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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I sent you a PM. Please reply if you'd like more information.
     
  2. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Mobster Swims galoshes that are available on AE's website. I have done some reading on these, and it appears that you need to size up one size from their size chart. I wear a 12d and am worried that the largest size available will not fit over my shoes. I also worry about marring up the shine my shoes. I always have a very high shine on my shoes. Living in Iowa we get the best (or worst) of all 4 seasons, and have lots of snow, which means lots of salt on our sidewalks. I would be open to another brand of galoshes if anyone has any suggestions.
     
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    I want to figure which lasts fit my feet well. Are the sales associates willing to let me try on a bunch of different shoes before they get annoyed?

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    In my experience, AE sales associates are very helpful and patient. It would probably be best to go at a time when they aren't extremely busy though. I went to the AE store on Madison Ave the other day, and the place was mobbed. I'm sure the sales associate would have been fine with me trying on different lasts/sizes, but it might have taken a while, as he was helping 3 other customers at the same time.
     
  5. MoneyWellSpent

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    Slightly off topic, but what model is that shoe? I was confused by the close-up of the second picture. It looks like a rubber sole bonded to a thin layer of leather. I guess the thin layer of leather is stitched to the welt, but the rubber sole doesn't show stitching all the way through to the bottom, so it must be glued onto the leather middle piece. The rubber sole extends all the way into the heel, and then the heel looks like it has a solid leather top lift? Sorry for over analyzing the picture, I just haven't seen that type of sole construction in AE before. Those little nails look like they were barely long enough to grip the piece that fell off... not surprised it separated based on the looks of it.
     
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    Can someone recommend a shoe polishing kit that works well yet not too expensive?
     
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    If I had to guess, I'd say it's a suede Players shoe.
     
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    That was my first guess as well, given that the Players has a dovetail heel. However, upon closer look, his shoe in the picture doesn't have broguing along the upper rim of the shoe at the ankle (but the Players shoe does).
     
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    You got me there. I'm stumped.
     
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    Quintons

    Not thrilled about the response, but I guess, assuming they will fix it, that it might be cheaper to send back to them than to get a cobbler to fix.
     
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    Ahhhh, I see now. Take them to an AE store. The manager should send them back for you.
     
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    I agree. Don't worry about their initial response. That was probably just a scripted thing. They are great to work with, and if they consider it to be a defect, they will probably fix it at no cost. A local cobbler will fix it for a decent fee, and either glue or nail the original heel pieces back on (if they are still in good shape), or he will use new pieces (which won't match your other shoe). That looks like AE's old Titan rubber sole, and the cobbler won't have the exact same thing. Dainite would be a close match.
     
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    Have them email you a prepaid shipping label (unless you are taking them to a store to send in for you). Incidentally, AE, in my experince, continues to use UPS for returns, but uses Fed Ex for outgoing shipments.
     
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    +1
     
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    I'll try bringing them to a store in the next few days and see if they're willing to ship for me.
     
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    Anyone have the Fifth Street in black calf? I was searching for an example and found Horsey's collection with the Fifth Street in shell. Those look terrific (as does the whole collection). Thinking of picking up the Fifth Street in black on clearance, as I think it fits nicely into my boot collection and also as a black shoe in general. My boots currently are: - AS 87 last brown repello suede, Dainite sole - Alden Indy brownish/reddish - RL Lindrick shell - Trickers "not Stow" acorn, Dainite sole - Peal (C&J) burgundy cordovan, Dainite sole - Wolverine 744
     
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    Yes, this. Just call, and they will email the label to you. Either this or take to a store, whichever is more convenient for you.
     
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    I suggested dropping them off in store to bring a retail manager into the loop. If the manager is halfway decent, he'll take care of the nitty details and maybe apply some pressure on Port Washington to get it taken care of expeditiously. Couldn't hurt, I don't think.
     
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    Elgins today

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    Independence Line - William Williams today. (poor photo quality, it's very dreary and snowy today)

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