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

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  1. cbtaylor

    cbtaylor Senior member

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    Very nice collection!
     


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    Does anyone know where to get renomat without paying through the nose?
     


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    I have the McGraw in shell. I sized down half (9.5 to 9) in order not to get heel slip. They are slightly tight in the toes, but definitely wearable. Way better than the 9.5 presidios that I threw away. I can't speak to whether or not the shell version fits differently than the calf.
     


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    In case I missed the question and answer, but . . .

    1) What color Edge Polish and Brand did you use on the lighter Walnut shoes above? Was it by chance Chili or Natural by Allen Edmonds?

    2) And what color, brand, and product type did you use on the Welts of the same shoes? (They look darker than the uppers, and darker than the Edge)

    Thanks,

    David
     


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    $19?? How?
     


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    Actually, the top and bottom shoes are brand new. The walnut strands do not have any edge dressing on them (look closely at the tips, they are scruffed up). I bought a bottle of chilli edge dressing but they turned out to be totally empty, so I have to buy another bottle..

    What I did was to use AE's cleaner conditioner, let it dry for 10mins, then AE Premium polish in walnut spread evenly and then brushed. At the end I used a cloth to rub circles around the shoes to get a brighter shine.

    Sorry if this answer disappoints you. The flash was bounced off a wall to the right, and the side lighting creates a very high contrast look.

    Here is a more "normal" photo, also taken with bounced flash but with light coming at a more natural angle:
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    (This is a photo of a mirror image.)
     
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    So do most owners of AE shell use Reno Mat? Is it to remove the layer of cream and help to get a brighter polish?
     


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    Nice! This morning I actually had my Shelton's in my hand and debated wearing them. Last night I had already planned to wear a suit, then this morning remembered all of today's meetings got moved. It was too early for my mind to figure what to wear with the Shelton's so I took the easy way out and just wore the suit and Cambridge's. The description on the AE web site for them back when they were polished cobbler leather recommends wearing them with light colored pants but thinking about it now they can go with just about any colored pants. Good job.
     


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    Yes, many off-shore retailers have RenoMat for $10.65 (US Dollars) plus shipping of $8.37 = $19.02 delivered.

    Or, if you have several pair of Allen Edmond Shoes and Boots with various colors - you could buy direct from the Paris distributor and get RenoMat from $9.28 to $10.82, by taking advantage of adding additional Saphir Color Creams, Color Waxes, and Renovateur to your shopping cart to offset international shipping - and SAVE $79 TO $100 off the USA prices!

    As an example today:

    Buy from USA Retailers:
    Saphir RenoMatt (1)
    Saphir Color Creams (5 colors)
    Saphir Color Waxes (5 colors)
    Saphir Renovateur (2)
    TOTAL: 242.00 DELIVERED

    Buy from PARIS FRANCE distributor:

    Saphir RenoMatt (1)
    Saphir Color Creams (5 colors)
    Saphir Color Waxes (5 colors)
    Saphir Renovateur (2)
    TOTAL: 163.27 DELIVERED

    ***********************************************
    However, buying from some of the USA Retailers as a REGULAR customer on an as-needed basis of $50 to $75 at a time (which gets you free shipping) can be an exceptional service because they are available to call - and to instant chat - and get personalized service on the proper use of all these products. That may be well worth the extra money saved by buying from the Paris distributor.

    All my best,

    David
     


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    Thanks Cold Iron for the response earlier. Does anyone have any experience with the Verona sizing?
     
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    1) How do you judge if the amount of polish that comes off after using Renovateur is too much or just right? Or, are you referring to the cloth that is doing the application of Renovateur to the shoe/boot in small circular passes - which begins to show the original color being transferred from the shoe to the cloth during the application process?

    The first time I used Renovateur on Walnut Calfskin's, as I was applying it - there was a noticeable amount of color that transferred from the shoe to the cloth that I used to apply it. I thought it was normal and continued on. Then I followed up with the Saphir Polish Cream and the Saphir Wax. Should I be looking for very little to next-to-no polish come off during the applying of Renovateur or when I buff it out with a cloth?

    2) In the example you wrote - am I to assume you would start with Renovateur as a test, and if too much polish came off - you would continue applying Renovateur to the remainder of the shoe or boot - then wait a few minutes to dry - then buff with a brush - then start in with applying Renomat?

    3) I have seen instructions and videos where after each application of a Saphir product, they use a brush and no cloth. On the other hand, I have seen where they stay with a cloth in all steps and then lightly brush, followed by another cloth shine. What have you found that works best for you?

    Thanks,

    David
    (Saphir Novice - approaching Intermediate Novice stage!)
     


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    not diggin the color laces that came with my snuff amoks (both tan and green)

    anyone have a source for a shorter, snuff colored lace?

    tia
     


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    the cost is not my biggest worry as I cant seem to find any one who as them in stock
     


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    First, my wife looked at your collection - and quickly surmised you need about $20,000 in replacement insurance coverage added to your policy - in case of fire, flood, theft - or maybe an act of God.

    Second, she is asking if you keep your car(s) in as good condition as your shoes and boots. [ grin ]

    And for me, my question is - what has been your other experience with getting brand new out-of-the-box AE Calfskin shoes/boots - and hitting them with the same Renomat, Renovateur, and then perhaps Saphir Cream Polish followed by Saphir Wax?

    Thanks so much,

    David

    PS: If you can, perhaps you can post the specs for my local wood guy to build a similar rack. You scored!
     


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