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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. anakin

    anakin Well-Known Member

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    The sale just passed last month, as did the Amazon sale for firsts.

    Right now the AE shoe bank has both of the shoes you listed for $200 each I think.

    Perhaps you can wait until after Christmas for better deals, not sure if any will come up though.
     


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    I would definitely wear them around the house for a few days to decide, but the idea of these naturally stretching due to being loafers may not apply as much with these since they are still goodyear-welted. The rule of thumb that loafers should be borderline uncomfortably snug when new is generally applied to hand-stitched moccosin constructed loafers, like the AE Kenwood beef roll loafers. Good-year welted loafers won't stretch as much as a moccosin constructed loafer, but they may still loosen up a bit compared to a lace-up shoe. Just a heads-up so that you don't jump to a conclusion to quickly and ruin your chances of returning them by wearing them outside.
     


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    In my adventures to get my Long Branches at the Black Friday sale price, I came across some exceptions to the typical outlet pricings. The outlets were carrying first quality Long Branches at $275.00 as well (and I'm not sure why, because the brown Long Branch is not on clearance and as far as I know it isn't slated to be discontinued yet). Typically the outlets only carry seconds, but they are also known to carry clearance shoes. The regular seconds price for the Long Branch is $279.00. I ended up going with seconds because during Black Friday I was able to get an additional 30% off, but they would only apply the discount to the seconds. In addition, I wonder if they tend to try to unload shoes/boots that they make for other companies more quickly than regular AE's. The prices on the Krause boots could be reflective of any of these scenarios I suppose.
     
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    See my above post as well, but typically the outlets don't sell first quality shoes. Generally they only have seconds or clearance items. There is no such thing as factory firsts/seconds AND outlet firsts/seconds. Generally firsts are sold from AE's website or one of their vendors, and seconds are sold by the outlets and the shoe bank.
     


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    Those look awsome. Hope you enjoy them!
     


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    Well after losing sleep over it for a couple of nights, I ended up contacting the outlet again to see if they would patiently send my a third pair (even though the second pair was actually their mistake, not mine). Kristle at Jeffersonville was fantastic and she shipped them to me overnight. I talked to her on the phone late yesterday morning, and the new pair of boots was on my doorstep before I left for work this morning. Now that is customer service (and I didn't ask her to send them overnight)! [​IMG] I think I do finally have my winning pair. The welt stitching around the toe of the right boot is the noticeable defect, but I think I can live with it (especially at $195.00), and I think when I was honest with myself, the 10.5 D really was the size I needed. I can wear thin socks on work days and just lace them slightly tighter, and I can wear thicker socks on cold/casual days. With the 10's I would have been forced into thin socks and even then they were rather tight.
     
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    Strands at the office while I browse the thread.

    Decided to switch to 8E after breaking in my 8.5D's...good decision as these fit like a glove.
     


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    They look really good. What should I do to my Krause before wearing them? Just polish? Sorry, I am new to shoes care.
     


  9. MarioImpemba

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! You don't have to do anything before wearing them, but I couldn't help myself. I used Lexol, then Black Kiwi to darken them a bit, then Neutral Kiwi to shine the toe. Dublin, being a waxy-leather, does not take polish wax very easily, obviously, so it takes some elbow grease to get any semblance of shine.
     


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    Hmmm, I've got some AE black premium shoe polish. So I can just add a little bit of that to darken it? It won't turn it crazy black? I really like the color you've got there.
     


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    The last 2 for 300 ended a little over a month ago but you can get the strand and park avenue in any color you want right now and they'd bee $199 each. thats going on until sunday so let me know if you want me to pull some pairs for you
     


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    Nah, the waxy Dublin doesn't take polish very well, so just wipe them all over with a little black and you should be good; then post pics!
     
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    The "Facebook Friday's" deals seem to have been a short-lived idea. They haven't had one for a couple of weeks now.
     


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    You work for AE?
     


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    what do you guys think about the round laces on the krause boots that come on the daltons?
    - round or flat?


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