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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Interesting.

    It's actually difficult for me to categorize any of Ecco's models as "dress" shoes in the traditional sense.
     
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    I only used the Saphir wax for the job. I was using the Allen Edmonds polish before (the one in the tube with the sponge applicator thing), but I found that the AE polish just wasn't giving the shine I desired. I ordered the Saphir Wax and found the difference to be like night and day.


    I apply a little bit of wax to the shoe with a cloth, then dip the same cloth in a tiny amount of water. Add a bit more wax and rub to the now wet cloth onto the shoe. I use another cloth to get most of the polish off. Then I use the saphir buffing cloth to bring out the deep shine. Finally, I get some nylon pantyhose and give it a good once over.

    Saphir products are amazing.
     
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    I'm loving that colour. Very unique! Congrats!
     
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    Keeping at least some of the shoe boxes, as well as the shipping boxes that the shoe boxes come in when they are shipped from Allen-Edmonds, will give you some shoe boxes and shipping boxes to use if you have to send your shoes back to Allen-Edmonds for recrafting (or for other repairs).
     
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    I got that same shoe stretcher off of Amazon. It looks pretty high quality, but unfortunately it's way too big. I got a size Men's Small and I can't even get the heel piece in my 9D Sheltons. Did y'all have a similar problem?
     
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    My pair of Fifth Streets arrived today (picked them up for $120 - 2nd hand but lightly used) - love them!
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    btw if the June No Purchase club is watching me - i bought these in may! :)
     
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    That's a thing?
     
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    Or accept the previously suggested notion that Ecco's are indistinguishable from a high quality dress shoe from the normal vantage point. I may not be able to ID the various brands of shoes on the feet of people I meet, but i can usually spot Ecco's from a mile away due to their tennis shoe like characteristics.
     
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    Bucksfan: I do not think I've ever seen you post pictures of shell chukka's. Potential new addition to the collection?
     
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    For professional sizing in suits and shoes, I have yet to find a national department store that does a better job. No one here on this internet site can fit anyone else in shoe sizing. It requires a personal visitation to "know" what size you wear in different styles (as styles now have different "lasts" or molds.

    I push Allen Edmonds web site too, especially after I spoke to the president of the company. I have been a fan for 14 years.

    Allen Edmonds web site also recommends this too - at their stores, as well as their authorized retailers. There are probably other very good stores for sizing, but when asked - that is who I recommend.

    As for pricing, Nordstroms sells at regular retail prices like any other store, except when they have selected styles on sale. I also recommend Zappos for excellent quality, free shipping, and free returns. And 6pm.com is Zappo's outlet site for great buys. But the internet sites can't fit people.

    There are few stores and sites that offer free shipping both ways, including returns. So far, that is AE site, Nordstroms, and Zappos. There may be others, but I have not found them.

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    I also recommend the 100% Cotton no-iron button down dress shirt from Costco, which beats most other stores in pricing. This shirt is only $17.99 - including FREE SHIPPING. Costco is one of the top stores in the country with highest marks for customer server and unbeatable satisfaction returns.

    For shoe polishing, although Nordstroms sells AE products - I prefer the Saphir Mink Oil items and other solutions Saphir offers. I have only found two websites that offer detailed instructions on how to use them (one of which is Hangerproject and the other Sid Mashburn's site).

    So no . . . I do not work for Nordstroms or any other company I recommend on this site. I am just a regular guy who loves recommending good products from good stores that I can vouch for.

    Thanks for the question, and enjoy a safe day.

    David

    PS: Yes, the "inside information on the sale coming up, which I believe will be 35% off retail on several styles, came from a friend who recently purchased shoes from a store. And the manager was kind enough to let him look at the unannounced sale without making it an official press release.
     
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    I did provide the details, including the retailer's direct contact information - and someone on this forum got it deleted. Therefore, all I can say is to be patient because . . . the sun will be rising in a few weeks.

    The same thing happened as we approached Memorial Day weekend . . . everyone looking for a sale.
     
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    Thanks
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    They just came out that way.... I am really liking the way AE finishes their shell...
    Thanks
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    Me too, thanks
     
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    I may be the bizarro version of sevenfoldtieguy. I actually really like the Dalton, but am not a fan of the Leeds or MacNeil, which, if I recall correctly, are two of sevenfold's favorite AE's.
     
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