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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    O'rly...Challenge Accepted!

    Im not in the states so no need to fear of your shoes getting shot at from me :p hope they hold up to the winter and ammo though.
     
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    Pastor Senior member

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    Creases (or folds as you say) will develop with all shoes. Proper fit will minimize this but it is not avoidable. Get wood shoe trees as the wood removes the moisture from the shoes. Newspaper actually will work but does little to keep the shape of the shoes. Nordstrom Rack has shoe trees for cheap (around $12?pair) or Jos. A. Bank will have sales periodically where you can get 3 or 4 for the price of one. The boot question has already ben answered in a previous post.
     
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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    They grew on me. The bourbon Hanover became my favorite shoe on the website, so I'm glad that I was able to get them. At that price, they're much more reasonable. I picked up a pair of walnut Franciscans too.
     
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    I guess I should do this to a few pairs of boots/shoes I plan on wearing through the winter. Luckily I picked up a pair of used cole haan 'waterproof' chukkas at a great price recently, so I won't have to wear the nice boots out in weather that's too icky! Between Obenaufs and the tims/ch's I should be set.

    Heh. I'm starting to put together a shoe kit of sorts. 2 brushes and perhaps some polish to keep things going nicely.

    Thanks pastor. I'll keep an eye out for those sales then. I only have a couple of pairs of shoes worth putting trees in. Some of the others are probably not even worth being resoled...
     
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    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    FYI, Jos Bank shoe trees are half off now. only $12.
     
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    Got a pair of black shell park aves this weekend from the shoe bank. Seem to fit really well and I like the look of them. However, the leather on the toe box is slightly pebbled or dimpled, like the surface of a golf ball. Is this something that can be buffed out with time? Not a big deal, but it distracts me when I look down at my feet.

    Here is a pic: it captures what I am talking about, but it is a little more pronounced in real life.

    Edit: pic wasn't loading from my tablet. Here it is:

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    Cant stop reading this thread. This is bad. I bought my first pair of AE in 2011, and it stayed that way until this August. Now I have 3 pairs (all calf) and just took the leap into cordovan with a brown shell jefferson on the way hopefully this October.
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Thanks man! $299 makes them even greater. They were a bit scruffy, and this is after one little session of TLC. I'm hoping they will just get better. In bright daylight they're already showing that weirdly cool shell cordovan patina. I'm really loving them so far.
     
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    I didn't buy the Strand webgem as I was waiting for the sale today, but now the cordovan Strand is no longer on the website. Quite disappointed.
     
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    No duties/taxes, but more often then not you will have to pay taxes plus a $10 brokerage fee.
     
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    Call up AE or even one of the outlets (they can order firsts, I believe). None of the web gem shoes are showing as available, may be a glitch, may be a plan, not sure.
     
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    You're right, I saw the other styles and thought it was only the Strand missing but now see there is no brown for any of them.

    They probably pulled it from the sale so those that just spent $550 won't be upset.
     
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    I'm in the same predicament, but Sherman Brothers has them at the sale price. They might show up on the AE site later
     
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    The cordovan webgems were set to expire on the 29th (yesterday). If you want them now, I believe MTO is your only option.

    I can't remember the strands ever being offered in brown shell before. Park avenue was always black or burgundy, I believe.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Brown Cordovan Strands have been apart of AE's regular Shell Cordovan collection for at least the last two years. I didn't realize that AE was going to discontinue them either after their time as a webgem expired.

    -Mike
     
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