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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

NYR, are you going to kop the sinclair in cognac cordo, or are you gonna slum it with those brixtons?

Just gonna slum it man, I think my brown boot-a-paloooza is good with the cigar brixton and the saddle sinclair...though you never know...
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I couldn't decide either! Finally ended up just going with the 'Navy/Green Tartan Wool icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Oh man, those are going to be so freaking good! A little bit punk rock too.
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Looking for some help here:
I marked up Carmina Salinger Double Monk Cordos pretty good yesterday. Essentially a brown line/scuff on the toe box, so with the light sadle cordovan, the mark shows up very dark (almost like a magic marker). I tried taking a damp cloth to rub it ou and a good rubdown with my horsehair brush but no luck.
I am going to get some Saphir Renevateur but am thinking this may not be enough. What sort of shoe wax or cream should I get from the Saphir line to match color wise (going o be ordering oth products from Mike so colors available are on Epaulet's site).
Thanks in advance!

Ah, I'm really sorry to hear that!

This is something that happens to most light-toned shell cordovan shoes. I remember wearing my Whiskey Longwings for the first time, walking into a deli to use the ATM, and cringing as I hear the metal door rip a huge scratch across the side as it closed faster than I expected. Because of the shiny finish on shell, marks are more apparent, and they're even more so with lighter colors.

I'd recommend two things:

1. Renovateur: the best all-around conditioner

2. Light Brown cream polish: will give a soft shine and make that mark look less apparent.

Try the Renovateur first. That will darken the shell a bit and even out the tone. If it still bothers you after that, use the light brown after wearing it once or twice. The beautiful thing about saddle is that the whole shoe will darken with wear. That mark will be less apparent with time - just as it was with my whiskey shoes. After a few weeks, I didn't notice it that much.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Man, I couldn't sleep at 2AM and logged onto Epaulet's website to see if anything good showed up. I have a problem.

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post #13774 of 31871
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Oh man, those are going to be so freaking good! A little bit punk rock too.
Ah, I'm really sorry to hear that!
This is something that happens to most light-toned shell cordovan shoes. I remember wearing my Whiskey Longwings for the first time, walking into a deli to use the ATM, and cringing as I hear the metal door rip a huge scratch across the side as it closed faster than I expected. Because of the shiny finish on shell, marks are more apparent, and they're even more so with lighter colors.
I'd recommend two things:
1. Renovateur: the best all-around conditioner
2. Light Brown cream polish: will give a soft shine and make that mark look less apparent.
Try the Renovateur first. That will darken the shell a bit and even out the tone. If it still bothers you after that, use the light brown after wearing it once or twice. The beautiful thing about saddle is that the whole shoe will darken with wear. That mark will be less apparent with time - just as it was with my whiskey shoes. After a few weeks, I didn't notice it that much.

Thanks man. I sent you guys an email asking you to add both of these if you can to my order (I will pay difference of course) when you ship out my Brixtons. Thanks for the help as always Mike!
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And LEON'S getting LAAARRRGER!
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Cross-post from our Carmina thread. These beauties will arrive in about 2-3 weeks.

Okay, I've got a bunch of photos to run through, but let's start with something easy for tonight. May I present our Salinger Double Monks in Burgundy (Color 8) shell cordovan. They're all finished and ready to ship in about a week. Carmina finishes the color a bit lighter than Alden, so it really comes through.

The white balance in these shots is a little wonky due to the diffused window light mixed with overhead indoor lighting, but they're a true, beautiful burgundy tone in real life.

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They look SPECTACULAR Mike, never thought they would look so good in no. 8.
post #13778 of 31871
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Originally Posted by thebunk View Post

Looking for some help here:
I marked up Carmina Salinger Double Monk Cordos pretty good yesterday. Essentially a brown line/scuff on the toe box, so with the light sadle cordovan, the mark shows up very dark (almost like a magic marker). I tried taking a damp cloth to rub it ou and a good rubdown with my horsehair brush but no luck.
I am going to get some Saphir Renevateur but am thinking this may not be enough. What sort of shoe wax or cream should I get from the Saphir line to match color wise (going o be ordering oth products from Mike so colors available are on Epaulet's site).
Thanks in advance!

Get yourself a deer bone, like Will sells here. These things are absolute magic on cordovan. They polish out scrapes and scratches phenomenally well. You can read up on how to use them, but essentially you just take the smooth side of the bone and rub it with some good force in a circular motion on the scuff (you'll need shoe trees in to do this). The shoe will start to look really waxy and dull. Then give it a strong brushing and you'll have shiny smooth cordovan.
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post #13780 of 31871
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Oh man, those are going to be so freaking good! A little bit punk rock too.
Ah, I'm really sorry to hear that!
This is something that happens to most light-toned shell cordovan shoes. I remember wearing my Whiskey Longwings for the first time, walking into a deli to use the ATM, and cringing as I hear the metal door rip a huge scratch across the side as it closed faster than I expected. Because of the shiny finish on shell, marks are more apparent, and they're even more so with lighter colors.
I'd recommend two things:
1. Renovateur: the best all-around conditioner
2. Light Brown cream polish: will give a soft shine and make that mark look less apparent.
Try the Renovateur first. That will darken the shell a bit and even out the tone. If it still bothers you after that, use the light brown after wearing it once or twice. The beautiful thing about saddle is that the whole shoe will darken with wear. That mark will be less apparent with time - just as it was with my whiskey shoes. After a few weeks, I didn't notice it that much.

Hey Mike,

I've been trying to send an e-mail and receive a delivery failure on several of the Epaulet addresses, such as service@epauletshop.com. I wanted to check if I have the wrong address or if there's a e-mail issue.

Thanks.
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any chance there'll be any future offerings in grey or blue donegals? i missed out on the special order fabrics.

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Originally Posted by upgrayedd View Post

any chance there'll be any future offerings in grey or blue donegals? i missed out on the special order fabrics.

Oh definitely, we'll run some fabrics along those lines this Fall. The special order ones were just a bit cheaper. But I'll have tweed-a-plenty come September.

And just to remind you guys - the trouser special orders end tomorrow night. I you want to grab any fabrics and order them - especially Rudy guys, now is your chance! The Fall-ish fabrics will pop up again next month, but we probably won't offer linen or madras after this cutting.
post #13783 of 31871
All Epaulet everything. Gingham mash-up, plum Rivets, Alden natural CXL LWBs (not great viz, but that's thems).

collar looks a little off w/ that extra button open, but it was fucking hot, so that was minor concession to comfort ;-)

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How do you guys wear your Cherry Rivets?

 

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besides the obvious brown shoes + white OCBD + navy blazer. 

 

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How do you guys wear your Cherry Rivets?
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besides the obvious brown shoes + white OCBD + navy blazer. 
Grey t shirt or striped t shirt, roll up the pants, and simple low cut sneakers. Or replace t shirt with interesting pattern collar shirt. It's more versatile than you think.
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