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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. cincikid

    cincikid Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind posting a picture? I have Trickers on gumlite and I am deciding whether I want to resole them with gumlite or Dainite.
     
  2. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Well-Known Member

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    Are you guys sure its necessary to use shoe trees with unstructured shoes like the suede Amok? Im looking at them with shoe trees in them and it seems like the trees are stretching out the soft, pliable leather.
     
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    ScottyBoy920 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you should still use them. Keeping form is only one benefit of shoe trees… they also absorb your foot sweat.

    If you're worries about stretching the suede, go down a size.
     
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    Thanks for all of the advice. Sounds like it's likely drying out. I don't have Venetian Shoe Cream or a polishing bone, but I might try some Saphir Renovateur to see if that helps.
     
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    My understanding is that Brogue Suede Strands don't have a Poron insole, and instead have an added sock liner over the standard leather insole:

     
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    Does anyone know if you can do an MTO with exposed eyelets in a color other than "antique brass"?
     
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    I don't have one handy of the bottom of the shoe, but here's what they looked like the day after I got 'em back:

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    Found out later that they're able to use a darker stitching if asked -- but as casual as they are I didn't mind the lighter contrast, and it got darker anyway within a couple of months.
     
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    Reno will help, but I'd also look into getting some Venetian. I spent the weekend cleaning up my shoes with Venetian, and they looked great afterward. I use Reno to help remove the original product that AE puts on their shells, but sparingly after that.
     
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    Shell will have some inconsistencies in coloration, as mentioned. See (#8 or "burgundy in AE's lingo) Kenwoods when new (after I removed AE's cream applied at the factory):

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    Rolls vs Creases (tassel loafers are calf, others are black shell):


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    Sizing question.. how does Neumok compare with the Strand (8.5D) and Kenilworth (8D) in sizing?

    Really would rather not go back to the store for ANOTHER sizing so soon after the last, lol =]

    And PA would be the same sizing as Strand, correct?
     
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    Correct! The Neumok fits me a little looser than the Strand but then again you might be wearing a dressier (thinner) sock with the Strand.
     
  12. JezeC

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    Strand and PA should have the same sizing since they're both fitted in the 5-last (somebody correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  13. Roycru

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    When I asked Allison the same question last week the answer was.......

    "For the metal grommets of the eyelets we would have, silver, brass, black, or copper."

    I chose the brass grommets for my Walnut MTO shoes.
     
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    I'm glad I sent the first pair of Fifth Street seconds back. I just received a replacement pair and they are flawless. Well worth the $10 restocking fee.
     
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    Missed holes in the brogueing....

    I got some Strands in the mail this weekend from the Nordstrom sale....I noticed outside of the right shoe, there are two spots where one of the small holes is not punched at all. Am I being too nitpicky or does this warrant a return? Picture below is an example of what I'm talking about.
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  16. bkotsko

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    Personally, I would be ok with them.
    I have 2 small imperfections on an MTO I had made, and would never return them.
     
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    Seeing something like this make me realize how poorly I look over my shoes when I get them....
     
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    anrobit Well-Known Member

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    Made to order. I wouldn't worry about the imperfection that you're seeing. Nobody will ever see that.
     
  20. needadvice22

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    So, would you keep them?
     
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