or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 656  

post #9826 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Am I the only one who does not like the leeds? Its the quintessential blobby ugly plain blucher. In fact, i hate all PTBs.
yuck

So far I am not a fan of PTBs also.
post #9827 of 70737

Strands in Bourbon.  Want. 

post #9828 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Am I the only one who does not like the leeds? Its the quintessential blobby ugly plain blucher. In fact, i hate all PTBs.
yuck
I used to agree with you, and can certainly understand your opinion, but I think there's very much a place for a PTB for those who
  • like the simple, unadorned look of shell cordovan
  • tend to dress casual to business casual (particularly denim, chinos, corduroy, etc.)
  • like Americana (who does this better than AE or Alden?)
  • have wingtips, split toes, etc. in their collection, but sometimes want something more understated
post #9829 of 70737

Just got it from an SA that the Mcallisters will be 15% off when the sale starts. 

post #9830 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Am I the only one who does not like the leeds? Its the quintessential blobby ugly plain blucher. In fact, i hate all PTBs.
yuck

I see where you're coming from, I don't care for the current PTBs in the AE lineup. But the Seven Collection Vinci's are probably my favorite pair.
post #9831 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Ah, so this shows the brown shell Dundee. I was thinking this might be in my future; but now this discussion of PTBs has me thinking it might look too similar to my current shoes.

 

Here's another pic of it, from AE's website: (second from the left)

 

 

post #9832 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

Here are some pics of the welting from the rain, which I sent to Alden customer service.  Neither time, copious brushing, nor Saphir Reno would correct. Plus, the welts are raised in several areas.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Curious to know others' experiences with rain and shell.  It's like my shoes caught the chicken pox!

 

Generally, I can brush those away with a brush gently dipped in a bowl of water. Or, use the back of a spoon with a cloth underneath and really massage them out, or your thumb - lots of pressure. I've never had any permanent spotting welts that couldn't be alleviated.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Am I the only one who does not like the leeds? Its the quintessential blobby ugly plain blucher. In fact, i hate all PTBs.
yuck

 

I abhor wing-tips for the contraposition: a busy, meretricious design.

 

Shell especially, is wasted on brouged wintips, as the soft rolls and character of shell are prominently celebrated with a simple PTB design.

 

Do you hate whole-cuts, too? Chukka's? Chelsea-boots? I suspect you have more issue with the bulky last-shape of American makes AE & Alden PTB's than the concept. The Leeds are rather "blobby", I admit, LOL. Still love mine.

 

These are pure sex:

 

All IMO of course :)  Variety in opinion is what makes style so fun.

post #9833 of 70737

Is it correct that both firsts and seconds will be having the 15-30% sale?

post #9834 of 70737
Nvm
Edited by easy_golfing - 9/19/12 at 11:01am
post #9835 of 70737

Strands $199 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

post #9836 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

anybody have a price on the Strands in the upcoming sale?

 

$199 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #9837 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

And since the conversation turned to brown shell Leeds, I thought I would post a terrible pic of my rare Cigar Shell Alden PTB's on the Aberdeen last, which is a specialty shoe specified by a local menswear store in my area (Birmingham).

 

Unfortunately, the second time I wore them, I got caught in a very brief light rain and it left permanent welts on both shoes. I contacted Alden and they said give them to the store to send back for refinishing, so we will see. I have several pairs of AE shell now (all acquired within the past several months, but I have not experienced such welting that did not go away by itself or with a little brushing.  My second pair, black shell cambridges, got caught in a big storm on my second or third wear and not a problem.

 

 

Here are some pics of the welting from the rain, which I sent to Alden customer service.  Neither time, copious brushing, nor Saphir Reno would correct. Plus, the welts are raised in several areas.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious to know others' experiences with rain and shell.  It's like my shoes caught the chicken pox!

 

That cigar shell looks great, I hope Alden can get the welts out for you. I've been lucky with my shell shoes and boots so far and have not had any water welts that didn't go away on thier own knock on wood. All of mine are AE.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

All shell, regardless of maker, should be treated with Alden Defender. It would have prevented your problem.

 

Thanks looks like Defender just came out last year but everyone seems to swear by it that has tried it from what I can tell.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sartorialnoob View Post

By the way, those webgem shell boots have me drooling.

 

Updated picture from the other day in natural and better lighting of my #8 Dundee's. Which got soaked in the rain the first time out.

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by James77 View Post

Can anyone help me with the sizing difference between the 1 last and the 5 last?
I have the Dalton boot in an 8D and would like to pick up a pair of Fifth Avenue when the sale is on.
Thanks

 

All of my #1 and #5 last are the same size. And are the 2 lasts I have the most shoes in.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

I do not agree (no surprise there, probably since I now own 4 pair of them in shell).  Of course, I don't mind blobby, in fact I prefer it to long, squared or "soft squared" toes.  

 

For those interested, here is the "supplemental 2012" AE catalog I was referencing.  

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so do I. That supplemental catalog appears to be different and newer than the one I have. Thanks.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

I abhor wing-tips for the contraposition: a busy, meretricious design.

 

Shell especially, is wasted on brouged wintips, as the soft rolls and character of shell are prominently celebrated with a simple PTB design.

 

Do you hate whole-cuts, too? Chukka's? Chelsea-boots? I suspect you have more issue with the bulky last-shape of American makes AE & Alden PTB's than the concept. The Leeds are rather "blobby", I admit, LOL. Still love mine.

 

These are pure sex:

 

All IMO of course :)  Variety in opinion is what makes style so fun.

 

I do like wingtips and also perf cap toes. But everything else you said I agree with totally, well said. And yes those boots are HOT!

post #9838 of 70737
Anyone have experience with the Clifton? They are discontinued but still available as seconds. Thinking of picking one up in burgundy. Anyone have it in burgundy? I think it will go nice with slacks and a dress shirt.

Think I'll get a burgundy Clifton and black Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue from the shoe bank on Monday. Already have the Strands in walnut.
Edited by clarksdb - 9/19/12 at 11:10am
post #9839 of 70737

Any chance we'll see a Jefferson in shell cordovan at some point?

post #9840 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Wearing my Cliftons today for the first time in a long while. I'd forgotten how much I Iike these shoes. The fit is great for me, too
326.

Quote:
Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Anyone have experience with the Clifton? They are discontinued but still available as seconds. Thinking of picking one up in burgundy. Anyone have it in burgundy? I think it will go nice with slacks and a dress shirt.
Think I'll get a burgundy Clifton and black Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue from the shoe bank on Monday. Already have the Strands in walnut.

Cliftons get a lot of love here, including from me. See my post, quoted above. Great shoe on a great last. Get it!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...