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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. tampatravel

    tampatravel Senior member

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    Hmmmm....some Navy Blue Calf in a Patriot Model would look really really cool... Maybe a light colored reverse welt *storm* and I think they'd look fantastic, no?

    They'd kinda look like this, but these are Alden & CXL

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    Here are my Leeds from the recent $299 sale. I actually purchased Black Shell PA as well. These Leeds were not available but the SA said that as soon as a pair came in stock that she would honor the sale price. These are stunning and probably the best looking AE I've seen out of the box. There is a scratch on the side of the left shoe that I know will disappear with some polish. I now officially have more AE shell than any other brand. I think I'm going to be done buying anything for a while.


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    That sounds like a better method, I will try that next time.
     
  4. Kahuna75

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    Thanks I just ordered the Obenauf... will get to work on them this weekend
     
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    i've had great results from putting the HDLP in the microwave for a bit (30-45 seconds), which warms it up and makes it much more liquid like. Then I lather it into the boots with my hands. Makes more sense to me than trying to warm the whole boot, which is more difficult.
     
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    I tried to heat up the HDLP first, but when I warmed the leather, the shoes seemed to soak it in better (like a sponge) regardless of if the HDLP was in a liquid state.
     
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    These are amazing. I need...
     
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    My Long Branches are in need of another coat of HDLP pretty soon, so when I apply it, I will try that method and I'll report back. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I put my HDLP on my coffee mate mug warmer until it is mostly liquid. Soaks in just fine even on cold boots. I'll hit them with a hair dryer for a little bit before setting them aside overnight. Buff them the next day and then good to go.
     
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    @OptoDoc also posted his HDLP method which included letting the shoes bake in the sun (inside a garbage bag).. was quite interesting.

    I will copy/paste since it was many threads back:

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    I sat both my boots and the jar in front of a space heater for a few minutes, then did the application in front of it as well. The stuff soaks in really nicely after hanging out next to 1500 watts.

    Thanks, all, for the reminder -- it's been a few weeks; the boots could probably stand a good wipedown and another application.
     
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    FYI, I got word (from Manager, not regular SA) that 2 for $250 is still going on.. but in a few weeks or so.
     
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    Yes, I confirmed the other day that they sold so much during the last sale they were delaying it to build inventory back up.
     
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    Heh, yea -- they did say 3 weeks .. so while I wouldn't say that is the 'definite time frame', it will be very close to 3 weeks from now.

    And this 2 for $250 includes only closeout models, correct?
     
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    Those are looking great!

    Mine came in today (a dark brown pair to replace the #8 the accidentally sent me a few weeks ago). They are looking awesome but very dark also. I have a pot of Renovateur, a rag and brush so intend to give them some "Burzan treatment" later on tonight. How did you go about doing it exactly?

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  17. SeanP

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    Two questions: Is it worth sending shoes to Allen Edmonds to have the heels redone instead of a good local cobbler? I have a pair of Lombards (rubber AE soles) and not sure if I should send them in or take it to my local cobbler for Vibram heels.

    Bourbon belts, I have a Manistee Bourbon but what is another good basic dark brown to pickup (aside from AE DB belt)?

    Thank you.
     
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    My new AE Kenilworths came in today. Thanks for the suggestions 7 rocket I love them! Now I get to put away my black PAs in the box and only get out for special occasions.

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    I wear my Longbranches in situations where a longwing blucher would be suitable, but the weather is too wet/slushy/snowy/salty for leather soles. I don't wear my Longbranches to shovel snow or do outdoor work. So, all I use is a leather conditioner/moisturizer and cream polish to keep the boots moisturized and protected. When I first got them, I moisturized them with conditioner, and then applied 3-4 coats of polish over the first few days to build a layer of protection. I wipe the boots with a damp paper towel at the end of the day to remove any salt/dirt, and mine look better than new after wearing them often and through a lot of very bad weather since january. The HDLP is overkill for my needs, and it looks to me like it makes the Longbranch look more like a workboot. Are you planning to use a waterproofer and then HDLP? Too many products on the leather can cause leather to crack by not allowing it to breath. I think there can be merit to a simple strategy of moisturizer and polish provided that you clean your shoes/boots at the end of the day.
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  20. Kahuna75

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    Skysaw they look great - I wont be shoveling or doing any heavy outdoor manly things in them - they will get worn when going to work and snowing or raining out and just want to make sure they are not going to get ruined if getting wet. I now wipe down my shoes and brush them at the end of the day.
     
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