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I didn't ask about the Eagle County, but mine are going to be very similar to the black version of the Wolverine 1000 mile boot.  
Great minds think alike. I was thinking the same as this could be a cheap version of the 1ks. I'm thinking more of a burgundy color with a mini lug sole.
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I think so. The list they gave me shows the Brooks shoes all as "closeout" for $199, but the current sale brings them down to $149.

 

I believe they'll be included in the closeout 2 for 250 sale at the end of feb. I might score a pair if that's the case.

 

Damn, BB doesn't have them made in my size. I should get disability benefits for being tall.


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I'm not quite sure why people try to take off the AE finish. It is certainly a bit duller than Alden shells out of the box, but you get get a nice shine on them with brushing and saphir cordovan cream (or renovateur/VSC). I've seen people take the finish off using renovateur or renomat. Either way, I've seen my shells develop a nice glow/shine with cordovan cream, brushing and wear. 

It depends... When I first get a new pair of AE shell I always use the Mac method on them but use Renovateur first on black, brown or burgundy shell. If a LOT of cream starts to come off I will continue with Reno treatment to strip them down. Renovateur is a pretty aggressive stripper of the cream, I try to use very little on my walnut and cappuccino because of that. But it is very hard to get a good shine on cream be it shell or calf. Most of the time the Mac method will be enough for AE shell especially over time. 

 

However once in awhile I have ended up with a pair that is saturated with cream and covers up the beauty of the shell underneath. My burgundy shell Dundee's were a prime example, after doing the Mac method on them I could just start to see the black highlights underneath. They were so covered in cream I couldn't really see the black highlights but after several treatments with Reno and the Mac method the true beauty of the real shell came out.

 

 

About an hour ago I received an email from my favorite AE SA asking if I wanted a pair of burgundy shell Dalton's for $299. Guess I'm predictable at this point LOL, but I already have enough wingtip boots. I asked her if there might be a pair of MacNeils in burgundy shell and she said yes one pair showed up but was going to check to see if they were still really available. I might finally get those burgundy shell gunboats and I'm as excited as when I got my first pair of AE shoes.

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Does AE ever make their Dundee Chukka available in calf? I am in the market for a pair of brown chukka and like the overall appearance but don't want to spend $650+ for shell. Even the RL Saunders
@ $520 is bit of a stretch.

TIA.
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Does AE ever make their Dundee Chukka available in calf? I am in the market for a pair of brown chukka and like the overall appearance but don't want to spend $650+ for shell. Even the RL Saunders
@ $520 is bit of a stretch.

TIA.


Dundee seems to only be in shell. I'm sure you could do a MTO for the dundee in calf, for the $365 that calf shoes normally go for. The price seems to be decided by the material of the upper. You could also get a pair of RL saunders 2nds for less than $520.

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Does AE ever make their Dundee Chukka available in calf? I am in the market for a pair of brown chukka and like the overall appearance but don't want to spend $650+ for shell. Even the RL Saunders
@ $520 is bit of a stretch.

TIA.


Also note, that the saunders and dundee are on different lasts, which will give the boot a bit of a different feel. As well as the dundee being a 3-eyelet chukka, and the saunders being a 2-eyelet chukka. Just something to consider.

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Will someone please buy these and free me from temptation?

 

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Scored these burgundy shell Randolphs at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago for $150.  14 EEE, so they weren't my size.  Ended up being my little brother's size, so he got a nice present.  His first Allen Edmonds - and shell at that!

 

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So my "dark brown" Dundee's arrived today. They seem nice, but are currently really quite purple (see the poor quality photo below). Will this color fade, or is there a way for me to bring out more of the brown shade? This is my 1st pair of AE cordovan and I just want to get an idea of what to expect.
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So I picked up some Dundees a few months ago:

 

AppleMark

 

I was unhappy with the huge amount of cream and the general dullness of the shell.  I tried renovateur, but it just couldn't get the cream off.  I ended up using renomat and getting it all off.  It's taken a lot of brushing and renvoateur to combat dryness, but I'm happier with how they look now.  Here's a pic in fading light:

 

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Dundee seems to only be in shell. I'm sure you could do a MTO for the dundee in calf, for the $365 that calf shoes normally go for. The price seems to be decided by the material of the upper. You could also get a pair of RL saunders 2nds for less than $520.
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Also note, that the saunders and dundee are on different lasts, which will give the boot a bit of a different feel. As well as the dundee being a 3-eyelet chukka, and the saunders being a 2-eyelet chukka. Just something to consider.

Thank you for the insights. The different lasts just complicate things a little bit more.

I will look into the MTO program. Patience is not one of my virtues. smile.gif
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Good luck, Cold Iron! Keep us posted
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In honour of tomorrow's big game, my football leather Neumoks!
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On a related note, I'm thinking if black hills (5last) go on clearance I might inquire about a golden cxl mto with min-lug tread sole as a casual robust weekend shoe. To go along with my shell Leeds for more formal-casual events.

I had contacted Allison a few months ago for a similar mto. She didn't give me a quote because the cxl was unavailable to her until the stock make ups using those leathers were released, and she was unsure how to quote it since there are 3 different black hills with 3 different prices. I'm very interested in a cxl ptb so I'd be interested if anyone places a similar order! After seeing Alden's natty cxl ptb, I may switch to the natural cxl with a natural welt et al.
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halfnhalfnhalf, amassing that collection of shoes in less than 2 years is quite insane (in the best way). May I inquire about what it is you do for a living? Also, are you originally from New Orleans?

I have amassed 28 pairs in about 1 1/2 years. That is quite insane...

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In honour of tomorrow's big game, my football leather Neumoks!

I have the same pair. I think I will be wearing mine tomorrow for the game.

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