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

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

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  1. lordjeebus

    lordjeebus Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone else still waiting for their Cordovan Daltons from the September Webgems? I placed my order on the first hour that it was listed. For the past month they've been telling me "1-2 more weeks," today they tell me "3-5 more weeks."

    I'm sure they'll be worth the wait, but it's been frustrating that AE hasn't initiated any communication regarding the recurring delays.
     
  2. Alan Skinner

    Alan Skinner Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand, the 20% and 30% deals for Black Friday are only available in-store via coupons gotten from the outlet mall's central office. That's just what one sales associate told me, though.
     
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    acousticfoodie Senior member

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    The old model suede Fifth Avenue still floats around some NRs. I've seen it several times the last few times I was there:

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    Given the various lasts of various makers, I find the Brannock to be of dubious usefulness; however, with it I measure just past 9.5 in length, and a D width. I have literally dozens of models by various makers in US9.5D (or its UK substantial equivalent - 8.5E - in C&J, John Lobb, etc.). I am 9D in Alden's Barrie.

    A 9D in AE's 7 last (MacNeil), for my foot, is dreadfully tight, and unwearable.
     
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    clarksdb Senior member

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    If you can find a 9.5D in that I would buy it from you and give you a little cash too for your help.
     
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    Same here for a 8.5D
     
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    acousticfoodie Senior member

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    Most of the ones I've seen in the past were all the odd width sizes like A, B or EEE. I don't plan on stopping by again until after the holiday rush is over but if I find anything in the future I'll post the sizes in the thread in the future.
     
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    Nice. Good call on the Strands in Walnut.
     
  9. Jigg

    Jigg Senior member

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    Any ideas?
     
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    cptslow Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been lurking for a month or so and reading. Just finally signed up. Thanks to my wife, I've taken more of an interest in fit, tailoring, quality, etc.

    So anyway, I just picked up my first AE boots (first AEs period). Dalton's in Choc. I'm a consistent 11D, occasionally 10.5, but these feel tight....narrow really. For those of you that are experienced AE people, should I expect a good bit of stretching/loosening around the front area? Pinky toe region most specifically. Thanks to anyone who has comments.
     
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    I've seen a lot of discussion on the outlet sales, do we know if there are any deals for the regular stores?
     
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    tgt465 Senior member

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    Try heel grips. Also try one size narrower for your next purchase.
     
  13. horsey shoes

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    From the pic I would say that you probably need to size down.
    You may be able to get away with a size that is too long in a boot because the upper lacing will keep your foot back, but in a shoe, there is no upper lacing and heal slippage has been a key sign to me of a size to long.

    Also, I can't tell what model you have from the pic, but I had a pair of Jeffersons that I had trouble with length and heal slippage with.
    I think this was exaggerated by the different lining in the Independence collection too since it feels a bit more slippery than regular AEs.
    I sized down on the Jeffersons and all was well.
     
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    Tried sizing down.
    These are Jeffersons, my other pair or Jeffersons (same size, different color) fit great.
     
  15. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Senior member

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    My experience probably differs from others I've read about, but for me shoes that are uncomfortable when I first try them on only get more uncomfortable over time. Yes, they will stretch a bit, but if your pinky toe is rubbing at the initial try on, it will probably be blistered after a 12 hour day in the shoes. Some shoes fit better than others, but I've never had an uncomfortable shoe become comfortable over time. I'd size up. Heel slippage isn't as a big a problem with boots, IMO.
     
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