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

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  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Oh blah. I forgot to grab leather cleaner, but I have leather conditioner.

    I'm going to brush the heck outta the area of the creases, wipe with a damp rag, and then apply more conditioner and let it sit for a bit. The brown boots in question have a white line visible in the creases which I think is the start of a crack so I need to stop it in it's tracks.

    Will obenauf's help here as well?
     
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    I got an email from Allison today saying my MTO's had failed inspection and would be remade and not ready until Nov 15. Damn! It's already been 2 months :( I keep hearing about a lot of failed inspections... seems like they'd have this process down by now and wouldn't have so many 2nds. Mine are cappucino shell McNeil's... so I guess they set aside extra cappucino in case this happens.
     
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Sorry to hear that! My Leeds failed the first time around. I hope my capp. MacNiels make it through the first time... Although pushing the date back that I have to pay for them might not be too bad. haha
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sorry to hear. But yes, it is good to know that they still have you covered. 3 weeks is actually amazingly quick. Don't they have to sit on the lasts for a while?

    I got Cappuccino Jeffersons. So I will sort of be a preview of yours. What welt, edging, and sole did you get?
     
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    I thought I read something similar a few days back, but this may be different... What about a Dalton (for example) with some or all of the punching (Broguing sp.) removed... see photoshop magic below...
    Do you think AE would do it on an MTO?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Here are my specs:

    Custom MacNeil
    *CAPPUCCINO CORDOVAN
    *Exposed BRASS EYELETS LIKE 4103
    *TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    *BROWN LEATHER INSOLE
    *NATURAL SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    *NATURAL EDGE DRESSING
    *DOUBLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE
     
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    Thanks tifosi! Yours were stunning as well and I used your specs virtually verbatim when spec'ing mine. The big difference is that I wanted to try double butyl. I have to say, it's really nice. I've had double JR (or Alden's version, which are about the same weight & stiffness) on 10+ other shoes/boots. I was in the mood to try something different.
     
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    It could be built up "wax" style shoe polish. I had that happen to myself. I think wax style polish should be only used on non creasing areas of the shoe to avoid that potential problem. You'll have creases, theres no way to avoid it, you can minimize it though by the above steps. Or you could step up to cordovan shoes and have waves instead of creases [​IMG]
     
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    Hey Doc, if you want to test HDLP before you buy, I'd be happy to send you a small amount for your boots. I picked up a big container last winter and have enough to last me a couple of yrs. PM me your address if you are interested.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sounds awesome. The eyelets should create a nice effect as others have shown.

    -Mike
     
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    These aren't my AE's but another pair of shoes that I bought. I think they're actually ripping at a wear spot so I'm going to try to get them nice and supple again before I wear them more and ruin them more. As long as they don't get much worse and rip through, I think they'll be fine with polish.
     
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    When did you order out of curiosity?
     
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    I pay 15 GBP. So about $24.
     
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    Dang. I was quoted $40 here in boston.

    I might see how much they'll charge if I bring in my own soles.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Pretty sure it was on October 2nd, but I know that they had already gotten the leather out of the warehouse before I actually officially ordered the shoes because they had to ensure that they had sufficient leather to take my order. I ordered a black shell MTO at the same time and haven't heard about those yet.

    -Mike
     
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