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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Teapot418

    Teapot418 Well-Known Member

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    I got a pair of McTavishes but I'm seriously considering going back next paycheck to get a pair of Strands after seeing them in person. Definitely go check them out.
     
  2. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    In his post, he mentioned specifically getting them in Walnut.

    I was going to mention the Elgin and McTavish for him as well. I think as far as a "casual" shoe goes, those are both great choices. The Elgin is a bit darker than the McTavish, so if there's a preference/concern about overall color, that might be something to consider. But both are a great choice for the brown/tan category.
     
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    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing both the McTavish and the Strands at the same time.
     
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    sartorialnoob Well-Known Member

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    The color isn't a problem. I love my walnut Strands. I may have to hold out for the McTavish.
     
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    jjr4884 Senior member

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    Ya my first two pairs were 10D, when i picked up the shell strands i went to AE in boston and made sure i was properly fitted. On the 5 last, turns out i'm a 9.5 Def step down a half size...
     
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    Shikar Senior member

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    So I did go to the AE store and on the *Device*, i was L-10D R-11D, and I normally wear a 11.5D. I tried the 11E in PA (same last) and it was loose, so ended up getting the Shell Strand in a 11D and its fine.

    Regards.
     
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    Wearing my mocha Drydens today; they've held up very well for a five-year-old shoe.

    I should have a purchase report on something else soon. :smarmy:

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    Thanks for the update. After my exchange with JokerMan, I looked more closely at the Brannock instructions.

    http://brannock.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/brannock/instructions.html#fitting

    It was insightful regarding the comparison between heel to toe measurement and heel to ball measurement. Typically, I let the SA take the measurements and make a size recommendation. From now on, though, I am going to ask the SA to show me the two different measurements so I can see how they compare.
     
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    how do you size the neumora
     
  10. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    The Yuma boots I bought from Nordstrom just came. They had the infamous white sticker. I am really pissed because they weren't even on sale.

    The shoes didn't really fit in the box so they were really creased. The insoles were not properly glued down so they are really uncomfortable.
    There is glue issues throughout. The leather looks like one solid color in the Nordstrom pics, but irl they have some significant discolorations throughout.
     
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    Having a problem polishing my black AE McAllisters. The odd thing is that it's only on one shoe. Following my normal procedure, I get a decent shine on the left shoe, but the toe of the right shoe past the broguing is just, for lack of better word, dull. the leather even feels different to the touch, a bit less smooth. Any ideas what I can do to get the shine back?
    Here's what I usually do:
    1. Remove dirt with a brush.
    2. Apply cleaner/conditioner, allow to sit for a few minutes, and remove with cloth.
    3. Apply polish (sometimes a wax) and allow to sit for a few minutes.
    4. Buff off with a horsehair brush and give a final wipedown with a cloth.
    5. Edge dressing.

    Thanks!
     
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    Funny... i am a L-10.5D and R-10D and still felt the 9.5D was a perfect fit. The crease behind the toebox was perfect, thats what made me realize the 9.5 was the fit.
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    That sounds unusual, but if the shoes fit well then it doesn't matter.
     
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    On State St? Color/size please! :)
     
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