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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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    It sounds like this might be the issue I had with the shoes I mentioned above. I like the looks of the new finish as well, but I haven't ever seen it in person so that I can compare it to the old burgundy finish. The pair of Park Avenues that I was talking about above seemed to be slightly "pinker" than the other burgundy models on the shelf that I saw that day. Again, it may have been due to the "blooming." Maybe I will hold off since the new finish sounds more like my idea of what a burgundy shoe should look like. Please post photos when you have time, because I am seriously considering a pair of these!
     
  2. Jigg

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    Here are my Walnuts:
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    I'll try my best to remember to post some pics when I get home tonight. PM me if I don't.
     
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    Nice, would you say it only looks black in the picture or in real life too?



    Wow they look great!!!!!!!!!! That walnut looks a lot darker than I would have thought, which to me is a good thing. Is that just the patina the shoe took over time?
     
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    Yeah, that walnut jefferson is stunning.
     
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    I had the same issue with the Malvern. I couldn't get it to fit to save my life. I went with the Loake Pimlico (dark brown & dark brown suede) and got a great fit.

    I wear a consistent 8.5D in AE and fit into a size 7F Pimlico . Of course, YMMV.
     
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    Regarding the Walnut: These are darker than other Walnut Jeffersons I've seen. It didn't happen over time, that was the first day wearing them [​IMG]
     
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    The Brown Jeffersons look pretty dark in person as well.
     
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    +1

    It is a very very dark brown, but I like it.
     
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    I did the same thing (tried Malverns, went with Pimlicos). I'm an 11.5 D in the AE 5 last, and I went with a 10.5 F Pimlico (11.5 D Malverns were unwearable, and 12 D Malverns were still too tight). They have a little too much room at the middle of the top of my foot, and I read a thread on SF a while back which echoed this observation. With a tongue pad, though, they fit quite well and look great IMO.
     
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    Pictures of my dark brown Jeffersons with walnut calf Strands:
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    That last pic looks black.
     
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    New the forum! Here are my two pairs of AE's, the Neumok (Navy Blue leather) and the Strawfut (Brown and Linen), when I get nice shoes like A.Edmonds, I make sure to get ones that stand out a little bit.

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    I haven't noticed any difference in creasing and I couldn't tell you how much more/less durable that they will be. But I can't imagine durability being too much of an issue as long as you take proper care of them.

    Cheers
     
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    I agree that it is a very very dark brown, but my experience on seeing these in person is that you can still tell that they are brown. Sort of a dark chocolate color, IMO. These put out the same impression that navy blues do in that they can look black in certain lighting. I still think it is safe to buy them if you are wanting a dark brown shoe.
     
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    Any opinions on the Independence Line? I like a couple of the styles but was put off by the very soft toe cap. I prefer a very hard toe cap and the Independence were quite soft and "dentable" if that term makes sense. Left me worried as to whether they would maintian their shape.
     
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    May I ask how old your Strands are? I ask because they seem to be exibiting a similar amount of wear to the soles in the toe area as my AE's do. Have you found that the wear in that area has reached a sort of "plateau" and not continued to progress? I can't quite bring myself to get into the metal/plastic taps realm, and I am hoping that they will slow down as they adjust to my walking pattern.
     
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    Just got an email from AE that select shoes in grey are on sale for $199. This includes the Long Branch, Pierpont, and Aberdeen. Some really nice savings there!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll be in London in January and will be checking them out.
     
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    I also saw that sell and thinking of picking up a pair in gray. One question I heard a few here talk about giving it a light polish of navy and thought that sounded great. Has any one actually tried that yet.
     
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