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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. ejomby

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    Those look great! Yes, the Daltons in Walnut. They will be my first shells. And, man, do I love boots! Those burgundy ones are quite nice too.
     
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    Beware the can of worms you're opening up! I purchased my first two pair of shell cordovan shoes several months ago (black Leeds and burgundy Daltons) and had to swear off any further footwear-related purchases for a year just to stay solvent. Shell is an addiction. Suddenly I want some burgundy shell gunboats and some brown or cappuccino shell plaintoes and oh, for a pair of burgundy shell Park Avenues...

    You will regret nothing. :D
     
  3. nickrut

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    Any deals on shoetrees anywhere? Got a pair of Cordovan Strands, need shoe trees ASAP.
     
  4. TheSizzle

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    Nordstrom Rack is usually a solid bet. They sell Woodlore trees (basically what AE sells) for about $12.90. Otherwise, people seem to wait for Jos A. Bank to have a sale to scoop them up for about $7.
     
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    Hey where are the custom brown Leeds on your preorder list?! Think it is just down to you and me. Friday I did a mock up with brown calf and the natural soles that they will let us use. I'm going for it.

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    I'm thinking it will be very similar to the natural soles on my walnut shell Dundee's which works for me.

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    As to the shine of other brands of shell vs. AE, AE uses cream instead of wax at the factory. Once you get the cream off and a coat of wax on them like Mario said they will start to shine better. Some shoes\boots have a lot of cream on them when they leave the factory, some very little and those shine well out of the gate IME. Mac uses 15 min. of brushing per shoe after every wear. And his brush never leaves contact with the shoe during the brushing. That is a lot of brushing. I also brush but use a nylon stocking slid over my hand most of the time. I do not brush 30 min. per pair after each wearing, if I did I would expect them to shine very well also.

    Walnut Daltons about a year old now. The picture is when new but they have held up well, outstanding in fact. Congrats and great choice.

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    Thanks! We can hope that AE releases more walnut shell options (instead of just MTOs) in the new models being released soon (as we hear...).
    Thank you! Congrats on your purchase; it's a good choice. My walnut shell Daltons were also my first shells. Enjoy!
     
  8. Failila

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    Just purchased my first pair of Allen Edmonds McTavish.

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    How is the fit of the Fairfax compared to the McTavish?
     
  9. DJTraveler

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    The latest Webgem is a custom Neumok for only $199. Not a bad deal!


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    Paging Phipsi32!! Now you can get your olive moks and at a discount, too! ...except I don't see olive as a color choice. :(
     
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    My friend bought some AE boots, but he can't afford the polish and shoes trees right now.(he's still in uni before you elitist pricks say something)

    Which one should he buy first?

    He will probably one of the two in two weeks.
     
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  13. fiestaplatypus

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    Tempted by the football leather option...

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    Shoe trees. He shouldn't need to polish them for a while.
     
  15. Shawl Lapel

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    The walnut shell is darker than I thought it would be, but that looks like a great color :slayer:
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    Hate to say it, but I would not wear the shoes until I was able to get shoe trees and some conditioner and polish. Shoe trees for obvious reasons, but I've found you get significantly less creasing and more protection of the calfskin if you condition the shoes and polish them before wearing the first time.
     
  17. polojock615

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    Orange and white here I come!
     
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    I was going to try and make a white Neumok with black stitching; but only tone-on-tone stitching is available. And I can't do my school colours; there is no purple leather available :(



     
  19. GOP Shoe Guy

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    Just ordered these red and white Neumoks. You can custom order Webgem Neumoks for $199 through 3/3. Looking forward to getting these babies.

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    What do you plan to wear them with? Just curious ....
     
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