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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. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking boots!....and it reminds me I need to order the candy cane laces for my green neumoks...
     
  2. mdubs

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    I agree very nice color on the boots and some killer photos. :)
     
  3. NWTeal

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    Does anyone have information about these shoes I saw today at Ralph Lauren? SA says they are made in USA and the writing on the inside looks like AE. Looks like they have a slight chisel but it doesn't look exactly like the 3 last. Not even sure if they are AE, but would be cool as seconds.

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    Appreciate it guys! These are going to see a lot of wear. On an interesting note, I asked my SA which color shoe polish is best to use on oxblood--assuming that the answer would be neutral polish--and was told to use merlot polish instead. They have been treated with the AE waterproofing spray in the pics, and it should be interesting to see how they polish up going forward.

    I'm probably going to stick with AE's neutral polish regardless, as I do not want to mess with the color.
     
  5. James60

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    I was talking to a local (Toronto) store manager regarding this a few months ago. His response was that 'there is little incentive for retailers to expand their AE offerings in Canada, as they realize that people are coming in to get sizing, with no intention to buy, and ordering online. It takes up valuable floor space and time employees could be spending on customers who are actually making purchases from them.'

    It makes sense, these stores shouldn't be burdened with a high overhead/employee costs to act as fitting services.
     
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  6. Pete2s

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    Does anyone else find the burnishing on AE's shoes comes off very easily? I have two pairs of McGregors in bourbon and bob's chili and the burnishing on both quickly comes off when I clean them with a damp cloth and light pressure, particularly across the vamp. I imagine any cleaner or polish will quickly remove the burnishing and lighten the leather.
     
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    Yes indeed. You have to be very gentle in your cleaning / polishing regime to retain the finish on those shoes. A damp cloth can remove the finish.
     
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    There's also this new made in USA RL Chukka with the same heel pattern: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271674620633?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2661&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    which apart from the silly tassels looks fantastic IMO.

    Don't usually post the shoes I'm wearing in this thread but there's not enough love for the RL Slaton (terrible rainy day shot). Love how the color changes in different lights, and it's a very versatile color (snuff suede).
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  9. peppercorn78

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    Looks like the 234 (4) last.
     
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    Looks like you might be right. No idea that last even existed. Anyway, that's how AE should do a single monkstrap:FLAT WELT.
     
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    It's the Amok last. VERY narrow. But shapely in a euro styling. Narrow waist, chisel toe.
     
  13. NWTeal

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    Interesting. I tried on the double monk and it felt TTS to me.
     
  14. Burzan

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    Looks like some calf type creasing on the left shoe. I would guess they aren't cordovan.
     
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    Those definitely have the micro wrinkles of calf skin versus the larger rolls associated with Cordovan. So they appear to be calf.
     
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    I agree, polished cobbler calf, most likely. J
     
  17. Jridgen

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    I am new to the forum, found my way here from some Allen Edmunds google searches. As a side note I am reasonably interested in men's fashion in general.

    Question: Does anyone anticipate any site wide sale on AE this holiday season?

    I know they have a few shoes on sale for pre black friday right now, but I am looking to pick up a pair of walnut Strands for my first AE pair, but would prefer not to pay $385 if possible. Does AE have permanent prices on some items or do they throw us a bone now and then? Thank you in advance.
     
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    First quality walnut strands rarely ever goes on sale. Except maybe during the RDA sale where they give about 15%. But that won't be until September of next year.
     
  19. ultravisitor

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    I got my walnut Strands from Nordstrom during the anniversary sale last summer. I paid $240 for them.
     
  20. NWTeal

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    You might get lucky at the nordstrom half yearly, but I doubt it. Amazon sometimes has deal codes or reductions, but those are random and hard to predict. Just have to be on the lookout. You can try factory seconds if you're okay with that.

    Go Hawks!
     
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