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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. drbhrb

    drbhrb Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 brushes now - one for browns and one black. But I'll have to grab another for shell
     
  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    speaking of AE brushes.. got two in the mail the other day, first time using them. both immediately hazed over whichever shoe I used them on. My Star brush came back through and shined them up, but its almost like the AEs have something on the bristles?

    am I just defective when it comes to brushes [​IMG]
     
  3. AdamAdam

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    What color and size are the Daltons you're looking to sell?
     
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  4. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Well-Known Member

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    No use a separate brush.
     
  5. masernaut

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    Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Take a quick rest. Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Rinse and repeat.
    This is the long method.
    The shorter method is to pick up Renomat and Renovateur and use the two in conjunction to remove AE's finish.

    You will rarely ever need to use wax or cream on your shells. Use them only to cover up scratches or bruises on the leather. If you put wax/cream on the shell, it will simply add more polish you will eventually need to brush out. I also find that AE cordovan cream is finicky; either it doesn't stick to the leather or it stains it so it becomes very hard to take off.

    As far as I know, Belgium was not available in shell.

    Not necessary. It is fine to use the same brush on calf and shell.
     
  6. calidist

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    It certainly doesn't hurt to ask. A matter of a couple of days is more compelling than my two weeks. With AE's fantastic customer service you have a high likelihood of getting a price adjustment.
     
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    These walnut ones - awesome! Picturing them on a navy suit!
     
  8. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I picked up a pair of Strawfut navy/brown seconds during the recent 2/$250 sale. I have only worn them once, but I really liked how lightweight and cool they were. I wore them on a 100 degree day. It will be a fixture in my rotation next summer.
     
  9. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I had the same problem with mine when I received them a few months back. I used reno mat and renovateur on mine to remove the build up of AE Creme to get down to the raw shell. Then I use the mac method after every few wears. I bush after every wear. I did just recently use some Venetian Creme on them, and that did wonders for them. I have never used any wax shoe polish on my shell. My Burgundy Shell Daltons look better now than they ever have, and they seem to get better with every wear, as shell should. Here are my Shell Burgundy Daltons from last week.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    I have not experienced this. Maybe give them a quick rinse?
     
  11. MakingChanges

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    E is offering 25% additional off of all clearance. The Webgem Broadstreets that were offered a few months ago are included in lots of sizes. If you missed them then, and have regretted the decision (like me), now is your opportunity.
     
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    Sizing question on the 5 last , will a 10E fit similar to a 9.5EE , I know that when going up in width you also gain a bit of lenght , I'd like to know since I'm interested in a model that is available in that size.

    Thanks.
     
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    I'm in a similar situation as after much trial and error I've found that I'm 7.5EE on the 5 last. I tried many different sizes as on the Brannock I'm an 8E. However that last is very long and narrow so I found an 8D was very long on me and just too narrow. I was going to try an 8E but figured it would just end up being too wide and still too long. Fitting into an EE width makes it diffucult to find seconds and ebay items.
     
  14. evolved

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    Walnut and 11B. They also have a topy on the sole that I had put on by a local cobbler.
     
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  15. AdamAdam

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    Thanks but not my size. Good luck!
     
  16. polojock615

    polojock615 Well-Known Member

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    PSA - 25%off all clearance on the AE website right now.
     
  17. Papa Doble

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    Thanks. I've never worn them with navy pants (only khaki and light grey), but I know that some do.
     
  18. mavrik13

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    Thanks for the update - not too much I'm interested in, but obviously sizing dependent. Some of the deals are better than the 2/250 price (especially considering they are 1st quality!)
     
  19. peppercorn78

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    Where did you see this?
     
  20. stgrim

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    I am in a similar situation; I wear 9D on the 1-last (Townleys) with a very snug fit, 9E in the 2-last (New Orleans & Ralph Lauren Saunders) and 9D in the Elgins, which are on the 5-last but fit much larger due to its Dublin leather construction. Just got into the AE addiction and purchased a McAllister, Strand and Park Avenue in 8.5E. I spent the entire afternoon yesterday figuring if I got them in the correct size, finally decided that 8.5EE should be correct for me and have ordered them to compare directly against the 8.5E I have.
     
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