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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. Lobster33

    Lobster33 Senior member

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    Ah, so this is why the dark chili Lasalle suddenly appeared. I prefer regular chili over dark, but I like that they are releasing variations of colors. Love my chili Lasalles.
     
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  2. naspratt

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    Shell Strand Sunday
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    cc808314 Senior member

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    Gentlemen,

    Does anyone have pictures of the 1st Ave boots in walnut grain that they could share?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Neo1

    Neo1 Senior member

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    Like my list, huh[​IMG]
    If you do wind up getting the 1st ave, let me know how they go. Based on the fit of the Sauk, I don't think I could handle any looser, so the speedhooks sort of turned me off...but maybe they don't affect things as much as I thought.
     
  5. harlequin782

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    Two words...beautiful shoe
     
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  6. M635Guy

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    Mother's Day McTavishes...
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  7. pudman43

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    I think you both must be speaking of Meltonian cream. 'Melatonin' can help you sleep, but is probably unhelpful for shoes, lol. J
     
  8. tradbrah

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    Hope everyone called their mom that are fortunate to be able to. If not, simply remembering fond memories is a great way to celebrate her. McTavishes in the sun. These are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs. Great for jeans and casual wear. [​IMG]
     
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  9. polojock615

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    So... let's talk about recrafting. I bought a pair of OLD shell Leeds on the 8 last. Probably at least 25 years old. This is what they looked like on the eBay listing:

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    I got them and decided to clean them up a bit. I used renovateur, and the polish just kept coming off. They were CAKED. I broke out the Renomat. After almost a whole bottle, they looked like this:

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    About this time I admitted defeat and dropped them off with a cobbler for a full strip. When I got them back, I sent them to recrafting for a sole and welt change to natural, along with refinishing. They came back pretty cloudy, but a little bit of renvoateur and a lot of brushing got them to this:

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    I am SO thrilled with how these turned out. As an added bonus, the 8 last fits me better than the 1 last ever did. I also have a pair on the one last, pretty standard. Old pic, on the right.

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    The 1-last Leeds are much lighter than the 8-last Leeds, almost ruby vs. black cherry. All this makes me want to repeat the experiment. Too but 12 EEE shells are few and far between.
     
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  10. bradybot

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    A couple of years ago, I sent my Bradley's back for recrafting (3rd time over 20 years). I was surprised when they came back with double oak leather soles. I really like the look, so I kept them that way.
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  11. naspratt

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    Thanks! I'm really digging the color variation in the sun. And lucky for me, my wife was too!
     
  12. smfdoc

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    Hiding during church.

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  13. danwatts2005

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    Those look perfect, but do you go to Church in a bowling alley?
     
  14. aero25

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    You guys know anything about the old Bristol oxford shoe (not loafer). Were they calf? Corrected grain? I'm probably searching for info all wrong.
     
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    Nope. Our church has a basketball court for the kids and I was hiding.
     
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  16. Middlife

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    The floor probably doubles as a gymnasium. I remember playing indoor soccer in many a church back in the day.

    Now I'm wishing Allen Edmonds went with a design a bit closer to some of the classic indoor soccer shoes models for the Cheetah and Brisbane.

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  17. M635Guy

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    What an awesome story - they come out terrific!!
     
  18. J o s h

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    My Park Aves in oxblood shell. Love these shoes.



    EDIT: apparently I don't know how to embed a photo on this site. Or how to delete a post. Fun SF start for me.
     
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  19. styleaudit91

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    Finally took the plunge to try my hand at a real mirror shine on my PAs. They were conditioned and polished with AR polish last week and unworn since so all I did was start laying down thin layers of Kiwi Natural with drops of water. Did this on and off for a couple hours while watching tv,they turned out great! Hard to tell on such a dark color but they are looking just the right amount of shine.

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  20. MattRiv

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    Those look great! You have to get a feel for how the polish changes texture before needing another drop of water. Did you buff or brush them after?
     
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