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 it left a dull, tacky finish to the shoe. No worries, I touched up a few other pairs while I let these dry up a little more. End result, the leather does feel very supple, but the shine is no where near the finish of the reno. Still works good, but a longer dry time is definitely necessary.
So are you saying that you think Saphir is or isn't worth paying exponentially more money for?
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
After doing 8 pairs of shoes so far, I can barely tell the jar I have been using apart from the unopened one.
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 teaspoon on the cap and i was able to get almost full coverage as I was touching up my neumora's with a cotton cloth, no dauber. I was able to spread so little so much more...
Does anyone have AE golf shoes? Any feedback?
My bday is in April and i'm thinking about putting AE GC's on the list that way I can get a pair. I know I don't need them, however I really don't have much else from AE i want at the moment, and it will be a pretty cool "extra" to have for golf.
I am thinking between the Medalist and the Double Eagle. Both are sharp looking, I prefer the Medalist (white/brown) however the brown Double Eagles might be a better idea since they are mesh and will breath better.
Heard back from the AE rep and it will be several more days before we will know if they will bring back shoes from the dead for us. So not a lost cause yet, hopefully by the end of the week we will hear something and I will post as soon as I do know. Speaking of group buys got my brown shell Leeds with natural welt today. Only a quick brush so far need to give some love to them when I get some free time from work, which isn't easy right now:
Totally Agree!!! And congrats Michael!
The AE rep said the new catalog should be in the stores this week so hope we will know a little bit more soon in that area also. Although I think Chris and a few others have already had a sneak peak. I can think of several options that would be a must have for me, but time will tell. Good luck on your quest
Your welcome Septimus and glad they worked for you. It was a customer supplied grey scale picture that caused me to get them in the first place. I am such a sucker for an AyA SxS especially in 20 ga. It was my downfall....
I should have paid attention more when it was discussed in the past but I'm in the market for my first pair of black oxford cap toes.
I was thinking of going with Park Avenues.
Any other suggestions?
(It will definitively be from AE so no debates please)