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

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  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    They look great! a much nicer shade of burgundy than I have seen recently. It does look like there is some creme buildup so it may behoove you to wipe with a damp cloth to see what you remove
     


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    Actually, I don't believe these are the new AE #8. I have removed quite a bit of creme over my handful of buffings. I have seen the more recent #8 in the store and they look nothing like mine when I first got them home. The cloth I use to buff these is almost entirely burgundy now.
     


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    I bet you grin like a donkey chewing cactus every time you put these on.
     


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    Why can't they ever slightly mess up a pair of 8.5D Bayfields? They never have them on the seconds list when I check [​IMG]
     


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    They messed up a pair of 8.5D's in Cappuccino cordovan for me so maybe those will hit the seconds at some point??
     


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    Thanks! And great point; I've wiped them down a number of times, but there does still seem to be some build up. And based on what Tifosi just shared (and how great those Cambridges look) I have much more to do.

    These are my first cordovans, so thanks for the tip
     


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    A boy can only dream...
     


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    anyone out there try applying Walnut polish to their brown calf shoes?

    After wearing walnut strands for the first time this week, I have decided that lighter colors pop much better. I am thinking about using walnut polish to lighten my brown shoes- thoughts?
     


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    I highly reccomend the Bayfields if you can pull it off, I don't think you will regret it.
    CXL Bayfields and Red Wings can live in the same stable and in harmony. Just saying.....
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    Great choices! I have both and am wearing the brown shell Leeds today. I considered having antique (dark) brass eyelets added after purchasing them because of a few pics on the Alden thread. But not sure yet if I will.
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    Ladies and gents,

    Long time lurker here. Picked up some walut strands as of late. Wondering what kinds of belts ya'll are pairing ya'lls walnuts with. Any input?
     


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    What is the difference between buying from Nordstrom vs Allen Edmonds brick & mortar stores?? Reason I ask is because I am planning on buying the Walnut Strands and Allen Edmonds doesn’t have my size they have to order it. Nordstrom does have my size so I was just wondering if Im better off just waiting the 4 to 5 days it takes for Allen Edmonds to receive it? thanks
     


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    If you want a low priced belt, try Levis; they have some full-grain, made in Italy belts for under $50. I was able to pick up a light brown one for $17 the previous sale.

    Or, you can try Coach. I have one in their fawn color and it matches the Strand's walnut well.
     
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    I wear whatever belt I am wearing. Two days ago I wore Walnut Lombards with a patch madras belt from Leatherman. Most of my belts are surgincle or Vineyard Vines belts that have things, like gamebirds, sailboats, sea creatures, sand other things on them.

    A Vineyard Vines belt with your old school colors, crest, or mascot goes with everything.
     


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