PSA: Allen Edmonds Clifton and others for $200 at Nordstrom

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Liquidus, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. BoboMax

    BoboMax Senior member

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    Just bought a pair of the Cliftons in black. Good deal
     
  2. Quadcammer

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    cliftons are bluchers, no oxfords. Wonder why Nordstroms has them listed that way.
     
  3. msulinski

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    In the US, the term oxford often means lace-up. Balmoral and Blucher are terms used to distinguish the lacing style.
     
  4. Quadcammer

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    well, regardless of what it is often called, its wrong.
     
  5. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    It isn't wrong, it is just a difference in usage based on geography.
     
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    Anyone know when the Nordstrom sale ends?
     
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    picked up a pair of players in walnut.
    Doesnt make sense to me since i already have the mcAllisters in the same color. but oh well.

    I did gamble a bit though, i normally wear a 12E and i went with 12D on this order.
    We shall see how it turns out.
     
  8. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    The Players and McAllisters fit a bit differently, as they are on different lasts. I wear a 9.5E in McAllisters (5 last) and 10D in Players (2 last). The 2-last is not quite as long as the 5. Do you find that you have a little extra toe room in the McAllisters?
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    100% the wrong move.

    the players are on the 2 last, which runs very narrow. I would have gone wider, not narrower.
     
  10. ihaveaquestion

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    Is Clifton unique to Nordstrom only? I can't find it on AE.com.
     
  11. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    yes, nordstrom exclusive
     
  12. monci

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    Really though, when is this sale over.
     
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    I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on these. I'm having trouble deciding between the walnut and burgundy. Which is more versatile for a business setting?
     
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    Thanks for the catch. I guess Nordstrom are maybe referring to the shape and overall style of the shoe, as opposed to a strict definition re: closed and open lacing?

    Whenever I've typically looked at bluchers (Derbys), they have typically looked less elongated and streamlined than Oxfords. I guess this perception is based on the fact that I'm relatively new to knowing the characteristics and construction of shoes. Hence, I need to do some more in depth reading on the subject and browse shoes to update my mental framework to not erroneously confuse 'Oxfords' and 'Derbys' [lacing] with particular styles i.e full / half brogue, plain toe, etc.
     

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