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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. chris45

    chris45 Well-Known Member

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    Yes they did .. and I didn't pull trigger yet (but I also heard their version is on the 7 last?)

    What is the Nordstrom sale price on PAs?
     
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  2. zhanghagn0529

    zhanghagn0529 Well-Known Member

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    Does annbody know what happened to my shoe? There was a tip on the upper and I thought it was some old extra polish so I tried to remove it. Now that spot is very dull. Did I remove all of the old polish on that spot or did I just dertroy the leather?

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  3. thumperstain

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    http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/AllenEdmonds_TentSale_Mailer _2014_Lowres.pdf

    Here it is. Once you said "playing around" I figured out where it had to be. Nice find.
     
  4. gsgleason

    gsgleason Well-Known Member

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    You showed him.

    Clobbered.
     
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    I don't think you destroyed it, but you seem to have really stripped it.

    What exactly did you do? How old are these?
     
  6. zhanghagn0529

    zhanghagn0529 Well-Known Member

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    I used a damp cloth to rub it very hard. Theses are several months old. I have polished several times before. Did I just strip old polish? Thanks.
     
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    I'm far from the most knowledgeable on shoe care, but this sounds like a terrible idea.
     
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    Yeah, you are right. I hope I did not damage the leather. Does anybody know how to remove polish safely?
     
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    saphir Renovateur or renomat
     
  10. New Shoes1

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you broke through the factory finish. You should never rub the shoe that hard when wet or with a wet cloth as this can result. I know from experience as I did the same thing to a pair of Carminas when trying to spit shine the cap. I used too much water and the result was a dull unfinished section like what you have here. You have two ways to remedy this:

    1) Send the shoes to AE. AE can strip and reapply the factory finish to make them as good as new. I assume this is likely the cost of a full recrafting.

    2) Create a new finish of your own by adding multiple layers of creme polish and wax. You will be surprised by how many times you have to do this to obscure the defect. You're in luck the shoes are black as this will make the problem easier to obscure.

    FWIW, I took the second option with my pair of shoes, but will send them back to Carmina to fix this issue when they are in need of a resole. Good luck.
     
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    +1

    Bourbon, or any shade of medium to dark brown is more versatile than chili. But chili is a very nice color.
     
  12. zhanghagn0529

    zhanghagn0529 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your help. I am glad to hear that at least it can be fixed. I will contact with AE.
     
  13. Count de Monet

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    In 2012 the Nordstrom anniversary sale price for PA's and Strands, etc. was $219 (or $229).

    In 2013 the price was $10 more than the previous year. I predict you can add another $10 to that for this year.

    Those were for "firsts" by the way.
     
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    Absolutely love these new Sanford's. I think they are my new favorites. [​IMG]
     
  16. JubeiSpiegel

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    My SA told me AE will only make cordovan shoes on demand now. Meaning in store stock will be extremely low from now on, but if you want to see a cordovan shoe in your size, you will have to wait for AE to make them. That is all, no MTO charge or anything extra...
     
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  17. luv2breformed

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    The versatility of brown. Bourbon Mora 2.0

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    Brown is the most versatile shoe color, period. Arguably here, in a derby or monkstrap styling, you have the most versatile shoe there is. Here I chose the shoes last of all the items. Going with trusty mid brown monk was a simple decision, I'll tell you why.

    It's spring. I want to dress a bit more colorful and yet maintain a clean and sharp look. The jacket is in a significantly lighter shade of blue than the standard navy. As we have discussed before silk knits are home run casual spring/summer ties. Here I chose one that would pick up on the overcheck of the jacket. Navy would have been a great choice as well. Light blue shirt is standard. I chose a square that picked up the colors in the rest of the outfit without looking "matchy".

    Next to the pants and this is where things get interesting. I feel light light gray pants would not contrast well with the jacket. Additionally, the tie is too severe (dark) for them. However the darker the pants the more we lose the spring/summer vibe. Mid gray is the perfect compromise.

    This presents us with a shoe problem. It's spring/summer, tan/walnut is the color of the season. However it contrasts too much with the pants and tie. Dark brown is not s/s enough and too "business" for such fun pieces. Enter: mid brown in mid style. Bourbon monkstrap. It's not so much of a statement shoe as walnut, and doesn't draw near the attention. It is perfect for those times you've got other interesting pieces and bright shoes would just be a bit much. Further, dress it up or down. Monks can go tieless, they can do a casual suit. Dark pants? Mid brown will look fine. Light pants? Likewise. You can put this shoe in nearly any outfit and it will look pretty darn good. Further there will be times (like here), where it is nearly the only option.

    Bourbon, Mora 2.0/Delray. Get yours TODAY.
     
  18. BWV988

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    Thanks for the confirmation on that.
     
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    I could've sworn they said something about doing this "shells are only MTO" thing a year or two ago.

    Anyone else remember that? Or have I just inhaled too much of the new shoe vapours?
     
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    They have been MTO now for a while yes. Probably about a year. They do seem to have some sitting around, but I am not sure if that is just old stock or if they do an occasional run of them.

    -Mike
     
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