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Now here's a question.


What was your first pair of Allen Edmonds and where did you get them from?

For me, it was a Factory 2nd walnut Fifth Ave from the website, and I bought that specific shoe because it was the most discounted of the "classic" AE dress shoes.
Burgundy McAllister off Grailed but when I got the Ridgefield off eBay it was on! (I can quit whenever I want. I just don’t want to)
 

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Now here's a question.


What was your first pair of Allen Edmonds and where did you get them from?

For me, it was a Factory 2nd walnut Fifth Ave from the website, and I bought that specific shoe because it was the most discounted of the "classic" AE dress shoes.
Jefferson 2.0 in Merlot and I got it from the AE website after trying some pairs on in store that didn't quite fit as they didn't have my size.

I got these in 2019.

Full brogues + oxblood = ez purchase choice for me. I love full brogues and half brogues the most.

My only disappointment with them is the Independence line soles were never grippy and wore through relatively quickly. I got them resoled by my cobbler with taps and they look great now, though I haven't worn them for a bit.
 

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Questions for my friends regarding use of Saphir Renovateur - can it be applied on top of Saphir cream polish?

The reason I ask is Renovateur is often described as possessing cleaning agents, and I’m curious what they do to a coating of cream polish.
 

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Questions for my friends regarding use of Saphir Renovateur - can it be applied on top of Saphir cream polish?

The reason I ask is Renovateur is often described as possessing cleaning agents, and I’m curious what they do to a coating of cream polish.
The renovateur should be applied first, not after. The renovateur will lift colour from freshly applied cream polish.
 

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AE pay attention. Slip ons are the go to summer shoe.
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Questions for my friends regarding use of Saphir Renovateur - can it be applied on top of Saphir cream polish?

The reason I ask is Renovateur is often described as possessing cleaning agents, and I’m curious what they do to a coating of cream polish.
If the color is "set", you should be fine. If the color is fresh, it can lift some. I have used it on almost every pair I have, and like it just fine. It does have some wax in it, so it can shine a bit. I think it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. I will use Bick if I am worried, or on interiors(cheaper), etc... If I had a custom patina, I may be cautious, but likely would be anyway. I think Pure Polish with the orange oil lifts more, I am careful with that, but they have some good colors and it smells great. Factory dye finish, no worries with Renovateur. Just watch your polishing cloth. Saphir Neutral cream polish is a go to for me, it will shine and leave the color as is. I feel all Kirby Allison now. Where did I leave my silk dressing robe....?
 

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First day of vacation, and I still had to go to the office today. Oh well; not a big deal. Gave me a chance to wear my brown shell Strands…ya know, @bluejazzmonkey ’s fav color 😁

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Brother.
You know that I love that shit and those blue trouser look fantastic with those magnificent Strands!!!
The only thing that you are lacking is a big fat tenor saxophone...
 

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Brother.
You know that I love that shit and those blue trouser look fantastic with those magnificent Strands!!!
The only thing that you are lacking is a big fat tenor saxophone...
Thanks! Interesting you mention that…I learned on an alto, and then switched over to play bari sax. Haven’t played in a long time, but enjoyed it while I did :cool:
 

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Now here's a question.


What was your first pair of Allen Edmonds and where did you get them from?

For me, it was a Factory 2nd walnut Fifth Ave from the website, and I bought that specific shoe because it was the most discounted of the "classic" AE dress shoes.
Oxblood McAllister.

When I first started working for AE, I didn't know if I would wear the shoes or not since they're men's shoes. I started trying on as many as I could to familiarize myself with the sizing, how the different lasts felt, etc. I fell in love with the McAllister's immediately. Since then, I've been hooked... :cool:
 

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Oxblood McAllister.

When I first started working for AE, I didn't know if I would wear the shoes or not since they're men's shoes. I started trying on as many as I could to familiarize myself with the sizing, how the different lasts felt, etc. I fell in love with the McAllister's immediately. Since then, I've been hooked... :cool:
Pictures?
 

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