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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. horsey shoes

    horsey shoes Senior member

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    I believe cappuccino was a web gem in the March/April time frame of this year.

    Out of the box, the cappuccino and the walnut cordovan were very similar in color; at the store and at home in overhead, indoor lighting.
    I used the dark brown cordovan creme from AE on the cappuccino and Saphir neutral cordovan creme on the walnut cordovan to help differentiate the two colors in daylight and bright lights... but if the lighting is much softer, cappuccino and walnut cordovan seem very similar.
     


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    this is some serious constructive criticism. you should bump this up to the higher powers at ae.
     


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    Thanks man. Your picture just saved both me and my SA a metric crap-ton of time. Looks like the brown shell ones will be fine for what I'm going after, which is a Leeds (or possibly Dundee) with a poron insole.

    AE has been adding more shell colors to various shoes, but the Leeds hasn't been one of them yet. Hoping they'd add more shell options and a brown Chromexcel (all-weather) option at some point...
     


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    Love the NST's; are those Parkways?



    I normally avoid Chukkahs, but those Dundees in shell are quite tempting.
     


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    Yep, the NSTs are the Parkways in Burnished Brown
     


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    I just received a pair of Del Rays in 13D, which are also the 8 last, and they fit like a dream as well. I'm chalking up the others to an ill fit or possible Nordstrom Rack selling seconds.
     


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    not to keep spamming the thread...but the shoes I had that were a tad too tight are now fitting pretty well. I just left shoe trees in them for 24h and it seemed to stretch them out to the point where there is no more stretching.
     


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    any idea which (current and former) AE models are built on the much-loved 8 last? so far, i'm aware of:

    current models
    Delray
    Lasalle
    Vernon

    former
    Hale
    Clifton
    McClain
    Thayer
    Ashton
     


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    I can't think of any that you haven't listed. The McClain is being sold as clearance item on the AE site. Also, Nordstrom still carries the Clifton. And then Nordstom Rack sometimes has Hales.

    EDIT: Also add the Parkland loafer as another discounted style (currently on clearance on AE website)
     
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    I believe the Nathan Shoe from JAB is on the 8.
     


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    The Hinsdale is also on the 8 last. I don't know if it's been discontinued.
     


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    The Mora and The Weybridge are also on the 8 last. Both no longer actively produced.
     
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    Niles is on the 8, also the Westgate wholecut.
     


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    Here is a list I got somewhere a little while back showing a lot of the AE models and the lasts. It does not include any of the newer models from the past few months. No guaranty on accuracy, I am just passing the list along.

    It is in Word format.

    Chris
    [ATTACHMENT=3839]AE Model.doc (29k. doc file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     
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    The Leeds and Dundee both are perfect for what you are looking for. A lot depends on the vertical market you are working in and where in that market but overall they both fit the bill in my experience. I started out with black Leeds then burgundy shell Leeds, if I could do it over again I would have purchased the black shell Leeds instead of calf. #8 is pretty universal in that it can be paired with most slacks and is a good place to start. My personal preference is to have my shoes darker than my slacks and because I also own a lot of shoes and boots in various shades of brown find myself purchase lighter shades of slacks when needing new ones. Now that I have I am on the inside looking out I can tell you that your going to stand above your peers, who are most likely wearing black square toed bicycle shoes. I still do some consulting on the side which is where my shoe money comes from, good luck and I wish you much success.

    That is centerfold material, beautiful job!!
     


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