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post #46726 of 47100

I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds. I grabbed the Strands in Walnut calf. I got some cedar shoe trees too!

 

 

Do you guys think they will work well with slim fit chinos?

 

 

Thanks :)

post #46727 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Dremic View Post
 

I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds. I grabbed the Strands in Walnut calf. I got some cedar shoe trees too!

 

 

Do you guys think they will work well with slim fit chinos?

 

 

Thanks :)

 

Congrats, that's one of AE's best selling makeup. One of my favs from AE for sure.  

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to your question is an unequivocal YES. 

post #46728 of 47100
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

 

Congrats, that's one of AE's best selling makeup. One of my favs from AE for sure.  

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to your question is an unequivocal YES. 

Strands pretty much go with everything...

post #46729 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

So got my pair and they fit great -amazingly-  would say the right foot fits perfect and as expected the left is a touch loose in the heel - overall thrilled to grab these so cheap...I am guessing they got returned due to poor fit as the remnants of tongue pads are there. So no defects...save when they packed the shoes they put newspaper in the box so naturally the black ink from the paper got on the shoes in some spots...

 

Any idea the best way to clean these would be? I have a suede eraser and brush and that is it. I plan on placing an order from Hangar Project today so can add something in if anyone has a suggestions. 

 

These things are going to get a crap load of wear they are nearly as comfy already as my broken in Sperry's and Sebago's. I love multi colored boat shoes and would consider MTO's of these if they have other leather colors like this leather style.

Pics or it didn't happen. :cheers:

 

Can't wait for mine to come in. No idea how to maintain them. Will buy suede eraser.

post #46730 of 47100
@Burzan I think you need to send those to B Nelson and get a lighter edge trim. The dark welt is throwing it off a bit now that the shell has lightened up. I would say send them to AE but I'm worried they would try and re-finish the shell in some way
post #46731 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

I have actually been trying to snag a pair on sale for a while now, just missed my size the other day over at haberdash when they were around $260

Haberdash only had a few sizes in stock, whereas BB typically sells the whole range. 

post #46732 of 47100

Came home to these bad boys waiting for me from the SB. The only reason I believe they're not firsts is because there is some darkening around the stitching on the toes on both shoes, which I can completely live with. Just a quick question about the fit: When I put them on and stand, they fit perfectly, but as I'm walking and put my heel down in front of me to take a step, they tend to bow out mildly from the sides. Is this in the realm of normality for loafers and will it get worse or better with time?

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Came home to these bad boys waiting for me from the SB. The only reason I believe they're not firsts is because there is some darkening around the stitching on the toes on both shoes, which I can completely live with. Just a quick question about the fit: When I put them on and stand, they fit perfectly, but as I'm walking and put my heel down in front of me to take a step, they tend to bow out mildly from the sides. Is this in the realm of normality for loafers and will it get worse or better with time?

 

Darkside, those are amazing. What are the specs on them? What is the upper and edging? What design is that?

 

-Mike

post #46734 of 47100
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

Darkside, those are amazing. What are the specs on them? What is the upper and edging? What design is that?

 

-Mike


Mike, these are just the regular Addisons from the Shoebank. I went to one of the midtown AE stores to try them on and found this to be the best casual loafer for my purposes--they manage to look trendy while still remaining classic. They're a bit darker than the "first" quality tan ones, which is why I believe they ended up being seconds. The sole is red Dainite.

 

After some research, I found this on the Q&A on the AE website: "The Addison is constructed using a lined, wax tanned casual leather upper that has the same rigidity as any of our dress styles...While the Addison is not manufactured using suede or nubuck, it does feature leather that has been buffed and distressed to achieve a unique velvet-like surface. As such, we recommend treating this type of leather with the same care as one would exercise for a suede or nubuck shoe."

 

That explains why the sales rep couldn't tell me whether the shoe was suede or nubuck. Either way, I'll get a suede eraser for maintenance. Hopefully the Dainite soles wear as hard as advertised.


Edited by Darkside - 7/18/14 at 8:12pm
post #46735 of 47100
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

@Burzan I think you need to send those to B Nelson and get a lighter edge trim. The dark welt is throwing it off a bit now that the shell has lightened up. I would say send them to AE but I'm worried they would try and re-finish the shell in some way

Could you imagine my horror if they came back refinished and caked with burgundy polish!! Gaaahhhh

It's a tough call but sending them to AE was like half the price from what I was quoted at B Nelson.

They are going to get slightly light but then back a bit darker after I hit them with cordovan cream. I have some playing to do with the color of the uppers before I make a decision on the final specs of the welt and edge color.
post #46736 of 47100
^ I think the bowing is just a loafer trait. There's no lacing to hold them tight to the top of your foot.
post #46737 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Came home to these bad boys waiting for me from the SB. The only reason I believe they're not firsts is because there is some darkening around the stitching on the toes on both shoes, which I can completely live with. Just a quick question about the fit: When I put them on and stand, they fit perfectly, but as I'm walking and put my heel down in front of me to take a step, they tend to bow out mildly from the sides. Is this in the realm of normality for loafers and will it get worse or better with time?

 

The suede eraser will get rid of some/most of that dark around the stitching, when I got mine today I thought it was an extra layer of stitching until I looked close. This leather is virtually the same that is on a pair of sebago's I have and those things I never treated with anything and they get wet all the time and still look new. I assume Sebago had pre-treated the leather...not sure AE has done that so using the Nano on mine.

 

Also my right foot is a bit larger and has no bowing to it and my left does which I noticed the the first step. I have worn these for two hours tonight in the house the bowing seems to have gotten much less in the left foot.  Do not believe these shoes will ever see a sock in them.

 

I am inclined to order or go to a AE store and try the Addison in a 13c just to see how it fits my left foot.

post #46738 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post

^ I think the bowing is just a loafer trait. There's no lacing to hold them tight to the top of your foot.

 

I think especially with AE as they seem not to taper the upper leather as the shoe heads to the heel. I think they need to study some of the Sebago Hand Sewn in Maine line(Rancourt makes them it is rumored) as they seem to have figured it out in both boat shoes and slip on loafer. Even my older Sebago Handmade in USA with CXL has virtually no bowing

post #46739 of 47100

Just bought my first pair(s) of Allen Edmonds ever! They also happen to be my first $100+ shoes ever. 

 

I got the black Park Avenue and the walnut Strands. Both were on sale on Nordstrom. I also got the matching walnut belt for the Strands.

 

I'm looking for another pair of AE's to alternate the walnut Strands with for business casual, that will preferably still work with the belt. Any suggestions? 

 

Also I got cidar trees for them. What else do I need to maintenance wise? Is there maintenance guide you recommend?

post #46740 of 47100
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Originally Posted by Czilla9000 View Post
 

Just bought my first pair(s) of Allen Edmonds ever! They also happen to be my first $100+ shoes ever. 

 

I got the black Park Avenue and the walnut Strands. Both were on sale on Nordstrom. I also got the matching walnut belt for the Strands.

 

I'm looking for another pair of AE's to alternate the walnut Strands with for business casual, that will preferably still work with the belt. Any suggestions? 

 

Also I got cidar trees for them. What else do I need to maintenance wise? Is there maintenance guide you recommend?

 

Congrats and welcome.....I would not worry too much about your next pair..it is the next five pair you have to concern yourself with. I am sure a brown or burgundy would be a good choice moving forward. For care well some subscribe to A/E leather lotion to start then a good brushing.  AE has some videos on their site also. AE sells walnut polish but you may want to stick with a neutral for starters.

 

Not sure what else will match your belt but other walnut shoes.

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