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The cleaning definitely brought out the colors and shine of the dark brown and cappuccino shells, but did you really use a whole bottle of renovateur to strip out the coloring in one sitting?

 

Wouldn't it be less irritating to the shells if you clean with a damp cloth instead? 

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

The cleaning definitely brought out the colors and shine of the dark brown and cappuccino shells, but did you really use a whole bottle of renovateur to strip out the coloring in one sitting?

Wouldn't it be less irritating to the shells if you clean with a damp cloth instead? 

I use a damp cloth on all my cordovan after each wearing and have yet to find that any polish comes off on the cloth.

For the Dundee I used probably 3/4 of a jar over 3 attempts. This was done over a two month period or so, with Mac Method in between.

Because you need to change to a new section of cloth to keep removing polish it indeed uses quite a bit of Reno. It really depends on how much is caked on to be removed. The Dundee was seriously layered with excess product, the Bayfields much less so. My burgundy Leeds surprisingly have almost nothing on them, tried Reno on them once and the cloth was pretty much bare.

I am totally fine with sacrificing some Reno to get the job done but would actually consider Renomat if I came across another pair with as much extra polish as the Dundee had.
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I use a damp cloth on all my cordovan after each wearing and have yet to find that any polish comes off on the cloth.

For the Dundee I used probably 3/4 of a jar over 3 attempts. This was done over a two month period or so, with Mac Method in between.

Because you need to change to a new section of cloth to keep removing polish it indeed uses quite a bit of Reno. It really depends on how much is caked on to be removed. The Dundee was seriously layered with excess product, the Bayfields much less so. My burgundy Leeds surprisingly have almost nothing on them, tried Reno on them once and the cloth was pretty much bare.

I am totally fine with sacrificing some Reno to get the job done but would actually consider Renomat if I came across another pair with as much extra polish as the Dundee had.

Renomat is heavy duty, though. It can make the color uneven if it is not used carefully.

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They look great! Are they tighter on the toes compared to the 5 last?

they're not that tight on the toes.

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What colors does AE currently stock in grain leather? I have seen the chili but wondering if they have anything else
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Renomat is heavy duty, though. It can make the color uneven if it is not used carefully.

 

Yeah I have never used it, just heard it could be better at remove the polish. If it is too harsh I would probably just stick to Reno.

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What colors does AE currently stock in grain leather? I have seen the chili but wondering if they have anything else

According to Allison....0
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I got to thinking about my Bayfield laces dilemma from yesterday and found the perfect solution, after thinking about the red undertone of the boot I remembered that I had the stock laces from my Alden Indy boots just sitting in the box (swapped for the flat waxed laces).

 

I think they work great and the color is awesome with the cappuccino cordovan. Laced them differently as to make the eyelet gap appear smaller as well. 

 

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Originally Posted by steveydameron View Post

I have several pairs of Allen Edmonds, and they are still my favorite brand. I tried these John W. Nordstrom and they are very comparable. http://instagram.com/p/nCAZ7qCf7Q/
Looks nice, but not Goodyear welted.
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Looking to get a non-brogue cap toe black pair to more complete my collection.

 

Haves

BB Strands walnut

BB Fifths burnished brown

AE Mora 2.0 bourbon

AE Strands bourbon

AE McAllister black

AE McAllister merlot

 

Considering

AE Lexingtons black (on sale for $239)

AE Mora 2.0 black ( on sale for $259)

AE Park Avenue black (not on sale, will wait if it's worth it over Lexingtons)

 

Thoughts?

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Looking to get a non-brogue cap toe black pair to more complete my collection.

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Haves

BB Strands walnut

BB Fifths burnished brown

AE Mora 2.0 bourbon

AE Strands bourbon

AE McAllister black

AE McAllister merlot

 

Considering

AE Lexingtons black (on sale for $239)

AE Mora 2.0 black ( on sale for $259)

AE Park Avenue black (not on sale, will wait if it's worth it over Lexingtons)

 

Thoughts?

 

Black Park Aves are a must for every collection in my opinion. I would go with them. I would watch to see if you could get a pair of Black Shell Seconds. I picked mine up for $299 a year or so back. They still run the $299 shell seconds sale from time to time. I would watch for that and score some shells. 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I got to thinking about my Bayfield laces dilemma from yesterday and found the perfect solution, after thinking about the red undertone of the boot I remembered that I had the stock laces from my Alden Indy boots just sitting in the box (swapped for the flat waxed laces).

I think they work great and the color is awesome with the cappuccino cordovan. Laced them differently as to make the eyelet gap appear smaller as well. 



+1 on the thicker laces
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Hi All, first post here.

 

What do you guys think of the Lexington that is currently on sale? I need shoes for a business casual environment.

 

I wear Brooks brothers button up shirts and Brooks brothers chinos (navy, olive, khaki, gray, and black).

 

Do you guys think the Lexington shoe will go well with my business casual attire? If so, can you recommend a color?

 

Thanks!

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Hi All, first post here.

 

What do you guys think of the Lexington that is currently on sale? I need shoes for a business casual environment.

 

I wear Brooks brothers button up shirts and Brooks brothers chinos (navy, olive, khaki, gray, and black).

 

Do you guys think the Lexington shoe will go well with my business casual attire? If so, can you recommend a color?

 

Thanks!

 

I don't see why not. I think the Chili Lexingtons are very versatile and would go with most business casual setting.

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Originally Posted by ssbowtie1 View Post

Hi All, first post here.

What do you guys think of the Lexington that is currently on sale? I need shoes for a business casual environment.

I wear Brooks brothers button up shirts and Brooks brothers chinos (navy, olive, khaki, gray, and black).

Do you guys think the Lexington shoe will go well with my business casual attire? If so, can you recommend a color?

Thanks!

A brown one would probably work well in what you described.

-Mike
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