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

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  1. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    To follow up, if the "...and grain upper..." was throwing you off.
    Just finished talking to somebody in the shoe bank and they guaranteed it's all calf leather. Apparently that "...and grain upper..." is leftover from a discontinued version of the loafers.
     
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    Thanks, guys! So you don't think the saphir cordovan polish will be too dark for the leather? i'm inclined to check out the saphir mahogany paste, as that seems pretty close in color (per kirby allison's page). but it is refreshing hearing these rave reviews about the cordovan shell polish proper.

    but yeah, for right now, i will just be using reno + brushing.
     


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    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Great shoes, although those almost look chili in color.

    Did you use the walnut AE polish? I know everyone likes to talk about the walnut polish darkening walnut leather . . .
     


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    So i got my orange and white Neumoks today. Oddly enough, the laces aren't long enough! I'm a 12EEE, so I think the standard 30-inch ones don't cut it. Anyone have preferences for longer laces? I'm looking for colored ones. Thanks!
     


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    Contact AE customer service. I'm sure they'll hook you up with the correct laces at no charge.

    If not, try the Nordstrom ones. They are 33'' long: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/1901-sh...extualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0
     


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    Do the new blue suede Strand webgems sway anyone? I've been staring at them off and on throughout the day thinking they could at least work with denim on Fridays. Yet again I have McTavish and Verona that could accomplish that mission just as well if not better without incurring a $295 charge. Yet I keep looking at them.

    Perhaps I'm just feeling the urge to add some suede to my shoe rack. How versatile are the snuff suede Neumoks?
     


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    Talk to the sizzle. I know he was having a snuff suede obsession recently.
     


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    They're very versatile. They handle reasonably well on pavement, asphalt, grass, dirt, wood, and many other surfaces.

    Really, though, the Neumoks or McTavish might be a more appropriate/versatile choice with denim. I might consider the snuff (brown) suede if you're leaning towards Neumoks.

    Edit: Way to beat me to it, donjuan!
     
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    Saw the Spring line up in person today, and I was actually surprised at how much I liked the Sapienza and the Franciscan. I was worried the Franciscan would look too square-toed, but I compared the Bel-Airs I had on to them, and the toe profile was nearly identical. The Sapienza in Bourbon was most surprising, as I thought it looked hideous online, but really liked them in person. They also have a really nice nubuck wing-tip coming out, which is not yet on the website. Unfortunately, IIRC, it is being offered in 3 funky colors (blue was the most conservative I recall) with a red brick sole. Still not sure there's anything from this season's lineup that will compel me to add to an already crowded rotation.
     


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    Anyone own the AE shoe racks? My collection is growing and I need to find a way to store 4 pairs of boots and 4 pairs of shoes. The bottom of my closet can no longer accommodate them without having them touching each other or the wall.

    Any opinion on quality would be appreciated. Of course pictures would help too.
     


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    I'm in the same situation as you. 8.5D in the 5 last is fine in the heel, but tight in the toe. I tried the 8.5E and found it slightly loose in the heel, although it may work for you. I think that the EEE will be way too loose for you though.

    One thing you might want to consider it going up to a 9 or 9.5 in a narrower width. 9.5 B is the best fit I have found for the Kenilworth (which is not made in C width).
     


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    I would say invest is some nice looking Book shelve. Open floor shoe rack makes shoes dirty quickly. Specially shoes on the lower shelves.I am myself looking for a large book shelve with closing doors. I am finding it a bit hard to find bookshelf with wide shelve width.
     


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    I own 7 racks and just ordered 7 more. I like them, but they're not worth $35 for AE-branded. They seem kinda flimsy when you pick them up, but are pretty solid when set up on the ground. I've got all 7 stacked on top of each other. I wear a 12 EEE, so I have to monkey with the shoes to get 4 pairs to fit. If you have a smaller foot, they should fit fine.

    I ordered my first 7 for $70 when Jos A Bank had their big Christmas sale. They're exactly the same as the Woodlore/AE ones, only with a different medallion. Just ordered another 7 Woodlore-branded racks. I think they came out to $115 with a 20% off coupon, including shipping at holdnstorage.com. I got the large ones: http://www.holdnstorage.com/large_cedar_shoe_rack-wl_82001.htm . The code should pop up when you hit the website for the first time. When I get time I'll take some pics.
     


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    Good to know! Thanks for getting back to me.
     


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    I measured them. I got 28" white laces, but 33" orange laces. Weird.....
     


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