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post #46291 of 49578

Hi guys - I purchased the Rush Street (in golden Chromexel leather) a few months ago.  I like to take good care of my AE shoes and have only owned calfskin and suede up to this point.  What's the best way to care for Chromexel?  I've searched online and there seems to be many solutions, the most common being to let the shoe age naturally + brushing.  Ideas?  I was thinking AE's shoe cleaner/conditioner and perhaps a coating of Leather Honey (which I picked up recently and sampled on my McTavish - I really like it!).

 

Any ideas are appreciated!

post #46292 of 49578
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Originally Posted by BillyMcGee View Post
 

Anyone know anything about this shoe? Recent ebay purchase. Looks like Elgin leather on the Macneil. It's on the 7 last as far as I can tell. Marked as a second, but no shoe name inside the heel. Failed MTO? Ebay seller listed as "park ridge," but I don't think that's right.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321445374568?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This is the MacNeil make up for Freemans Sporting Club in tan saddle leather

post #46293 of 49578
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Hi guys - I purchased the Rush Street (in golden Chromexel leather) a few months ago.  I like to take good care of my AE shoes and have only owned calfskin and suede up to this point.  What's the best way to care for Chromexel?  I've searched online and there seems to be many solutions, the most common being to let the shoe age naturally + brushing.  Ideas?  I was thinking AE's shoe cleaner/conditioner and perhaps a coating of Leather Honey (which I picked up recently and sampled on my McTavish - I really like it!).

Any ideas are appreciated!

I only use AE Leather Lotion on my Rush Streets. It works great.

Chris
post #46294 of 49578

I'm looking for a pair of burgundy loafers to wear with jeans and chinos for generally casual to business-casual wear. There are two models on the AE Shoe Bank I'm considering-- the Kenwood and the Patriot. Can anyone with experience in either (or ideally both) comment on the quality, suitability with casual pants, etc? 

post #46295 of 49578

I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

 

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!

 

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Edited by smartie-pants - 7/6/14 at 3:56pm
post #46296 of 49578
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post

I'm looking for a pair of burgundy loafers to wear with jeans and chinos for generally casual to business-casual wear. There are two models on the AE Shoe Bank I'm considering-- the Kenwood and the Patriot. Can anyone with experience in either (or ideally both) comment on the quality, suitability with casual pants, etc? 

I have both, plus the Randolphs. The kenwoods are the least formal, the patriot is I the middle, and the Randolph is most formal. The kenwoods I have are shell and are completely unlined and unstructured save for the leather sole, which makes them very slipper like. The patriots I have are also shell, have a little structure on the toe, and are completely lined. From a style perspective, the kenwoods look great when paired with shorts, chinos and jeans (same for the patriots) but I tend to wear patriots with more casual slacks to work as well, which is not true of the kenwoods.

Hope his helps.
post #46297 of 49578
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Originally Posted by smartie-pants View Post

I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!
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Looks fake.
post #46298 of 49578

^

Doubt it. It's probably real. Just happens to me an MTO that was rejected or perhaps even a new model. AE loves to experiment.

post #46299 of 49578

Definitely not fake ... came from the AE warehouse via my friends from the Riverhead outlet.  

post #46300 of 49578
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Originally Posted by smartie-pants View Post

I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















Saw this on ae's Twitter a while back and I asked the same thing. See below:

https://twitter.com/AllenEdmonds/status/461532054190948353

They were originally made for Taylor lipsett a paralympian for the US sled hockey team.
post #46301 of 49578
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
 

I'm looking for a pair of burgundy loafers to wear with jeans and chinos for generally casual to business-casual wear. There are two models on the AE Shoe Bank I'm considering-- the Kenwood and the Patriot. Can anyone with experience in either (or ideally both) comment on the quality, suitability with casual pants, etc? 


Haven't owned either, but the Patriot is dressier than the Kenwood. I don't like the beefroll on the Kenwood, but I do prefer a true moccasin (Kenwood) to a welted penny (Patriot).

 

Are the burg Kenwoods in corrected leather? I'm not certain. I don't have an objection to burgundy corrected grain penny loafers, really. It's a fairly traditional material for the style. CG handles rain well, but doesn't always age as gracefully as calf, so that's a pretty important factor.

post #46302 of 49578
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Originally Posted by SimplyLime View Post
 

 

Saw the vid. Interesting to know they have a branch in China.

 

Btw, I don't know if they also use these in their retail stores as I haven't been to one yet but

anyone knows if these shoe trees can be purchased? Pics are from the vid

 

 

Those aren't shoe trees.  They are display inserts.  The visible back portion is wood, but the part that inserts under the vamp/toe is made of foam. 

post #46303 of 49578
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I only use AE Leather Lotion on my Rush Streets. It works great.

Chris

Same here.
post #46304 of 49578
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
 

Any 4th July sales for Allen Edmonds - deals not worth losing? 

I would strongly consider the Independence line. I'm not sure whether any brand - sale or no sale - can rival quality from the Independence line at the $229 price range.  

post #46305 of 49578

Gents,

 

I need your opinion on this. I'm pretty sure I already made up my mind but just wanted to see what you all thought.

 

I snagged a pair of factory second Shell Cordovan Burgundy Dalton's during the tent sale and was super excited. I've been pretty busy at work so I didn't get a chance to really look at the shoes that much yet until today. Unfortunately, I noticed some things that I think are too big a deal to not return/exchange but I'm curious if you guys agree.

 

In the first pic, you can see the hole/dent (what do you call it?) that is my biggest concern. It looks like over time, it could get bigger and pose other problems such as water getting through and such.

 

In the second and third pics, you can see the problems with the brogue. The holes don't seem to have been punched all the way through on a lot of them and it kind of doesn't look even either. This is the biggest cosmetic flaw that I can see.

 

In the fourth pic, you can see some discoloration (black spots) on the shoe as well as line scratch that can be felt with the fingers.

 

All in all, I think there are just too many defects with this pair, especially with the hole so I'm thinking I should just send these back. I do have a question regarding this though: do you all ask the store to send out another pair to see if the new pair doesn't have as many/as big of a defect? How does this work in terms of price since the tent sale is obviously over? Would you guys recommend going this course and seeing if the other pair will be better? Lastly, what's the best price for the shell Daltons on sale for first quality?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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