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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. beyond

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    I talked to the AE rep and she is having me send it back so they can look at it and decide on what to do next. Hoping for some good news and some magical reappearance of walnut shell if they cannot fix the problems.

    And you're right, the price came out to be about $725.
     
  2. ScottyBoy920

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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair of Tan Cronmoks.

    What would be the best way to add some color to them, mink oil or neutral wax? I have seen images like the ones below (yes I know they are not the same shoes, but are the same leathers and color) and both members used different techniques. I guess I am trying to find out which is the best option?

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    Thanks guys
     
  3. OptoDoc

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    Well kiss my grits...

    I have a doctorate and just realized I don't even know how to tie my shoes.

    Thanks, to these and all who commented with advice. [​IMG]
     
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  4. MoneyWellSpent

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    I actually see a lot of shoes in these threads with crookedly tied laces resulting from this.
     
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    This is what I've always done. I bought my black Vernons from them and purchased 4 pair at once. Of course, I have AmazonPrime with 2 day shipping, so the other pairs were refunded before my credit card bill was due.
     
  6. Winston S.

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    Wax polish should not really change the color of shoes.
     
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    thanks for the advice... much appreciated... and kudos to you for learning up on your world history!
     
  8. David Copeland

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    Another good reason to have Amazon Prime!

    One of the benefits I like about Prime is the free movie and tv channel available through the internet, including a tube TV that has a Roku Device to shoe the commercial free selections.

    That, plus Hulu Plus and Netflix Web was enough for my wife to cancel DirectTV and avoid cable - all for an average monthly cost of 22.50 for all three.
     
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    I recently got rid of my Cable television as well, David. Roku and Netflix for me with an antenna for local news. The freedom of not feeling obligated to spend hours watching my backloaded DVR has been quite welcomed. I've recently begun a quest to start reading more than just on my breakfast and lunch breaks. Currently, East of Eden. Steinbeck...what an author.
     
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    You need to visit a Manager at either an AE Store of a Nordstrom Department Store and have them professionally fit you for your AE size and last, based on the styles you have in mind.

    If you get a Christmas List together for all of the styles you have an interest in, most store managers will bring in samples for you to try on after they have professionally fitted you.

    Nordstroms is the only store which guarantees after they fit you that the shoe size and last will prevail comfortably after 6 months of wear - with a refund or exchange.

    David
     
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    Are you referring the STRANDS? If so, what size, what color, and what price were you after? Perhaps I can help.

    David
     
  12. MrWN

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    I know this was discussed several hundred pages ago (can't recall clearly), but what are your opinions on tap soles?

    Do they preserve the soles longer than bare soles which would ultimately provide a longer sole life before recrafting?

    Plus, do third part tap soles void AE's recrafting services?

    I started to wonder if tap soles are even worth the risk after reading horrible experiences of the local cobblers in my area on yelp haha.
     
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  13. David Copeland

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    Nice selection.

    You may wish to check out where I posted in the Reading Thread:

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    LINK 2
     
  14. David Copeland

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    Anyone into a little Retro of Allen Edmonds back in the 1940's?

    If so, you may like the following video:
     
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  15. ScottyBoy920

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    AE will apply a tap sole for $50 on any of their shoes. I was told by a SA that if you go to a local cobbler, make sure they dont hammer the tap soles onto your shoes- that will void any recrafting.
     
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    Great Video David, I had to watch it at work with no sound as of right now, but cant wait to re-watch with complete audio [​IMG]
     
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    So mink oil is my best bet?

    Do you suggest a liquid oil or not?
     
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    This was fantastic. Thanks for sharing, David.
     
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    Ah, thanks for the info.

    Dang, $50 for tap soles? They better be made of titanium!

    That's pretty much 1/4 the cost of the shoes!
     
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    Going to leave that to other people that have had experience with it, just know that wax polish will not change the color much, especially neutral.
     
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