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Would like to request opinion on used AE shoes I just bought

blackwar12

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What do you guys think of this Allen Edmonds Evanston Oxford?
I've been trying to find a decent-looking (and cheap) wingtip for a while, especially from AE, but due to my weird foot size (8.5 EEE), it's a pain trying to even find shoes that fit me =/ I want more of a casual shoe I can use without having to wear a suit+matching suit pants...maybe just dress shirts, jeans, with a sweater, or with a blazer and dress shirts, or even just a cardigan over a polo with some random slacks. Is this shoe close enough to a wingtip, or is it "too formal"? From what I understand this shoe is a "semi-brogue oxfords", which I think is just a 'tier' above a wingtip in terms of formality? Anyways...is this shoe good enough/casual enough to wear with 'casual smart' clothing for everyday wear? The link to the shoe is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=1-104&seller= This is a picture of the back of the shoe...
 

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I like them. I have some very similar Cheaneys, which are a heavy hitter in my rotation.
 

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I would prefer the 5th Avenue in walnut, but these are fine.
 

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Great looking shoe, definitely not too formal. If they have your 8.5EEE I wouldn't hesitate!
 

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I would go for it. That's what I like about AE - EEE width and American made plus reasonable price. Lots of hate on here though.
 

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I have seen this model going for sale (clearance?) and have been tempted to buy it. I like them, but I can't justify buying them. If you think they suit your casual/formal needs go for it.

BTW, can't you just size up to a 9 D or 9 E? I find people do this quite often, especially for AE's.
 

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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale
I have seen this model going for sale (clearance?) and have been tempted to buy it. I like them, but I can't justify buying them. If you think they suit your casual/formal needs go for it. BTW, can't you just size up to a 9 D or 9 E? I find people do this quite often, especially for AE's.
9D is too small; I have a pair of oxfords from Giorgio Armani that I wear and they are 9.5D. Looks nice, but it's like half an inch too long, or something :| My feet's pretty wide, heh. 8.5 EEE is just the perfect width for me, any smaller and I can't wear them. I'll give that 9E a try, can't believe I haven't tried doing that. The difference in length is pretty small, and I'll have more options for shoes to wear. Thanks
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Originally Posted by TheWGP
I have this exact shoe in a larger size, and it's a keeper. Get it before it's sold out!

Sweet
Yeah, it was the last shoe they had on Amazon, plus the person who wrote a review said that they're stopping production of this line of shoe this year, so I just bought it instantly since Amazon offered a 30 day return policy along w/ Amazon prime.
 

Harold falcon

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I approve.
 

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Nice last.
 

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I vote this Most Uplifting Allen-Edmonds Thread of the Day.

I want everyone to look around so that each of you can envision exactly where you were at this very moment.


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I wouldn't wear these shoes with jeans. A bulcher in a darker brown would be more versatile IMO.
 

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Thumbs Up! Buy them.
 

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