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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. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    no. They can ship to you.
     
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    E Lexington's today:

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    I missed those 2 for $200 sales @ the outlets :(
     
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    My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?
     
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    Overshoes. SnoSeal also works well but then they won't shine as well.
     
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    I don't think I see any cracking in your picture. What I do see is that the welt is coming apart from the sole of the shoe. It's not really that huge of an issue in my eyes unless something gets stuck between the two layers and it starts deteriorating from the inside out. The stitching on the welt through the sole should hold those two pieces together.
     
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    That was my first impression as well.
     
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    Very nice! Essentially Sanfords built on the 1-511 last? How old?
     
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    Can you post pictures? Are you really sure they are ruined?
     
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    Nickrut - If you do pull the trigger on the AE Rutledge, please let us know how they fit relative to the 5 last - Thanks
     
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    I just got a pair of Rutledges, and today is the second day I have worn them. I have lots of AEs on the 5 last, and so far these seem to fit well. They are a little longer in the toe box, but that shouldn't pose an issue. I love the 5 last, and so far these seem to be comparable. No issues at all. Great fit.
     
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    I have bad-weather beater shoes that I wear when it's horrible out. I just shove my "nice" shoes into my bag and change once in the office. It's a little bit inconvenient, but a lot less so than buying replacement shoes.
     
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    I doubt they're ruined. Follow the shoe care thread for awhile and you will see some amazing restoration projects.

    Depending on the weather, I either carry my shoes or throw a pair of Swims on. I picked up a second pair in brown for $30 a few weeks ago from AE.
     
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    Added some walnut/brown Sheltons to my collection during the last seconds sale, but I'm worried about the stitching along the sole:
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    The stitching is exposed for an inch or two instead of being hidden in the recess. Is this something that you'd worry about wearing out quickly? If the threads wear down in that spot, could that lead to the entire sole becoming unstitched?
     
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    Mix 2 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and wipe the salt stains down ASAP. Then wipe down with a damp rag and let them dry naturally do not place near a heat source to dry. I too doubt they are ruined.

    Several thin coats of paste wax will protect your shoes in the winter very well. Cream or cream polish, not so much. I always wax my shoes and boots a couple of extra times in the fall before the snow falls and also during the winter. Check your soles every day when you get home and make sure you don't have chunks of salt stuck in the leather soles too.
     
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    How'd you get that price? I have been shopping for overshoes and would love swims because of the lined interior, but there is no way I would spend $95 on overshoes. $30 for swims vs. $25 for tingelys would be great.
     
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    Here is a picture of a 6 month old pair of Rutledges next to a new pair of RL Sandersons and a pair of dark brown Fifth Avenues. The picture accurately shows the difference in color under office lighting.

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    As for sizing, I wear 9.5 D on the 5 last (fit snug for the first few wears before stretching considerably, 9 D on the 333 last (snug fit for most of the day and uncomfortable after maybe 12 hours) and 9.5 D on the 2 last. My brannock device sizing is 9 C.
     
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    Looking for a belt to wear with my walnut Strands as the one I've been using does not work well.

    Did a little searching but couldn't find a good answer on this.

    Has anyone purchased a belt from Narragansett or Austin Jeffers to wear with walnut strands? Hard to tell what would work well from the online pictures. Any input is appreciated.
     
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    Thought I would post a pic of my Walnut 5th Aves. When I chose them over the Strands, I wanted something a little more conservative with less broguing. However, I ended up getting a pair of Strands and they are actually my favorites. Here in Northern New Mexico, where I am one of less than 1% that owns descent shoes, it is nice to stand out a little and show some real style. I will get a pic of my 5ths for next time.

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