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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

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    So, the Elgin and Stewart I picked up during the 20% off sale are starting to grow on me a little. (I really can't resist a bargain and I'm sure that has something to do with it.) My question is this: For those of you who have them, have you conditioned them yet? I'm wondering if some VSC would take away some of the "plastic-ness" and soften the leather up right away. If so, that might be enough to make them keepers.
     
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    I'm wearing the Stewart for the second time today. When I unboxed mine, they looked really dry from being in cold shipping vehicles. I took a very small amount of Reno and the leather drank it up pretty good.

    The uppers feel fine and have already started to give a bit more, and are really only rubbing because the sole requires a bit of break-in.
     
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    I've used the AE Leather Lotion (per the http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/ShoeCareReference.pdf) on mine and they get a lot softer with it.
     
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    I sized down 1/2 from my 5 last size but still found they fit large in volume. Found an insole I liked, had the cobbler put an extra hole in the back two straps, and they feel great now. Really love them, glad I made the plunge. J
     
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    OMG, those belong on a library shelf, to be looked at, touched and smelled every so often - bookends! AMAZING...way too gorgeous to wear! Of course I'm being sarcastically jealous. Wear them with pride, and soak up the complements.
     
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    Where on earth did you get those!?!?! Those are gorgeous! Tell me where to kop! [​IMG]
     
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    He had them custom made through Allison Meyer at AE: ameyer@allenedmonds.com
     
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    Wearing the Bradley's out today. I don't feel they get as much love as some of the other classic AE styles, but they are one of my favorite pairs to wear with jeans (other than the Long Branches).


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    Those look great! Much better than the Alden NST . . . I said it!!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! It didn't occur to me to check the Shoe Care Reference. I have the LL but for some reason it also didn't occur to me to try it on the Elgins/Stewarts. Maybe I'll do one pair with the LL and the other with VSC (don't have any Reno yet) and see how they compare . . .
     
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    I don't think I'd go quite that far, haha. The AE would look better without the ridge on the vamp stitching.

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    For a lovely Friday:

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    Very nice. I think they look better on the feet than on display.

    Are those a well "patina'd" burgundy shell or brown shell?
     
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    And how much do the Eagle County MTOs cost?
     
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    They are burgundy and were "pre-patina'd". Probably one of the best deals I have ever gotten, picked them up lightly worn on eBay for $50!
     
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    Same price as the Eagle Country if you stick with the same type of leathers (I.e. Don't use shell).
     
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    Shoe Horn question - Is the leather wrapped ones from AE practical or are they too thick to use properly...I do not currently use a shoe horn at all so was curious...
     
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