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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

It could be . . . but he owns dozens of boots, and I was hoping to see a close-up of the toe section which reveals some serious cuts in a side-by-side photo.


He posted pic in this post http://www.styleforum.net/t/211800/winter-boots-that-arent-ugly/500_50#post_5978366

post #21047 of 70737
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

That one jar should have lasted you quite a while.  With little dabs I use - I wonder if it will be a year before I reorder.

 

 

 

I like renovateur and use it regularly but sparingly. I just bought a new jar in April which replaced a jar purchased in Aug 2011.

post #21048 of 70737
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post


was this a jab at california????? nest.gif

What's wrong with California?  I can hike through the back bay in Huntington Beach and get just as dirty!  (OK, maybe not....)

post #21049 of 70737
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

I got my replacement McAllister firsts, and unfortunately they have the same prominent ridge on the caps. In addition, the pinking is very inconsistent, where on the right shoe there's too much leather and they flair way up. The left shoe, on the other hand foot, is almost cut off:

 

 

 

I'm sure I want to replace them because of the pinking, but I'm worried the third attempt is going to have the same ridge problem. I don't see such a problem in this picture or this picture, so I'm holding out hope I can get a better looking pair. Any thoughts what could be causing this?

 

As for the inconsistent stitching causing pinking problems, this seems to a newer problem, as I don't remember reading about it on this thread much in the past. Just the other day, rollinsay had a similar problem, and I even chimed in with problems on my Bourbon Strand firsts. I hope if there is a consistent problem with stitching of the uppers, whether it be in the Dominican Republic or the USA, that AE notices and gets it under control.

 

 

I just unboxed a new pair of merlot McAllister firsts today and I don't see the ridge on the caps on mine. Did they send you the same pair in return? If I was being uber-anal about mine I guess maybe I could see what you're talking about but the burnishing on mine cover 99% of the wing with maybe a slight fade but nothing I would ever notice if I wasn't looking for it. Is yours a physical ridge or just color? See mine below...

 

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Good evening gentlemen,
My wife and I are planning a weekend in Manhattan in June.
Any suggestion on must-visit stores?
Shoes in primis, but I'm open to any kind of suggestion. I'll be walking around with a 3 old hurricane (my daughter) so not much desire for big department stores.
Thank you for your help!
Max
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Cold Iron,

In your incredible chukka family shot is that cappuccino and dark brown in the front row? The lighter of the two is a really great color

Agree hard to tell the samples I was sent it looks just like the walnut but I seem so many variations of walnut
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Originally Posted by zchen View Post


He posted pic in this post http://www.styleforum.net/t/211800/winter-boots-that-arent-ugly/500_50#post_5978366

You're a champ!

 

Looks like Cold Iron did a great job on taking care of his "boots int he wild" after all.

 

Thanks for your research (and thank you Cold Iron for your patience)


David

 

(Living in Montana where there are fewer born-in-Montana folks versus all of the draftees) [ wink ]

 

 

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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Good evening gentlemen,
My wife and I are planning a weekend in Manhattan in June.
Any suggestion on must-visit stores?
Shoes in primis, but I'm open to any kind of suggestion. I'll be walking around with a 3 old hurricane (my daughter) so not much desire for big department stores.
Thank you for your help!
Max

What's your budget and what are you looking for? Off the bat I'd say definitely stop by Leffot and Bergdorf Goodman, but really any brand you could be interested in has a brick and mortar here in the city. Allen Edmonds has four I think. Alden also has a shop.
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The Alden shop is quaint to say the least. Just a small, unassuming, old school shop. It seemed like there was an AE store on every corner when I was there. Leffot is a great shop with a well edited collection of shoes/boots. Just be careful if you go there first you budget will be blown in five minutes. JM Weston and John lobb also have store fronts as well as Crockett and Jones. I'm going to manhattan next month already salivating(saving). Might swing by turnbull and asser as well.
Edited by bespoken pa - 5/12/13 at 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

What's wrong with California?  I can hike through the back bay in Huntington Beach and get just as dirty!  (OK, maybe not....)

Sand is probably hard on AE Boots - given it is from ROCK.  I can just see the pitted leather toes.

 

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Sand is probably hard on AE Boots - given it is from ROCK.  I can just see the pitted leather toes.

 

I can see Jack's garage!  I usually surf a little to the north, at Bolsa Chica.  It's a good longboard beach.

post #21057 of 70737
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Good evening gentlemen,
My wife and I are planning a weekend in Manhattan in June.
Any suggestion on must-visit stores?
Shoes in primis, but I'm open to any kind of suggestion. I'll be walking around with a 3 old hurricane (my daughter) so not much desire for big department stores.
Thank you for your help!
Max

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

What's your budget and what are you looking for? Off the bat I'd say definitely stop by Leffot and Bergdorf Goodman, but really any brand you could be interested in has a brick and mortar here in the city. Allen Edmonds has four I think. Alden also has a shop.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

The Alden shop is quaint to say the least. Just a small, unassuming, old school shop. It seemed like there was an AE store on every corner when I was there. Leffot is a great shop with a well edited collection of shoes/boots. Just be careful if you go there first you budget will be blown in five minutes. JM Weston and John lobb also have store fronts as well as Crockett and Jones. I'm going to manhattan next month already salivating(saving). Might swing by turnbull and asser as well.

And hit the Ralph Lauren Mansion. They have shoes for both RL and RRL that are made by AE, C&J, Cheaney, and some small bootmakers in the US and Italy. Some shoes you can't see anywhere but at the main store.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


Hey good to see you back KMD smile.gif
 Earlier this month Cedarville posted that they can't compete with the large box stores and are no longer in business.

Thanks. Got busy with work... also tried to avoid any tempting sales talk.


I saw this great post in the Hanger Project thread. I don't know if Ketawa ever posts here, but take a look at what he did with his Delrays. They look fantastic! Thought I'd quote this, given the Delray vs. Lasalle talk around the upcoming sale:
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

Over the last few weeks, I picked up the Saphir Reno'Mat, Renovateur, Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish, and Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish from The Hanger Project.

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Delrays in the Brown Burnished Calf color that I decided to treat properly. As a graduate student, I don't wear dress shoes often. I've only worn these out once and several times around the house to break in and try on other clothes. They have one coat of AE Brown Premium Polish. I was never impressed with the AE Premium Polish on my Malverns, so I started from scratch.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I used the mahogany color as recommended on Kirby's blog to match brown burnished calf. It's mostly brown with some red. This pic might make it look a little more purplish than in reality, but it's close.




First, a pic of the shoes when they started. All these pics were taken with a flash and I did my best to correct the color.






Throughout the process, I followed Kirby's instructions on the Presidential Shoe Shine blog entry.

After applying Reno'Mat. I was worried for a little bit that I'd been too agressive with it. The shoes end up a very flat, lifeless color.




After applying Renovateur.




Three coats of Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish.




And finally, three coats of Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish.



I thought the mahogany was a perfect match for brown burnished calf. With more time I think I could make them look even better. My other dress shoes will definitely be getting the Saphir treatment, starting with my Malverns next week, then Leeds when it's time to go back into uniform. Thanks Kirby!
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I just unboxed a new pair of merlot McAllister firsts today and I don't see the ridge on the caps on mine. Did they send you the same pair in return? If I was being uber-anal about mine I guess maybe I could see what you're talking about but the burnishing on mine cover 99% of the wing with maybe a slight fade but nothing I would ever notice if I wasn't looking for it. Is yours a physical ridge or just color? See mine below...

 

 

Thanks so much for this. I was definitely given a different pair, as the difference in pinking stitching is night and day. The pinking on yours looks flawless from what I can tell, and at the very least well within my threshold.

 

As for a toe cap ridge, I agree I barely see some semblance of a ridge on yours, but wouldn't think twice about throwing those on my feet and breaking them in by (attempted) moonwalking on the sidewalk. Mine, sadly, have a physical ridge, and the darker burnishing seems to be merely a function of that.

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A few days ago I posted that I received 15% off Amoks but that was before the staff realized clearance was not part of the sale. I've been asked by J'Ville store to let everyone know that 15% off is not available for clearance.
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