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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    The Strand, for sure.
     
  2. wilbromarshall

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    For me I would get the Strands instead of a third pair of Dalton's, but I would suggest that your current collection should provide as much guidance as anything else. Do the Stands fill a whole? If so then I lean farther in that direction. If you are at the point where you are purchasing just for what you like and not what you need then go with your gut.

    Of course you could just get both....[​IMG]
     
  3. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    I decided to strand
    What currently have is
    Walnut Dalton
    Shell Burg Dalton
    Dark Brown Long Branch
    Walnut New Orleans
    Black New Orleans
    Brn/tan two tone broad street web gem
    Olive nuemora
    Navy nuemora
    Walnut Cody
    Brn nuemok
    Black PA
    Black Burton
    Black Stanford
    And just ordered bourbon strand
     
  4. Michael Haines

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    Oh I forgot my new Brn Jefferson
     
  5. trophybuck135

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    Can someone tell me the pros and cons of v tread taps on a park avenue?
     
  6. Michael Haines

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    I guess a big pro would be saving the sole from wear especially when the ground is wet
     
  7. horsey shoes

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    Same feedback as BootSpell... I had a scuff on my walnut cord strands that ironically enough I made while brushing.
    Vigorous brushing and pressure should eventually smooth over the rough parts.
     
  8. horsey shoes

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    Good choice on the bourbon strand... seems to fit a gap for a lighter brown cap toe in your collection.
    I could not pull the trigger myself either on the bourbon Daltons since I have the shell walnut and calf walnut ones.
    I am still hoping for a shell special as a web gem, FB Friday deal, or in the Fall 2.0 launch.
     
  9. itsmejson

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    I just picked up a pair of wilberts for rainy days, but the wife thinks that they are "old manish" :p
    - for you guys with wilberts how old are you guys? I'm 28
     
  10. New Shoes1

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    You're asking the wrong question. The correct question is whether you like them and whether they are harmonious with the image you are trying to create. Stick around long enough and you will realize that people here of all ages will ooh and ahh over shoes that are too trendy for your tastes or too clunky/traditional for the stye you have developed.

    I could tell you that I'm 40 and don't like the Wilberts because your wife is right, but then that would lead to six posts agreeing with me and another six saying that they are in their 20's and love their Wilberts - and you would be back to the exact same place you are now, trying to decide if you like them or not.
     
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    I'm 32 and bought them when I was 29. I'll be the first to agree that they aren't the hippest shoe in my stable, but they're a good standby and very versatile on the casual end of the spectrum. I've rocked them with everything from a tan linen suit to flannel-lined jeans. The brown outland leather ages better than any other shoe I own so far. Disclaimer: at first I only bought them because precisely zero other goodyear-welted shoes were available on the planet with a rubber sole in size 14AA, but since then they've grown on me quite a bit.

    In other news, look what came in the mail today from allaboutshoes:

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    They fit just fine over the thicker socks that I'd wear with boots anyway, they are absolutely flawless, and the finish matches my shell wallet perfectly. :bigstar:

    Now I just need to put in the time and elbow grease to get their finish up to Cold Iron standards... :slayer:
     
  12. itsmejson

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    thanks random. I purchased the brown outland leather and I really liked the way they looked w/ my dark blue jeans.

    Congrats w/ the the new boots!
     
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    Mid 40's a I love my Wilberts. If you like them, wear them.

    Chris
     
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    The Cottonwood was designed to compliment the Neumok line.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi mate, I have both pairs. Leather quality on these are better than AE . The finish on these RLs are flawless and at least 3/4 times better than AE. Hard to believe they are made by AE !
    [COLOR=FF00AA]Are the Saunders the same as the Malvern?[/COLOR]
    No
    **Just keep in mind these RL shoes are made on a really narrow last. It could be either AE 2 last or a special last just for RL. I always go half size up on most RL shoes. The Saunders I went 1/2 size up and still a bit tight around the toe area.**
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  18. horsey shoes

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    Congrats on the new boots... are those burgundy or a dark walnut shell?
     
  19. dddrees

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    Very nice!!!

    Congrats.
     
  20. dddrees

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    Why does age seem to come up so often?




    Either you like them or you don't.
     
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