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post #6256 of 53219

I ordered the blue Neumok (again, will return more expensive ones) and walnut Strand. Also a couple of shoe trees (they were about $15)

post #6257 of 53219
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Hey all,

I'm a student, and I have recently come to really appreciate leather shoes and oxfords. I researched different makers and styles. I have settled on AE. I have finally pulled the trigger on a pair of AE Neumok (Blue), and I am going to buy a pair of lighter colored ones such as models like the Strand, McTavish, Player or McAllister. For a beginner like me and somebody who most often dresses with jeans, which pair would you recommend? 

I also was wondering which shoe care products I should buy for both the Neumok and the recommendation.

I'm sorry for lack of knowledge, but I do have to begin somewhere!

Thanks in advance!

If you primarly wear jeans, I would suggest looking at the McTavish. However, that is a wingtip like the Neumok - so maybe look at the Elgin which is a cap toe from the rough collection. You might also look at the Stewart plain toe - I have seen this shoe in person and it looks much better than the photos on the AE website. The Player would be a good option if you are wanting suede.

For the Neumok, I would use the Allen Edmonds Cleaner/Conditioner and nothing else. The Rough Collection shoes are not desiged to be shined with polish. So if you go with Elgin or Stewart, same product. If you go with a calf shoe - Strand, McAllister, etc., use the AE Cleaner/Conditioner then follow with some AE polish in the correct color.

Chris
post #6258 of 53219

w/ the help of @christian b, recently revived 2 pairs of AE :)

 

Byrons 

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post #6259 of 53219
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Originally Posted by iloveshoes View Post

I tried burnishing my lombards. First time I have ever tried doing this, and I am fairly happy after the 45 min trying. They will get better the more I do it. Here is a pic263

Nice job, I really like the look.  I've been thinking of doing the same to a pair of mine, just a little nervous to screw them up!

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Nice job, I really like the look.  I've been thinking of doing the same to a pair of mine, just a little nervous to screw them up!
thanks! I was too but I really like the look. You can always strip down the wax off it your not happy with it. I used cream, coats of one shade darker brown then black and just worked it from toe out. It is definitely a great look for the lombard. A little trendy which I like because I have the clifton for a more conservative walnut shoe.
post #6261 of 53219

Finally took the AE plunge. I picked up a pair of casual Eastport's for a steal of a deal. After wearing them for a day, I went out and found some Park Aves, pair of Hillcrests, and Montgomery. I am hooked. No dress shoes are as comfortable that I have worn as these have been and they aren't even broken in yet. Love it.
 

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


If you primarly wear jeans, I would suggest looking at the McTavish. However, that is a wingtip like the Neumok - so maybe look at the Elgin which is a cap toe from the rough collection. You might also look at the Stewart plain toe - I have seen this shoe in person and it looks much better than the photos on the AE website. The Player would be a good option if you are wanting suede.
For the Neumok, I would use the Allen Edmonds Cleaner/Conditioner and nothing else. The Rough Collection shoes are not desiged to be shined with polish. So if you go with Elgin or Stewart, same product. If you go with a calf shoe - Strand, McAllister, etc., use the AE Cleaner/Conditioner then follow with some AE polish in the correct color.
Chris

 

Chris thanks for your kind response. I bought a pair of Strands from the tent event earlier today before I saw this. What do you think of that option? I like your comment about having a different toe - not a deal breaker for me, but a good piece of advice (Thanks!). 

 

I also thought the McTavish was a great idea for jeans from my novice perspective. 

 

I'll grab some of that Cleaner/Conditioner. Do you recommend any other brands besides for the AE one?

post #6263 of 53219

What belt would you wear with the blue Neumok?

post #6264 of 53219
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Finally took the AE plunge. I picked up a pair of casual Eastport's for a steal of a deal. After wearing them for a day, I went out and found some Park Aves, pair of Hillcrests, and Montgomery. I am hooked. No dress shoes are as comfortable that I have worn as these have been and they aren't even broken in yet. Love it.

 

Welcome to the club, how about some pics? smile.gif
post #6265 of 53219

Just wanted to share some praise for AE's customer service.

 

I've ordered multiple pairs previously by phone to Canada (both firsts and seconds), and this latest order from the 2/$200 sale was taking surprisingly long. Turns out the order was accidentally mixed in with some other documents and shredded by the sales associate, who has been waiting for 6 weeks for me to call as he had also shredded my contact info. To rectify the situation (even though I was not upset or demanding...accidents happen), AE waved the shipping, which is often prohibitive to Canada ($30 for first pair, $15 for each additional pair), and through in some goodies. For that I was extremely grateful. Excellent handling of a forgivable human error.  Thumbs up from me. 

post #6266 of 53219

I'm guessing you're not in China?

 

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Originally Posted by griffon_id View Post

When I go to the Allen Edmonds official website, it is now turn into their official China website. Do they still have an English/US website? Please help.

 

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Yes. I went there and it directs me to www.allenedmonds.com.cn --> their China office site.

 

 

I think the Sedona is one of the Dominican Republic manufactured shoes.  My expectations are low at $175.  I will make inquiries at the next opportunity.

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are these better than oak street boot makers?
post #6267 of 53219
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Chris thanks for your kind response. I bought a pair of Strands from the tent event earlier today before I saw this. What do you think of that option? I like your comment about having a different toe - not a deal breaker for me, but a good piece of advice (Thanks!). 

I also thought the McTavish was a great idea for jeans from my novice perspective. 

I'll grab some of that Cleaner/Conditioner. Do you recommend any other brands besides for the AE one?

Strands are very versatile and go great with jeans.

I'm sure there are other brands of cleaner / conditioner that work fine, but have always used the AE brand. You can order off their website and there is no shipping.

Chris
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

I use Fiebing saddle soap on mine, and it works great. But I am very familiar with it and use it on all of my hiking and hunting boots in addition to bison leather. 

 

On the AE website one reviewer said he used Mink Oil to waterproof his. Because I had good success with Obenauf's leather oil on my AE Eastport's, BB and Bean  Bison leather boots I thought I'd use it on the Black Hills. Don't do that, the leather God's were not happy. After almost 2 weeks of a nightly cleaning with Fiebing saddle soap I got them back to where they were to start with. However Obenauf's HDLP works perfectly if you want to waterproof them.

:)

thanks man.

i went to AE retail store today and bought the saddle soap!

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hi guys, the captoe lines of both boots are not symmetrical. do you think this is a problem? should i get an exchange? thanks for your advice.

post #6270 of 53219

From the pic, it appears the right boot is slightly more forward than the left.

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