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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. tkebh979

    tkebh979 Senior Member

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    Knick knack bourbon Mac, throwin Dan a bone...

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    Ok so it's not bourbon, and it's not "the worlds best rated whisky," as some of my Canadian friends have jokingly said, but this northern harvest stuff is good. Might have to better investigate this rye thing...
     


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    A new acquisition from the 'bay: barely worn (once if that) Merlot Hopkinson. Was not really on my wish list but does fit a need in my lineup. The price was just too good to pass up. Also, I really like Indy shoes, so there's that.
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    That would be absurd. I'd probably want a pair.
    But then I think every shoe would be nicer as a chukka.
    Except longwing chukkas. Those are abominable.

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    Who did you contact to get them stretched? I wonder if they could do that for my Dundee 2s which are a bit cramped in the toe.
     


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    Great shoe, I have them in black. The leather on those is on par with most of my CJ shoes.
     


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    These were originally seconds, due to poor finishing on the wheeled edge of the sole and the right toe cap. The toe cap is a bit too far forward on the outside of the right shoe; it initially bothered me but isn't that obvious (can't really tell in the photo above), and if I notice it in the future I'll associate it with saving like $400.

    Hmmmm .... Crime of opportunity here, but how do your CJs for compared to AEs? I'm specifically thinking the Edgware, could compare to pretty much any AE shoe you choose, but Hopkinson would work. Edgwares are in my list since I can't fit a Cornwallis.

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    1. Manistee, or possibly DuPont (I'd lean toward the latter for a strand, but either would work with a McAllister. If you don't want to match the brogueing, Dearborn is a nice belt.

    2. I use woodlore epics and JAB. The JAB are a bit too big in the forefoot for my taste but the price can be very good. I usually add brass knobs to them, especially for boots. The woodlore epics are perfect IMO, but expensive.
     


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    Rittenhouse is very good for the price. Bourbon is king, however.
     


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    What was your brannock again? Those look like a mediocre fit. I think you might need a smaller width and a longer size. You aren't filling the vamp.
     
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    Stopped by the outlet this evening but they didn't have any Daltons in my size. They did, however, have McTavish in tan for $149, not factory seconds. The salesman noted many styles on sale, especially anything in Bourbon, a color he noted was being discontinued. Got a pair of tan McTavish for $149. Plenty of bourbon styles for $129. If I didn't have a bourbon McGregor I'd have bought a pair of everything. Tried the McTavish on with the free stockings. Amazingly comfortable, perhaps even more so than my McGregors and Neumoks. Couldn't say no.

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    It is an awesome thing to investigate. My recommendations: Whistle Pig 10 Year, Angel's Envy and E.H. Taylor 10 Year (those last two have bourbon counterparts that aren't nearly as good IMHO). There are LOTS of good ryes out there these days. The CR rye is damn good price-for-value.
     
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    A couple of cleaning questions/observations: 1. What do you use on Rough Collection? I've seen that AE recommends Leather Lotion, but one AE salesman told me saddle soap.

    2. I wear overshoes in the Chicago winter, and they always leave black dirty marks. I use Conditioner Cleaner to get rid of the marks, but now I have to polish them again. Is there a rubber overshoe or a way to polish that won't allow the marks to happen in the first place?

    Thanks.
     


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    WTF! I emailed AE a week ago about the opening and they said they had no info yet. I really wanted to see if we could get a StyleForum meet up on opening day. Oh well, is anyone up for such an event? Figures I'm sort of busy the next few weeks, but I guess I can always push off real world stuff for shoe stuff. Some Saturday in March anyone???
     


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    1 Don't have any experience with the Rough collection.

    2. Swims overshoes. They have a felt lining inside. Kinda pricey at $99 but I've gotten them on sale for 59.
     


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    Great grab!
     


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