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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. halfnhalfnhalf

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    If AE ever offered a boot like Alden's George, I would be on it in a heartbeat.
     
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    I sold a vintage pair of AE Jodhpurs a while back.
    I wish they would bring them back, so I could get an MTO in shell.
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    I don't own any CXL, but I have the Ridgeway's and I've been fairly impressed with the Cognac Dublin leather. I wore them for a couple of miles in 5-7" of snow, and my feet and the leather made it through unscathed. A couple days after, I accidentally stepped in 4" of brown slush, and again, it made it through fine and didn't even get my feet wet. I would advise against whatever edge dressing they put on the Ridgeway's though, that has taken a beating.
     
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    I think my entire collection is from this line!
     
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    Talked to Chris at the Shoebank again today regarding the brown cordovan Dundee. He did confirm the stock at the warehouse, he's going to ship it to him and call me back in a day or two when it arrives. He is going to inspect them personally, I let him know if it had any major issues with the toe areas I would be sending it back. To avoid the hassle because I am in Canada he wants to make sure the pair will work for me before shipping them out.

    Overall some fantastic customer service so far.
     
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    Damn. Amazon has black jeffersons in my size for $300. with the 20% off coupon, that's $240 for first quality indy line.

    That's an awesome deal. I just wish I could get myself to want this shoe enough to buy it. Just don't need another black shoe at this time, especially not a dressy wingtip.

    PLUS, I've got a Shaker Heights MTO, and Rutledge and Patriot seconds all on the way.

    Consider this a PSA to anyone in 10.5 3E...
     
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    What's your shaker height mto?
     
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    Hello burgundy shell Dundees, my old friends:

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    Shameless bump. Should I send these back or should I give Reno a try? I also want to take them to the cobblers tomorrow to get taps put on them. The coloring difference doesn't bother me too much, but I wouldn't mind lightening the left shoe.

    Should I just brush it or will I have to use Reno to remove some of the cream? First shell shoe of mine, so I'm a bit clueless. Any other tips?

    Thanks for your help gents.
     
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    I understand leaving shell out in the sun will lighten it noticeably over time. If you've got some patience and a south-facing window (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere), it might be worth a few weeks' worth of exposure.

    Otherwise, bring it up with your cobbler when you have taps installed. A pro might have better ideas than an internet forum. :)

    Either way, if they fit, I'd suggest hanging on to them. Horse hides are not getting any more plentiful.
     
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    I say keep them, would have loved to score a pair of these during the sale. I think reno could help even it out a little or as others have said you can lighten it by putting it in a sunny window, though that would take time.

    Or if they are an 8D I will be happy to take them off your hands haha
     
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    Finally got to wear my Shaker Heights for the first time today and besides getting a complement from a woman in the office I have to say that these are really comfortable. Is the lining different in these versus other shoes/boots? They feel very soft and fit my feet well.

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    Stoked I received my brown shell Jeffersons after almost 5 months of waiting! [​IMG]
     
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    I agree about the lining: it's softer than what's in any of the other lined AE shoes.

    Just finalized my Shaker Heights MTO with Allison:
    • Brown Chromexcel (1020) everywhere but tongue and side panels.
    • Bitter chocolate suede (1554) tongue and side panels.
    • Independence lining.
    • Comfort insole (the one that is standard on the Shaker Heights).
    • Mini-lug rubber tap sole.
    • Brown regular welt.
    • Dark brown transparent edging.
    • Blind eyelets.
    • Tone-on- stitching throughout.

    This concludes my AE bender. I now resume my regularly scheduled life--but I'll be back with pictures in a couple of months.
     
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    It might arrive a bit late for the season but what a great investment -- CXL and suede, with transparent edging? That's going to be a gorgeous makeup!
     
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    I agree. I wish that boot was a cap toe (straight tip).
     
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    Folks, does Allison still honor sale price when ordering an MTO? I was thinking of an MTO Stewart and Elgin, both currently being on sale.
     
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