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First time caller, long time listener.

 

Just received my MTO Eagle County and thought I'd share....

 

Brown Chromexcel upper (almost switched to golden brown at the last minute, but they had already been made)

V tread Sole

Natural Split Reverse Welt

Still debating on changing laces to flat laces

 

 

 

 

My previous purchase were a pair of brown shell Jefferson's.  Starting to get  good shine out of them and always enjoy wearing them.

 

 

 

The rest of my collection so far includes:

 

Black Calf Park Avenue

Brown Calf Fifth Avenue

Chili Calf LaSalle

Walnut Calf Kenilworth (seconds)

 

In my furture:

Something in burgundy shell or merlot, maybe another pair of park avenues.

 

Glad I found this thread and that I starting buying quality shoes early on. I bought my first pair (brown fifth avenues) with my first bonus from my first job out of college.  The Rediscover America sale coincides perfectly with our annual bonus payout and a brick and mortar store happens to be a 1 block walk from my office.  I have added to my collection one pair a year until this year with the MTO Eagle County and the Kenilworth seconds.

beautiful boots and jeffersons!

 

Good to hear at least one person on this forum hasn't lost control over their shoe addiction!

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Have my pair of Fifth Ave's in Bourbon on today and they seem a little blah...Just got them recently - What are the does and don'ts with bourbon? I used some conditioner on them as they seemed a little stiff. Is the coloring all in the leather? I would not mind darkening the toe cap a bit perhaps but ready to experiment on this pair with that....yet.

 

Anyway looking for a suggestion to really bring out the beauty in these shoes. Is neutral the go to polish - I assume there is no need to remove any AE application correct?

 

Edit: I see they have bourbon shoe polish so guess I should order that also-

Bourbon shoes are walnut shoes which have been polished on the black, rather than on the walnut, polishing wheel, which is why the tongue on a Bourbon shoe is still walnut.

I use tan wax, but I use my black brush and black polishing cloth on my Bourbon Park Avenues.  You might want to try putting a little black wax on your black brush to darken the toe cap and add "burnishing" or "patina" to the shoes.  Doing this has added all sorts of "burnishing" or "patina" to my shoes.

People who are wearing the sort of calf shoes that cost $600.00-$1200.00 often think that my Allen-Edmonds shoes are the sort of shoes that cost $600.00-$1200.00.  It's all in how you polish them.

Once, in a store that sells $1200.00 calf shoes, one of the workers didn't believe that I was wearing A-E shoes.  He thought that I was wearing the $1200.00 English shoes that the store sold.  I had to show him the "Allen-Edmonds" in the sole of the shoe before he believed me.
 

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Pics?

 

 

They actually look to have more shine in the picture...

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Bourbon shoes are walnut shoes which have been polished on the black, rather than on the walnut, polishing wheel, which is why the tongue on a Bourbon shoe is still walnut.

I use tan wax, but I use my black brush and black polishing cloth on my Bourbon Park Avenues.  You might want to try putting a little black wax on your black brush to darken the toe cap and add "burnishing" or "patina" to the shoes.  Doing this has added all sorts of "burnishing" or "patina" to my shoes.

People who are wearing the sort of calf shoes that cost $600.00-$1200.00 often think that my Allen-Edmonds shoes are the sort of shoes that cost $600.00-$1200.00.  It's all in how you polish them.

Once, in a store that sells $1200.00 calf shoes, one of the workers didn't believe that I was wearing A-E shoes.  He thought that I was wearing the $1200.00 English shoes that the store sold.  I had to show him the "Allen-Edmonds" in the sole of the shoe before he believed me.
 


Thanks for the tips - perhaps I will give it a go then. I am a complete rookie when it comes to shoe polishing - I actually picked up a single AE shoe recently for $5 to practice on

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AE community, I'm looking at getting a burgundy shell Patriot or a black shell Randolph right now... Looking for some feedback from owners of either shoe to aid in my decision making. Only other shoe I have in black is a plain captoe blucher Santoni. My only other burgundy is a shell Cambridge. Need a versatile loafer.

Also, how does the last on either fit compared to the 5 last? I wear an 11.5E in the Cambridge... what size should I go for?
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I've just kopped two pairs of Alden CXL LWBs (navy and natty), giving me a total of five.  I also have a few Rancourts and more in the works.

The rest of the space is taken up by Billy Reid (double monks), J. Crew (bucks), BB (nubucks and boat shoes), a bunch of sneakers (Vans, Keds, etc.), a pair of Wolverine 1K boots, some cheap but decent Cole-Haan spectators, a couple of throwaway summer saddles from Bass.  Maybe a few more that I'm forgetting.

And, three remaining spaces are reserved for unusual shell from AE and Alden - e.g., I'm on a couple of Alden lists.  Maaaaybe a particularly good Webgem.

As for why none of them look worn . . . a fair number of them haven't been yet, actually (e.g., I kopped heavily during the $299 shell seconds sale).  Almost the entire collection was built from scratch in 18 months!
That's just sickening, .125 - 18 months, a lifetime of shoes. Colour me impressed, sir! Between you and Polojock, I will never consider myself 'addicted'!!! (just an aspiring addict; addict apprentice; junkie-in-training!) You guys do stoke the flames decidedly, however. Whatever you do professionally, keep doing it; my wallet is in a sleeper hold right about now. I'll use a couple 2nds returns to fund my next shell acquisition!

Oh, BTW... black shell Randolph or burgundy shell Patriot?
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Does ae make a black Chelsea boot with no brogueing?
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Does ae make a black Chelsea boot with no brogueing?

No. The Ashbury would have made a nice MTO, but discontinued styles are no longer in play. frown.gif
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I already have the chocolate daltons. With the walnut and bourbon available...walnut is the easy call right?

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It is the easy call unless you prefer bourbon.
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I don't have any bourbon nor did I ever have a huge want for them. But I figure they're close enough to my chocolates that I should go with walnut for the range. Thanks

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I got an email from Allison today regarding a Promontory Point MTO I ordered about a month ago. I'd asked for it in burnished brown calf, hoping to get something similar to the brown cordovan Promontory Points that have been posted a few times in this forum. Today, though, Allison wrote:
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The promontory point boot, as you know is unlined. The promontory point boot is typically made out of a thicker causal leather which does not wrinkle as easy as our soft calf leather. The heel area is wrinkling pretty bad. I spoke to my VP of production in regards to this issue, and we have come to the conclusion that we cannot use calf leather for this boot. We will need to either cancel the order or use a more casual leather.

Perhaps others have received a similar message. So what's your advice? Are there any casual leathers you think would look good? I'd like something I can use in a Canadian winter, if that matters.

I think the Promontory Point would look great in Chromexcel. In fact, someone just posted one in the MTO thread in golden brown CXL. I had inquired about a pair in natural CXL but did not pull the trigger, but I think that would have turned out pretty nice.
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I already have the chocolate daltons. With the walnut and bourbon available...walnut is the easy call right?

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Or get both! You can't go wrong with these boots. I have the chocolate and walnuts. Every single time I wear them, I get multiple compliments. 

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Was not aware Mojave came in shell?

I'm assuming this is the cappuccino shell? Looks like it'll be too snug for me so someone here in a 12E could get a cracking deal - the seller seems to accept offers too. Looks like a really nice makeup (and I'm in no way affiliated with this auction).
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I too am struggling with bourbon or walnut (based on my lists from Feb, still waiting for a updated one) I have Burgundy shell daltons. However nothing in bourbon or walnut just yet. Though might grab some BB walnut strands. That rational just made my decision I think.

Thanks! smile.gif


Just had to talk it out. Now just crossing fingers for the availability.
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