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I have to say that bayfield looks to be every bit of the alden's equal. Cordovan totally changes the looks of the boot. Much more dressy IMO. Well done sir.
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bl@ster, can you comment on the sizing between the Barrie last of the Alden naval boot and the 1 last of the Bayfield? Both of those boots are amazing by the way. If you only had those two in a boot collection, it would already be a great collection.

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I have to say that bayfield looks to be every bit of the alden's equal. Cordovan totally changes the looks of the boot. Much more dressy IMO. Well done sir.

Thank you. I totally agree. Here a pic in the daylight to show the cappuccino color a bit more clearly



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Thank you. I totally agree. Here a pic in the daylight to show the cappuccino color a bit more clearly
Warning: gorgeous AE boots (Click to show)



Those are absolutely amazing. I'm so glad this thread exists -- it's nice that we all get the chance to see beauties like that. Thanks for sharing and congrats on a splendid pickup!
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My new Cappuccino Shell AE PTB's IRL: icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Nice shine.

 

(What model of car is that in the picture?)

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I can snap some more pictures in the daylight but here is the Alden Naval Boot with the AE Bayfield











Thanks for the photos Rydenfan.  I didn't realize there was such a height difference but I think it will be much easier to tie the Bayfield's in a hurry with the speed hooks.

Which one do you like better?  

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My new Cappuccino Shell AE PTB's IRL: icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Those look awesome!

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Nice shine.

 

(What model of car is that in the picture?)

Looks like an original Fiat-500

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Initially I did... and those shoes seemed more "dull" than the Shell Cordovan.  When I heard about the Shell PAs, I thought, "jackpot," but no such luck.
 

 

I've seen some great shots of Shell and non-Shell PA's on this thread. My (very recent) experience with AE Shell Cordovan is that there is a lot of "product" on them when they first arrive. There are more knowledgeable people on here, but my suggestion would be to wipe them down a few times with a damp cloth and then take the brush to them for as long as you can. 

 

Look around, you'll find plenty of people on here who have beautiful shines on their Shell Cordovan PA's

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Recently purchased two pairs of the Cordovan Park Avenues, but was expecting more of a sheen like other non-AE cordovan shoes I've had.  I know I can put a mirror shine on the toe, but doing so will be noticeably different than the rest of the shoe and I don't care for that look.  I compared these shoes to my Bostonian Akrons, which have a stronger sheen.  Will more of a sheen appear over time or with the proper care?  If these can't approach my Bostonians, any suggestions on other non-AE (perish the thought!) shoes that are like the Park Avenues?  Thanks.

When you say mirror shine, do you mean waxing your shell?  Don't do it.  If these are new, they probably have not been buffed enough.  You should just wipe it with a damp cloth and brush until your arms drop.  Seriously though, google the "Mac Method".  This appears in the Alden threads as Mac is an Alden aficionado.  But his method for shell care should be universal to all shells.  Shell should we waxed very very sparingly.  It has already soaked a lot of oils during the tanning processes and your job is just to make the shine come out through brushing. 

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My new Cappuccino Shell AE PTB's IRL: icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Nice shine.

(What model of car is that in the picture?)

Thank you. It's a 1970 Subaru 360.
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Anyone else notice the "new" AE logo they've been using?

 

Allen Edmonds
 

 

I personally like it. It looks older and more of a throwback of sorts.

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Anyone has an idea when is he next sale for firsts?
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When you say mirror shine, do you mean waxing your shell?  Don't do it.  If these are new, they probably have not been buffed enough.  You should just wipe it with a damp cloth and brush until your arms drop.  Seriously though, google the "Mac Method".  This appears in the Alden threads as Mac is an Alden aficionado.  But his method for shell care should be universal to all shells.  Shell should we waxed very very sparingly.  It has already soaked a lot of oils during the tanning processes and your job is just to make the shine come out through brushing. 

Agree with this. I don't think it has been brushed enough.
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What I've read is that the split-toe helps to expand the shoes laterally but full-toe shoe trees often reach further in to the toe box to help fill the shoe up better.

 

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