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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. kentyman

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    Please note that the discounted Bourbon polish is different than the new Bourbon offerings. Unfortunately, they still don't have a new Bourbon offered. Anyone know when it'll be offered? Someone said that AE told them that Bourbon is made by just burnishing Walnut, so maybe Walnut would do? I have a feeling it would lighten things up.
     
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    IMHO the moctoe version of this is gorgeous. Not posting photo so I don't get yelled at :) Be careful on sizing though and try before you buy.
     
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    In my experience the walnut AE polish is actually not that light and is more of a chili color. I mean I used them on walnut Strands I had and they darkened them up considerably over time. I have bourbon shoes too and I was just thinking of using the AE walnut polish, though I'm not sure about it yet.
     
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    lol candy cane laces
     
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    E recommends their walnut polish for the New Bourbon.....
    "For our new Bourbon Collection of shoes, we recommend using our Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish in Walnut.

    Our Bourbon actually begins as a warm, walnut colored leather. After our burnishing techniques take place, we not only heighten the shine but imbue the surface with contrasting low-lights which results in a rich depth of color."
     
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    Guys I have to give a shout out to Jay with AE outlet he has gone above and beyond for me. If you don't have a regular salesperson please consider using him
     
  8. catside

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    +1

    Now I do have a regular person.
     
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    I just ordered a pair of MacNeils for a good price. I got a size 8, does anyone know where to find the insole length and width for their shoes? I tried their website but it doesnt work very well on mobile.
     
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    I'm going to be stopping by New York sometime in the coming weeks. What would be the best store to try on a bunch of AE shoes? Rockefeller Center, 43rd St, 44th St, or Madison Ave? I'm hoping to try on at least most of the lasts.
     
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    Ebay $50. If I snatched them from anyone here.. sorry!
     
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    I haven't been to the others, but I like the staff in the Rockefeller Center store.

    -J
     
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    I sanded the edge off my ebay vintage burgundy shell macneils and then used the neutral AE edge trim, mottled with some chili edge trim, and I love the results. Granted, I bought the shoes for $45, but it worked out great. You might consider taking some tape and protecting the bottom of the leather upper while sanding the trim so that you don't scratch while sanding. It's easy to do. I don't think I worried about the top of the welt.

    Pics.

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  15. GentlemanJohnny

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    I second this...Jay was very prompt and easy to work with. Due to the time difference (I'm in Germany and he's in Charleston) we worked everything out via email and now my new boots are on the way! Will post pics once they arrive. Also, don't forget to leave feedback on AE's website. (744 LTD boots)

    Also, Kristle from Jeffersonville was just as prompt and easy to work with. (Krause boots)

    Definitely will contact them after the holiday season dies down...
     
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    I've been monitoring the 'bay for a couple of years waiting for burgundy shell gunboats to pop up in my size; I hope when I eventually get them that they look even half as good as yours. Well done!
     
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    Wow those turned out great! Too nice to hide in a spoiler, Congrats. I am still waiting on mine in truffle Dundee's.

    Oh that is rubbing salt into the wound, I really wished I would have thought to keep mine during the 2 for $200 sale and just sent them back for a resole. Outstanding.

    I have the black cherry Beckman, 9011 IIRC. As catside said be careful of the sizing. I ended up with a 9.5 and I normally take a 10 in AE. The featherstone leather takes awhile to break in. When new they can take awhile to put on and take off which was a pain. The tread however is amazing and it works very well for the winter. I was wearing mine last night with jeans when I stopped to see my son at his place for a few minutes and as I was leaving he said nice shoes. Stopped me in my tracks, he has never said anything before about any of my footwear. They do make everything AE look very sleek in comparison. When a lady I've been seeing for awhile first saw me wearing them she commented how much they made me look like I just got off a shift up on the Iron Range or a loading dock on the North Shore. Not sure if that was good or bad, I do like them though I like the fit and overall look of the 1K 744 a little bit better.
     
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    Until you stand in line for over an hour for the hobbit so you realize the sad state of affair with men's fashion especial footwear

    Sporting Blue nuemok myself
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  19. Michael Haines

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    Actually cold iron was thinking of the black cherry to compliment a pair of 744 I have Jeff sending me.
     
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    Then IMO the 9011 is a great choice [​IMG]
     
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