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

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

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  1. jjr4884

    jjr4884 Senior member

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    I paid $199 each for a pair of shell cordovan McAllisters and McGraws at the Rack. $400 for $1200 worth of sales errrr shoes. Yes please. Will inquire in the near future to see what their inventory has now :)
     
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    I wouldn't get carried away on the shell is better than calf argument. Shell is nice to look at and all but I've found shell shoes to be 1) heavier 2) hotter on my feet. I don't see how anyone in a hot weather city like Houston could wear shell, but that's just me. I've handled some soft calf leather in my day. Besides, who would like to see the same shell shoes on their feet for 20 years?
     
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    Variatio Well-Known Member

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    FWIW: Me. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll give this a shot. Thanks.
     
  5. Septimus

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    My webgems arrived today:

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    Any recommended treatment before I wear them outside?
     
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    Awesome. They look like Nucky Thompsons shoes. I got some red and whites, and I was thinking of using venetian creme on them. Then neutral polish as needed.
     
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    Thanks. And, re: Nucky Thompson, the thought had occurred to me...
     
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    Currently on the shelf
    Fifth Avenue (brown burnished)
    McAllister (merlot)
    Strand (bourbon)
    Fairfax (chestnut)
    Hastings (chili)
    Kenilworth (black)

    On the way out
    Park Avenue (black) x2

    On the wishlist
    Fairfax (black)
    Park Avenue (walnut cloud)


    Pics coming soon :)
     
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    I am pretty sure Nick Horween has publicly advised against using Lexol on shell, but others, including myself, have used it to good effect. I picked up a pair of bone-dry aldens that were cracked in places and gave them a few doses of Lexol + brushing. Got a decent shine. Nowhere near the shine with reno, though.

    short answer--if you don't have reno--go ahead and use your lexol.
     
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    From what I read from the original quoted post, I don't believe the shoes were shell cordovan. It is commonly mistaken for cordovan, which is a color that shoes can come in.
     
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    Thanks again for arranging. Would anyone else be interested in getting the Soho with the more durable v-tread tap sole? I find it much more durable in the rain and snow - which is great for my Chicago winters!
     
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    This is going to be an en-mass spectator summer I can tell! Great job by AE to bring the classic look back! My only pair (non-AE though) but maybe it can add to the momentum: [​IMG]
     
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    I just got my Larchmonts. Cool shoe but slight problem. The shoelace holes don't look aligned. Is this normal? Anyone have this model w/same problem?


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    And what do you think of the fit? Feels OK to me, but maybe you guys see something I don't:


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    Thanks!
     
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