Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Sweet!!!

    Great choice.
     


  2. jasonmx3

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    Would attaching a slightly higher heel sole affect the shoe (other than making the heel slightly higher)? I am thinking of having the heels of my AEs replaced when they get worn-out (I wear out heels really quickly), and I would prefer using the J. Rendendach toplifts as I have them on my other pairs and they are really well-made.

    My concern is the JR heel soles are higher by about 2-3mm (c .08 of an inch) when compared to the original AE heel soles. Would that have any affect on the shoes at all?

    These are the ones I'm referring to:

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    Anyone know how long the 2/250 is continuing? What are the odds that a stock list I received on monday is still relatively current?
     


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    my version of break in method is lace up and hit the pavements. that being said, my toe end of the sole does tend to wear aggressively. *maybe* the 'mac method' of wearing for a couple hours on a carpeted surface would help break the sole in and minimize that wear. my amount of care on the matter is nil.

    concerning the aggressive brushing etc. I cannot achieve a shine that has been displayed by Mac, and others throughout the alden thread. I employ no paste, just some reno from time to time..

    I'd honestly love to send a pair of well worn shoes to a forum member to see what can be accomplished. either that, or I'll wait for alden or B. Nelson to do a resole and just refinish the uppers then.

    just my .o2
     


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    The only part about the "Mac Method" I believe in is the constant brushing. Brushing shell for long periods of time DOES bring out a shine. However, I have not had any luck using the method to remove factory finishing or old polish and gunk from the leather.

    Mayhaps the method is only something that works on Aldens?
     


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    Burgundy Cambridge today
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    Until sept 22nd, as far as odds, it really depends on your size (if its popular like 10D then odds are probably low) and depends on the amount they had of the model youre looking at.
     
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    I used the Mac Method to remove the factory polish from my shell patriots. It took a long time (at least a month or more) before the cloth came back clear, but it did eventually work. That said, I am a huge believer in using Saphir's cordovan creme on shell occasionally to nourish the shell and bring out a nice shine.
     


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    Niiicee, that crease won't be a factor since you going to develop your own creases from wearing, beautiful!
     


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    Have a quick fit question. I got a pair of Daltons via the Labor Day sale that fit beautifully in every respect except one: The arch of my left foot is (apparently!) higher than my right, so the seam and 'lip' of leather where the tongue is sewn in digs in pretty painfully on that foot as the day progresses.

    I've only worn them for 2 workdays, so I'm not sure whether to think more wear plus a couple layers of moleskin will get that area stretched without wearing a divot in my foot, or if that's a job for a cobbler, or a total lost cause.
     


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    Thank you gentlemen; informative responses as always. This certainly explains its particular prevalence in the Alden thread.


    And...nice pick up on the black shell cordovans Mdubs. There have been a few postings recently that have increased my interest in black shell.
     


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    Really enjoying my brown shell strands today. What are the chances of the walnut shell, or any lighter shade of shell coming back as a webgem any time soon, knowing that AE is almost out of their current walnut stock? I'm pretty bummed that I missed out on it when it came out 2 years ago. A walnut dundee or leeds would be perfect for my collection.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that AE is out of Walnut and currently running out or out of cappuccino.
     


  15. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    FYI, here's the list I just got of 2 for $250 shoes in 10E:

    Size: 100 E
    Dept: 001 - Allen-Edmonds
    Quality: 2nd
    Type: Closeout

    RETAIL INVENTORY
    Dept: Allen-Edmonds - Dress Welts
    Style Description Color Retail Price On-Hand
    1 0202S Brooks Presidio Black Black 179.00 3
    2 0217S Brooks Grayson Black Calf Black 269.00 2
    3 0262S Brooks Presidio Brown Brown 179.00 9
    4 0851S Brooks Shelton Tan Saddle Tan 179.00 2
    5 1139S Cahill Walnut 199.00 2
    6 4203S Neumora Black 199.00 4
    7 4859S Randolph Grey 159.00 1
    8 5057S Jermyn Walnut 199.00 3
    9 5893S Parkway Grey 129.00 1
    10 8754S Mcgraw Black Calf Black 279.00 1
    11 91011S Singleton Black Calf Black 259.00 4
    12 91012S Singleton Brown Calf Brown 259.00 4
    13 91013S Singleton Tan Calf Tan 259.00 2
    14 91023S Slaton Tan Calf Tan 259.00 4
    15 91030S Sanderson Tan Calf/Khakki Tan 259.00 1
    16 91031S Sanderson Black Calf Black 259.00 1
    17 91072S Immingham Brown Calf Brown 259.00 2
    18 9824S Mcgraw Walnut 199.00 1

    Dept: Allen-Edmonds - Casual Welts
    Style Description Color Retail Price On-Hand
    19 0944S Dornoch Natural 159.00 1
    20 0991S Winnetka Brown 149.00 4
    21 1215S Brooks Mctavish Black Black 179.00 1
    22 8022S Aberdeen Dark Brown 159.00 1
    23 9072S Ashbury Brown 159.00 1

    Dept: Allen-Edmonds - Dress Casual Welts
    Style Description Color Retail Price On-Hand
    24 6134S Quinton Bit Choc Suede Chocolate Suede 279.00 12
    25 91066S Illford Tan/Khakki Tan 224.00 5

    Dept: Allen-Edmonds - Dress Casual Handsewns
    Style Description Color Retail Price On-Hand
    26 42581S Naples Black 149.00 1

    Dept: Allen-Edmonds - Casual Handsewns
    Style Description Color Retail Price On-Hand
    27 43435S Yuma Grey Grey 154.00 1
    28 46881S Westbrook Black 149.00 1
     


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