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  I basically shake the jar up a little bit and i use whatever sticks to the cap, lightly dip the AE dauber in that, and do the entire shoe in about 5 sections.  First I start with the cap, then the vamp, sides, and finally the back.  Maybe my inventory level is a little off and i have more than i thought, but i know i don't use much at all.  i'll inspect once i get home and see what is left.    I know using the dauber uses a little more as well.  I had probably 1/4...
  Oh no, its definitely worth it.  I just went through 3/4 of the jar in 2 months haha.  Granted, I used it on two shell pairs I sold, and I did my shell strands a couple times to get the original polish off of them.  At the end of the day, the whole jar is probably good for 15-20 runs... so spending a little over $1 for each pair is still well well worth it IMO.   AE is a good back up
  Very very nice.  Are those burnished brown strands?  The pics are pretty dark, can't tell if they are cordovan or not, the shine looks great on them.
So my Saphir Reno has been going down in quanity considerably over the last couple months.  I guess i use it more than i though... ha.  Anyways, I switched back to my barely used conditioner cleaner from AE last night for my walnut strands.   It worked ok, but I will say that nothing can touch Saphir.  The AE conditioner really moistened the leather, far beyond what I was used to with the Saphir.  After 5 or so minutes, I took the brush to it, only to find out that...
  Add the Evanston to the list as well....
  Same with me.  I wear a 10D on the 5 last, but a 9.5D/10D will fit just as good on the 1....
  Honestly with that kind of shoe, I wouldn't worry too much about being matchy matchy since it is strictly casual.  I could see that shoe looking good with a raw denim with either a navy or brown belt.  I'm sure with the gray, you can play with a lot of combinations of belts/pants and get a funky, yet still subtle and stylish outfit.... 
  If it is on the same last, then it is pretty safe to say that the fit will be near identical.  Because the Dalton is a boot, there may be a slight variance to the Leeds, but i'm sure you can get an accurate fitting.  If you have the disposable income, purchase two pairs a half size apart, try them both on, then return one.... rather than going back and forth with different sizes.
  For the time being, i would wipe with a damp clothe, and thoroughly hit it with a horsehair brush.  Spray a squirt or two of water on the horsehair brush from time to time, and see how you make out.    Thoroughly do the damp cloth, i would much prefer all that buildup on a cloth rather than a brush... you should see a ton of polish come off.
  I used to use the conditioner cleaner until I got my Saphir Reno, however when i did use it, I used polish ever 2 - 3 times I used the conditioner.  The conditioner is a good cleaner for the leather, it takes a good amount of the polish off, and obviously conditions the leather.  The only time I use polish is if I know its been a couple months, or if there are scuffs in the leather than can't be fixed with some conditioner and some elbow grease.  The less polish on a...
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