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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. BCer

    BCer Well-Known Member

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    Hey hey hey, that's SHOE love. Watch it!
     
  2. David Copeland

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    I should soon.

    One of my pair was given the wrong edge color - and when I called AE in the recrafting department, I ordered and received the edging natural polish.

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    Now I have to sand paper the edges down (as others have mentioned here) so that I can gently get to the bare original edge before applying the natural edge polish. (Using an 80-120 grit grade sandpaper first, followed up by a 180-200-250 grit grade to finish it off)

    Then I should be ready for the Natural Edge Dressing.

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    More here:
    http://shoesandcraft.com/2012/12/05/heel-edge-finishing/
     
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    What a delightful story. It would be interesting to know how the posters in this thread look and act "in the wild". There are many of you I'd enjoy having a beer (or coffee) with.
     
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  5. David Copeland

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    Handshake . . . or Shoeshake?

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    I can only imagine what additional styles the two of you have in mind for your Blog or Style Forum collection:

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    "Hmmm . . . so many choices to choose from for blogging or chatting on the Style Forum!"
     
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    Great story, guys. Almost shed a tear. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I know, it's touching isn't it? We're trying to figure out if its got to stay secret like the tree fort sort of thing, or if we dare invite our wives into the inner sanctum of our shoe worship. Lol.
     
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    Unless they can invest equal bonding time in cleaning/polishing/caring for their shoes, their passion is a shallow one and is ineligible for membership
     
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    Sensible advice here.
     
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    Try going a half size up in the narrow. I've waffled between 11E and 11.5D in the 5 last. 11D is definitely too small..except in a Neumok-style unlined, which fit a bit bigger.
     
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    Please post details, big pics, of the Park Avenues in Walnut grain. Hot and ready. [​IMG]
     
  12. New Shoes1

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    I don't think it makes sense to spend $50 on these shoes and another $125 on recrafting when, at the end of the day, you are still going to have a very used shoe with a gross insole. If you are going to go the used shoe route, get something that does not require an immediate $125 investment of recrafting. I've seen Randolphs in much better shape sell for less than $100. I've also seen shell shoes with only a dozen wears sell for under $200. You just have to be patient and keep your eyes on EBay.
     
  13. ScottyBoy920

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    Hey, so I got these patriots off eBay- burgundy with combination tap sole. Great deal for what I'm looking at. The only issue I see with them is the rather large crease on the right toe. I read about a spooning method to run the creases out, does that really work?

    I must note that I have note done anything to them yet. I will absolutely rub them down with AE conditioner cleaner. I don't have burgundy or merlot(recommended by AE) but I do have neutral, should I go ahead and use that or wait and get some merlot polish?

    Thank you.
     
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    donjuan17 Well-Known Member

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    I know we all love shoes here but to spoon them... well that's just sick.
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    Those look rough. Try some Saphir Renovateur before you do anything.
     
  17. ScottyBoy920

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    Unfortunatly I don't have any of that. Only AE Leather Lotion or Conditioner Cleaner.
     
  18. New Shoes1

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    Give it a shot and see how it works out for you. I would also invest in some Renovateur if you're going to continue to purchase shoes that are a little bit more of a project.
     
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    Is there a significant difference between Renovateur and Conditioner Cleaner?

    Also for "projects" wouldn't Reno'Mat be best?

    Anywhere in NYC that I can pick up Saphir products?
     
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  20. ScottyBoy920

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    FYI,

    It looks like AE is having a sale on their cleaning and care products. Looks like 15% off.

    Not sure if this is matched in stores though; would think so.
     
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