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

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  1. SBear

    SBear Senior member

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    I also use AE products. I do use the AE grey polish on my grey Black Hills. You can see the AE recommended products for each shoe on the 'care' tab of respective models. Also, watch the videos on the AE site for each leather type (and the brushes/cloths/dauber they use).
     
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    If the shoe doesn't fit perfectly (as many don't), you'll see creasing in that area regardless of shell thickness. It may not even be thinner. It just means that is how the shoe fits your foot and it creases there, most likely the shoe is a touch small for you. My right shoes often exhibit this behavior.
     
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    Ok, this is what I have in my shopping cart:

    - 2 horse hair brushes
    - Black premium shoe polish
    - Walnut premium shoe polish
    - Saddle soap
    - Conditioner/Cleaner

    Comes out to about $40 shipped. Anything else I should add?
     
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    So... I'm guessing it's not overkill to own chocolate and walnut daltons? Maybe I'll get a pair of the chocolate long branches at some point! Do you find yourself wearing both colors? I'm guessing there's some overlap with what you could wear them with right? Do you find that one wouldn't fit where the other does?

    Also, what are those chukkas? They look amazing!

    Side note, you have two of each shoe in captoe and wingtip as well as in light and dark brown, correct?
     
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    Since they are all closed laced/Balmoral shoes I think they would be too formal for casual chinos. I'd look at either the Williams or Macneils in shell. Also the McAllister in shell is called the Cambridge. Not sure why they are differentiated.

    Either way, lucky you to have a girlfriend nice enough to support your desire for quality shoes :)
     
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    I prefer using one brush for each family of colors as well as a separate for my shell cordovan as I don't like my cordovan brushes to have product residue on them.

    I also highly recommend a neutral wax polish if you ever want a higher level shine than what the premium polish can give you.
     
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    Being primarily an Oxford guy, I think I'll be making my first Double monkstrap purchase very soon. The Mora 2.0 in Brown. Never thought I'd say this.
     
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    I wear 12D/E and 11.5E in the 5-last shoes, and 11.5E in the Dalton. Shoe Bank suggested I try 11EEE in the Long Branch, and they fit just fine. So I would think you could do 10EEE or 10.5E in the Long Branch.
     
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    Welcome to the dark side. It's a strapping good time.
     
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    Gentlemen,

    What are your thoughts on this seconds Larchmont? Would you keep or exchange for another pair?

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    Outstanding sir! I've never really had much I an affinty for Dalton's previously, but your pair in burgundy cordovan look truly stunning!
     
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    Are you worried about the creasing?
     
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    @ridethecliche

    I'm not sure what they are. They were naturally like this upon examination. It seems more like "ripples" in the leather when I touch it. If they're normal then I will keep it. I just wasn't sure because my right shoe doesn't have that.
     
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    I think that is perfectly acceptable for seconds, assuming that's the only issue.
     
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    Leather lotion.
     
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