Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Those are fantastic. I wouldn't complain if they started making those again! [​IMG] I didn't notice the pinked edges of the toe-cap the first time I saw those, it looks good and sets them apart nicely from the Park Avenue (besides the longer cap and different last, of course).
     


  2. iootong

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    Any one can tell me Allen Edmonds Leeds size for me if Alden Leydon last i'm 5.5E? Thanks

    :puzzled::puzzled:
     


  3. Winston S.

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    Thanks!

    Would love more 8 last!

    The longer cap and the 8 last was the answer I was looking for in a captoe. I'm glad I didn't settle for the Park Avenue.
     


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    My guess for you is 5.5E in the Leeds, though possibly the D. That Leydon last is quite narrow. I never owned a pair, but I do remember trying them on. I'm a 7.5E in Leeds and Strand.
     


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    Nice pickup and nice job! I like the placement of the cap toe on those a lot. IMO you did well holding out for the right cap toe shoe.

    My older Shelton's are polished cobbler leather. After a couple years of wear I used RenoMat to strip them and then Reno to condition and then cream and wax to finish. It helped with the creases a little bit however it is a lot of work for a little short term gain. They do handle the elements well. I seldom wear them any more, mainly on dates as a "fun" shoe more than anything. They are very comfortable and durable as well. I would not purchase another pair of polished cobbler leather shoes again, but don't regret these either. If they offered a pair in #8 and black shell that would be another story.

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  6. New Shoes1

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    Very nice! I commented just the other day that the best AE captoes are all discontinued models (0 last Evanston and Soho and 8 last Niles and balmoral Clifton).
     


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    My older Shelton's are polished cobbler leather. After a couple years of wear I used RenoMat to strip them and then Reno to condition and then cream and wax to finish. It helped with the creases a little bit however it is a lot of work for a little short term gain. They do handle the elements well. I seldom wear them any more, mainly on dates as a "fun" shoe more than anything. They are very comfortable and durable as well. I would not purchase another pair of polished cobbler leather shoes again, but don't regret these either. If they offered a pair in #8 and black shell that would be another story.

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    Noice. You wouldn't happen to be a 9.5D? If not, any one out there wanna hook a brotha up with some bugundy/black sheltons (at a holiday discount)?

    Back to the subject at hand: I like the before pix as well. I think that creases add character.
     


  8. MoneyWellSpent

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    Awsome Allen Edmonds video recently released. It looks even older than the other vintage 1940's video floating around. I especially loved the end, where the guy is stomping on the shoes and drowning them in water to show their durability. I can't imagine doing that to my shoes! [​IMG]
     
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    Did I by chance miss a recent sale on Cliftons?
     


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    Also, did anybody see that the Patriot is being offered in "football leather" now?
     


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    Also the Byron (#4 last). I have them in chili and in black.
     


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    Thanks Michael!


    Yes, they were $99 for seconds on Black Friday :foo:.



    Picture?
     
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  13. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Ok, I have some pics to explain what I'm talking about in the above post.

    Here's the pair of Chili Fairfax that I saw at Nordstrom Rack, which look like mine used to when I bought them. I really like the overall color/shades/etc:


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    Now here are mine, about 6-7 months after I bought them, and after a few coats (over the course of that time) of Chili AE Premium Polish:


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    I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but as you can see my pair seem to have lost any variations in shade and seem to have "smoothed out" to a more reddish monochromatic look. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get them looking more like in the first two pics? For reference, I currently have a few other polish colors (actually, aside from Black I just have Cognac and Saddle Brown), although I'm willing to get other stuff if necessary.
     


  14. New Shoes1

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    If you really like the original color/finish, you should just polish with Renovateur or Saphir clear and wax the toe (if desired). To get it back to the original color/finish, try the AE cleaner/conditioner first. If that does not work, you could try Renomat, but be careful with it and make sure to condition several times after finished.
     
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    HHHMMM, you have a great shade of red there. I would likely apply a thin amount of black to burnish then go back to the color you are using to give it some depth.....it will take some work but you could potentially have a very dynamic color after youre done.
     


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