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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. nickatpsu

    nickatpsu Active Member

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    I've found the AE brown shell to be variable, and I actually like this. Sometimes it varies by the age of the shoe, sometimes it's just luck of the draw (see the 2 pairs of brown shell Norwich, ordered at the same time in September 2014).

    I believe that in May 2015 AE moved to a darker brown for their shell. See Strand pic below from a May 2015 order. Somebody called it "deep dark brown", or something like that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

    Townley was ordered in January 2015, but it was a leftover from an older webgem or MTO of some kind.


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  2. garland

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    The color of the shell itself hasn't actually changed, but the finishing has definitely gotten darker for the brown and burgundy too within the last 6-9 months. It's easy enough to lighten up though if someone wants a brighter finish.
     
  3. donkeyhoatie

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    Really like what you did with those shoes a lot, BackInTheJox. They look 1000 times better than they did before with that extra-heavy burnishing. Congrats on learning a new polishing skill and gaining an awesome looking pair of shoes.
     
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    Berkleys this fall-weather morning.

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    Happy Monday everyone! Came across this picture this morning while searching for a file on my work computer. Just happened to be wearing my Franciscan's today, so figured I would post.... I'll add a PC PoD (@peppercorn78 Pic of the Day), if I have time and find some stairs.
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    Something I'm still trying to figure out is how this is possible in the crease areas. Sure I can polish them there too but it will look g'awful after walking in them for a few meters. By the time I'm at the office I'll have to remove a lot of "sand" with some rigorous brushing. How do you prevent that (apart from not polishing anything but the toe/heel). For reference I use AE cream polish, then Kiwi neutral wax.
     
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    If your shoes that fit you are D width, then why on earth would you buy B width shoes? It sounds to me like you're a 10D in Allen Edmonds. So am I, and I buy only Allen Edmonds because I know they'll fit. So should you. :nodding:
     
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    The full toe trees are buy one get two free online now!
     
  9. shoenoobie

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    Thanks for the reply. Yup. At the least it is D. I did find a few Lasts with even E width do me justice. I just had to find that out in the painful way.. Just thought that 10.5B could be similar to 10D...

    I am gunning for 10.5D for anything lace up, however. Not sure how 10D will fit with closed laced as I feel very good with derbies at 10.5D. Loafers on the other hand... I am still not confident between 10D or 10.5D. I feel like the Lasts really matter..
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    Rare morning stairs shot. (Pardon the shadows). Morning = hot coffee. :)

    Chili calf/grain regent streets:

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    With the cooler temps this am, I now declare the beginning of boot weather. Shell burgundy daltons 2day:

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  12. bamgrinus

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    They've used the Poron insoles on some shoes that they make for Brooks Brothers for some time. They've also got that "Road Warriors" collection that's aimed at people on their feet a lot. I'm not sure I've seen a lot of others with the poron. They may also be shooting for buyers who are getting their first pair of welted footwear, and are more used to wearing shoes with a lot more cushioning.
     
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    Can you give some pointers? And will this technique work with calf as well as shell?
     
  14. Kahuna75

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    Daltons look good - I like the lighter color of yours
     
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  15. YoungSweet

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    I believe nordstrom carries both loafers. Perhaps you can try them there.
     
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    Tan Dublin Long Branch GMTO
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  17. Kahuna75

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    That was a great build -
     
  18. fairlynerdy

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    Enjoying the boot weather in the northeast today by pulling out my GMTO Eagle Counties.

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    And here's a picture on some stairs with a drink to continue the @peppercorn78 tradition. :)

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    Calf and shell are very different as far as care routine goes. You can basically remove the factory finish by rubbing the shoes down pretty aggressively with a damp cloth and then brushing the shoes and do a final buff. Repeat this a few times and you'll reveal the natural color of the shell, which is generally lighter than the finish applied. Be warned though, that you never know exactly what you'll find underneath the finish. Different panels often are slightly different colors, imperfections in the coloring, etc.
     
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    I recognize that street.
     
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