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

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  1. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Those look great, I love how the mink oil darkened the tan color.

    Can you provide a little more info about mink oil? What kind you use and how it's applied? Will you use any other products down the line to clean them?

    Thanks in advance for the info!
     


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    Halp please. My old casual wingtips just died on me - a good looking yet low quality pair of Steve Maddens. The whole sole on the right shoe just split apart. I like the looks of a lot of AE shoes, but really need a pair that will be casual enough to wear with chinos and classic enough not to go out of style in a year or two. Was thinking of the flat iron Oxford in bourbon. But I'm clueless. Any suggestions? Again, it's an everyday shoe to wear with chinos (and a polo usually) to work.
     


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    Hello. So, I bought 2 pairs of McAllisters in size 8 D a while back without knowing my true size which is a 7 D. I was ignorant about proper shoe fitting until a couple days ago :S I wasn't thinking about returning them at the time because i felt that the shoes fit me (can walk comfortably, doesn't feel loose). The only reason why i see this would not fit me is because of where my big toe ends up. I can feel my big toe nail ending right under wing tip brogueing, leaving a good amount of space between my big toe and the front of the shoe. Is this normal? Is the shoe too big for me? If it is, is it a deal breaker for you guys? would you guys go through the hassle on selling these shoes at a substantial amount lower than what you bought it for or keeping them? I only wore these shoes once outside and i'm trying to find some justification in keeping them...
     


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    Thanks. Nick said he could do it for $70 and it would look good in the end. I'll probably take him up on it. Appreciate all of the feedback.
     


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    The ShoeBank had the Ralph Lauren Sanderson's (made by AE) for $159 not too long ago. Those are normally $525 from RL.

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4325812

    This is just an idea if you're looking for a wingtip. For the most part, most AE shoes won't go out of style - ever.
     


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    I talked to the AE rep and she is having me send it back so they can look at it and decide on what to do next. Hoping for some good news and some magical reappearance of walnut shell if they cannot fix the problems.

    And you're right, the price came out to be about $725.
     


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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair of Tan Cronmoks.

    What would be the best way to add some color to them, mink oil or neutral wax? I have seen images like the ones below (yes I know they are not the same shoes, but are the same leathers and color) and both members used different techniques. I guess I am trying to find out which is the best option?

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    Thanks guys
     


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    Well kiss my grits...

    I have a doctorate and just realized I don't even know how to tie my shoes.

    Thanks, to these and all who commented with advice. [​IMG]
     
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    I actually see a lot of shoes in these threads with crookedly tied laces resulting from this.
     


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    This is what I've always done. I bought my black Vernons from them and purchased 4 pair at once. Of course, I have AmazonPrime with 2 day shipping, so the other pairs were refunded before my credit card bill was due.
     


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    Wax polish should not really change the color of shoes.
     


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    thanks for the advice... much appreciated... and kudos to you for learning up on your world history!
     


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    Another good reason to have Amazon Prime!

    One of the benefits I like about Prime is the free movie and tv channel available through the internet, including a tube TV that has a Roku Device to shoe the commercial free selections.

    That, plus Hulu Plus and Netflix Web was enough for my wife to cancel DirectTV and avoid cable - all for an average monthly cost of 22.50 for all three.
     


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    I recently got rid of my Cable television as well, David. Roku and Netflix for me with an antenna for local news. The freedom of not feeling obligated to spend hours watching my backloaded DVR has been quite welcomed. I've recently begun a quest to start reading more than just on my breakfast and lunch breaks. Currently, East of Eden. Steinbeck...what an author.
     


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    You need to visit a Manager at either an AE Store of a Nordstrom Department Store and have them professionally fit you for your AE size and last, based on the styles you have in mind.

    If you get a Christmas List together for all of the styles you have an interest in, most store managers will bring in samples for you to try on after they have professionally fitted you.

    Nordstroms is the only store which guarantees after they fit you that the shoe size and last will prevail comfortably after 6 months of wear - with a refund or exchange.

    David
     


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