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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. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Anyone out there have a pair of burgundy Sanfords they wanna sell? Size 11.5D

    I want a pair so bad but can't find them anywhere.
     
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    Great collection and very organized! But isn't it a bit of a chore to get the shoes toward the bottom of the stack out of there? Or do the containers slide out pretty easily?
     
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    Mate leather needs to breathe. Storing them in plastic boxes is not a very good idea.
     
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    +1
     
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    Do you use anything to protect the soles of your Allen Edmonds?

    I'm considering using metal toe taps but wanted to ask for advice on what works best from the members of this forum. Other options include topy or plastic and rubber toe-taps and heel caps.
     
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    topy, and swap out the heels when they get worn down.
     
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    Was that last part really necessary?
     
  8. Close Hoarse

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    Allen Edmonds Strawfuts: Brown leather and Linen. Just came in yesterday.


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    Agreed. Lets keep it civil and just appreciate a nice collection.
     
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    Nice ensemble, Close Hoarse!
     
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    Thank you much.

    CH
     
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    I really doubt there will be any ill effects of this. The shoes have lots more room then if they were in their boxes. I imagine they "breath" as much or more than shoes stored in boxes. Some of my shoes have been stored like this for 3 years will no effect on the leather that I can notice. Ideally, when we build our house I'm going to build a 20' by 20' closet for me and misses to share. When that happens I will build a shoe rack capable of holding all my shoes and I won't have them in any kind of box at all.
     
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    Great storage solution, Pastor. I have mine in their bags on a shoe rack, but I too wish I could keep them out so I can see them at least. Then I'd have to worry about dusting them, I guess...;0)
     
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    These shoes can last over 30 years with proper care. But storing them in plastic boxes definitely don't help them much in terms of breathing and moisture's not being able to get out of plastic boxes. Which in long run can rot various parts of the shoe. If I would must keep the plastic boxes then I would create some holes so that they can get some air flow through the holes. Its easy just hear up a nail and make your holes.
     
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    That's good point. Making some air holes isn't a bad idea.
     
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    If using the plastic boxes, I would imagine it probably also makes sense to wait 24 hours after wearing and putting in shoe trees before putting them in the plastic boxes, to let them dry out a bit.
     
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    Thats what i've thought but I'm thinking it might be the lighting. I asked the seller for the
    model code on the the shoe tongue but he just replied that snuff suede is darker brown?
     
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    I believe it's the brown. I don't thnk that these came in a "snuff suede" option, but the brown would be as close to that as possible. I'm wearing my chocolate ones right now and the color is definitely different. That said, the shoes in the advertisement would need to be cleaned when you get them. Sapphir Suede Shampoo would work really well for that application.

    Personally, I would probably try to pay a few extra dollars and try to find a new pair on sale because the pair in question do not look "gently used" as the advertisement states and because the cost of the shoes and the shampoo would come close to equaling a new pair. I paid $125 for mine, brand new; if you look around, you could probably find something similar.
     
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