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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. njruss

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    Really like my McAllisters in Merlot. I also have the Strand in Walnut. Two of my favorites!
     
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    $50 off $200 Amex Offer is back :)
     
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    Quick update as I started on the Patriots tonight. Finding that I really need to sand down a lot to get past all the black edge dressing. The first go round was a bit of an experiment to anyways to see what color I would like the edge anyways, so will be sanding them down better.

    I used the AE neutral edge dressing and really liked the color it turned out. Will update again when I am all finished, probably in a few days as I have time.


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  4. shoosensuits

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    Factory finish. I've applied the lotion to 2 pairs of walnut (mcclain, hale) and a pair of the saddle brown vernons- the color transferred from all 3 pairs. I'm not rubbing vigorously at all.
     
  5. DGY1atTMW

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    My 1st AE's are Bourbon Daltons - love 'em, but...they shine up reeeel good (Saphir Neutral and brushing, with occasional Conditioner), however the color itself is almost DULLER now..I'm wishing I'd bought Walnut

    Can I RenoMat these all the way back to the underlying, pre-black-wheel-burnishing Walnut color?
     
  6. Sane

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    McAllisters in Merlot and Elgins in Tan here (Elgins are Rough Collection version of Strand) and love them both!

    Great minds think alike [​IMG]
     
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    Im seriously considering getting the Oxblood Daltons, but since it is only a burnished color, and not a leather color, Im really concerned that they will lose that color depth after polishing/cleanings, and just wind up a kind of flat shade of the base color, like my Bourbon Mora 2.0's have..
     
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    Just found out I passed the California Bar Exam. Overall pass rate was 39%.

    How should I celebrate? Maybe some shell Dundees?
     
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    Congrats on passing, I'd get a more practical shoe that you can wear with a suit, unless you plan on working in one of the more casual law firms. I have shell dundees and like them but would've gone with shell strands first, then daltons, and finally dundees.

    I know you don't have to go to law school to take CA, most february takers failed the first time (july) and there are a lot of foreigners who take it an fail (like NY) but still 39% seems crazy low.
     
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    I would like to point out that Leather Lotion is not the product AE recommends for the shoes being discussed.
     
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    Could someone say in simple terms how burnishing can be replicated at home? I'm not a guy that has 35 steps and creams, etc. I just use AE polish and the standard prescribed formula. Would a light layer of black polish on top of the existing color replicate burnishing? Would that be an irreversible mistake?

    I've been wondering exactly this as I put bourbon polish on my bourbon Moras as well.
     
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    Is Chilli similar to Merlot?
     
  13. harlequin782

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    Same here...im not one of these Mac Method guys or someone who does 55 different stages of cleaning and polishing for my shoes either..I have respect for those who have the money, patience and discipline to do that with all their shoes, but for the most part I just bought the leather conditioner and whichever corresponding shoe polish color the allen edmonds associate suggested for the shoes I had bought.

    I had never even heard of 95% of these products I read about people using on here (Saphir, Reno, deer bones, etc) and dont know how to use them in a way that would preserve burnishing. I have, since joining, and at the behest of another poster, picked up a clear/neutral polish for my Bourbon Moras, and used it on them. It certainly didnt hurt the finish any worse than it already is, but I think the damage is done on those anyway, and I think the flat brown color is here to stay.

    But maybe if someone were to begin polishing with neutral polish or wax, then perhaps that would preserve some of the burnishing, without stripping much of it off or covering it up so prematurely...?..?...IDK
     
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    Thanks. So Chilli is a no go then.
     
  16. Roycru

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    I have a pair of Bourbon Park Avenues. I use either neutral or tan Meltonian polish or Kiwi wax and then I use my black shoe brush and cloth on the burnished areas rather than my tan shoe brush and cloth and the residual black on my black shoe brush seems to preserve (and possibly enhance, depending on your opinion of the results) the burnishing.

    At the factory, the burnishing on bourbon shoes is done by polishing walnut shoes on a black polishing wheel (which is why bourbon shoes have walnut tongues).
     
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    Chili is its own color - kind of a reddish brown.
    There is also a dark burnished chili that has the extra burnishing that it sounds like you are trying to avoid.
     
  18. Sane

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    AE chili is a very pretty medium brown. Merlot is a darker, subtler burgundy. So they're quite different.

    Which shoes were you considering in chili?
     
  19. GuP

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    Is there an AE loafer that compares to the Crockett & Jones Sydney in terms of styling and sleekness?

    I want to get something similar to the CJ Sydney as a gift for a someone.
     
  20. Trader George

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    Hey guys, it's been a while since I've posted here; I've been quite busy. Was just wondering if anybody would be interested in a brand new pair of shell cordovan cambridges in 8.5D Burgundy. I've had them for quite some time, and they're my absolute favourite shoe, despite me never having worn them. However, since I've never worn them, I don't really see the point in having them just sit in their box. I'd be willing to sell them for around $550-$575 if anybody is interested. I can send pictures, just message me. All original materials would be included + shoe trees.
     
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