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

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

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  1. jjr4884

    jjr4884 Senior member

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    This is with zero filter. They are $197 because they are dead ugly.

    Honestly, I am all for wearing something different/unique, but I simply cannot fathom the need to ever have a pair of grey leather shoes. I am fairly certain it is probably the least flattering color for leather in general. It shows nothing, there is no beauty in it, no richness. It flat lines the fact that it is nice leather.

    I guess with the right outfit, they can look ok... raw denim look... but personally, that look would go 10000x better with walnut anyways. Just my $0.02. If you can make them work and you are happy with them, then enjoy the price break, thats almost 50% off...
     
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    Incidentally, what color edge dressing do they use? I have the Bourbon Strand, but am unsure if if the welts are Brown or Black.
     
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    Quote: From the looks of it, mine look pretty black to me. I will go home and see what they look like compared to a black welt. I might give them a really good acetone cleanse then hit it with chili just to see what happens
     
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    I agree with this. At one point it seemed like all the grey shoes in every model were on clearance; not sure if that is still the case. I have a hard time seeing how to wear grey leather with anything other than old jeans.
     
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    Is there any reason that the Elgin doesn't fit the bill for what you want? It is the Strand in rough leather (unless you don't like the double leather sole). I think you can still get it through Brooks Brothers.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen...r_MH00129_Color=LTBR&contentpos=237&cgid=0522
     
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    Though I just noticed that they must be discontinuing it as well, since there are only a couple of sizes left. I really hated to see that shoe go... Loved it but never got around to buying it.
     
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    @MoneyWellSpent

    There's only two problems. One, I wanted something other than brown or black. Olive or even suede would be nice. Two, I take a narrow width. I haven't found a "D" width in AE that fits me.
     
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    Gotcha.
     
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    I am selling a pair of brand new, flawless, unworn 7.5E Bourbon Calf AE Strands. These fit like a 8/8.5 in other shoes from what I've experienced. I am just looking to get the cost back which I paid for them since they unfortunately don't fit my foot. I measured wrong. Message me if anyone is interested - I can have them in the mail the day after I receive payment (no need to wait 1.5 - 2 months if you order through other sources).

    Thanks!
     
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    I think the mods already suspended one member for posting shoes for sale in this thread. You should really post in B&S.
     
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    ^Did not know that as I've never sold anything on here. Will move to B&S.

    Thanks.
     
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    Sure, the mods have not been in a forgiving mood lately . . .
     
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