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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. shoenoobie

    shoenoobie Well-Known Member

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    I was fitted as 10.5D. I believed 10.5D was my size all along. Turns out, I fit into a 9.5 EEE. 9 EEE maybe with thin socks.

    Try different width if you think you have wide feet. Going from 10.5D -> 9.5 EEE was a huge surprise, but in hindsight, it was worth knowing my correct size.
     
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    Timeline, I'm not sure. It's been in "the works" for a while. I would imagine that they should be dropping around mid November hopefully. It would be a shame to wait much longer than that from a demand stand point.

    And I *think* I remember it being brown grain leather with the shearling lining, and dainite sole with a reverse welt. Who knows what it'll actually end up being though once it lands.
     
  3. shoenoobie

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    Certainly, non black works so much better. your pair looks like it's closer to cloud walnut than bourbon?
     
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    The Thomastown should be a black friday shoe. It's the Kenilworth built on the 201 last, if I remember correctly.
     
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    Did you refinish yourself or have a cobbler do it? If so, how did you do it?
     
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    agree - I'd buy those in a second
     
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    Sounds like a winner to me!!!!!
     
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    I emailed Allen Edmonds just to see if the issue was normal and they sent me a UPS shipping label and told me to send it in stating the issue and proof of purchase. I said in the email that I didn't purchase the shoes from Allen Edmonds. Do you think I can use an ebay receipt as a proof of purchase? Sound a little crazy but great if they honor it.
     
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    I've always wondered what the motivation/thinking is behind these "new" models for Black Friday (I'm picturing the Carson City boot from a few years ago). Is it just a lot of extra leather lying around coupled with boredom? Is it a chance to "try out" a new idea as a sort of test market?
     
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    My understanding is that they are sensitive with the price you paid. So if you paid like $80 for it, you might have issues.
     
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    Its probably a combination of all three, well maybe not boredom. Black Friday shoes are built on what's called a one and done. Basically they build a single run of them and when they're gone they're gone. Should be some other interesting styles for Black Friday as well.
     
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    Thanks. That makes sense to me so I guess I'll just send them back to the guy I bought them from for $75. Would be nice to get a comparable pair for AE but I don't think it's their responsibility to replace them.
     
  13. shoenoobie

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    Yea that makes sense. LOL I nailed the price at $80 (roundedup!)
     
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    Cross-posted:

    So I bought a pair of older 'Lexington' cap-toe bluchers for the express purpose of experimentation.

    I plan to:

    1. Sand down sole edges and refinish antiqued
    2. Burnishing the heel and toe areas

    My question is, what other things should I consider? Remember, these aren't shoes I wear and really don't ever have to be, so nothing is off the table.

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    Have you thought about experimentation with dyeing? I thought about trying to make a "chili"-like red brown on a few seconds where the color wasn't offered
     
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    I hadn't, but dyeing them a little darker may help the burnish not be so extreme.
     
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    Yeah, I tried another pair in the same size in the store, and it seems the original pair was just a little bigger than normal. The salesperson was fairly brusque about it but they exchanged it for another pair in the same size.
     
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    If you want to do something less permanent, you can always strip it down and tint with a creme like I did with my strandmoks:

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    Acetone to strip and then AE burgundy shoe cream to recolor
     
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    What about Renomat? That would strip, no?
     
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    How did you recolor the welt?
     
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