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ALLEN EDMONDS APPRECIATION THREAD 2021: News, pictures, clothing, accessories, etc.

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So after failing at my first attempt with factory second cordovan Randolphs, I took a deep breath and ordered "firsts". After they arrived, I tried them on and felt something that was like a small pebble. Shaking it out of the shoe, it looked like a brown plastic chip. Curious I peered inside the shoe and noticed what looks like some resin filler. I haven't seen this in any of my other AE shoes - is this common in the loafers?

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So after failing at my first attempt with factory second cordovan Randolphs, I took a deep breath and ordered "firsts". After they arrived, I tried them on and felt something that was like a small pebble. Shaking it out of the shoe, it looked like a brown plastic chip. Curious I peered inside the shoe and noticed what looks like some resin filler. I haven't seen this in any of my other AE shoes - is this common in the loafers?
I think that's just glue. I have that on a few of my pairs. Unfortunately, there's no way to get rid of it.
 

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So after failing at my first attempt with factory second cordovan Randolphs, I took a deep breath and ordered "firsts". After they arrived, I tried them on and felt something that was like a small pebble. Shaking it out of the shoe, it looked like a brown plastic chip. Curious I peered inside the shoe and noticed what looks like some resin filler. I haven't seen this in any of my other AE shoes - is this common in the loafers?

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This is actually just lasting cement, used to hold the upper until the welt goes on after it's been lasted. I asked once if this was something that one could expect to happen from time to time and I was told that occasionally, spillover does happen. By using cement after lasting, it helps ensure a consistent fit and reduces the changes of the upper shifting while it dries. If this affected the fit, finish, or aesthetic of the outside of the shoe, we would of course deem this defective. Are you feeling it at all when you put them on? Please let me know if that's the case and we'll make it right.
 

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Family funeral today so black Parks got the nod. Didn't get a chance to take a Hober tie photo!

Hope everyone had a good hump day.

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Condolences! Funerals are never fun, no matter how good the shoes. Hope you're holding up!

Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

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Didn't notice until you mentioned, but I didn't look very closely. I have a used pair of Leeds where the eyelets don't line up the same way on each shoe. It bother(ed) the heck out of me at first, but I got used to it and no one has ever noticed as far as I can tell. Unless you're standing with both feet side by side with someone looking down at your feet, I doubt it will ever be noticed. I'd keep.


Called in to the office today to entertain guests. Took out the Hopkinsons! Barely had time to condition them as it's been quite a while since they were last worn, no mirror shine today, sadly!

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It's also been awhile since I last brought out this suit. Now with summerly accessories!

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Don't mind my claw hand, not sure what was going on there.

Happy Friday to all!
 
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Condolences! Funerals are never fun, no matter how good the shoes. Hope you're holding up!


Didn't notice until you mentioned, but I didn't look very closely. I have a used pair of Leeds where the lacing holes don't line up the same way on each shoe. It bother(ed) the heck out of me at first, but I got used to it and no one has ever noticed as far as I can tell. Unless you're standing with both feet side by side with someone looking down at your feet, I doubt it will ever be noticed. I'd keep.


Called in to the office today to entertain guests. Took out the Hopkinsons! Barely had time to condition them as it's been quite a while since they were last worn, no mirror shine today, sadly!

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It's also been awhile since I last brought out this suit. Now with summerly accessories!

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Don't mind my claw hand, not sure what was going on there.

Happy Friday to all!
Thank you very much. It was a celebration of a long life well lived! :)
 

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I hope Woodlore does a twofer soon I need like 10 pairs of shoe trees. Ordered Snuff and Camel Neumoks since on clearance and I only have a few loafers and boots in suede.
 

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Wrong color Patriot today.
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Having a hard time deciding if I should return these AE seconds Woolymoks which just arrived today. I spoke to the salesperson at the store and asked what was the defect with these. He put me on hold and appeared to pull the shoes, then told me he could find nothing at all wrong with them, so I purchased them.

As can be seen in the photo, the distance between the toe caps and the brogueing strip at the vamp is clearly very different from shoe to shoe. I keep looking at this and not sure it will not always irk me when I wear these. But the shoe itself is better IRL than in the photos and I know I would wear these often. No possibility of exchange as these were the only pair in my size. These were on sale last week for $181.

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I would keep them, as even firsts are often not perfect. Heck, I've purchased firsts with larger "issues" than these have, and outside of yourself, and perhaps us here, not a single person will notice. They will just say "cool shoes"!
 

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So after failing at my first attempt with factory second cordovan Randolphs, I took a deep breath and ordered "firsts". After they arrived, I tried them on and felt something that was like a small pebble. Shaking it out of the shoe, it looked like a brown plastic chip. Curious I peered inside the shoe and noticed what looks like some resin filler. I haven't seen this in any of my other AE shoes - is this common in the loafers?

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Had a pair of loafers with almost the exact same issue, and as long as everyone was locked up last year, took a very precise X-acto knife and some tweezers and was able to extract most of the glue residue, at least enough that I can't feel it anymore when I put them on. Oh, they were not AE loafers, so no pix.
 

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Denim Strandmoks today. These and my other Strandmoks usually get the most unsolicited compliments by others out there. I’m debating if I should jump on another pair in a different color while they’re clearing out the inventory. I don’t NEED them, but I also didn’t need any of the other 30-40 pair that I have.

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Just in from Nordstrom Rack. Navy Blue Sea Island (on sale for $97). Unusual suede that almost looks like velvet from a distance - or so thought the woman who cuts my hair. She thought they were pic worthy.
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Denim Strandmoks today. These and my other Strandmoks usually get the most unsolicited compliments by others out there. I’m debating if I should jump on another pair in a different color while they’re clearing out the inventory. I don’t NEED them, but I also didn’t need any of the other 30-40 pair that I have.

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I am going to order a pair of those very soon. I decided that I would regret it in 2 years from now if I didn't pick them up. However, what finally convinced me was that the Canal Court sneaker I have in the same color, it uses darker blue laces. I'm going to use laces that are the same color (roughly) as the darker blue piping on the shoes. I think they will look great like this.
 

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