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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. jergensCsquad

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    Now to only find a retailer around Toronto who stocks Kenilworth.

    I wonder how will sizing go, I'm size 11 in running shoes, but for some reason I tried To Boot New York yesterday and I was size 10.
     


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    WTF, dude?!? Not for nothing, but getting married to my wife was one of the best decisions I ever made. Your experience sounds like it was a bit different, but this is pretty fucked up advice for a guy about to tie the knot.
     


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    just wondering what are ppl's brannock size in compare to their park avenue size?
     


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    Are shoe trees a necessity? Or is crumpling newspapers good enough?
     


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    9.5E brannock 9E Five Last
     


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    This is normal. It's very common for athletic shoes to run 1 size larger than dress shoes. Dress shoes usually correspond to your measured size.
     


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    I suppose it depends on your wardrobe/work attire. I have been getting plenty of mileage out I'd my red Neumoks and red Sedonas.


    You say it measures an 11? 11 what? 11D? How did you measure.


    I actually had to go up one half size on the PA & Strand. They fit very well now.


    The waxy leather on the Neumok and shell cordovan do not fit as tightly to the last as calf. I went down one width on the Neumok. Perfect fit.


    Brannock = 11C. PA/Strand = 11.5C.

     


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    so aside from sizing up or down, I have seen at least 3 SFer stayed true to their width.

    Personally, I have a pair of walnut strand in 10.5E while I measured a 11D on brannock. But thing is tho, I never tried on the 11D and 10.5D because the consensus back when I purchased my strand was size down 1 on length and size up one on width. However, I do feel a little bit of looseness after more than a dozen of wear of my strand. Maybe it's time to try on the 11D and 10.5D or some other sizes to make sure that I won't feel that looseness in the future when I make another purchase on the 5 last.

    Anyone else can contribute their branno size in comparison to PA/Strand/5th Ave size?
     
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    Brannock = 12d /12e right on the line.

    Calf park avenues, 12d (fit just right)
    Shell strands , 12d (fit a little tight)
    Shell Cambridge, 12d (fit a little loose)

    I just wear thin socks with my strands and thick socks with my Cambridges, and they all fit great.

    I actually think that it's a bit of a crapshoot, with handmade, lasted shoes. The fit can be different from shoe to shoe and from pair to pair. Your best bet is to wear them on carpet a few times, to make sure they fit well.
     
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    Mcallisters in Walnut for $275 worth it? Or wait for a lower price?
     


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    Got some shell MacNeils. Hated the black edge finish:

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    A little work with sand paper, starting at 80, going to 120, 220, and then some 000 steel wool. One coat of Kiwi neutral and then two or three applications of Kiwi brown:

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    MUCH happier now. And yes, I have read DFWII's warnings on what I lost in this process. I am not concerned but will keep up with the waxing of the edges even if I never polish the shell (per the Mac method).
     


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    Yes. Get trees for ALL of your nice shoes. Protect and preserve your investments.
     


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    i gotta be honest, the short toe cap on the park avenues is really weird looking.

    I might have to remove it from my "first good shoe" recommendation list.
     


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    I get the same toe cap too short feeling the more I look at PAs as well (and Fifth Avenues). I also wish AE would make a plain toe version.
     


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