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

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  1. zchen

    zchen Senior member

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    If you have to pick one, would you get Cordovan Leeds in Burgundy or Black? (also, I already have a pair of Leeds in black calf)
     


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    That makes the Burgundy seem like the obvious choice to me.
     


  3. bucksfan

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    +1 on both counts.



    Burgundy. Then plan to replace the black calf with black cordovan later. :slayer:



    Definitely get some trees, some conditioner / moisturizer, some sole edge treatment, and some brushes. Kiwi wax is pretty good stuff and it is inexpensive. Skip the Cole Haans unless you will be walking a lot outside. Once I had AEs, I never wore the Cole Haans.

    Use the money to buy another pair of AEs, perhaps a pair of loafers or a blucher.
     
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    I am partial to brown. One pair of captoes fulfills all my needs in the black shoe category
     


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    I feel the same way. Beyond my pair of black PAs I don't think I'll be picking up any more black shoes for a long while.
    (though I might add in a balmoral wingtip in black as well some day)
     


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    My Black hills are creating a lot of pain for me on my little toe from rubbing on the side. This is weird since I have no trouble with the Strand and kenilworth which are on the same last. Is it cause of the rough waxy leather of the black hills? Can a cobbler stretch rough leather or only calf skin?
     


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    As for keeping 1 pair in each color, for me, the walnut and dark brown are so different that I consider them different colors.

    I recommend staying away from Cole Haan. You will likely end up replacing them in the future with a better quality shoe, at which point you will have wasted your money on the Cole Haans.

    Is keeping all 4 pairs if shoes an option?
     


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    I wish they'd bring the Reddings back for another season. I think I prefer them over my Park Avenues, but the current selections using the 2 or 8 last aren't that appealing to me.
     


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    I need dress shoes for a funeral tomorrow, I am debating between the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

    Which pair and why?

    There is an AE store five minutes away from my house so I plan on getting these today or early tomorrow. I would also like to use these black shoes for job interviews and any other formal occasion in which I will need black shoes.

    Thanks
     


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    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8005_1_40000000001_-1

    That's all you need to know. In Black. Blutchers always fit better and are comfortable and more versitile.
     


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    ^ Totally wrong.

    I would go for the PA, but FA is also a possibility. I would go with the pair you like best. Remember to give them some polishing before wear.
     
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    They do not always fit better and are definitely not more versatile. Some on this board would argue that you shouldn't even wear bluchers with a suit.

    Since you are looking for a formal shoe (funeral, job interview), you want a balmoral, not a blucher. Get the PAs. If you feel like getting the FAs at some point in the future, get them in a different color, like brown.
     
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    Lay a shoe on a flat surface. The back of the heel will be 1/2an inch higher and the front of the sole an inch or more off the ground. Every co.makes shoes this way so obviously it's meant to ensure correct stride.
     


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    I would suggest throwing saved money into a pair of Daltons or Bayfields or whatever boots AE introduces for the fall. I picked up a pair of nice goodyear-welted semi-dress boots a few years ago and they've become one of my most-worn shoes. You really won't regret it. Boots are like shell -- you get one pair and suddenly you really want more. :nodding:



    Seconded. I only purchased black shell Leeds because they showed up new on eBay for a steal. I would've paid twice as much for burgundy shell. Still might, if the two pair at shoebank are still around a month or two from now...
     


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    Awesome, thank you. I will visit this afternoon in search of Walnut 10.5D's. Also, thanks for the website tip... last time I looked, they were only available in Black and in one size.
     


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