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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. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    I've just seen perhaps the ugliest MacNeil AE ever produced. Interestingly, the seller says it's on a crepe sole.

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    It seems to have a very Mark McNairy feel to it, but while I do like some McNairy's make-ups, this shoe completely lacks style, IMO.
     
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  2. peppercorn78

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    Looks like an Oreo.
     
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  3. luv2breformed

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    I don't hate it. I really think brown split toe bluchers are a great and versatile shoe. That said the parkway puts me off a bit because of the 3 eyelets. It makes the proportions seem a little off, it almost gives it a longer sleeker look but the moc-toe makes it more casual which does not comport. I prefer the 5 eyelet on the delray, I think it has better proportions. That said his is kind of a nitpick, so if you were getting rid of it to replace with a different brown split toe blucher I would say to proceed. However if you were just a little unsure about the idea of a brown split toe in general, I would tell you to reconsider and perhaps keep it. YMMV.
     
  4. bkotsko

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    This is an abomination.
    Period.
     
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  5. tjyoung

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    I'm almost tempted to have you analyze each of my 20+ pairs...
     
  6. unjung

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    I'm a 9.5D in the #5 last (Park Aves, etc.). Anyone know what size of #2 last (Eagle County...) I am?

    (Obviously I am searching this thread for insight as well.)
     
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  7. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    Most likely also 9.5D.
     
  8. Burzan

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    9.5E would be my suggestion, it runs even more narrow compared to the 5 last in my experience
     
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    Do you have a pair? I am also in Calgary. I'm wondering if I can wear these occasionally in the winter. Am I insane?
     
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    Yeah I have a pair of Eagle County seconds that I bought specifically for a winter beater, treated them with Heavy Duty LP and the vibram sole is great.

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  11. Spiker

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    Shoe Polish Question:

    So right now I got 2 pairs of AE, but I have never polished shoes before so I am kind of confused on the process. So basically
    1. Brush shoe
    2. Conditioner Cleaner
    3. Polish Paste
    4. Brush shoe
    5. Cotton Cloth

    Do I need to do condition cleaner every time? How many shoe brush/cotton cloth do I need? 2 brushes and 1 cloth for each color or can the 1st brush be shared among all shoes?
     
  12. JezeC

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    1. Brush shoe
    2. Conditioner Cleaner
    3. Buff out the cleaner - cotton cloth or brush, doesn't matter
    3. Polish Paste
    4. Brush shoe
    5. Cotton Cloth

    Yea, that's what I would do...pretty much it.....As you go along, you'll find other products, but it's pretty much the same concept. apply xyz, buff it out, apply xyz, buff it out.
     
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    http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide
     
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    How many brush/cloth do you need? Like do I need a different brush for each step and each color or can 1 brush do it all?
    Lastly, what is the difference/preference between polish, cream and wax? (doesnt the polish have some wax in it?)
     
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    It probably doesn't make much difference but I have two brushes, one for darker shoes and one for lighter shoes. I also have one cloth per color: merlot, black, walnut etc...

    But it takes a long,long time before a shoe can even change color from the polishes. I tried adding walnut polish to a dark brown shoe once for fun to see whether it will lightenup a bit, but it had no effect. I think it will take sometime before a shoe can actually change shades.

    Basically, I wouldn't worry too much about cross color mixing in the brush or the cloth.
     
  17. rink

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    Well, that escalated quickly - luv2, on your recommendation, I went ahead and bought a pair of burgundy cords. I checked Brooks Brothers to see if they had burgundy cords, and sure enough, not only did they have them, but they were on sale for a great price. I took that as a sign from the style gods that I should just take the plunge on them. Also got pairs in forest green and navy.

    Here's a picture of the cords, how do you think I did luv2?


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    I think your suggestion of the black grain MacNeils will indeed look great with them. Thanks again for the superb advice!
     
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  18. wonsmithr8

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    Cross-posting from MTO thread:

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    1) STRAND
    -WALNUT CALF
    -INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
    -DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
    -AE TOPLIFT
    -WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
    -EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

    2) STRAND
    -MERLOT CALF
    -INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
    -DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
    -AE TOPLIFT
    -WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
    -EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

    3) STRAND
    -BOURBON CALF
    -NO MEDALLION
    -INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
    -DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
    -AE TOPLIFT
    -CHILI WELT
    -MEDIUM BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
    -WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
    -EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT
     
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  19. rink

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    Nice variations on classics, won! The bourbon ones without the medallion are quite striking. Wear them well!
     
  20. wonsmithr8

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    Thanks man but I can't take credit for the bourbon pair without the medallion. That was all LeviMay.
     
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