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

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  1. M4rtin

    M4rtin Active Member

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    I see that the AE belts are 35mm wide, is this considered normal width for a belt when looking for one for a wedding as a groom ?
    Or do you need to shop for slimmer belt ?
     


  2. itsmejson

    itsmejson Senior member

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    I currently have:
    - chili byrons
    - walnut strands
    - black pa's

    now looking to round out my shoes w/ the chocolate
    daltons. what do you guys think?
    - are the chocolate daltons easily dressed up or down? (jeans,chinos,suit) I would think so
    - I wear a 9.5E in the 5 last, what size would you guys recommend for the daltons?
     


  3. Breedlove

    Breedlove Senior member

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    My dark brown cordovan Strands (seconds) should be coming in tomorrow or early next week.
    So excited!

    Already have black PAs so next up:
    MacNeils in Burgundy Cordovan
    and maybe Black Cambridge.

    Methinks this might make for a decent rotation for any given week!
     


  4. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    I might be different than others in this, but black cordovan looks kind of odd to me. I love all shades of brown cordovans though.

    Have you seen the black cordovan in person? I have black cordovan Leeds and a pair of Aldens and find I prefer black calf due to the rubbery look of black cordovan. I would check them out in person before buying!
     


  5. Breedlove

    Breedlove Senior member

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    ^ yeah my PAs are calf. I'm not fond of black cordovan either. Like you said, it's rubbery.
    Would get the Cambridge in calf if I did end up picking up a pair
     


  6. JubeiSpiegel

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    Considering traditionally a groom would wear a tuxedo with braces (rendering a belt moot), I'm sure you are free to pick any width belt in your situation (provided the width does not exceed the size of the belt loops on your pants).
     


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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    What is the Parkway? I cannot find anything on this shoe.
     


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    Beats me, I'll have to ask my SA. Maybe a typo... :confused:
     


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    Not sure but maybe the Parkway is a made for Nordstrom?
     


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    It is my understanding that the Cambridge only comes in cordovan, and its calf counterpart is the McAllister offering.
     


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    BigCheese Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with the Seven Collection Fabriano? I just picked up a brand new pair for a steal and just wondering what I should expect. I have the Vinci and Tresana so I am expecting the same type of quality and comfort with these, especially with the rubber sole.
     


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    Hey, thanks for this sizing info. I've only tried on one pair of 5 last shoes - the Strawfut - and I found it long enough but narrow. Your experience confirms mine. But if the E feels the same as the D, then I don't know what I'd do. I can't see sizing up in length.

    And the comment from the salesperson is great! Best shoe/worst last about sums it up for me, too! Who are all these people with super narrow feet that fit the 2 last? Maybe the AE executive doesn't realize that his foot is narrower than average.
     


  13. kmdsimpson

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    I would go up half a size. I can't stand to have my toes being pushed on; but I know some people like a snug fit.
     


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    How many of you wear your strands casually with jeans and etc? The Elgins look tempting but I already own a pair of strands in walnut that look similar enough...
     


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    I wear my strands with jeans - darker blue.
     


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