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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Not a fan of my experiment with Saphir cognac polish on my walnut Strands.  After two coats of cognac, the shoe is taking on a reddish tinge and the darkening of the shoes has made the creases much more evident.  Will go back to using AE's walnut polish.  Here's a picture, even though it does not really show what I am talking about.

Interesting, I can see what your talking about from the picture especially in the creases. I think it was Big Al in Philly that had the same thing except with many layers of Saphir and it was really bad until he stripped them down. It is almost like the polish is not penetrating into the leather at all but sitting on top and is being pushed out of the creases. While Saphir cream and other creams have a tendency to penetrate deeper than polish I have found that the Saphir polishes usually penetrates some and are more even in color than other wax polishes. When darkening shoes I have noticed that the creases have a tendency to show lighter sometimes but seldom to that extend with Saphir. Until now.

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The other week I ordered the Elgin and McTavish, both in a 9.5D as opposed to my regular 10D because everyone says they run large. The Elgin fits great like my regular 10D but the McTavish is tight and feels exactly like a 9.5D.

Has anyone experienced different sizing between rough collection shoes?

I am a 10D on the 5 last, of which I have quite a few in both calf and shell. My Elgin, Black Hills, and McTavish are all 9.5D and fit pretty much identical to my 10D 5 lasted regular AE shoes. My McTavish are the natural tan, not sure if the leather color should matter though. There can be some variance in the finished shoe fit sometimes even on the same model shoe. Or it could be that my foot has enough room in it that just works for me and there is a difference with the McTavish? If there is it can't be by much.

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Never sacrifice fit for a discount. I guarantee you'll regret it later and sell the shoes at a loss. I've made the mistake. 

This is GREAT advice in my experience.

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The stock photos of the bourbon Dalton have been loaded to the website.  I'll post my own photos later today once I receive my pair of 2nds.

 

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They look nice, but $350 for an unlined chukka with a crepe sole that's not shell?  Just go with a pair of Clarks for $100.  Mine have been bulletproof. 

You're going to have a tough time finding shell chukkas for $350 anywhere unless they are seconds, close outs, or deeply discounted.
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

The stock photos of the bourbon Dalton have been loaded to the website.  I'll post my own photos later today once I receive my pair of 2nds.

 

 

FedEx came early.  Here are my bourbon Dalton 2nds straight out of the box.  Can't really find any major defects yet!  VERY HAPPY!  In the 3rd picture thought I might as well show these off in front of my own bourbon. biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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You have a great looking family which is well taken care of. The work on your Bayfield's really has paid off. I'm thinking it was a picture of your Long Branch's in an airport not long ago that made me a double take. First picture of the Long Branch that really tempted me to consider a pair, they looked like they could glow in the dark. I already own so many wingtips though. Thanks for sharing and wear them all in good health and much pride.

Thank you, sir! That means a lot coming from as esteemed a gentleman as yourself!
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Thanks to David Copeland's contact at Nordstrom I was able to get the snuff suede Neumoks at the sale price despite that color not officially being part of the sale. Only problem was, there wasn't a single pair in my size (10.5E) in either Nordstrum's or AE's system. So, it became a de facto MTO at no extra charge. Four weeks later, they showed up about an hour ago.

Very comfortable right out of the box. Many thanks to David and his man at Nordstrom.

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Mora 2.0 available in brown burnished calf! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now to wait for a brown suede!

 

Promontory Point boots in black football grain. IMO, way better looking than brown. Would be great for the harsh winters. 

 

AE, you need a better photography/web design team. Seriously. Look at this:

 

Is it really a good idea to show that your quality lacks consistency? As a man who has a partial mind to business, I can confidently say the answer is a strong "NO!"

 

Case #2:

 

Not only do your online pictures lack the ability to show the character and true colour of a shoe (I still think the Morgan is horrendous; even more so based on the pictures because as a customer, that's what I imagine the shoe looks), but your quality is lacking once again. The shoe is completely bent at the back. 

 

Further evidence (the same shoe!):

 

The stitching at the bottom of the heel looks terrible. It's as if your employee(s) decided it wasn't worth their time to finish a product. 

 

Case #3:

Shaker Heights. what's going on with the heel? The back view shows the heel is off centre. 

 

As a customer I am utterly embarrassed by Allen Edmonds. It's great that you're introducing new styles (albeit, very risky), but if you wish to move inventory and hold on to your valued customers, you have to pick it up a notch. Your online pictures and descriptions are severely lacking; and your quality is even worse. I cannot convince myself to buy First Quality shoes from AE except for the feeling of "patriotism" when English and Spanish made shoes can be had at the same price (or lower). 

 

Paul, if you ever get around to reading this, please take my words to heart. I am positive that others are thinking this same thing. 

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Interesting, I can see what your talking about from the picture especially in the creases. I think it was Big Al in Philly that had the same thing except with many layers of Saphir and it was really bad until he stripped them down. It is almost like the polish is not penetrating into the leather at all but sitting on top and is being pushed out of the creases. While Saphir cream and other creams have a tendency to penetrate deeper than polish I have found that the Saphir polishes usually penetrates some and are more even in color than other wax polishes. When darkening shoes I have noticed that the creases have a tendency to show lighter sometimes but seldom to that extend with Saphir. Until now.

 

I've successfully used Saphir dark brown polish to darken a pair of medium brown shoes, but I suspect the issue here is due to how light walnut is compared to cognac. I may just use some renovateur to get the top layer off and then apply walnut polish.  Worse case scenario I use renomat or send them in for recrafting.  One of the reasons I experimented is that these shoes are on the verge of needing new soles, which means I can just send them in for recrafting at the same time.

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Has anyone on here bought socks from ZKANO?

 

...they're MADE IN AMERICA! I've never heard of them, but I like the idea of having American Socks in American Shoes.

 

Just curious if any of you have tried them...

 

http://www.zkano.com/collections/mens-organic-cotton-fashion-socks

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Here's another picture that shows the crease issue a little more clearly.  Note how it almost looks a little swirly.

 

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Has anyone on here bought socks from ZKANO?

 

...they're MADE IN AMERICA! I've never heard of them, but I like the idea of having American Socks in American Shoes.

 

Just curious if any of you have tried them...

 

http://www.zkano.com/collections/mens-organic-cotton-fashion-socks

I haven't tried them...but I may, now. Thanks for the link.

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

Look what just snuck up on the AE site....

Just when I thought my AE purchases were done for the year. Put me down for Portlands and Pine Rivers.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7882_1_40000000001_-1

Allen Edmonds Portland Dress Boots 7882 Bourbon Calf - ONLINE ONLY

These things are totally gone from the site already. Wow. Any idea what happened?

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Those bourbon daltons look great! Making me think about getting a pair...

 

Something I've noticed while looking at stock pics of the Walnut Dalton in calf compared to people's real life pics is that the amount of burnishing varies.  It almost always seem the burnished toe looks darker in stock pictures.  Is this true for people who own these? Do they come with less of a burnished look, or does the burnishing go away after wear/maintenance/polishing?

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FedEx came early.  Here are my bourbon Dalton 2nds straight out of the box.  Can't really find any major defects yet!  VERY HAPPY!  In the 3rd picture thought I might as well show these off in front of my own bourbon. biggrin.gif

 

 

 


VERY VERY NICE BOOTS!  The AE website pic just doesn't do them justice, and i'm sure they are even more beautiful in real life!  Might just have to get my hands on a pair of these!  I was looking for something just a bit darker than the walnut... this ought to do the trick!

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