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

SumDude

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Another update: the Higgins in loden is REPELLO, not reverse kudu suede. Wanted to flag that for you guys. Having this corrected asap.
What about the other 2 colors? Are they confirmed to be reverse kudu?
 

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There aren't many sections of Styleforum that I check out regularly, besides this one, mostly because there seems to be a great sea of self-appointed twatwaffles out there who consider themselves the arbiters of all that is sacred in men's clothing. Sure, occasionally, I'll look at the Poor Man's Watch thread (because I'm poor and like marginally priced watches). Sometimes the Alden thread (because I have a pair of Indy boots). But, that's about it.

Because I was feeling masochistic, I was looking at a couple of rando threads last night in CM and read the thoughts and opinions of a bunch of pearl clutchers who ardently believe that oxfords can ONLY be worn with a suit. There are no exceptions and may God or Cthulu or the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Odin or Wolverine or whatever deity/mystical figurehead you prefer have mercy on your soul if you disagree. You will get no mercy from them because what you're doing doesn't land within the rigid confines of some mythical golden era of men's fashion.

If that's what being a CM enthusiast is about, I want no part of it, and I'll stay here where the vast majority of participants are decent people. Then again, I kind of like knowing that I've made the collective eyeballs of the snobberazzi itch when I wear chinos and a polo shirt with cognac Dublin OG McTavishes on a Wednesday morning. Because if wearing these this way is wrong, I don't ever want to be right.

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There aren't many sections of Styleforum that I check out regularly, besides this one, mostly because there seems to be a great sea of self-appointed twatwaffles out there who consider themselves the arbiters of all that is sacred in men's clothing. Sure, occasionally, I'll look at the Poor Man's Watch thread (because I'm poor and like marginally priced watches). Sometimes the Alden thread (because I have a pair of Indy boots). But, that's about it.

Because I was feeling masochistic, I was looking at a couple of rando threads last night in CM and read the thoughts and opinions of a bunch of pearl clutchers who ardently believe that oxfords can ONLY be worn with a suit. There are no exceptions and may God or Cthulu or the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Odin or Wolverine or whatever deity/mystical figurehead you prefer have mercy on your soul if you disagree. You will get no mercy from them because what you're doing doesn't land within the rigid confines of some mythical golden era of men's fashion.

If that's what being a CM enthusiast is about, I want no part of it, and I'll stay here where the vast majority of participants are decent people. Then again, I kind of like knowing that I've made the collective eyeballs of the snobberazzi itch when I wear chinos and a polo shirt with cognac Dublin OG McTavishes on a Wednesday morning. Because if wearing these this way is wrong, I don't ever want to be right.

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Great shoes my friend.

I remember in the summer of 2020 when Brooks Brothers went into bankruptcy. There was a thread about BB and their history and BK and one gentleman couldn’t understand the emotional attachment some had for BB. He related a story of his first suit, which involved his father taking him to Kiton or Brioni for a perfect fitting, a day he would never forget. After vomiting several times it occurred to me that this fine gentleman was likely full of excrement, and not just is colon, but his entire torso, possibly spilling into his upper and lower extremities, and possibly extending to his cranium, and certainly leaking from his oral cavity.

I would expect such pretension from Ask Andy forums but not here. I swore I would never consider any other thread, aside from Vintage Shoes, which has some overlapping membership.
 

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The official Edward Wilson/The Good Shepherd 3 piece suit I had made at Syd Jerome in Chicago in 2010 and never wear because no matter how many times I have retailored, it simply never fits correctly.

The SMU chili cordovan Mac Neils, which I have worn almost everyday for two weeks, and in true cordovan tradition, I am yet to polish or even brush. Likely the only pair of JR soles I will ever own and one of the few gracing Vancouver’s sidewalks.

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What about the other 2 colors? Are they confirmed to be reverse kudu?
Hey! Nope, looks like Burnt Sugar and Snuff are Desert Oasis, which is a product from CF Stead. Its described as being a soft and chunky suede, intended mainly for casual shoes.
 

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Hey! Nope, looks like Burnt Sugar and Snuff are Desert Oasis, which is a product from CF Stead. Its described as being a soft and chunky suede, intended mainly for casual shoes.
This is surprising. Is the snuff HM suede protected? I ordered it because it was Kudu.
 

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Hey! Nope, looks like Burnt Sugar and Snuff are Desert Oasis, which is a product from CF Stead. Its described as being a soft and chunky suede, intended mainly for casual shoes.
This is surprising. Is the snuff HM suede protected? I ordered it because it was Kudu.
Well that stinks. I ordered the light tan and snuff suede cause the site said they were kudu. Might be returning these depending on how soft they are.
 

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This is surprising. Is the snuff HM suede protected? I ordered it because it was Kudu.
I'm sorry about this y'all. I just noticed and confirmed, and I let you guys know as soon as it was. I'll ask to know more about the properties of this suede and inquire about whether they are protected or not.
 

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Updates to questions I've been receiving recently:

-The tag on the Freeport stays. We tried cordovan tags and they are super thick and uncomfortable. Bad idea. We asked about removing them or embossing the cordovan itself, but that would require a TON of work to photoshop the tags out of all the marketing images we already have prepared.

- The default lug sole for the Freeport is the Mushroom color. As previously stated though, you're welcome to swap it.

- The Freeport does have a cork midsole.

- At this time we DO think we have more than enough JR soles to feel comfortable telling you we won't run out for the trunk show. If anything changes, I'll let you know asap. I get the sense that we have quite a stockpile.

- Did not expect the news about JR, obviously, so no meaningful plan of attacks as far as working with other companies, but I'm sure we will land on something worth your time.

Currently still investigating:
- How to clean and care for Carrera leather

Lmk if I missed any major questions you guys have had lately.

What are the other colors for the Freeport lug soles?
 

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