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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. jjr4884

    jjr4884 Senior member

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    I would ask the seller. Personally, anyone who puts a topy on their shoes usually is knowledgeable enough to care properly for their shoes, but I have never seen them with stitching like that before, so that is an eyebrow raiser. Also, when you apply the topy with glue, they have to scuff up the leather a good amount to make it adhere well, so regardless, the soles underneath are not going to be in "great" condition

    Personally, I would pass. The only way I would buy AE's used is if I have clear view of the original leather soles, and good, pics of the uppers....
     


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    i have been pretending that i haven't seen them, so please excuse my silence lol... when i saw the "nothing wrong with some red, white, and blue" email from them, or whatever it says... i immediately deleted it because i knew the outcome was not going to be good. i was right.
     


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    they should cease to exist for putting out a shoe like that, even stacy adams isn't that stupid :plain:
     


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    They look like a pair given to George Bush when he visited the factory.
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    I have a slightly different concern. I have a few pair of AE's that see minimal wear - such as my walnut New Orleans which I wear a couple of times a year. Do you have a treatment regimen for shoes that sit a long time? My guess is leather will dry out if not regularly conditioned , whether worn or not. Thoughts?
     


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    I would still give them some treatment a bit here and there. I think this is more important for cordovan leather than it is calf, but I would still at least give them some TLC twice a year, and if you don't use them that often, put them in your shoe bags and store away in their box.

    Just my $0.02.
     


  7. jjr4884

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    so when i stopped in to AE on Saturday to try one those Neumoras, I picked up a few odds and ends. Little did I know, I left the store with only the chili heel and edge dressing. For some reason, I could have sworn I got the brown as well for my cordovan strands... nope. Called up on Sunday, they sent me the brown, as well as a hand written thank you card...


    Mr....

    Thank you for your business. Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

    All the best,

    Margaret Jackson


    lol... a "thank you" card for my $4 order. very impressive.... I have absolutely zero reason to purchase online anymore. I would much rather give my business to the store that has class. Buying from the factory gives no one credit. They will even ship from the store. Obviously they would want the business and I can understand why, however they more than deserve it.

    (AE on Newbury on Boston...)
     


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    Soho's in multiple sizes have been put up on eBay by seller "pawhead". I just snagged a 9D Soho in cognac that looks to be in very good condition. The Soho is still my all-time favorite AE shoe and glad to get it in a color that I don't have. Already have it in black and saddle brown.
     


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    +1
    And in said pursuit have appeared downright silly.
     


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    ya, i have been looking at the 9.5D's from the same selling in cognac... gorgeous shoe. is this on the 0 last? they look identical to the Evanstons, but have a non-brogue upper...

    never tried this last on before or else i would be all over them. might have to do a test fitting on that last next time i head up to boston.
     


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    Yes, they are on the 0 last which is no longer in production, so unfortunately you will not be able to do a test fitting at local AE store. I've found though that the new 333 last is a similar fit to the 0 last, so you may want to do your test fitting in that last.
     


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    well if thats the case, looks like a 9D would be appropriate if I had to guess since the Neumoras needed (yet another) .5 step down.
     


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    About the red, white, and blue shoes: I read that AE was inundated with requests for shoes like the one-of-a-kind R,W,&B pair that they made for President Bush. There is a demand for these shoes. I'm thinking about a pair myself. I can see myself strutting into the polls on election day in a pair of these or wearing them on Veterans Day or Independence Day. I predict that many pairs will be sold.
     


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    some shoe love.... the walnuts were just conditioned/polished today


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    If demand can get these created, surely we can get enough demand/requests for a boot version of the Strand, lol.
     


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