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Can anyone identify a good remedy to some spotting on the uppers of shoes, such as this:

 

 

 

Would this spotting go away over time with shoe cream, or no? I'm not sure if they are much of a big deal to begin with, I would like your guys' opinion.

 

I don't see much and wouldn't worry about it.  However, I can tell you that Saphir Renomat could lighten the spots most likely. However, I once tried to remove a bad spot on a pair of vintage chestnut (light) colored AE's, and I damaged the leather and did more harm than good.  So, if you go the Renomat route, seek guidance and be patient.  AE conditioner/cleaner, which you should get anyway (or Saphir Renovateur) might also lighten the spots with a less harsh cleaning agent and zero potential for damaging the shoe by stripping. 

 

Regardless, a few spots can just add to the vintage patina (vatina?)  and character, though. 

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^^

agreed, you can also polish them regularly and that should help as well

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I was hoping to get a bit of feedback on the fit of these Cliftons. I live in Oregon and we don't have an AE here, so Nordstrom it is. However the stores said they only carry D widths. I measured on the AE fit guide to a 11.5C. In store they fit me to a 10.5D in the park avenue. They seemed wide in the heel, so I ordered these 11B cliftons online. There is a little room in the heel, but overall they feel good. Thanks for the help. Once I get a better idea on fit, its on to a pair of black park avenues.

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For dress belts, you might just consider shell cordovan or custom make ups.  You can buy a top quality custom belt from Rancourt or Hellbrand Leather Works for nearly the same price as a ready to wear from AE.
I'll second this. Nicest belt I own was forty something bucks from http://www.narragansettleathers.com -- very clean lines and will hold up forever.

I second this, I have one of their double ring belts in chestnut, (the closest to AE's walnut). Very nice quality and looks like it'll last forever. Alan also did special make-up for me in 1 3/8". I'm aware hippie-belts probably shouldn't ought be worn with dress slacks, but it looks so nice, especially paired with a knit tie, that I do anyways:

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Originally Posted by williaby View Post

I was hoping to get a bit of feedback on the fit of these Cliftons. I live in Oregon and we don't have an AE here, so Nordstrom it is. However the stores said they only carry D widths. I measured on the AE fit guide to a 11.5C. In store they fit me to a 10.5D in the park avenue. They seemed wide in the heel, so I ordered these 11B cliftons online. There is a little room in the heel, but overall they feel good. Thanks for the help. Once I get a better idea on fit, its on to a pair of black park avenues.
 

 

Este's in the Pearl stocks Allen Edmonds if you're looking for somewhere local.

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While looking up the phone number for the AE outlets, I noticed that factory second Independence Collection shoes are on sale for $279 (normal seconds price is $379 and retail is $475). If you were thinking about these during the last sale but passed, this may be a second chance. I have the walnut Jeffersons and they are one of my favorites. I purchased as seconds and think they were in really good shape (maybe a bit wrinkled leather on the sides, and a slight difference in burnishing is all that I can see). The more I wear these the more I am convinced that the premium pricing is worth it, although I guess I really didn't pay one since I got seconds.

AppleMark

To piggy back on this post...

Looking at the AE website they advertise the Independence collect as being $100 off but when you click on the item to purchase, the discount is not provided. I am sure if you contacted them, the sale price of $375 would be honored. Not bad for first quality shoes.

The extra $100 is only on seconds, that's why it's listed at the Shoebank and outlets page and not on AE's front page. Also, I think the extra $100 is applicable on all the independence Collection seconds at all the outlets as Jay, in Charleston, let me know about it too. $279 is a great deal.
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I need a shoe that is:

Brown

Pairs well with a dress shirt and jeans/chinos/odd trousers.

Decently comfortable to walk with long distances.

Which Allen Edmonds shoe am I looking at?
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Cognac mctavish. Or macneils
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The extra $100 is only on seconds, that's why it's listed at the Shoebank and outlets page and not on AE's front page. Also, I think the extra $100 is applicable on all the independence Collection seconds at all the outlets as Jay, in Charleston, let me know about it too. $279 is a great deal.
Looks like the retail Hancock is on sale for 347$ too
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bgp, How does Estes do with sizing? When I was there last they had a very limited selection in stock to try on. I am headed up there today to pick up a suit so I can talk to him more.
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Anyone else find this outfit to be quite dreadful?

I like nothing about it. If I wore that i'd be worried about getting laughed at.



+1

 

Oh come on . . . Some of you are showing your old age.  [ wink ]

 

Maybe the picture depicts someone who is younger, more fit, more in tune with his style . . . than some of us "old folks". 

 

The OP was asking about saving $100 off the cost of Daltons and having a wardrobe to go along with it.  There are many, many more picture samples of wearing Daltons with in a business suit.  Just Google it in Images.

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Your picture suggests you sized up in length to get the width to fit, with the end result being a shoe that is too long for you.  Sizing up in length to get the width to fit is rarely a good idea for the reasons your picture indicates.  Better off going with an E width or a shoe on a different last.  The Players are on the very narrow 2 last, which does not work for many.
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Try the 10s again.  But you just might want to try the "E" width if available.  Otherwise, I might abandon the #2 last.  It's difficult to get a good fit.  I'm one of many that have walked away from the 2 last.

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The further most crease digs into the bottom of my big toe nail.  I called my local Nordstrom's and they have a 10 in stock right now so I'm going to go in after work and try those on.  These 10.5s feel like they've definitely stretched out quite a bit, so maybe I can hope for the same with the 10's.
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ehhh, I don't know deeselcyde. Again, I think it depends on if it was the width that bothered you about the 10's. If so, it's not a good idea to buy shoes with the hope that they stretch out. 

The 2-Last is generally tricky. I'd strongly recommend trying to get the 10's in E rather than trying to make the D work. 

All that said, if you get the 10D's and they are tight, you could always stretch them with Meltonian and a stretcher, but I keep thinking that it makes more sense to find the E. Either way, good luck.

The 2 last sucks. It also digs into my toe and is not comfortable at all. Just walk away and save yourself $$$ and time.
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

I need a shoe that is:

Brown

Pairs well with a dress shirt and jeans/chinos/odd trousers.

Decently comfortable to walk with long distances.

Which Allen Edmonds shoe am I looking at?

 



Player's in walnut. If the 2 last agrees with you.

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I was hoping to get a bit of feedback on the fit of these Cliftons. I live in Oregon and we don't have an AE here, so Nordstrom it is. However the stores said they only carry D widths. I measured on the AE fit guide to a 11.5C. In store they fit me to a 10.5D in the park avenue. \

Park Avenues look nice . . . and close in style to what you like.  More importantly, they are available in "C" width in your size, and can be ordered in by the manager of the shoe department when the sale starts soon . . . which will save you $100.

 

If you wish to qualify for a free Nordstroms Rewards Card that is not based on your credit rating, then choose the Nordstroms Debit Card - which ties to your regular checking account - for an instant approval and card number.  That will allow you to start ordering on July 10th

 

My best to you,


David

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Oh come on . . . Some of you are showing your old age.  [ wink ]

Maybe the picture depicts someone who is younger, more fit, more in tune with his style . . . than some of us "old folks". 

The OP was asking about saving $100 off the cost of Daltons and having a wardrobe to go along with it.  There are many, many more picture samples of wearing Daltons with in a business suit.  Just Google it in Images.

For what it's worth, I'm 27 and I think it's awful.

Daltons can look perfectly acceptable with casual clothes, business casual, or a less-formal suit. No argument there.
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