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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. evolved

    evolved Senior member

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    Anyone have any convincing reason why I should go with the walnut Dalton over the dark chocolate calf Dalton (or vice versa)? I love both of them but can't decide on which one to go with. It'll be worn primarily with jeans or khaki's but will see the office for business casual days, too.

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    Edit: I've already got a pair of walnut Strands and a pair of the brown chromexcel Bayfields.....so both dark brown and light brown are already represented in my closet.
     
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  2. mikelon

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    IMO the Dark chocolate looks much more versitale. You could pull jeans off with them, or as the picture shows, slacks.
     
  3. elbastardocalvo

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    I have the walnut calf and LOVE them. That said, I will buy the brown ones as well, eventually. They'r every different but both very beautiful, IMHO.
     
  4. NefariousSabatour

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    I have them both and love them. The walnut looks better with denim though. Actually, I'm wearing them today:

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    I also have the walnut and really enjoy them. I think they are very versatile and look great as they get broken in.
     
  6. DJTraveler

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    Agree with you 100%!
     
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    I have asked myself the same question. :brick:
     
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    I asked my SA to order it in, so I will reserve my opinions till then. Although, if the Rutledge is an indicator of where the cap will sit, I agree, too short. Interestingly, on the Rutledge I tried, the creasing looked like it would form on the edge of the cap toe. If it was any higher on the upper, the creasing would cut straight through the cap toe completely.

    Maybe the new 333 last is just not for me, and I should just get the Peal & Co perf. cap toe...
     
  9. New Shoes1

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    Pure speculation, but I think this is why AE has the cap toe line so close to the toe. The Soho and sleeker models with a well placed line only have five eyelets. The Park Avenue and the Harrison both have six, which (I suspect) AE does to get a more comfortable fit for its customers. I have a feeling that one consequence of the six eyelet shoe is that the area where the cap toe line should be is dangerously close to where the shoe is likely to crease, which is why AE moves it closer to the toe. Pure speculation.

    By the way, the Peal perf cap toe has 5 eyelets and is absolutely beautiful. I had to return my 12D because it was too narrow and am waiting on an 11.5E to come into stock. Waiting. . . . still waiting. . .
     
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    @ evolved, where did this picture of the walnut daltons come from? I'm not entirely sure what is grabbing my attention so much, but they look excellently worn in here.
     
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    Looking at the Harrison pics in brown, on the AE website, they look just aweful. They could not have picked a more mangled pair of AE's take pics of, they look like third quality shoes... :fu:
     
  12. lachyzee

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    River Oaks....:eh:
     
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    I did have the Soho and the Evanston and they are both great looking shoes. However, due to the cap toe line being farther back, the natural crease of the shoe was on the cap toe itself. It really did not bother me too much. I loved the shoes, but the last shape caused them to pinch my pinky toe. I understand that the 333 last is similar to the 00 last which the Soho and Evanston were on, but there is slightly more room in the toe area. I will have to try on a pair to see if that is correct.
     
  14. evolved

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    I put "Allen Edmonds Dalton" into google and it was one of the initial pictures. Here's the site it came from, not sure what it is.

    http://www.tiawitty.com/2012/01/allen-edmonds-dalton-boot.html
     
  15. DJTraveler

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    Just stopped into my local AE store in Chicago. They already have a lot of the new styles in stock. I tried on the grey Black Hills, grey Aberdeen, dark brown Aberdeen, and the black Harrison. Really liked the grey Black Hills and dark brown Aberdeen - both were super comfortable and sharp looking. Instead of a cork insole, they have more of a thin foam padded insole. I felt both shoes ran true to my usual AE size of 9D.

    Similar to the other 333 last shoes, the Harrison runs about 1/2 size too big. I usually wear a 9D but had to go down to an 8.5D. It's a sharp looking shoe, but I still think the cap toe is too far forward on the shoe. I felt it looked a bit awkward.

    I'm very much looking forward to the other new Fall styles coming out!
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    As an FYI, Brooks Brothers has greatly expanded its AE collection - Park Avenues, Strands, Fifth Avenues, Strands, McNeil's, McAllister's, the distressed shoes and on and on. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSortOrder.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=524 The only downside is that the dress shoes are listed at $368, which has them selling at $276 during most of the sales (25% off) and $257 for the Corporate Incentive events (30% off). Seems like you will always be able to do better than Brooks Brothers price wise.
     
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    Lombards and Target socks.

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    As others below have now pointed out, it sounds like the insole is poron. I know a handful prefer it, but I find this a bit dissapointing as I will not purchase poron shoes due to preferring natural leather for numerous reasons. I would have thought the rubber outsole on the Aberdeen would provide enough extra cushioning. Paul, please do a leather insole on the Eagle County; that thick rubber sole will be all the cushioning we need.
     
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  20. Quadcammer

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    Hold on. From my understanding, they use a poron insole, but continue to use the cork as well. Some people prefer the extra cushion of the poron, but the cork will always be there to mold to your foot.
     
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