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

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  1. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    Thanks everyone, I'm going to return for another pair. Worse that can happen is they send me another bad pair, in which case I'll just pass. To those who favored keeping, I understand your points, but I think all the problems taken as a whole just make for an unsatisfactory shoe (even had they been seconds).


    As an additional note to anyone considering purchasing the Brooks Brothers version of the Dundee (there is also a brown grain version), these are considerably tighter fitting. My AE Dundee's allow me to wear all but the thickest socks I own. Due to the Brooks Bros. insole, it seems I can only wear these with thin socks.
     


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    I also got the mailer today. Its a pretty nice seconds sale, especially the Bartlett and Hopkinson (no Jefferson? first the $20 now this!). The First Ave is very tempting at $249. The Carlyle at $199 is good too, but I'm all but certain that last won't do anything for me. I wonder if the sale will be strictly limited to the shoes in the mailer, or will there be a broader sale selection. A trip to Paramus may be in my future.
     


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    I wear 9D in my 5-last (and about 75% of my AEs). My Dalton in 9D is on the short side, but 9.5B was way too narrow, 9.5D had too much volume. 9D is great on the 201 First Aves/Freiburg, but had volume issues with the Rogue. I don't have anything on the 800. Recently tried the Cornwallis in 9D and it was definitely too short. 9.5 was better for length but had too much volume. I'd say if the 5-last runs shorter on you, or you drop down 1/2 and go D to E, you might consider going with your Brannock over 5-last size.
     


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    Yeah, the color in the picturse is very close to the actual color of the tan grain.
     


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    Nice looking shoe. Unfortunately it looks just like a similar (probably subpar brand) shoe a coworker of mine wears EVERY day. I like all the contrast stitching on these and the color on them. Very nice.

    edit: btw Doc I always giggle a little when I see your text on Geriatrics in the background. It just stands out a little bit.
     
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    The books are there to make me look smart. Just kidding. I used to teach geriatrics some years ago and that was the textbook for the course. Still nice to have as a reference. The Mapleton is rather casual, but well made and worth wearing to work once a month or so.
     


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    They sent me a return label, the customer service rep in the email told me I shouldn't use leather lotion on dress shoes like the fifth avenue, only use the leather conditioner. Which is exactly the opposite of what I was told in store.

    She said they wanted to see the shoes because the lotion shouldn't cause peeling. Her words, not mine. I only said the lotion removed the color or burnishing.
     


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    They aren't exactly consistent; some places it says to use leather lotion only on non-calf products, other places it says to always use a conditioner like the leather lotion if using a cleaner (like the conditioner cleaner). A bit of two minds about it. Or just bad training of the staff that writes the answers to the questions on the web site.
     


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    Back of the napkin suggests that this discount offsets the shell selection upcharge of $100-something. Further improves the price competitiveness of AE's boots vs the competition.

    If I wasn't waiting on a newborn like waiting for a pot to boil, I'd be all over this. I'm long diapers, not boots, at the moment. Greater utility. Ever tried catching baby poo in a GYW shoe? I don't advise it.

    Maybe I should get on GoFundMe or something... get other people to buy me boots... that's the ticket...
     


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    Late entry for Walnut Wednesday. Madison Parks and a rather loud shirt. I won't post many of these as I only have three pair. They would quickly become repetitive. Today, it's likely to be Chili MacNeils. I need more choices.
     


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    As some of you may recall, i purchased a pair of AE Cordovan Strands back in March and they arrived in early April. Upon receiving them, i posted some photos of them and some imperfections i felt shouldn't have been found on a shoe that cost nearly $700. After some thought, i decided to call AE customer service and return the shoes and get them made again.
    Well, after another 4 weeks, i finally received my shoes. Doreen in CS couldn't have been more helpful. She sent me photos of the new shoes before they were finished and boxed up to make sure i was happy with them. When it came time to pay for them (since my previous order was credited), she was nice enough to get me 20% off for my trouble.

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    Those look great! Congrats on the pair and with 20% off you can't beat that!
     


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    The issue really isn't about which leather lotion/conditioner/cleaner product is used. The issue is that burnishing is nothing more than applying a different color polish to a shoe using a high speed wheel. Any of the aforementioned products are capable of removing shoe polish, heck, shoe polish itself is capable of removing shoe polish because it contains a solvent carrier. Once the burnished-on polish has been removed, it's very difficult to replicate the original effect by reapplying the burnish color polish by hand.
     


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    Cordovan Leeds and the caught in the rain aftermath haha


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