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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

I just started my professional shoe collection, I wear charcoal or navy suits everyday to work, fairly conservative.
So far: park ave black; walnut strands.

What should I get next? I'm thinking brown or merlot.
I'm not sure about the shoe though, thoughts?
I 100% recommend merlot or burgundy. They will pair really well with the wardrobe you describe. I'm not sure which shoes AE offers in merlot off the top of my head, but a cap toe or a punched cap toe would look great.
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Big game today between the USA and our friends to the north (who are mostly here in Florida currently)

 

I broke out the R/W/B MacNeils

 

 

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For the guys that wear EEE width: has going up half a size in length, and down to a D width ever worked out for you? Like for example, would a 10.5EEE fit the same as a 11D?

Thanks

I wear 10.5 3E. Going up to 11D doesn't work because the ball of my foot is in a narrower part of the shoe because of the extra length. And, it's narrower all over.

Making my foot hurt just thinking about it
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It was like XMas this morning. MTO Shaker Heights arrived along with Rutledge and Patriot seconds.

The Shakers fit like a glove. Dainite sole is the only alteration. Rutledge has a slightly askew toe cap on the left, but otherwise are great. The Patriots look perfect. Can't tell what's wrong with them. Sadly, they don't fit at all. Quite painful. I could have gone up a half size for this shoe.

Oh well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad!



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Big game today between the USA and our friends to the north (who are mostly here in Florida currently)

 

I broke out the R/W/B MacNeils

 

 

 

BIG thumbs-up.

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Are brown shell Jeffersons too formal to pull off with jeans?

 

I'll answer with a qualified no.  I think you can get away with it because their shell, but it may not be the best choice.  As you build your collection, you'll probably find yourself reaching for more casual options when wearing jeans.

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Are brown shell Jeffersons too formal to pull off with jeans? 
I don't wear any balmoral with jeans, personally.
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I finally got up the nerve to put some product on my Cambridge last night. They are a bit over a year old. As part of a little shoe care kit my wife got me for Valentines day was some Saphire neutral cordovan creme polish. I brushed to remove dirt, cleaned with a damp cloth and let dry. Applied the creme sparingly and let sit for 10+ minutes. Then I buffed with a microfiber towel like I normally do. Although I don't have pics to back it up because I just can't seem to take a pic to showcase it...they really look great. It added a nice shine and definitely gave the shell a richer tone. It looks healthier. I wonder if this is enough to keep my shells nourished or if I should still pick up a conditioner??
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I don't wear any balmoral with jeans, personally.

 

Agreed, I'm the same way.  I've worn my walnut Strands with jeans once or twice, but it never looked right to my eye and ended a few years ago when I accumulated better options.  My one exception is that I prefer my suede shoes to be balmorals and will wear them with jeans on occasion.

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I finally got up the nerve to put some product on my Cambridge last night. They are a bit over a year old. As part of a little shoe care kit my wife got me for Valentines day was some Saphire neutral cordovan creme polish. I brushed to remove dirt, cleaned with a damp cloth and let dry. Applied the creme sparingly and let sit for 10+ minutes. Then I buffed with a microfiber towel like I normally do. Although I don't have pics to back it up because I just can't seem to take a pic to showcase it...they really look great. It added a nice shine and definitely gave the shell a richer tone. It looks healthier. I wonder if this is enough to keep my shells nourished or if I should still pick up a conditioner??

 

This has been my regimine for the past year or so.  Whenever I see my shell getting a little dry, I use the Saphir neutral cordovan cream, which moisturizes and results in a great shine.  I tend to apply it once every few months.  In between applications, I simply use the Mac Method.

 

I started out trying Renovateur for this purpose, but it seemed to be doing more cleaning than restoring moisture to the shoes.  Unless I'm mistaken, I think even DFW commented that the neatsfoot oil in the Saphir cordovan cream was good stuff for shell.

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Not all are, I just get sick of trying to find things through hundreds of photos of shoes.  It wasn't directed at anyone

The horror. How absurd to find pictures of shoes in a thread about....... SHOES. satisfied.gif
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I'll post pictures when I sm home, but I received my seconds black park avenues yesterday. On initial inspection, I noticed some minor blemishes which didn't bother me. What bothered me was that after I put the laces in, I noticed some wrinkles had formed around the throat on only one of the shoes. Was just wondering if this is normal, since I'm relatively new to purchasing dress shoes, let alone AE seconds.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I finally got up the nerve to put some product on my Cambridge last night. They are a bit over a year old. As part of a little shoe care kit my wife got me for Valentines day was some Saphire neutral cordovan creme polish. I brushed to remove dirt, cleaned with a damp cloth and let dry. Applied the creme sparingly and let sit for 10+ minutes. Then I buffed with a microfiber towel like I normally do. Although I don't have pics to back it up because I just can't seem to take a pic to showcase it...they really look great. It added a nice shine and definitely gave the shell a richer tone. It looks healthier. I wonder if this is enough to keep my shells nourished or if I should still pick up a conditioner??

Tif, the cordovan cream is designed to moisturize and nourish the leather and gives it a nice shine. Reno cleans it, but dries it out some.
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This has been my regimine for the past year or so.  Whenever I see my shell getting a little dry, I use the Saphir neutral cordovan cream, which moisturizes and results in a great shine.  I tend to apply it once every few months.  In between applications, I simply use the Mac Method.

I started out trying Renovateur for this purpose, but it seemed to be doing more cleaning than restoring moisture to the shoes.  Unless I'm mistaken, I think even DFW commented that the neatsfoot oil in the Saphir cordovan cream was good stuff for shell.
Well that is good to know. I'm glad someone else had been using it with positive results for a while.
I did hear positive things about the neatsfoot oil in there and it also contains bees wax which, I assume, could offer some protection.

I've never mentioned it to my wife before; so kudos to her for picking it out!
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I finally got up the nerve to put some product on my Cambridge last night. They are a bit over a year old. As part of a little shoe care kit my wife got me for Valentines day was some Saphire neutral cordovan creme polish. I brushed to remove dirt, cleaned with a damp cloth and let dry. Applied the creme sparingly and let sit for 10+ minutes. Then I buffed with a microfiber towel like I normally do. Although I don't have pics to back it up because I just can't seem to take a pic to showcase it...they really look great. It added a nice shine and definitely gave the shell a richer tone. It looks healthier. I wonder if this is enough to keep my shells nourished or if I should still pick up a conditioner??

Its about time! Those poor malnourished hides...That should be plenty to keep them well conditioned but you can always experiment a bit with other products 

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