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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. PK35216

    PK35216 Senior member

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    Thanks. Here is a shot from the wild. I wore them one day to work after just receiving them and before doing any of the treatments described in my post.
     
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    A few pics from the past few weeks.

    Tan McTavishes. Great shoe. Get compliments all the time.

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    A dark image of the Brown Neumoks. Love this shoe. Very comfortable. Colored laces. You must see these in person. I'll try to post some better pics.

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    Burgundy Shell Cambridges. Ebay pick up. My first shells. Pics are a little dark, sorry.

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    Walnut BB 5th Ave. Great shoe. I didn't bother messing with the striations on one toe. I figured they would even out with some Walnut polishings over time. Still very new. For the previous poster, here are some shots of the soles and insole of the BB versions.

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  3. kmdsimpson

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    I think that's the best price you're going to get on first quality cordovan shoes. The seconds were going for $299, IIRC.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I just checked and saw the Pisa loafer on sale. This might be the shoe that will satisfy my rant from before. :D I'd like a slightly lower profile rubber sole, but this might be pretty good. I figure I can always go to a different resole at recrafting time; one of the selling points of the Bologna construction from AE is that they even have a recrafting service.

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    Also, the cordovan sale shoes showed up briefly on the clearance webpage. They were showing at full price, and are gone now. I suspect they forgot to change the price and are updating; might be able to see the models on sale online later.
     
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    Thanks buddy! All I did was use one coat of Saphir Reno, followed by one thin coat of Saphir medium brown creme, followed by two thin coats of Saphir medium brown wax. That's it for products. I bulled the toe cap (took about ten minutes per shoe) and then finish with a nylon stocking. I've had really good luck shining all my AEs with this procedure.
     
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    How much of a step up are the Malverns from Amoks? I can't really afford the Malverns right now, but I'd like to know if I should wait a couple weeks for payday or just get the Amoks.
     
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    Did you check them on the website? 3 out of the 4 Malverns are going for $249 instead of $335. The Amoks are nice, but if I'm spending that kind of money, I'll go with calf. I am perfectly happy with my $100 Clarks that are quite similar to the Amoks.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to just get the clearance Amoks at $125 until I saw the Malverns on sale. Now I'm also considering saving for the suede Malverns.
     
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    I am looking for a pair or brown Wendell's 10.5D. They have been discontinued.
    Any idea how I can find a pair. Ebay is an option, and I'm keeping my eyes open.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the shell cordovan in retail stores. It also turns out they are selling seconds for $299 right now.
     
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    What shoe care is recommended for the blue Neumoks?
     
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    This is good news, I'm thinking of the Bradleys. Any experience with the Bradley in cordovan?
     
  13. fiestaplatypus

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    Just phone ordered the Jefferson and the Rutledge, thanks in part to SouthNarc's photos and the reccomendations in this thread. Probably would not have given the Rutledge a chance, had I not seen those pics. They were even able to get me them at the sale price, which supposedly ended yesterday. $259 each.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  14. BackInTheJox

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    Just went to the AE website to buy some Elgins on sale, but unfortunately since they're on close out they only have like two sizes.

    Damn. Missed the boat apparently.
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    Call the Shoebank and ask if there is anything in your size at a store. There very well may be a store somewhere with your size in stock.
     
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    Just wore my Cordovan Strands out for the first time today and I am speechless.
    Not sure if it's the shoes that have me enthralled or if this is because these are my first pair of shoes in shell cordovan....
    They looked great out of the box but after wearing them for a few hours I'm even more impressed.
    I followed the Mac method after taking them off at home and they look even better than they did unworn!
    I have never been so excited about shoes before; beautiful ripples are beginning to form and the natural shine is incomparable.
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    Well, just thought I'd share today's experiences with you guys. Though, I realize that this post might make me seem crazy!
     
  17. BackInTheJox

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    I thought about doing that, but at the top of the shoe description for the Elgin (right under the picture of the shoe), it says in red:

    "This shoe is a closeout style, and is therefore limited to the sizes and widths that are currently available online."


    So I'm assuming they've had people call already and have gotten frustrated fielding the same questions over and over. Thoughts?
     
  18. BackInTheJox

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    More pictures!
     
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    I just ordered a pair of Bayfields (seconds) in brown chromexcel from the Shoebank......will post pictures when I get them. Apparently there is some imperfections on the shaft, which no one will really see.

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    That's what she said!
     
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