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

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    Thanks so much for the pictures and advice about Neatsfeet oil. That is precisely what I will be doing with my brown Cronmoks. Forgive my ignorance, but what is HDLP?
     
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    I saw the Long Branch in grey in person this weekend and really like them. The grey is a LOT darker than the images suggest, its more of a dark charcoal than I was expecting. I think I will be getting them as a casual fall/winter boot. They are definitely chunkier than something like the Dalton, but I need a rubber sole for the snow we get. I took a picture with my phone, but it turned out terribly and the flash makes the grey look much lighter than it does in person.

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    Edit- they are more this colour

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    One more question: Will simply applying the Neatsfoot oil sans HDLP darken the boot like your photos? I'm wondering what is doing the majority of the darkening, is it the NF oil or the HDLP?
     
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    The Neatsfoot does the most, HDLP just a little.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I will wait until I can try on more lasts before venturing into AllAboutShoes territory. There are actually a few more staples I need to purchase before joining the world of double monk straps, methinks. Maybe AE will fix the creasing issue before I do.
     
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    From the Fall 1986 AE catalog, the 6265 is the Chestnut Polished Cobbler McAllister.

    If you wear an 8D in the PA, I'm afraid the 8C will be too tight. The PA and McAllister are on the same last.

    Chris
     
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    Does anyone have any AE belts? Can you comment on their quality?

    I'm the type to buyer cheap belts under $30 but am thinking about splurging on a decent quality belt in the $60-$120 range
     
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    Good advice. Also, creasing just happens no matter what you do, so give it no thought.
    I have found that I should wear the same size in all AE shoes (excepting the Italian made ones). So, as ajmanouk say, it's not a rule!

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    Anyone have comments on the Patrio yet? Two guys on AAAC have them: one got his "normal" AE size and is happy, while another went down a 1/2 size and is happy.
     
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    Burnished brown Fifth Street today:


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    ^ Very nice. I think those will be my next purchase.
     
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    This is for all the resident shell heads on this thread. I've been thinking about adding a burgundy shoe to my collection, and your unadulterated love for all things shell has me wondering if I should bite the bullet and try a pair in shell. My question is which style? My primary use for the shoes will be with charcoal slacks and a jacket or a sweater, so more casual but dressy enough for a sport coat. I also wear a charcoal suit pretty frequently, so that is a distinct possibililty, but I'm pretty wed to black shoes with that suit.

    Should I go with the long wing blucher? Is it too dressy for just wearing with slacks and a sweater? How about the Cambridge? Is it dressy enough for a suit? Too dressy for slacks and a sweater? Any thoughts based on your experience?
     
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