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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. patrick_b

    patrick_b Distinguished Member

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    Nothing jumps out at me either. I think the Tresana was the best of the bunch. I'm glad I got them when I did.

    Also, first day wearing my new Burgundy Shell Macneil's. They are fantastic! Fit is better than the Alden LWB I lusted over for all these years (but couldn't get a good fit). I ended up with an 11.5D rather than an 11E that I'd previously thought. My feet were swimming in the 11E but the 11D were too tight. SA recommended I try a 11.5D since my feet aren't all that wide but I have a high instep/high volume foot. He was right.

    Couldn't be more pleased.
     


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    Trying to decide if I like the chiseled toe on the Larchmont as compared with the more classic RL Sanderson (made by AE) or the AE Williams. Any thoughts?
     


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    If you don't own any chisel toes, it would certainly add a touch of variety. Both are aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
     


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    FYI Fifth Street boots (firsts) are on sale for $199 on allenedmonds.com, sizes limited.
     


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    That Larchmont is pretty, to be sure. It's apparently built on the new 3 last, though the toe really resembles my Soho's.
     


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    LOL I think they are being teases. The descriptions are up, and if they are using the brown shell that they use for the Strand in cordovan (which I liken to an "espresso" sort of), they might be my next purchases. The Dundee and McAllister in particular sound great!
     
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    Argh! I was about to pull the trigger on the Malvern in brown burnished calf last night, size 14D. Would have been my first shoe from AE. It seemed like a great value at $200, but now that size isn't an option on the website. Although I did notice that the largest size available right now is 15, whereas even a few hours ago it was 12, so it seems like these things are constantly changing.
     


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    Call a store, they should be able to help.
     


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    I have been eying a pari of nice, but mildly casual dress shoes. I wanted a pair of Grenson Sid, but them being made in India is sort of off-putting.
    What do you guys think of the AE Elgin?
    Also, any idea if AE ever has sale?
     


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    I have the Strands in brown shell, so I was hoping for a different shade of brown. I guess the tease is working, eh?
     


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    Picked up a pair of Black Hills. It's the "Walnut Saddle Waxy Leather," I take it I don't follow the normal shoe care like I do my walnut strands? What products would you guys use for this kind of leather?

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    I would guess something like Montana Pitch Blend?
     


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    Depends on how you want it. If you want it more ruff and keep it waxy I would recommend Obenaufs LP, but by the look of the leather, it's not impossible to get a shine with some reno and wax. I personally go for both on my waxy chelsea boots; treat them with obenaufs with a good shine on the toes. :teach:
     


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    eh? lol I am a noob when it comes to shoe shining...I only shine my calf skin shoes in which I just use AE shoe cream polish and that's it. I emailed AllenEdmonds and they told me to just use Saddle soap...does this mean I just use saddle soap and that's it? That doesn't sound correct....especially with all the products everyone else is suggesting!
     


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