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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. rodaman

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    I would send them back.
     
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  2. JezeC

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    What's the best way to give unworn AE shell shoes a glow?

    Saphir Reno + AE Crodovan cream

    or

    Saphir Reno + Saphir Neutral cordovan cream?
     
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  3. fourspin

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    I ordered Reno and Cordovan this week for my new (to me) MacNeils. Should arrive tomorrow, will try to post pics of my results.
     
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    You could skip the Reno and go straight for the cordovan cream. I like it much better than Reno for shell. YMMV.
     
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    Thank you, sir.
     
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    I don't understand this fear. I have to think high quality leather can hold up to a bit of dust. Sure, if you leave your shoes unworn for months, they will dull and lose a bit of shine, but this is quickly remedied with a bit of polish and brushing.
     
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    chinngiskhaan Well-Known Member

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    nobody ever says anything negative to anybody on this forum... it's all snuggles and hugs here buddy!
     
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    I agree.
    I think polish will/does clog punch holes more than dust.

    If all else fails, there are shoe bags.
     
  9. chinngiskhaan

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    I personally like this look. I don't have any pants this narrow myself, but I think it looks good on certain guys.
     
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    I prefer to just give them a good brushing and while down, alike Tif, cream is best for nourishing and shine...
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Finally got my pair of 12D Walnut Shell Dalton's from Pelle Line back from my parents' house this past weekend and unfortunately, they're just slightly too tight. Any interest?
     
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    I find the 5 last to be more narrow than the 8. For me:

    5 last: 8E

    8 last: 8D
     
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    LOL. It doesn't look that extreme in person. I think it's a combination of the angle and that I was bending to take the pic. The leg does cover the first 2-3 eyelets. That being said I am tall and thin so I wear slim fit pants and do have big feet :)
     
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    Must resist.
     
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    Half n Half, one more shell picture for comparison's sake. Dark Cognac shell on the Forest Last:

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    What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

    Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

    So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?
     
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    As someone relatively new to the process I would say seconds are a good value but not at that little of a difference. I have bought during seconds sales where the comparable firsts are at least $100 more. My experience has been good regarding the defects being relatively minor.
     
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    It really is the luck of the draw with seconds. Not all seconds are as clean as firsts. Even if you can't see the defect, outright; there is one. Or they wouldn't be seconds quality.

    In other words, I would not go into buying seconds with the expectation of flawless shoes.
     
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