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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. evolved

    evolved Senior Member

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    What types of shoes do you only use Saphir Reno on? I've got a pair of chromexcel Bayfields that I have yet to wear outside and was going to use the regular AE conditioner prior to actually wearing them out.
     


  2. seer

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    I use Saphir on all my leather shoes - it worked great on my old CXL 1000 Mile boots.
     


  3. New Shoes1

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    I'm a recent convert and still experimenting with it, but I tend to use it on shoes for which I do not use a creme polish. If I use a creme polish, I'm still using AE's cleaner conditioner initially. So far, I'm using renovateur on my brown C&J captoes and my AE Malverns. I like creme polish on my walnut Strands and brown Delrays. I have not tried renovateur on my black Park Avenues yet, but plan on doing so soon.

    Below is a picture of the C&J's with only using Renovateur.

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  4. New Shoes1

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    1. See my above post.
    2. I would start with the premium polish and see how you like it. Some people like to add wax to the toe and heel of their shoes as well, but I only do that with my black captoes.
    3. Everyone has a different routine. Check out the shoecare thread. For me, I brush with a horsehair brush and/or wipe down with a damp cloth. I then apply cleaner conditioner or renovateur and let dry. I buff renovateur, but not AE's cleaner conditioner. I then apply premium polish, let dry and buff. If applying wax to the toe and heel, I do this last. In between polishes I use a horsehair brush to buff/shine.
    4. No. Some condition weekly, but I condition about once a month. Depends on how often you wear the shoes.
    5. Looks pretty good to me. Make sure you get a different horsehair brush for each color and the right color heel/sole edge dressing for your shoes.
     


  5. notfortheweak

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    Just spoke to Glenn at the Newbury Store and they're going to price match for me on the Strands. Glad I double checked!
     


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    Yea the SA at the Newbury store are great I'm surprised there ever was an issue of not price matching.
     


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    Anyone have any experience with the store at the Somerset Collection? Good, bad, ugly?
     


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    Do yourself and email AE and give them your feedback for Glenn. I couldn't help but email them a month ago when I bought a couple pairs. He is one of the best salesmen I ever dealt with and deserves every bit of recognition. I was in the Saturday looking for him, but he wasn't working that day :(
     


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    Yup went there 6 months apart and he remembered me.
     


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    I'm looking at a used pair of PA's. The uppers are in great shape, but the soles had topies applied and I have no idea what is acceptable wear with these.
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    Are these OK, or should I look elsewhere?
     


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    Do they normally sew topies on as part of a resole? I thought they were glued.

    Maybe that means that the leather sole underneath is in great shape. But I don't see how you avoid a full resole once the topy wears. How could you cut out the topy without removing all the threads?
     


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    no
     


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    Perhaps it was resoled with a partially rubber sole then.
     


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    They've done this for seemingly all the new AE's for BB. Very annoying.
     


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    I scanned the last few pages of this thread and haven't seen anybody comment on these eyesores:

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    In the pursuit of novelty they have completely abandoned taste.
     


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