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

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  1. mreams99

    mreams99 Senior member

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    Wearing the requisite green today.
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    But these are the shoes that I wanted to wear today:
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    I felt that the original walnut color was too limiting in how they could be used, and I had a second walnut pair of shoes on order, so I darkened them. I can understand that not everyone would agree with my choice to darken these. (And some might be in horror that I changed the original color!)
     
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    Really nice job antiquing those Flatirons!

    I'm a little disappointed no one posted any green shell today. Any joy @polojock615 @halfnhalfnhalf?
     


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    I agree, AE cordovan belts are very nice. However, one other thing to be aware of is that the buckle is engraved with a faint "Allen Edmonds" - it's subtle and probably wouldn't be noticed but it's there. This may not matter to some, others may like it which is fine. Personally, I am opposed on principle to becoming a human billboard for any product branding, especially in an item at this price point. Brooks Brothers has a similar belt with the same colors and stitching sans logo--albeit brass buckle rather than nickel--for $248. I luckily have a calf belt in identical burgundy shade to my AE shells, so I'm not in the market but if I was the extra $50 would be worth it to me to not have the logo. That's just me, though -- as I said the AE engraving isn't too noticeable so YMMV.
     


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    Sorry - wearing green suede Strands today.
     


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    I would never trust an AE website photo to gauge a color.
     


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    I think we'll still need a picture of that...

    I don't have any green footwear currently, but I'm in on a green suede Alden LWB preorder, so I'll be able to join in the fun next year. :)
     
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    true about the ae buckle, but the letters are maybe 2 millimeters high. Effectively invisible from a foot away.
     


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    I just used VSC on my Oxblood Strands for the first time. I noticed quite a bit of color rubbing off on my soft rag. I let it sit for about an hour before buffing. I wasn't really impressed with the shine afterwards. Do I need to put another coat on or just keep buffing?
     


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    [quote But these are the shoes that I wanted to wear today:
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    I felt that the original walnut color was too limiting in how they could be used, and I had a second walnut pair of shoes on order, so I darkened them. I can understand that not everyone would agree with my choice to darken these. (And some might be in horror that I changed the original color!)[/quote]

    Did you use a dye? They look great! You are giving me ideas now...
     


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    Thanks! You're the man. Now if you could also tell me if the heel and the sole are one piece on the Nashua, that would be great :)
     


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    Yes, I used diluted dye.
     


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    Those are beautiful! Not spoilered on purpose!
     


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    I can't imagine wearing any of my AEs around Magic Kingdom. My feet would fall off by 10:00 AM.
     


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    I'm not the owner of these, but...
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    Still available for purchase AFAIK (Jeffersonville, 11D).
     


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    Went with the Dark Brown “Steen” split-toe loafer today (with the Tempest Combination Sole—an odd half-leather/half ersatz Dainite style).

    It may be my most comfortable AE loafer I have outside of my Bone colored Suede Sanibels.

    They have a 13D pair of Olive (I think these were an MTO of some sort) Steens at the Burlington Coat Factory Chelsea store here in NYC for $89.00. They've been there for months.

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