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

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  1. Southwick

    Southwick Senior member

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    I don't know how to edit... I meant to ask what you clean them with. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks for posting these, I have a pair on the way. Great to see some 'in the wild' shots! J
     
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    Rain was in the forecast today, so it seemed like a good time to break in my new Freiberg "beaters". $117 for first quality seemed like money well spent vs. a pair of CDBs or a $50 pair of Target chukkas.

    Weather looked ominous for a while, but cleared up already. It's Florida, so it could get nasty again between now and quittin' time.

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    I keep a spare pair of junk shoes in the car if I need to walk around outside. Weather down here is a pain and with showers at 1 like everyday not to mention the days it just rains all day.

    @BespokeBrooklyn I think I'd go for the brown grain dundees. I actually really want a pair of these but after ordering the shell strands I really can't do it. Im also hoping I can snag the BB Duke or football leather ones in the future when they are put on final clearance or w/e
     
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    Cooke Bit Choc Suede/Dainite on shoebank, what are these? The picture is at a different angle generally indicating its made for someone else or not a typical shoe. My brother is a big suede fan and he's got a birthday coming up so might be a nice gift. Look mcallister-ish.
     
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    ^^

    Another example of a shoe color that looks much better in real life than on shoebank.
     
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    Ha! I read this as a deep philosophical question. I clean them without everything, except... [​IMG]
    In the past I have used a suede eraser for dry cleaning, then water-vinegar mix and a rag, followed by a suede nap brush, then AE water proof spray. These need some serious cleaning, so I will give Omni'Nettoyant a spin. There is a decent tutorial here: https://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/how-to-clean-suede-shoes/
     
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    Did somebody say Fairfax Friday?
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    I wanted to try the blue shoe thing, and experimented with an older pair. They look almost black here.

    Here's the original color:
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    My goodness, that's quite the transformation. Details?

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    1. Acetone
    2. Light solution of oxalic acid (gasp!)
    3. Rinse
    4. A little more acetone
    5. Diluted blue dye (not navy)
    6. Another application of diluted blue dye
    7. Navy Meltonian shoe cream (X3)
    8. Neutral wax
     
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    I forgot to mention that the rinse pretty thoroughly wetted the uppers. I knew that this would help reduce creasing as they dried on the shoe trees.
     
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    FWIW I ordered shoes in the last sale with 4 week lead and it shipped the following week.
     
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    Sea Islands chilling on the lawn after work:
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    I think I'd prefer these without the padded insole.
     
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