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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. naspratt

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    Beautiful day, so a perfect opportunity to pull the Strawfut out of storage:
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    Would love to see these in an all-calf variant.
     


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    Have a few new pairs of AE coming in this week, so wearing the AE Westchester today until they arrive.

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    I was so excited to receive my Fifth Avenues but when I opened the box up, everything changed when I saw all these creases. What do you guys think?
     


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    Thank you--that is great to hear. I'm a 12 EEE in the 65/108/511 and have a wide forefoot. It sounds like the last may be right up my alley.
     


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    First or seconds? If the rest of the shoes look good, I'd probably keep them. That's going to happen after the first wear or two anyways and those particularly creases seem like normal break points to me.
     


  6. Newberry

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    Thanks. They're firsts. But those creases really got me down
     


  7. MattRiv

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    I'm impatient, so I'd rather have my shoes instead of worrying about minor creasing like that. If you can wait on them, send them back and ask for another pair. If they were seconds and that was the only issue I'd be ecstatic
     


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    I also concur. The creases should not be there for a new shoe. With that said, they will be there the first afternoon you wear a new shoe. Even the very best calf leather will crease. So, the real question is if you wish to return the shoes and make your own creases? As long as they are fine in all other respects, I would personally keep them and avoid the aggravation of the return and wait for the replacement.
     


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    A kindred spirit! When you see pics of my shoes, just think to yourself, "man, I could be wearing those."
     


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    I just ordered a pair of Ninja Socks for the sockless look. I've worn them twice now and will order a few more. They haven't had a problem falling and bunching inside my shoes.
     


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    As I write here, my "no show" socks are bunched up under my feet. Ugh. Ninja Socks? I'm willing to give those a try, too. What size shoe do you wear?
     


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    Hello all.

    I decided to go on a limb and order some Dainite Walnut Strands seconds.

    I'm thinking the Tiger stripe and dark coloring would be the reason they were seconds.

    My question is: Can I 'fix' the leather by using some Leather cleaner and stripping them deeply, then use some AE or Saphir Cream to get the color straightened out?

    I don't mind the work....in hindsight should have paid $100 more but Seconds can be golden.

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    1) I don't think those look bad at all. You should've seen the striping on my bourbon McAllisters.
    2) Yes, you can strip it and start over if you are comfortable doing so.
     


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    They both have some, but the right certainly is the darker of the two.
     


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