy my first AE, but am unsure which last would suit me. I'm trying to decide between a Strand (last #5) and a Sanford (last #7).

    Unfortunately there are no distributors for AE in my country so there's no way to try different models out. I have various Johnston & Murphy's (made in Italy & Mexico models -optimas) that are 8D and those fit me fine.

    Any advice you may have would be most appreciated, thank you!
     
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    It is an important question especially in your situation, I vary by a full size depending on the model and the width varies as well.
     
  7. sqroot3

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    the parkway looks like a norwegian split toe/norwegian front blucher a la alden (the latter of whom seems to do a better job of it overall).
     
  8. sqroot3

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    I had a similar experience. on the 5 last, I am a 9 EEE. On the 2 last, a 9 EEE was unbearably and unwearably narrow. The 8 last is tolerable.
     
  9. Jigg

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    Not that easy to focus, here's another:

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  10. New Shoes1

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    Put some black polish on it and see if it goes away.
     
  11. Jigg

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    If it doesn't, would they give me a problem with the polish on it?
     
  12. BackInTheJox

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    Wow, nice. My first instinct to the poster asking about McTavish vs. Jefferson was to say McTavish all the way, especially for a casual shoe. I'm still inclined to favor the McTavish, but seeing the Jefferson picture above I feel like it could definitely work as a casual shoe (or polish up with even more shine for a fancier occasion).

    I still like the sole and lacing on the McTavish better, as far as casualness goes. Of course, the sole and laces are the two things I can't see in your picture!
     
  13. New Shoes1

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    No, as long as they are unworn, you will be fine.
     
  14. dancingbear

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    Are they firsts or seconds?

    If first quality, I would take them back and get a new pair.
     
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    Can't you just put some black polish on it? Even if you can't thats not a big deal at all.. I have 2 really dark brown spots on the tongue of my strands but you can't see it when its laced up. Their really is no need to worry about it you can barely see it. Shoes are meant to be worn.. enjoy them
     
  16. Jigg

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    Firsts. Ordered from Nordstrom, shipped straight from AE.
     
  17. New Shoes1

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    If it goes away with black polish, why go to the hassle? He's not going to put them on display in a glass container and never wear them.
     
  18. jjr4884

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    no offense.. but really? if you can fix it, try it... a little speck like that will be covered at all times, not to mention some polish will probably take care of it.

    i understand these shoes are expensive and should be perfect, but human error is ineviteable. The first eyelit on my walnut strands is a solid 1/8'th of an inch off, and it is punctured noticeably closer to the tongue... bothered me at first but if i didn't realize it the day i bought the shoes, well i will live with it
     
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    Today: walnut Daltons, along with some light weight chinos:

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    Keep it. You can use black shoe cream (cream has more dye than polish) or go straight for black dye. Use a q-tip if you are worried about being precise. This will take you 2 minutes or you can send it back to AE, have them probably do the same procedure (I assume), and you'll get it back 2 weeks later.
     
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