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

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  1. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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    Yes, they are an older MTO pair.
     
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    Outstanding advice IMO. And they will develop a natural patina that mechanical\friction burnishing or chemical (cream\polish) will never duplicate. It is even more dramatic on light brown shoes and boots.
     
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    Hmm, this is the first time I've read that only Reno is needed. Has anyone else used Reno exclusively? I've been using Reno + cream/polish and been satisfying with the results so far. If you want a mirror shine, Reno won't cut it.
     
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    Correct. But having done mirror shines for 20 years and chewing ass on someone that doesn't only paste wax will work for what I would call a true shine.

    Depends on the shoes, leather, protection desired and what you want for an overall finish. Crappy weather today and no need for a suit. Brown Wilbert's are several years old and have never seen anything other than LL. And keep getting better with age.

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    Can I ask what your care regimen is on these? All are in terrific shape. Do you use any polish or just conditioner?
     
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    Sent my RL Saunders back today. They simply did not fit. Sad day. I was offered a pair of tan RL Sanderson in exchange. Not sure if I want to do this as I really had my heart set on Bourbon McAllisters. What do you guys think? Should I jump on the Sanderson since it will be for the original $130 or save the money and go McAllister?
     
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    Depends on the shoes. I use creme polish and wax on my cap toes, but prefer a more muted shine for my chukkha's and penny loafers, so only use Renovateur.
     
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    Bourbon is a great color and IMO better than the tan Sanderson's.
     
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    Reonvateur, buffing with a cloth, and brushing.
     
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    If you were offered the brown Sandersons, I would say take them. They have a very nice sharpness and pop. However, you said tan so that's a little casual. Bourbon Mcalisters are more formal to me so if you're using these for business occasions, wait for the mcalisters.
     
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    They are totally different shoes, different lasts, the Sanderson is a long wing vs McAllister is a wingtip. One is a blucher, the other is a balmoral. Another big different is the sole, I believe the Sanderson is a double-soled and the Bourbon McAllister is a combination tap sole.

    Frankly, at $130 I would kop the Sanderson in a heartbeat (which I did ;). Wait for a sale and get the McAllister later.
     
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    Schweet! A couple of days before that fantabulous $130 shoe sale ended I put in an order for two pairs of shoes based on the then-current stock. I only received my pair of black BB Fifth Aves; I did not receive my walnut BB Strands. A week after I received the FAs, I called to find out if those Strands were on the way and I was told that I'd get a call back from the sales person that had helped me. I never did get a call back, so I called back again today and because there was a mix up upon ordering, they're sending me Strands in firsts instead! [​IMG]
     
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    Bought a beat up pair of walnut Evanstons (my all-time favorite AE shoe) on eBay and sent them immediately to AE Recrafting. Just got the before and after photos. Wow - the amazing work of the AE Recrafting dept never ceases to amaze me! They even added the new v-tread tap sole (my request) at no additional charge. Here are the pics:

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    This is truly amazing!
    How much did this cost you? I'm not familiar with their recrafting fees.
     
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    Schweet! I had put in an order for two pairs of shoes during the $130 sale, based on the then-current stock. I received my black BB Fifth Aves but I never received my walnut BB Strands. I gave it a week thinking that they may have been shipped separately. When I called them last week I was told that the person that had helped me would call me back and then he never did. I called again today to find out the status and found out that there was a mix-up, so they're going to ship me firsts instead! Woo hoo!
     
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