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

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

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  1. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Not a big fan of kilted loafers, but the Nashua looks much better in a single color than in two-tone.

    The Chukkamok is hideous on its own, but might look good when the top is covered by pants...although it makes my wonder why they didn't just do an unlined LWB shoe.

    The Strandmok is definitely going to be in my wardrobe this summer. The price is nice, too. I'd really like if they'd abandon the "mok" naming system though.

    I haven't kept up with AE's new models that well, but the Grand Cayman is a formidable combination of every bad loafer characteristic - faux lizard, a bit, and sneaker-type rubber sole.
     
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    Just checked them out, thanks. What's your thoughts on the ones they added?
     
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    Love the Tan Nashua and Bourbon McAllister. The others are going to have to grow on me.

    Chris
     
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    I like the McAllister and the Harrison, the others aren't quite my style. The Chukkamok was my least favorite, very awkward looking I thought.
     
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    This Summer, the AE CEO acknowledged they dump seconds on the Rack in addition to all the close outs, old stock, and funky variations.
     
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    That's pretty much what I was thinking, but I doubt I'll wait that long to order them.
     
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    If you're a size 9D, they had two pair at my local AE outlet for $79 that were salesman samples.
     
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    Only "new" shoe in an AA width is that McAllister, in two of the most gorgeous colors Allen Edmonds makes... it looks fantastic, but my stable has no need for a brogued-out balmoral. I would be all over that navy Banchory to go with linen or seersucker in the summer if it was available in my size.
     
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    That's a good deal. I hadn't thought to look at Nordstrom.

    The Strandmok is high on my hit list. Sadly, I was hoping for an Olive Strandmok. But it doesnt like that model will be going into production.
     
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    I have 4 pairs of shell cordovan shoes. They are, in order of acquisition, AE Bradley, Alden cigar LWB, AE cappuccino Dundee, and Brooks Brothers/Alden color 8 Leisure Hand-sewn. Both AEs are shinier than the Aldens, although the cigar LWB is catching up with wear. I think most of what I've read suggests that Alden shell shines up better, but my experience has been the opposite so far.

    Here are a couple of pics of my cappuccino Dundees (same pics I've posted earlier in this thread). These were treated with Alden's Leather Defender prior to wearing. Other than that, I maintain them with Saphir renovator and once in a very long while (like once a year) apply some Alden brown paste wax on them.

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    Don't they stamp the 2nds in the sole with a special letter or symbol? That would be an easy way to tell.
     
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    Don't be such a tease!

    (I wear a 7D, but thank you for the heads-up.)
     
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    Great info and great shoes I will keep up my Mac method

    I currently have a black shell captoe boot from Alden , burgandy shell dalton AE, a Alden ravello LWB in shell, a AE brown shell strand and on preorder a alden color 8 LWB with antique sole edge being sold by Leffot.
     
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    Awesome shoes!
     
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