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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. millerbk

    millerbk Active Member

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    I was hoping someone could help with sizing for the Norwich on the 2 last. I normally wear a 10.5 D in AE shoes except for the Dalton I went up to an 11D. I just received my cordovan Norwich shoes in 10.5 D and I was surprised how big they are on my feet. Has anybody had to size down in this shoe?

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
     
  2. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Thanks once again bucksfan for doing this!
     
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    How often are there sales on the seconds? The one that just ended was fantastic. Are most as good as that one, or was that the best there has been in a while?
     
  4. reidrothchild

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    They usually have 2 or 3 good sales per year. The best I remember was about a year ago: 2 for $200. I had just recently gone on a shoe buying binge, so I was unable to take advantage. Still regret missing out on that one.
     
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    RE: Getting your boots on - you could also try using a shoehorn; in fact, it's better for all your shoes if you use a shoehorn with them.

    I use a cheap one I got from somewhere; eventually I'll get one made of real horn sometime. But yeah, don't neglect to use your shoehorns!
     
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  6. fiestaplatypus

    fiestaplatypus Senior member

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    Those Dundees are amazing. Do you have any more pics, specifically in outdoor lighting? Very jealous of those and the cappuccino's.
     
  7. Willin

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    When I get the size that AE recommends I feel like I am wearing a clown shoe. The toe box feels like it extends about 3/4 of an inch past the end of my toe. Perhaps that is technically correct but I hate the feeling. I personally prefer a shorter shoe than is recommended - by a full size! Am I crazy? I feel as if the ball of my foot lands in a preferential spot.
     
  8. zinc2162

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    What polish do you use for bourbon calf?
     
  9. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Pardon my ignorance, but where do these sellers obtain these shoes from? I have a hard enough time trying to figure out what their future releases will be, much less actually obtaining a specimen of a shoe that hasn't been officially released!

    I don't see myself wearing the rough Sanfords, but I think they are good looking nevertheless. However, I think they are reaching a bit too far with most of the others. In particular, the McAdam western penny loafer just doesn't look classy at all to me.
     
  10. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Ask him. Those are all being sold by SF member and affiliate Andrew Lock (AngelicBoris is his SF name). He's a long-time poster in this AE thread, so he may answer.
     
  11. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Ahh, thanks for the information.
     
  12. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    AE confirmed that Walnut is the correct polish. It starts as Walnut, but is then burnished (bour'nished?!) until it's Bourbon.
     
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    I have a half dozen of the freebie plastic AE shoehorns placed anywhere I may need one, briefcase/suitcase for shoe donning at TSA checkpoints, my office, one in the car (haven't used that one yet but you never know), etc.
     
  14. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    I have 2 dark brown Dundee's and still waiting on that to be sorted out but the ball has been in my court and not AE's. Based on your acquisition of those Dalton's I'd say don't give up and put the hunt down for some walnut and truffle. You will not regret it.

    With black and #8 shell last fall:

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  15. jjr4884

    jjr4884 Senior member

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    Saphir Renovaatueur for now lol... they are 2 days old, no polish needed at the moment.

    The manager at the AE in Boston stated that a bourbon polish will be coming out. Maybe the walnut is a good temporary fix, but I will hold off on that until a proper polish is released. If it doesn't, then Saphir will have something close enough. I am really enjoying their products... I just used the navy polish on a pair of black lace ups, looks amazing....
     
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    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    Yea, I have a hand size shoe horn for my regular shoes. Think I'll get a longer one for boots
     
  17. fiestaplatypus

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    Can you post a photo? Would love to see the results...
     
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    I'd request the same, please. I'm having daydreams of a midnight blue tuxedo and black silk-laced calf wholecuts worked to a mirror shine with navy polish...
     
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    Bexcellence Senior member

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    Does the BB version of the Park Ave have a different last?
     
  20. Redbluegreen

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    No, it's the same as the regular version.
     
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