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

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  1. khe86

    khe86 Senior member

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    The same thing actually happened to me as well. Went into BB for a more formal pair of shoes, left with the walnut strand along with a black captoe oxford. They really are great shoes.
     


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    How exactly does the leather differ? The burnishing almost makes it look like a cross between Walnut and Bourbon.
     


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    Not sure of the entire process, but the description on the AE site says "premium double-aged" calfskin... I can tell you the end result is a much softer feeling upper than the traditional calf models in my opinion.
    If you have not tried one yet, go down to a brick and mortar store and check out the difference in feel for yourself... but be careful, because you may walk out with them!
     


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    Agreed, the softness of the leather compared to my other AEs was what really stood out to me when I first got them.
     


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    ugh.....looking over the tan Cronmoks I picked up from the South Coast Plaza store last week and noticed the toe medallion is way off on the right boot. Going to the store tomorrow for exchange, good thing I have not used them.
     


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    Do you think there's any effect on the durability? How does it affect creasing?
     


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    Any pictures in the wild of the Jefferson (preferably in brown)? Please post someone!
     


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    Best I have is this one.



    The dark brown actualy looks black.

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    Agreed. For burgundy or black shell, you should place the order by phone with specific instructions that they have the new finish. A CS rep. from AE told me this is the best way to guarantee getting the new finish.
     


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    I have this shoe. The leather is buttery soft. :nodding:
     


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    It sounds like this might be the issue I had with the shoes I mentioned above. I like the looks of the new finish as well, but I haven't ever seen it in person so that I can compare it to the old burgundy finish. The pair of Park Avenues that I was talking about above seemed to be slightly "pinker" than the other burgundy models on the shelf that I saw that day. Again, it may have been due to the "blooming." Maybe I will hold off since the new finish sounds more like my idea of what a burgundy shoe should look like. Please post photos when you have time, because I am seriously considering a pair of these!
     


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    Here are my Walnuts:
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    I'll try my best to remember to post some pics when I get home tonight. PM me if I don't.
     


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    Nice, would you say it only looks black in the picture or in real life too?



    Wow they look great!!!!!!!!!! That walnut looks a lot darker than I would have thought, which to me is a good thing. Is that just the patina the shoe took over time?
     


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    Yeah, that walnut jefferson is stunning.
     
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