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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Good luck, Pastor. I'm not sure how much cappuccino is left. I also find it interesting that they are calling the webgems 'brown' and the Dundees, for reference, are called 'dark brown'. Semantics or different color...??? Hmmmm.
     
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    See post 28552
     
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    Got my order in for the shell Cambridge in burgundy! What a deal for $299. My first shells...
     
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    Anyone have an opinion on brown cordovan norwich? Reviews seem to indicate they are narrow and noisy but some of the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Online reviews are such crap shoots.
     
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    Was able to contact the shoe bank and got my shell daltons for $299. What a deal (steal)! I was told they didn't have them by the local outlet but decided to try the shoe bank and they did. First pair of shells! What an emotional roller coaster ride today [​IMG]
     
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    Norwich is the single monk, right? If so...love them. They will be my first monks, eventually.
     
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    I know the feeling. I woke up today and when I checked the forum I saw that all shell was $299..... So I emailed right away, and lucky for me, there was ONE LAST PAIR of burgundy shell Dalton in my size. They had them at the store, and they were looked over while I waited on the phone. I was told they couldn't find out why there were seconds. This pair will also be breaking my Shell virginity. I'm excited.
     
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    Yeah. Agh, I can't decide. I just bought calf daltons but I don't own any monks and $299 for shell is a stupid good deal...
     
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    I have the Norwich in calf and I like them a lot. Pretty versatile shoe.
     
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    Real life pic to push you over the edge!! They were stunning!
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    Well that did convince me to call for them but I may be too late. They are looking for the pair to see if it already sold. May have sold in the past 30 minutes as I deliberated. You snooze you lose as they say.
     
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    Yea, I have a feeling if you want something you have to jump on it. Luckily for me they haven't returned my email, haha. It's OK as I already have 2 MTO in the works. I really don't need to be spending anymore!
     
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    Can someone please pm me the contact info for the shoe bank, pleeeaassseeee :)
     
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    I too wish we could get a clear answer on this. IIRC the Horween color designation of cappuccino was actually truffle. I can see AE trying out a new similar color that would be somewhere between the legacy brown and cappuccino that would be more plentiful. Or maybe it is a different finish on the brown shell that would resemble cappuccino, similar to the change in the burgundy earlier this year.
     
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    Woo! J'ville found the Norwich and it's all mine. My sixth AE but the first in shell.
     
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    All this talk about shell (and purchasing my first shell) has me wondering, does anyone here use Alden's Leather Defender on their AE shell shoes?

    Does it work well to prevent water stains and does it darken the shell at all? Other than that, do you guys just recommend brushing and the AE cordovan cream for care?
     
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    They have Dalton Burgundy Shell daltons in my size. I'm not really in the market for shell boots ( I have several) but at $299 it's hard for me not to order them. I have the daltons in walnut shell already.
     
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    Allison from AE mentioned in an email this morning that the web gems were dark brown cordovan. She wasn't sure why Ivy Style said they were cappuccino, but after checking said AE wasn't contacted by them about this web gem and didn't make any comments about the color.

    She did say they have a "very limited" amount of cappuccino shell left, reserved for Style Forum members. So I would think you could get an MTO here. In case anyone is wondering about walnut shell, I asked (again) and she said it is completely out and they wouldn't be getting any more. I was hoping maybe they had set aside a bit for potential redo's, in case a pair didn't pass inspection, but that was not the case.
     
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    http://dappered.com/2013/08/win-it-allen-edmonds-shell-cordovan-strand-oxfords/

    The end of that article mentioned a new shade too.
     
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    So jeffersonville totally dropped the ball and didnt email me when the labor day tent sale was on :/

    Anyone know when the next big sale at any store is? Ive been holding out for seconds of certain models for a while now...
     
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