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

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  1. acousticfoodie

    acousticfoodie Senior member

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    This is kind of an off but AE related question I'm hoping someone can answer. I like to use the AE leather conditioner/cleaner for leathers in general. I recently used it to clean some residue from one of my satchels. It did the cleaning wonderfully but left the part I cleaned "conditioned" so that the leather looks deeper in color and richer.

    This should be a good thing...except I was liking the dull beat up vintage leather look my satchel was giving off. Anyway to "de condition" the leather from the AE leather conditioner/cleaner on my satchel? Can just blotting it with water remove it? Or will this create water spots?
     
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    Thanks Chris, they are really a nice looking shoe. Since I don't wear suits (just office casual, sport coat, and such), they will work fine. Thanks again, Jim
     


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    Yikes, that is a long time, though better than the often wait time for Aldens. The $100 off was too good for folks to pass up I suppose...
     


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    While picking up a pair a few weeks ago, the SA bent the shoe a little bit to make the fit better. I'd like to do it with a new pair I got shipped to me but don't remember exactly how she did it.
    Anyone know the proper way so I don't ruin my new shoes?
     


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    Quote: While picking up a pair a few weeks ago, the SA bent the shoe a little bit to make the fit better. I'd like to do it with a new pair I got shipped to me but don't remember exactly how she did it.
    Anyone know the proper way so I don't ruin my new shoes?

    Best advice would be just to wear them around the house to break them in. This will allow them to form to your foot, better than any bending might do. Good luck.
     
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    If anyone has a pair of Navy Cronmoks could you post a pic? I like each of the Cronmok, Dalton, and Long Branch so I am looking at different combinations. Thanks.
     


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    In my experience, AE conditioner/cleaner seems to be amongst the more mild of the products available. I think you may have to pick a direction and go with it. That is, if you want to keep the leather in good condition, you will have to condition it. You will always feel like you are losing some of the "vintage" look when you do this, but that is only temporary. The vintage look will return with continued use, and the satchel will be better in the long run. However, if you just want to clean it with no conditioning, then there are products that have them separated. Lexol makes a leather cleaner which is separate from their conditioner. Doing this generally isn't advised though, since cleaners tend to remove some of the moisture and oils from the leather which then needs to be replaced by the conditioner.
     


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    For me it was a special case, however I think JubeiSpiegel has a pair of truffle Dundee's on order with the natural sole. I received my walnut with natural soles yesterday, still waiting on the truffle. I ordered the truffle with dark brown soles and am going to see if I can switch to natural. As JubeiSpiegel has proven already he has a natural ability for matching colors, etc. And I am sorely lacking in that department. I like the walnut with natural soles the best so far.


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    I was the same at one time, and yes your in trouble! I now have almost as many shoes as boots. Although the Dundee's are helping to put the ratio back up some.

    On the Reno I wanted to mention that I also love it for calf and shell like many on here. However be careful on leather that has been scratched through the surface and raw leather is exposed. It will turn it black or at least very dark. Of course the right way to do it is use cream first and add the color back in. But I haven't found a walnut colored cream that is a perfect match. On my walnut shell Dalton's and walnut shell Strands I use Saphir Cognac wax which is close. Very sparingly and not often maybe a couple of times a year. If I do treat them with product most of the time it is just a light coat of Reno. And recently Alden Defender.
     


  9. Jigg

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    LOVE those. What are they?
     


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    I love them to please tell us how to get them
     


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    Wonder if we could do a special order in those - they are gorgeous.
     


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    Not a big collection but it's a start.
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    Excellent, i can't wait for my pair of Dundees. I'm guessing they will be a touch darker than the walnut version. By chance would you have cappuccino cord comparison pics for me?

    As for the natural welt, the best part is that you can easily make them darker if the contrast is too stark.
     


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    Those Dundees are gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on the Reno turning exposed raw leather dark/black; that would not be good. I must get some Saphir cognac wax as I don't have any cream/wax for my walnut shell Daltons (although I really haven't needed it so far).
     


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    2 pairs of black mcallisters or one of them cambridges?
     


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