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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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    thanks man, updated to reflect Clifton and Nathan.

    the JAB Nathan looks really good, i hadn't seen pictures of it before.
     
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    How do you think it is possible to get the Daltons for cheap (like seconds)? I saw some people have bought them for $149 from the factory - what kind of sale should I look out for? I am dying for a pair of the chocolate calf daltons

    TIA!!!
     
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    Factory seconds have defects. You're talking about a shoe that is already a good value for the money. As a retailer I'm biased, but save up and get what you want.
     
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    I don't mind the seconds! I just can't get over how beautiful I think they are.
     
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    droool...my walnut cordovan dalton seconds are in the mail...here's to hoping there's nothing too wrong with them!
     
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    one wonders how much of it is just polishing and brushing...i remember a previous post with some nice photos of a burgundy shell full brogue with a very nice shine, presumably on the older finish.
     
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    Stolen from another poster in the Meermin thread:

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    The Alden (right) is the glossiest of the bunch by a good amount while the AE (middle) is the least glossy. No amount of brushing to my shell Leeds could equal that luster - it took a good amount of polishing. There's a lot to the finishing.
     
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    Modern AE shell is inferior to Alden (shine/lustre wise) despite coming from the same factory... so go figure!
     
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    Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?
     
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    Got the blue neumoks today, are these narrower than other 5 last shoes? I got them in 6.5E, although the fit is good, I'm not able to lace the tops close together like I can with my Strands, Elgin, Cambridge and Fifth Streets in the same size, Still get a small V...Does it have to do with the unlined upper? Then I recall reading that these are actually wider due to the unlined upper, confused now.
     
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    They fit identical to my strands and mcallisters, so idk... wear them a few times. My strands and mc's i fully close when i lace up, however give them a few wears to break in a bit. Also, don't forget that your foot will swell as the day does on, so tomorrow morning when you wake up, they might fit like a glove.

    Rock the red laces too... so many compliments on them its not even funny...
     
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    Interesting.

    This has not been my experience.
     
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    You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.
     
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    I think I will be returning the Neumoks to the shoe bank and dropping by the local store to see if a different size will fit better or if it could be the nature of them being seconds. It just fit so different than my other 5 last shoes in 6.5E. Their fit remind me of when I tried the McTavish in 7D, that too had some Vs when I laced them. I sure did like the color and feeling of the unlined leather though. Hopefully I can find the right fit.
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply. The insight is much appreciated, and you are dead on. The majority of my co-workers are in square toed shoes, etc. I've been slowly adding slacks to my wardrobe, and I agree wholeheartedly with what you've mentioned.
     
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    how much were they as seconds?
     
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    In my experience, it goes the other way. Shell is a looser fit than calf.
     
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