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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. bobbyz

    bobbyz Well-Known Member

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    These look amazing. Kicking myself for not immediately ordering these in 9.5E. I procrastinated and checked the list a few days after I received it only to find them gone!
     
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    Nada.
     
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    That's the beauty of AE MTO. The didn't upcharge for my shell cordovan from unicorn hide, either.
     
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    I thought Shark ran the same as shell?
     
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    I can not wear Unicorn hide...makes me fart rainbows.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    You're thinking ostrich maybe??
     
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    MTO MacNeils showed up at the office today! iPhone pics do not do them justice:

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    The last pic shows the V-Tread Tap Sole with mid-sole. These things are tanks!

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    I'm going to change my mind and actually go ahead with this. I justified it by saying I don't have enough boots.

    Definitely going with the navy calf + navy suede shaft and probably black eyelets, speed hooks and sole edging. Any suggestions before I finalize them?
     
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    What kind of edging will you be using? or are you going with a Navy Dainite?
     
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    I think they only have black Dainite, which is what I'll be going with.

    I want to have a leather midsole in between to add some volume to the sole. I'm debating between light brown transparent midsole or matching black. I think the AE navy might be too dark for a contrasting light brown midsole.
     
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    Agreed. I would say black midsole as well.
     
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    Great pickup.
     
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    If I find out that humans have shells on their hind quarters I'll be in trouble! LOL
     
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    Thanks for the perspective. This is all the more reason not to go MTO, IMO - you're stuck with it even if the leather turns out like those Clark Streets and doesn't age the way you hope it will.
     
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    My $.02:

    (1) I always cuff selvedge denim (the better to show it off), but I never cuff my cheap colored non-selvedge denim.

    (2) Selvedge does not have to be as expensive as all that. The true denim aficionados wouldn't dream of paying less than $300 for a pair (raw, Japanese, etc.), but I have some from J. Crew that doesn't aspire to quite that level that I was able to pick up for <$100 on sale. Of course, many of those said aficionados wouldn't wipe their asses with my denim . . . [​IMG]

    (3) Skinny jeans I can do without, but you might be surprised by how good you look in slimmer-cut styles if you haven't tried any recently.

    End of threadjack. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks,

    I actually jut took a closer look at them and was removing some of the caked on junk AE puts on them and noticed they don't even have a seconds stamp. Not sure how I scored them for the $299 but very excited I did. The color is also starting to look amazing as I get down to the actual shell. Still have yet to brush them, I will probably hit them a few more rounds with the Reno to see what else comes off first. It should be good with just the Mac Method from there, maybe a little Saphir Cordovan Cream.



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    Oooh killing! I'll go ahead and take credit for planting the seed in your mind. ;)

    Can't wait to see it.
     
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