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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. sammymvpknight

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    Depends in your taste in style and the type of clothes you wear. If you could coordinate based on the color of your suit, shoes, or if your suit is neutral and you are in a dress casual setting...your tie. I have a beige suit...pretty neutral...so I often color match the socks to my tie. I like purple undershirts and ties..so I have a few pairs of purple socks. Just don't wear socks that look stupid...socks are probably the least important article of clothing outside of underwear.
     
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    Brushing. When product is needed, stick with leather lotions and moisturizers. Very little product should be needed.
     
  3. bucksfan

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    Very nice - congrats! I like the new stamping that AE is putting on the sole of their shell shoes.
     
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  4. evolved

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    So, just a typical horsehair brush from AE, or something similar?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Same advice here. The only product I've heard to try is Venetian Shoe cream, very sparingly. Chromexel has a lot of oil in it, so it doesn't need nor take well to polishes or creams.
     
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    AE sent me some of their aqua care shoe cream.....should I use something like that, or their regular leather lotion? What about Saphir's Reno?

    Sorry for all of the questions.....this is my first experience with chromexcel

    Edit: These will be primarily worn in the fall/winter/early spring, so they will likely see some rain/snow.....I say this because some level of water/weather proofing would be ideal. I don't expect them to be waterproof, but I would like them to repel the elements, somewhat.
     
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    These are so much better than Daltons. Nice pickup!
     
  10. jjr4884

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    You got them in walnut right? Love the way navy looks underneath those shoes
     
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    Venetian shoe cream and brushing.
     
  12. acousticfoodie

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    Anyone know what model these AEs are? No picture or mention on the net.

    9107 Immingham Brown Calf Brown
    9107 Immingham Tan Calf Tan
    9107 Immingham Chocolate Suede Chocolate
     
  13. konoyaro

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    Thinking about picking up a pair of Stewarts while they are on sale. I have a good idea what size I take in the Leeds which are on the same last, but I wonder if I should be sizing down for the Stewart since it's part of the Rough Collection. Has anyone tried both the Stewart and the Leeds who can comment on sizing consistency?

    Thanks!
     
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    Obenauf 's heavy duty LP.
     
  15. Jigg

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    Yup, thank you.

    The black pair is on the way.
     
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    I feel like Obenhauf's HD will dull the finish entirely too much. I just need them to be weather resistant.....aka, not be ruined by light rain/snow/slush while walking around a city.
     
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    For those of you familiar with Saphir Renevateur (sp?), can it be used safely on some burgundy shell cordovan MacNeils to remove the build up of polish and allow me to get at some black polish/discoloration below the initial levels of polish? I have been using AE cleaner/conditioner, which AE web videos say is safe for use on shell, but it is taking forever to cut through the buildup on these ebay pickups that are probably ten to 20 years old. Love the shoes despite everything. But the right shoe seems to have a lot more buildup than the left. I'm still new to shell, so I don't know if the right shoe simply has some damage to the shell? Can you damage it other than through heavy scratching??
    Pictures below. Please note that the right shoe is still drying out from my cleaning efforts, and so is darker and not polished or shiny at all. I am reposting some photos from a week ago when I first got them and used AE cleaner conditioner to make them look pretty damn great! (FYI I have not applied any of the AE burgundy shell polish yet.)[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    I frequently use saphir renovateur on my shell cordovan shoes and yes, it can help getting rid of excessive wax. It is recommended in many threads on this forum.
     
  19. tsekh

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    Despite what other people have said, I do not find that to be a problem of Obenhauf's HD LP. After the leather has completely soaked the LP in (give it a day or two, or at least overnight), wipe it boot with a dry cloth and then brushing them will get you a good shine. Granted, you won't get a mirror shine with the LP, but I find the shine produced by the LP fits Chromexcel leather very well. At least that's the case for my Wolverine 1000 Mile boot.
     
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    To remove wax build up you want Saphir Renomat. Otherwise you can use spirit of turpentine available at any hardware store. Use it in small amounts and rub vigorously with a clean cloth. Post photos after your rehab.

    If this is not to your liking, you can send them back to AE for refinishing.
     
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