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

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  1. jason.wu.05.09

    jason.wu.05.09 Senior member

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    I'm jumping on the AE bandwagon as well, just got a pair of Evanstons. I love closeouts.
     


  2. imwithtuxedo

    imwithtuxedo Senior member

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    I'm still a law student but I have grown to love AE shoes thru deals like Tony offered and ebay.
    My Collection so far:
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    L-to-R
    Fifth Ave in Walnut Calf (only pair bought new)
    Delray (newest ebay acquisition)
    Lloyd Wingtip
    Clifton in Burgundy
     


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    I hate Allen Edmonds,they look like clown shoes next to English made shoes[​IMG]
     


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    I hate Allen Edmonds,they look like clown shoes next to English made shoes[​IMG]

    True. But that said, I really like Allen Edmonds shoe conditioners and polishes.
     


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    I hate Allen Edmonds,they look like clown shoes next to English made shoes[​IMG]

    The English have jacked up chiclets and therefore I cannot respect their shoes.
     


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    imwithtuxedo Senior member

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    ^ Very nice collection.

    Thanks. I'm currently looking to add a black captoe and black Delray to the collection. Baby steps...
     


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    I hate Allen Edmonds,they look like clown shoes next to English made shoes[​IMG]
    I am really liking the AE Augustas from pictures Ive seen online.
    http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-augusta

    Has anyone seen these in person? They look fantastic
     


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    Thanks. I'm currently looking to add a black captoe and black Delray to the collection. Baby steps...
    Can't go wrong with the Park Avenue, but I will say that if you can live with the Soho, you can get it MUCH cheaper! I don't know about the black Delray... I have the chili Delray and really like it, it's a nice shoe, but black? That, and don't go TOO too hard on the AE's, you'll discover Alden, decide if you like shell or not, and go from there. [​IMG]
     


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    I am really liking the AE Augustas from pictures Ive seen online.
    http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-augusta

    Has anyone seen these in person? They look fantastic


    I am not a huge fan of the Augustas, but if you like them get them.
     


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    Can't go wrong with the Park Avenue, but I will say that if you can live with the Soho, you can get it MUCH cheaper! I don't know about the black Delray... I have the chili Delray and really like it, it's a nice shoe, but black?

    That, and don't go TOO too hard on the AE's, you'll discover Alden, decide if you like shell or not, and go from there. [​IMG]



    How much more cheap? What price range do you think is realistic for a NEW pair of Soho shoes? I can get Park Avenues for about $260.
     


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    bump
     


  13. deveandepot1

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    How much more cheap? What price range do you think is realistic for a NEW pair of Soho shoes? I can get Park Avenues for about $260.

    The Soho was just discontinued so they could be bought for about $100.
    I don't think they have any Sohos left, but I would still have a look.
    Call this number for the shoe bank:
    262-284-7158
    Or email Karen
    [email protected]
    I hope that helps.
     


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  15. Wes Bourne

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    X-post. This comparison has been done before, but I couldn't help it:

    Digging up this thread to add another side-by-side shot: EG Chelsea 202 last size 8.5/9D on the left vs. AE Park Ave #5 last size 9D on the right.

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    Observations:

    -The Chelsea is actually longer than the PA (strictly comparing the uppers), but EGs are known to have a welt and sole that are trimmed very close to the uppers, whereas AE are on the opposite end of the spectrum.
    -The widest point (ball of foot) is further forward on the Chelsea than the PA and it is also wider than the PA at its widest point.
    -While the #5 last is AE's longest, I consider the PA to fit very tts. Otoh, I would need an 8/8.5D on the 202, perhaps even an 8/8.5C.


    Who's blobby now?!
     


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