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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. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Wow, those really look fantastic. As usual, the AE website pictures do not do them justice. Have you polished them yourself? I like the color better in your pics than as portrayed as new by AE. Also, the 3 last work great for that shoe!
     
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    You are not wrong, but I don't know the exact details of MTO for AE. Their cordovan shoes sell for $595. There may also be an issue about whether they would do it at all for you. Just call a store and ask about it. In any case, I'd be surprised if it's anywhere the $780 that Freeman is charging for their custom makeup.
     
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    Just got a new set of McAllisters in the mail directly from AE, and noticed what appears to be some deformities on the outer sides of the shoes. On the left shoe it has noticeable wrinkling in several areas (as if the leather was attached improperly or something), and on the right shoe there is a noticeable bulge in the leather. Attached are photos.

    Is this normal, or should I send these back and ask for an exchange?


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  4. BackInTheJox

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    Well, looks like they're out of Sandersons in my size unfortunately. Damn.

    Anyone know of a similar-ish pair of tan longwing bluchers I could get for <$250? I've looked at Meermin but their light brown is still a little darker than I'd prefer.
     
  5. MoneyWellSpent

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    Thanks! Yes, I polish them about every 6 weeks on average probably. Just good old AE Cleaner/Conditioner and AE Chili Premium Polish. They work great in my opinion!
     
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    My Bourbon Neumora's came in last night. Usually I hate having such a generic shoe size, but now I'm glad I wear the only size they made these in!

    Three shots for you guys in room, flash, and natural lighting.


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  7. MacktasticGDogg

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    I found the Sandersons to fit pretty much the same as my 1-lasted Hamptons at the same size, 9D. The shoe length is a little bit longer, but the feel is pretty much the same on the foot.
     
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    Looks good! Are they 9D samples?
     
  9. New Shoes1

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    Try the new Winterpark.
     
  10. TheSizzle

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    If you aren't happy with them, send them back for an exchange or a return, but it might be informative to reveal whether those are firsts or seconds.
     
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    Just go to any Nordstrom and tell em you recently bought some AE from them but didn't notice they didn't have the bags until you got home. They will quickly and without hassle give you a pair.
    Works every time [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately, the closest Nordstrom is over the border and a long way away from me. Nonetheless, a very nice tip.
     
  14. TheSizzle

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    If you really need/want the bags, remember on your next seconds order. They'll include a set for a few bucks.
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    Or, instead of stealing, you could order a set of bags from the AE website for $15. I would not brag about what you're doing.
     
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    I didn't want to call him out on that comment, but, actually, I'm glad someone mentioned that people shouldn't take advantage of stores that actually do provide decent service to their customers.
     
  17. Odinloki

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    I'd exchange them, if I were you.
     
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    I agree - for $10 with free shipping, order a pair from AE. It's the right way to go.

    Chris
     
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    Hey guys. I'm a huge fan of AE and fairly new to the forum. I wasn't able to find this anywhere so I wanted to post the question in this forum since there are a lot of AE lovers here. Does anyone have the Walden? I have a pair and just can't seem to find the pores in the leather. I don't think AE uses corrected grain for any of their shoes...but the sheen just seems too good to be true. Does anyone have any thoughts or information on this? I'd love if someone who works at AE could actually chime in.

    Much love-

    Jermyn
     
  20. MoneyWellSpent

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    I am afraid that they do use some corrected grain leather on certain models. It generally has the term "polished" in the name, such as Polished Cobbler, Polished Calf, etc. The Walden is one of the shoes that is typically made from this leather.
     
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