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

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  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Probably start with the 10D. It should be easy to find. Have you tried downloading the AE fit guide and measuring your feet? That's a good place to start.
     


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    i'm planning to order them from the military exchange
    and they charge for return shipping so I want to make
    sure i get it right on the first try.
    - I was fitted in store today it was saying i was a size 11.
     


  3. index1489

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    Got my strands in today, I wore them with a gray suit.
    10.5D I wear a 11 in sneakers/athletic running shoes ect.

    They will stretch a little after you first wear them.

    The only defects I could fine where a two tiny stains in the tongue of the shoe (never will see) and if Im really nit picking 1 slightly crooked stitch.


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    Anyone know a place locally that sells neutral shoe cream? Nordstroms didn't have any.
     
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    Hey all,

    Just got my brown Kenilworths in today from an Amazon order. I'm not sure if the coloring is the way they're supposed to be...it looks like there's some streaking of a lighter brown (pic 1) and even a small darker crease (pic 2) in the other shoe. Third pic features a crease on the inside of the upper. Would you return these? They're certainly not terrible for the $211 i got them for on amazon...but after my first pair of AEs (mcallisters from the AE online store) had minor defects...i was hoping for perfection this time around

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    I apologize for the poor lighting / iphone pics - the discoloration is a bit easier to see in person
     


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    Kenilworths from amazon just came in today - with some minor defects. There's some lighter streaking (pic 1) and a darker crease in the toe (pic 2) and finally a crease on the side (pic 3). Would you keep these or return them? Sorry for the poor quality lighting and iphone pics...the defects are much more noticeable in person
     


  6. PhiPsi32

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    11 what? 11C?
     


  7. Wrenkin

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    Canadian universities, like the rest of the Commonwealth, tend toward English-style open gowns, rather than those garish closed gowns you often see in the States. So you have to wear a suit, or at the very least a tie under which you can tuck your hood.
     


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    Thank you, I actually wore them today with just the slacks and they looked pretty awesome. The only concern I have is that the gown will be black.


    Sorry but how is wearing a suit and AE shoes overdressed for convocation?
     


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    target sells neutral kiwi.

    sorry - 11D, my foot was swimming in it. so we went down to a
    10E. I asked rep if a 9.5E would be better but he had me stand up,
    pressed ont he ball of the shoes and said that the 10E would be
    the smallest he would advise me to go, because my foot would be
    too far up in the toe box? not sure what he meant.
     


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    Sounds like you just answered your own question if your concern is clashing with your black gown.
     


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    Yep, I just did. Anyone know the cheapest place I can get AE shoes locally in Toronto?
     


  12. PhiPsi32

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    Well, if your feet measure an 11, I wouldn't go down below a 10.5. You can try a 10.5D, 11C, or 11.5B. Maybe order an 11C from Nordstrom.com to check the fit. You can return them no problem and dial in the size from there.
     


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    At my university convocation was a freshman assembly essentially. It was on the Saturday before classes started and was a welcoming thing for the new class, the president and several other higher ups gave motivational speeches and other boring crap. Pretty much all the students were dressed very casually. With what Wrenkin said it sounds like convocation refers to graduation in Canada? In that case we're talking about completely different things, carry on! [​IMG]
     


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    Convocation is just the formal assembly of a university or other body's members. In Canada it's usually shorthand for the graduation ceremony, where you have many of the members (professors and students) together in one room—at the University of Toronto graduation is even held in Convocation Hall. There are sometimes similar college convocations in the fall where students formally join the college i.e. matriculation. As I recall, during my undergrad there were honorary doctorates awarded at both convocations, and both featured a procession, loud hats, etc. I don't know if I'd bought my student gown by that point, but there were definitely upper years wearing them. Nonetheless, I was probably dressed as you describe.

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    Hey guys, first post here. I have been following this thread for several weeks, and excited that I've taken the AE plunge last week. Not just 1, but 2 separate purchases.

    First, picked up the Black Strands at Factory store. These will supplement my JM captoes until they wear out and I can get some black Park avenues. (conservative firm where black is 85% dominant)

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    I then planned to wait for some other Factory 2nd sales for some Biz Casual shoes like Kenwood, Randolph, or Grayson. Then Saturday in my local men's shop, the SA had a 1st quality Randolph in chili my size, and offered to knock $100 off. The Randolph was the exact shoe I wanted for Biz Casual and I couldn't resist. Wore it Sunday and got several compliments. Looks like its not currently offered on website in the Chili color I have (which almost is a Walnut color)...mine is not the Pebbled Chili on website. Maybe its discontinued but I think I'm going to like it.
     


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