Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. BFBFB

    BFBFB Well-Known Member

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    I am also in love with these..>Stunning.
     
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    How rare is a sale like the current 2 for $200? I ordered a couple pair, but I am thinking I should take advantage for another two
     
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    Lasts are not the end all be all to proper fit. a balmoral on one last can fit differently vs. another style on the SAME last. Luckily I wear a D size so they are readily available at Nordies or at their Rack. Even then I have gone up to E widths and to the slimmer ones. I'd hate to be someone with EEE or the As and Bs. Easiest thing would be to pay retail at an actual location since you can return and they can special order. However, I want to save some money on this expensive habit. Mostly trial/error, I guess.
     
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    2 times per year, I think.
     
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    That is generally what I have noticed too. Once at the end of spring and once at the end of fall. (I think it was October last time).
     
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    How alcohol proof are the leather soles? I was basically stepping in drinks for a whole night.
     
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    Just ordered the Player in snuff suede and navy suede :slayer:
     
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    Depends on the types of drinks. Honestly it's the liquid that affect the leather. Your soles will survive. :)
     
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    Fortunately for you I read most of that shoe care thread, and what I can definitively say is that everyone has their own method and preference of products :). I'm no pro, but since you're just getting started like I did a couple of months ago, here's what I've gathered...

    Here's a simple starter that you can build on as you get more informed, try other products yourself, and settle on what you think works best for you. Like I said, everyone has their own method and product preferences. If you want to save time, just get these from AE:
    • 1 horsehair brush
    • Walnut premium polish
    • Leather conditioner/cleaner
    • Microfiber cloths (2 should be fine)

    Before your first wear (for you don't know how long they've been sitting):
    • Buff with horsehair brush
    • Apply leather conditioner/cleaner and let dry
    • Buff with horsehair brush
    • And if you're so inclined, apply a thin coat of premium polish, buff with the microfiber cloth (this should also remove any excess polish if you applied too much), final buff with the horsehair brush
    • Put'em on and enjoy.

    After a day of wearing your shoes:
    • Insert shoe trees
    • Wipe with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt, let dry
    • Buff with horsehair brush

    As for how often you should condition versus polish, you're on your own on that one because I still don't really know, but the consensus seems to be that you don't want to polish as frequently as condition, and that conditioning is one of the easiest things you can do to maintain the health of the leather.

    Things started to click when I saw this video: Shoe Shine Like a Boss (). Look at the top comments and see the breakdown of what he's doing.
     
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    I just bought the snuff suede too.
     
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    I received all of my shoes however I am only going to be keeping one pair.

    Players are WAY too tight, a wider size might help but i could barely get my foot into it when it was not laced
    Kiowa had a very big hump underneath the shoebed, I may exchange these because they are very comfortable
    Presidio had too much heal slippage and was too narrow

    I am keeping the Vinci, it is so comfortable right out of the gate its insane. Wish they didn't stop making those shoes.

    Any tips on sizing for the players? I love the 5 last in 9.5 D but the players in that size are ridiculously tight.
     
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    vinci for the win :slayer:
     
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    So if you return do you still get to keep the $100 special price or it reverts back to the listed price? Sometimes these multiple purchase deals confuse me.
     
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    [​IMG] Rainy day so out comes the Fifth Street!
     
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    from the privous 2 for $300 sale experience, the price reverts back to the listed price.
     
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