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

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

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  1. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    Sure thing.
    These are some I posted before:
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    They do have a bit of an elongated last to them but that just adds an Italian look to them IMO
    Great shoe nonetheless.
     


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    I may be bucking the trend, but I'm wearing them with a great suit today. Perhaps not SF approved, but I like the look.
     


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    Do you not buckle the top buckle when you wear these? I'm curious as I have the Neumora.
     


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    Cold Iron Senior member

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    And thank you very much for the PM good sir!

    I have the Walnut Shell Strand's and the toe caps are dark, close enough to the Brown Shell Strand's that purchasing them would be redundant for me. Great shoe, and I think a great choice.
    Yes I have some AE with new and old finish. The newer I like a lot more for the most part. However I have to admit that neither one compares to the Alden glossy finish, however that is based only on one pair. But judging by the comments of several people on here think that is the case in general. That doesn't mean that I still don't love AE shell however... [​IMG]
    Outstanding! I read a few weeks ago that Dremel actually sold a shoe shine attachment at one time. Yeah I know what you mean by arm falling off. Yesterday morning woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so brushed 2 pair of shoes for an hour and a half. In the end it was worth it but it takes a lot of work to get there. One pair I did was the walnut shell Dalton's which I am wearing today. I DID get the memo that today was wear your Dalton's day. Crappy indoor picture with even worse lighting:

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    donjuan17 Senior member

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    Was yesterday the universal insomniac shoe polish day?
    I did the same thing with two pairs of mine. I was experimenting a bit with spit shine techniques.
    Don't have any pics since the shoes are at home and i'm at work.
     


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    And me, too... Spent a couple hours watching TV and brushing my MacNeils...
     


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    Well Daltons are marketed as being dress boots so I don't think you're wrong. I am just a bit timid about wearing them with a suit because I've never owned dress boots before.
     


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    I have the same problem with the RL Illfords. Beautiful boots, but I don't have much experience as to what I can wear them with. Any recommendations?
     


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    One final comment on creasing on cap toe shoes, if the shoe fits wear it.

    Normally, I would not expect creasing on the cap itself. However, I have noticed that AE toe caps are not uniform in length vis-a-vis shoe size. That and AE size recommendations are not always correct. I have a pretty high tolerance for variations in appearance, so the creasing displayed in the previous photos is not an issue to me. Nevertheless,.I always recommend a proper fitting prior to drawing any conclusions.
     


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    Beautiful Don, thx again
     


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    Each time I see those, donjuan, I rethink the idea of double monks and start reaching for the wallet.

    Now, on a different note, ever since I had a cobbler add a couple more sets of eyelets to the Saunders I picked up, I'm really liking them a lot more. It's just a much better fit (and it made the lace length more appropriate).


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    lol really???? too funny, same with me haha i polished hmm... lemme see

    Bourbon Strands - Reno
    Cole Haan PTBoot - Reno and AE Walnut polish
    Merlot McAllister - Hit it with my "dirty" brush then sprayed some water on my merlot brush and brought the shine back to life, sole dressing
    Neumora - Reno, then water, sole dressing
    Magnanni cap toes - brought the shine back to life, little water

    At this point, f the world

    Reno and polish for the shell strands. I am loving the fact that they are lightening up a bit. The dark polish from AE sucks, give them a chocolate color rather than that awesome medium brown that they are.

    6 pairs of shoes, took a couple hours, loved every second of it. I felt lost a couple days ago when my shoes were disorganized in my closet and were in need of some TLC. I will hit my walnut strands with a quick brush tonight, and I think I'll give my Clarks a scrub as well (tan and chocolate chukkas).. and my Ugg boots. No laughing, picture gray chukkas with a white sneaker sole, comfy and casual and certainly don't look like your typical "ugg"
     


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    Pleasantly surprised to find two pairs of Neumoks by the door today. They were ordered a week or two apart. Olive and football webgems. Tried on to ensure fit and took pictures.
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    Could you post larger pictures of the football grain?
     


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    Anytime. Let me know what you decide on.

    Thanks bro. Anything I can do to sway your beliefs haha

    On your other note, are those Saunders black suede? My google search seems to imply they shouldn't exist.
     


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