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

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  1. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    Both are "old" - the Macneils are 3 years old this month, the Leeds are about 9 months old - but definitely the old version of burgundy. Just differences from shoe to shoe. AE's new burgundy is much darker - not quite as dark as Alden's eggplant #8, but definitely dark burgundy. Plus, you're seeing differences in lighting... outside vs. inside.
     
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    Called the Jeffersonville outlet this morning. Got players in dark chocolate suede and McGraws in burgundy cordovan for $250. Nice.
     
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    Just received some more seconds. About my 8th pair of seconds, never had problems previously and defects were minor.

    However, this time one of the shoes has a massive defect (the entire vamp has large rolls/folds). I was wondering if anyone has tried exchanging seconds or if this is even possible? Thanks.
     
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    Sounds like it is only a contradiction to you. I wear my loafers all year round. Just got a pair of "new to me" Kenwoods in burgundy shell off the 'bay.

    As others have mentioned, they have been cheaper in the past, but not sure when the next time that will roll around. If you have been eyeing those I would probably jump on them.

    Do you know if the McAllisters are going for $399 plus the 20% discount?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they were seconds, but didn't look at them that closely. I'd give them a call.
     
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    Whoa are they still honoring that deal? How'd you get them to include McGraw in shell?

    And the shell offerings were 30% off during Black Friday 2012. But if you can't wait, get'em!
     
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    Renomat is by far the better product. I tried to strip the wax off of a pair of walnut westchesters, first with Lexol. As you said, it takes way too much pressure and a ton of product. Mine subsequently ended up looking like yours. I suppose that adding cream polish could bring some color back but I never got that far (shoes don't fit well).

    A similar attempt on the Kenilworth with Renomat removed virtually all the wax using a tenth the amount of product and effort...all with no change to the shoe's color. Since stripping wax is done so infrequently, a bottle will last me a lifetime. It's well worth the cost IMO.

    If you PM me your mailing address, I'll mail you enough to do a couple pairs of shoes to give it a try.
     
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    Hmmm do you think?! ;-)

    I really have missed your pictures of shell on here. My wallet, not so much LOL. MacktasticGDogg put me over the edge when he posted his Patriot loafers in brown shell the other day. My first thought was that loafers don't work for me and then I recalled someone named bucksfan telling me to "Try it again!" when it came to loafers. Will see soon and hope that they do work this time.

    I still don't own a pair of LWB and they are on the short list. Had my eye on some cigar shell and hoping for AE to release a LWB in brown or truffle shell. But looking at your Macneil's realized I am already a bit brown heavy and there really is nothing wrong with the Macneil in #8, and it is actually more versatile. As always, great pictures bucksfan.
     
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    I bought my burgundy shell Leeds last year for $299. It took two pair to get a good one but they've been great for a year now. I picked up some 1st quality burgundy shell Macneils on sale as well around the same time. I think they were $100 off the $575 MSRP. I do prefer the new burgundy but I can't complain. They are a true, traditional burgundy color.

    I just came across all the posts about the shell Patriot. Looks like I'm late to the party. I'm envious of you guys that got in on them. If anyone has a fit issue with an 11D, please let me know :) The brown is gorgeous! Are they unlined?
     
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    They were only in the 9D sample size so you didn't miss out.

    Just got mine a few minutes ago! Will post pics when I get home from errands that I had been avoiding.

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    I just ordered a Cambridge Burgundy Cordovan for $360 and a McGraw Burgundy Cordovan + Park Aves in Walnut grain, 2 for $250.
    Thank you thank you thank you to all those in thread who were generous enough to post all the deals!
     
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    Bucksfan,
    awesome photos. Can you comment on the walnut daltons a bit more? I'm considering a pair, but in that photo they look like alden whiskey, which I do not need more of.
    Also, can you share your impressions about the boots in general? (do you like them, etc)

    thanks!
     
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    I truly appreciate the offer, but there is a cobbler right near my house that sells Saphir products. I will pick up Renomat today after work.

    The color of the stripped area in the photo looks lighter because the wax darkened the leather significantly. I'm not worried about the color change.
     
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    Just tried to see if they had a 10.5 E in burgundy shell and no cigar!
     
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