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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. alvin545

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    Yes, they do but I think they only ship FedEx now. I haven't used their FedEx service (I ship them to and pick them up from Niagara Falls, NY) but I've read that the cost is $40 + taxes and FedEx's own "brokerage fee".
     


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    Are there alternative sources for AE shoecare products, like the cleaner/conditioner and the premium shoe polish that has international shipping? I will be leaving the US for Singapore in a month's time and will be bring my AE shoes with me.

    Also, I see that there is a neutral premium shoe polish. Would it be a bad idea to stock up on those and just use them all all different leathers? (Merlot, walnut, grey, black, brown etc)

    Thank you for your time.
     


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    re: water welts.
    I lnow this post is a bit old but you
    might read it . I mist my shells with water then brush back to a shine working in sections sides and vamp. This gets rid of the welts every time on all my shells . I dont use wax only reno but nothing else works as well as water brushing imo
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Ashton or Benton? I wear custom orthotics with a pretty large heel and definitely can't fit in to Park Avenues like I wanted to(causes most of my heel to stick above the rim of the shoe). My problem is that none of my local stores carry the orthotic styles and I imagine the sizing for them is slightly different. Any advice on either of the shoes would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    Is there a way to order the RL Sanderson in widths other than D (like E) from the RL site directly? All I see is D but it's apparently a narrow last and I have wider feet.
     


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    Sanderson is offered in E width for euro market. I have them in E but they feel like B. RL shoes have thick full leather insole makes even less room inside the shoes. If you have wide feet stay away. A double leather soled wingtip don't give much. Going 1/2 size bigger wont even help.
     
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    Hi, and welcome to SF and the Allen Edmonds thread! I own the Benton in chili, it is on the 8-678 last. The Clifton is on the 8-108 and the Clifton will not fit my foot no matter how I size it so think the Benton last is more generic fitting. Mine fits best in True To Size. I no longer wear custom orthotics but just the black superfeet 3/4 insoles and they work fine in the Benton, but also in my other shoes. The Benton isn't a bad shoe and looks much like the shell Townley's that many of us recently picked up, the toe is a bit more square at the end. One of the many good things about it being an AE is that if you ordered it and it didn't work you can return it for free and try something else.

    Because the Dalton in chili is on sale I was thinking of taking a picture of the Benton with a walnut shoe for color comparison so those considering the chili Dalton could see the difference. I'll try to do that later today if time allows.
     


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    Man, really? I absolutely love the look of those shoes....
     


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    I just received shoes shipped to Canada. Yes, they charge $40 delivery. I was not charged brokerage fee from FedEx, nor did they pick up customs fees.

    You could always order shoes through your nearest Harry Rosen (they'll do the whole catalogue, plus give them your custom orders). They just won't have sale prices or webgems.
     


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    Mine are a little snug across the vamp, I presume they will loosen up a bit with wear. My experience with loafers and shell loafers is that you want them a bit snug at first, so that they don't fall off your foot after they are broken in.


    They are definitiely different than the Randolphs, I believe the Randolph is longer, and potentially larger across the vamp. I went with the same size in the Patriot as I have in my shell Randolphs, and I think the Patriot fit will be better after they break in a bit.
     


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    Walnut vs. Chili, outside but early morning light:
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    The calf walnut McAllister's have been polished mainly with Saphir Cognac wax but once or twice with AE walnut premium polish to knock down the orange hue some. The Benton's have only ever been polished with AE chili premium polish. Both are several years old now with the Benton being almost 4 If I recall correctly.
     


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    Wow, excellent pictures, very helpful. Thank You Sir.
     


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    Thanks for the fit information. Now, I just need the pair that arrives to not have any ridiculous defects that make them an automatic return. I tried tongue pads in the Randolphs, which helped immensely, but thought it made more sense to just get a loafer that fits right out of the box.

    By the way, I've had the picture you posted up on my computer this morning to keep telling myself the Patriots are worth the upcharge from the $130 price that I got on the prior pair.
     


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    Re-quoting in order to corrupt others as I have been corrupted by the posters on this thread.
     
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