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Freshly Reno'd Long Branches, darkens them up a bit



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So, I've decided to grow my boot collection.  Having gone around and around and around about it, I'm now 99% sure that if I choose to add another AE, it will be a custom/MTO Bayfield procured through Allison (still waiting for her to confirm this is possible and if so to quote me a price for my preferred configuration).  However, I am also looking at other brands.  Here are the candidates I've decided upon:

 

Wolverine 1000 Mile

Red Wing Beckman Round Toe aka Gentleman Traveler

Chippewa Homestead

Chippewa Service

 

If anyone out there owns both a Bayfield and one or more of these others and is willing to share their perspectives with me, I would be very grateful if you could PM me (or reply in the thread if it wouldn't be considered off-topic).  Thanks in advance!

If this helps, I had a Chippewa service and currently have 3 pairs of 1K (Krause, 721 and 744). To make the comparison fair, I will only be talking about Chippewa and Krause, as both 721 and 744 are in another league. Krause is a lot more refined boot whereas Chippewa is a typical work boot. Both are extremely well made, but I felt that Chippewa is virtually indestructible. They, however, were not as comfortable as the Krause. 

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Well, FWIW, I would have asked for a photo even if Allison were a guy.  She has provided an incredibly valuable service for many people who follow this thread.  So, I thought it would be nice to have a face to go with the name.  I guess if that makes me creepy, then guilty as charged.

I agree.  I'm just bustin your chops a bit.  :slapfight:  

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I assume that means you'll be going . . . . If Allison is there, can you take and post a photo of her?  lol


Conversely I'm sure she'd like to know what these PITA shoe obsessed guys look like!! :nodding:

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Has anyone actually processed their Eagle County MTO order with Allison yet? I asked her a followup question yesterday morning and have not heard back yet...
I've been invoiced for my MTO eagle county and MTO Grayson yesterday. And now the wait...
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I've been invoiced for my MTO eagle county and MTO Grayson yesterday. And now the wait...

What did you go with for the Grayson?

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Anyone out there use heel pads and if so which ones? One foot always gets heel slip because my feet are different sizes. I stuck a tongue pad in the heel of one shoe just to try it and it helped a lot but I'd have to trim it to fit and not sure if the adhesive would hold. Any recommendations?
I have used these. but the adhesive did not keep them on for more than two months. The material itself does feel like it's made of a quality material.
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IMO, you shouldn't be shoe polishing brand new shoes. Condition yes, but polish only sparingly. I would have applied conditioner to those captoes when new to see if it would be absorbed. It could have been leather shoes that were sitting on the shelves and they dried a little bit. I don't see any cracking.
I disagree. If you want shiny, i.e., mirror or high shine shoes, they won't come like that out of the box. Ironic given your screen name that you recommend not polishing.
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I actually did, Sir Churchill (what's the 'W' for, anyway?)...at your suggestion.  Started over - removed polish, conditioned, buffed. Better. Now to figure out what I did so differently than all the other shoes I polish without this result... 

(...'Winston'?)  rimshot.gif  
Bingo.
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Found shell cordovan park avenues at Nordstrom Rack today. It's the first time I've seen shell at the Rack. Picked them up for $200, but they appear to be in rough shape. 

Here are some before and after shots of the shoes after I brushed and buffed. 

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Do you guys think these are worth the $200 I've spent on them considering they are shell? The dark spots concern me the most. If I decide they are worth keeping, I'm going to use some AE cordovan cream and deer bone to cover up the scuffs and they should look a lot better. Just can't decide how I feel about spending $200 on some beat up seconds, albeit new ones.

Thanks for the input in advance guys!
$200 is a steal. I would definitely keep.
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I disagree. One, because using the AE conditioner only can leave the shoes a little hazy and in need of some polish.  Two, one of the reasons for polishing shoes is to protect them. I generally condition the shoes and then throw a quick coat of polish on once I'm sure I'm keeping them.
Agree with you.
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I find it funny how people will put "lol" to the end of a creepster statement in hopes to make it less creepy. biggrin.gif   Admittedly I'm guilty of it too lol.  

FTFY.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

So, I've decided to grow my boot collection.  Having gone around and around and around about it, I'm now 99% sure that if I choose to add another AE, it will be a custom/MTO Bayfield procured through Allison (still waiting for her to confirm this is possible and if so to quote me a price for my preferred configuration).  However, I am also looking at other brands.  Here are the candidates I've decided upon:

 

Wolverine 1000 Mile

Red Wing Beckman Round Toe aka Gentleman Traveler

Chippewa Homestead

Chippewa Service

 

If anyone out there owns both a Bayfield and one or more of these others and is willing to share their perspectives with me, I would be very grateful if you could PM me (or reply in the thread if it wouldn't be considered off-topic).  Thanks in advance!

If this helps, I had a Chippewa service and currently have 3 pairs of 1K (Krause, 721 and 744). To make the comparison fair, I will only be talking about Chippewa and Krause, as both 721 and 744 are in another league. Krause is a lot more refined boot whereas Chippewa is a typical work boot. Both are extremely well made, but I felt that Chippewa is virtually indestructible. They, however, were not as comfortable as the Krause. 

 

Thanks, I really appreciate the perspective.  Both of the Chippewas will arrive from Zappos tomorrow.  I have the Wolverines and RWs in hand already.  It's the "entry-level" 1000 Mile so I think all three of yours are actually in another league.  The 10 D fit me perfectly out of the box and of course the No. 8 Chromexcel is gorgeous.  With the RWs, I go 10 D with insoles or 9.5 D without.  There's some heel slippage in them but I gather breaking them in will fix that.  (For comparison's sake, fit-wise I'm a 9.5 E in Daltons.)

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

What did you go with for the Grayson?
The make as per my invoice
*NAVY SUEDE 1564
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
*MOC TOE AND FOX STITCHING SHOULD BE TAN-ALABASTER
*NAVY BINDING
*INDEPENDENCE LINING LEATHER
*CHILI FLAT WELT
*NATURAL TOASTED SOLE EDGE
*SINGLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE

I guess its my allen edmonds MTO version of the navy Alden x leffot navy suede tassel loafers.
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The make as per my invoice
*NAVY SUEDE 1564
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
*MOC TOE AND FOX STITCHING SHOULD BE TAN-ALABASTER
*NAVY BINDING
*INDEPENDENCE LINING LEATHER
*CHILI FLAT WELT
*NATURAL TOASTED SOLE EDGE
*SINGLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE

I guess its my allen edmonds MTO version of the navy Alden x leffot navy suede tassel loafers.

Great makeup. I asked Allison for a sample of AE navy leathers for a possible navy MTO as well.
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Certainly will.

I jut happen to have my Bayfields on today, and you made me look down at my feet. To my dismay, I had scuffed one toe pretty bad - probably caught it on my emerg brake in the car. Don't have a brush at my office, so found an old cloth. Bit of ever-so-light rub with the cloth, and GONE! Between the CXL and the waxiness of the LP, you can buff them up at any time! Here's the scuffed shoe, post buff.
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Great makeup. I asked Allison for a sample of AE navy leathers for a possible navy MTO as well.

I have navy Nuemoks that are made with different leather than the stock version. The color is great, thinking about other options in the same color as well.
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Thinking ahead for a wedding in June -- my wife is a bridesmaid, and the bride has specifically requested that I wear a seersucker suit... which I see as an excuse to buy appropriate footwear.

Nobody makes white bucks in my size.

I'm considering an MTO Leeds in the Player's shoe's white suede with the sole of their Doubleday loafer:





I'm limited to 1, 3, 5, or 7 lasts to get AA width. As long as I'm thinking MTO, does anybody have any thoughts for other models I might consider? Shelton saddle shoes, maybe?
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post


The make as per my invoice
*NAVY SUEDE 1564
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
*MOC TOE AND FOX STITCHING SHOULD BE TAN-ALABASTER
*NAVY BINDING
*INDEPENDENCE LINING LEATHER
*CHILI FLAT WELT
*NATURAL TOASTED SOLE EDGE
*SINGLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE

I guess its my allen edmonds MTO version of the navy Alden x leffot navy suede tassel loafers.

Sounds phenomenal.  I actually inquired with Allison about a pair of Graysons just this morning, so we'll see what she says.

 

Is the "fox stitching" something different than the moc toe?  Also, what is the "binding" area?  

 

I'm assuming it came in at $345?  

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