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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. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Are you referring the STRANDS? If so, what size, what color, and what price were you after? Perhaps I can help.

    David
     


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    I know this was discussed several hundred pages ago (can't recall clearly), but what are your opinions on tap soles?

    Do they preserve the soles longer than bare soles which would ultimately provide a longer sole life before recrafting?

    Plus, do third part tap soles void AE's recrafting services?

    I started to wonder if tap soles are even worth the risk after reading horrible experiences of the local cobblers in my area on yelp haha.
     
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  3. David Copeland

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    Nice selection.

    You may wish to check out where I posted in the Reading Thread:

    LINK 1


    LINK 2
     


  4. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Anyone into a little Retro of Allen Edmonds back in the 1940's?

    If so, you may like the following video:
     


  5. ScottyBoy920

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    AE will apply a tap sole for $50 on any of their shoes. I was told by a SA that if you go to a local cobbler, make sure they dont hammer the tap soles onto your shoes- that will void any recrafting.
     


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    Great Video David, I had to watch it at work with no sound as of right now, but cant wait to re-watch with complete audio [​IMG]
     


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    So mink oil is my best bet?

    Do you suggest a liquid oil or not?
     


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    This was fantastic. Thanks for sharing, David.
     


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    Ah, thanks for the info.

    Dang, $50 for tap soles? They better be made of titanium!

    That's pretty much 1/4 the cost of the shoes!
     
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    Going to leave that to other people that have had experience with it, just know that wax polish will not change the color much, especially neutral.
     


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    That is a great video - thanks for sharing.

    It's nice to see some things are still done like they used to be done.

    Chris
     


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    I would also be interested in the above... no experience with mink oil, but I also have a pair of tan chukkamok's, and really like them - I'd be interested in trying to darken them a shade though. My only regret is sizing - I wish I had gone for 12EEE instead of 13E, it does run a little long... but it doesn't bother me enough to do anything about it. I paid $149 for my second quality pair, and think they are a steal for that price, let alone if you snagged a pair for $125 on closeout!
     


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    I used Meltonian Mink Oil on my Chukkamonks and it darkened them slightly, which was my intent. Meltonian is a mix of silicone, Mink Oil and Lanolin. I used a cloth wrapped around my finger and brushed after it dried for an hour. My goal was to darken them and possibly make them a bit more water proof as these will be my bad weather shoes for work (business casual). I assume they will darken up over time with use as well. I have a tube of AE Premium Walnut Polish that I may try using on them later to see if that further darkens them a bit. I have neatsfoot, but it says "non darkening" on the label.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. ScottyBoy920

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    DNSlater- thank you so much for the insight! I think the cronmok will be purchased shortly... gonna have to grab the mink oil too.
     


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    Got i

    Got it, thanks
     


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