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post #31021 of 48098
Those are both great. A shame they were not released
post #31022 of 48098
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The Independence lining is the lining used in the Independence collection. I own the Rutledge, Jefferson and Williams from that collection. I can tell you that it is a very soft lining, Allison tells me that it is the softest lining AE makes. It also has a padded heal seat. It is very soft and very comfortable. I have 25 pairs of AEs, and I can tell you it does make a difference. I am looking forward to a shell shoe with an independence lining.

I also have the Shell Jefferson webgem on order, I am thinking it will be another shell with this soft lining. I have a feeling these two may become my two favorite pairs quickly. 

How much did your Independece shell Franciscan run you? Perhaps I should call and upgrade my MTO...
post #31023 of 48098

Allison told me they could honor the RDA sale prices on MTO, and as usuals here know, SF members get to waive the MTO fee per Paul Grangaard. So, I got the Franciscan in shell for $505.75. You could get it as a make up in the Independence leather for $403.75. Email Allison, she will take good care of you. I am thrilled to get a shell, with all the Independence stylings... 

post #31024 of 48098
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Allison told me they could honor the RDA sale prices on MTO, and as usuals here know, SF members get to waive the MTO fee per Paul Grangaard. So, I got the Franciscan in shell for $505.75. You could get it as a make up in the Independence leather for $403.75. Email Allison, she will take good care of you. I am thrilled to get a shell, with all the Independence stylings... 

She didn't charge you for the Indy upgrades??? That IS a good deal!

Thanks.
post #31025 of 48098

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post #31026 of 48098
So i think i read all of the posts here and wherever else i could, about the bowing/top line bulge that many have. Did anyone manage to get the problem fixed by changing their size?

Some say it is a problem of the foot not having enough volume, allowing excess leather to bulge out there. But i'm wondering if it can be due to a high volume foot. On my strands, it seems like my right foot has too much volume / shoe has too little volume.

These strands in 7.5E actually feel abit more cramped, width-wise compared to my clifton (#8 last) in 8D. Pretty wise i'm supposed to be a 7.5 length

Not sure if i should change them for a 7.5EE to see if the bowing problem will be resolved? Gentlemen, your thoughts please?
post #31027 of 48098

Now that I've quickly gone from having never heard of AE, to owning 5 pairs...I was wondering if I could get some input on what shoe care products I should pick up. I don't own anything at this moment, so I figure I should pick up at least 2 horse hair brushes. How about daubers? What do those do that the brushes don't?  

 

For my lineup what polishes/creams would you recommend? I see there is premium polish and carnuba wax polish. Which should I go with for my shoes? What should I get for the walnut cordovan?

 

So I guess my questions is, with the shoe lineup below, what shoe care kit would you put together?  

 

 

Black & Walnut Strands 

Grey Aberdeens 

Walnut Shell Cordovan Daltons

Navy Blue Neumoks

 

Thanks so much! 

post #31028 of 48098
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Now that I've quickly gone from having never heard of AE, to owning 5 pairs...I was wondering if I could get some input on what shoe care products I should pick up. I don't own anything at this moment, so I figure I should pick up at least 2 horse hair brushes. How about daubers? What do those do that the brushes don't?  

 

For my lineup what polishes/creams would you recommend? I see there is premium polish and carnuba wax polish. Which should I go with for my shoes? What should I get for the walnut cordovan?

 

So I guess my questions is, with the shoe lineup below, what shoe care kit would you put together?  

 

 

Black & Walnut Strands 

Grey Aberdeens 

Walnut Shell Cordovan Daltons

Navy Blue Neumoks

 

Thanks so much! 

 

 

You will need a brush and polishing clothe for each color you own. Considering you won't be using any polish on the aberdeen or neumoks, only Leather Lotion, you can use one polishing clothe for both shoes (a color on each side). If you are using wax, then yes you will need a dauber. If you use AEs polish, it already comes in a tube with sponge applicator. Shell, from what you will read on the forum only needs a damp clothe and a brush… maybe polish if there is a scratch that needs to be filled.

 

Many people will recommend Saphire products over AEs', I have only used AEs' and am not familiar with how much better Saphire really is.

post #31029 of 48098
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

I just stumbled across a couple unreleased shoes from the Independence line. What do you all think? I added a little info on the namesake of each shoe to understand who they were. 

 

The Braxton - Carter Braxton was a signer of the Declaration that loaned a great deal of $ to support the revolution, and also lost a bunch of $ in privateering. He lost all his wealth, and never recovered. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Braxton-9D-MSRP-475-/290990888890?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43c06897ba

 

The Gwinnet - Button Gwinnet was the 2nd signer of the Declaration of Independence after John Hancock. Gwinnet signed on the far left, while Hancock signed right smack dab in the middle and large.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Gwinnett-9D-/290982834480?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43bfedb130

 

There also appears to be the Rush, named for Benjamin Rush. Ben Franklin and John Adams were critical of the attractive, handsome, well-spoken gentleman Rush. The felt he gossiped to much and his extreme confidence came across as arrogance.

 

I would go for a pair of those Braxtons if they ever went into production.  Big shiny buckles and ultra-soft lambskin lining--that would be an awesome shoe.

post #31030 of 48098
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Originally Posted by zchen View Post
 

Question, has any one heard of the Allen Edmonds Moore? Google doesn't seem to bring anything up, the stock number is 2137 for Walnut calf.

 

Did anyone ever figure this out? I just saw the same model in a stock list from the Shoe Bank and Google brings up only this thread, nothing more.

post #31031 of 48098
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

I just stumbled across a couple unreleased shoes from the Independence line. What do you all think? I added a little info on the namesake of each shoe to understand who they were. 

 

The Braxton - Carter Braxton was a signer of the Declaration that loaned a great deal of $ to support the revolution, and also lost a bunch of $ in privateering. He lost all his wealth, and never recovered. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Braxton-9D-MSRP-475-/290990888890?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43c06897ba

 

The Gwinnet - Button Gwinnet was the 2nd signer of the Declaration of Independence after John Hancock. Gwinnet signed on the far left, while Hancock signed right smack dab in the middle and large.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Gwinnett-9D-/290982834480?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43bfedb130

 

There also appears to be the Rush, named for Benjamin Rush. Ben Franklin and John Adams were critical of the attractive, handsome, well-spoken gentleman Rush. The felt he gossiped to much and his extreme confidence came across as arrogance.

 

Speaking of which I actually have a pair of Allen Edmonds Independence Rush on sale! Haha, shameless plug.

post #31032 of 48098

Has anyone had a problem with unusually thin cordovan shell?  I hadn't really noticed this until after a few wears, but the left part of the upper of the right shoe is much lighter in color and much thinner than the leather elsewhere in the pair. The difference in color is not discernible in the photo below, but you can see the creasing emanating from the top two eyelets and another crease (with light reflecting from it) running toward the bottom eyelet.  Of course all of this is invisible when I'm wearing the shoes, but my primary concern is the thinness of the leather.  Unlike the rest of the shoe, it feels quite thin, and I can't imagine it coming from a standard Horween shell.  These are seconds, and I am now guessing that this is the reason why.  Do I need to worry about durability?

 

 

post #31033 of 48098

How do the Long Branch boots fit?  I have 10.5 E in Strand, and an 11D in Fifth Ave.

post #31034 of 48098
BeraQueezy,

How long did it take you to accumulate all 14 pairs? Great stuff
post #31035 of 48098

Hey guys, would you pick up a pair of Jefferson first quality or shell Mcallisters in second quality considering they are the same price. My birthday is coming up and my girlfriend is allowing me to pick my own gift :) Also in the mix is a pair of first quality Rutledge, but is this too dressy to pair with chinos?

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