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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

has anyone applied Saphir Renovateur to their AE Daltons (Bourbon)? I applied the cream yesterday and it seemed to darken the leather....

They may need some time to dry fully.

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Those pictures give me some pause to reconsider, but I can't get over the almost green or grey-ish hue to some of the bourbon shoes I've seen. I think it's also a color I'd like more on a brogue of some sort.

 

 

Guys, any advice as far as soles? If I don't mind not having edge dressing/a black sole, is Dainite the best for boots? What, if any, advantages does it have over V-tread or a tempest sole?

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

The lighting is a little different which explains some variation, but I must admit that every time I condition these I get a good amount of blackish-brown off.

 

I just ordered a brand new pair of bourbon strands and will receive it by Dec. 20th. Have you tried a dark brown polish on yours?

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I have not.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Strange; I've never seen Reno darken anything, and it certainly didn't darken my Bourbon Strands. Just how much are you putting on them? Perhaps you way overdid it and they're still saturated? I've been using very light superficial coats because I've read a lot about how a little goes a long way.

Clean shoes with horsehair brush
Apply dime size amount to cotton shirt and apply small strokes from front to back
Dry 45 secs - 1 min
Use horsehair brush again
Wax (if needed)
Use horsehair brush again
Use polishing cloth
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

They may need some time to dry fully.
45 secs - 1 min

Thanks for the replies
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Spotted this interesting variation of the Strand on Shoebuy.  It's called the Rush Street in a golden brown chromexcel.  Might have been a prototype that was canned, or potentially an upcoming release.  Anyway, I'm intrigued.

 

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

 

I just ordered a brand new pair of bourbon strands and will receive it by Dec. 20th. Have you tried a dark brown polish on yours?

 

I have, in some areas. Using a dark brown cream polish will slowly darken and add patina to the treated sections.

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$350 for slightly used MacNeil shell shoes on the bay in my size....original soles so they can't be that old, but there is something written in black marker on the sole.   I'm semi-tempted...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-12-5-B-MacNeil-genuine-shell-cordovan-mens-black-dress-shoes-/390715508650?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5af87587aa

 

What do you think?  If you swipe them I won't be disappointed since I'm not sure anyway....  ha ha 

 

Edit - it's an auction too, but I've seen these before and they did not sell.  

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Spotted this interesting variation of the Strand on Shoebuy.  It's called the Rush Street in a golden brown chromexcel.  Might have been a prototype that was canned, or potentially an upcoming release.  Anyway, I'm intrigued.



Those are super cool. Strand is my favorite AE style by far. Too bad only in 9D.... Can always do a MTO. :-)
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

Spotted this interesting variation of the Strand on Shoebuy.  It's called the Rush Street in a golden brown chromexcel.  Might have been a prototype that was canned, or potentially an upcoming release.  Anyway, I'm intrigued.



I would buy that in a heartbeat if AE releases it.
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just dropping this in here. I have a pair of snuff brown suede (rare color?) Bel Air's in 7.5 in pretty good condition for sale. If anyone's interested please let me know. It's a solid semi-brogue wingtip blutcher in an unusual color.
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Picked up some $99 Brown 1-Ups in the sale. Much nicer than your average modern gold shoe. Hopefully they work out.
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post
 

Spotted this interesting variation of the Strand on Shoebuy.  It's called the Rush Street in a golden brown chromexcel.  Might have been a prototype that was canned, or potentially an upcoming release.  Anyway, I'm intrigued.

 

Looks similar to the (discontinued) Elgin.

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Fellas, if you were getting a flat welted chili boot with a dainite sole...

 

Black welt + chili midsole? Kind of like the Shaker Heights?

 

or

 

Chili Welt + black sole? Like this:

 

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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post
 

Is this normal for a pair AE's after about 25-30 uses?

 

Defect?

 

 

Normal or not, these are going back to Nordstrom's today.

I opted to have Nordstrom's send the shoes to their repair facility (Campus Shoe Repair in Westwood, CA) and received them back. They restitched both shoes.  They look pretty good, however, after calling the shoe repair place they do not use the lock-stitch method because they do not have the capability.  Also, in some areas it looks as if it is double stitched.  

 

Another question, when recrafted by AE, do they remove and replace the entire sole completely or just the bottom part of the sole (the part that's coming apart in my original pics above).  I'm asking because if the replace everything the double stitching won't bother me since eventually I'll be getting new soles on these bad boys.

 

It's not noticeable but you can see it looks like there a two rows of stitching side by side on parts of the shoe.  Also, since they didn't lock-stitch will these things just come apart on me?

 

Thanks

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