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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. DrBi0

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    Just got some Chocolate Daltons off ebay for $100. Any tips on how I should care for them?
     


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    Yes- I use renovator and then Kiwi waxes only.. Everything else I have used gives the shine a very "cloudy" look.
     


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    Thinking of picking up a pair of white AE golf shoes. Any insight into how well you can get grass stains off or cover them up with white polish?

    -J
     


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    wow that was pretty harsh and misses the mark by quite a wide margin. catside is a great guy and one of the most selfless people i've come to know on SF.
     


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    I found it here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/2265#post_5939842

    It's actually the Bayfield, but still CXL, and it's about cleaning them. Not sure if it's exactly what you need.

    Maybe we can request Cold Iron to answer your question directly?
     


  6. Ben Dimond

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    What do you guys think of the new Tap Sole option by AE? Would you guys do it on your shoes? I live in a rainy/snowy area so was thinking about it.
     


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    I second this question....it's rainy/snowy/slushy here (just woke up and it's still snowing....for 12 hours straight). So far I've been investing in boots but eventually I need to start adding some nice oxfords and more to the collection...but I fear the smooth soles will leave me on my ass in a pile of slush :(

    Anyone here have some shoes with the v-trap (or whatever) that can personally attest to their usefulness - and durability?

    ~Johnny
     


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    I have topys installed on some of my shoes. They are fantastic. Better grip and no need to worry about water soaking into soles. Also no worries about bad terrain tearing up the soles as well.
     


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    I will let ya know today we got some snow tonight and now the Maiden voyage of my Amsterdam's
     


  10. Monimus

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    Question:

    I've got a pair of walnut AE Bel Airs.

    I love them and they fit super well. but I've got a bunch of other dress shoes, including brogues, and wanted a pair of beat up brogues.

    Anyone have any advice for breaking these in without destroying soles, etc.

    Or an article on breaking in naturally?

    I know it's a stupid question. Haven't logged on in a long time but I'm sure there's a ton of trolls still around that get butthurt by dumb questions, but chill.
     


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    I'm not sure I understand. Is there a problem with simply wearing them and enjoying the character they will naturally develop? Are you looking for a way to make them look worn without actually wearing them?
     


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    Sorry. You're right. Badly phrased.

    If I'm going to break them in what should I know. Should I just treat with a waterproof/salt proof spray and go at it even in winter?
     


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    our dark brown premium polish would be the one formulated for that particular boot... you could also use our mocha... it's consistent w/ the color but it won't create as much of a patina... before all that definitely take some conditioner/cleaner and leather lotion to it. Also, if you want to remove the previous layers of polish before you start customizing it to your liking... use some saddle soap as well. if there are any really bad scuff or scratches, AE she cream has a pretty high dye content so it can help mask the cosmetic flaws pretty well also
     


  15. Caustic Man

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    For my money? Polish weekly, use shoe trees, and wear to your heart's content. Within a few months they will be worn in and lovely.
     


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