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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. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    I'm surprised you get with with balmorals. I think it's a little baby powder works
     
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    I hear you. While this are hardly dressy, I think I can pull them off in non-Apocolypse weather like my office in a business-casual environment, unlike the LL Bean. Just my opinion.
     
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    Hey guys - very new to the forum (first post).

    I'm looking to grab a few pairs of AE's as I'm a brogue junky.

    Any sales or sites to get them from without paying full pop?
     
  4. Kahuna75

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    I like these better than the LL Beans - but yeah the Beans are classic's for sure.
     
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    Just picked these Addisons up on the bay fairly cheap- I am sure they are no warranty so curious to see the defect - description said suede - I can not tell what the leather is - the regular issue of it was CXL right?- hoping to use these as a base to size some other loafers-curious what the flaw was or just returned after being worn. I needed something to give my boat shoes a break in the summer.

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    about to order walnut stands, and brown moras. do you guys use a different brush for each colour? or just a different dauber but the same brush?
     
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    I have a different brush for each. At only a few bucks a piece each it is a no brainer to me.
     
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    I started getting different brushes for each color but always end up using the brushes interchangeably. I don't think I have noticed any color transfer, however, I try to work on shoes with same color each time.
     
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    I thought you guys might like to see the progress of my cappuccino shell Dundees. These came pretty cloudy and caked in creme.

    Here is an untreated, hazy Dundee
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    Let the arm workout begin...

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    Finished result

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    I think there is likely another round or two that needs to happen, but I am pleased with the initial result. The shell looks far healthier and has considerable more shine to it.
     
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    For my calf shoes, I have a brown brush and a black brush. I have used the brown on AE Walnut to EG's Dark Oak and haven't noticed any transfer. For shell, I have a dark shell brush and a light shell brush. I feel like I'm missing some because I am picturing 6 brushes in my shoe kit. I think I have one for just knocking dust off of any and all colors and maybe one that I haven't used yet. That sounds about right.

    With that said, I am expecting a couple more dark brown shoes so I think I'm going to dedicate one to dark brown just because I have an extra brush. I have only polished the walnut AE's a couple times...so in the long run it may be best to have a light brown only brush.
     
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    Nice job, Ryden. What did you do between the in process pic and what you called the finished result? Any more product or just brushing?
     
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    Lots of Renovateur! I basically continually worked small areas at a time until there was less creme being visibly removed abd then I went on to the next area. After that a ton of brushing. I haven't used any additional cordovan creme yet but I will once I am certain I have removed all applied other creme
     
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    thanks for all the answers guys. much appreciated.

    what are your thoughts on dobbers vs just an old cloth? are they just easier to work with or do you find they provide a better application. read a bunch of google results on shoe shining and the thoughts vary wildly so i figured i ask the AE crowd
     
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    I should note that T Shirt is the result of just one shoe, not both. It took about 30-45 minutes so I did not have the opportunity to complete both
     
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    Hmmm. Good question. You really need a brush to apply the polish to the welt area. I think the brushing with the large brush after applying the polish is what evens out the application more. I use the dauber all over the shoe to apply polish since I already have polish on it from brushing the welt area.
     
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    That is why I just let it happen naturally over a year or so on my Cambridge!
     
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    Is there a good conditioner that won't add color for shell? One of my burgundy Dundee seems to have a crackly looking roll in the valley. I've used a toothbrush in there thinking it was just the bloom but now not so sure. I'd rather not apply any colored AE creme as I'd still like them to lighten up some more.
     
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    I prefer Saphir's neutral cordovan creme.
     
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    Quote:Thats what I was thinking but didn't know what else was out there. Thanks!
     
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    My favorite process for AE shell. Though I have gone through almost two jars of Reno now... I wonder if I should switch to using Renomat to get the excess polish off quicker in the future?


    BTW those Dundees are a great color, I am a bit fan of very subtle red tones compared to the Brown shell.
     
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