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

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

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  1. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    I ordered mine on Thursday night at around 10pm, and it arrived on Monday morning. Order of 4 shoes. Not sure what the hold up is on your order.
     


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    Ordered a pair of tan Finch on the $99 closeout sale. They arrived yesterday and I must say they were easily the worst of the seconds I have received. Multiple issues, far beyond what their reputation for seconds is. I emailed them today and they already have another pair waiting for me that has been checked and never even tried on yet and I got a return label within minutes. Jill at Jeffersonville really helped me out fast! All of the ladies at that store have been fantastic, especially considering that I ask a lot of novice questions!
     


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    The 3 last is odd; it's chiseled but lacks any toe puff or waist, making it look simply like an imitation of English chisel toe lasts. I used to like stuff like EGs 888 or GG TG73, but find them too square for my tastes now, and prefer soft squares and almond toes.
     


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    Received my Black Friday closeouts yesterday and today.

    I got a pair of tan Aberdeens. The color is somewhat inconsistent and splotchy, but that's to be expected with seconds and with the dublin leather. I applied some darker brown polish and it helped to even them out so they look like they have a nice patina.

    I also got a pair of chestnut Lubbocks. There is some slight scarring on one, but nothing too noticeable, and nothing that wouldn't have happened after two or three wearings.

    (I also got a pair of black Kenilworths - first - that look lovely. I'm breaking them in as we speak.)

    Most importantly, they all fit great.
     


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    Jeffersonville store or the Shoe Bank? Hope mine is there when I go home tonight then or comes tomorrow!!
     


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    I ask a lot of small questions to them as well and I agree they're pretty good!



    Interesting as I ordered the tan Aberdeens as well. Thanks for the tip...I will also just use the brown polish on them before wearing.
     


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    I just ordered a very casual Leeds. Neumok leather, unlined, on a double butyl sole, with split reverse welt
     


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    Chili is definitely tanned in color. As TheSizzle said, they will add burnishing to some chili models, but the calfskin is tanned in that reddish/brown hue from the tannery.

    To my knowledge, the current Bourbon line is the only example of AE taking one color and turning it into another by this method. Even their original Bourbon shoes that they used to make a few years ago were a true tannage.[​IMG]
     
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    Jville
     


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    Anyone out there use heel pads and if so which ones? One foot always gets heel slip because my feet are different sizes. I stuck a tongue pad in the heel of one shoe just to try it and it helped a lot but I'd have to trim it to fit and not sure if the adhesive would hold. Any recommendations?
     


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    I have one pair that required heal pads, my usual SA at AE was polite enough to provide them to me free of charge so I am unsure as to the brand. They have worked well four months in and the adhesive is still going strong.
     


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    She finally responded to my EC email today and of course I had to go and reply asking her about the possibility of Bayfields instead. Now I'm probably at the bottom of the pile . . . . It's amazing how patient she, the Jeffersonville people, the folks at the Shoe Bank, etc. are with the likes of us!
     


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    IMO, you shouldn't be shoe polishing brand new shoes. Condition yes, but polish only sparingly. I would have applied conditioner to those captoes when new to see if it would be absorbed. It could have been leather shoes that were sitting on the shelves and they dried a little bit. I don't see any cracking.
     


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    Had that problem too with my Regent Streets, sent them in for inspection and AE told me that it was a soft spot in the leather. They credited me for the purchase and I got an MTO instead.

    Love their customer service!
     


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    I actually did, Sir Churchill (what's the 'W' for, anyway?)...at your suggestion. Started over - removed polish, conditioned, buffed. Better. Now to figure out what I did so differently than all the other shoes I polish without this result...

    (...'Winston'?) [​IMG]
     


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