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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. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

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    Just to make it even more confusing, I've heard good things about Alden Leather Defender. I plan on obtaining some before allowing my shell Daltons to go play out in the rain and using it in conjunction with venetian shoe cream.

    For some reason I trust Alden more than I trust Wilson when it comes to the care of high-quality footwear.
     
  2. BootSpell

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    Shoe care shouldn't be this complicated, right? It only is for those obsessed...

    Saphir Reno not only produces a nice shine but is also a conditioner so you could use the Reno for conditioning instead of the AE product if you are concerned about darkening. Then use cognac polish when needed. I don't think you can go wrong with buying some AE cleaner/conditioner as well since you will most likely have use for it anyway. You could try a small amount of the AE cleaner/conditioner on an inside part of your Daltons and see if the darkening is acceptable to you.
     
  3. New Shoes1

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    I have walnut strands and regularly use the AE leather conditioner/cleaner and AE's walnut polish on them (for whatever reason or quirk, I don't like using Renovateur on my Strands). The conditioner/cleaner has never darkened any of my shoes. The walnut polish, however, is darker than how the strands come in the box. If darkening is that much a of a concern for you, then just use Renovateur and, on occasion, the cognac polish.

    Here's the one item that has not been mentioned yet: when you're talking subtle differences between shades of shoe polish, you are not going to damage or permanently discolor your shoes. If walnut is too dark for you, start polishing with cognac or Renovateur.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I also have had good experiences with Alden shoe cream (neutral) when concerned about darkening.
     
  5. Michael Haines

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    Wearing my first pair of independence collection and I simple love them
     
  6. zchen

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    Land's End, but I think they only have D sizes
    http://www.landsend.com/pp/school-uniform-mens-allen-edmonds-bayfield-captoe-boots~242659_-1.html

    you can also check with mr. allaboutshoes who advertises on this forum
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/313783/...wly-arrived-long-branch-eagle-county-etc/0_50
     
  7. zchen

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    Owned both at one point, Mctavish in Black and Neumok in Blue. Overall Neumok is more casual, more comfortable, and the sleeker shoe. Because of material and finish, I felt McTavish is a little less casual than Neumok and heavier.

    I sized .5 down and 1 up in width (7D->6.5E), best to get fitted at store though
     
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    dup
     
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    Has anyone gotten a good fit with the Patriot yet?
    Bringing the pair I ordered online to the store tomorrow to see if I can get a better fit.
     
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    Wow. Above and beyond what I expected from any reply. Thank you for taking the time! You wear a navy belt with all of those fits?

    Are you wearing a navy belt with that combo or another color?

    Didn't work for me - down .5 up 1 in width and both heels were slipping terribly. I'm having a terrible time trying to fit them via the mail and no shops carrying them nearby. Love the style, but about ready to give up on them since I cannot seem to figure out the correct size. Maybe last 5 is not my last.
     
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    Any info on Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale yet?
     
  12. 0ShinAkuma0

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    No problem, glad I could help.
    About the belt, as of right now I tend to keep it pretty casual with the navy Neumoks, so I'm leaving my shirt untucked and haven't bothered yet to look for an appropriate belt.
    I am definitely gonna have to buy a matching belt soon with the cold weather coming, because I personally like to tuck my shirt in when wearing a sweater or jacket.
    And yeah, any color combination of pants, I'd stick with the same navy belt.
     
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    Here they are this morning, I think mine are just a different shade. I have treated them with Renovateur as well.


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  14. bucksfan

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    None yet, but there is a 2/300 sale going on right now on seconds....
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    No, but last year it was a pretty hefty discount on seconds in boots.
     
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    For comaprison:

    Bespoke (from the HARDCORE Bespoke only thread):
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    AE Rutledge:
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    I think this comparison really points to what AE has accomplished with this last.

    My question is, and perhaps I missed it, why isn't there more chatter of appreciation for the Rultledge (and the other shoes on the 3-333 last)? Personally, this is last I have always been hoping for from AE and am very appreciative that they brought it out.
     
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    Personally, I wanted to be excited about the Harrison and Rutledge, but find both to be kind of meh. I'm not a fan of how far the welts extend out with the wheeling or how close the captoe line is to the toe. I think the old 1 last shoes (Evanston and Soho) are a much better attempt at a more modern last.
     
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    I agree that the 3-333 last is quite a step up from their usual lasting. I love the shape and colour of my Rutledges, though I dislike how fragile the leather is.
     
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    I think most chatter regarding the 3-333 last has been about creasing recently. I personally don't like the brogueing on the Rutledge.
     
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    Personally I am waiting to see more. I have the Flatirons and they are great, but they don't seem to get any love around here.

    There were rumors of a bit-loafer this fall which hasn't materialized. The Haight is only available in one color, which is limiting. No shell options in the 3-333 at all. Maybe with time
     
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