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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. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Wow, sounds like an awesome project. If you go through with it, make sure to document.

    Here is my storage setup. Two pairs per box of boots and I can get 3 pair of AE's in there. There's no need for me to drill holes for leather "breathing" since the seal on these bins is quite loose and plenty of air gets in and out. Going to work on the labeling next And check out my "butt ugly" shirts on plebe wire hangers!:

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    I had to take a double look on your photo - very creative. For a moment I asked myself "how did he get those rocks up in the trees?"
     
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    Great collection, and congrats on losing 65 lbs! Gotta get a new wardrobe now too!
     
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    Earlier in this thread somebody mentioned getting an orange color to the strands when using the cognac polish and they would use the AE polish every now and then to combat the orangeness. Keep us updated when you try the the saphir cognac though. Are you getting the cognac cream or the wax?
     
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    Thank you, David. There have been many people who have posted about what wearing Ridgeways feels like walking on the sidewalk. Walking off the sidewalk is totally different, and is what I thought that the Ridgeways were made for. They are very good "off-road" shoes as anyone who climbs up a hill in the woods covered with pine needles will find out.

    The orange welt and laces also look very good with an orange shirt or jacket, which is the sort of shirt or jacket that one wears in the woods to avoid being mistaken for anything that anyone is out hunting.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what model this is? It looks like it says "Hancock" but when I look at that shoe on AE's website, the Hancock is different. If you do know what shoe it is, what last is it on? I don't know how to look up model numbers. Thanks!

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    It is the Hancock; Allen Edmonds occasionally reuses names for entirely different models. My understanding is that the last digit of the model number (the 4-digit number directly below the size) indicates the last. If correct, these would be on the 4 last.
     
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    Cappuccino shell McAllisters today.
     
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    Burgundy shell patriots yesterday.
     
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    Here is another nice video - showing in motion the process of recrafting a worn pair of shoes (you may have to use the pause button often):
     
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    Anyone recognize this original Allen Edmonds shoe from over 60 years ago?

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    Notice the remarkable classic 7-lace eyelets for that great vintage style.

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    Plus, this shoe was made with NO NAILS.
     
  12. chinngiskhaan

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    am I the only one that thinks that AE patriots are ugly? I love AE shoes but they just seem to make ones foot look quite round and short to boot.
     
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    You may be the only one as the Patriot has a pretty good following around here. I bought both the burgundy shell and the brown shell version within a week of each other. It is very similar to the Alden LHS which is one of Alden's most popular shoes. The biggest difference for me was that the shell patriots were at a large discount at a recent AE outlet sale. I got both pair of AEs for about what one pair of Aldens cost.

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    Great looking shell Patriots, Pastor!
     
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    Certainly true they're very much like the Alden LHS and were about $350ish (outlet) if I recall. You can't beat that price and it's not like you slumming it in a pair of AEs!

    I see how some might not like the slipper look, but they're one handsome shoe!
     
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    maybe it's just because I haven't seen them in person? Maybe the "taken from above" camera angle just makes the shoes look stubbier than they really are. It just seems like they are shorter looking than all the other shoes in people's collections. Whenever I see pictures of them next to other shoes owned by the same person, they always look like they shouldn't fit on the same persons foot.

    I do have an issue with short looking feet (i'm 6'4 and just found out that my official size is a 10D), so maybe that has something to do with my dislike for the shoes. I just imagine myself wearing them and having my feet looking shorter than they already are...

    I'd like to see a picture of someone with a patriot on one foot, and another, lace up shoe on the other... Any takers?
     
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    Just got a pair of Anchorages--an AE longwing blucher with wool uppers--as a part of a 2 for 250 deal. I erroneously assumed they are essentially the modified MacNeils, but they are actually built on the 4 last and both look and fit quite different from the MacNeils. I think they are more similar to the Aberdeen than to MacNeil. The shoes seem to be extremely soft and comfortable, but I have not yet decided whether I will keep them or send them back. Will appreciate your thoughts on the stile and the versatility of the shoe.
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    For what it's worth, my Center Fielders felt like slippers from the first day, though if anything they're a tad on the long side.
     
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    I successfully removed tongue pads from some Elgins in the past. After getting the pad out, I basically had to just keep rubbing with a finger until all the residue rolled off. Took maybe 5-10 minutes, but it was fine afterward. I followed up with some Conditioner/Cleaner just for good measure.
     
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    It's worth noting that the Dark Brown Cognac McTavish (which maybe didn't exist at the time) resembles Cold Iron's darkened version. Then again, the welts are much darker.
     
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