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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. gm928

    gm928 Senior member

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    Burgundy Macneil (shell).

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  2. Neo1

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    @danwatts2005 I paid $77 for my Kirkwood firsts. No way at 175. For the Sea Island, the material might be spectacular but you have to take into consideration - nonrecraftable, DR.
     
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    That's true. I have both first Kirkwood and first Maritime, and seems like I got at least one on sale last year. I might have paid full price for the other. (Shhh) How did you get them for only $77? Clearance on a discontinued color???

    That $295 price point is a non-starter for anything not recraftable.
     
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    Getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Strands. Walnut or Oxblood? I can't decide.
     
  5. danwatts2005

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    Oxblood will be WAY more versatile.
     
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    Not to mention, way sexier. Walnut is fine, but oxblood is the tits.
     
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    They can still be recrafted by a regular cobbler, right?
     
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    I think recrafting on that kind of construction is basically squirting in some Shoo-Goo, and waiting for it to dry.
     
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    I think it's more like-- with Walnut, "Tits? Ok." With Oxblood, "Put it back there."
     
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    No, it doesn't.
     
  11. shoosensuits

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    Decided to take some Bick 5 to a pair of bourbon Mora 2.0s and had a devastating outcome. The Bick stripped a ton of the finish, especially in one area on the inside of the shoe, which now looks like a quarter sized chunk of polish is missing. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm less upset about other areas where finish was stripped, but this spot is awful. [​IMG]
     
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  12. M635Guy

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    Well, I'd guess buying and applying some AE Bourbon polish would be a start.

    I was only familiar with Bick 1 (cleaner) and Bick 4 - looks like 4 is a stronger version of 4.

    What was your intent? Cleaning? Conditioning? What was the process/products you used (cloths, etc.)?

    What you've got there doesn't look catastrophic at all, though there are much more knowledgeable people than me. I'm going to guess that a couple sessions with polish will solve that nicely.
     
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    Yep, just routine cleaning. I've had good success with Bick 5 on several walnut pairs. It's a nice all in one solution without having to fuss with separate polish for a nice, quick refresh/condition of the leather. Anyway, I applied it with some microfiber cloth, same as I always do on my walnuts.

    I'll pick up some bourbon polish.
     
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    I used to own a company that made polish and wax for cars, and the learning process for that made me really dislike "one-step" products. There really aren't good shortcuts when it comes to stuff like that IMHO

    In any case, good luck on the recovery - I think you'll be OK. Cheers!
     
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    Lovely! Excellent choice! :D
     
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    I can't imagine you'd need to go up a size just to wear socks. Is that your experience?
     
  18. BagleyBrown

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    Had similar devastation with my bourbon Daltons but was very pleased with the results of a few coats of black polish.

    New, 2014:

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    Did not take photo like yours, but, had a TSA agent wipe something on 2 quarter sized spots, and walnut was showing through there only.

    So I tried black polish to simulate the burnishing, in 2016.

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    They have darkened a bit, but the walnut spots are not apparent.
     
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    Believe my intel to be credible as they had the pics and sale prices of the shoes. Saw no reason to doubt the dates that were quoted. (Though I was told they'd have to kill me if I shared. Probably a quicker death as compared to what the barn weasels would've had in store!)
     
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    I know this questions as been asked many times before but is there any news of a Short Wing Blucher being released? Paul Grangaard has mentioned it, in the past, but was wondering if there were any updates. I hope he wasn't referring to the LGA.

    Thanks,
     
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