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Hi all- great to see the increase in activity, I don't post much but still read. Regarding storage, I'm down to 22 pair of shell and 2 pair of calf now, after culling the herd over the past few months. Here's how I store them currently. My boots are on the shelf above my shirts now that it is summer. Those include my brown shell C&J for RL Boots, Aldens and AE Bayfields. On the racks, my loafers and boat shoes are on the top 2 shelves, then I have my laceup dress...
     Those look great!  I've had mine for a year now, and they have had a hard year but look great IMO.  I would't worry about getting them wet - Rancourt doesn't use any product on their shell, so it is less likely that you will get dreaded "welts" when getting the shell wet.  Exhibits a and b: (taken about 3 minutes apart this past Saturday after trudging through the wet yard).      
 Shell will have some inconsistencies in coloration, as mentioned.  See (#8 or "burgundy in AE's lingo) Kenwoods when new (after I removed AE's cream applied at the factory):  Rolls vs Creases (tassel loafers are calf, others are black shell):       
 Reno will help, but I'd also look into getting some Venetian.  I spent the weekend cleaning up my shoes with Venetian, and they looked great afterward.  I use Reno to help remove the original product that AE puts on their shells, but sparingly after that.  
If you're looking for universal wearability, I usually reach for Leeds, Macneils penny loafers or tassel loafers. If you have thought about making the jump to shell cordovan, now would be a good time to give it a shot.Good luck!
3511 + 75 = 3586
Wide or narrow, pull-ups or chin ups. (Overhand or reverse grip) muscle ups too.
 Depends on if you keep visiting this thread and others.  Whatever you do, don't start frequenting this thread, the Alden thread, and the C&J for RL thread.  All of a sudden, you're going to be getting multiple deliveries in the same week, and shopping for your next pair before the last pair arrives!   Fortunately, my Wife indulges my "hobby."  Though, when I bought 2 pair of C&J for RL shell boots and 2 pair of C&J for RL shell shoes all at once during the last sale, she...
Had a nasty bout of the flu followed by sinus infection.  Back at it!  Did 350 since the first of the year.     2141 + 350 = 2491
 I'm late to the party, but based on your descriptions of the fit on AE shoes you have, you will want a 7.5 or 8 in Lindrick.  If you have a high instep, the 7.5 might be too tight.     I've been beating mine to hell this winter.  Basically, they get worn once to twice a week, sometimes to work, and definitely on the weekends.  Out in the snow and slush every time.  They are breaking in very nicely for me.  Here are mine today.         It depends on what you are looking...
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