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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. fiercekrypton

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    The Premium Polish is cream based, so, after buffing, gives some shine, but not much in the way of "coating". I always add wax on the toes, and notice that, after a rain, I have spots on the vamp where there's no wax, but not on the toe where there is.

    The key is learning to apply it lightly. I went through a lot to begin with; it's easier to pile it on and brush than it is to spread out a smaller amount. A couple coats of cream all over followed by a couple coats of wax on heel and toe and you should be solid for at least a couple weeks, depending on usage.
     
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    Also, you'll want to apply minimal polish at flex points, as that's where it's most likely to flake or pop off. Focus on conditioner and cream at those spots.
     
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    Lastly, this is what a drunken Canadian with minimal shoe experience recommends. I wear Swims overshoes in the snow to minimize any damage past regular use, and do my best on upkeep. Your mileage, as always, may vary.
     
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    I'll confirm that smartwool socks are a game changer. Highly recommended. Can't wait for fall so I can wear smartwool socks with my mto snuff suede long branches again. They have a combo leather/commando sole and are very comfortable. Have a nice weekend everyone.
     
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    With all the talk about wool socks, here is a thumbs down review of the Tretorn no show socks. I was excited because these are majority merino wool. They also had the rubber nipples that should prevent socks from coming off. However, they still slid down. Can't recommend them. Here's a link for reference:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tretorn-merino-wool-blend-no-show-socks/3832971
     
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    I wear SmartWool Diamond Jim socks all year round. They're fantastic. Keep your feet cool in summer and warm in winter. Wool is a wonderful fabric.
     
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    DarnTough best socks made. Buy 1 pair you'll never buy anything else . Word
     
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    DarnTough is amazing, but they don't offer true dress socks. Even their so-called dress socks are not formal since there's generally two color tones: a darker heel area than the rest of the sock - similar to athletic socks.

    Also I find that, I would need to increase my shoe size by .5 to compensate for DT's thickness as compared to Pantherella dress socks.
     
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    the stuff,im using has a sponge applicator and you squeeze it out. Is that cream or cream polish?
     
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    Yes. As opposed to wax in the round tins.
     
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    Randolph's in the field

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    Is that burgundy?

    they are beautiful.

    can't wait for the randolph 2.0s to come.
     
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    Being a relative newby to AE I have not been around long enough to know previously released styles. But one of my current favorites is the Shreveport, with its woven sides. I was therefore really intrigued to find the Winhall style on Ebay. I'm not really sure of its reputation on SF, but I really liked it. Sure, it would have been great to find a new pair in chili or other color, but my new pair in black makes me wonder why it is still not around. I think it makes a nice break from all of the brogue holes in all my other shoes, including the Shreveport.

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    I like em. I would like em more if it were only the toe and heal that were solid, but beautiful and different nevertheless.
     
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    They are indeed. They came off as too red when they were new, but have mellowed nicely. The Randolph is a nice loafer shape IMO, sleek enough for a flannels, jacket and tie, yet still appropriate with chinos or denim.
     
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    Have to post these beauties. It's not often I find Allen Edmonds in as good shape as these. This is why I love shell. Recrafted (and worn maybe once after that) and look at how great those uppers look. Sadly not even close to my size (these are a 12 D). :(

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    You are describing the Shreveport. Derby style, as opposed to the balmoral of the Winhall, but I really like both.[​IMG]
     
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    I like the shreveport too, but its a brogue and a blucher. That's a bigger difference between what I described and the Shreveport than there is between the FA and PA. Being in the deep South and still wearing a dark suit on many Sundays, I would love to have a woven balmoral in black without all the holes. The Winhall would work, but I would prefer what I described. I will, however, be keeping an eye out for the Winhall in my size on eBay.
     
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