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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. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Chocolate Dalton's for sure!
     
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    I just ordered dark brown Long Branch in 1st quality since I was looking for a bad weather boot. Anybody have pictures of this version? I was advised against the waxy brown leather because I was told that they wear much more poorly and AE stopped production of these because of that. Any opinions on this matter?
     
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    Chocolate Daltons are amazing, I had a pair in a size too big and ended up selling them off and picking up the Bourbon Dalton in the correct size. Don't get me wrong I love the Bourbon but I find myself drooling now every time someone posts pics of a Chocolate pair. I will be picking them up again eventually for sure.
     
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    Done deal. Choco Daltons coming by Tuesday.
     
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    I don't know what is up with the pictures of "bourbon" on the site. I agree, looks nothing like that in real life. I was trying to figure out if I wanted to jump on the bourbon Eagle County bandwagon and looked at literally every picture of bourbon AE's on the website and posted in the forum here and they vary pretty wildly.

    In the end I think I'm going to end up making a burnished walnut Eagle County. I was teetering on getting a burnished Merlot but I already own Chocolate Daltons and no lighter boots.

    *****Question: Standard on the Eagle County and some other boots/shoes are the split/reverse welt. In my research I've heard most people say they do NOT waterproof the shoe more considerably. Is it 100% simply a cosmetic feature or does it have any actual utility?
     
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    My own dogs have gotten just as soggy in both kinds of shoes on such rare, unfortunate, and unexpected occasions.
     
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    +1...

    I got two different bourbon shoes after a return - same style - but different colors...initially. You said what I thought (a wide color saturation range), until I polished my bourbon strands for the first time. They turned into your posted picture's color. Exactly... I was almost upset. It looks better than the darker brown if you ask me, but there is definitely a difference from shoe to shoe, and definitely a difference once you start polishing away some of the work done by that black wheel. Kentyman's profile pic is how mine started, then they turned into the above Sapienza pic's color.
     
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    For completeness, here're more pictures of mine right out of the box over a year ago:

     
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    I think my concerns have been put to ease after seeing much better pics of the dark brown Long Branch boots on Zappos' website:

    http://m.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-long-branch-dark-brown-grain-leather
     
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    I saw both side by side and I went with the dark brown grain as well (posted pics a few pars back). The waxy leather felt and looked cheap. Enjoy!
     
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    How much did they cost you?
     
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    kentyman, did you notice a change in the color after you started hitting your strands with the polish? I feel like the darker, burnished areas of the shoe 'lightened', becoming more brown/bourbon than the original 'blackish lowlights', and the lighter brown sections (that make the shoe color unique) becoming more brown? Any recent pics? I'm curious to know what becomes of them!
     
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    Bought a pair of walnut ones a couple weeks back from Amazon in the D width with the 30% off + Chase Rewards Credit which equaled $220 shipped.

    Wore them twice, came to the realization they were too tight. Put them on ebay yesterday and they sold for $280 this morning.

    $299 from JVille in the E width. No discounts. But no need. Had Deb inspect the pair and she wasn't able to find a single flaw.

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    PICS IN A COUPLE OF DAYS!
     
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    I can confirm this. There's definitely no upcharge for the CXL uppers.
     
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    Does anyone have a top down picture of any shoes/boots made on the 222 last WITHOUT a reverse/split welt? For MTO imagination ;)

    I'm trying to picture what the Eagle County would look like with a standard welt on it but the Allen Edmonds site only has 2 views of the Williams and New Orleans. Those are the only shoes I could find on the 222 last without the split welt.
     
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    Question about the Neumoks: if I'm a 12C in the 7 last, what size does anyone recommend for the Neumoks on the 5 last? I love those jingle bell moks.
     
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    If I have the Fifth Avenue in both black and walnut, would it be a bad idea to get the Strand in walnut too? Do the 2 styles look too similar?
     
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    i would totally get the strand. strand, to me, is a must-have. i have both the fifth ave and strand in walnut.
     
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    Actually, I just polished them today. I've polished them once or twice before with Walnut, but today was the first day to polish with the (new) Bourbon color. I also own the old Bourbon polish but I never used it because it's so different.

    Here're before and after pics from today, although they admittedly don't show much:

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    Compare with day one:

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    The lighting is a little different which explains some variation, but I must admit that every time I condition these I get a good amount of blackish-brown off.
     
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    Thanks for the pics! Same here with the rub off during the conditioning; It made me wonder what they would look like after, say, 5 conditionings and 25 polishes... Looks like yours are none the worse for wear, though - and that's all the reassurance I need! Great color, even thought it's 'not' a color?!?! Love it anyway! [​IMG]
     
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