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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. dustygator

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    Depending on the shoe, your planned usage and how you want it to look, you might not out anything on them. A light layer if waterproofing is almost always a good choice but other than that, it's up to you. There's nothing wrong with putting nothing else on and letting it build up a little 'character'.
     
  2. mingus2112

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    Not sure if you're trolling here, but I love putting on my Allen Edmonds in the morning. Not only are they timeless (like someone above just said), but they can be very modern as well. I can think of very few occasions where it would be inappropriate to wear a pair of my AE shoes. It sounds like you may trend towards today's "fashion" rather than style. . .Style can be timeless while Fashion comes and goes. I'd love to see the shoes you wear to see what you consider to be stylish!

    -James
     
  3. jjr4884

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    lol everyone is being so gently defensive to the "old fashioned" comment with gentlemen-like manners.. admirable, but FUCK THAT

    Hey you... yea you. Go fuck yourself. In the midst of fucking yourself, I'm sure you can dig up a Kenneth Cole Reaction footwear thread collecting dust in this forum somewhere. They have shoes that are shaped perfectly to fit directly into your style-less asshole.

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  4. CornToast

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    I'm new to Allen Edmonds and I'm dying to get myself a pair of Strand in walnut. After that, I plan on purchasing a pair of black shoes for more formal occasions but I'm not sure which one I should get as I like most of them in brown shades. I have found the Rutledge in walnut to look amazing but not sure if I'm willing to pay that extra money. The Fifth Avenue is also on my list but in brown/walnut, not black. I'm open to any recommendations to a pair of AE's in black and other shoes that can be worn with more casual wear such as chinos.
     
  5. Michael Haines

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    Well I hate to say this as I actually agree that this Gentleman is most likely a kennith Cole style but I for one think your post is way off and should not be stood for. It's a perfect example of a society missing true Gentlemen. Sir you should be ashamed.
     
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    Move on, guys. He says one thing and got more replies than he deserves. Let's not feed the troll.
     
  7. jjr4884

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    lol.. you took my post seriously didn't you? ahhh a true gentlemen has no sense of humor
     
  8. jjr4884

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    Agreed, however I don't think he even responded to any of the posts/responses yet, has he? lol

    Regardless, to answer his question. I love putting my shoes on in the morning. I take pride in the way I look, and I love the way AEs finish off the look for me. It might sound a little "over the top" but I like the fact that I can tie up a beautiful pair of American, well made, unique shoes that aren't only sophisticated, but also EXTREMELY comfortable. Also, even though they aren't anything special like Lobb, G&G, etc... I rarely see them on anyone else's feet.
     
  9. Septimus

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    Grrr....

    My Webgem Neumoks were supposed to arrive today, but have apparently been delayed by weather. [​IMG]
     
  10. Flyswatter

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    I'm in the process of revamping my dress shoe wardrobe, so assume that I have no "real" dress shoes other than my recently acquired black Park Avenues. I'm looking to get brown dress shoes, preferably a cap-toe blucher, possible a quarter brogue. An oxford would be a possibility, but I'd prefer the slightly less formal blucher, as they seem more versatile. I'd like to get another pair of Allen Edmonds, possibly seconds or used. Any recommendations?

    So far, I'm considering the Fifth Avenue (even though they're an oxford) in either brown burnished calf or walnut calf. I wish there was a shade of brown available between the two, as brown burnished is a bit darker than what I'd prefer, and walnut seems too light. Would the brown burnished be acceptable to wear with mid to dark gray suits or trousers, or best with a lighter gray only?

    The Clifton in brown is another possibility, though I understand those are discontinued and may be hard to find. I'm sure I'd have to buy these used.

    Any other recommendations? As I'm looking for a pair of shoes versatile enough to be worn with a suit or simply with dress trousers and a button-down shirt, and possibly a blazer, would it be most preferable to get an oxford or a blucher? Some say oxfords are only for suits, while others say bluchers shouldn't be worn with a suit. Personally, I'd rather wear a blucher with a suit than oxfords with something other than a suit. The formality of an oxford demands a suit in my mind, but that thinking is perhaps flawed, and I'd love to hear other opinions on the matter. Convince me that oxfords aren't just for suits!
     
  11. TheSizzle

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    If you're looking for a shade in between the two colors, you could always consider bourbon, but that limits the styles available. If you're open to the strand (a captoe brogue oxford), that might be an interesting way to go.

    If you just want a different shade that's versatile, you might also consider something classic in chili or merlot. Actually, now that I said it, chili might be a color that would work for your apparent disposition, but that would, once again, limit your styles a bit, as would any color choice, really.
     
  12. jjr4884

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    If you want a more "informal" look, you will want to go with a blucher instead of a balmoral, "technically" speaking.

    Also, it is my understanding that the Clifton can be found at any local Nordstroms. I just checked their website, its on there. If that doesn't work, take a look at the website, there are plenty of partially casual bluchers they offer. I liked the Sanford when it was out, but I think it is a discontinued model now.
     
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    Hey Fly, I picked up m dark brown Clifton seconds from the AE shoebank about 2-3 months ago - $129 as I recall. I wear them with SC/slacks and also with suits. They look amazing with a navy suit, J
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  14. MoneyWellSpent

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    I think jjr4884 is correct. Check Nordstrom... The Clifton sounds like it would be right up your alley. The Strand in whatever color you like most would be a nice compromise as well, since the amount of broguing dresses down the fact that it is a balmoral. If you are ok with straying from the captoes, then the Delray may be a nice option.
     
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    I would suggest the Madison Ave. It's not as dark as brown burnished not as light as a walnut colored shoe. Im a big fan of this blucher.
     
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    So I got the pair of Neumoks my wife ordered for me. White and blue. A few differences from my other custom Neumoks - the blue ones come with white pebble leather, while the orange ones came with smooth white leather. Also, my orange ones came with a butyl sole while the blue ones came with a standard sole. I wonder why the differences?
     
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    Some Cliftons are on sale at shoebuy for $230: http://www.shoebuy.com/allen-edmonds-clifton/149589
     
  18. ajmanouk

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    if youre in toronto, novelty shoe repair
     
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    So I am in New York for the weekend and my feet are freezing.

    I only brought my Strand's and CP Achilles. I am considering buying some boots tomorrow, would the long branch be a substantial improvement in terms of warmth over the strand?

    Also how does it hold up with snow and rain?

    I am sure this has been answered before but I don't want to search/dont have much time to be on the forum and I hope someone can answer my question.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    and can anyone recommend a place to buy good thick socks with character. I don't want any boring colors.
     
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