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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. lachyzee

    lachyzee Distinguished Member

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    Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?
     


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    Got the blue neumoks today, are these narrower than other 5 last shoes? I got them in 6.5E, although the fit is good, I'm not able to lace the tops close together like I can with my Strands, Elgin, Cambridge and Fifth Streets in the same size, Still get a small V...Does it have to do with the unlined upper? Then I recall reading that these are actually wider due to the unlined upper, confused now.
     
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    jjr4884 Senior Member

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    They fit identical to my strands and mcallisters, so idk... wear them a few times. My strands and mc's i fully close when i lace up, however give them a few wears to break in a bit. Also, don't forget that your foot will swell as the day does on, so tomorrow morning when you wake up, they might fit like a glove.

    Rock the red laces too... so many compliments on them its not even funny...
     


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    Interesting.

    This has not been my experience.
     


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    You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.
     


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    I think I will be returning the Neumoks to the shoe bank and dropping by the local store to see if a different size will fit better or if it could be the nature of them being seconds. It just fit so different than my other 5 last shoes in 6.5E. Their fit remind me of when I tried the McTavish in 7D, that too had some Vs when I laced them. I sure did like the color and feeling of the unlined leather though. Hopefully I can find the right fit.
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply. The insight is much appreciated, and you are dead on. The majority of my co-workers are in square toed shoes, etc. I've been slowly adding slacks to my wardrobe, and I agree wholeheartedly with what you've mentioned.
     


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    how much were they as seconds?
     


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    In my experience, it goes the other way. Shell is a looser fit than calf.
     


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    spitshine123 Senior Member

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    +1
     


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    The walnut shell boots above are straight from the factory back in the spring, as are these Cambridges (at the same time):
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    It appears that the new burgundy finish has a darker red hue, in addition to being shinier. I think all this started with the CEO stating that they would be using a new finishing method on their shell offerings.
     


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    Do you suspect that your Cambridges have the new finishing? Yours look darn shiny as it is! Great shoes.
     


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    About 340 plus tax during the sale.
     


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    so i had a dream last night that i tried on a pair of AE's at some random shoe store... seriously looked like a payless but they had 3 AE's in the store. Random, but I asked to try on a pair of Adams since the other two were ugly and old. The lady came out with a pair of loafers from Fossil (lol do they even make shoes?) and said "The Allen Edmonds is a very expensive shoe, even after we take 38% off"

    I looked at her with two heads, told her I already own 4 pairs and that I still want to try them on, then I woke up.

    Fin
     


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