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

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  1. OptoDoc

    OptoDoc Senior member

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    That pretty much sums it up.

    I was in my office the other day and a conversation not very unlike this one was had with one of my opticians who happened to catch me scrolling the thread.

    I really do consider Cold Iron to be the acting Godfather of the Allen Edmonds Style Forum Mafia.
     


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    helius0 Well-Known Member

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    I've just received my Yumas, and was wondering if anyone else is getting two-toned shoes?

    The leather pieces just above the soles seem to be noticeably darker than the rest of the boots (imperceptible in low light, but very obvious in bright sunlight).
     


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    Any good loafers? The amoks look like a good buy.
     


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    Thanks for correcting me, I was thinking "natural" but wrote "walnut". I did have some of that dressing when I first got them but after a few applications it dried out. So, what do you think AE uses to start with? Did the Chili change the look of yours? I haven't decided on the sandpaper yet, I just want to get a uniform look when I apply new dressing. i don't want the blotchy spots to show thru as I am sure they would with the natural. I might try some type of solvent to remove old dressing, obviously a small amount in an inconspicuous spot first. My preference is to get a good recommendation here from someone that has encountered and solved a similar problem.
     


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    I just lost my Allen Edmonds virginity! :slayer: Received my first pair today--black Park Avenues--and love them! They fit and feel great and I'm already contemplating my next AE purchase. Quick question though regarding the AE full-toe shoe trees: I wear 10.5Ds and the size guide said to get large trees. I bought the larges of course, but they seem too big for my shoes. I really have to cram them in there, and the spring is almost fully compressed when they are inserted. They are also very difficult to remove, as the fit is so tight. Seems like they are too big for the shoes and will stretch them out. FWIW, 10.5D is the smallest size on the chart that calls for size large trees. Even moving down one width to a C, they recommend medium trees.

    Any thoughts on the matter from the AE experts here?
     
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    Just ordered the dark brown Amok suede chukkas from the clearance section + $35 off for the Soles for Souls program. Probably get them in tomorrow. Might just have to post a picture of the whole collection (which isn't that big) when I get the new ones.
     


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    I didn't know you could get $35 off on clearance items. What store did you order from?

    How do the Amok tend to fit? TTS?
     


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    It is also for sealing the sole edge to protect against water, not just for color correction. I creates a light shell similar to a laquer on wood furniture. I also use chili on my walnut shoes. I save the natural for the light Rough Collection soles.
     


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    I would stick with the large. It is the correct size. You are probably just being a bit "careful" with them right now because they are new. Hope you enjoy them!
     


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    Does anyone happen to own the Shortstop boat shoes?

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    I really like them, but I've never actually seen them in the wild. Any pics would be great!
     


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    I just ordered them from the website. Ended up paying a total of $115. Killer deal.
    I believe Amok is on the 4-234 last, which should run fairly TTS, but maybe slightly fuller in the toe.
     


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    Ha, yes, you're probably right. It took me forever to lace them because I was being so careful not to stretch or scratch the leather, lol. Until these AEs, I'd never owned dress shoes that cost more than $150 (Johnston & Murphy, Lands' End, etc.), so it's fair to say that I'm going to baby them for a while. Feels good to have finally made the jump to nicer shoes, though; I can definitely say it was... money well spent! ;) Thanks for the reply.
     
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    What size do you need in the players? Just ordered a pair from Jeffersonville earlier
     


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    All the outlets are having the 2 for $250 sale. Shoebank is just a name for one of the outlets.
     


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    Well of course as soon as I posted this and went to leave the house I heard back. Not only are we asking to bring back a shoe from the dead, but also on a last that is no longer being made. However leave it to AE... What took so long is not only to get the go ahead for a custom order, but the ability of AE to do so. They do not have every size on the 0 last left around in inventory. Like someone said awhile ago they have ~50,000 lasts altogether. So what we need to do is get together a request based on size and they will check the lasts to see what they have left and compare to our request. When they have that and know how many requests they can fill they will give us the details of the group buy.

    If everyone that is interested would either post or PM their preference I can then send it in and see what we end up with. Think we still need to come up with 10 but not positive. No idea on cost, options, etc. but normally it has come in at list price with waiving of the custom fees. But that is speculation at this point.

    So what is everyone interested in? SOHO or Evanston? What color? And any input on fit of the 0 last would be appreciated by all. Looks like most people are comfortable with the same size as the 5 last: http://www.styleforum.net/t/161752/allen-edmonds-soho-fit

    And DJTravler with his Evanston's:

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