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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. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Why don't you just have the soles topied?
     
  2. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    I just do not see that many people putting sole guards on Cordovan shoes and figured it was not smart to do, especially some I may end up selling as I get models I like better and a better fit.

    I will do that with the ones I am keeping though now that you mention it..assuming there is no reason not to do that. I guess there is no reason to get JR soles then?

    On shoes that I have that I only wear 2 times a month just does not seem to warrant sole guards but I want to make sure the sole is taken care of
     
  3. ridethecliche

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    That seems like a massive amount of effort for something with a 20 dollar solution. They shave down the sole a bit and apply a topy. When it wears out, people replace it. You can still resole the shoes in the future.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I suspect it will take more than a few days, but I don't want to tell him to leave them out there for a week or two and have him come back wtih something even lighter than the one he is trying to match. Frankly, I'd be surprised if it took more than a week or two to see significant results.

    I can also definitively report that you can change the color of a shell shoe with Saphir's cordovan creme. I had a color #8 shell shoe with lighter unfinished areas and the Saphir took care of it without just sitting on the surface. In fact, all I do in between applications is wipe the pair down with a damp rag and brush them. I've never used AE's cordovan creme because it does not have a great reputation on this forum and your experience seems to bear this out.

    I've never used Dubbin Graise, but I would be very hesitant to use it on shell shoes considering it is normally used on waxy leathers.

    I would think so, but having never tried it am curious how long it would take.
     
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  5. Kahuna75

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    The re-soling was for some vintage cordovan shoes I have that have to have a new sole- I was going to do JR's on through B Nelson - I do plan on keeping them. So I should save on the JR and add the Sole guard it sounds like?
     
  6. coldsalmon

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    Bourbon University webgems arrived today! In my humble opinion, they are gorgeous:
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    These are 9.5EEE.
     
  7. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    Look great...are you normally a EEE...Looks similar to the Rutledge last
     
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    Those do look awesome, but I also have to wonder whether they are a little too large for you? There is no gap in the lacing and they look loose around your ankles. The 3 last does tend to run a little large imo.
     
  9. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Jeze, yes the leather, lining, soles, and edging are all much nicer on the Indy shoes. The uppers are made of more supple calfskin and should fit nicer from the beginning.

    -M
     
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    New guy here. [​IMG]

    Just picked up this pair of Byrons from Ebay. In really good condition.
     
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    I have weird feet. Among other things, my right foot is noticeably wider than my left, it is just something I have to deal with. This is indeed the 3-333 last, and I have the Rutledge and the Hamilton in the same last, in size 9.5E. Unfortunately, the right shoe is too narrow in the toe in a 9.5E. The University is not offered in 9.5EE, so I went with the 9.5EEE. I will probably use a tongue pad in the left shoe, which feels slightly large. The right shoe feels spot on. I think that the looks will improve once the shoes break in and conform to me feet, as well.

    There are a number of pics of me wearing the Hamilton and Rutledge in my galleries, e.g.:
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    I agree that they look a bit tighter around the ankle, but my right toe really starts to bother me by the end of the day. I live in NYC and walk a lot, so this is important.
     
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    Thanks all. I would give it some light first, no risk of doing this after all. If it doesn't work out perhaps I will try with some renomat! Will report back in days.
     
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    I think that's a flattering picture of those Macneils. I've been toying with the idea of getting a pair of LWB's in shell, but perhaps Alden's makeup more so because the toe end of the shoe looks more "balanced". Would you mind posting a few more pics of those shoes?
     
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    I hope you didn't wear your pants cuffed like that. just teasing. I'm sure you didn't.
     
  15. Gianni Cerutti

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    Oh...very nice color
     
  16. SimplyLime

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    Help me decide between this:
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    Grayson in bourbon or

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    Partriot loafers

    However the catch is that grayson is 240 and its a factory second however the patriot is 200 in clearance.

    I really like the bourbon tasseled loafers however its a second.

    I dont know what to do!

    Edit:eek:r should i buy both?
     
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  17. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    Get a Lakeshore Drive in Bourbon with leather soles MTOd now and you can get a first quality Grayson in Bourbon look-alike (minus the slip beading) for $259. Just $19 more that the 2nds Grayson.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    If you prefer the Grayson, get it. Seconds are typically in pretty good shape. If you direly want a loafer, get both.
     
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    Deciding on whether to get the MacNeil webgem. How close is the color of cognac to chili calf? Just got the BB chili grain MacNeil and am worried it might be redundant. Is the cognac used in the macneil 5 CXL?
     
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    Never thought of that.
    How long does MTO usually take? Cause my friend is gonna be there for only 2 weeks more



    Well, there goes my month's savings.
     
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