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

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

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Thanks David. Concerning the gap on the uppers MWS gave a great answer here, and totally correct IMO.
    IIRC you and your wife both have the Long Branch coming and plan on using them for light hiking use. And given your location likely in the mountains with an occasional steep decent. The gap in the laces of my boots for that use is not even a consideration nor is it for anyone that I know. What I look for in a boot like that and even a load bearing boot (backpacking or packing out elk\mulie quarters) is:

    1) Make sure they are comfortable with mid weight socks, you do not want them too tight. Wicking liner socks are great and I wear them all year under wool socks.
    2) Heel slip, when new and soles are stiff you may have some heel slip but you don't want too much. After break in there should be none. It can be a fine line between loose enough for midweight socks and heel slip especially if you have narrow heels like I do.
    3) Toe slam. During decent with steep inclines your foot can slide forward and your toes smack the front of the boot. Which becomes very painful in a short period of time. If you have any toe slam in the beginning it will only get worse IME. Hope that helps.
     
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    Don't need any slippers as yet, however I will most likely need some in the next few months. What is the quality like of the Aztec slippers?
     
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    Thank you Cold Iron, for taking the time to comment to my post.

    I have Park Avenues in the 5 last, and they are not too bad, but nothing compared to the "wowww" that I hear from my feet when I wear the Leeds.
    What I liked is that I felt comfortable in the Leeds right from the first minute. No break-in time required.
    And then the depth of color, the nuances, the smell...
    ..I think I am in trouble...

    Regarding the wingtip... I have put a little bit of thought and, considering the "brogue" to be an all-british (scottish to be precise) shoe, I might decide to go with Cheaney or Crockett & Jones.
    I feel that would be fair to history and tradition.
    Unless I decide to go with the long wingtip McNeil (the flag of American footwear) and similar to the 1 last, but it will have to be a MTO, because I would really like it to be a brown/walnut shell shoe.

    Have a wonderful start of your weekend,

    Max
     
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    I am a 9.5D and have the 9.5D in the Banff. My toes are almost at the end of the slipper. I also have a high instep and they are tight across the top.

    The 9.5D works for me but I think I would have been happier with a 10D.

    I would suggest 10.5, but I'm not sure exactly how snug you like your fit.

    Chris
     
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    I agree, my next few pairs will definitely be some shade of brown. I just really liked those particular models in black as opposed to their brown shaded counterparts. Next shoe will have to be a walnut strand [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think you'll ruin anything by doing what you're suggesting. But my thought is that if you apply cream polish to the edges, you're somewhat sealing them with the waxes and conditioners in that cream. Then applying edge dressing, I'm wondering if it will just 'sit on top' of the wax you've just applied? My [brief] experience with the edge dressing, is that it's very 'watery' and is designed to soak into the outer layer of the edge leather, giving it a tough seal. I don't know that wax cream will have the same protective quality on an edge, and the edge dressing might just be laying on top, accomplishing nothing. Just a thought...but like I say, I don't think you'll do any harm. What I am suggesting is that you go right to the appropriate colour edge dressing, without 'waxing' first.
     
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    This post is hard to take seriously for multiple reasons.
     
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    Are the middle C&J. If not, what are they? I'm dying to know
     
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    Says the person who read one of the many issues of GQ where glenn obrien says "black is for funerals and weddings," and then takes it as a decree.
     
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    Don't be apologetic for having black shoes. Your collection is fine. If you like black, no problem.
     
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    Ralph Lauren Marlow made by C&J
     
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    Thoughts on these cordovan randolphs? If theyre cheap enough I was thinking I could send them for recrafting. Im a bit wary about the stretching at the pinky area, it looks as if they were stored with bad shoe trees or something. Any input?

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    I use the Natural Dressing on my salads, adds a nice zestiness! J
     
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    Through this thread, pudman43 and I recently discovered that we live within a short drive of each other, here on the left coast, in the great white north (Vancouver area). Just before lunch today, we had a stealth meeting at the Starbucks in the casino across from my office. Two guys who have never met, walking up to each other in the Starbucks lineup, not looking each other in the eye, but immediately down at the floor to see what AE model each other had on! Only then the glance rose up to eye-level, with a hello handshake. Sat and talked for over an hour…much of that time spent sharing our thoughts on YOU GUYS! Haha. Oh, and of course Allen Edmonds shoes - how many we have, which styles, how and where we bought them, how we maintain them, blah blah blah. Some first date, eh? And to boot, it’s my wife’s and my anniversary today…and I’m two-timing her on a blind date, WITH ANOTHER MARRIED GUY! And it all stemmed from the AE thread on the Style Forum. Shoes were just the ice-breaker - we have many more things in common. Could be the start of a long bro-mance! Thought you fellow SFers would like to hear such a touching story…brings a tear to your eyes, doesn’t it?
     
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    Well said BCer, it was a blast, and now the tough part...to conceal our man-love from our wives! Sheesh. J
     
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