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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. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply. So it sounds like I may not know until it actually happens. However with a bit of work they should be just fine.
     
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  2. seer

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    Does anyone know if this guy is a trusted seller?
     
  3. 7_rocket

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    ^^ Yes I got my AE from him. He's legit
     
  4. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    Thanks for getting my back... :nodding: You can also check my feedback here on SF
     
  5. Winston S.

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    I've bought from him also. Legit
     
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  6. polojock615

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    Me too. Legit.
     
  7. seer

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    Thanks guys, were his shoes "marked" - like for non-return?
     
  8. bucksfan

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    Regarding the shell cordovan finish changes: Just checking out some of the pictures on their website, the webgems seem to have a noticeably different finish on them. See for yourself:

    Burgundy Leeds (old style finishing):

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    Burgundy Dundees: (new style finishing):

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    Black Leeds (old) vs black Dundees (new);

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  9. allaboutshoes

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    NO :slayer:
     
  10. JackFlash

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    Do any of you use the Dalton and/or Fifth Street as a foul weather boot? I'm looking for something dressy I can put a topy on and apply some Obenauf’s HDLP to. Is this crazy or should I just go with something with a rubber sole?
     
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    Looks like a good improvement to me .....
     
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    Agreed. Burgundy shell Daltons are on order. I'm excited.
     
  13. itsmejson

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    When traveling or going on vacation - How many pairs of AE's do you bring along w/ you
    since you should give time for your shoes to breath?
     
  14. hohneokc

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    When travelling for business, usually 2 - 1 on my feet, 1 in the suitcase.

    On vacation, I usually only take 1 pair of AE. When on vacation I like to be casual so it's usually Sebago boat shoes or something along those lines most of the time. AE's would only be for a nice dinner, etc.

    Chris
     
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    I put a topy on my shell Dalton boots for that reason, no gain. I work at a very large medical center with miles of marble tile floors across several states, they are just as slick as the leather soles when wet. Yes they will add longevity to the leather soles but IMO did not add any traction even on snow they are just too hard without enough grip in them. The vibram Raptor half soles that Crane's put on his Wolverine 1k boots are better for traction from what he said and I will put them on my Fifth St. boots. But only because the leather soles are so soft as they are. I feel if you go to a tread sole even a mini lug it will ruin the profile of the Fifth St. I have the Cascade in brown, Bayfield in brown CXL and black calf, and Black Hills all with rubber soles and they work great to varying degrees although are obviously more casual looking with the rubber tread. The real surprise is the Cascade and I have received several complements while wearing them usually stating that it is a great looking shoe. Which is the real goal of a dress boot to appear as a shoe. I treat the Bayfield CXL and Black Hills with HDLP which works well. It is time for my semi-annual boot cleaning and I am treating 6 pair of hunting and hiking boots this week with HDLP, I've been using it for years and love it. I'm getting ready for bird season starting up in a few weeks, at least provided this heat breaks so I don't kill the dog and myself. But it does turn the leather all the same color of reddish brown after awhile. I'm considering adding the Long Branch in brown waxy leather it is a more casual model of the Dalton with larger punchouts and because of that haven't made up my mind yet.
     
  16. Winston S.

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    As far as I can tell they are first quality.


    I use my Fifth Street as a foul weather (rain) boot , but I did not Topy and keep them polished like any of my other dress footwear.
     
  17. goldenboy16

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    hi all, I just recently got a pair of Strands from nordstrom and the label that is printed on the inside of the shoe is not on the side, it is on the tongue of the shoe. is this normal or is this a seconds shoe?
     
  18. allaboutshoes

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    Sounds weird to me. I havent ever seen a label there (but maybe theyre changing it come fall?) but doesnt sound right
     
  19. goldenboy16

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    actually i just called AE and asked, they said that is normal. sometimes the sizing info and shoe info is printed on the sides and sometimes its on the tongue. :)
     
  20. BrizzleCizzle

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    Big 10-4. That burgundy is starting to look a lot more like the Alden #8. Mmmmmmmmm. And how deep and inky is that black? To quote Miss Hilton: "Love it".
     
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