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

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  1. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    VERY nice Cambridges, Cold Iron. It looks like you got some nice variance in color too. Glad if my pics helped you make your decision. Mine are far and away my favorites, and I am actually considering getting a black pair too. I hope they get the issue figured out on your bradleys.
     


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    +1, those Cambridges look great.
     


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    Yeah, In my opinion, nothing in the Allen Edmonds line up is more impressive than a pair of Cambridges. Even Strands have to bow in the presence of Cambridges.

    This website has some of the best pics of the Cambridge (and cordovan Leeds) Ive seen:

    http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/allen-edmonds-shell-cordovan-full-wing-tip-oxford-brogue-45e

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    http://www.classicshoesformen.com/s...-cordovan-full-wing-tip-oxford-brogue-42-wide

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    Ill get a pair eventually.
     
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    Those Burgundy Cambridges look great! I have the Cambridge in black and love them.

    I want a burgundy shell and have been thinking about the McNeil for a change of pace. Does anyone know if the burgundy color of the McNeil and Cambridge is the same?
     


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    What was the arch measurement because that's your real size. If you measure 9 in length but a 9.5 arch then 9.5 is your size. You may be a 9.5 C and no, the hell won't slip just because the shoe is 1/6" longer because the width will be narrower. Going down in size and getting a wider shoe won't fit better as far as hells.
     


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    heels
     


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    Do the Strands, FAs, and PAs go on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?
     


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    i just received my chili basic wide belt to go w/ my chili byrons
    - anyone experience w/ the chili belt find that it doesn't even look similar in color?
    - the shoe has more red compared to the belt
     
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    Yes, the raw material is the same, and the same shade. Keep in mind, there are coloration and pigment variations when you go to a shell cordovan color other than black. That's part of its charm.
     


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    I don't think I got an arch measurement. Also I had to go from a C to a D because the shoe hurt too much as it was pinching my toes on my right foot.
     


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    I have 4 AE models in chili. While they are all close, they each have a slight difference from the other. I have an AE wide basic dress belt in chili and it is very close to all 4 of my chili shoes. I wouldn't say it is an exact match to all 4, but it is close enough for me. I also have the AE Parliament in what they call a saddle brown, but it is very close to the AE chili shoes I have - in fact, I wear my chili belt with the Parliaments.

    I figure each shoe / belt has a different leather with different poroisity, grain, etc. Therefore, the dyes will absorb differently and the color will not be an exact match on all of the items.

    Here are my chili and saddle brown shoes - all taken under identical lighting.

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    Chris
     


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    Appreciate your input and pics Chris.

    I looked at the belt and shoes today in natural light as opposed to my dull room light and they look very close also now.

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    Excellent point - I have noticed the colors do appear different in natural light compared to indoor lighting.

    That belt looks to be a pretty close match. I figure there is enough gap between your shoes and belt, nobody will know if it isn't an exact match:)

    Chris
     


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    Personally, I would give the shoe department a call and check with them. I doubt it... if so, I will definitely grab another pair or so. Also, if you are in the market for a black shoe, the Magnanni 'Federico' caught my eye the second one of the salemen put them on my foot. If I can get a pair of those close to $100, that would be a score and a half.


    As for AE... I can't get enough

    Strands in walnut were my first purchase back in February
    McAllisters in merlot in April, which are gorgeous
    Neumoks in blue I just got on Friday
    And lastly... got another pair of the Strands in brown shell cordovan.... hit them with the brush yesterday, I'll get them on at some point this week. Can't wait.

    So comfortable, quality is great, and I get nothing but compliments. Best part it, I can wear any pair for 14 hours a day and my feet are completely fine. Love it.
     
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    Any opinions on the AE Shortstop for a casual boat shoe for wear with shorts +/- chinos or something?

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