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

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  1. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Gents below is a picture of my AE Fifth Avenue. They are 2 months old and I have worn them 4/5 times during these time. Yesterday I have realized that the stitching is coming out already ! My hands shakes when taking picture so please apologize my crappy picture. What it seems that if I pull the small thread the whole thing will come out. Should I take them to a cobbler or leave them for the time being and take them later if it gets worse ?
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    It's hard to see how bad it is. Did you buy from an AE store? Shoot them an e-mail and they might repair it or replace them for you
     


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    I am in Australia bought from endless. Sending them back to us is not an option(will cost over $80).
    If you right click on the image then click open in new tab it will give a bit better image. I will try to get better pic tomorrow. Sorry my hands shake and unable to take good picture.
     
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    It looks like the part you are talking about is the thread near your bottom lace. Either cut it off and leave it to take it to a cobbler. Next time you get them resoled, the cobbler can take care of it for a very nominal cost. (my bet is less than $10).
     


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    Wow they came out great! Quite a change! I used a little Saphir Renovateur a couple of days after the Neatsfoot - after almost two weeks the color remains dark.
     
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    Thank you Cold Iron, sevenfoldtieguy and bucksfan for your advice on AE and Alden Shell.

    I thought the RL Marlow made by C&J looked absolutely fantastic! Now, I must have a closer look at AE brown shell. Thanks.
     


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    Sorry here is a better picture. By the looks of it if I pull this thread it will undo few more stitches. I will leave it until it gets worse.
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    Ok, don't take this as gospel but... When I have run into this problem I just use a match and burn it back. Most thread has nylon in it and it will kind of lump up and not pull through (though I would usually only do this on boots) . Or get some glue on the back side of the threads (the bottom three or four threads) - that will prevent them from pulling through any further. After that dries, gently pull up the excess we see above and snip it off.
     
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    Works like a charm, every time.
     


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    The After photo looks a lot like the stock photos of the new darker brown McTavish, but with the natural sole of the Tan version. I love it. May have to buy a 2nd tan and try it myself.
     


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    If you bought them new from AE's you can return them, if purchased from a third party then use the fire method.
     


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    Do as you must, but it is worth pointing out that the dark brown shell that I own from these respective companies - AE Strand; C&J Bradford - is quite different. My AE is quite a bit darker. So the comparison might not be apples to apples, in terms of color. FYI only.
     


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    Can't believe all the 3 last shoes. I may have to try on the Harrison and see how I like it compared to my Park Avenues.

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    I like the navy suede Stewarts, but I think they would be much more versatile with a darker sole. I've been waiting for a blue suede PTB for a while now... come on AE!
     


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