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

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  1. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    What do you think about the mcallister in truffle cordovan?
    I feel like it might be too boring a colour for a brogued wingtip.

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    Those are beautiful. Not boring at all. In time they will develop a great patina. Those would make a great addition to any collection.
     
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    Those look terrific to me.
     
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    GOR-GEOUS. Where can I get one?
     
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    All of the above. I didn't quite understand shortwing balmorals, but now I do -- those work. yowza.
     
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    Thanks for this. If I'm honest, I prefer the shape of the Clifton, but I like the more ornate broguing of the Townley. I had concerns about whether I'd find the Townley too blobby, but I'm actually kinda digging them in person. And for the price, they're a good introduction to shell:


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    Sadly, I haven't been able to wear them around the house enough to be sure I'm happy with the sizing yet, so I haven't been able to take them for a spin. Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow.
     
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    So I also got those shell Kenilworths (technically my first shell purchase). The listing said "First Quality - Stamped on Sole Because They Are a Cancelled Special Order", but I'm thinking they were probably seconds. Note the 3 dark blotches on the inside. Also, part of the label on the box was cut out:


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    I'm thinking someone custom ordered them, didn't like the blotches, and they became seconds. What are y'all's thoughts? Is there any way to remove these? Do you think I can convince the seller to discount them? Looking for some advice.
     
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    To be honest, I think they're great. I bought the Dalton's in the grey color when they were 199 because I love the dalton and I love the grey, but I wish I had held out a while longer and just gotten the pa's (which were the shoes I really wanted).

     
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    Option B, and my first thought... But how many wingtips does a man need? Never mind, that is an illogical statement, right up there with how many boots does he need. There will not be any truffle left from little there is at this rate! Nice score.
     
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    I hope those are not first quality. The spots are quite noticeable.
     
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    You bought them on EBay for pennies. Keep them or return them. Don't be that guy that tries to negotiate a lower price. Trying to remember, didn't you get them for only $300?
     
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    Will I mess up suede if I apply water protectant? I really like how I can run my hand across the grain. You know, the raised strands of fibers.
     
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    I just purchased a pair of Townley's in Brown Shell from the Jefferson store. Total price shipped was $258. Looking forward to getting them here next week. Im also thinking og getting the patriot loafers in Brown Shell. I've been wanting the Alden LHS version forever but you can't find it in Cigar or Ravello and even I could they would be $700+ while the patriots in shell are around $360. Anyone know how these fit?
     
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    I've used suede protectant on my bright green suede Rancourt boat shoes and on my light denim blue Quoddy camp mods and it doesn't change the "hand" of the suede or the color. It's still feels buttery rich, just protected.

    I would have no problem recommending it for your AE suede shoes.
     
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    It will not mess them up if you use the right spray. I use Bickmore Gard-More which is silicon free. You want to protect your suede and after the fact it is too late IME.
    Congrats on the Townley's, and that is one heck of a price! I have the Patriot in brown shell and it is the first loafer that has ever fit me. They have fairly low reviews on the AE website because they are too tight for many people. However that "weakness" is their strength for me. I really like them, a lot. I have a very low volume foot with narrow heel and almost no arches and the Patriot's are perfect for me. I walk out of most all other loafers my heel lifts well above the back of the shoe except for the Patriot. If you have a larger volume foot I could see why they they could be a problem in being too tight.
     
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