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

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  1. Bzack

    Bzack Active Member

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    Is it the #2 last or just the fact that there is less room for sizing errors on loafers. I really wanted those Presidio's to fit. I guess I'm onto to a different model. Ugh.
     


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    I have also considered that. Any idea how many wears I should give them before I make that decision?
     


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    Thought I'd give a pictorial on the Chili edge dressing on the Walnut 5th Ave. from a recent post in case you missed it.

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    From personal experience - getting started in the right direction with fewer regrets.
     


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    Did you covert from using a previous Edge Color to the Chili? If so, how did you prepare the leather when switching Edge colors?
     


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    I wore my Mcallister shoes for the first time today and they are very comfortable in general, but I noticed that the insole is no completely flat and that in the part of ball of my foot has a little bump which I think it's there to acommodate the shape of the foot which is great because my left shoe fits perfectly, not so my right one. My right foot is slimmer than the right one so that bump doesn't acommodate the way it should. Nothing serious though
     


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    My Kenilworths are built on the same #5 last as your McAllisters and also have the weird bump. It seems to occur mostly in shoes employing that last. I can tell you it does go down over time.
     


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    Meltonian shoe stretch spray. Unless you got them from Nordstroms in which case simply exchange!
     


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    The #2 last is remarkably narrow. I would say more the last. Sorry, does AE make #2 lasted loafer? The Carlsbad?
     


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    I got a partial answer to this elsewhere - but think this would be a good question to all here:

    Please look at the following video and tell me what tool is being used to polish (or clean) the tiny leather indents in the Brogue pattern of the shoe toe. Also, what Saphir Product or color are they using to reflect a contrast?


    The process where he is using what appears to be a smaller-than-normal cotton swab to get into the tiny Brogue holes - is about 43 seconds into the video.

    The photo looks like this:


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    Some of my Walnut Calfs in similar color now have the Brogue filled with the light brown polish (which I don't think is proper) - and if I use a Q-Tip small enough to poke into the tiny leather holes - what should I do, if anything, about the earlier polish inside them? Saphir Renevatour?

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    I noticed this in a few of the Delrays that I tried on. Tried a few on until I found a pair that didn't have it.
     


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    I fit well into a Strand in 9.5D (5-65 last). Can someone tell me if I would fit into the same size in a Broadstreet in the 3 last?
     


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    So I've decided to flip these black McTavish's. Just stopped by my local Nordstrom and tried on a 9.5D and sure enough they fit me perfect. These 10D are a little long particularly in my heel. Anyone interested in taking these off my hands? Only looking to get back what I paid from ebay which is $105 + actual shipping. Not looking to make any money in the deal. If you want more detailed pics email me [email protected]
     


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    side note I'm now worried about my incoming order of shoes from the J'ville outlet. I ordered pairs of Amok's, LaSalle, Long Branch, and Yuma all in 10D. While at Nordstrom a few minutes ago I actually fit into a 9E LaSalle. Looks like I'll be doing some exchanging, frustrating.
     


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