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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. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Well-Known Member

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    Also note, that the saunders and dundee are on different lasts, which will give the boot a bit of a different feel. As well as the dundee being a 3-eyelet chukka, and the saunders being a 2-eyelet chukka. Just something to consider.
     
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    Scored these burgundy shell Randolphs at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago for $150. 14 EEE, so they weren't my size. Ended up being my little brother's size, so he got a nice present. His first Allen Edmonds - and shell at that!

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  4. polojock615

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    So I picked up some Dundees a few months ago:

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    I was unhappy with the huge amount of cream and the general dullness of the shell. I tried renovateur, but it just couldn't get the cream off. I ended up using renomat and getting it all off. It's taken a lot of brushing and renvoateur to combat dryness, but I'm happier with how they look now. Here's a pic in fading light:

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    Thank you for the insights. The different lasts just complicate things a little bit more.

    I will look into the MTO program. Patience is not one of my virtues. :)
     
  6. rydenfan

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    Good luck, Cold Iron! Keep us posted
     
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    In honour of tomorrow's big game, my football leather Neumoks!
     
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    I had contacted Allison a few months ago for a similar mto. She didn't give me a quote because the cxl was unavailable to her until the stock make ups using those leathers were released, and she was unsure how to quote it since there are 3 different black hills with 3 different prices. I'm very interested in a cxl ptb so I'd be interested if anyone places a similar order! After seeing Alden's natty cxl ptb, I may switch to the natural cxl with a natural welt et al.
     
  9. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I have amassed 28 pairs in about 1 1/2 years. That is quite insane...
     
  10. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I have the same pair. I think I will be wearing mine tomorrow for the game.
     
  11. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Evolve, I have the Brooks Strand with the combination tap sole and a AE Patriot with the combination tap sole, but appear to be the same thickness.
     
  12. ridethecliche

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    I recently picked up a pair of these shoes. I'm just curious what you guys think of this AE broguing pattern for wingtips vs the current one being used!

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  13. ayoungs

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    I am wondering if anyone knows when the recrafting sale will be (if it's yearly)? I seem to vaguely recall there was one last year.
     
  14. dapperdoctor

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    Shining up the old pebble grain leather Leeds. These were my first pair of AEs from many moons ago. Despite the inner lining tearing a little, they held up pretty well over the years.
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  15. ScottyBoy920

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    well JJR,

    Looks like AE will no longer be seeing your $.

    I took a look at the flyer and clicked on the link, on the left hand side it narrows down the assortment by "brown" thus listing all shoes that come in brown.


    NO CHOCOLATE STRANDS,PAs, or JEFFERSONS. although the Jeffersons look more like chocolate than the other two do,


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    Not to brag or anything, but I just scored the brown shell strands in 9c for 299. I love the shoebank. They were described as lighter than the usual brown shell - if these come as ravello then score!!!!
     
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    I think I am going to ditch my AE brushes, anyone have a recommendation on another manufacturer.
     
  18. Shawnc

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    I like the AE brushes because I trust AE and the price includes shipping. The problem is they shed like crazy. I have been using a brand called Star, 100% horsehair and they are made in Brazil. I get them from my local cobbler and they are 1/2 half the price of the AE brushes, slightly bigger, and the quality blows AE's brushes away. Both dark and light I get a better shine and not one hair shed. I don't know if they are available online but you might want to check into it.
     
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    Saphir. They are pricey but I have tried tons of different brushes and these are by far my favorite.
     
  20. ridethecliche

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    Jeebus!
    Do you have a room dedicated solely to shoes?
     
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