1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,715
    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    

    We're not likely to see 299$ crup seconds again.
     
  2. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,661
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    

    AE Kenwood in burgundy shell has been on clearance for $299 for a while. I've been tempted to buy a second pair. Actually that would be 3 pairs for me :)
     
  3. naspratt

    naspratt Senior member

    Messages:
    859
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    
    There's been one in my size for ages; I'm tempted but already have the Westchester in shell. I know there's a big difference between a beefroll penny and a full-strap, but not sure it's enough to justify a second burgundy loafer.
     
  4. flylikeneagle

    flylikeneagle Active Member

    Messages:
    27
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  5. Scarlet

    Scarlet Senior member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Location:
    Indiana
    Cronmoks today. These puppies get hecka complements. Wingtips are a rare sight around these parts.
    [​IMG]

    Family photo:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  6. thomps33

    thomps33 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    New additions I picked up from the seconds sale. Left to right: Lexington Brown Burnish Dainite, Carlyle Oxblood (I'll be adding v-treads), Strand Bourbon Calf Dainite, Park Avenue Black V-tread. This is my second order from Allen Edmonds ever; I'm addicted. First order were the walnut Strands and Bob's Chili Mcallister. Where do I go from here since there's a decent collection of colors now?
    [​IMG]
     
    4 people like this.
  7. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

    Messages:
    3,130
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada

    Suedes, grains and boots!
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
    2 people like this.
  8. slimjohnil6

    slimjohnil6 Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    So these arrived in the mail today - sadly, they do not fit. They will be going back. These chukka boots are actually a lot nicer than the photos on the ebay listing. Wish they fit. :-(
    If anyone wears a 9C, you'd do well to keep an eye out for them.
     
  9. slimjohnil6

    slimjohnil6 Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
  10. Moose22

    Moose22 Senior member

    Messages:
    176
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    You see, that bourbon strand is wonderful. Both because I think the... texture isn't the right word, but like the visual texture of the well burnished leather against the contrasting the brogueing makes it look like a genuine organic material. It has the same appeal as figured wood in furniture or the varied grain in a nice fabric. That looks very much like the shoe I saw in the store a year ago, only slightly darker.

    But the color itself is also much more useable than the larchmonts I have. They're not as neutral as a dark brown or mocha. I tried them on wearing some dark grey denim and the olive tint looked a little off. They go great with khaki and brown shades and I have some greenish chinos that'll be great, but I don't think I'd wear them with grey slacks. Either of yours would work with the grey.

    I'm pretty sure it's just too hard a color for them to do. The way the leather responds is too variable.
     
  11. Moose22

    Moose22 Senior member

    Messages:
    176
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Yes. They're very dark. I just got a pair of Larchmont the same way.
     
  12. P12OFIT

    P12OFIT Senior member

    Messages:
    230
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Location:
    New York
    Thanks. I thought so (obviously). If that is their "flaw" I really cannot complain for $200. I'll probably hit them with the same polish I use on my Fifth Aves and hope I can darken them enough to match my belt. Were your Larchmont seconds as well?
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  13. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

    Messages:
    765
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    

    Strands in Bourbon and Walnut? I might sell one. Chukka boot would be useful, as would a suede wingtip or a brown calf longwing.
     
  14. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

    Messages:
    9,829
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Location:
    Bahstan
    Those are definitely too dark to be bourbon, but it's a gorgeous color that would really do well with polish and some antiquing on the toe.
     
  15. Moose22

    Moose22 Senior member

    Messages:
    176
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    No.

    Thus my whining. I have had zero luck with first quality. Literally. Not a single pair that I think qualifies and I've tried half a dozen times -- actually, no. The first pair I ordered was beautiful, but too small. I sent the next two replacements back and finally just kept the third because they're not so bad people would notice.

    Anyway, besides being super dark, the larchmonts have bad stitching on the soles and stitches standing up on the welt. Structurally sound, so I don't care, but there's no way they should have passed inspection.

    Seconds, on the other hand, have been a wonderful bargain for me. I have two pair of shoebank scores and they're both great for the price -- and both higher quality than all but one pair of firsts I've gotten.
     
  16. jet-stream

    jet-stream Senior member

    Messages:
    397
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2015
    Bourbon Daltons
    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  17. Mcbeck

    Mcbeck Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
  18. radiodoctordan

    radiodoctordan Member

    Messages:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    I wanted to share something that happened to me a few months ago and how I handled it. I bought a pair of new first quality Clark Streets in natural chromexcel in summer of 2014 and they became my favorite shoes for business casual events in warm weather and to wear with jeans. After about a year, I noticed a stain or slight abrasion on the outer right toe. I in my ignorance tried to clean the stain with rubbing alcohol, then with acetone on a q tip and ended up a reading the toe surface more. When I tried to apply lotion or polish or Venetian cream I only accentuated the stain. I even spent $50 and had AE refinish the shoes but it was no use. I felt that I had spoiled the shoes. Eventually my cobbler in town suggested that he strip and dye the shoes a dark brown, which I agreed to for $20 dollars. The shoes ended up looking ok to me for wear with dark jeans, although he was a little sloppy near the welt and I couldn't totally clean the stain to the threads.
    Just a post to possibly prompt other suggestions as to how to manage this kind of damage. I had not known about this forum back then, and have seen a couple of other posts of similar damage from scrapes and improper use of alcohol.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. MattRiv

    MattRiv Senior member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    

    My Bourbon strands and PAs look like that.
     
  20. 22busy

    22busy Senior member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    
    You have a pretty solid collection of timeless classic dress shoes. Time to dabble in boots, loafers, suedes and other leathers.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by