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

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    104
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    

    I don't try to get a high shine usually, except on my black park aves. When I do go for a high shine, I use kiwi black polish and spit shine the toe.
     
  2. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

    Messages:
    9,927
    Likes Received:
    3,276
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Cappucino Dundees today

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  3. jch1

    jch1 Senior member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    These are incredible.
     
  4. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    2,645
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Don't use conditioner/cleaner as that is intended for calfskin. All you need to do is invest the time applying a couple coats of Renovateur to get most of the factory polish off and then regularly wiping them down with a damp rag and brushing them. Once you get down to the bare shell, you can enjoy the modest glow you will get as is, apply Saphir neutral cordovan creme or apply a little paste wax.
    Amazon sells first quality shoes, but what you get is a mixed bag. It's not unusual to get shoes with defects and/or creases suggesting someone has them worn around their house for a few days. Amazon is great with free returns, but the problem is that, by the time you have decided you need to order another pair, the sale price is frequently over or your size is sold out. I think someone previously commented that he orders two pairs when he orders from Amazon to deal with this issue.
     
  5. ryansto

    ryansto Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    
     
  6. rbarthel

    rbarthel Senior member

    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Quick question, are these the Dark brown grain or the Brown waxy Long Branches?
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,084
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    I'm glad you didn't take that personally. You certainly have an awesome collection of shell cordovan shoes (and non-shell)! I shouldn't have taken your post as one solely directed at me. Good day my friend...
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,084
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    You wear your chukkas quite well my friend... enjoy often and in great health!
     
  9. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

    Messages:
    741
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Yes that is correct. I told Allison to make the same shoe, just added the tap sole.
     
  10. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    622
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012

    There is no difference in structural integrity between different types of welts used in Goodyear-welted shoes. They are all attached at the inseam in the same manner. Split-reverse welts are sometimes touted as being a bit more weather resistant. However, all they really add is a few millimeters of additional height that may help prevent some water entry when walking on wet surfaces (which can be valuable). A true storm welt does butt up more tightly against the leather upper, creating a better seal than a split-reverse welt, but even it is only providing a marginal amount of additional weather resistance.

    [​IMG]


    To really increase weather resistance (supposedly), you have to move beyond Goodyear-welted shoes into Norwegian-welted (also called Goiser), Veldtschoen, or Bentivegna constructed shoes. These are still welted shoes, and are every bit as durable as Goodyear-welted shoes, but they use some different methods for how the uppers are wrapped, where the stitching is placed (additional rows of waxed stitching), etc. Sorry the image below is in Japanese, but it's one of the better diagrams. The names are in English, if you care to research them further, and you can click on them for a larger view. There are a couple of other methods diagrammed in the below pictures that don't fit into the "more weather resistant" discussion (stitch-down, Norvegese, and regular Norwegian (non-Norwegian-welted)).

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    2,645
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    I need to purchase some supplies to care for a new pair of suede shoes. Any recommendations on AE products for suede care? Positive and negative experiences welcome.
     
  12. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    622
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Those are the Brown Waxy ones.
     
  13. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    I have their brush, which is ok (I better like Collonil Crepe Brush, if you can find it). Fwiw, I believe most if not all AE shoecare stuff is made by Collonil. I also scored a Tarrago Suede Protector on ebay for 9.99 shipped (the same Leffot sells for $17). It's a pretty cool stuff; check out the video of youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOw_sNVG0A
    Other than that, I don't think you will need anything else.
     
  14. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

    Messages:
    2,015
    Likes Received:
    784
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Has anyone already received their brown shell webgems (available before RDA)? Anyone thinking of stripping them down to bare shells?
     
  15. WICaniac

    WICaniac Senior member

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Sandersons arrived this morning and look spectacular. I am a bit surprised at their narrowness, however. Another thread indicated that these are made on a 222 (which seems right, as they appear identical to the Williams apart from the Independence frills). Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, but has anyone sized up on this last (vis-à-vis the 65 in particular)?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by