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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

+1 to bayfields in shell.

Deb couldn't find it in the catalog of previous options however I told her that I found a picture of one from a year ago that someone sold on ebay and she said then it shouldn't be a problem. So yes it can be done. $695 and I feel it will be worth every penny smile.gif

post #19697 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Deb couldn't find it in the catalog of previous options however I told her that I found a picture of one from a year ago that someone sold on ebay and she said then it shouldn't be a problem. So yes it can be done. $695 and I feel it will be worth every
penny smile.gif

Until recently I was unaware AE even offered an MTO program. I assume they would come with JR soles, man that would be a sweet make up. Do you email Deb directly? Maybe in walnut that would be a amazing. Wish I would have got in on the Daltons in walnut.
post #19698 of 70737
I just got my first pair of AE's, I was able to get Walnut Sanford's for $178 as seconds and they seem to be in perfect shape to me.

I'm looking to get two more pairs, one brown and one black. I know everyone's preference for the PA's in black but they just seem to plain to me so I was thinking of the Fifth Aves.

But I can't decide on a brown pair.
post #19699 of 70737
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

^ don't get that webgem. the less money you have and the fewer shoes you have, the more crucial it is that whatever you get is as versatile as possible. that saddle shoe might be a nice shoe to have as your fifth, tenth, or twentieth pair of shoes, but i would absolutely not recommend getting it as your first pair.

kenilworth: it's kind of a dressy shoe. i personally wouldn't wear it with jeans. i know you said you wanted sleek, but some shoes are too sleek to look good with casual clothes. this is a personal decision.

rapid city: it's pretty casual and would go great with jeans and khakis, but as you said, it's not very sleek.

other good, first timer versatile shoes:

- leeds in anything but black
- dalton in anything but black
- blucher wingtips such as the macneil.
- chukkas (not sure if AE makes them in anything but suede, which you said would be too casual)
- Rawlins in dark brown (it's similar to the Kenilworth but is on the #8 last); only seen it once at Nord Rack, but it's a great looking shoe

things not to get:
- anything black
- anything in a balmoral (aka oxford) style. too dressy. when you need a dress shoe, you'll know it. (possible exception: AE strand in walnut)
- anything that looks fun or eye catching. you want something that you can wear all the time and will just blend in.

Excellent advice. I totally agree.

Go with a blucher for sure.
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post


Not so. I write my own stuff in these fora. Maybe I need to work on my composition skills, though... (How depressing. I thought I had learned a few things about both business and writing, let alone something about shoes, since college in the late 1970s.) shog[1].gif

 

 

This is phenomenal to me. Just when I thought he had tucked his tail and ran off after so much accusatory bs being lobbed his direction, he bows up and comes back just to clear his name...lol...for some reason I find this an incredible thing for a CEO to do.

post #19701 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Patrick you make me want to replace my ancient digital camera, especially considering that the one in my phone is better than it is shog%5B1%5D.gif
 But I also know how well you take care of your shoes and the work you put into them. Beautifully done.
With luck this weekend the sun will come out (and it will warm up!) and I can take a better shot of them outside instead of 60 cycle sunlight indoors if time allows. The Cambridge that I posted earlier today are the ones that I have done the black polish/cordovan polish rotation on for the longest. But only apply wax maybe every 3-4 months and I try not to let it build up. Plus use Reno occasionally which strips some of it off. This picture is a little better than that cell phone pic I took today and I took it the last time I waxed them:
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Your Cambridges are why I'm considering that specific shoe, and the reason I've checked fire so far is that all the other pics I've seen of them appear lighter. Ideally I'd have a Cambridge with your color and Parick's shine!
post #19702 of 70737
I finally gave up removing factory polish off on shell cordovan with saphir renovateur and mac method! after using 1/3 renovateur bottle on 1 pair of shoes. I literally still can see uneven polish from factory. If I knew, I am going to have this much trouble with removing uneven polish off from shoe,
I definitely exchanged for other pair.....

Just placed order for renomat. Can someone advise me on using renomat on AE cordovan based on experience?
Thanks in advance.
post #19703 of 70737
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post

I finally gave up removing factory polish off on shell cordovan with saphir renovateur and mac method! after using 1/3 renovateur bottle on 1 pair of shoes. I literally still can see uneven polish from factory. If I knew, I am going to have this much trouble with removing uneven polish off from shoe,
I definitely exchanged for other pair.....

Just placed order for renomat. Can someone advise me on using renomat on AE cordovan based on experience?
Thanks in advance.

1/3 a can? Wow that's way much on one pair of shoes. 

 

I doubt it's polish that you are seeing, it's likely dye. 

post #19704 of 70737
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

What wax do you gentlemen use to polish walnut calf (stands)?  I know the hanger project AE says cognac or tobacco Saphir for the "Brown Walnut Finish", but I have read of people using light or dark brown as well.  Would brown or tan be better in Kiwi?  I have the AE walnut premium polish, but I need some wax as the shoes are 2nds and the right shoe fairly decent size scuff on the toe through the surface of the leather from the edge sander I am guessing.  It had a good amount of dark brown polish on it when I got it to cover it up (which did a good job), but I took most of it off when cleaning/conditioning prior to the first wax as the dark brown didn't blend that well.  Tried to fill back in with the premium walnut, but the scuff stands out as being lighter than the rest of the toe now.  Thinking wax in the right color will do a better job of hiding the mark. 

 

I have Walnut Calf's too - and I was using the AE products up until this year when I was converted to Saphir - the full (not partial) procedure of both maintaining and restoring my shoes.

 

By all means - make sure you do not second guess the colors - and invest $8 in the official Saphire printed Color Guide - which is a professional printed exact color chart - where each color has a small hole in which you place your shoe under it for a perfect match.  I use the same chart for all my leather goods too (jackets, wallets, briefcases, backpacks).

 

And although many will suggest that the 2-3 step process - it is best to invest a little more in the 5-step process (see below)

 

Saphir Color Chart - for that perfect color match

 

 

For complete restoration, go in this order:
 
1)  Saphir Reno'Mat Leather Cleaner
 
2)  Saphir Dubbin Graisse Conditioner
 
3)  Saphir Renovateur
 
4)  Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish
 
The above will complete the original Allen Edmonds matte shine
 
If you wish to ADD a high gloss to the above, then your final application will be:
 
5)  Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish 
 
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For regular maintenance, go in this order:
 
1)  Saphir Renovateur
 
2)  Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish
 
The above will complete the original Allen Edmonds matte shine
 
If you wish to ADD a high gloss to the above, then your final application will be:
 
3)  Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish  
 
Hangerproject has complete details through each step.
 
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

A side note, CS told me I have to pay for return shipping on second , but I've seen mention here that some have gotten free returns on shipping. Anyone know anything about that?
 

Free returns on seconds are possible.  It depends on how severe the second is based on the representation of what you thought you were purchasing. If their office said "no free returns", you may wish to examine the purchase.  If you have to pay for the return, USP Prioirity is not that much - considering the amount of the value of your purchase - maybe $11-$15

 

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

That would certainly be pleasant, David. I haven't been to Montana since the summer of 2003, when I worked at St. Mary's Lodge & Resort as a Pizza Chef/Hamburger Griller/Fry Cook/Ice Cream Scooper. Glacier National Park is the most beautiful place I've ever been. I look forward to taking a drive down Going to the Sun Road again one day.

 

It would be great for Allen Edmonds to partner with the National Park Lodges, which are operated under a commercial license (especially with Glacier & Yellowstone National Lodges)

 

Imagine arriving at the lodge on the Amtrak - checking into a 100+ year old historic lodge - and spending good portions of the days or evenings in the Great Room with your Allen Edmond shoes, quality leisure attire, and a good book:

 

 

 

With the above, my favorite Allen Edmonds boot would be the Long Branch:

 

 

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Originally Posted by m7ia View Post



Can someone identify these longwings for me?
Someone bought them for me from Nordstrom Rack. they came in an AE box but with no model name. They are tan suede and seem like remainders or seconds.

Thanks!
 

 

There are two rolls of numbers on the inside of the shoe.  What are the numbers?

 

David

post #19705 of 70737
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

1/3 a can? Wow that's way much on one pair of shoes. 

I doubt it's polish that you are seeing, it's likely dye. 

I did not use 1/3 bottle in one night. I did this over 2~3 months and I am 100% sure it's not dye. B/c

1. renovateur is not strong enough to remove dye from shell
2. I still get black polish on cloth
post #19706 of 70737
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post

I finally gave up removing factory polish off on shell cordovan with saphir renovateur and mac method! after using 1/3 renovateur bottle on 1 pair of shoes. I literally still can see uneven polish from factory. If I knew, I am going to have this much trouble with removing uneven polish off from shoe,
I definitely exchanged for other pair.....

Just placed order for renomat. Can someone advise me on using renomat on AE cordovan based on experience?
Thanks in advance.

See my post here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/19695#post_6305833

 

When converting from a non-Saphir polished shoe, Kirby at Hangerproject.com strongly recommends to start with Saphir Reno'Mat Leather Cleaner and Saphir Dubbin Graisse Conditioner before going through to the Saphir Renovateur and remaining steps.  But he also has very special instructions for the Cordovan shoe - probably worth the free phone call to him.

post #19707 of 70737
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post


I did not use 1/3 bottle in one night. I did this over 2~3 months and I am 100% sure it's not dye. B/c

1. renovateur is not strong enough to remove dye from shell
2. I still get black polish on cloth

Disagree. Take a dyed shoe that has dried and has not yet been wax polished. Take some Renovateur to it and color will come off all over your rag. 

post #19708 of 70737
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

See my post here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/19695#post_6305833

When converting from a non-Saphir polished shoe, Kirby at Hangerproject.com strongly recommends to start with Saphir Reno'Mat Leather Cleaner and Saphir Dubbin Graisse Conditioner before going through to the Saphir Renovateur and remaining steps.  But he also has very special instructions for the Cordovan shoe - probably worth the free phone call to him.

Oh thank you! I just checked his website and it was really helpful
post #19709 of 70737
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Disagree. Take a dyed shoe that has dried and has not yet been wax polished. Take some Renovateur to it and color will come off all over your rag. 

Well, you are not really helping but trying to convince me that I am ruining dye on my shoes. I always use renovateur to new shoes. All my AE, Alden and english made shoes never had experience which renovateur removed dye on shoes.
Thanks anyways
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post


Well, you are not really helping but trying to convince me that I am ruining dye on my shoes. I always use renovateur to new shoes. All my AE, Alden and english made shoes never had experience which renovateur removed dye on shoes.
Thanks anyways

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