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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 3504post #52546 of 7073711/30/14 at 12:46pmpost #52547 of 7073711/30/14 at 12:59pmpost #52548 of 7073711/30/14 at 1:28pmpost #52549 of 7073711/30/14 at 1:28pmpost #52550 of 7073711/30/14 at 1:49pmpost #52551 of 7073711/30/14 at 1:53pmpost #52552 of 7073711/30/14 at 1:57pmpost #52553 of 7073711/30/14 at 2:08pmpost #52554 of 7073711/30/14 at 2:15pmpost #52555 of 7073711/30/14 at 6:00pmQuote:Quote:
The primary difference is the construction and fundamental design. The Strand is a Balmoral, meaning it has a closed lace box and forms a very tight V from the front. The Sandord is a Blucher and has a more open lace area. The other differences essentially revolve are that difference in design/construction.
-Mikepost #52556 of 7073711/30/14 at 6:44pm
So I picked up by GMTO burgundy shell Strands. They are gorgeous! Exactly what I envisioned when I proposed this GMTO. Here they are:
They are VERY dark, but they are burgundy. I've noticed that AE's burgundy shell has gotten darker over the past few years. I have seven pairs of burgundy shell - you can see the difference:
- Bradley - at least 10 years old
- Lexington - about a year old. I've also stripped off as much gunk as I can.
- Dalton - Less than a year old. Stripped off a lot of gunk.
- Leeds - Probably 15 years old.
- Patriot - A couple of years old.
- MacNeil, black trim - 10 years? NOS.
- MacNeil, natural trim - a year old. These were sent back after redrafting because they were uneven. They came back darker than before.
- Strand - brand new. REALLY dark, almost black.
Here are all three pairs of my Strands:
Walnut calf, brwon shell, burgundy shell.post #52557 of 7073711/30/14 at 7:06pmpost #52558 of 7073711/30/14 at 7:06pmpost #52559 of 7073711/30/14 at 7:23pmQuote:It looks like some kind of spray finish. I noticed it on some Kenilworths I had done. You can see it was done a little splotchy here. Some of it even dripped over the edge. I lightened this photo considerably to illustrate, but IRL they looked as dark as those strands.post #52560 of 7073711/30/14 at 7:58pmQuote:Originally Posted by peppercorn78
It looks like some kind of spray finish. I noticed it on some Kenilworths I had done. You can see it was done a little splotchy here. Some of it even dripped over the edge. I lightened this photo considerably to illustrate, but IRL they looked as dark as those strands.
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That's really interesting. I am so curious about the new finish, if it makes them more Alden like I am all for it.
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