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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. avsmusic1

    avsmusic1 Senior member

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    Quote:I would try a 10EEE. Maybe a 10EE if they have that. I go from a 11.5D Strand to 12D Dalton and the dalton may have a bit more width compared to the strand, but also going up a 1/2 size in length will gain some width as well, a tiny bit. I never figured a Patriot out so can't help much there for comparison.
     
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    Does anyone know what the AE version of the Ralph Lauren Singleton loafer is?
     
  4. AlphaDad

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    I just received my replacement ShoeBank order and they look great. The replacement shoes are oxblood Carlyle and bourbon Bleecker St. They both look and fit amazing. Also I believe the Bleeckers are 1st: they are unmarked on sole, came with shoe bags, had student contest flyer/sticker in box and no defects.
     
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    The rules are you post pictures. :slayer:
     
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    I'm debating some suede summer loafers between Cavanaugh and Patriot. What I have is:

    Dalton
    Westchester
    Promontory Point
    Mora 2.0

    All fit great in 9D; I'm a pretty true 9D in just about everything. I'm leaning towards the Patriot.

    Anybody have any fit advice on these lasts?
     
  7. AlphaDad

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    At work, but tonight I'll post some pics.
     
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    I have the same size in both, but the LB is slightly roomier width wise, but length they are the same.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Go for it! Get a good adhesive, and I doubt you would have any issues. I mean how hard can it be? lol. I imagine you could find some sort of tutorial or guide online too. Or post in the shoe care thread, one of those guys should be able to give you some good advice on the matter.
     
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    Anybody have any real-world experience comparing the 511 and 234 lasts? I've got the 511 with my Long Branch 12D. I'm usually right smack between a 11.5D and 12D. Went on the higher end of the spectrum to fit it with boot socks (which works out well).

    But, now I'm looking at snagging a pair of Darmstadts. If that one is the same width as the 511, I'll probably go with an 11.5D, because I plan on wearing it with thinner socks. But, if it runs narrower, I'll probably go with a 12D.

    Anybody got some knowledge to drop?
     
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    .... The Darmstadt is on the B34 last, not the 234 last. That being said, it fits very full. I wear an 11.5 to 12, and I was very comfortable in the 11 D. It is also one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever tried on.
     
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    Thanks! Totally misread that B34 as a 234. My bad.

    With that in mind, looks like I'm going with the 11.5D.
     
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    You'll love it! Its obviously an extremely casual shoe, but it really is hands down the most comfortable shoe I've probably ever tried on.
     
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    I decided last fall that I did not like the light tan color of my original Eagle Counties.

    Posts here have convinced me to try to darken them somewhat - the gamble was fine, as they were disposable at that point.

    I started off with an amature excess of black shoe polish. Then, cleaned them up marginally with turpentine, and used medium brown dye on the whole boot, including that white outsole.

    Somehow the colors turned a bit red - especially in sunlight,
    they appear brown anywhere else. (I love the red hue!)

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    Not everyone's cup of tea, but these are no longer disposable,
    they are now in my bad weather rotation. :)
     
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    @jzrhwinnj very cool...I think they look nice...put some HDLP on them and you will have some bad weather boots for sure!
     
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    Cool stuff jzrhwinnj, I just finished a similar restoration project/experiment.

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    I put some work into an old pair of worn/scuffed/stained Eastports that have been used as true "boat shoes," and that have definitely seen better days. I tried Reno'Mat on them to get them as clean as possible, despite not being 100% sure that it was the right product for the leather, and it did seem to work pretty well:

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    Next up was Neatsfoot oil to bring the leather back to a more uniform color throughout the shoe. I knew it would darken the leather as I had used it successfully on a vintage leather briefcase in the past:

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    The neatsfoot oil worked really well to moisturize and rejuvenate the leather. I did try some AE dark brown shoe polish but it did not penetrate the leather very well, and I ended up brushing most of it off:

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    I proceeded with more neatsfoot oil until succeeding light coats no longer seemed to have an effect. Finished:

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    I will now continue wearing them into dust.

    Have a great weekend guys!
     
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    [​IMG]Got my new strandmoks in!
     
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    Those look fantastic, jzrhwinnj! If I come across a pair on the Shoebank, I'd definitely consider doing something similar. That red tone is really rich.
     
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    :) Big difference here.... I would say without a shadow of a doubt that the 234 last is the worst fit I have ever tried on anything by AE, bar none. It is like they took the beefy toebox of the 511 and made it even larger, then took the large heel of the 97 and made it even larger, then fused everything together into one big mess.
     
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