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

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  1. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    I will give it a try. I damp rag wipe them down after every wear, and the brush away the dullness to a shine. I will post my remarks/success. Thanks.
     


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    I recently got sea water on my shell Patriots from the beach and was pretty worried. I wiped the shoes down and just brushed them afterwards to get the shine back. This all worked to get rid of the bumps but the spots from the water were not gone. A bit of Renomat and Renovateur did the trick and the shoes are back to normal. But I've read that to get rid of water welts, brushing is all that is needed on shell.
     


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    I bought them in August 2010 and they were being discontinued. I'm not sure when they started making this style, but I don't think it was around more than 3-4 years.

    Chris
     


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    Also, Nordstrom's shoe department managers will match any discount offered by other AE retailers - which makes it nice.
     


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    Excellent question.

    With the exception of converting to black edge polish (which will probably cover up anything), it will not take you that long to perform a better preparation, even if it includes the use of sand-paper.

    I suspect going darker would have less downside. But stripping the old color off insures you are giving your edges a new beginning from the start.
     


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    +1

    I have converted antique edging to black edging - no prep needed. But of course it wouldn't hurt.

    A dark to light conversion requires sanding at the very least.
     


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    Really? Ouch. The games are on so late that I don't get to see them in real time. I have to watch the rebroadcast.
     


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    Modifying the sole edge is not without consequences: http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color#post_4536485
     


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    "Warning: You Might Be an Insta-Dick"

    From the current issue of GQ. I'm surprised several on this forum weren't quoted in the article. ;-)

    [​IMG]
     


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    I can't help with the removal of H2O spots but the use of Alden's Leather Defender beforehand virtually eliminates the chance of them occurring. I ordered a bottle by phone from inside a jcrew store and they shipped it for free. I suspect the bottle will last several years.
     


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    Which last are they on?
     


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    I have had similar experiences with shell that got wet. Obviously, I dry them as soon as possible. I found that repeated brushing over the next couple of days or so has helped. I believe I read somewhere that they go down gradually on their own. However, even though shell is almost indestructible, I will not wear them if rain is in the forecast. Many would disagree with that, but I have other shoes that I like to wear as well, so I just take the opportunity to wear them.
     


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    They are on 8-108 last.

    Chris
     


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    Ah, yes. I'll have a Makers Mark Manhattan please.
     


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    Those are "Leeds". AE's plain toe blucher.
     


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