Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
yes the rubber stack split a little bit.
here is a close up:
The manager at my AE store stated that she only uses two brushes. One for tan/brown. One for black/merlot/burgundy.
AE fit guide works well as long as the scaling is 1:1 and the two sheets are put together properly and you tape down the guide. After that, the brannock or fit guide sizing is just a starting point. You may need to tweak the shoe size depending on the last.
allaboutshoes does not do returns. Nordstrom is a safe bet for a first pair. Their return policy is very liberal. If you want a size they don't stock, they can order it from the factory and have it drop shipped to your home.
i personally think you should get an exchange even if they are factory seconds.
^^ I am having the same issue with my strands as well. but right where i put the red line,
I only wear them indoors @ work. Received mines 6 weeks ago
how to take care of Allen Edmonds Black Hills?
they are kind of waxy leather.
should i use the nornal premium shoe shine?
If you call the factory, AE will repair the heel for you.
I use the AE cleaner/conditioner only and mine seem to be doing fine.
these are firsts, picked them up through military exchange (AAFES)
- I will call AE customer support tomorrow to see what they can do as well as local retail store to see
if they could switch them out for me.
yup I didn't post the other picture but on the other side of this heel there is a slight split, where
your red line is as well.
What can I expect the differences to be between the Leeds in calf v. cordovan?
Which will wear better overtime?
Any thoughts on the Sedona?
Basically a slightly dressier boat shoe?
"Introducing the SEDONA (pictured below). It’s the perfect summer combination of upbeat colors, sturdy leathers, and lightweight comfort on a Vibram sole. Rarely has a shoe come off our line that so many employees are already planning to get for themselves. Even Ed Pawlowski, our usually understated expert shoemaker whose hands touch every pattern we design, is planning on getting the red version for himself. I’m going for both the green and blue and the red and blue (I think I’ll wear the green and blues most of the time but have the red and blues for the lake). Specially priced at $149 for Father’s Day, they make a great gift."
The AE heel split is an unfortunately common issue that is easily repaired. The problem is the glue AE uses. AE said they will repair, but recommended I simply take them to a cobbler to repair with a little glue so as to not be without my shoes for weeks.
Shell smells better
Shell requires less maintenance
Shell is tougher and therefore will last longer
Shell looks better over time (it's subjective)
That's my 0.02.
Definitely DON'T use the premium shoe polish - that is for polished calf leather. I was given two options for the care of their waxy leather: leather lotion, or saddle soap. I have both, and the leather lotion is easier to work with, in my opinion.
I hope you find this helpful. Enjoy the Black Hills!
Not sure if I am nitpicking. But those of you with strands. I noticed that one of the brogueing is not really centered on the toe. It is kind of cocked to the left more. Do you notice this on your shoes with brogue on the toe ?
Update: My "replacement" shoes arrived today; they basically plugged the two holes with something - probably black shoe polish - and shipped the same pair of shoes back to me. I called customer service and calmly informed the CS representative what had happened. She apologized profusely, and said she would get them started on a new pair immediately. Although I'm inclined to write them off at this point and get my money back, I'm going to give them one more chance. Damn, this is frustrating.
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