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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mekato1

    mekato1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Quick q: Planning to buy the clifton, but length wise are they tts compared to PA and strands (which I have to size down)? TIA
     
  2. MrDrumngun

    MrDrumngun Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    I have a general inquiry regarding AE shoes. I want to get a pair but being that I'm a college student on a budget I want to try my luck on ebay. So regarding the fit. I measure a 9 D on a brannock device. Is that the size I should purchase. I tried a pair on and they seemed fine. Stiff and a tad of heel slippage. Is that normal? TIA
     
  3. CounselorStyle

    CounselorStyle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    I would try on all the sizes around 9D to see if you can find anything that fits just as comfortably without the slippage (8.5D, 9C, etc.).
     
  4. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    

    if this is true I might pick up another pair.
     
  5. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

    Messages:
    2,106
    Likes Received:
    3,507
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Boston
    What goes on clearance? All the shoes from the tent sale?
     
  6. elbastardocalvo

    elbastardocalvo Senior member

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Location:
    The 215
    I assume you're referring to the Daltons? $254.
     
  7. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    104
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    

    Doesn't sound crazy to me :slayer:

    I always snap up shell if it's a good deal, then buy more because it was a good deal. Unfoetunately, there has been a bit of a shell drought in my size lately. Of course, that helps the new house fund and vacation fund, so not all bad I guess.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
  8. smilelouis

    smilelouis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    
    Yep! Thanks.
     
  9. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
  10. sammymvpknight

    sammymvpknight Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    So you are the guys keeping the shell prices high with increasing demand and creating scarcity! :)
     
  11. sammymvpknight

    sammymvpknight Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Hey guys. Quick question. I wear a 9.5E in Strands. Any idea what I wear in New Orleans? Unfortunately my local provider has not had a 9.5 the last few times I have gone. Thanks.
     
  12. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

    Messages:
    2,531
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    El Paso
    Here's my story on a quest for Daltons --- I ordered a pair of walnut calf Daltons. I happened to AE cust service and they had a pair of walnut shell Daltons in stock so I took a chance on them although I never thought I'd be able to get a pair so quick. They both arrived a day apart. Here are some pics:

    The calfskin Daltons below (no flash):
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Then the walnut shell Daltons...
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    It's hard to tell that much difference from the above photos but the look and especially the feel is dramatic when you wear them or have them in your hands. Some differences between the calfskin and shell Daltons in walnut:
    - the color of the calf boots seem to have more red and yellow in them and more burnishing on the medallion. The shell color is "browner" and more like an Alden ravello (I wish) but with less red in it. These are my first shell cordovan boots and the depth of color is incredible. Also, the way the color changes depending on what light it's under is amazing.
    - the shell Daltons are not lined. I'm not sure what my preference would be. The shell leather is so thick that having a lining might make them just too much. But not sure, because having a nice soft glove-like leather lining is wonderful, too.
    - the shells have a leather heel with the dovetail rubber insert vs. the full rubber heel on the calf.
    - the shells have a J Rendenbach leather sole vs. the butyl-soaked leather sole on the calf.
    - hard to see in the picture but the shells have an extra line of stitching bordering the brogueing all along the eyelets and the top of the vamp. I think it adds a little more balance visually.

    I returned the calfskin Daltons to AE and was enjoying my shells (wore them about three times) when I noticed that there was rip and the stitching was coming loose under where the bottom eyelet was. See pictures below...
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Realistically, the boots would have probably functioned well without a problem but I paid full-price for these and I'm somewhat anal-retentive about these things and it would have probably bothered me everytime I wore them. So I talked to AE customer service and they said to ship them back. I had to wait quite a long time for them after they received the boots (something about they were moving offices or something) but in the end, the reputation of AE's excellent customer service was confirmed. They didn't have any more shell boots in stock but found one at a retail store. I have had the boots for about 10 days now and am thoroughly enjoying them.

    Under artificial light...
    [​IMG]

    Under almost direct sunlight...
    [​IMG]

    Are the shells worth $300 more than the calfs?? Of course, that's totally subjective. But me personally, I'm happy with the decision I made.
     
  13. elbastardocalvo

    elbastardocalvo Senior member

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Location:
    The 215
    Here's hoping there are no major defects. This is the first time I've ever found seconds of the Dalton in my size.
     
  14. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

    Messages:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    

    I actually think it's pretty cool.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by