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Allen Edmonds - Blobby?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JeffsWood, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    Allen Edmonds get bashed on the forum a fair bit for being blobby. I don’t agree as some of their lasts like the #5 and models like the strand do really look nice to my eye.

    So I ask are these shoes blobby?

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  2. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    They look nice,really nice.Who gives a shit if bunch of people you haven't even met think it is blobby,if you like them,wear them. That said, I would wear them with pleasure but I wouldn't buy them.
     
  3. anon

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    I'd spend $1000 on those instead of enjoying myself before life got serious.
     
  4. gnatty8

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    Allen Edmonds get bashed on the forum a fair bit for being blobby. I don't agree as some of their lasts like the #5 and models like the strand do really look blobby to my eye.

    What are you trying to say, you agree they look blobby or you disagree they look blobby?
     
  5. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    By themselves they are not.

    Don't really worry what Forumites say. A forum consensus "sleek" shoes would be too pointy and feminine by real world standard.

    So the question to ask yourself is whether you want to please stranger on the internet or strangers in real life.
     
  6. jcc123

    jcc123 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they look so '90s...
     
  7. grimslade

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    Strands look nice in dk brown.
     
  8. AJR Journal

    AJR Journal Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE my Allen-Edmunds. I have a pair that are 26 years old (recrafted once). They are gorgeous and timeless. All in all, I think I have 12 pairs of A-E. They last forever.
     
  9. apropos

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    Es blobby? You decide. AE Strand: [​IMG] C&J Selborne: [​IMG] IMO the Selborne wipes the floor with the AE - it isn't even a fair fight.
    Don't really worry what Forumites say. A forum consensus "sleek" shoes would be too pointy and feminine by real world standard.
    Complete, utter, bullshit.
     
  10. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    What are you trying to say, you agree they look blobby or you disagree they look blobby?


    Fixed
     
  11. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    Blobby? Which looks better? You decide.

    AE Strand:
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    C&J Selborne:
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    IMO the Selborne wipes the floor with the AE - it isn't even a fair fight.

    Complete, utter, bullshit.


    Do you reallythink Crocket and Jones are better looking then AE? PLEASE.
     
  12. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    But you get two AEs for the price of one pair of CJs,those Selbornes are swell,I am getting a pair[​IMG]
     
  13. forex

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    Do you reallythink Crocket and Jones are better looking then AE? PLEASE.

    Are you kidding?PLEASE
     
  14. apropos

    apropos Well-Known Member

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    Do you reallythink Crocket and Jones are better looking then AE? PLEASE.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I'll give you one more (size-corrected) chance to redeem yourself: [​IMG]
     
  15. MJC8719x

    MJC8719x Well-Known Member

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    AEs blobby? You decide.

    AE Strand:
    [​IMG]

    C&J Selborne:
    [​IMG]

    IMO the Selborne wipes the floor with the AE - it isn't even a fair fight.

    Complete, utter, bullshit.



    I think the C&J look better. But, you have to consider the fact that:
    C&J: £361.99 (pediwear price) = ~510 U
    AE Strand: 280 dollars
     
  16. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    Those strand's do look rather nice, but on the blobby spectrum, those are the most blobby I could ever tolerate, and close to the least blobby AE makes.
     
  17. whacked

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    IMO the Selborne wipes the floor with the AE - it isn't even a fair fight.

    That's your opinion alright, but don't confuse it with some sort of universal truth.

    Some random observations:
    1. I find the Strand's balanced shape aesthetically pleasing. More so than the (overly, IMO) stylized C&J.
    2. Last 358, which the Selborne is on, is chisel-toe. AE #5 is more of a round toe. Apple vs. orange.
    3. The medallion on the Selborne is phallic-shaped. Seriously.
     
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  18. antirabbit

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    The cost difference is well worth it.
    I find the heel portion of AE's worse than the front end.
    An employee of mine had his Park Ave's on the other day, I had on some Borgioli's, we put them side by side and he was able to see the utter blobiness.
    They are good value for the money, but if you can afford better, better=not blobby.
     
  19. apropos

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    That's your opinion alright, but don't confuse it with some sort of universal truth.
    I started my statement with 3 important letters...
    3. The medallion on the Selborne is phallic-shaped. Seriously.
    If your phallus is just twice the length of your balls, you might need to see someone... Hey man, just kidding - you have a point! [​IMG]

    I've always thought that they looked more like:

    [​IMG]
    I think the C&J look better. But, you have to consider the fact that:
    C&J: £361.99 (pediwear price) = ~510 U
    AE Strand: 280 dollars

    Money well spent, IMO. I'd take 1x CJ anyday over the equivalent AE model. For me, AEs remind me of...

    [​IMG]

    ... both are just as elegant IMO. [​IMG]
     
  20. Smahatma

    Smahatma Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I have two more 348's and a 337 on the way.
     

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