Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. cathpah

    cathpah Senior member

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    I should add that the Strands (in walnut) were available as seconds for only $200 at my AE store...apparently they're a "featured" sale item. At that price, I couldn't pass them up.
     


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    Anyone?
     


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    That looks like a black paint or edge dressing, not like a part of the shoe or a topy. Some ebay resellers use this to make the sole of the shoe appear "new" again, on shoes worn once or twice.


    Keep in mind, RL usually has a sale in early November for 40% off, plus a 15% kicker. That's what I'm waiting on before I shell out for their shell Marlow wingtips.
     


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    You're correct. On a second look it looks like paint
     


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    It also has two small holes drilled into one shoe (or it appears as such). I have seen this before, what does it mean when AE does this?
     


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    it isn't AE who drills those holes. nordstrom drills those holes when a pair gets returned to the store.
     
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    ah.. i see. Do those shoes appear to have been worn just a few times judging by the pictures though? Do they only drill holes if they've been worn for a considerable amount of time?
     


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    Yes, worn only a few times at most. I think Nordstrom's drills the holes on any shoes that have been worn and returned, therefore not sellable as new.
     


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    Also, if anyone is in the Cleveland area, The new Woodmere store is having a "meet the CEO" evening from 5-7pm on October 9. It's 2 hours away, otherwise I think I'd go.
     


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    Quote: I have the Strand (5 last) and Clifton (8 last). I wear an 8.5 E in both, though the 5 fits my foot a bit better.
     
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    The 8 is definitely narrower. I am a borderline D in the 5 last (a little too snug), and I have to wear an E with the 8 last
     


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    Strange but I'm the opposite. 8 last in 11B fits perfect--5 last in 11B is a little snug. Tried both in several sizes/widths--11B is the right size.
     


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    Ha! I have both lasted shoes 5 last (Fifth street, Cambridge, and Strand) and 8 last (Quinton) and the 8 last fits my foot better. I take the same size in both lasts too, 9D. I took a picture last night of my 5, 7, and 8 last. Will try to post tonight.
     
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    Awesome thanks for the replies! I'll try the standard size and see how that goes.
     


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    Just looking for some input from my fellow AE fans. My current shoes are: walnut Strands, black McAllisters, black McTavish, brown Neumoks, brown Rutledge.

    What would YOU buy as your next shoe? I was about to pull the trigger on some Long Branches for the Canadian winter, but then I started lusting after the Daltons as I can wear them to work and for casual wear. Granted they wont work when the snow comes, which the Long Branch would. I don't really NEED anything new right now, but you know how it goes.

    What shoe/boot would you look at if you had my current line-up?
     


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