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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. mekato1

    mekato1 Well-Known Member

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    Those tricolor shoes w/ a different sole would make great bowling shoes!
     


  2. New Shoes1

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    They're used and priced at $150. I like the Soho's, but who is going to pay that for a used pair of AE's?
     


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    For me, the 0 last fits my foot the best. So I was willing to pay $150 for an almost new shoe that is discontinued - which I can have re-crafted for years to come.
     


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    Anybody have experiences with sizing the larchmont, rutledge and flatiron? I know they are on the same last, but I am interested in how they fit in comparison with each other. Sometimes the blucher lacing vs bal makes a huge difference in feel (ie. kenilworth vs strands)
     


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    Bose is horrible, too. Seriously, I know much more about speakers than I do dress shoes, and I know a lot about dress shoes now. Bose is crap. AE is awesome.
     


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    My Jeffersons in the wild; they've become my favourite shoe out of my small lot since I received them a couple months back. The leather is much softer compared to my PA's and Parliament, and the leather has a much stronger smell even.

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    I just picked up the neumoras, bayfields and double eagles from the shoebank. All of the defects I've noticed seem reasonably minor. On one of the neumoras there's a larger gap between the welt and where the toe cap/vamp connect to the sole and the coating on the buckles of both isn't perfect.

    The double eagles have a 1/4"-1/2" section on the quarter of both where it was sewn to the tongue. I also don't know if they run a little bit wide or this is also a defect, however I'm able to tighten the laces so that both sides completely touch.

    On the bayfields the cap toe is off somewhat on both and there are a few nicks/scuffs. I'm planning to keep all of them as I don't think any of the issues are enough that they will bother me.

    On a side note the bayfields are the most comfortable Allen Edmonds I've worn, I don't feel like a break in is needed. Makes me want to buy more nice boots :)

    To compare sizing with everyone I've been measured as a 9D by a Nordstorm associate and at another store. Every shoe I've purchased has been in 9D and with the exception of the 2 last shoes (norwich and lombard) they all seem to fit great. I find my recently purchased strands to fit great with little to no discomfort in the first three wearings which included a decent amount of walking.

    The norwich and lombard feel a bit tight on the left or right little toe (different for each) though I haven't worn either one more than three or four times. I think I'm going to try to stretch them a bit before continuing to wear them as they're the only shoes that become uncomfortable by the end of the day.
     


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    Hi there, i'm hoping for some sizing advice....

    About to order some Neumoras that are on the 333 last and was wondering how this compares to the 5 last. I have the Strand's and Delray's in a 10D that both fit fine.

    Any help is appreciated as i'm ordering from Australia.

    Cheers
     


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    Half step down for me on the 333 last. I tried the Neumoras on Saturday. Went with a 9.5D (same as my strands and Neumok) and the toe box was pretty big, and they were noticeably wider. Went to a 9D and they fit perfect. Nice and snug.

    If the strands fit your perfect in a 10D, I would suggest going 9.5D.
     


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    Facet... Those Jeffersons are beautiful. Do you know what leather is used? Nappa?

    I was amazed at how much softer they were off the shelf a few weeks back, however with those prices, I ended up going shell cord. Since I have the McAllisters already in Merlot, the Rutlidges are on my radar. Absolutely beautiful shoes.
     


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    So, your total investment is $300 for a pair of used AE's where the liner and leather has soaked up someone else's foot sweat? Sorry if I'm being judgmental (don't mean to be), but I just don't get that. For the one that was new in box for $175 (with shipping), I would totally be all over that as the Soho and Evanston are awesome.
     


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    New AE's on the website.

    New Park Avenue colors - Granite Grey and Walnut Cloud

    New McTavish color - dark brown (already shown ealier on this thread)

    Players - now in Walnut and Black calf (not sure if that was there before) and the Bitter Chocolate suede is back

    Hamptons - now in brown burnished/brown grain and black/black grain

    Ridgeway is back

    Pierpont - gray / navy saddle

    Flagstaff - new casual penny loafer

    Parkway - new split toe blucher (black grain is a choice)


    I already have the new McTavish color coming to my local menswear/shoe store. I'm also liking the Hampton in burnished brown / brown grain.

    Chris
     


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    I don't think you understand. The shoe was maybe worn once. I do not plan on having them re-crafted for quite some time. They should be good to go for several years of good use before needing to be re-crafted.

    If the shoe was in bad shape and needed immediate re-crafting, then yes I would tend to agree with you on the price.
     


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    Not feeling the grey Park Avenue, but the walnut cloud is nice.
     


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