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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. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    I was surprised to see the McTavish also included.

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  2. MoneyWellSpent

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    I just spotted the Park Avenue in Bourbon today on the AE website! They didn't mention in the catalog supplement that the PA would be part of the Bourbon line. It looks excellent IMO, and a great alternative option for those looking for a PA in brown. This makes me wonder what other shoes may end up being made in Bourbon that they haven't previously mentioned. I think the McAllisters should be part of the line as well (the Amsterdam is beautiful and popular after all).

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  3. sygyzy

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    How come? Is there something special about it?
     
  4. dancingbear

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    I like the looks of that! I notice the Parkways and Kenilworths are also available in bourbon. I will withhold final judgement until I see them in person, but it seems as though AE has found and committed to a really good medium brown tone. I can definitely see adding 2 or 3 of these to my collection.
     
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    I've had the strands now for about half a year. I would say that I really haven't even noticed the wear in the sole at all, but now that I look at it, it is pretty pronounced. However, I know that my walking style does place a good amount of pressure on my smallest toe, so it isn't a surprise to me.

    Personally, I wouldn't get taps installed- I would much rather just recraft them when necessary. I should also add that I've worn these shoes in some pretty bad conditions, and I haven't dressed the edges recently. Doing that would most certainly make them at least appear to look nicer in photos.

    Regarding the Jeffersons, yes, they can look exceedingly dark at times, but in most lighting conditions, they come off as a dark brown.
     
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    I thought the McTavish was fairly popular and wouldn't warrant discounting.
     
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    I have the Williams and have enjoyed them. They are definitely higher quality than the other lines. Not sure what you are referring to with the soft toe cap, but I would not worry about losing shape.
     
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    Thanks. Rarely see pics of these.
     
  9. wilbromarshall

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    I have no clue why but I like the Pierpont for some reason. I cannot for the life of me envision it working in real life and yet I still look at the site and think about it getting a pair. [​IMG]

    Thankfully I have a decided a pair or two of their boots is the direction for now.
     
  10. Todd V

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    How do folks feel about the Combination sole available on some models? Brooks Bros has thair preferred customer sale on now and I'm debating pickup up a pair from them. Unfortunately, the Brown Fifth Ave and Black Strands are my only option... decisions, decisions.
     
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    Anybody have any feedback on the Long Branch? With the grey ones on sale, I'm wondering if these can stand up to a Chicago winter. Anybody worn these in the winter? I wouldn't be wearing them out to shovel snow or anything, but would be stepping in snow/salt while walking around the city.
     
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    How much is the discount at the Brooks Brothers sale going on and when does it end?
     
  13. Todd V

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    25% with the BB credit card and 15% without. I believe it ends Nov. 4th. Even at BB's high prices, with 25% off, it is hard to find Allen Edmonds first quality shoes at that price.
     
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    I have the brown "waxy" LB's but I've only had them for about three weeks. They seem quite sturdy with thick leather that I think would be quite durable in inclement weather. The Vibram sole and heel provide good grip and should work in rain/snow (like you said, as long as you're not planning on shovelling snow or going for walks in the snow!). I'd think they'd work in midwest winters.
     
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    "Offer is valid 10/26/12 - 11/4/12 until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time'

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  16. wilbromarshall

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    Here is my modest collection, a few classics and several discontinued shoes

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    Byron and Birmingham in chili, Easton in Saddle brown, and the Slayton in Chestnut

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    MacNeil, MacAllister, Bel Air, and Park Avenue

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    Bel Air, Strand, and the Evanston all in Walnut to go along with the Drydon in Brandy.

    Hopefully next up should be another pair of boots to go along with my black Bayfields which are are not shown.
     
  17. dddrees

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    Looking good, great looking collection.

    A pair of Cordovan boots might be nice.
     
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    Very nice collection, reminds me of mine.

    Bel Air is probably my favorite and most comfortable shoe I own and use most.
     
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    I bought a pair of the Finch--size 12E--in tan/navy back in June when they went on sale for $219.00, they look good and are my best fitting AE's. Sunday night I saw that the black/tan version was on sale for $199.00 so I ordered a pair. Waiting for me on the door step when I got home from work Tuesday evening--I live in Wisconsin just a couple hundred miles from the factory. I love the fit of these shoes. My only gripe is that they don't come with the double oak soles. I thought I'd put them on the hood of the datemobile and take a picture out in the sun.
     
  20. wilbromarshall

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    100% agree on the Bel Air. The Walnut version is easily my favorite and most worn pair.
     
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