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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Just a thought . . . ever tried loafer socks?
Yeah, I have some and don't really care for them on "Dad Days" with heavy walking. They always ride bacn down my instep and the hair on the top of my hobbit feet always gets pulled and chafed by the tongue of the shoes. Ouch. Clearly I'm on a "dads don't care" outing, as I'm even wearing these in the first place (and sporting my chicken calves)
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I see your pair is just like mine.  I have the Voyager in blue.  On the right shoe, where I tie the knot it just barely catches the top edge of the tongue--just like yours.  I thought about sending them back since it was a little uncomfortable for me but I just ended up not using the top set of eyelets and knotting the shoes farther down on the tongue.  It works for me.

I don't really have that exact problem. I do find these extraordinarily comfortable for excessive walking. Especially the heel and arch support.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

What's the verdict on the Patriot vs. LHS?

I am super tempted by the snuff suede in the clearance section for $157. I have had the Alden Snuff on my radar for a while and it seems the Patriot would just make me want the Alden more and in the end might be a waste of the money once I eventually pull the trigger on the LHS. Hell of a price though on the Patriot.

AE Patriot:
Lined
Moc toe looks machine stitched
Oiled sole
Full rubber heel


Alden LHS:
Unlined
Hand stitched toe looks much better imo
Oiled sole
Dovetail heel

Sorry this is so late. Trying to catch up on a couple of days of posts. Felt compelled to chime in. Although I'm a major Alden homer, I have to admit that the Patriot fits my foot MUCH better than Alden's LHS. Plenty of room and no heel slippage. Ive had great difficulty sizing the Alden LHS. I felt in order to get rid of the heel slippage I had to get a size that crammed my toes. In the end, I went with a size that felt comfortable in the tie box and used a tongue pad to stop the heel slip. It's worked well, but the patriot was a much better fit. The Alden though, seemed to be constructed and finished better. For $150, snuff patriots are a sweet deal!
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Just a head's up @Burzan re the Patriots on sale: They're brogue suede, not snuff. I have both AE brogue suede and snuff and the former is markedly darker (my AE Malvern are in Brogue, my RL Slaton in Snuff).  The snuff suede is vibrant and dynamic in various settings, the brogue suede, being a suede, also demonstrates these properties but in a far more restricted range. That being said, I absolutely love my brown leather Patriots, wore them almost every single day on vacation this summer along the beach, on uneven pavement, and through old forts, and they feel better with every wear. Additionally I much prefer the color of AE's snuff suede to that of Alden.

 

If they were snuff I would jump on the price, but I believe all I can find is brogue. I'd love it if somebody could prove me wrong.

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After my Longbranches showed me last winter how incredibly comfortable rubber soled AEs can be, I decided to get a pair of brown grain shoes with dainite soles for this fall/winter. Thanks to Roycru for posting http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/45645 the brown grain Kiowa with dainite soles a few months ago - I had never seen nor heard of them but they looked great, and were just what I was looking for. So as soon as the 2nds sale hit, I pulled the trigger on a pair.

 

 

I am also year behind on picking up a pair of snuff suede shoes, so I also scored a very reasonably priced pair of Neumoks:

 

Very pleased with these purchases, especially at the 2nds sale prices. I'm looking forward to the new fall lineup. I could probably use a pair of bluchers in Bob's chill, so I'm hoping those MacGregors are going to be nice.

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SkySaw, I love Roycru's grain Kiowas as well -- I thought they were a one-off but looks like you've got yourself a beautiful pair too. Enjoy! I think they'll make a great casual shoe for fall. 

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Greetings all.

 

I have just begun getting into Allen Edmonds shoes and this thread has been a great resource for photos and information.

 

I just purchased my second and third pairs of Allen Edmonds during the Labor Day Sale and on the retail inventory list I received I noticed a shoe I have never heard of. It is labeled "Rl Polo Patric Dk Brown". Is anyone familiar with this shoe?

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Originally Posted by J Spence View Post
 

Greetings all.

 

I have just begun getting into Allen Edmonds shoes and this thread has been a great resource for photos and information.

 

I just purchased my second and third pairs of Allen Edmonds during the Labor Day Sale and on the retail inventory list I received I noticed a shoe I have never heard of. It is labeled "Rl Polo Patric Dk Brown". Is anyone familiar with this shoe?

 

Welcome, I'm also in my first year of wearing AE.  

 

That looks like  Ralph Lauren version named Patrick, just a guess.  


The seconds sales are a great way to familiarize yourself with the different lasts, and how they fit your feet.

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hey guys, I've been reading so many pages want to ask for opinions.  I had my first pair of Allen Edmonds for a year now.  Trying not to wear out the Park Ave. so I am looking for a second pair of blacks.  I am deciding between Vernon, Fifth Ave and the Kenilworth.  I like the Vernon of the minimalist style but none of my friends picked it out of the three.  I am business casual. 

 

Any suggestions or other style I should consider?

 

Thanks 

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Just saw one of my friends today, I successfully converted two people from square toes into allen edmonds park avenues. I feel like I've done my small part to make this world a better place.
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Originally Posted by Slickninjas View Post

hey guys, I've been reading so many pages want to ask for opinions.  I had my first pair of Allen Edmonds for a year now.  Trying not to wear out the Park Ave. so I am looking for a second pair of blacks.  I am deciding between Vernon, Fifth Ave and the Kenilworth.  I like the Vernon of the minimalist style but none of my friends picked it out of the three.  I am business casual. 

Any suggestions or other style I should consider?

Thanks 

Vernon, especially in black, is super formal. Stick with Kenilworth. It's a great deal right now.
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Today, I received my Kenilworth in Bourbon.  I like the color but I wish there was more depth to the color.

There is a couple of tiny nylon thread ends with burnt finish that are stiff inside the shoes that I feel.  What can I do about them?  TIA.

 

 

Also, how do I give my Kenilworth dark toes like the ones shown below?

 

(*copied from a post by arkane in this thread.)

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Originally Posted by nomos View Post
 

Today, I received my Kenilworth in Bourbon.  I like the color but I wish there was more depth to the color.

There is a couple of tiny nylon thread ends with burnt finish that are stiff inside the shoes that I feel.  What can I do about them?  TIA.

 

 

Also, how do I give my Kenilworth dark toes like the ones shown below?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

(*copied from a post by arkane in this thread.)

 

Well not sure if it is the picture or not but that looks way too much like walnut- was that a second? Might be the reason as they seem to have missed the burnishing wheel. If would go very lightly at them with any treatment - perhaps some AE bourbon polish or some black polish to start. Then once you have the whole shoe a depth of color you like then have at the toe with some more black and find the thread on making a high glossy shine.

 

I have not done it so this is just from reading a lot in threads

 

Better yet see if you can find a walnut or bourbon beat to crap shoe for $30 bucks on the bay and practice on it.

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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Just saw one of my friends today, I successfully converted two people from square toes into allen edmonds park avenues. I feel like I've done my small part to make this world a better place.

What did you say to them? 

 

From my experience, the price point is the biggest challenge since the typical consumer buys $60 leather shoes. 

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

Well not sure if it is the picture or not but that looks way too much like walnut- was that a second? Might be the reason as they seem to have missed the burnishing wheel. If would go very lightly at them with any treatment - perhaps some AE bourbon polish or some black polish to start. Then once you have the whole shoe a depth of color you like then have at the toe with some more black and find the thread on making a high glossy shine.

 

I have not done it so this is just from reading a lot in threads

 

Better yet see if you can find a walnut or bourbon beat to crap shoe for $30 bucks on the bay and practice on it.

 

These are firsts from AE website.  Shoebank didn't have my size in this color..

There are some burnishing on the shoes but the toes didn't get any burnishing.  I will order a different pair to see if the burnishing is better.

 

In fact, My brown Kenilworths have good toe burnishing.

 

Thanks for the help.

 

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I haven't been on AE's website in a long time until today when I checked on a pair of park avenues for my dad. When did they start charging $385?
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