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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. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Ha! I'm sorry, it was my own misunderstanding. I read it as if you had received some message from Allison about the order that I didn't get. Like maybe there was some drama or problem with the order.

    That's all.
     
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    Hopefully not too off-topic...

    Thanks for chiming in. Any idea why this is such a hotly debated topic? Has no one asked Saphir? It seems like both sides of the argument are positive the other side is wrong, though I'm not sure which side has presented proof. If I may, what makes you so sure? Is it true for both the Médaille D'Or (MDO) and Beauté Du Cuir (BDC) Renovateur? Actually, what's the difference, anyway?

    That aside, do you agree Venetian Shoe Cream has turpentine in it? Does Saphir MDO Cordovan Cream?
     
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    Hmm. I tried on a 10.5 3e Williams in Riverhead and it seemed ok, maybe just a tad narrow. Maybe I'll try again just to double check.
     
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    I'm an 8.5D in Strand (5-65) and 9D in Dalton (1-511), and I settled on an 8.5E in the Eagle County. 8.5D may've worked, not sure about 9D, and 9E was definitely too large.
     
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    I had the same reaction. I've been waiting for a Macneil5 in burgundy with dainite soles to show up on shoe bank, but I might just go for the Bob's Chili MacGregor during the RDA sale.
     
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    Note this is based on pinching problems I have on a 222 lasted boot I already own. It's only an issue with the thicker socks I wear in winter.
     
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    Damn. The black Shaker Heights look killer, even with the skewed tweed pattern. :wow:
     
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    Stand by, I think I took a picture comparing the two, but not in the perfect lighting. Not at home, but let me see if I can get it out of my phones library.
     
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    I for one will not get the MacGregor in bobs chili. Will get the walnut burnished. But that's only because I plan on getting the Bleecker street in bobs chili. Lovely color.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Crappy light, Ravello, Ravello, Walnut Shell, Whiskey

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    Alden Whiskey Shell - Colors vary with time made and age.

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    Crockett and Jones Whiskey (With Alden Chukka)

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    AE Walnut Shell (New)

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    -Mike
     
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    Bought a pair of odenwalds, excited to be part of the allen edmonds family! What kind of shoe care would you recommend for these boots? Waterproofing? Shoe trees? Leather lotion? etc.

    These are my first higher end pair of leather footwear, so I want to protect them as best I can. Ideally I would not spend more than $30 on this. There are a ton of products that do different things and I can't figure out which ones I actually need and which are auxiliary.

    I don't plan on wearing these more than twice a week but will be outside a fair amount, and as I am in Chicago will be dealing with some snow, rain, salt, and ice. I'm more concerned about protecting the leather and don't care much for keeping them shiny.

    Thanks! :D
     
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    I just received my Burgundy Cordovan Macneils and was wondering for those of you that have these, is your shade of Burgundy Macneils really dark? The ones I received look almost black.

    I included a comparison shot with my Burgundy Cordovan Leeds which seems a shade lighter.

    What are your thoughts?

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  14. peppercorn78

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    ^^^ wow, those really do look black. Are you sure they're not black?
     
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    Thanks Burzan! I recommend getting one if ever they come up with a suede version.i think they're a great alternative to penny loafers and bluchers for casual get ups.




    Thanks guys! Not everything's a homerun though :) but would be happy to see if AE uses some of our MTO designs.
     
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    Had an engagement shoot this past weekend. Got a good shot of the Dundee's. Though a bit dusty.
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    Congratulations on your new Oldenwalds! Per the AE website, they recommend Allen Edmonds Leather Lotion. I don't know if you got the football grain, leather, or chromexcel, but either way the Leather Lotion will work well. I wouldn't worry about waterproofing unless you plan to get them very wet quite often. And definitely get shoe trees. They will greatly extend the life of your shoes. I was taught if your feet aren't in them, shoes trees should be in them. Shoe trees about $20 (can be found much cheaper on sale some places) and AE Leather Lotion about $9 - so in your budget.

    Keep them cleaned off with a damp cloth if you walk in the slush, snow, etc. And put some AE Leather Lotion on them periodically and you should be good to go.

    Check the AE site for care tips. Go to you boot and click the "care" tab for more information.

    Chris
     
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    Anybody up for shell bayfields? 1st quality.
     
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    I think those are gorgeous! My burgundy Macneils looked very similar. It's mostly polish. I really like the dark appearance. If you choose to, you can use the water and brushing method to get down to the shell. Good luck!
     
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    Yes please!
     
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