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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2017- News, Pictures, Clothing, accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TexasTexter, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. up1911fan

    up1911fan Senior member

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    So far i've only used Saddle Soap on my two Bourbon pairs, have you found a conditioner that's safe to use on yours?
     


  2. ProfilaBinding

    ProfilaBinding Senior member

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    Bick 4 is the best option I've found. However, even it can sometimes remove a small amount of the finish / burnishing. Just use it in very small amounts and condition only when needed.

    After seeing what the CC was starting to do to my Harrison's in black, I've stopped using the product. It's an extremely aggressive product on the finish. I'll be sticking with Bick 4 and AE Leather Lotion.
     


  3. up1911fan

    up1911fan Senior member

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    Thanks, i've got Leather Lotion, just haven't used it on the Bourbon yet. No experience with Bick4.
     


  4. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    I couldn't agree more, but whatever; no gun to my head to purchase. In the Grantham AE has managed to create a shoe equivalent of what in the shirt world is colloquially called a "skeet".

    The biggest disappointment was yet another price increase. Sure the informed know to wait for the seemingly endless string of sales, but if as the norm, those consist of $100-150 off or 30% off those sale prices have also gone up. I can forgive the WTF designs, if those appeal to the unwashed masses, and in turn help to keep overall prices down. But I don't think is or will be the case. To me those designs are marketed to people who think $80 is overpaying for shoes. Its just not going to fly.

    They need to focus on what they did with the Higgins Mill. Basic or classic designs, on comfortable lasts, made with quality materials, and aggressively priced (at least on launch). These things will grow their user base far better and more fervently than attempting to follow whatever the current trend may be.
     


  5. Cold Iron

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    Example.... Go to the Pentagon or any formal State of Affairs where the military is present. The most formal military dress uniform will be wearing a PTB. Because the military issue black PTB leaves a lot to be desired good chance that a number of them will be AE black calf Leeds. It has been 20 years since I have retired but still feel a black or burgundy PTB shoe is always a good shoe, for any circumstance.

    I will wear black calf and burgundy Leeds with suits, in addition to PA's of course. And also, wait for it... black and burgundy shell Dundee's. I am not the only one. And no one has thrown me in jail yet. Long story not going to get into the whole thing right now but a year and a half ago when my son was laying in the hospital at Mayo Clinic with complications from chemo and blood infection for his advanced stage IVB cancer the number 1 heart surgeon in the world came in to discuss options with me, I had my son's power of attorney for making medical decisions. The surgeon was wearing a beautiful suit and wearing Alden #8 shell chukkas, old enough that they were almost brown. I had on AE burgundy Dundee's, well aged but a little more red yet. Can't tell you today what options 1, 2, 3A and 3B where (exactly) from the surgeon. I told the surgeon to go with what he felt was best practice and his experience. But I can tell you a PTB is good enough for a suit outside of those that work in social circles that require "other" footwear to be proper. And would hope you would know or not if you are in that circle.
     


  6. St Hubbins

    St Hubbins Senior member

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    I was just having a little fun. Of course I am all for showing the proper amount of respect for whatever situation you happen to be in, and one way to do so is by wearing appropriate attire.

    It does, however, make me glad that I am not bound by a particular dress code on a day-to-day basis especially in an environment where I would be judged by zealots who think they know more about what's appropriate and what's not than I do. I think if it's clear that you're showing the appropriate amount of respect for the situation you're in, then that should be good enough... generally speaking.
     


  7. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    If you go back a long ways in these threads think you find me saying the same thing about Bick 4, I agree.

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    This was after I thought I destroyed a pair of Wilbert's from changing a car tire on my sisters car in a parking lot that had very abrasive pavement in the middle of summer. But overall I use different conditioners and cleaners depending on leather and some other factors play in also. But hard to go wrong with Bick 4.
     


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    The Cove And Shannon Drive are $257. Seems AE is aiming to compete with the cheaper shoe makers. Which is too bad as I like the colors of the new Shannon. If it would have been made in US with CXL (I assume the leather on the new version is also cheaper) and a decent sole I would buy it.
     


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    Maybe these new designs portrays the new direction of AE under their new ownership.
     


  10. kammerer66

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    My father have worn uniform boots similar to these. They look good to me.

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    The MDs out in the wild again. This time with a splash of Bonobos color. Big fan of the price and fit of their offerings. Their standard slim chinos fit my build better than most.
     


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    Or my deck for me, at the other end of I-35 LOL. Don't go more than a couple of days without smoking or grilling on charcoal or even gas. Although it does require shoveling snow this time of year more than I care for.

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    I don't think that this is related to direction under their new ownership.
    These shoes were deigned many months ago, trialed and tested. The leather was sourced, production methods and tooling finished, etc. There hasn't been enough time since the ownership change to make these kinds of design changes.
    If there's a change, it will still be a while before we see it.
     


  14. amphillips79

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    I think you just turned me on a little... is it wrong to tell another guy 'nice looking meat!' Lol.
     
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    Got my $50 Strands in today :) pretty sure these are Walnut, but they are a lot darker than my last pair of Strands in the same color. Anyone else notice a variation in color between shoes like that? Also, what colo creams/polishes have you all experimented on Walnut with? Any pictures?
     
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