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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. Indyoshi68

    Indyoshi68 Senior member

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    I do condition before I do anything to a new shoe as a rule. The dalton was fine when I picked it up to replace the first one, but the toe was a little dull/matte, so I was looking for a little more pop. It's good after a strip of the polish and recondition. I was trying to avoid returning another boot I love, if I could... Appreciate the feedback!
     


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    Dang... I've missed 2 home deliveries - I don't know why I don't have them ALL delivered to my office. (was on vacation when ordered)
     


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    fyi for the chicago people
     


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    Found shell cordovan park avenues at Nordstrom Rack today. It's the first time I've seen shell at the Rack. Picked them up for $200, but they appear to be in rough shape.

    Here are some before and after shots of the shoes after I brushed and buffed.

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    Do you guys think these are worth the $200 I've spent on them considering they are shell? The dark spots concern me the most. If I decide they are worth keeping, I'm going to use some AE cordovan cream and deer bone to cover up the scuffs and they should look a lot better. Just can't decide how I feel about spending $200 on some beat up seconds, albeit new ones.

    Thanks for the input in advance guys!
     


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    Those shell Park Aves are great. Had I paid 200 clams for them I'd feel just fine about keeping them. Jealous!
     


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    I disagree. One, because using the AE conditioner only can leave the shoes a little hazy and in need of some polish. Two, one of the reasons for polishing shoes is to protect them. I generally condition the shoes and then throw a quick coat of polish on once I'm sure I'm keeping them.
     


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    +10000000. Shell PA's at $200 is a steal
     


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    They will age beautifully. You got a steal.
     


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    Emailed Allison Monday morning, received a reply yesterday evening (regarding tan dublin Bayfields with a heavy lugged sole):
    :slayer:

    And NWTeal, I'm throwing in my lot with everybody else. For $200? Screaming deal!
     


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    This is in my building. I hate/love the fact that I can just hop in the elevator to try on and see their shoes so conveniently.
     


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    I find it funny how people will put "lol" to the end of a creepster statement in hopes to make it less creepy. [​IMG] Admittedly I'm guilty of it too.
     


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    So, I've decided to grow my boot collection. Having gone around and around and around about it, I'm now 99% sure that if I choose to add another AE, it will be a custom/MTO Bayfield procured through Allison (still waiting for her to confirm this is possible and if so to quote me a price for my preferred configuration). However, I am also looking at other brands. Here are the candidates I've decided upon:

    Wolverine 1000 Mile
    Red Wing Beckman Round Toe aka Gentleman Traveler
    Chippewa Homestead
    Chippewa Service

    If anyone out there owns both a Bayfield and one or more of these others and is willing to share their perspectives with me, I would be very grateful if you could PM me (or reply in the thread if it wouldn't be considered off-topic). Thanks in advance!
     


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    Well, FWIW, I would have asked for a photo even if Allison were a guy. She has provided an incredibly valuable service for many people who follow this thread. So, I thought it would be nice to have a face to go with the name. I guess if that makes me creepy, then guilty as charged.
     


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    Certainly will.
     


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