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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. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    You have - and are going to have - and amazing collection. I hope you can take some pictures of all your shell Dundees together, as well as all of your shell shoes. Congratulations!

    I'm sure they were just as happy to take your order as you were to hear back from them. You must be listed as VIP in their database!
     
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  2. kmdsimpson

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    It's the color in the picture they sent to you. It just looks artificial and the tone is off somehow. Could just be bad pics, though.
     
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    Interesting comments today while wearing my new Stafford wingtip boots to work for the first time today. My office staff (women from their 20s-50s) complimented me on them early on until my ophthalmic technician noticed they were 'ankle boots' and not regular dress shoes. She seemed shocked and the ladies in the office commented that they thought they looked odd and didn't like 'ankle boots' on men, that they seemed like ladies shoes. One even said she'd make her boyfriend throw those out if he had a pair. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?
     
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    Far left is a weird looking Strand ;)
     
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    :D
     
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    Yes, it is the limited version of the Strand called the McAllister... my bad, it was a long day! [​IMG]
     
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    You work with idiots. Boots are great.
     
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    They all have smelly woo-hoo-dillies, therefore their opinion is invalid.
     
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    Here's what I would do in regards to your uncultured staff:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed... uncultured folk.
     
  11. Cold Iron

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    Well you do live kind of close to LA, (Lower Alabama).... Sorry, that opening was huge and I just had to hit it.

    While I am not fond of the term uncultured there is some truth to the fact that they likely are not exposed to men dressing a bit finer and are sheltered as you said. Where I work and live now dress boots are a bit more common than where you are, I have received nothing but complements on them including the term sexy by one lady. Even across the river over in Wisconsin LOL. I have a sister that works for an optometrist in the "Valley" in Northern Appalachia on the NY/Pa border. I could see if her Doc came to work wearing dress boots she would comment to me that he had "lost it" and bought half a pair of boots. But I certainly wouldn't think less of her for saying so.
     
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    I have a lovely pair of MTM paddock boots from a small local outfit. Last weekend I happened to be wearing them into a Lucky Brand store. The saleswoman was mesmerized by them, in a good way.

    I agree with the above that location may have something to do with it -- my experience was in Tysons Corner, VA, where houses start at the seven-figure mark -- but regardless, be glad you aren't the one lady's boyfriend and don't sweat their opinions.
     
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    What a fantastic experience. It's nice to see there are still companies that are happy to make this sort of thing possible.

    Oh, nice shoes too! :D
     
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    :rotflmao:
     
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    Wearing my dark brown Jeffersons today. Wonderful leather.

    Just might be my favorite AE wingtip bal (although that could change pending AE's new shell finishes).
     
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    I like those too - but I'm a wingtip nut. I'd seriously consider getting them, but am also a cordovan nut, and those aren't shell... I suppose I am lucky to have these "problems."

    Happy my small contribution helped, Cold Iron. I am very happy to hear that they took good care of you. As was noted, you will have a VERY nice collection once they already show up (what am I saying, based on your posts and pictures in this thread alone you already do!)

    When you have a moment, could you (for the sake of those of us still considering jumping on these webgems) compare the fit of the Dundees to other 1-last shoes and boots you have? Did you get the same size as you did in your shell Daltons and Leeds? How do the Dundees fit in comparison? Finally, what observations do you have regarding the supposed new shell finish?


    +1... As someone who has owned both calf and shell Daltons, I recommend you get the same size. The shell is a little more pliable, being unlined, but it will fit the same.

    I love those Cordovan McCallisters... nice shot!
     
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    Strange to have Cordovan McCallisters. I thought those would just be Cambridges then.
     
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    They were a webgem in the spring - the biggest difference is that McCallisters are single-sole, Cambridge is double. (plus the cordovan McCallister was only available in the webgem in that fantastic Truffle or Cappuccino color).
     
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    What belt and color do you guys wear with you black mctavish's?
    any recommendations would be great.
     
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    Gotcha. I assume the Cordovan McCallisters also have JR soles? If so they are single-soled JR soles?
     
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