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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Thanks, they do seem very convenient.
     
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    Really? I stand corrected. But is it enough to change sizes, or is more of an in-between thing?

    Doesn't matter; I'm avoiding CXL in the future for all the reasons discussed here.
     
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    CXL really is a great leather for casual shoes. based on my one experience (oak street vibram-soled boat shoes) it's really comfortable. super soft and pliable.

    Oak Street's sizing advice is basically: in most circumstances, go with the D width, the CXL leather will stretch sideways. this might also be influenced by their shoe construction, so YMMV.
     
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    I'm gald to hear that besides the toe wrinkle you loved the boot I have a pair of shell Dalton on there way
     
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    Yes, other than the defects on the burgundy shell Daltons, it is a wonderful boot. That's why I will try to get a replacement. Enjoy yours and post some pics when you can.
     
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    I have two pairs of CXL boots, albeit both Aldens --- natty CXL pt boots and some natty CXL Indy boots on the modified last.

    I also love CXL. As stated, it really is only for casual shoes/boots but in that context, I find it really supple and with wear and time, it develops an incredible patina. Some people say it scuffs easily and maybe it does so slightly more than regular calf. But the beauty of CXL is that scuffs seem to come out magically with some rubbing and/or brushing. It is so oily that only really bad scuffs need some conditioner or creme to remove. In some ways, the ease of removing scuffs is similar to my experience with shell.
     
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    I may be mistaken, but since Oak Street's shoes/boots are moccasin construction, I wonder if their recommendation would hold true for reasons of the type of construction rather than the type of leather used. See the discussion a few pages back regarding the issue of moccosin construction having this tendency. The rule of buying loafers on the uncomfortably snug size level seems to hold true across all manufacturers and leather types.
     
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    I was afraid of seeing comments like this. I live in the Pacific NW, so it's almost a guarantee I'll experience a random downpour at some point.

    Are there any measures I can take to make my walnut calf Daltons a bit more "water resistant"? I was considering putting some Obenauf's LP on the sole, or having a cobbler put a Topy on for some water protection, but the AE site seems to recommend against modifying the sole in any form (they're probably obligated to say so). I'm willing to do either as long as they still allow me to recraft them in the future.

    Also, aside from swims, is there anything I can use on the upper in case of some light rain? Suede is pretty straightforward, my Red Wing spray does a great job of keeping water off.
     
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    The combination sole is pretty much topy. You should e-mail AE to see if you can do a copy without worries about future recraft issues. IT shouldn't be. since the topy is just glued on
     
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    Topys at my cobber cost $20 - doesn't AE charge 50?
     
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    So my replacement Cronmoks have the same issue with the heal separating from the sole that my first pair had. Is anyone else having this issue? I get the feeling the AE store employees are going to hate me when I return for a third time to replace these things. Should I just return them and move on to another model boot? This is very frustrating.
     
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    Here are mine, they are pretty much as perfect as can be expected. I will post better pics when I wear this this week.


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    I asked AE customer service if applying the topy would negate the ability to have AE resole and was told it would not. Pretty much the only thing you can do that would cause them to refuse resoling is to have a non-AE cobbler resole or replace the heel.
     
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    Nice looking boots.

    Got to Luv that Shell.
     
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    They do look perfect and you should enjoy them immensely!!
     
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