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Happy Friday, Gents! Slim faded denim and Addisons today. (Man these things are a mess... serious need of cleaning, heavy creases in one shoe and not the other, probably the worst heel slip of all my AEs. Maybe time to ship out? At the same time, they are decent beaters and the dianite has settled nicely.)

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)



What do you clean them without? I have a pair of Lake Shore Drives that are in serious need of attention.

Also, I have the same problem...creases on one shoe and not on the other. But I love that Dainite sole, too.


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I don't know how to edit... I meant to ask what you clean them with.


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Happy Friday, Gents! Slim faded denim and Addisons today. (Man these things are a mess... serious need of cleaning, heavy creases in one shoe and not the other, probably the worst heel slip of all my AEs. Maybe time to ship out? At the same time, they are decent beaters and the dianite has settled nicely.)


My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
Thanks for posting these, I have a pair on the way. Great to see some 'in the wild' shots! J
post #7248 of 17649
Rain was in the forecast today, so it seemed like a good time to break in my new Freiberg "beaters". $117 for first quality seemed like money well spent vs. a pair of CDBs or a $50 pair of Target chukkas.

Weather looked ominous for a while, but cleared up already. It's Florida, so it could get nasty again between now and quittin' time.



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During last year's outlet tent sale I picked up a "Park Ave" briefcase (black) for about $69 (list was $500 or so). This item wasn't shown on shoebank.com since it's not a shoe or belt. Basically the same as this brief case:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/gifts/gifts-by-price/gifts-250-up/leather-single-gusset/SF98912A.html?dwvar_SF98912A_color=98912A#start=9

Has anyone spied any notable/unadvertised deals during this year's tent sale?
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Rain was in the forecast today, so it seemed like a good time to break in my new Freiberg "beaters". $117 for first quality seemed like money well spent vs. a pair of CDBs or a $50 pair of Target chukkas.

Weather looked ominous for a while, but cleared up already. It's Florida, so it could get nasty again between now and quittin' time.



I keep a spare pair of junk shoes in the car if I need to walk around outside. Weather down here is a pain and with showers at 1 like everyday not to mention the days it just rains all day. 

 

@BespokeBrooklyn I think I'd go for the brown grain dundees. I actually really want a pair of these but after ordering the shell strands I really can't do it. Im also hoping I can snag the BB Duke or football leather ones in the future when they are put on final clearance or w/e

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Cooke Bit Choc Suede/Dainite on shoebank, what are these? The picture is at a different angle generally indicating its made for someone else or not a typical shoe. My brother is a big suede fan and he's got a birthday coming up so might be a nice gift. Look mcallister-ish.

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^^

 

Another example of a shoe color that looks much better in real life than on shoebank.

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What do you clean them without?

 

Ha! I read this as a deep philosophical question. I clean them without everything, except...  :smarmy:

In the past I have used a suede eraser for dry cleaning, then water-vinegar mix and a rag, followed by a suede nap brush, then AE water proof spray. These need some serious cleaning, so I will give Omni'Nettoyant a spin. There is a decent tutorial here: https://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/how-to-clean-suede-shoes/

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Here is a link to an old post on the forum showing an oxblood calf Dalton next to a burgundy shell Dundee.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/58230#post_7812551

Thats what worries me, the oxblood look great the burgundy looks bland. Not to say it's bad but is it worth $100 up charge versus the oxblood calf which appears better?

I know the quality of Shell is supposed to be amazing but I don't want to settle since it's still $400.

In my experience, limited as it may be, there is a striking difference in shell color at different times. The overall depth of color will lighten with time and exposure to the sun, and it is far darker indoors than outdoors. I think you will drive yourself a bit nuts trying to focus in with a specific shade on a shell shoe. They just are what they are and that is part of the nature of the shoe. To me its not an issue of the $100 upcharge for the color. Its the nature of the performance in shell versus calf. They both have their place and there is a reason many find shell to be a desirable portion of their shoe collection. I hope I made some level of sense there.

As a follow up to my original answer, I thought I would take pictures to illustrate the color of burgundy or #8 shell in different lighting. Today I wore my Alden 990s in #8 and took a picture on the way to work in the early sunlight. This is the original photo from an iphone, with no adjustments for light or color. When I got to the office I took the same photo with interior fluorescent lighting. Same shoes, pants, iphone and no adjustments of the picture for lighting or color. The outdoor with sunlight is certainly more burgundy and the color moves towards eggplant indoors. Just food for thought.

 

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Did somebody say Fairfax Friday?

I wanted to try the blue shoe thing, and experimented with an older pair. They look almost black here.

Here's the original color:
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Did somebody say Fairfax Friday?

I wanted to try the blue shoe thing, and experimented with an older pair. They look almost black here.

Here's the original color:

My goodness, that's quite the transformation. Details?

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My goodness, that's quite the transformation. Details?

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1. Acetone
2. Light solution of oxalic acid (gasp!)
3. Rinse
4. A little more acetone
5. Diluted blue dye (not navy)
6. Another application of diluted blue dye
7. Navy Meltonian shoe cream (X3)
8. Neutral wax
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1. Acetone
2. Light solution of oxalic acid (gasp!)
3. Rinse
4. A little more acetone
5. Diluted blue dye (not navy)
6. Another application of diluted blue dye
7. Navy Meltonian shoe cream (X3)
8. Neutral wax

I forgot to mention that the rinse pretty thoroughly wetted the uppers. I knew that this would help reduce creasing as they dried on the shoe trees.
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Just found out allen edmonds has a sale on there merlot color shoes, but my size that i want will be back order for 4 weeks. I've never brought there shoes from their site before. So i was wondering if they use usps, ups or fedex to ship out their shoes? I know they use usps for there smaller items like the polish and shoe laces but what about larger items. I'm asking this because in 4 weeks i won't be in the country so I was hoping they use usps. Your answers will be highly appreciated.

FWIW I ordered shoes in the last sale with 4 week lead and it shipped the following week.
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Sea Islands chilling on the lawn after work:


I think I'd prefer these without the padded insole.
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