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

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  1. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    Well, goes without saying I NEVER go by the AE website pictures. I come here (well the old thread) and search back through the posts. The lighting (and software on the digital cam) does have a big effect on the color. Between the two examples above, I think mine look more like RichieP's but with a little extra burnishing (?), though the left shoe of M635Guy is close too, if the redness is due to the lighting.

    I'm sure they'll patina with age nicely, but again, I'm pretty happy with the shade right now.

    EDIT: BTW my pictures were taken in crappy indoor lighting. Full sunlight, and I think I'm super close to RichieP's.
     
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    Trying to pick a shoe that I can wear in wet weather but can straddle the line between casual and business casual (wool pants or chinos, shirt and tie). From the clearance section, I'm looking at the Dalton Walnut with Dainite or the Dark brown Suede Strand (dainite sole). I don't have any shoes in either color.

    Any opinions?
     
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    I'm afraid to wear suede in wet weather.
    Is there a Clark Street or Lexington available in your size?
     
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    Thanks. Haven't tried anything B34, but sounds like I could be in for my Gobi suede experience- my feet were absolutely swimming in those.

    The Boone was really what I had in mind when I gave in and bought the suede McGregors last summer. But the red gumite soles do remind me of that old pair I loved and when I slipped and fell on my butt after it had been raining. Of course, now I'm smarter and know I shouldn't wear suede in the rain. ;)

    Oh well, did I mention I was on a budget this year? :embar:
     
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    Yeah, I doubt many of us attempt to do any white balance correction, but I do not see one iota of red tones in mine. Like I've said before, dives me batty.
     
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    "I'm afraid to wear suede in wet weather." A repost from January to address suede and wet weather. I just picked up some suede McNeils and a hat tip to Peppercorn for suggesting Tarrago Nano to protect the suede. I had never heard of the product and thought I would share for those who have the same concerns. I bought a can, treated my shoes and wifes boots and it worked just like it did in the video.
     
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    Just a thought from a chemist. While I'm sure the Tarrago product works wonderfully, don't be enamored by the pseudo-science marketing. There is nothing "nano" going on there that isn't going on in any other protectant spray. The AE spray works just as well. Get whichever is cheaper.

    EDIT: Two more things: 1) Don't forget it doesn't last forever, you have to respray periodically (mostly based on how often you wear them and what you expose them to). 2) Water is not the real issue when it comes to suede. Its all the other crap that typically comes along with it like dirt and SALT(s).
     
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    @RichieP Not sure what I would recommend...i have a Gobi myself along with a Normandy. The Gobi feels significantly roomier - whatever that last is (809?) is the largest I've ever tried. But on the other hand, I tried something else at one point on the B34 and remember thinking it was also super large. Sorry, rambling, but maybe start with your normal size first - I think the B34 was supposed to be larger than the 1757. Hopefully others can chime in - kahuna?
     
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    @jaba Just a thought from an EE ([​IMG]), whenever it rains a little or a lot, it gives me an excuse to wear my Aberdeens - one of AEs greatest of all time. They hold up really well in the rain. I have also worn my lug-soled Dalton - the polish hasn't done so great on those, they'll need some TLC pretty soon.
     
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    Hah! I think you missed the part where they sent me the wrong color shoes.

    And, I haven't gotten them yet. However, I ordered my "normal" sizing.

    I'm on the slender side of 8.5 D according to brannock, but I have a higher than average instep. I cannot get anything that works in a 5 last -- if I get enough width that I don't crush my toes the heel has way too much room. I can go up a size and then use tongue pads to keep my foot in place, but then it's like walking in clown shoes.

    I fit the 201 last very nicely. Like it was made for me. I fit the 333 last in a balmoral almost perfectly. A tiny bit tight until breakin, then as good as I could ever want. My bluchers are a touch big, even, or at least my Flatirons are. I'm wearing larchmonts right now and have been all day, and they have been perfectly comfortable out of the box.

    So, the 1943 last is supposed to be based on the 333 last with a different toe. As I promised someone else 2 months ago, I'll let you know how it matches up when (if) I ever see a pair in real life.
     
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    @Moose22 Highly recommend checking out 1) player 2.0 and 2) Madison park. You'd be amazed when you get the last that truly works for you how comfortable they are - and I think you're a good candidate for either the 108 or 222. And glad you remembered - I'm still interested to hear about the Cornwallis.
     
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    Don't be afraid to wear suede in the rain. Just use a waterproof spray of your choice.

    I wouldn't wear it in mud or salty slush, though. Although suede can be cleaned fairly effectively of mud and (nonsalt) stains with a good suede shampoo and stain eraser.
     
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    * with the Jefferson 1.0 the difference was absence of brogueing on the throat and the better leather and other Indy line bells and whistles. I'm not sure what they did in the way of changes with the 2.0.

    *. Regarding the Fifth Streets, since it has the medallion and punch strip, I'd say color is strictly your personal preference.

    *. Yes, color being equal the Strand (half brogue) is technically a smidge more formal than the McAlister (full brogue). Not so much, though, to matter to me. So if you prefer the strand, any color as you move darker from walnut will be increasingly versitile.
     
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    Chili Mcallisters today. They're a lot more red than they were a year and a half ago. I think this was my first shoe bank purchase.
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