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

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  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    You might want to consider the AE Lombards. It is essentially the same shoe as the Players, but with a rubber sole. They don't come in suede, though.

    You can also add a topy. The cost is generally in the $35 range installed by a cobbler.

    I would avoid the Brooks Bothers unless you like that style. I personally hate lug soles on anything except a boot.
     
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    They told me to use the cleaner/conditioner first, and then, once they dry, to use the saddle soap.
     
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    Are the BB Elgins/McTavish also seconds?
     
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    Most likely yes, as the AE list price for both is higher. However, you should be able to get Elgin firsts for 219, and AE should price-match the Nordstrom anniversary sale on the McTavishs at 199
     
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    Leather conditioner should be OK. But no polish. I only use saddle soap when the shoes are dirty.



     
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    I was looking to add a pair of Burgundy wingtips to my collection of AE shoes. I noticed that the McClain in Burgundy Calf is on clearance for $249.00. However, the McAllister appears to be the most popular AE wingtip. With this purchase, I will have a complete collection of balmorals that includes Black PA's, Walnut Calf Strands, Brown BB FA's and a Burgundy wingtip shoe. I wanted to get general opinions of the McClains in Burgundy.
     
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    I would go with the McAllister because you already know you like the 5 last. However, the McClain looks nice too. Note that the burgundy and merlot are 2 slightly different colors.
     
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    McAllister on 5 last. McClain on 8 last. IMO, probably the 2 best lasts. Either choice is good, but I prefer the McAllister in merlot over the McClain in burgundy.
     
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    Have you seen these? I think I'll get the McNeils. I don't have adobe on my new computer, can't get photo. Red white, and blue wingtips web gems.
     
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    I can't see myself in a red/white/blue shoe except on federal holidays.
     
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    Same for me. But on Independence Day, Veterans Day, going to vote...they'd be sweet.
     
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    That would look either sublime or absurd with a blue or red seersucker suit.

    That said, it's a look you really can't pull off more than once with the same group of people.
     
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