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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. Variatio

    Variatio Well-Known Member

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    I'd call that a pretty good start. [​IMG]
     
  2. mattnv

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    Hey Namor what size are they?
     
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    N, just no luck with some of the boots recently eh? Sorry to hear about that. Can you exchange?
     
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    That looks pretty identical to AE's new bourbon color. AE has a bunch of new longwings in 2013, not sure which come in bourbon.
     
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    Did you go with a 12D? The 1 last is pretty true to size for me.
     
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    i bought a 11.5D. cant find it in 12D. nice boot though
     
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    I was really hoping those shell daltons weren't 11.5D... Must...Resist!
     
  8. MoneyWellSpent

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    Your shoe care regimen is simple and reasonable, and you should get well over a decade of service from them using this method. The reason that the polish in the broguing disappeared is because the moisture from the polish was absorbed into the leather, and the remaining residue contracted. The leather within each brogue hole needs to stay well hydrated because the full grain of the leather is exposed since the holes are created by a punch being driven through the full depth of the leather. People who try to avoid getting polish into the holes are doing a great disservice to their shoes. As the leather becomes better hydrated through subsequent polishings it will likely not disappear as readily because the fibers will be better nourished. Getting the polish out of the broguing isn't a big deal. If the holes are so clogged up that it becomes difficult, then too much polish is being applied. If the horsehair brush brush or stencil dauber won't get the excess out using a good brushing, then a quick swipe with a toothpick will take care of it.
     
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    if you use a q-tip or even cut one in half, that fits perfect in the larger brogueing.
     
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    Also a great choice. [​IMG]
     
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    Is the Soles4Souls promotion eligible on factory second purchases? Has anyone tried it?
     
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    Yes, it is.
     
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    Funny, shoe bank told me it was not.
     
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    A downward stroke of the brush seems to work most of the time. I also steal a mini q-tip from my baby's changing table sometimes. They sell swabs with a tiny tip for infants- but a toothpick would seem practical too!
     
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    Good news! Thanks!

    EDIT: Just read the fine details on the program;
    "Any brand of gently worn men's, women's or children's shoes can be donated. No purchase necessary to donate shoes. Offer must be redeemed at the time of donation. Offer not redeemable for cash. Limit one $35 discount per pair of Allen Edmonds purchased. Offer only redeemable on Allen Edmonds shoes. Offer not valid on previous purchases. Not redeemable with any other offer. Discount not eligible on belts or other accessories. Offer only valid at participating Allen Edmonds Retail Stores, Outlet Stores, allenedmonds.com and select authorized dealers. Offer valid2/22/13-3/10/13. Only valid on current factory-second shoes at Allen Edmonds Outlet Stores. Soles4Souls Inc. is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages."
     
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  17. New Shoes1

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    This. I've never worried about getting polish out of the holes of my Strands.
     
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  19. MoneyWellSpent

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    Wow, those look quite nice. And they are only $416.00! Quite a bit cheaper than any AE or Alden Shell.
     
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    Actually, a little less, because you get to deduct VAT. Shipping to the US is 35 euro for up to 2 pairs.

    I think they use Comipel instead of Horween shell. Lots of discussion in general on the Meermin board: http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/meermin-carmina-2nd-brand/4680#post_6199531
     
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