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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. Buddy0329

    Buddy0329 Senior member

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    Do the new blue suede Strand webgems sway anyone? I've been staring at them off and on throughout the day thinking they could at least work with denim on Fridays. Yet again I have McTavish and Verona that could accomplish that mission just as well if not better without incurring a $295 charge. Yet I keep looking at them.

    Perhaps I'm just feeling the urge to add some suede to my shoe rack. How versatile are the snuff suede Neumoks?
     
  2. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    Talk to the sizzle. I know he was having a snuff suede obsession recently.
     
  3. TheSizzle

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    They're very versatile. They handle reasonably well on pavement, asphalt, grass, dirt, wood, and many other surfaces.

    Really, though, the Neumoks or McTavish might be a more appropriate/versatile choice with denim. I might consider the snuff (brown) suede if you're leaning towards Neumoks.

    Edit: Way to beat me to it, donjuan!
     
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  4. reidrothchild

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    Saw the Spring line up in person today, and I was actually surprised at how much I liked the Sapienza and the Franciscan. I was worried the Franciscan would look too square-toed, but I compared the Bel-Airs I had on to them, and the toe profile was nearly identical. The Sapienza in Bourbon was most surprising, as I thought it looked hideous online, but really liked them in person. They also have a really nice nubuck wing-tip coming out, which is not yet on the website. Unfortunately, IIRC, it is being offered in 3 funky colors (blue was the most conservative I recall) with a red brick sole. Still not sure there's anything from this season's lineup that will compel me to add to an already crowded rotation.
     
  5. Factor Xll

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    Anyone own the AE shoe racks? My collection is growing and I need to find a way to store 4 pairs of boots and 4 pairs of shoes. The bottom of my closet can no longer accommodate them without having them touching each other or the wall.

    Any opinion on quality would be appreciated. Of course pictures would help too.
     
  6. nicedream

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    I'm in the same situation as you. 8.5D in the 5 last is fine in the heel, but tight in the toe. I tried the 8.5E and found it slightly loose in the heel, although it may work for you. I think that the EEE will be way too loose for you though.

    One thing you might want to consider it going up to a 9 or 9.5 in a narrower width. 9.5 B is the best fit I have found for the Kenilworth (which is not made in C width).
     
  7. md2010

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    I would say invest is some nice looking Book shelve. Open floor shoe rack makes shoes dirty quickly. Specially shoes on the lower shelves.I am myself looking for a large book shelve with closing doors. I am finding it a bit hard to find bookshelf with wide shelve width.
     
  8. polojock615

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    I own 7 racks and just ordered 7 more. I like them, but they're not worth $35 for AE-branded. They seem kinda flimsy when you pick them up, but are pretty solid when set up on the ground. I've got all 7 stacked on top of each other. I wear a 12 EEE, so I have to monkey with the shoes to get 4 pairs to fit. If you have a smaller foot, they should fit fine.

    I ordered my first 7 for $70 when Jos A Bank had their big Christmas sale. They're exactly the same as the Woodlore/AE ones, only with a different medallion. Just ordered another 7 Woodlore-branded racks. I think they came out to $115 with a 20% off coupon, including shipping at holdnstorage.com. I got the large ones: http://www.holdnstorage.com/large_cedar_shoe_rack-wl_82001.htm . The code should pop up when you hit the website for the first time. When I get time I'll take some pics.
     
  9. masernaut

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    Good to know! Thanks for getting back to me.
     
  10. polojock615

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    I measured them. I got 28" white laces, but 33" orange laces. Weird.....
     
  11. polojock615

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    Found a minute. Here are my seven racks. My boots are hiding out somewhere else until the other racks get in...


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  12. polojock615

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    Here are my orange and white Neumoks. I was surprised to see the white is not textured like the orange is. Same orange as my Horseman webgems from Holloween. I like the orange in the inside sole too.


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  13. JermynStreet

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    Does anyone have a picture of a black cordovan park avenue? Thinking about picking up a pair...
     
  14. Factor Xll

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    Thank you for the response. So do your boots not fit on them properly? I also wear size E or EEE thanks to my bunion. Very nice collection btw!
     
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    Thanks! The boots fit just fine; I just have too many shoes.
     
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    I have 5 of them and bought dowels to replace the 1.5" dowels that connect them. I found them to be way too close together and this gave them a couple extra inches. I'll see if I can get a pic tomorrow!
     
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    Good call there. Alden makes a nice range of suede PTBs in brown, snuff, navy, and white (maybe). They can be found at any of the Alden branded shops (NYC, DC, SF). I have a pair of navy suede PTBs which are excellent.

    Having said that, the suede AE Neumok is also a favorite of mine (though not a PTB).
     
  18. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I got notice that my red and whites shipped yesterday and I will receive them today. Seeing your orange and whites has me really excited to get mine.
     
  19. Osiris2012

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    Heya all!

    Awesome rack of gear there polojock615 :)

    My Fifth Avenue boots in dark brown arrived today, very happy with them probably better than I was expecting, think I prefer these over the Walnut daltons but in fairness to the daltons I haven't given them much of a go.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Haight boot in the 6 last? Seems like a good boot for casual / smart casual, thinking of picking it up but would be great to hear any members opinions on that last as seems like it might be wide in the toe area.
     
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    My MTO neumoks are in all BLUE. I can't wait to see them.
     
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