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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. V1KTA222

    V1KTA222 Senior member

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    I was excited to get my shell Macneil seconds today, but unfortunately they will be going back. Left shoe looked great, but the medallion of the right is cracked. They also looked like they had been sitting on the shelf for a LONG time (dry, dusty, etc), though that could have been remedied with some TLC.

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    I'm 1 for 3 on seconds now. Beginning to think it's not worth the time, though the discounts that can be had are really deep.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Seconds are a mixed bag, ranging, in my experience, from "where is the flaw" to "you have got to be kidding me." Yours fall in the latter category.
     
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    Anyone have any luck removing a small dent I cordovn. ? Please advise
     
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    Yeah, I still can't find the flaw in my first order!

    Maybe I'll only stick to seconds that are at the store I'm ordering from, so I can ask the sales clerk to inspect the shoe before sending out.
     
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    I think a few weeks back someone explained that Allen Edmonds uses the same sole for shell and calf shoes (all ordered from Horween in bulk), which explains why non-shell shoes will have that stamp. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    Search "jr horween shell stamp" or some combination.
     
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    You know what? I think I'm not really into the natural welt altogether, despite being a former fan. It's the one thing about my Spiaggias I'm not crazy about. Every time I look down at my feet, it looks like those shoes are giving me a big toothy grin. Cheeky bastards!
     
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    hey man... if you love them, more power to ya! It definitely is worth pointing out that generally the goal on an LWB is for it to look boat-ish so that totally makes sense, just not my style. Also, if casual is what you are going for, then you certainly achieved it with this look.

    I'm not saying they are ugly at all, they are good looking shoes for sure... the color of the upper is gorgeous!
     
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    Wow these are nice! I like the contrast of the welt against the uppers. I agree that a lighter edge would take it to the next level. Maybe a natural toasted edge? I also love the fact that the eyelets are visible. Was this specified in your MTO? Are these antique brass eyelets? Time to wipe drool off my phone.
     
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    woah just my size...brown cordovan patriot u say??? excellent
     
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    Has anyone gone the MTO route for a burgundy cordovan with a chili welt? If so, could you please share pics? I am trying to work out the details of my next make up and would love to see how that combination comes together.
     
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    As you can imagine, these are pretty difficult to photograph. Here's my attempt from this morning. I forgot to tell Allison that I wanted brown "piping" on the top line area, but that won't be noticeable w/ pants. Also, I need to pick up a shorter pair of brown laces.
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    Very cool! I like how they turned out a lot.
     
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    Thanks! Yes, you're right, those are antique brass eyelets, which I did specify.
     
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    [​IMG] This makes me very excited for my cappuccino Macneils. Seeing those exposed eyelets makes me think I should have gone that route.....but I'm sure they will be beautiful, none the less. When was your invoice date?
     
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    I am sure you can always add the eyelets down the road.
    The invoice date was 09/25
     
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    Just to clarify, Horween doesn't make soles. The soles are made by JR. Search for this discussion from a few weeks ago.
     
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    My invoice date was 09/26 but I have no shoes [​IMG]
     
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    What to do about dents?
     
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