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

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  1. tkebh979

    tkebh979 Senior member

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    Thanks for rocking down to Electric Avenue, and then taking it higher. And sticking that hook deep in my head. [​IMG]
     


  2. tkebh979

    tkebh979 Senior member

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    I'm with you on the latitude. I'm a Houstonian by choice and while we can go to a sauna to dry out and cool off, my office leans more conservative on the color palette. Not many lighter colors, but certainly lighter fabrics (poplin shirts, linen-cotton trousers, the odd ultra-lightweight jacket... suits in a lighter fabric than good ol wool seem to be judged as too informal on many occasions and we just suffer on short trips outside).

    In your case, I'd give the walnut Cornwallis a shot. With the light broguing and toe medallion, it's not as formal as some make it out to be. I'd wear it with a lighter weight fabric and color palette as you've described. I'd imagine Oxblood and Navy would come out between Thanksgiving and Valentines day... which is great if that's where you want to grow your collection. Buy and stash. [​IMG]
     


  3. spitshine123

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    Wore my burgundy cordovan Cambridges today in rainy NYC and I accidentally stepped in a puddle of garbage water.... [​IMG]

    They STINK now. When I say I stepped in a puddle...it mustve really been half a foot deep on the sidewalk since the whole shoe was COVERED in this nasty sour smelling liquid. How a sidewalk even develops a puddle like that is beyond me....

    Anyway as I am sitting here ashamed at my desk (hoping nobody sits next to me)....what is the best way of cleaning this junk out of cordovan? I am scared that the water is soaking in all the pores and will eventually get into the lining....
     


  4. BespokeBrooklyn

    BespokeBrooklyn Senior member

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    Fortunately, shell isn't as absorbent as calf. If you have a back-up pair of shoes at the office, I would take off your Cambridges, wipe them down as well as you can, and stuff them with paper towels.

     


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    Rinse thoroughly with water and allow them to dry naturally
     


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    Glad I wasn't the only one with that stuck in my head.
     


  7. peppercorn78

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    I wasted spent too much some time cataloging my current rotation recently. Since 12/20 of my pairs are AE, I figured I'd post it here for you filthy barn weasels fine gentlemen:

    Full Photo Album: http://imgur.com/a/rG2UR

    Boots
    • AE Eagle River, Oxblood Calf (222 Last, 10.5 EEE) - For Sale
    • Carmina x GF Chelsea, Brown Museum Calf (Rain Last, 10 EEE) - For Sale
    • Vass Monkstrap Chukka, Gold Museum Calf (F last, 44.5 H)
    • Bonafe Chukka, Plum Museum Calf (946 Last, 10 H)
    • AE Dundee Chukka, Natural Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • AE Dundee Chukka, Black Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • AE Shaker Heights, Chili Calf, Brown Tweed (73 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • AE Amok Chukka, Brown Suede (345 Last, 10.5 EEE) - For Sale
    Dress Shoes
    • Lobb Saunton Oxford, Dark Brown Misty Calf (7000 Last, 10 EE)
    • Vass Double Monks, Oxblood Calf (U Last, 44.5 H)
    • AE Park Avenue Oxford, Burgundy Cordovan (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • AE Neumora Double Monks, Black Calf (333 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    Bluchers
    • Carmina x GYW Longwing, Navy Cordovan (Detroit Last, 10 EEE)
    • AE Regent Street Longwing, Chili Grain/Calf (234 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • Vass Budapester, Red-brown Suede (Peter 2 Last, 43.5 H)
    • AE Bradley Split Toes, Burgundy Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • Carmina x GYW PTB, Cognac Cordovan (Detroit Last, 10 EEE)
    • AE Kenilworth Derby, Dark Cognac (brown) Cordovan (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    Casual Shoes
    • AE McAllister Wingtip Bal, Navy Suede (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
    • AE McTavish Wingtip Bal, Grey Distressed Cow (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
     


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    Quite an awesome collection you have there. So much Cordovan.... envy.... Big fan of those Navy Suede McAllisters too!
     


  9. donkeyhoatie

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    If/when the MTO program comes back, it's my understanding that eyelets are no longer something customizable, is that right?

    If so, has anyone ever added their own eyelets to a shoe? I'm not talking about punching a new hole and turning a 2 eyelet shoe into a 3 eyelet shoe. I'm talking about removing the existing AE eyelets that are only exposed on the interior and turning them into an exposed eyelet on the exterior. If so, how hard is this to do? Where did you get your eyelets from?

    Every once in a while, I come across a design that I think would look gobs better with an exposed brass eyelet. If it's a total PITA to do it, I'll forget about it. But, if it's only moderately difficult, I may try to take it on at some point.
     


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    Finally nice enough to break out the Shreveports. I love these, and they are so comfortable.
     


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    I have had eyelets added to shoes and this is something you can DYI or it can be done at the local cobbler. You remove the hidden eyelet, insert the new one and then expand the back of the new eyelet with an eyelet squeezing tool. Google it and you will see tons of stuff. My local shoe guy charged me $20 so I had him do it. Here is a pair of Bentons I had recrafted with a different sole and had the eyelets added.

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    Yea if you have Amex just login and activate the offer before you buy.
     


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    Thanks, this is kind of what I was thinking. Any idea on how hard it is to remove the interior eyelet? Just wondering how it's attached in there. Exterior eyelets seem pretty simple to remove (you're really just bending up the teeth on the inside), but I can't see where the interior ones are attached.

    Still kind of bummed about the welt rules on MTO and recrafting. Would love at some point to get a split reverse welt done on some shoes, but that doesn't seem to be an option any more. Might have to think about a resole at a local place instead of through AE.
     


  14. peppercorn78

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    Thanks man. Yeah, now that it's finally spring in NYC (with summer coming up), they're going to get into heavy rotation.
     


  15. styleaudit91

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    Just joined the Midnightt Navy STRAND-wagon. Stopped by local store that just happens to be on my route to and from lunch. SA confirmed this was the last day, and mentioned a 4 week lead time. Either way, with the Amex offer 225 for a limited release strand is probably as good as it will get. Worst case the color does not meet expectations and I can exchange for oxblood. Contemplated the Cornwallis in the same color but after trying on I didn't like the profile as much as I liked on the shelf.
     
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