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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. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    Not sure if anyone posted about the Oak Streets...I just spotted them on the site...I like the first one but the second one really needs a Brown Dainite sole..AE HAS to start carrying that.

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  2. Kahuna75

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    Also McGregor's on sale for $299
     
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    Those look pretty good. Incidentaly, I emailed B. Nelson about brown Dainite and he's got it; I'll be using his services when a pair of minilug boots I have becomes worn down.
     
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    $271. I had them ordered into the store during the last sale, and they honored the sale price when I could finally pick them up.
     
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    Feeling Austere today.

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    On wet (but not raining) days like today, I'm rather glad that they mixed up the specs and have me dainite instead of v-tread...

    Also, how difficult a tailoring job is it to get pant leg openings slimmed down? I got these pants for pretty cheap, but the flare is a little too much for my tastes.
     
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    I really like the natural colored one, but I wonder if they're going to have the same captoe creasing problem that the Lexington supposedly suffers from. I mean, other than the soles, they're the same shoe.
     
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    They *are* the Lexington in another leather. The title of the webpage wasn't even updated correctly, last I checked.
     
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    Yet the shoebank still has them for $299, or $309 for stone suede. [​IMG] Stone suede, by the way... I wasn't expecting it, but I fell in love when I saw it in person.
     
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    They are Margom lug soles (not Dainite), so maybe you don't need that new phone after all [​IMG].

    I think these shoes look perfectly appropriate with wool trousers, a sport-coat, and a tie. Although I frequently wear this kind of outfit, I don't often wear a suit. I'm not sure how formal the workplace would have to be to make Kiowas too casual; judging by the 'comfort dress shoes' that 90% of men wear, there are not very many of them.
     
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    Looks sharp from here [​IMG].

    Not hard at all to get your pants slimmed. Just measure the leg opening of one of the pants that you like; measure them flat, and tell the tailor. They will open the inside or outside seam (cant remember) and bring together/cut excess fabric. Cant remember if they start around the knees or hips. They have charged me ~$15.
     
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    AE's site says they have a "Toby mini lug" and that the shoe has a Poron insole: http://answers.allenedmonds.com/ans...-questions-answers/questions.htm?sort=recenta
     
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    Cleaning up the closet so I figured that I might as well get a group AE shot...slowly growing the collection--not quite as good as some others in this thread but hopefully will catch up one day:

    Top Row (L to R): Bourbon Portland Boot, Merlot McAllister, Walnut Strand, Walnut Strand (Topy'd for rain use and heavily polished/burnished over the years).

    Bottom Row (L to R): Snuff Suede Neumok, Brown Distressed Neumok, Snuff Suede Strandmok

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    I should have had a Dk. Chili Burnished Fifth Ave to include but upon receiving them I realized there was a defect and had them sent back...hopefully can update this photo in a few weeks when I get the replacements.
     
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    There were some recent posts about polishing bourbon shoes. I too have a Mora 2.0 in bourbon that is fairly new and I love the color. They are due for a treatment but I'm not sure exactly how to care for them. I chatted with someone on ae.com and they weren't very helpful. I'll most likely start by using neutral polish since that seems like the safest approach and then I can move to bourbon polish if needed but won't be able to easily go the other way. What I'm wondering is, will the conditioner/cleaner remove any of the color/burnishing? I also have the leather lotion which I understand is less "harsh". Which would you recommend I use, if any, or should I go straight to the neutral polish?

    Suggestions? Thanks.
     
  14. Kahuna75

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    I used leather lotion on my Mora 2.0 and Daltons to get squeaking out and just gently applied it and had no issue with the burnishing...I then waited a full 24 hours to put neutral polish on...again very lightly applied and brushed.

    unless your shoes are getting really dirty or heavily scratched -that is all I would do and not polish very often just brush them. I am not a high shine person so I can not speak to getting a great shine on them.
     
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    Black Hills and a few others are on sale for $199 -

    I think the Black Hills in Walnut Waxy Brown with Toby mini lug is pretty bad arss for that price. I do not have much of a use for it due to other bad weather shoes I own already otherwise I would be all over that.
     
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    Those are definitely not Dainite. Those are Toby mini lugs.
    I believe these are Toby mini lugs. The same one used for the Aberdeen. Haha sucks I'm not getting my iPhone 6.
     
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    Nice! Is it an MTO?
     
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    Yes, it was an MTO of a webgem called Ardsley park.
     
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    What are you all using to touch up the light and medium brown transparent edging. I assume most are using neutral to maintain, but I need to touch up color. I'm considering transparent wood stain. What's everyone doing?
     
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    Chili
     
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