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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. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    The thought has crossed my mind more than once... Seeing how you likely have the largest collection of AE shell and exotics in existence I am sure it has yours for the same reason. I'm thinking a random orbit buffer but it would have to be small enough and adjustable to go slow enough. Maybe thick wool pads and the ability to put a microfiber cloth on it to finish? It may be worth a try.

    Yeah Renovateur is pretty aggressive. On calf especially where I want to keep stitching or burnishing intact I used to use AE leather lotion but a few years ago switched to Bickmore Bick 4. Many times you can use just the lotion or Bick 4, let dry and buff without having to apply wax or cream. The only time I use Reno on calf is on the sole edges, it helps level the finish out and many times I don't have to put edge dressing on after using it. And it does help the leather edge glow and shine as you said.
     
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    A few fall styles trickling in. Relaunched Strandmok, but lined. Wonder what kind of leather this is:[​IMG]
     
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    I just noticed that they've added two new leathers to the "stock" MacNeil selection - brown calf and walnut calf. A step in the right direction.
     
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    Yeah...not feeling the black welt/sole edge on the walnut Mac.
     
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    shoosensuits Well-Known Member

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    Can someone name all the models pictured? Thanks.
     
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    Why not just calling it Strand? AE should fire the person responsible for naming the shoes.
     
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    Quote:Guessing the split welt. If it was flat id agree..
     
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    From left to right: Belair, Strands, Evanston, *not sure.
     
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    Bel Air, Strand, Evanston, and Drydon. The first three are walnut and the Drydon was listed as Brandy.
     
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    Thanks for your input, CI. I'm still on the fence myself. Unless I'm holding the shoe at eye level, it's barely noticeable...so I'm leaning towards keeping them.
     
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    They like differentiating the dress models from the casual models even if the basic pattern is the same. It's the way they've always done it.

    I'm guessing you like the Alden naming convention better? I think folks who don't know that much about shoe parts might get overwhelmed with slight variations of welts, leathers, soles, etc. perhaps AE keeps the dress and casual separate for this reason.
     
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    You nailed it, Pepper. I do like Alden's approach to naming a lot better. FWIW, Alden reminds me of the Apple's approach (fewer products, consistent naming) whereas AE is more like a Samsung (tons of products which often compete in the same niche and confusing naming strategy).
     
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    Does anyone know if the boca raton is fully lined, especially under the woven?
     
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    from an SA in an outlet store: "2 for $299 sale on all Factory 2nd closeouts and all Brooks Brothers shoes from July 31st to Aug 3rd. Labor Day sale Aug 21st to Sep 1st."
     
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    I am hearing word that the price of AE Calf Dress Collection (most of their shoes) is going to $385 effective August 1st. So if you are on the fence on a first quality offering, you might want to act quickly.

    Chris
     
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    Oy.

    That's $40 price increase in less than 1 year.
     
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    that's not such a great deal looking at the current closeout prices. At least in my size, the majority of closeouts are $149 or less, unless you want 2 independence pairs
     
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    Does anyone know if there is a significant difference between AE's "Dark Brown" and "Chocolate"? I have dark brown kenilworths, and am considering chocolate Madisons via this new sale. Would I be able to use the dark brown polish I bought for the Kenilworths?
     
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