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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. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Senior member

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    Hello Gentleman,

    I have been wearing my Fifth Streets in good health but noticed today they were fitting a bit tighter than last week. The distance between the vamps (or laces) looks to be more than other photos I have seen of Styleforum members wearing their boots. The distance between the vamps (in my photo) is where I get my best fit though. Should I have gotten a size wider or is this a non issue?

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    Regards,
    GrensonMan
     
  2. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Not an issue, as long as you aren't getting excessive pinching in the toe area. For shoes where the vamps don't come close, I prefer X lacing instead of bar-style (this is what I do with my 5th streets). Maybe that will give you a different look.
     
  3. evolved

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    Can you post a picture of your brown CXL Bayfields after you treat them with HDLP? I've been told it will dull the shoe in a very serious way, but I'm interested in the waterproof-ness of HDLP.
     
  4. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    Oh i thought you meant the Allen Edmonds label that they stitch on the side of the shoes
     
  5. DJTraveler

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    FYI - new Fall styles have just been added to AE's website, such as the Patriot and classic styles like the PA and Strand being offered with a tap sole.
     
  6. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    How long have you had them? I feel like my Fifth Streets stretched and the space between the lacing actually became smaller after several wears. This has been my experience with most of my shoes.
     
  7. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Senior member

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    This is the third time I have worn them. Total time worn approximately 25 hrs.
     
  8. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family


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    A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)


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    ...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)

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    As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters [​IMG]

    Keep the pics coming!

    Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes!
     
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  9. itsmarcnotmark

    itsmarcnotmark Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how often do you use guys wax your shoes? I just got my Saphir Renovateur and I'm wondering how often I should apply it. Also, do you guys use any products to take care of the soles?
     
  10. jjr4884

    jjr4884 Senior member

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    Nice collection... yes, Merlot McAllisters are awesome... love mine
     
  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    I know they are on the same last - but do you all wear exactly the same size and width in the Fifth St as in the Fifth Ave etc? I need a 10C, but they only come in B or D.
     
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  12. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    Decided to go with these Players instead..just came in today

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  13. wigglr

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    I just got the players in chocolate suede. so beautiful
     
  14. Cold Iron

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    Congrats! I got a quote today for the black shell Dundee but at the last minute second guessed myself. I really want the burgundy shell Dundee's too....

     
  15. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    one of my biggest clothing-related disappointments are the players shoes in walnut i bought a few months back. i'm a perfect 10D in clifton, delray, etc, but for the life of me cannot wear the players.

    9.5D was too tight in the forefoot, even after sending them to be professionally stretched.

    10D (i bought them from nordstrom, and they let me return the 9.5D) is just too voluminous, especially in the ankle area.


    they have sat in my closet unworn since december. :violin:
     
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  16. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    i take presents [​IMG]
     
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    Are those the Parkway's that are sitting next to your walnut Strands? I really like those and I am considering getting a pair. Seeing your family portrait is tempting me to put one together for those that I have.
     
  18. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Yep! Those are the Parkways. You should share a portrait of your AEs for us!
     
  19. Costa

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    Nice collection. Do you put a shine on the walnut strands? I just cleaned mine last night (brush, saphir reno, then brush again), but those have a real nice shine on them. Mine are sort of matte.
     
  20. Costa

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    Wore my identical fifth streets to the office today, they are close to a year old, and the distance between the vamp is very close, if not a hair tighter. I take an 11D. They are very comfortable and tend to be my bad weather shoe. Very happy with it.
     
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