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

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

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  1. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    I second all of this. No need to overcomplicate it. In addition, after your brushing, always, Always, ALWAYS buff with either a 100% cotton cloth/t-shirt or a nylon sock/stocking in order to get the shine out. Brushing, especially on the non-Alden shell shoes, can leave a dull finish that needs a final buffing to get a good shine.

    I wear mine, then about every other wearing, brush the creases for about 20-30 seconds to spread any waxes that have been squeexed out, and then buff for a few seconds and they look awesome. Go easy on the Reno and wax as well. 15 minutes of brushing is unnecessary and physically taxing--I personally do not have the time for it anyway.
     


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    I SnoSealed my 721's and then Kiwi-ed them this week. I need to get unlazy and post pics. It shined them up significantly more than how they left new from AE.
     


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    While I kinda feel left out for not having the practically mandatory Walnut Strand, I also kinda like switching it up by having the Bourbon. That said, the Walnut really is beautiful. Maybe I'll get Walnut McAllisters one day...
     


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    Here's a little something to push you towards the Walnut McAllister
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    Chris
     


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    Just picked up a container. Looking forward to using it.
     


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    I use a nylon stocking for all my shoes shell and calf, before I put them away and when I pull them out again. It only takes a few seconds for each shoe. It was my secret weapon in the military for 20 years. I would tell my men that how they obtained the stocking was up to them. But asking a lady for her stockings was not exactly the best pick up line out of the gate. at least a respectable and sober lady. As a closer after you talk for awhile, that is a different story...

    Got my dark brown Dundee's just now. Actually 2 pair of dark brown, I think one belongs to bucksfan?? Picked one of the pair out and waiting for a shipping label on the other. Still to come are the truffle and walnut but so far extremely pleased with my decision.


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    ^^ Nice - they weren't 12D were they?

    Those look great. Congratulations again!
     
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    johnnyletrois Senior member

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    I'm 11D on the 5 last. Tried 11D in Malvern and way too tight. Tried 11E in Malvern and way too loose. WTF Malvern!!??!?
     


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    Thanks for your help, they do look great and no regrets!

    If the others were a 12D I'd send them your way and sort it all out later LOL.

    According to Barbra a CS rep who has been at AE for 30 years it is because the Malvern has memory foam in it. It is a strange fitting beast and I could not get it to work either.
     


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    What a score for $399!! I might have overlooked my concerns about the boot at that price. Hope they work out for you and please post pics IRL.
     


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    If anybody has a coupon for AE firsts and would not mind sharing please PM me. I need to buy a Longbranch and they don't have seconds at my size. Help is appreciated.
     


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    X2
     


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    So truffle/cappuccino and walnut are both available for MTO?
     


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    drebin Well-Known Member

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    Is AE known to do any end-of-year/Christmas type sales?
     


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    Yes, typically something on black Friday. (definitely the outlets, maybe retail as well).
     


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