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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. mavrik13

    mavrik13 Active Member

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    I know it is a little early, but does anyone have any more details about the upcoming 2 for $250 sale? I believe it starts Feb 27. Will all of the shoes marked 'closeout', including the independence collection, be a part of the sale? Thanks in advance! Looking forward to adding to the collection...
     
  2. NWTeal

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    I put my order in for something similar a few weeks back. Golden Brown CXL with the blue lining. Was tempted by the natural as well. Looking forward to seeing it!
    To be fair, there is a search function that you could use to find out since it's been posted multiple times. The details can be found here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/37740#post_6901768

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  3. Michael Haines

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    Thanks and this pair has more olive undertones then my other bourbon does
     
  4. Cold Iron

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    Those Leeds look great, congrats! And I agree just use the Mac method and over time they will just keep getting better.

    Great job Michael, they turned out fantastic! And I agree, need some more pictures of those bad boys!
     
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    No way, ScottyBoy920 - feeling silly is for kids and comics! Actually, if the Mcallister wasn't new...I would've gone with another shell purchase if one was available that I wanted. Now, I just have a choice, and that feels like the opposite of silly!!! One thing I rarely do is buy, receive and then run outside in my new shoes. This winter is wreaking havoc on leather soles and uppers across the nation, so I - like many others here - am just waiting for my chance to debut certain acquisitions. I showed the Mcallister just to allow for a comparison that I saw requested earlier in the thread (how Merlot compared to Burgundy)... They look the same, color wise, to me. With the Cambridge being only a few $$$ more than the Mcallister, its a no-brainer.
     
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    I saw that, and have searched - still doesn't really answer my question, specifically regarding the independence line closeouts that I see (listed for $229, same as other independence shoes). Would be a steal if they were included in the 2 for $250, was wondering if anyone knew either way whether they would be.
     
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    Hmm, I didn't see your question, but that is of interest to me as well. I can only justify buying shoes at the 2 for $250 at this point.
     
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    I wouldn't do that. I'd be worried about the burgundy color of the bags transferring to the shoes. Plus, what if you want to use the shoe bags in the future? IMO, best and cheapest polishing cloth is an old 100% cotton t-shirt.
     
  9. Burzan

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    Was giving my new Leeds the Mac Method after wearing today and noticed some rough spots in the creases after brushing. It looks like the finish is coming off and is rough to the touch. It actually seems to get worse the more I brush. I am using the AE horsehair brush.

    Has anyone experienced this, I own a pair RL cordovan and now these and both have done this after brushing. both are very new so I am new to the cordovan shoes and just want to make sure it's normal.

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    What if they have white bags like the last pair I got?

    Just yankin' ur chain... Why use the bags when the cost of a cloth for buffing is so minimal? I'd be more worried about the bags just being unsightly, as well as polish rubbing off on your hands/clothes/bedding every time you take your shoes out to put them on (unless you don't store your shoes in their bags). If you have no other use for the bags, then go for it... but I'd just buy the cloth
     
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    Why can't Allen Edmonds take better pictures of their damn shoes? It can't be that hard to take pics in a studio that shows the colour of the shoes better?
     
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    This happens to pretty much all my shell boots/shoes. I'll let the experts tell you why it happens but if you put the trees in the shoes, and then use your thumb or finger and just rub the crease where that rough line is, it will go away. For some reason, creases in the shell often do this. Vigorous rubbing will get them smooth again. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    Waiting for me whe I got home tonight!

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  15. EEWithoutStyle

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    How does the 1 last compare to the 5 last? I'm an 8D in the 5 last.
     
  16. ScottyBoy920

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    Those of you with E foots, have you ever seen Brooks Brothers models on your list from the shoe bank?
     
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    Thanks for the info, that really sets my mind at ease.


    I sized up to an 8.5d in the 1 last for my new Leeds and they fit fantastic. I am an 8d in the 5 last as well.
     
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    Are snuff suede shoes supposed to be like this without shoe trees? I purchased this pair during the 2nd's sale. If you look at the first picture, you can see part of the lining coming off. Does that hurt the integrity of the shoes? The overall shape of the shoe seems weird, but I've never owned suede before. Thoughts?

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    On the other hand, I also just received my pair of shell Leeds in cordovan. Aside from the minor creases from the vamp (That part is gonna get creased up anyway), this pair looks pretty darn good.

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  19. EEWithoutStyle

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    Thank you. I too am considering the Leeds, will have to ask for 8.5D size list now.
     
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    I am an 11.5E and I have Brooks on my list.
     
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