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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post
 

 

I think if you are going for a more casual shoe than the Toasted Natural is the way to go. With the model you are going with, I would stick with the light brown. I have it on my chili McAllisters and it turned out great.

Was this the specs for the webgems from earlier this year? Chili welt with light brown edge dressing? 

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Originally Posted by AT83 View Post

I just place my MTO with Allison too!  

Strand in Independence Burnished Walnut Upper & Lining
Wheeled Welt and edge like the Jefferson
V-Tread Tap Sole 
Mismatched sizes so my feet stay happy.  
8 weeks to go!

Wow, I got to give you props, the thought of using the finer Independence leather never even crossed my mind. I really want to see your strands. Enjoy them when they arrive!

-Mike
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Originally Posted by tjyoung View Post


mdubs,

Thanks for the info! Much appreciated. You helped clear up a lot. Are there any structural differences between the different types in terms of quality or something else? Or are they just used for cosmetic purposes?

Not a problem, I honestly don't know which is the most structurally sound. They are all recraftable, which to me is the most important part.
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Originally Posted by Sweetchuck View Post

 

What color welt/edge dressing do you have on these Strands?

 

Thanks,

 

I'm not really sure what the color is called, but it's a very dark brown -- almost black (but not black like in the PAs). It's not MTO, so I'm guessing it's a very common AE welt/edge color.

 

Here's an old pic that I posted here previously:

 


Edited by jasonmx3 - 10/14/13 at 8:50pm
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Is it 8 weeks yet? :brick:

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

I wore mine this weekend and realized how disappointingly dull they are. Tonight or later this week I'm going to try to spend a lot of time stripping the factory finishing to see if I can't get down to the shell. I don't have Saphir Reno'Mat, but I'm going to try to git it down with AE Conditioner/Cleaner if possible.

Looking forward to seeing your results.  

 

I have the Townleys and think they're fine in terms of shinyness.  There is a user here that really shines up his shell shoes something fierce. Like mirrors or patent leather.  IMO that's overkill.  

 

Also, the polish that AE applies will eventually "burn" away by itself, i think.  After a couple of wears, just mac method them and they get shiny again.  In know mine have minor scuffs, etc. and the stuff that oozes from shell when you're brushing is like a natural polish.  The scuffs magically go away.

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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post

For those who have ordered from amazon, do you notice any difference in quality or should I feel ok ordering from them with the 20% off?

 

Same quality

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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

I have been giving your longwing blucher recommendation a good deal of thought, especially after discovering the RL Sanderson.  The Port Washington warehouse is shipping me these closeout seconds for $149(!):



As my only other (good) shoes are black, burgundy, and walnut, I would have preferred a different tone of brown, but I couldn't pass on these at this price.  Assuming they work out (and my wife doesn't murder me when the box arrives), the question before me is whether to attempt to burnish these to a bourbon color to broaden the palette of my rotation. Thoughts?

Late response but I love them. I have them in brown. Good choice. The price is a good deal, too.
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Speaking of chili, during the Nordstrom sale I made an inquiry and AE said nothing could be ordered in chili.  Now I see MTO's in chili.

 

Is there chili leather left and, if so, is there some way to get one of the RDA featured models, e.g. the Fifth Avenue, in chili at the sale price?

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Question:

 

I own a pair of McAllisters and Park Ave in 10D and both fit great.  I want to buy a pair of Mora but unsure of the size to get.  Anyone with experience in the two lasts?

 

Thanks.  

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Looking forward to seeing your results.  

I have the Townleys and think they're fine in terms of shinyness.  There is a user here that really shines up his shell shoes something fierce. Like mirrors or patent leather.  IMO that's overkill.  

Also, the polish that AE applies will eventually "burn" away by itself, i think.  After a couple of wears, just mac method them and they get shiny again.  In know mine have minor scuffs, etc. and the stuff that oozes from shell when you're brushing is like a natural polish.  The scuffs magically go away.

I spoke to the head of AE's recrafting department this afternoon, and she recommended using carnauba wax on cordovan to get a shine. She ought to know what she's talking about, but has anyone tried this?
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Originally Posted by CrimLaw View Post

Question:

I own a pair of McAllisters and Park Ave in 10D and both fit great.  I want to buy a pair of Mora but unsure of the size to get.  Anyone with experience in the two lasts?

Thanks.  

I wear a 9.5E in both PA and Mora 2.0.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

I thought you GOP-types were all about the high standards that competition in the free market produces.  :stirpot:

 

JK my friends... enjoy and wear in great health. 

 

Well played ReppTie... Well played...

 

And my previous comment about negative posts about AE shell was not directed at any one person, it just seemed I had seen a few over a few days. 

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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Tampa,do you have a high shine on your Townleys? If so , what did you use? Thanks

I use some Alden Brown cordovan wax very very light coating and then follow that up with some Alden Defender. That gives them a great shine. I don't like mine looking like patent leather though - at least this pair.
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Originally Posted by Sweetchuck View Post

What are your thoughts on the Toasted Natural Edge (Neumok) vs the Light Brown Transparent Edge for a pair of Chili Strands? I know there isn't that much of a difference, but do you think it would be to light?

Thanks,

Allison has confirmed to me that they are the same thing. There are a bunch of marketing names for natural, light brown transparent, light brown, dark brown transparent, dark brown, and black. Anything else is just one of those.
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