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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 1800post #26986 of 707378/15/13 at 7:39ampost #26987 of 707378/15/13 at 7:43am
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.post #26988 of 707378/15/13 at 7:55ampost #26989 of 707378/15/13 at 8:06amQuote:Originally Posted by rydenfan
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!post #26990 of 707378/15/13 at 8:20ampost #26991 of 707378/15/13 at 8:23amQuote:
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?post #26992 of 707378/15/13 at 8:24ampost #26993 of 707378/15/13 at 8:24ampost #26994 of 707378/15/13 at 8:27amQuote:
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'spost #26995 of 707378/15/13 at 8:45amQuote:Originally Posted by MidwestSteve
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.post #26996 of 707378/15/13 at 8:55ampost #26997 of 707378/15/13 at 9:32ampost #26998 of 707378/15/13 at 9:52ampost #26999 of 707378/15/13 at 10:00amQuote:Originally Posted by green garden
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.post #27000 of 707378/15/13 at 10:08am
Would you recommend a split-toe shoe tree or a full-toe shoe tree? Both are from Woodlore.
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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