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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. ynzr

    ynzr New Member

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    Hello all, I'm new to SF and a AE fan. I just polished my two pairs earlier today and thought I'd post some AEporn.


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    Player's in Walnut



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    Burton in Chocolate


    I'm a AE noob and only recently picked up my first pair, the Player's, over the holidays while they were on sale at Nordstrom. The Burtons were found on ebay for 40 bucks and I just received them yesterday. Anyways, I hope to learn more from all the AE pros here!
     
  2. Odinloki

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    Thanks for the suggestion, Winston. I tried it and it does make a difference.
     
  3. hohneokc

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    I have the AE Eastport and really like it. I have Sperry's and Sebago's also. The last Sperry's I bought a couple of years ago are really poor quality - much worse than the Sperry's I bought 5-6 years ago. The Sebago's I recently purchased are vastly superior to the Sperry's. The Eastports are much nicer than the Sebago's - more comfortable, lined inside, and the leather is much nicer.

    Granted the Sperry's were cheapest, the Sebago's next higher priced, and the AE's most expensive, but the difference is not much. The Sperry's were about $80, the Sebago's were about $100, and I got the Eastports on sale for $175. I would say the Eastports are easily twice as good as the Sperry's. Maybe not twice as nice as the Sebago's, but nicer.

    I use my Sperry's for car washing, etc. and figure they will last a couple of years. The Sebago's and Eastports are used for less strenuous activities and are holding up well.

    Chris
     
  4. charliebrown2

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    o great, im screwed.

    first the 2 with $150 off, then the 130/brooks, now RL is is on the list too? screwedddd
     
  5. zchen

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    I emailed AE to ask if it's possible to have a MTO pair of Bayfields in shell cordovan. Any one ever asked them if that is possible?
     
  6. PhiPsi32

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    No, but I've found that getting to know an SA at one of the AE stores can be helpful. They can sometimes finagle MTOs that you can't get by calling the factory.
     
  7. CalTex

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    screw you guys. I was trying to not buy anything this month.

    Can anyone provide pictures or a link to what the RL allen edmonds look like?

    I'm a 11.5C in the Strands, can anyone suggest what size I should get?
     
  8. jjr4884

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    Deep red, cranberry, maroon, burgundy, etc... I would wear all day long. Red, as in... the scuderia red on the website, is not something i could see doing for work. Hell, I even got a few wears out of the two holiday laces, the red/white and the red/green. Lol the red and green laces with my cordovan strands looked unreal! But back on topic, red laces are on my blue neumoks. For what its worth, I rarely wear the color red, and when I do, its usually a t-shirt. I have one or two shirts with red in it, so the casual look with the neumok work just fine for my red fix ;)
     
  9. msulinski

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    Does anyone have a comprehensive list of all of the sale models?
     
  10. Cold Iron

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    Like Chris I also have the Eastports and agree with what he says. They are much nicer than the others and better quality IMO, and my go to shoe in the heat of the summer. July and August I wear them almost every night when I get home from work and on most weekends. Mine took some breaking in to be comfortable but once they did are fantastic, and I expect they will hold up for a very long time. For canoeing and portage or wading wet while fly fishing I have an older pair of Irish Setter boat shoes that are more technical than sporting so those are what I use for more demanding rougher use, the others would never hold up to that except maybe the Eastports. It is almost 15 below zero F today so talk of boat shoes is cruel and unusual punishment. The dog days of summer will be here soon enough however and I look forward to breaking out the Eastports once again.
     
  11. New Shoes1

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    Does anyone have the e-mail address for that Jay guy at the Columbus outlet that you all seem to like so much?
     
  12. elbastardocalvo

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    Had a chance to stop by the new store in Philadelphia, on the corner of 18th and Chestnut Streets. Very nice, though relatively small. The staff seemed very knowledgeable and were very enthusiastic without being cloying. On top of that, they're offering a 15% discount on shoes and accessories through February 24. Not bad, and a very welcome addition to this city.
     
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    Agree with what was said above- is there any way to get a complete list of what is going for $130?
     
  15. Shawl Lapel

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    This is what the shoebank has in 10.5D....[​IMG]
     
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    Shined up Bayfield seconds today......

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    I'm continually impressed with these seeing as they cost me $165. They got soaked in Amsterdam on NYE and were worn basically every day while we were on vacation. I came back, threw a coat of reno on there and polished the cap toe with AE chili paste and voila....good as new.
     
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  17. msulinski

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    I checked on the Ralph Lauren shoes. In size 10D, they have:
    Saunders: brown
    Singleton: black, brown, tan
    Slaton: Black
    Sanderson: Black, brown, tan/khaki, tan

    I would buy the Sanderson (looks like the McNeil to me) if it came in burgundy.
     
  18. New Shoes1

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    Just ordered a pair of RL Singleton loafers from the Shoe Bank for $129. They're coming from somewhere else, so will have to see what kind of condition they arrive in.
     
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    The Singleton was tempting for me, but based on past experience, I can't wear loafers on the 2-last.
     
  20. N8ter

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    Breaking in the new BB Strands at work today. Feel like the guy the new Super Bowl VW commercial; -25 F wind chills today, but I am happy mon!

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