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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. sungmineyo

    sungmineyo Senior member

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    Well in my opinion, it not extremely hard to fix by your picture. (I assume it is not very deep)
    First, I would take tea spoon and rub area to smooth out scuff. And then apply reno + wax polish.

    On another note : Brown shell Townley today

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  2. bucksfan

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    I snoozed on those too long unfortunately, so I missed them. Yours look great and are breaking in nicely! I wonder what percentage of AE's shell cordovan shoe production goes to SF members...
     
  3. guasc1

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    Good morning,
    I have been reading the forum for a few weeks and I have to thank you all for the great posts.
    They are inspiring and educative.
    I am learning a lot from your comments, pictures, arguments and discussions.
    One thing that I hate about this community is that I look at the beautiful pictures you post and I want to buy a new pair of shoes every 30 minutes!
    I have just started my own AE collection and my line up consist of dark brown Park Avenues, burgundy Grayson tassel loafers and brown Kenwoods. I alternate them with a few british made shoes and I have to say that although the break in period of the AE is longer and a little more painful (feet talking), the quality is all there.
    I am traveling to Italy in a few weeks and I might be lucky enough to visit an Allen Edmonds outlet over there, would you happen to know if the collection over there differs from what is offered in North America?
    Thank you again for all the inspiring messages you post everyday,
    Max
     
  4. OptoDoc

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    Unfortunately Bonaventure's closed about 10-15 years ago. However, my best friend has purchased the land it used to sit on and is planning on opening his own place in similar fashion...bar/restaurant with a marina, gas pumps and sand volleyball courts.
     
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    From the looks of this, a little Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish should be able to do the trick. Scuff doesn't look too deep. I'd apply a few coats. The wax will smooth out the surface and the pigment should restore the finish.

    If that doesn't work, then you could mix a little Saphir Renovating Repair Cream with Saphir Renovateur and apply it to the region. The resin in Renovating Repair Cream is designed to rebuild damaged leather surfaces. However, it's pretty thick. You'd want to dilute with some Renovateur before applying it to such a large area. If you go this route, let me know and I'll offer some additional direction.
     
  6. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Was at my local Nordstrom Rack and happened upon these:

    AE Seventh Street (I'm sure most of you remember these). Size 9.5 EEE, on clearance for $129:


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    And a pair of Fairfax in 8.5D, but in a burnished brown(?):


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    Sorry for the poor photo quality.
     
  7. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    And now here's two pair of shoes I just purchased (one AE, one non):

    AE/RL Sanderson. Got these on sale for $312 (firsts) with the recent RL private sale:


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    To Boot New York Caine (in calfskin, not in patent leather) for use with tuxedo. Got them for more than 50% off. Hopefully I can work up a good shine on these.


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    I really wish AE offered a similar shoe, on the 8 last preferably. I know the Vernon is sort of their foray into "wholecut-ish made for formalwear but able to be dressed down", but the brogueing on it just kind of sabotages it. The quality of To Boot NY leather is decent, but I wouldn't pay full price for them. I do love the shape/last/silhouette of these shoes though.
     
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  8. rydenfan

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    Could someone please point me to the post Paul made with the offer and his email address? I would like to contact him in regards to an MTO. Thanks!
     
  9. Winston S.

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    I think AllenEdmondsCEO is his handle. Use that to search.
     
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    Good question Max. Long story but a week ago today I was talking to the SWAT team that Paul put together and they were looking to send me a 10.5D and 10E Bayfield to check for fit. She was able to find a 10.5D which should come today but the only 10E left in the world was in Italy and she said she couldn't call them back because of customs. So I think they do have some of the American collection. But rumor had it that the brown shell Townley was only available for the European market, so they may have the best of both worlds there. And welcome to the AE thread!
    Yes they are, I agree and love mine. I will eventually pick up another pair in a different color I have brown on brown. David posted a link to old AE catalogs and I was surprised to see the Strawfut offered in the 1957 catalog complete with the same nylon mesh uppers.

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    I look forward to wearing mine again, soon I hope.
    OK Doc it is a deal. I'm thinking Jan. Feb. or March of next year for a weekend? If I can hold out that long!
    I was thinking about your custom orthotics (yes we are all great enablers here :) and a conversation I had with my admin assistant last year. Her son had to start wearing them and instead of the old style like you likely have he ended up with what they called a sports model. Instead of the molded fiberglass ones that have been around forever they are much thinner and even cushioned. Her husband wears orthotics and when he saw his sons he went to the same doctor and had a pair made for him. She said they are much thinner and work in normal shoes and sneakers. May be worth looking into, it would really open up a new world to you as far as options go.
    Those are just fantastic!! I am lucky and blessed to have 3 pair of walnut shell:

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    And none of them are the lighter color of yours. Yours really look great. The 5 last fits me like it was made for my foot, although the 1 last is close too and I also have had minimal creasing with both lasts. Which I really also like.
     
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    When you order mto do they usually bill your cc then or when they send the order?
     
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    100% agreement. An unadorned wholecut is the height of elegance; those look very nice. As much as I look forward to buying nothing but shell for the rest of my life, I'd pick up a pair of those from AE in black calf in a heartbeat. :D
     
  15. Ulsterman

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    Dalton's today..
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    The local AE store was able to find a pair of Lombard firsts in burgundy: $129. Theyre exactly what i was looking for. They had a few odd sizes in the inventory system, so of you are interested, don't delay.
     
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  18. ScottyBoy920

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    Just spoke to their CS. The Lombard in Burgundy or Walnut is not available in 11.5D or 12D.
     
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    I've worn them about 10 times now. I'm going to give it a few more wears and see how it goes.
     
  20. New Shoes1

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    Have you tried using the AE conditioner/cleaner? I've found that it softens up the leather and seems to stretch/makes the shoes more comfortable as I walk around in them.
     
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