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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. jrarnold

    jrarnold Well-Known Member

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    Quote:There's always the Scottsdale, looks the same as a Patriot but it has the Gumlite/Vibram rubber sole normally. You said you didn't like the penny loafer look, but maybe you'd like the rubber sole already there?
     
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    Quote:Is this look considered fashionable now? That tie looks awful; the cut and the color.
     
  3. MZhammer

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    Luca Rubinacci is usually considered fashionable, albeit dandified.
    If you're not familiar with him go take a look.
     
  4. David Copeland

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  5. rollinsay

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    Any comments?
     
  6. Wallsy

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    Quick question about proper fitting. I just received the Brooks Brothers-branded Strands from the seconds tent sale. They are size 10D. The vamps do not completely close together as they are in many pictures though I see them spread in other pics. Is this a sign that they are too small in width? They otherwise fit well and are comfortable as I walk around on the carpet.
     
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    Sounds like D will be perfect for me then! Thanks a bunch, I was thinking of going for the E's so you likely just saved me a lot of trouble.
     
  8. Scottyb06

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    Wallsy - you also have to keep in mind the 'slope' of your instep. Example: I have a relatively high instep and so the vamp never closes. When I had wider shoes they were extremely uncomfortable and caused back pain, even though the vamp closed more tightly. You should pay primary attention to the fit first and the vamp second.
     
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    May I ask what kind of conditioner/cleaner you use? Surely not Saphyr.
    I ask because I bought one at a local cobbler only to later find out it had a substance that would also waterproof, thus also making it hard for my shoes to breath. I didn't end up using it.
     
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    My Tent Sale Banchory seconds. Looks as though the only issue is some stitching!

    I apologize for the terrible quality of the photos:

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    Easily the most comfortable shoe I have ever put on my feet
     
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    Check out the lasts my friend. Dundees are on the 1 last which is wider than the narrow 5 last.
     
  12. David Copeland

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    He is probably referring to the AE Polish or Conditioner.

    David
     
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    I'm not sure which c/c MWS is referring to but Saphir (Saphyr?)cleaner/ conditioner(Renovateur ) will not effect the breathability of leather . It does however contain mink oil which is often used as a waterproofing but not in high enough concentration to cause this problem .
     
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    Everything about that ensemble is awful; the tie is just one part of an otherwise frightening whole.
     
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    Tassel loafers in shell cordovan are terrifically classy; they are also, IMO, the most formal of the loafers (tassels, full strap, penny).
     
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    I am referring to Allen Edmonds Conditioner/Cleaner. [​IMG] As englade said, I don't think you need to worry about breathability of the leather. Unless perhaps you are using way too much.
     
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    Thanks. I'll give AE's a try.

    In other news my Delreys in Chili came today!
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    (Before a good clean and polish)
     
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    Walnut Strands today.


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    perhaps but there is a stark difference between fashion and understated elegance.
     
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    To be honest I like it . I dont really follow fashion but I do find it stylish in a good way
     
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