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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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    I'm predicting people will be picking up the Gwinnetts in droves.
     
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    Agreed. They look like 5 last.
     
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    The Promontory Point essentially just looks like a scotch grained Krause boot.
     
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    I like the look of the Braxton monkstrap. Except for the wonky / wobby / already gaping opening, that is. Gwinnett looks very sharp indeed.
     
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    i still like the daltons more than the new boots
     
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    Anyone have an ETA on any of the new models?
     
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    Wow, I'm loving the retro/military styled Promontory Point. Really hope they release these for general consumption.
     
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    Hello all,

    I'm on the verge of purchasing my first pair of Allen Edmonds - a pair of the Bourbon McAllisters. Naturally I am incredibly excited. I was hoping for some advice from you all regarding what I should do once I get them. Are there any key first steps in care that I should take before starting to wear them regularly?

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm a newbie as well. Polish it before you wear it outside, so there's some protection from accidental scratches. Use shoe trees when not wearing them.

    Are you getting the one with the combination sole? I'm considering getting the merlot McAllisters.. Already have the strands in walnut.
     
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    I always apply Allen Edmonds Conditioner / Cleaner, let them sit a day, then apply Allen Edmonds polish before wearing.

    And if your feet are not in the shoes, cedar shoe trees should be in them.

    Chris
     
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    I usually brush them, apply some conditioner, and then brush them again before hitting the pavement.
     
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    Since you mention it, that toe box is distinctly W1K-esque. I wonder if they were, in fact, allowed to use the last for their own shoes. Don't like the football grain (though if they are sourcing it from Horween that's pretty neat) personally.
     
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    Exact same location. Looks like someone was having a bad day on the shop floor. Worse than the scar, they are just too big. That 5 last really forces me down to a 10.5 from my normal 11. I think I might chose a different style...still want to get some shell Leeds!
     
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    Looks like Amazon is currently matching the Anniversary Sale $250 price on merlot McAllister firsts (although other colors seem to be full price and not every size is available). You can also get a 20% off code if you sign up for their shoe emails, which brings the price down to $199. Boca Raton is also on sale for $219, which brings it to $175 if you use the 20% off code.
     
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    Yeah, going for the ones with the combination sole. Where I'll be wearing them the additional rubber sole isn't a bad thing. Was between this and the Strands in Walnut, and chose these as I really wanted the wingtip look more. I certainly have some plans to acquire the Walnut Strands in the future, though.

    Any recommendations on polish color for the bourbon finish?
     
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