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Thank YOU good sir! I am humbled by your statement and my procedure is not the only or maybe not even the best solution for shell, it is just what I do. It works for me and is based on the Mac method and my experiences, he is the expert in all things shell and I have studied his method extensively. AE shell is a bit different than Alden shell and experimentation has paid off for me. If I can share it and others have success with it or modifications to what I do and improve...
Once again Adam nailed it dead solid. My Daltons are walnut shell and I only wear them casually. The 5th St. I find hard to dress down. And the butyl sole works very well in the snow and rough wet weather which is an added bonus. Although if I am in the middle of nowhere with the shotgun and dog walking around moose poop (top) and wolf scat (bottom)  I prefer something a bit more substantial on my feet when the dog is taking a blow and drinking water out of my hat   Yes,...
Glad to hear it, that is outstanding! Just keep at it and eventually the rest will shine too. AE who makes these uses cream on their shell and most likely there is a lot of it on the rest of your boot which prevents a high shine. But I wouldn't hurry the process if these are your first shell, just keep at it brushing often and eventually they will glow too like the toes do now.   In my first picture mine were pretty new and no Reno just the Mac method. Mine didn't have...
And I don't blame you. Absolutely gorgeous!  Direct link to his site and instructions for both: http://mcarthurstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/02/break-in-and-shell-cordovan-care.html
Agree with this. They are my oldest shell shoes and still one of my favorites. 
No deer bone or spoon on scuffs, I used to worry a lot whenever I nicked or scuffed one of my shell shoes. But have found that over time they "self heal" for the most part but it may take several wearings and brushings. I read everything that I could find that Mac has written over the years and it has helped a lot. He talks about shinning them as soon as you take them off and I have found that shell warmed by your feet responds to brushing much better than "cold" shell. As...
Congrats that is a great price! The BB ones have a rubber half sole and a poron insert. I have them along with black shell PA, which I wear the most. I purchased a pair of BB PA's for a guy I work with on Christmas, it said they would not ship until Feb. 10th I hope that is wrong. I already had a BB card so I payed %15 more than you. They are for one of the guys I work with, he is younger and has a young family and busts his butt at work everyday. He has eyed my shoes for...
Congrats on your shell Strands, great choice.  I missed the earlier Reno vs. Saphir cream debate, I can't stay up with this thread anymore it is so active, which is great! I do have the Saphir neutral shell cream along with the colored ones also, and very seldom use them. To me Reno is very much worth it and is basically all I ever use on shell but most of the time just use the Mac method. On rare colors like the 744's I never use anything but Reno. I have worn my 744's...
 I stumbled across that AEV yesterday too when I was looking for the custom ordering page at Filson. If you type custom in search that AEV is the first thing to show up. I finally found the custom order page and at the top they say they no longer offer custom orders, bummer.  $130K for a 6 cyl. gas engine and then there is the tranny. I went through 2 trannies plus a rebuild on my Dodge, never again although at one time I was "Mopar or no car". I thought the Ford Raptor...
Congrats on your first, but I doubt last Filson bag rydenfan! I still need to find a few more ways to have you spend money to pay you back for finding those Alden Ravello's for me.   I like my Sportsman bag more than any other bag I own. Including other Filson's, bucket mouths and the typical Midway USA shooting bags. The U shaped zipper has a lot to do with that if the XL Outfitter and duffles had it I would own them by now too. Someone on here way back posted that they...
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