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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. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    And I don't blame you. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Direct link to his site and instructions for both:

    http://mcarthurstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/02/break-in-and-shell-cordovan-care.html
     
  2. DennisM

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    Cold Iron, thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking for :).

    Almost everything I've bought is shell cordovan, so this info is priceless.
     
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    There was a recent post on this site against the mac method which argued that he doesn't keep shoes for very long and that the bright shine comes at the cost of longer term durability.

    I don't have an opinion on the matter, but thought I'd pose a counterpoint.
     
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    @Cold Iron you are a great guy for even thinking about the idea of buying those shoes for that guy! What a great friend!
     
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    I have the best view at dinner.
     
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    Mac keeps shoes/boots for a long time - 10, 20, 30 years ........
     
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    Not sure if I gave you props when you originally posted those pics, so let me do so now . . . total awesomeness.

    I know that traditionally the black captoe was the one dress shoe that every man had to have. To be honest, though, I really don't wear mine that much - formal occasions and funerals, mostly. On the other hand, I wear burgundy/merlot all the time - goes with almost everything and gives me a distinctive splash of color that I really like. I have merlot PAs but if I had to do it again I would probably have gotten the FAs instead.
     
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    I am considering an MTO Kenilworth in Snuff.
    thoughts?

    Also is the independence sole a single leather butyl sole?
     
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    Does anyone know which loafer model best accommodates a high instep? I took a chance and ordered the suede Patriots when they dropped to $245. They arrived a couple days ago, and though absolutely STUNNING, it took about 5 minutes of shoe horning and brute strength to get them on my feet. Once on they felt ok, but my high instep made it super tough to get my feet in.

    Should I be looking at something like the Randolph instead?


    Thanks!
     
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    OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

    Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??

    [​IMG]FIFTH STREET DRESS BOOT

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    DALTON DRESS BOOT
     
  11. Count de Monet

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    I also have a high instep and I haven't been able to find ANY AE loafer that works for me. I was in the Plano store and tried on every loafer in my size (10.5E) with no luck. I also tried a Patriot in 11D but that didn't work either.

    I'm now checking other brands but wish I didn't have to.
     
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    I have the dalton in 3 colors (walnut, dark brown and grey) and just bought the dark brown fifth street in the seconds sale. In contrast to popular logic, the fifth street will be my "the snow is plowed" winter boot, while I would never dare with my calf Dalton's. So... I'll wear the fifth street as a kicking around boot, and the Dalton's once it's nice enough outside again.
     
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    BOTH BOSS
     
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    C'mon, David, you've been here long enough to know the proper response is "well, for what?"

    Morning dress?
    Tweed and corduroy?
    To go with your navy suit and power tie to close a billion-dollar deal?
    To romp around the middle of nowhere with Cold Iron and some shotguns?


    Or this. :slayer:
     
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    I have a high instep and the Randolph did not work for me. The Patriot also did not work for me.

    The only current loafer that fits me is the Jermyn and it has been discontinued.

    Chris
     
  17. Cold Iron

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    Once again Adam nailed it dead solid.

    My Daltons are walnut shell and I only wear them casually. The 5th St. I find hard to dress down. And the butyl sole works very well in the snow and rough wet weather which is an added bonus. Although if I am in the middle of nowhere with the shotgun and dog walking around moose poop (top) and wolf scat (bottom)

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    I prefer something a bit more substantial on my feet when the dog is taking a blow and drinking water out of my hat

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    Yes, correct answer IMO. Like Adam said [​IMG]
     
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    The Dalton is much more casual. Two completely different boots ..........
     
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    There are any number of devices and methods that can stretch shoes in any way that makes the shoe more comfortable for you. It's rather like buying a suit and having it altered so it fits correctly. A while back, I bought two different shoe stretching devices on Amazon, and both have been very useful. Many shoe repair shops (and some shoe stores) can stretch your shoes any way that your shoes need to be adjusted to be a perfect fit.
     
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    @Cold Iron rules!
     
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