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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Well-Known Member

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    :) Always!
     
  2. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Well-Known Member

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    Yes so true. Good quality clothing.
     
  3. ace13x

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    Bickmore Bick 4 is available on Amazon. Its a bit harder to find in a brick and mortar location, but try sporting goods people like to use it to break in baseball gloves, (possibly Ace Hardware also).

    Lexol is much easier to find. You can get it at just about any auto parts chain store (Pep Boys, AutoZone, Strauss etc) and Walmart (check the auto section). I also think I've seen it in supermarkets.

    Venetian Shoe Cream you can order online directly from them, a cobbler may also carry it. You can get it in a small bottle for like $7.50 directly from C.A. Zoes, or you can buy a gallon from other places for like around $25. The gallon would last all but @mdubs and a few other SF'ers a lifetime.

    Edit: The large VSC is a quart not a gallon and its around $14 not $25.
     
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  4. rc121

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    Say what?
     
  5. ace13x

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    +1 Spoopoker has amazeballs stuff. Waiting for him to cycle into some more stuff in my size, that I won't get outbid. I can't cut into my shoe budget after all.
     
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  6. M635Guy

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    Well, the #filthybarnweasel answer is the time to buy is now...

    In all seriousness, here's the thing - how much are you bumming about missing the McTavish? If the Rush St. rises to that level of desire, you should think about the fact that getting a pair later is tough. Not impossible, but tough for what I'm guessing wasn't a high-volume shoe.

    But if it is that you just like them, I'd wait for a pair that winks at you. Right now for me that is the Academy in natty cxl, but I've got Truman Marrone Horsehide derbys and Alden tobacco chamois LWB's on order, and they're making it really hard to justify another pair of anything...
     
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    I don't know if I have bad luck or am just to picky.

    I've worn my blue neumoks twice now and the leather is cracking around the front of the left shoe. They've never been wet, I haven't used any polish on them. Is this just what happens to rough collection leather?

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  8. smfdoc

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    Cross post from the vintage shoe thread. Ordering shoes in 2016 is a breeze. We pick up the phone or place the order via email or directly purchase off the website. It wasn't always so easy and the catalogs shed a little light on ordering shoes in those bygone days. For example Allen Edmonds was proudly advertising their new answering machine in 1970. It offered the ability to leave a message on the weekend or in the evening when one wanted to save money by calling in the evening.

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    The answering machine was actually a tremendous breakthrough, as evidenced by the 1960 AE catalog. The back page of the catalog provided a handy Telegraphic Code sheet to be used when one wished to call Western Union and send AE a telegram to order those shoes.

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    Each shoe in the catalog was assigned a code name. For example, the Mac Gregor in black was code named Hamburg and the Briar Scotch Grain was code named the Harlem. This is seen in example 1. Each length and width was also given a code name. My 11 EEE size was code named Gill. So I could tell Agnes from the Steno pool, "Send Allen Edmonds a telegram that says 'Harlem Gill Yellow'" and they would know to send my 11 EEE Mac Gregor shoes Parcel Post COD. This was the final days of such ordering as the code sheet was no longer seen in the 1964 catalog.
     
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  9. DustinM

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    A couple of years but they don't get worn frequently. Seems the glue just gave up!!
     
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    Most of my stuff comes from eBay- usually I hunt for NWT deals (I refuse to ever pay full price). My closet is mostly made up of the following brands:

    shirts- Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Brooks Brothers, Hamilton, and several Turnbull & Asser
    Ties- RLPL, Brooks Brothers, and a ton of others
    Suits- J crew (though they kind of suck, so I'm looking at replacing them- possibly with Caruso)
    Sportcoats- Polo Ralph Lauren primarily
    Pants- mostly PRL, some Brooks Brothers too
    Shoes- almost all AE

    I also wear a bunch of Patagonia stuff, but since I wear a suit 5 days a week, that isn't really pertinent here.

    I know all my measurements, so when I buy clothes online, I can tell immediately if something will fit me, will need alterations, or isn't worth my time.
     
  11. M635Guy

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    Quote:I'd call and talk to their customer service, send those pix (and more) and see what they say. Hard to tell.
     
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    Will do. In person it looks "scaly".

    They fit great, but if these cracks start to peel/flake off, the shoes won't last long at all.
     
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    So Venetian Shoe Cream (Neutral) will work well on a pair of allen edmonds cordovan shell macneil (cordovan/burgundy color?) Didn't they say not to use nuetral colors on it? or is that only for the polishing?
     
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    I'm actually more of a wingtip guy lol but I like the Rush Street because of the cxl leather and dainite sole. I also like the Neumok 2.0 in brown kudu, navy cxl and red cxl. I might just wait to see if they go on sale for a good price during the RDA Sale. If they're at a good price than I'll snag a pair of Neumoks instead.
     
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    I'm also a big fan of BB and Nordstrom non-iron. BB is cut generously (even the slim cut) but since I'm muscular mixed with fat it works for me.

    Oddly enough, years ago Costco was selling Kirkland wool trousers that were great for the money ($50 or so). They seem to have gone a bit downhill in recently though.
     
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    Wow, lots of people here today and tonight. Wonder why this place is so busy.
     
  17. TexasTexter

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    I really like JosABank Traveler shirts.
     
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    Gap, BR, Ralph lauren or anywhere else that has sales. Then I take it to my tailor. Nothing high end since my tailor just gonna end up cutting it up
     
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    My build is kinda hard to fit, so I've been going for mostly MTO stuff these days. Chinos and jeans from Gustin, trousers, a few sport coats, and individualized shirt from Epaulet (during their Ends for friends promotions). Kamakura New Yorl fit shirts also work for me. Polos and tees from JCrew or Banana or wherever.
    Try some conditioner and see if that helps. If not, call the CAC.
    Thanks for sharing this! Really interesting.
    I highly recommend reading @mdubs web site blog: www.aldenofsandiego.com It's got a great section on cordovan care.
     
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    These look like shell PAs to anyone else?
     
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