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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. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

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    Tampa,do you have a high shine on your Townleys? If so , what did you use? Thanks
     
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    Anyone else have an opinion? Mine are not real shiny thanks
     
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    rpearlberg Senior member

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    For those who have ordered from amazon, do you notice any difference in quality or should I feel ok ordering from them with the 20% off?
     
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    I wore mine this weekend and realized how disappointingly dull they are. Tonight or later this week I'm going to try to spend a lot of time stripping the factory finishing to see if I can't get down to the shell. I don't have Saphir Reno'Mat, but I'm going to try to git it down with AE Conditioner/Cleaner if possible.
     
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    jvc44 Senior member

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    I have used Reno a lot they are better but still not what u want as far as shine
     
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    Was this the specs for the webgems from earlier this year? Chili welt with light brown edge dressing?
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Wow, I got to give you props, the thought of using the finer Independence leather never even crossed my mind. I really want to see your strands. Enjoy them when they arrive!

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Not a problem, I honestly don't know which is the most structurally sound. They are all recraftable, which to me is the most important part.
     
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    I'm not really sure what the color is called, but it's a very dark brown -- almost black (but not black like in the PAs). It's not MTO, so I'm guessing it's a very common AE welt/edge color.

    Here's an old pic that I posted here previously:

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    Is it 8 weeks yet? [​IMG]
     
  11. coolarrow

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    Looking forward to seeing your results.

    I have the Townleys and think they're fine in terms of shinyness. There is a user here that really shines up his shell shoes something fierce. Like mirrors or patent leather. IMO that's overkill.

    Also, the polish that AE applies will eventually "burn" away by itself, i think. After a couple of wears, just mac method them and they get shiny again. In know mine have minor scuffs, etc. and the stuff that oozes from shell when you're brushing is like a natural polish. The scuffs magically go away.
     
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    Same quality
     
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    Late response but I love them. I have them in brown. Good choice. The price is a good deal, too.
     
  14. Count de Monet

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    Speaking of chili, during the Nordstrom sale I made an inquiry and AE said nothing could be ordered in chili. Now I see MTO's in chili.

    Is there chili leather left and, if so, is there some way to get one of the RDA featured models, e.g. the Fifth Avenue, in chili at the sale price?
     
  15. CrimLaw

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    I own a pair of McAllisters and Park Ave in 10D and both fit great. I want to buy a pair of Mora but unsure of the size to get. Anyone with experience in the two lasts?

    Thanks.
     
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    WICaniac Senior member

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    I spoke to the head of AE's recrafting department this afternoon, and she recommended using carnauba wax on cordovan to get a shine. She ought to know what she's talking about, but has anyone tried this?
     
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    robbrechter Well-Known Member

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    I wear a 9.5E in both PA and Mora 2.0.
     
  18. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    Well played ReppTie... Well played...

    And my previous comment about negative posts about AE shell was not directed at any one person, it just seemed I had seen a few over a few days.
     
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    I use some Alden Brown cordovan wax very very light coating and then follow that up with some Alden Defender. That gives them a great shine. I don't like mine looking like patent leather though - at least this pair.
     
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    Allison has confirmed to me that they are the same thing. There are a bunch of marketing names for natural, light brown transparent, light brown, dark brown transparent, dark brown, and black. Anything else is just one of those.
     
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