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

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

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  1. jch1

    jch1 Senior member

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    I had a pair of navy suede strands MTO'd a few months ago using the old navy leather (versus the new leather which has a bright blue contrast as seen in the strandmoks). I love them.
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    Tah daaaah!!! Mirror shine, less cracks/lines on the toe...better. Gracias, SFers. [​IMG]
     


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    White Spiaggias? They're on the 5 last.
     


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    Probably just the JR soles they had in stock at the time, pre-stamped with the Horween logo since I'm guessing that's probably where most of them end up?
     
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Exactly.
     


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    All of the above is correct regarding the soles. I'm hoping Allison is there so I can personally thank her, and I'll be sure to do so on behalf of the many, many people on SF who have dealt with her.
     


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    I think he's looking for a traditional buck, not a wingtip.

    You could also base your MTO white buck off of the Black Hills (5 last), which might actually be a little cheaper.
     
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    I stand by my contention that people generally apply too much polish to their shoes. I come across a lot of old shoes (in thrift shops) with caked on polish. Ruined. The worst are the brogued shoes with holes completely filled in. I don't use that wax Kiwi polish anymore. That's the worst culprit. If anything, I use cream polishes that, I think, condition as they shine. And, I will usually apply it when my shoes have some scuffs that need to be covered up. I also think that applying conditioner helps lessen those microcreases that people have been complaining about recently.

    In addition, contrary to my screen name, I don't believe that shoes should have a high military-mirror like shine. That's show-offy for businesswear, IMHO.
     


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    So the new Strands I have have messed up broguing. Some of the holes were not punched out properly and if you look under them, it is a light tan color. On the other side of the shoe from where the punches were messed up, the broguing is oblong. It seems like QC was out to lunch when these were made. It is in a visible location and even more visible when you cross your legs. I know that AE will more than likely accept the return, but I am being over picky? If I remove the messed up punches and put some polish in the holes, would that work (Is that what is normally done?) I don't want to leave the holes that tan color since they are bourbon strands and that is a good deal of contrast.

    Thanks!
     


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    The question is: What shoes are you going to wear?
     


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    I'm guessing this would be a terrible way to burnish my Walnut Franciscans....

     


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    Haha I'll almost certainly be wearing the only MTOs currently in my possession and in the pictures above.
     


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