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Originally Posted by deburn View Post

any idea why the price went up from 299 to 449? btw I just got them for 20% off the 449 = 359. Still not as good as the 299, but thought I'd pass that along

The price did not go up. The $299 price listed was a sale price that the shoebank/outlets have run one or twice in the past. It doesn't happen often and was possibly associated with the change in stocking policy....when they changed all shell models from RTW to MTO only.

$359 is pretty much the best we've seen for the last year or so...aside from the occasional sale on a particular model (ie Patriots or Towneys)
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

The burgundy is definitely duller.  I used reonovateur and renomat to strip them, but didn't finish off with renovateur.  Last night I sat and applied some more.  It's amazing to me how much creme was on the burgundy ones.  After stripping, I used a wet rag to wipe them down and even more came off.  Last night as I applied renovateur, I was still getting some creme coming off.  I'm just going to have to brush them for a long time now - I think I got most of it off.

 

The black ones only arrived this week, and I have not done anything with them.  They actually don't appear to have tons of anything on them.  They've got the old soles, before the Horween stamp got put on them, so they've been sitting at the Shoe Bank for at least a year I think.  That was back before they started putting tons of product on shell.

 

As for the walnut shell MacNeils, don't let their appearance fool you.  They appear to be coated in something else.  I scuffed my walnut shell Sheltons, which have the same coating, so I applied some renovateur so I could buff them.  The amount of product that came off was astounding.  Same with the cappuccino shell saddle on the shoe.  So of course I stripped those too.  Sometime when I get the chance I need to take an updated picture of the shell family.  I'm up to 12 pairs now!

 

Definitely need some family photos!

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I just received my daily Brooks Brothers email, and happened upon this gorgeous loafer by AE:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-Beef-Roll-Pebble-Penny-Loafers/MH00131,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00131_Color=BRWN&contentpos=1

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Cappuccino Bayfields are....shipping today!! I am very excited! The initial report from AE is that they look amazing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Cappuccino Bayfields are....shipping today!! I am very excited! The initial report from AE is that they look amazing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Congrats!! Happy they made it through QC!!

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Working on my Shell Cordovan Daltons....

 

After a light coat of Renovateur and heavy brushing now trying to get some carpet time in

 

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This might answer you sole with the W question:

 

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?110847-Allen-Edmonds-Sole-Stamp-Question

 

It's from the CEO of AE, so I'd assume he knows what he's talking about. 

 

Thirds are never mentioned...

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Originally Posted by chino213 View Post

I downloaded the PDF for Allen Edmonds Fit Guide and measured my feet with that. My feet came out to a little above 9.5 inches which tells me I should wear a 7 US on the conversion chart.

The shoe size guide is only that . . . a "guide".  Most often AE will ask you to use it when there is no local store for you to get a professional size and last fit - because the paper guide does not take into account your arch, contour, flesh/bone ratio, or any other indicators.  But the AE will generally ship a size you come up with - so that you can experiment wearing them in your home on carpet (not outside).  If they feel "okay", you keep them.  If they don't feel right, then they pay for return postage to try on another size . . . and on and on until you get a good fit.  (This is, of course, the long method in finding out your last and size and which styles are good for you.  That is why the best if to be professionally fitted at an AE or Nordstroms Department store)

 

You may wish to view the following video - which goes into MUCH MORE DETAIL than just the size graph:

 

 

All my best,

 

David

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

 If "W" is printed on the sole of an AE shoe, does it signify seconds?  If not, what does it mean?  

 

Below is a quote from the CEO of Allen Edmonds:

 

 

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[QUOTE=AllenEdmondsCEO;1193214]
 
The shoe stamp does indeed denote seconds. The shoemaker's hammer is for Recrafted shoes. Hope that helps. 

Best wishes,
Paul[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

 

Not true, David. I ordered Shelton from Amazon a few months ago because I had the 20% coupon. I ordered two different sizes because I wasn't sure my size at the time. They were both flawless for the record. I easily returned the pair that didn't fit. All it took was a few clicks on their website and I had a paid shipping label.

 

When I wrote "Most often Amazon will not pay of the return postage of AE shoes", I am referring to Amazon as a company and most of the separate Amazon Sellers who sell Aleen Edmonds shoes on Amazon that are not sold direct by AE and a few other sellers.

 

When you search for an AE shoe on Amazon, just prior to adding the shoes to your Amazon shopping cart - you will see a "selection of MORE BUYING CHOICES (which may save you a dollar or more), which lists the 3rd party Amazon Vendors who sell AE shoes.  When you click on their RETURN POLICY, most often they say "Please refer to the Amazon Product Return Policy"  - which offers the "general return policy for all Amazon items sold" - AND SPELLS OUT the following:

 

"Shipping and handling charges for returning items shipped by a seller are borne by the buyer."

 

SOURCE LINK

 

All of the follow Amazon Sellers who sell AE Shoes do not offer free postage return labels.  Instead, they refer to the Amazon rules where buyer covers the cost:

 

soleconnect

 

OnlineShoes

 

The ShoeMart

 

Shoe & Company

 

Crisp Boutique

 

If you choose to ONLY purchase from AE directly through Amazon, then free return postage os offered.  A handful of other sellers mirror the same policy.  But be CAREFUL who you buy from on Amazon.

 

I wish you the best,


David

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I completely disagree with this. Patrick_B, Cold Iron, Mr.DV and a variety of others get a shine easily on par with Uncle Mac

I am honored and actually humbled more than a little to be mentioned with the other gentlemen. 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
Cappuccino Bayfields are....shipping today!! I am very excited! The initial report from AE is that they look amazing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Congrats! OK now you got me itching to get that phone call from AE.....

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Working on my Shell Cordovan Daltons....

 

After a light coat of Renovateur and heavy brushing now trying to get some carpet time in

 

Those are looking great! Your work is paying off nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

The burgundy is definitely duller.  I used reonovateur and renomat to strip them, but didn't finish off with renovateur.  Last night I sat and applied some more.  It's amazing to me how much creme was on the burgundy ones.  After stripping, I used a wet rag to wipe them down and even more came off.  Last night as I applied renovateur, I was still getting some creme coming off.  I'm just going to have to brush them for a long time now - I think I got most of it off.

 

The black ones only arrived this week, and I have not done anything with them.  They actually don't appear to have tons of anything on them.  They've got the old soles, before the Horween stamp got put on them, so they've been sitting at the Shoe Bank for at least a year I think.  That was back before they started putting tons of product on shell.

 

As for the walnut shell MacNeils, don't let their appearance fool you.  They appear to be coated in something else.  I scuffed my walnut shell Sheltons, which have the same coating, so I applied some renovateur so I could buff them.  The amount of product that came off was astounding.  Same with the cappuccino shell saddle on the shoe.  So of course I stripped those too.  Sometime when I get the chance I need to take an updated picture of the shell family.  I'm up to 12 pairs now!

 

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Definitely need some family photos!

I agree! I do enjoy pictures of all your shoes polojock you have some unique shoes in your collection which I enjoy a lot.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

How did you size the strawfut compared to other shoes you have on the 565 last?

I am the same size in the strawfut compared to all my other shoes on the 5 last (with the exception of those in the rough collection). It is a great warm weather shoe. Which this year hasn't been often but I'm not complaining, what a beautiful summer weather wise. I should have known back in May when I dug them out it wasn't going to be a hot summer this year....

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Originally Posted by unambitious View Post

How do the butyl soles hold up in the winter with light slush, snow, and salt? Trying to decide if I should put some Topy's on my brand new Fifth Streets for walking around the city during the winter months.

The butyl soles on my 744's are fantastic in snow and rain, love them. The ones on my 5th St. however are harder and chip and crack easily a few other people (not many) have had that issue. 

 

Due to the oil in the butyl soles Deborah at AE recommended against putting half soles on them. Sometimes they stick but sometimes they do not and start to peel off over time which causes a mess. In the wolverine 1K thread where the boots use butyl soles more than a few people have had issues with them staying on. 

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Originally Posted by deburn View Post

Thanks Cold Iron. The Dundee was only available in brown so I didn't have a choice of color there, but the other two were availble in black and burgundy. Thanks for your perspective on calf vs shell - very helpful, and interesting that you don't wear the calf! I have limited experience with shell generally, but I have never seen a pair in black so it will be interesting to compare when I get the PAs. Thanks for the comparison pics

I do plan on wearing one or more pairs in the snow and rain - is there anything particular you do to your shell shoes when using them this way?

On burgundy and black shell in the fall I use a thin coat of wax, very light. On walnut, cappuccino and brown nothing. I do have 2 bottles of Alden leather defender but I have only used it a few times. It doesn't seem to stay on long and doesn't seem very effective. I don't like to use any product on shell if I can help it and it looks like for the defender you have to use it often for it to work well, not sure what the long term effect of it is so personally do not use it any more. Many others seem to like it however. I do try to avoid standing water if at all possible. And some of my shell doesn't like getting wet and some it doesn't bother so after awhile have learned to pick which ones to wear. Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

This might answer you sole with the W question:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?110847-Allen-Edmonds-Sole-Stamp-Question

It's from the CEO of AE, so I'd assume he knows what he's talking about. 

Thirds are never mentioned...

I realize this, but these W imprinted soled shoes are never seen for sale anywhere outside of ebay or Nordstrom Rack locations. I have boutght dozens of seconds from the shoebank and outlet locations and have never once seen anything other than a bare sole or a sole marked with a shoe icon.

As I have seen the W marking on shoes that have been sold through Nordstrom Rack in worn condition, as well as shoes that are new, yet have major quality issues (Rips, tears, major dye issues), I really don't think these are on the same level as those sold through AE with the shoe emblem. I truly believe this to be a marking that differentiates a shoe that is eligible to be sold directly by Allen Edmonds vs one that can only be sold through lower tier channels. Maybe they don't ever use the term "thirds", but I guarantee that they do use the W for a good reason.
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Regarding W's, I have a pair or two from that eBay outfit in Georgia. Both pair were very lightly worn but otherwise in excellent condition. So, in my experience a "W" doesn't necessarily equate to a "third."

Regarding the seconds icon, here is a pic. Down at the bottom:

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