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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. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    Also the Byron (#4 last). I have them in chili and in black.
     
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    Thanks Michael!


    Yes, they were $99 for seconds on Black Friday :foo:.



    Picture?
     
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  3. BackInTheJox

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    Ok, I have some pics to explain what I'm talking about in the above post.

    Here's the pair of Chili Fairfax that I saw at Nordstrom Rack, which look like mine used to when I bought them. I really like the overall color/shades/etc:


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    Now here are mine, about 6-7 months after I bought them, and after a few coats (over the course of that time) of Chili AE Premium Polish:


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    I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but as you can see my pair seem to have lost any variations in shade and seem to have "smoothed out" to a more reddish monochromatic look. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get them looking more like in the first two pics? For reference, I currently have a few other polish colors (actually, aside from Black I just have Cognac and Saddle Brown), although I'm willing to get other stuff if necessary.
     
  4. New Shoes1

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    If you really like the original color/finish, you should just polish with Renovateur or Saphir clear and wax the toe (if desired). To get it back to the original color/finish, try the AE cleaner/conditioner first. If that does not work, you could try Renomat, but be careful with it and make sure to condition several times after finished.
     
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  5. zazadojo

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    HHHMMM, you have a great shade of red there. I would likely apply a thin amount of black to burnish then go back to the color you are using to give it some depth.....it will take some work but you could potentially have a very dynamic color after youre done.
     
  6. bucksfan

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    Cold iron - I'm dying for a burgundy / black shell saddle too (I thought of walnut / #8 as an alternative as well, maybe with exposed eyelets) - I even thought about doing a custom order. Is anyone else out there interested (I'm thinking group buy)?
     
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    Cool lm down
     
  8. Cold Iron

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    Noice. You wouldn't happen to be a 9.5D? If not, any one out there wanna hook a brotha up with some bugundy/black sheltons (at a holiday discount)?
    Back to the subject at hand: I like the before pix as well. I think that creases add character.[/QUOTE]

    Not a 9.5D but pretty darn close, If they disappear I will know where to look LOL.

    That was exactly my thoughts when reading the OP. I would try saddle soap with a soft sponge and not scrubbing too hard if the cleaner/conditioner didn't work and Renomat as the last attempt. The directions on Renomat say let sit for 15 minutes but I have never gone past 10 minutes before removing it, and get nervous even going that long. I've never had an issue with it yet however.
     
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    Hmmm strange, or maybe not, I was thinking about that since I posted it. Count me in bucksfan!
     
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    I'll investigate the options and pricing, and report back.
     
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    Call the Shoe Bank and ask them. No harm in asking them. Ask them what the price is on them. Then tell them you heard they were $99 on Black Friday.

    The grain look nice on the Patriot, similar to the grain on my Randolph which I love. In the Patriot I'll personally go with brown probably as I have a grain look loafer already.
     
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    Amsterdam bourbon for maiden voyage today:

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    I really like the color and the combo sole as well. Being 24, I don't really need the more classic leather sole and this combo sole just feels more comfortable. Maybe though I just need to wear leather soles longer for that to change. For $99 I'm really happy! :happy:
     
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  14. zinc2162

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    Asked recently. $199 [​IMG]
     
  15. clarksdb

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    Yeah sucks, actually I bought Cliftons for $199 as I bought them in September, way before the Boxing Day sale. Zinc, by the way have you been hit with taxes each time from the Shoe Bank? I have when I ordered more than one shoe and even when I ordered one.
     
  16. Ketawa

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    I picked up some brown Delrays in 13D from Amazon this week. They're on the 8 last and seem to fit much better than the Sanfords I have in 13D, which are on the 7 last. There's a bit more room for my left little toe and the toe box is longer. The toe may be tapered on the 8 last but it doesn't seem to be as much as on the 7 last.

    I guess the 7 last's "Best fit for the average foot; lays flatter in the toe area." isn't going to work for me. The 8 last's "Elongated forepart with a tapered and flatter toe; similar to the 2 last." is good enough. This seems like great news since the Clifton is on the 8 last as well...

    There is one thing that gives me pause about these. I picked them up for $217 from Amazon without any discounts and they were the last pair in stock. Would you consider this creasing/wrinkling acceptable on the left shoe? It also has some kind of horizontal creasing back to the heel.

    I had some Park Avenues from Amazon a couple weeks ago that I sent back, but on those the leather actually seemed cracked, and it was very noticeable on the black leather. I think on these I can cover up this with polish well enough that it won't be noticeable. Or I could hold onto them until Amazon has more back in stock, claim a defect, and get an exchange. However, there's no telling how long this could take.

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  17. Ketawa

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    Amazon's pricing is crazy. These were $217 when I ordered from Amazon on Monday and they were sold by Amazon, not a third party seller. Now, for the same pair in black or chili also sold by Amazon, they're $335.
     
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    Anyone know which AE Last is closest to Alden's Trubalance?

    I have bunions and love the way they fit.

    I own the Park Ave, fifth Ave and Leeds. Although they fit OK, I feel like they can be better.

    I have 9E on the Park Ave and 9 on the leeds.
     
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    completely unacceptable
     
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    For $217 I think they're just fine
     
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