Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    I got my replacement McAllister firsts, and unfortunately they have the same prominent ridge on the caps. In addition, the pinking is very inconsistent, where on the right shoe there's too much leather and they flair way up. The left shoe, on the other hand foot, is almost cut off:

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    I'm sure I want to replace them because of the pinking, but I'm worried the third attempt is going to have the same ridge problem. I don't see such a problem in this picture or this picture, so I'm holding out hope I can get a better looking pair. Any thoughts what could be causing this?

    As for the inconsistent stitching causing pinking problems, this seems to a newer problem, as I don't remember reading about it on this thread much in the past. Just the other day, rollinsay had a similar problem, and I even chimed in with problems on my Bourbon Strand firsts. I hope if there is a consistent problem with stitching of the uppers, whether it be in the Dominican Republic or the USA, that AE notices and gets it under control.

     
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    Did you order these directly from AE? If so, call their customer service line and ask that they perform a visual inspection of the next pair before shipping. (I asked and received this extra service last week).

    You can also call the AE number and choose to speak to the recrafting department where the staff is exceptionally trained to provide answers.
     
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    Not quite. The AE Dundee is almost identical to the Alden Chukka however.

    I have the Dundee in all shell colors offered by AE, I love them:

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    Hey good to see you back KMD [​IMG] Earlier this month Cedarville posted that they can't compete with the large box stores and are no longer in business.
    I also agree with this. In addition when cleaning and often before putting a shoe on I use an old toothbrush to scrub the top of the welt. I also keep a toothbrush by the deep sink where I start the cleaning process of my shoes and during the winter after taking them off do the same with a damp tooth brush then wipe them down. It makes a huge difference IMO.
    Yes I have several posts through this thread about it. I also did my brown shell Patriots however have no before and after pictures. Every once in a while the finish from the factory can be dull even without the cream layered on. I have been lucky and never had that happen to me but others on here have. It is most certainly worth trying Renomat then Renovatour after that. I use microfiber cloths and do only a small section at a time then move your finger on the cloth to a new piece before doing the next section. As soon as I'm done with the shoe I use a damp rag and wipe it down, a lot more will come off. Then do the same with Renovatour right away.
     
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    I love my Alden chukka I wish it had the three eyelets like the Dundee.
     
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    David I am going to assume that you are as clueless about CXL as you are shell. That picture was taken after only 2 hours in the woods hunting ruff grouse, AKA: Bonasa umbellus. Ruff really don't care much for people and you have a healthy population of them in Western Mt. But you have to actually get in the woods and walk through them, not on groomed trails. The nearest human to me where I took that picture was at least 25 miles away and the nearest house 40 or so. Instead of people where I go you are more likely to see moose poop and of course wolf scat that is always found where the moose are:

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    I take better care of my footwear than most. And the care for CXL is also something you likely don't understand or have ever done. They cleaned up just fine once I got back and did my standard treatment along with my other hunting boots.

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    I think that you will find your statements made in your post are offense to most men in Mt. and elsewhere in this country. There are those that still believe in individual liberties and freedoms. That once a man owns something it is his and his alone to do with as he sees fits and pleases. And no other man has a right to say otherwise. I think it is safe for me to say that you don't have to tell the locals where you are from. They can figure it out soon and easily enough.
     
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    Cold iron did AE give you a group discoun For those chukkas?
     
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    Cold Iron,

    In your incredible chukka family shot is that cappuccino and dark brown in the front row? The lighter of the two is a really great color
     
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    We're all in agreement that David had an "idiot moment." Let's move on, haha.
     
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    That's strange. A few years ago, I bought those shoes as seconds, and they don't have any of the problems that you mentioned. If it's a consistent problem, then maybe it IS a new issue.
     
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    I don't see the same boot you show in the above photo - as you did in the other close-up photo posted two days ago. Perhaps you can show a closeup of how well they polished up.

    As for the photo you posted (see below), it appears to me there are deep cuts on the boots. Maybe a side-by-side closeup of before and after would be really good.

    David

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    it's on the far left
     
  12. David Copeland

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    It could be . . . but he owns dozens of boots, and I was hoping to see a close-up of the toe section which reveals some serious cuts in a side-by-side photo.
     
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    Are they tasty?
     
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    I use chili on any shoes that have an antique edge. Mostly that means shoes that are chili, walnut, and tan calf, as well as whiskey shell, ravello shell, walnut shell, etc.
     
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    was this a jab at california????? :nest:
     
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