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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. SouthNarc

    SouthNarc Well-Known Member

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    Same experience here. First time with this color so I was curious what others are doing. I have to say the Burnished Brown is alot more anitqued/patina'd than the AE website photos indicate. Not as much as my Rutledges but still more than I thought. They should wear nicely with time.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    How much are the amok and malvern seconds going for currently? & which is the sleeker of the two chukkas?
     
  3. jguyette

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    To my eye, the Amok is much sleeker. I picked up a pair of seconds in snuff suede for $99 a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if they still have them at that price. I can't imagine the price going up, because I think they are getting discontinued.
     
  4. Winston S.

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    I use Saphir Dark Brown cream on my Fifth Streets. Have not seen any negative effects yet. I think I posted a picture of them about 10 days ago.
     
  5. SouthNarc

    SouthNarc Well-Known Member

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    Wow...those look really nice!
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Me too - 9D.

    All are 1/2 size down from my TTS 9.5D.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    This is good advice.

    And, when in doubt, you may always use a neutral shoe cream. I would also recommend getting Saphir high gloss polish in neutral.
     
  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    I've used AE's saddle brown polish on my burnished brown Delrays and love the result. After 1.5 years of this, they have a very rich and deep color that appears to be a blend of dark and light. Very pleased.
     
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    I wear 12E. Some private individual sellers on ebay ask way too much for their beat up old AE"s. But there are some stores on ebay that sell what they call used shoes that look virtually new. Not dirt cheap but not an arm and a leg either. I don't know the ins and outs, but I suspect that AE gets shoes returned to them for one reason or another that can't be sold as new so AE doesn't want to mess with them and sell in bulk to some of these ebay resellers--like hitch-n-post. Maybe I'm wrong but it makes sense to me.
     
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    To the current and former owners of the burgundy shell PA: any thoughts or feedback?
     
  11. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Well-Known Member

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    I found a pair of AE's Indepenence Line Rush loafers at the Rack last week, at a heavy discount. I had no idea what the "Independence" line was but googled it while there and got to reading. Rush was discontinued after its first year but still a beautiful shoe. I bought it in a heartbeat.
     
  12. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Well-Known Member

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    There is a pretty comprehensive shoe care thread. Click here

    From what I was able to glean from that thread, to address scratches you:

    Condition and buff a few rounds, you can apply a generous amount of black paste wax polish directly to the area to fill in scratch and let it dry overnight. Then remove the excess polish with a horsehair brush or cloth. Then polish the rest of the shoe to even out.

    Please somebody jump in and correct me if I'm wrong.

    I covered up a scratch on my kenilworths using the above protocol and it worked well enough. It's a little uneven in terms of coloration, but the scratch is less noticeable.
     
  13. Michael Haines

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    Gentleman on the Bucksfan Leed preorder I got a email that the welt/sole color can't be done and this is what we will get instead does this sound right
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  14. bapelolol

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    I've bought a pair of AE's in Walnut calf and they've lighter in the toebox than the rest of the shoe.

    How can I darken them to match the rest of the shoe? I'm using Saphir #03 wax polish. Do I need to take them to a cobbler or can I blend in a darker brown polish like Saphir #10 Cognac to darken them?

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  15. hohneokc

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    I agree - and apparently AE agrees. I heard a rumor that the Rush will be back for Spring 2013.

    Chris
     
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    I ran into a 10 B Player at the rack today, not impossible! Anybody know if they ever have AE at DSW?
     
  17. msulinski

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    What color? I got the black rush in the 2 for $200 sale, but couldn't figure out how or when to wear them. I would have preferred the walnut.
     
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    The Independence line uses higher quality leather and soles, and is about $140 more expensive than the equivalent mainline dress shoes. You got a real score!
     
  19. JohnnyGalt

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    I'm trying to pick up 2-3 more shoes to round out a weekly shoe rotation. I have to wear suits or SC and trousers 4 days a week for work (casual friday = chinos and no jacket). So far I have black park aves and bourbon kenilworths. I know I want to add the burgundy shell macneils, and then possibly the brown shell strands. I think I'd be good with 4 shoes, but also considered something like the maxfield or randolph in chili or burgundy to wear on fridays. Do you guys think I would have all my bases covered with the aforementioned assortment? Any suggestions on improving it?
     
  20. Michael Haines

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    Go brown shell strands
     
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