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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. theinternet

    theinternet Well-Known Member

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    Here is a shot of my tan Cronmoks a day after applying two rounds of Neatsfoot oil as promised. I have some Obenauf's HDLP on order and plan to do an application of that in the next week or so. Right now, the color is a shade or two lighter than my walnut Strands, and of course with a matte finish. The picture makes the boots look like they have a red hue, but it is not as pronounced in person. The stitching in the boots stands out more now that the leather has darkened a bit, but once the HDLP goes on it, everything should be a bit more cohessive.

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  2. rossoz

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    Purchased them in the early 90's (approx.). Wore them almost daily- dancing, to work, everywhere. Although I am very small, I am hard on loafers. My feet roll to the outside. I sent them to AE every 3 years or so. One time they came back so small I couldn't wear them. AE replaced with a new pair.

    Any ideas on replacements? Maybe something a little more Euro looking.

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  3. gooter

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    If I didn't already have a pair of Neumoks I'd be all over the Cronmock. They look awesome with the "modifications" you guys have been doing.
     


  4. ellsbebc

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    I have two pairs of shoes I picked up in a recent AE seconds sale. Walnut Player's and walnut Rush (Independence collection), both 10D. Never worn because they did not fit properly.

    Only looking to recoup my spendings ($150 each). Thought I would give you guys the first opportunity. Will grab pictures tomorrow. Any interest?
     
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  5. gooter

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    may wanna post the size
     


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    I totally agree with your comments about CXL. I have the Alden Indy boots in CXL. I don't dislike them, and I think CXL works well for that boot, but I got them without knowing much about CXL or thinking about it. I think some people like them for some of the same reasons as liking shell - very oily, so they don't need polishing, and while they crease, the creases tend to be very small and not visible from a distance. But I feel like the leather is a little too soft and shapeless, and as you say, it scuffs easily - although the oils help to reduce the effects if you want to put in the elbow grease. So again, I don't hate CXL, but I'd pick something sturdier for boots next time.

    But I can see Mario's point, too.
     
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    Those look pretty similar to the brown ones now!
     


  8. AndrewN

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    Hello everybody!
    Long time lurker here, I recently bought a pair of burgundy shell MacNeil seconds during the rediscover America sale. Unfortunately, the left shoe had a quarter sized burn mark on the vamp. Luckily for me, they had a pair of truffle shell Dundees in my size, which I promptly exchanged the MacNeils for. I was really excited because this color is hard to come by and it was my first shell cordovan purchase. As always AE's customer service was top notch and my SA was very helpful.

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    With my first pair in the brown finish, two coats of Neatsfoot oil turned them into a deep brown and looked great. Almost as if they were well worn. I returned them after wearing them twice because the heal was separating from the sole. Hopefully this pair holds up.
     


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    I thought this was a great idea as well. I just happen to still have a pair of Bostonian Marcos that were my main dress shoe before I became "enlightened."[​IMG] They have become my beater (rainy day) shoes until they are worn out enough to justify getting rid of them. Some would have said to get rid of them long before now, but I can't quite bring myself to trash a pair of shoes that is still wearable. It has amazed me how long even a cheap pair of shoes will hang on when they are given the same care regimen as a nice pair of shoes. I polish/condition these at the same time I do my AE's, brush them before and after wear, etc. The only thing I don't do is keep shoe trees in them... and they just won't die! I think I may donate them to science when they are finally worn out and dissect them to see what a "cheap" pair of shoes are made of compared to the better goodyear welted ones.


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    Here they are next to my AE Sanfords, Waltons, and Finches.

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    I decided to go for a pair of Cordovan Bradleys and a pair of Black Calf Park Avenues during their recent sale. I've been looking at the Bradleys and Park Avenues for a couple of months now. The Park Avenues should be here by next Monday and the Bradleys may take as long as 4 to 6 weeks.
     
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  12. Jigg

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    It appears that they don't make any narrow sizes so....
     


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    Just got my Allen Edmon shoe trees in for my fifth street boots. The size guide indicates that a 9D calls for a medium shoe tree. I'm telling you though, it was not easy getting them in. And even when I did there is some space between the shoe tree tip and the tip of the shoe. Is this to be expected?
     


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    That's fine. I generally wear a 9D and use Medium trees as well. The toe end isn't meant to fit all the way down. The metal should compress in and exert force once released.
     


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    So... I was going to buy a pair of fifth avenues, but the sale on Amazon is gone now... Does anyone know the next big sale?
     


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