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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

 

It probably doesn't make much difference but I have two brushes, one for darker shoes and one for lighter shoes. I also have one cloth per color: merlot, black, walnut etc...

 

But it takes a long,long time before a shoe can even change color from the polishes. I tried adding walnut polish to a dark brown shoe once for fun to see whether it will lightenup a bit, but it had no effect. I think it will take sometime before a shoe can actually change shades. 

 

Basically, I wouldn't worry too much about cross color mixing in the brush or the cloth. 

 

Unless I'm mistaken (now there's a hedge I should use more often), a good rule of thumb is to use different brushes/cloths for different colors -- especially when going from light to dark.  In other words, using the same brush on your dark brown shoes as you use on your black shoes probably won't affect the black shoes, but using the same brush for black shoes and your walnut shoes will discolor the walnut shoes.

 

(I've heard this and it makes intuitive sense to me so I splurged and got a few extra $8 brushes from AE, but it might not be necessary after all.)

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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Thanks man but I can't take credit for the bourbon pair without the medallion. That was all LeviMay.

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Originally Posted by rink View Post


Well, that escalated quickly - luv2, on your recommendation, I went ahead and bought a pair of burgundy cords.  I checked Brooks Brothers to see if they had burgundy cords, and sure enough, not only did they have them, but they were on sale for a great price.  I took that as a sign from the style gods that I should just take the plunge on them.  Also got pairs in forest green and navy.

Here's a picture of the cords, how do you think I did luv2?  


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I think your suggestion of the black grain MacNeils will indeed look great with them.  Thanks again for the superb advice!

Nice, I think those will look very sharp. It's too bad we're leaving f/w and heading into s/s so quickly. It'll probably limit your opportunity to wear them for the time being. Should be good when you get the chance to wear them. I think you did very well, good sir.
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A couple of questions:

1) What do you mean by AE toplift?
2) I know what wheeled edging is...but what is wheeled fudging?
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Nice, I think those will look very sharp. It's too bad we're leaving f/w and heading into s/s so quickly. It'll probably limit your opportunity to wear them for the time being. Should be good when you get the chance to wear them. I think you did very well, good sir.

Thanks - if it's good enough for luv2, I am on the right track, haha. And I know these are likely going to be a "buy and stash" purchase, but for the price (presumably on sale because it is off-season), I did not want to pass it up. Although, unfortunately, with this never ending winter I might have opportunities to wear them sooner rather than later! Thanks again for the sage advice luv2, I look forward to reading more of your posts in here.
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Originally Posted by tjyoung View Post

A couple of questions:

1) What do you mean by AE toplift?
2) I know what wheeled edging is...but what is wheeled fudging?

1. The top lift is AE lingo for the standard rubber heal. Alden uses a dovetail heal by contrast.

2. Fudging would be the marks next to the welt. On AE shoes it is used as decoration more or less. Below is a fudge welt up close.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fudge+welt+photos&client=ms-android-verizon&source=android-browser&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BJFcU-nXAYabyATHmIHwDA&ved=0CEwQ7Ak&biw=360&bih=567#facrc=_&imgrc=CeGttqoiYZFu5M%253A%3By7RmMI6KFyA1LM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F1.bp.blogspot.com%252F-k5ywpL90D8c%252FThNbFMopryI%252FAAAAAAAAB1s%252F8VWw8yjaOgc%252Fs1600%252FMalvern%252BEdward%252BGreen.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.permanentstyle.co.uk%252F2011%252F07%252Fon-fudging.html%3B559%3B301
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Cross-posting from MTO thread:






specs (Click to show)
1) STRAND
-WALNUT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

2) STRAND
-MERLOT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

3) STRAND
-BOURBON CALF
-NO MEDALLION
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-CHILI WELT
-MEDIUM BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

What are your favorites??

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Has AE done an austerity derby before?

 

How formal is an derby austerity in relation to the formal to casual hierarchy? Another question is, does this style work or it's a bit conflicting? 

 

so something like this....http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_01_Budapest/Modell_01_005_Kicsi.html

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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

What are your favorites??

Out of those three, easily the walnut strands haha
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Originally Posted by Denton View Post

So far my Walnut Strands have been my favorite AEs out of my closet. My new Bourbon McAllisters are hot, and haven't worn the Merlot yet. I liked that they were V-tread but I go against the grain on this, all of my AEs have rubber sole inserts.

Now up to:
Black Park Avenue
Chili Park Avenue (webgem)
Brown Fifth Avenue
Walnut Strand
Navy Neumok
Brown Firenze
Bourbon McAllister
Merlot McAllister

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Would love to see a few pics of the Chili Park Ave if you could. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Lol. With an adjustable width cuff.

 

So many dadjeans/pants on here.  Seems like people really like their 'classic/loose fit" pants.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So many dadjeans/pants on here.  Seems like people really like their 'classic/loose fit" pants.

Maybe because there are a lot of Dads on here?
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Would love to see a few pics of the Chili Park Ave if you could. Thanks!
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Thanks to advice on SF, I managed to pick out a fairly versatile collection of AE that suits my style. Business casual is my dress at work with the occasional outing with suit and tie for a client. Next up will be Daltons.

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Edited by Denton - 4/27/14 at 3:42pm
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Thought I'd share a pic of the Lexington after a first wearing, along with an older pair of Cliftons.

The Lexington is on the 5 last, while the Clifton is on the 8 last. The 8 fits me well, and so does the 5. If I didn't have a back-to-back comparison, I'd be hard pressed to tell them apart. Must be the shape of my foot, but I don't find the 5 to be too long or large. I realized the difference is that the Lexington has more height in the toe box, though there is no slipping and the heel feels fine.

But the one thing that happened is the Lexington creased in the toe cap, as you can see in the picture. After a while, the crease moved to where it should be, at the leading edge of the cap. I believe this is a result of the taller toe box. Maybe this is why they don't put a bigger toe cap on the Park Ave, although the Strand seems to crease correctly. In retrospect, if I'd known this would happen, I would have "pre-creased" them by hand before wearing; I think if the shoe had a little break in it, the toe cap crease would not have developed.

I'm still happy with my purchase, partly because these will be work travel beater shoes, and they were bought on sale.

Side-by-side picture, with the Clifton being newly polished by the hotel I'm staying at:

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