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

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  1. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    The 9D was a bit too tight for me - the pinky toe was squeezed. The 9.5D was just a tad big, but OK. I think I would be a true 9.25D in the 333 last vs 9.5D in just about every other AE I own. So I opted for the "bit too big" figuring that's more manageable than "bit too small".

    Chris
     
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    ddsg Well-Known Member

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    Did you try a 9E?
     
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    I'm looking for a plain toe blucher, maybe the model Leeds. Can anyone recommend a model and favorite color shoe that Allen Edmonds makes that fits the bill?
     
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    Start with the Leeds in Burgundy Shell.
     
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    The heel was too wide on the 9E - a lot of slipping.

    Chris
     
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    Those look great, Chris; thanks for sharing and enjoy them.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I wish they had a cigar color.
     
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    Slam there has been some talk about doing special order and one idea was a brown Leeds shell natural sole. I think that will be pretty close to cigar. Bucksfan was the one setting it up.
     
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    I have a custom made dark brown shell Leeds (with dark edging). It is fairly similar to Alden's cigar. A very nice shoe.
     
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    Bah.. I need some cordovan shoes
     
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    Very nice collection and I'm jealous of those Lindrick's, nice score. I have the 5th. St. in dark brown but would think the black calf would be very similar, and a very good boot in black. For black calf I have the Bayfield's. Another option would be the Dundee in black shell. I wear mine a lot more than I thought I would and they would fit in your collection nicely. I seldom wear black shoes or boots any more but find that I grab the black shell Dundee's first when I do. And wear them about once a week or so, just because I like them that much.

    Totally agree and it was my first footwear in shell. It works for everything from jeans to a suit, at least IMO.
     
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    I'll take a group pic once the C&J arrive. (If they do; Brooks Brothers' ordering/shipping is not the most organized.)
     
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    Just got the brown Hamptons in today. These shoes are stunning. I don't know why they didn't get more run. Maybe it's just a style you either love or hate.

    This tag is sewn inside one of the shoes. Was this done for all shoes made this year?
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    I much prefer the look of the Kenilworth. I think the double sole of the Leeds just makes it look too bulky. Then again, it's not how tall it is that bothers me but rather how wide it is. What's the terminology for these different sole "profiles"?

    Incidentally, I also much prefer the distinct pieces of leather between the quarters and the vamp of the Kenilworth. If there's any nomenclature describing that difference, I'd love to know it too.
     
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    My black Fifth Streets & both Daltons don't have that tag.
     
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