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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. ProfilaBinding

    ProfilaBinding Distinguished Member

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    Thanks. I really hope my usual size works with the Lasalle I ordered, but I have some doubts given that it has the poron insole. My Wilberts were way too tight in my usual size, but the Malones I ordered were perfect.
     


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    Just got my brown neumoks delivered yesterday. Wow, what a ridiculously comfortable shoe!

    This has probably been brought up before, but given searching on SF is a mess, I will ask again:

    I want to give myself more traction on the Neumoks over the default leather sole. What is a recommended sole option and any special instructions I need to give a cobbler? My used McAllisters I got off ebay had this sole (which I think is a "combination tap sole"?) and it's sewn into the sole.

    [​IMG]

    And bonus points if any of you all are in seattle downtown area and can recommend a cobbler.
     
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    I did a quick inventory last night just see where I went wrong. I have 8 pairs on 6 different lasts. None were on the 65 last. All but one pair fit like a condom. The other was tight in the width but now that they are broken in they fit great too.

    I definitely need to get into a store for 65 last fitting session.
     


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    For future reference, you can order your shoes with that sole from AE for an extra $40, or a cobbler can put one on, probably for less. If the cobbler does it right you should have no problem with a future re-craft. IMO they always look better when done by AE. But you'll form your own opinion.
     


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    Yeah I knew that, but Nordstrom had a great deal in Neumoks whereas AE.com did not.

    Can you send shoes to AE.com for adding of the combination tap sole when bought somewhere else?
     
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    Just pulled the trigger on a pair of shell strand seconds; the sales associate said they have a small "indentation" on the left shoe by the pinky toe. Hoping it's something relatively innocuous. *fingers crossed*

    If not, up in the air about whether to buy a pair of firsts or give C&J a try for cordovan.
     


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    it's still there. Someone placed a bid and will expire in couple of hours.
     


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    Anyone experiencing stitch fraying from brushing your shoes?
     


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    ^ I do on all my shoes. Especially the stitches at the toe cap
     


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    This is a blind recommendation so take it with a grain of salt: Dave Page in Fremont is the recommended cobbler for Danner, Zamberlan and other hiking boot brands. I know, not the same thing but he's used to dealing with welts and 'recraftable' footwear so he should be a step up from the random cobbler used to gluing pumps and heels back together. Let me know if you check him out. I travel there frequently and am hoping to visit his shop on an upcoming trip.
     


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    I'll be honest, I have no clue why anyone brushes non-shell leather shoes. Polishing with a cloth is all I do. Maybe wipe gently with a dry cloth if there's dust or something. I have tried brushing and it does nothing notable. Seems like dogma more than anything, but YMMV.
     
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    Okay whewwww.
     


  13. tmchow

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    Thanks for the reco. I just emailed him to find out if this is his jam.
     


  14. Raibeart Bruis

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    I got these walnut McAllister's recently. I'm curious if these two issues are "character" or if I should exchange them for a different pair.

    #1 - I like the streaked look of the walnut calf finish, but this looks more like a blotch.
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    #2 - The stain wasn't evenly applied to this area, or it dripped off.
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    What do you guys think? I haven't worn these outside yet so I assume exchanging them would be no big deal.
     


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    A polish or two and you'd be good to go
     
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