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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. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever get shoe box remorse? any of you gents with large collections...I bought a shoe rack that holds about 24 pairs of shoes/boots and really thinking of throwing out some of the boxes....my attics are stuffed to the gils so that is not an options and trying to clean out the basement to make is a space to be used by the family....and maybe a small proper wine cellar for myself :)
     
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  2. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    I've thrown away most of mine. Kept a few really cool boxes, but no more than 10.
     
  3. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Well-Known Member

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    I love my Clark Streets but my normal size, 12b, was a weird fit. They were comfortable, but felt a little long and got bowing around the ankle while just standing around. I actually sized down to am 11d and they fit me perfectly.
     
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  4. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Well-Known Member

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    The toe box on one of mine looked like the side on yours. You can find pics a few months back in this thread. I looked quick, but couldn't find them. Ultimately, they're seconds and returnable. You can't really expect more that a refund (assuming you haven't worn them) in most cases. I was just really on the fence about them as they were VERY comfortable and were kind of OK as rough looking shoes. . .but that's not what I bought them for. I asked if there was any further discounting to be had since they pretty much looked damaged and the best I could get was a small credit towards a future pair of shoes. That was good enough for me. Your mileage may vary (I had been purchasing a lot of seconds from the same store around that time!) As far as darkening, I wasn't thinking anything in particular, just trying to make the creasing less noticeable on the one toe. -James
     
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    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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  6. Dd1101

    Dd1101 Well-Known Member

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    One pair away from having 20 pairs of AE. :hide:
     
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  7. SLCRich

    SLCRich Well-Known Member

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    Strapped Saturday?
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  8. TexasTexter

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    Finally cold enough in Texas to wear a boot without looking like an idiot! Bring on the fall! I'm ready. Had enough Texas heat.
     
  9. TexasTexter

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    Use a magic eraser on the sole and some Dawn. Cleans up like new.
     
  10. ace13x

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    Just my opinion.
     
  11. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Well-Known Member

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    It's safer for me that I have no idea how many pair I have! (but congratulations!)
     
  12. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Well-Known Member

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    The back of the white sole on my suede Strandmok 2.0s gets all mucked up (from driving). I'm going to have to try the magic eraser!
     
  13. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Well-Known Member

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    I get a lot of wear from my Stockbridges. They were the first pair of AE that I got as "beaters." I think I paid about $40 for them (second hand, of course). They're my go to shoes for wet weather, but I find myself wearing them a lot more than that. They're VERY comfortable! The only thing that irks me about them is the sole edges...The faded black rubber stacked with the leather just looks weird while i'm putting edge dressing on. Once it's time to resole, any advice on what to do? Are there brown rubber soles available? -James
     
  14. TexasTexter

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    works great on the sidewalls too! I loved the Strandmok 2.0 blue suede but that last didn't work for me. Hurt my foot. Had to return it. I tried 4 shoes, all the same. :(
     
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  15. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Well-Known Member

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    No kidding, I don't want to count. I think I prefer quality over quantity especially after I bought my first shell shoe. Now I think I'd rather have one of those as 5 others.
     
  16. mingus2112

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    I've had that fight in my head. . .but I think i'm a balancing act with that now. I used to always be quantity over quality and then recently moved to quality first. I'd like to say i'd prefer to have 5 really nice pair than 50 nice pair, but the fact of the matter is that I like variety. There are so many different styles that attract me that I wouldn't be able to afford $500+ versions of them all. I like quality, I like a deal and I like variety.

    -James
     
  17. pbrandes

    pbrandes Well-Known Member

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    Saturday Sheltons! Love these--may be my best fitting AE's.

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  18. Odradek

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    Are they older Shelton's or the new Shelton 2.0? Looking good.
     
  19. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmmm.......I think in that regard a good balance is acceptable.
     
  20. TexasTexter

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    2.0 or 1.0?
     
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