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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. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    To the gentleman who got the sweet deal on shell patriot congrats I could not come any where close to your price
     


  2. zerostyle

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    Question:

    Does anyone know of a shoe similar to Alden's longwing in the tobacco color?

    Like this? http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

    I love that shade of brown.

    Any other options from AE or others in the < $300 price point?

    What I've seen from AE and don't like:
    - Walnut color is too light
    - Burnished brown is too dark
    - Haven't seen bourbon in person, but I'm guessing that it's a bit darker
    - The MacNeil longwing from AE just doesn't have as nice of a shape as the Alden

    I looked at Meermin's longwing, but the leather seems kind of boring and plastic looking in person, such as here: http://cdn.styleforum.net/a/a0/a0692875_IMG_0287.jpeg
     
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  3. NAMOR

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    Dalton in Walnut shell. Half size too small :(
     


  4. Variatio

    Variatio Well-Known Member

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    Second that. If I had the chance I would have bought all colors, just love this style.
     


  5. jjr4884

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    Having a $7 brush per color is overkill? How about having 30+ pairs of shoes? What do you call that?
     
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  6. Variatio

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    I'd call that a pretty good start. [​IMG]
     


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    Hey Namor what size are they?
     


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    N, just no luck with some of the boots recently eh? Sorry to hear about that. Can you exchange?
     


  9. New Shoes1

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    That looks pretty identical to AE's new bourbon color. AE has a bunch of new longwings in 2013, not sure which come in bourbon.
     


  10. New Shoes1

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    Did you go with a 12D? The 1 last is pretty true to size for me.
     


  11. NAMOR

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    i bought a 11.5D. cant find it in 12D. nice boot though
     


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    I was really hoping those shell daltons weren't 11.5D... Must...Resist!
     


  13. MoneyWellSpent

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    Your shoe care regimen is simple and reasonable, and you should get well over a decade of service from them using this method. The reason that the polish in the broguing disappeared is because the moisture from the polish was absorbed into the leather, and the remaining residue contracted. The leather within each brogue hole needs to stay well hydrated because the full grain of the leather is exposed since the holes are created by a punch being driven through the full depth of the leather. People who try to avoid getting polish into the holes are doing a great disservice to their shoes. As the leather becomes better hydrated through subsequent polishings it will likely not disappear as readily because the fibers will be better nourished. Getting the polish out of the broguing isn't a big deal. If the holes are so clogged up that it becomes difficult, then too much polish is being applied. If the horsehair brush brush or stencil dauber won't get the excess out using a good brushing, then a quick swipe with a toothpick will take care of it.
     


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    if you use a q-tip or even cut one in half, that fits perfect in the larger brogueing.
     


  15. MoneyWellSpent

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    Also a great choice. [​IMG]
     


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