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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. AT83

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    I think they look great in your photo in grey. I think you should just wear them more often.
     
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  2. dancingbear

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    Great request. I'd like to see pictures of that myself. I have a pair of Truffle (cappuccino) Shell Macallisters but no strands to compare. I've always thought my Macallisters were on the light side of the scale, but have never seen another pair IRL. Anyone have both?
     
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    I have cappuccino dundees and brown patriots and the colors are very similar inside. It's only when I go outside that I can really tell a difference between the two. I'll to get some pics later but it may actually be tomorrow.
     
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    Is there a thread on how to change the color of your shoes? I saw some Walnut Players at Nordstrom Rack for $149 yesterday but I already have walnut strands.
     
  5. MacktasticGDogg

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    I find the cappuccino shell color to be a bit lighter than the AE brown shell color. Here's a picture I posted in the past of my cappuccino Dundees and Brown shell Patriots:

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  6. MacktasticGDogg

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    Wearing the walnut shell Kenilworths today. I think it has been worn somewhere between 5~10 times so far.

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  7. cincikid

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    There's been gazillion threads, with varying results. While it might be a fun weekend project, I'd second the idea of sending them to B.Nelson.
     
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    i tried both codes but they aren't showing a reduced price??

    is this still working?

    thanks
     
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    Last year when I talked to Deborah about having all 5 colors in shell she wanted to make sure that I knew what color cappuccino was and when she asked me I said lighter than brown, that was based on the pictures that Pastor had posted of his cappuccino Dundee's. She replied no it is the darker than brown... There are variations in both brown and cappuccino so it does vary but with my Dundee's they are lighter in full sun but inside with 60 cycle sunlight they change to a darker color. My cappuccino McAllister's are darker yet. I can only imagine what color my cappuccino Bayfields will be but based on the sample they sent me pretty dark, at least indoors.

    In full sun my best reference is still this one, brown in front bottom with cappuccino bottom top:
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    I will try to get another picture today comparing the cappuccino McAllister's and some other brown shell. I hope others will post some more comparisons like MactasktcGDogg, I enjoy the variations, plus looking at shell [​IMG]
     
  10. cincikid

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    Try SAFWD8313
     
  11. cincikid

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    I missed the "rough" MacNeils when they were a webgem circa the end of 2011 and also didn't get them as seconds when they were on sale last year. I thought they'd be gone for good, but somehow, I scored them off ebay last week for about 20% of the original retail. They looked pretty beat up (partly due to the leather itself) although they didn't seem to be worn. A bit of AE Lotion and some elbow grease made them look pretty gorgeous.


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    I know AE suggests saddle soap for those, but somehow I've always been reluctant to use it. It looks like AE Lotion worked really well here: the leather got a lot more supple and the color is now a bit deeper. I am looking forward to wearing them this fall.
     
  12. Pastor

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    Here are some brown/cappuccino comparisons.
    Brown Shell Patriots and Cappuccino Dundees

    Inside with flash
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    Inside by the window with no flash
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    Closeup of shell colors - no flash
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  13. tifosi

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    Pastor, are the Patriots the shade of brown that you would get if you ordered the brown shell that you can pick from the site? I love the cappuccino, tho! Looks like MTO here I come! I'll see whats available.
     
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    Funny, I too just got a VERY slightly used pair of MacNeils, on their maiden voyage today. Love the look. Will have to hit them with some more AE Leather Lotion I think, on the vamp anyway. Showing some serious crease marks. Although, not such a terrible thing, for the rough look.

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  15. cincikid

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    Interesting coincidence! Out of curiosity, are yours 9.5D? I've noticed there were two of them on ebay in the past few weeks, in 10D and 9.5D. Given I took the first, I presume yours might be the latter. Fwiw, the lotion has nearly completely eliminated the creasing and made the color look even throughout the vamp (I worked it into the leather with my fingers, sort of massaging the vamps). I want to try to use Saphir down the road out to see if it might be even better.
     
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    Sometimes I wish my feet were that size. No, mine are 11.5's. I may hit mine with Saphir too, at least on the vamp.
     
  17. cincikid

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    Do post the results. I am curious about the outcome.
     
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    The brown is the shell brown from AE. Like others have said it can really vary in color.
     
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    Brown and dark brown are the same shade for AE, right?
     
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    Wondering the same. They list the chukkas as dark brown and the Patriot as brown (or vise versa).
     
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