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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. Ketawa

    Ketawa Senior member

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    You actually can get a replacement at the same price if under "Reason for return" you choose "Defective/Does not work properly". I'm fine flagging them as that since they're not first quality. However, right now this is not an option for me since it says:


    Why can't I get a replacement?

    We can't offer a replacement for this item because it's out of stock. You're welcome to return the item for a refund.


    I've done this in the past for another pair of AE from Amazon.
     
  2. Todd V

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    I apologize. I meant the following:

    Leydon 5.5E
    Barrie 5D maybe E
    Leeds 5.5E
     
  3. deveandepot1

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    Any good sales on Walnut Strands?
     
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    I think Nordstrom will have them for $219 during Boxing Week? Can anyone corroborate? J
     
  5. BootSpell

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    Would like some opinions. These are my new burgundy shell Daltons. I've seen #8/burgundy shell boots with an antique edge treatment and really liked the look. The question --- do you think it would look funny if I sanded off the black edging and used some antique (maybe chili) sole edge dressing? I was set on doing this before I got these boots but now I'm not so sure. I know I won't be able to do the top where the welt actually is, so that would remain black.

    I don't want to send them to say B.Nelson now to have them resoled with antique edging as they're so new.

    I also have the J.Crew/Alden #8 PCT boots. These pose the same problem but I wonder if they are a better candidate?
     
  6. Michael Haines

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    Boot spell I have selfish reason but I vote you do the Dalton so I can see and copy
     
  7. Michael Haines

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    Shell question guys. I am about to get a pair of 744 wolverines that have some scuffs and minor scratches at one of the outlets and was wondering that will some brown shell polish how hard will it to buff out


    Also any idea who made the 721 shell Wolverines
     
  8. JubeiSpiegel

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    Finally received my cordovan Dundees:
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    It looks more like brown cordovan than truffle, but it still looks nice. All the details were as i asked, poron insole, natural outsole, level heels.
     
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    Just for kicks, Vinci's in the wild:

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    A bit of vamp creasing, but they fit spot on, and they take a good shine. Excuse the trouser shortness, i was taking my own picture :embar:
     
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    I think you want to brush and buff the crap out of them first, before trying any polish. The natural oils will smooth out a lot of the scratches. But it takes a lot of elbow grease. Also, try rubbing your thumb over one of the spots to see how much difference it makes.

    i am pretty sure the 721 were also made by AE.
     
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    WOW I'm in love with those congrats. The natural welt is fantastic wish AE did that more often. You are a lucky man
     
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    ^ Totally agree. Beautiful! Congrats on a great MTO.
     
  13. BootSpell

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    "Mikey, you try it first...." (or something like that). I show my age by remembering that commercial.
     
  14. Todd V

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    For those who love the leeds (1-last), I'm curious to know which Alden lasts and sizes you prefer? Barrie, Aberdeen, Grant? I can't get over how perfect the 1-last is for me TTS but in E width... It would be nice if my non-AEs fit as well.

    Todd Vanderbilt
     
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    Call the Jeffersonvile store they will look at help you. 740-948-9033
     
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    My older brother and I took our satellite office for a nice holiday dinner last night. Prior to dinner we spent a half day with them going over the year, shooting it in general.

    Conversation led to the holidays and gifts. The only man in the office asked me about my shoes and if they were new. I was wearing my 2 month old Walnut Strands. Everyone complimented me on them and all the associated niceties.

    Later at dinner, one of the secretaries spilled her diet coke and it splattered pretty heavily on my shoes. Not a drench, but not a speck either. Wiped them as well as I could, she was in tears, I made it clear it wasn't an issue.

    Had a few layers of wax polish on them, so I am really not too worried. They do have some spotting. I began with a wipe down with a slightly wet cloth last night. Then a brush. They now have had 2 coats of Saphir Reno. One medium heavy, one very light. Allowed to slightly dry, then brushed off. Going to let them dry for at least 24 hours. Will then re-wax.

    Anyone object to this treatment?
     
  17. Spaghettimatt

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    Looking to pick up a pair of Park Ave and a pair of Fifth Aves in the coming weeks. Should I go Shoe Bank, allaboutshoes, or wait for a post Christmas sale? Looking for the cheapest option here.
     
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    I got that on my shell Macneils. Now these shoes are maybe 20 years old and no problems until one day I scratched and scuffed the tip. Was devastated. The local cobbler did something which I suspect involved stripping, redyeing and sanding. This is an older Italian gentleman who is quite gruff and does not really tell you what he does but he is cheap and dependable. I cant tell the scratches were there now. The shoe does not shine as it used to I think but it is very nice as it is, with the patina.
     
  19. MarioImpemba

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    Brush the shoe for maybe 3 minutes and those will go away; one of the benfits of shell.

    I almost never have to use product to remove scuffs or scrapes from shell, just brushing/buffing/rubbing.

    AE made the 721's; they're ostensibly the same boot as the 744, cap aesthetics aside.
     
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    ^ +1, if the gouge is really deep, you may need to add a little wax, but start with just brushing.

    Today: MacNeil in burgundy shell (with appropriate socks for my office Christmas party later)


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