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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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    You are right that you have to approach wording with some skepticism these days. My first impression was that Alden is just using a heavier gauge thread on their LHS. The thinner thread on the Patriot makes it look a bit more machine like. I find that AE is amongst the best when it comes to transparency and they know they are under a lot of scrutiny, so I would like to think they aren't playing with words in order to be deceitful.
     


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    Something I've wondered for a while: what's the difference between the Byron and the Fifth Avenue? They look identical to my untrained eye. Is it simply the same design made on a different last?
     
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    Yeah, I could use a plain cap toe, but I guess if I were to get one it would be in a darker, more conservative color in dark brown or black. The thing with the Rutledge is that I'm still on the fence on the perforations. I prefer the typical broguing, but I'm waiting to see if they'll grow on me.
     


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    So would your recommendation be go TTS for the Patriot or 1/2 size down to account for stretch of a loafer?
     


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    I do sometimes - some pants do better than others. I find it varies with pant material and closeness (i.e. tapered leg vs. straight). I tend to wear either suit pants or dress slacks, mostly in wool, and almost always cuffed. I find that the cotton OTC socks (like the JAB ones) tend to be a little less binding.
     


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    I think the brogue pattern is great... yea its a little different/modern, but I think they look really sharp and sleek. The toe and the cap location are perfect which mean the most to me...
     


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    Great to know. Thanks!
     


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    If it had to be either of those two, I would go with the Larchmonts. As much as I love my Walnut Jeffersons, I think it would be a little redundant in your case. I would have to agree with jjr4884 though, that another style of shoe like the Rutledge would compliment your shoe collection more nicely.
     


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    I tried these on again today--personally i say size down 1/2 size. There is just too much room in these all over--from the heel to toe to side, and they will loosen up a little more as my foot settles into the cork footbed. Moving down, however, will bring in the issue of tightness across the strap, so I am not sure if I will actually do that. May just send them back and move on.

    I've been comparing these to the Alden LHS, but just to clarify, I do not have the Alden LHS, just the unlined version of the LHS from Brooks Brothers, which is a great fit at 11B and very comfortable now that my foot has settled into it. I have heard different views on whether the Alden LHS and its Brooks Brothers counterpart result in the same fit. Incidentally, the AE person I spoke to said the new 6 last was very comparable to the 5 last--narrow but shorter. I will agree that it is shorter, but outside of that it is not comparable to the 5 last. My 11B 5 last shoes from AE fit way more snug than this last. She suggested TTS or going up a half size--no way for me.

    I have some pics and will try to post tonight.
     


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    Side note: Their Thanksgiving sale is starting on Sunday.
     


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    I haven't gotten that flier. What shoes are on sale?
     
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    Thanks! Snagged them from a Polo outlet last summer (they're actually Rugby) for about $30 IIRC and that was their first time out.
     
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    Ladies and gentleman, this forum has officially gone TOO FAR!
     


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    Guys I have the bourbon stand would brown shell strand be too close to have both
     


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