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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. apeatapple

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    Please help me to choose gentlemen. With the allen edmonds sale is about to end, do you guys think I should invest in buying a black Mctavish or a walnut Strand? The Mctavish is on sale for $230 and Stand is on sale for 285. Im kicking myself for not getting a pair of Strand during Nordstorm annual sale, which it was 220 back then. Do you guys suggest that I should save the money for now and get a pair of Strand instead of the black mctavish?
     
  2. gooter

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    Hard to advise given we don't know what you'll be using them for. I have both and enjoy both a great deal, you really can't go wrong with either. I know that isn't the answer you were looking for, but without knowing the circumstances you'll be wearing them it's hard to give good advice.
     
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    I purchased saphir reno yesterday and applied it to my walnut calf daltons, followed by AE premium polish. What do I need to do to get a shine out of the shoes? While they look quite nice, they aren't really shiny like others I've seen. Thoughts?
     
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    Tan Cronmoks ITW with dark jeans.
    VERY comfortable boot and would highly recommend them.

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  5. PhiPsi32

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    ^^^ I'm not sure the Cronmok differentiates itself enough from the Neumok. I'd like to see this with a mini-lug sole. Any opinions?
     
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    Skip the AE premium polish, use the AE wax polish in neutral or the Saphir light brown polish. Spit shine to desired luster...
     
  7. jch1

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    So you're saying use reno plus neutral wax or reno polish? U thought I recalled somebody saying they simply used reno and a chamois cloth and that worked wonders.
     
  8. md2010

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    I have just ordered AE Walnut Calf Strand from amazon paid $230 including shipping. Always wanted them and thought price was good so pulled the trigger. Now i was also thinking of getting the Black PAs' since they are also on sale. Now I already have RL Slaton in black (also made by AE!).
    Should I skip the Black PAs' ?

    RL Slaton-
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  9. msulinski

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    What are you going to use them for? For ultra-conservative business dress, the black PA are the way to go, moreso than the Slaton. If you don't need to dress this way for work, then I would advise you go with a different, non-black shoe.
     
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    Is that the Dalton? I love it!
     
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    Yep....thanks!
     
  12. Rene_Lahm

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    I also have those hopefully on their way soon. I have read the customer reviews extensively on the allen edmonds site, and many have had a similar problem. Some people had some luck changing the laces to others that are a bit more like the ones on some of their dress shoes. Seems like the leather treatment would be the cheaper, and possibly more aesthetically pleasing option. good luck
     
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    Beautiful
     
  14. etran27

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    Hey, does anyone know the fit comparison between a split toe delray and a clifton?
     
  15. MoneyWellSpent

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    I have to say, those look like something Al Borland would wear on Tool Time.
     
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    Also, don't forget that you may have to resort to using a bit of talcum powder if the squeak is coming from the tongue area. Allen Edmonds actually has a few responses about this in their Q&A section on some shoes. They consider it a "normal" occurence since there is a texture difference between the leather upper on the tongue and the leather lining. They say that when two different types of leather come in contact, squeaking may result. I have a pair of Sanfords that have a sqeak to them, and after trying to eliminate it by rubbing in extra conditioner and polish it still wouldn't go away. After carefully examining them, I noticed that there is a slight up-turn in the top beading on the corner of the tongue on my right shoe. I think it is the slight bowing up of the top beading that is creating the extra contact and thus causing the sqeak. I'm gonna try some talcum powder next time I wear them to see if it does the trick.
     
  17. VinnyMac

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    The shoes are nice. The little dumbbell in the corner = lol.
     
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  18. SloopyNoob

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    Jos A Bank is running their B1G2 promotion again. Go get your shoe trees and racks guys........
     
  19. itsmejson

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    Does anyone have a pair of of red sedona? What do you guys wear with it?
     
  20. wigglr

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    Shoe trees only delivered in November though!
     
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