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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. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    I agree with everyone that they go 100% with jeans. In fact, I'm wearing my burgundy shell Kenilworth's today with dark jeans and an untucked casual western (snaps) shirt:

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    For those that remember, these are the ones from eBay before all the MTOs were made. I like to think they're the first shell Kenilworth's the world has known. ;)
     
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    Patrick - [​IMG] Gorgeous!! The welt/sole combo look great with the cap shell!
     
  3. rpearlberg

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    Can't decide between the Long Branch and the Bayfield...

    Also, I wear walnut strands with dark jeans all the time (I get compliments on the shoes all the time!!).

    I'm also thinking about a pair of Dark Brown McCallisters for jeans/khakis....
     
  4. peppercorn78

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    Opened my brown shell Strand seconds last night for the first time. I bought them during the sale for 299 and had them shipped to my office in Utah to avoid NYS sales tax.

    Good thing I did, because if my wife had seen what I pulled out of that box, she would have been livid.

    Looked like one of those nasty beat-up store display models, but worse. All covered with caked on grease and grime, and absolutely riddled with scratches.

    I gave it 6 or 7 rounds of Mac in my hotel room, and it started to look much better. It was literally FROSTED like a cupcake! Now doesn't look half-bad. All the scratches came out and most of the excess product has been removed.

    Now I can see the actual flaw: the stitching on the right cap is very sloppy, and causes the pinking to fray out. Im pretty sure I can live with it for 300$ off, but im still thinking about it.

    But I was HORRIFIED when I first opened the box.

    Here are some after pix:

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  5. dancingbear

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    Wow!
     
  6. rydenfan

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    STUNNING!
     
  7. DJTraveler

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    Forgot to add pics. Here they are:

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  8. Roycru

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    They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.
     
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    I want to treat my Long Branches with Obenhauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative. It comes in 4oz and 8oz bottles. Which size should I purchase? This is the only pair of boots I'll be treating.
     
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    For a single pair of boots, the 4oz bottle will last a long time. Depending on use, you may only need to treat them once or twice a year.

    However, if you think you may end up with more work boots made of pull-up leather (see Whites and Viberg threads for reference), the larger size may serve you well.

    Whites Boots: http://www.styleforum.net/t/219173/custom-whites-boots-thoughts/0_100

    Viberg: http://www.styleforum.net/t/224463/viberg-boots/0_100
     
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    Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this (new poster) but today I received my order of Long Branch boots in Dark Brown. As you will see from the photos below, there is a distinct difference in grain (and colour, but harder to see and less fussed by that) between the two. I appreciate that the grain is part of this particular boot and that to some extent, variation should be expected and appreciated, but my initial reaction was that mine are too far off. Pictures do not actually show full extent of the difference. Do I go through the hassle of exchanging (keeping in mind that I am in Canada and will have to pay the costs of the shipping etc.)?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks much!

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  13. cbtaylor

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    Shell Dalton yesterday
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    Ralph Lauren Illford today
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  14. OptoDoc

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    Much obliged.
     
  15. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Seems like this could become the stock answer for all the usual questions we get in this thread:


    Q: How should I care for or polish my new AE's?
    A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.


    Q: Can I wear my shell Dalton boots in the rain or will they be ruined?
    A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.


    Q: Should I consider having a topy added to the soles of my new AE's?
    A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.


    Q: I just received my new AE seconds, and I'm crestfallen because they have a defect. Should I keep these shoes or return them?
    A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.


    Q: What is Allison's phone number at AE?
    A: They're your shoes . . . alright, maybe it doesn't answer every question.
     
  16. Subutai

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    Well done, amazing
     
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    I found myself drooling over the pics as well....then I realized I have the sme exact make-up at home! LOL. It's amazing what some nice photography can do! Well done, Patrick!
     
  18. BCer

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    I received a pair of Bayfields yesterday (Lands End) that had a bit of 'funkiness' going on in places too - the inner panel of one boot was quite rough like you're showing. Last night I gave them a pretty good rub down with Obenauf's and it's much less noticeable.
     
  19. ridethecliche

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    How do you guys prevent creasing from turning into cracking?

    Leather protectant applications followed by polish?
     
  20. mdavis534

    mdavis534 Senior member

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    Clean, condition & use shoe trees
     
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