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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. smfdoc

    smfdoc Distinguished Member

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    It's Haiku Wednesday!

    Exotic texture
    in a sea of smooth skins shoes.
    Not bark, they're black shark.

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    Great shoes, socks and pants!!
    Most folks have slight variations in their foot size between sides, as well as differences in how each foot/leg strides while walking. Also distribution of weight while standing can make a difference. I wouldn't worry too much. My creasing patterns are quite radically different: [​IMG]
    According to Paul G, they finally have a true Chelsea coming this fall.
     


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    My local SA told me there was a new Chelsea coming out for the fall. He mentioned a new machine or tool that allowed the boot to have a much smoother shape and better arch fit. (In my mind I thought, so... the 201? Heard this before.)
     


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    Their boot game is terrible. They have more wingtip bluchers than models of boots (last I counted there were only 6 models currently)
     


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    Couple questions for you: Why would you buy a black chukka? Why would you buy black shell? Why would you buy black shell chukkas? And why would you post pictures of your black shell chukkas?

    This combo has never ever popped up on my radar... until. just. this. second. Seriously, these look great @peppercorn78 !!!
     


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    If you're like me, your left foot bends when you squat down?

    I have started going down to a knee when I need to "go low" so I don't crease my shoes. I have two little kids so I am at their level almost every day at some point.
     


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    I'll give it to you Peppercorn, you always know how to make us feel bad about posting mere mortal shoes here.
     


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    Shell? What's shell...(I won't buy shell, I won't buy shell, I won't...)
     


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    A tip for anyone needing trees. Keep a browser tab on jos a bank tree page and hit refresh every day. You just need to wait for the right deal. Monday was 25% off, Tuesday was 25% off and buy 1 get 1 (I bit on that one). I know they also run 70% off sometimes.
     


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    I'm not a shell-head like many of the people here are, but even I will admit that, once you get a pair of shell, you will definitely feel like you're in a different league from most other shoe buyers..again, I'm a calf man myself, but I can respect the quality of AE shell models.
     
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    Speaking of shell...

    Selling a pair of burgundy shell Cornwallis in size 10.5 D - figured I'd post them here before I list them on the BS

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    PM if interested!



    Edit: Also open to trades

    Edit #2: my brannock size is ever so slightly longer than 10.5 D, perhaps a 10.75 D, and these annoyingly (though not painfully) pinch my right pinkey toe. May fit both 10Ds and true 10.5Ds.
     
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    Ha! Thanks, but I'm really a piker compared to many here like Polojock, MDubs, ColdIron, etc. I only have 9 pairs of shell. I love them, but not any more than, say my Vass suede or Lobb museum calf. A different animal (no pun intended) and feeling altogether. My favorite AEs are actually the chili calf shaker heights boots.
     


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    Those are "purdy." I wish they fit.
     


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    Wow, the sole on those has barely seen any wear. Very nice, good luck with the sale!


    Thanks!


    Agreed. Looking great as always, peppercorn78!

    I am now thankfully finished with my AE Shell Cordovan spring cleaning.

    Burgundy Dundee, one year of wear. While I admit that I baby my balmorals, these chukkas have been through everything including salt, snow, soaked in deluges, to the point where I'm surprised that they resisted showing water welts. The shell did seem to have stained a bit, and had taken a somewhat marbleized and uneven color in parts.

    While the flash makes it look worse than my eye remembers it, you can see it here:

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    VSC rocked the house. This time I applied three light coats, letting them sit for a half hour with the color evening out more after each coat, followed by brushing and final buffing with an AE shoe cloth:

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    I love their developing color. They vary from a brilliant, ruby-reddish burgundy in the sun and fade to a burgundy and finally brown (and sometimes black) color in areas of lower light. I've walked a lot of miles in these, and the double JR soles finally feel like they've broken in. They took their sweet stubborn time, that's for sure, but they are now ridiculously comfortable.

    I hope everyone's week is going well, as always!
     
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    I'm getting shell envy...
     


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