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Have been lightening my burgundy cordovan Leeds for about a week with sun exposure. So far so good, you can see in the pic where the lace part has been covering part of the vamp along with the tongue. 
 

I plan to keep them hydrated with VSC during this process and after it gets to where I like I am going to test out the Angelus Acrylic Finisher that MTC2000 used to give the shoe an Alden type finish. I am just really curious about that product lol. Some more info on that here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/76860#post_7021083

 

It's a bit of a process but I figure why not give it a shot. Will keep you guys posted when things start to change some more.

 

 

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Nice ... looking forward to the application of the Acrylic Finisher.
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Nice ... looking forward to the application of the Acrylic Finisher.

 

Thanks, It seems a lot of people were interested in the process of the Finisher yet nobody willing to take the plunge and try so I figure I will. It's a water based product and would be easy enough to remove if I didn't like it. It's in the mail on it's way but I think these shoes will probably have a few more weeks, at least, in the sun before I do anything.

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We don't have to do this anymore, mimo. They made a website: shoebank.com

Figured you'd like that information. smile.gif

fantastic, now I need to decide between Randolph and Waldens.

Is there a consensus for which is "younger?"
Randolph



Walden
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fantastic, now I need to decide between Randolph and Waldens.

Is there a consensus for which is "younger?"
Randolph



Walden
 

IMO Randolph is

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fantastic, now I need to decide between Randolph and Waldens.

Is there a consensus for which is "younger?"

 

I think the main difference is sleek vs. casual.

 

The Randolph's moc toe isn't as prominent as the Walden, which gives it a sleeker feel to me. Additionally, the penny strap extends all the way to the welt (?) enhancing the effect.

 

If you want a casual loafer that is really more about . . .  well loafing, then I would go with the Walden.

 

If you want something a tad sleeker/dressier I would go with the Randolph.

 

Sleeker/dressier here I suppose could be understood as "younger"

 

YMMV

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IMO Randolph is

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I think they main difference is sleek vs. casual.

The Randolph's moc toe isn't as prominent as the Walden, which gives it a sleeker feel to me. Additionally, the penny strap extends all the way to the welt (?) enhancing the effect.

If you want a casual loafer that is really more about . . .  well loafing, then I would go with the Walden.

If you want something a tad sleeker/dressier I would go with the Randolph.

YMMV

Thanks, I'm looking for a sleeker loafer while being able to slip on and off at the airport. Randolph it is!
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Nice ... looking forward to the application of the Acrylic Finisher.

 

Thanks, It seems a lot of people were interested in the process of the Finisher yet nobody willing to take the plunge and try so I figure I will. It's a water based product and would be easy enough to remove if I didn't like it. It's in the mail on it's way but I think these shoes will probably have a few more weeks, at least, in the sun before I do anything.


Keep us posted, please!

Are you going to strip the finish entirely and rebuild using Alden's cordovan color 8 polish/wax, before putting on the acrylic?

Either way, I had thought about doing this. Was on the fence about the leads but think I prefer the shape to the Alden PTBs.
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Have been lightening my burgundy cordovan Leeds for about a week with sun exposure. So far so good, you can see in the pic where the lace part has been covering part of the vamp along with the tongue. 
 

I plan to keep them hydrated with VSC during this process and after it gets to where I like I am going to test out the Angelus Acrylic Finisher that MTC2000 used to give the shoe an Alden type finish. I am just really curious about that product lol. Some more info on that here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/76860#post_7021083

 

It's a bit of a process but I figure why not give it a shot. Will keep you guys posted when things start to change some more.

 

 

 

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Have you used Renomat to strip them prior to the sun?

This may be accelerated if the finish is removed. 

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Keep us posted, please!

Are you going to strip the finish entirely and rebuild using Alden's cordovan color 8 polish/wax, before putting on the acrylic?

Either way, I had thought about doing this. Was on the fence about the leads but think I prefer the shape to the Alden PTBs.

 

Will just condition them with VSC prior to the acrylic, no need for the extra color from polish or wax

 

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Have you used Renomat to strip them prior to the sun?

This may be accelerated if the finish is removed. 

 

I did not use Renomat but these Leeds seem to be void of the extra junk that AE seems to put on everything else. When I use Renovatuer on them I get basically no color on my cloth compared to all my other AE cordovan. I am pretty confident these are basically down to the bare cordovan as is.

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There's a listing in AE's shoebank for a shoe called 'Strandmok Snuff Suede' 8226S. There's no photo, and it came up in my search for shoes on welted last #5. What is that thing!?
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There's a listing in AE's shoebank for a shoe called 'Strandmok Snuff Suede' 8226S. There's no photo, and it came up in my search for shoes on welted last #5. What is that thing!?

Basically a casual unlined version of the strand with a vibram sole. Anything with "mok" at the end of the name for AE is a casual unlined shoe.
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I've been itching for some navy, I think you just helped me decide. smile.gif
By the way, can you touch on the differences between the standard insole/lining and the independence insole/lining? Is it mostly a change in material or is there extra padding added?

Thanks! Independence lining is a more supple and thicker leather lining. I believe it's sheepskin? This info needs to be verified. Currently this lining is available to independence or cordovan shell price point MTOs. Real lucky to get them at $197.
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Hot Damn!!!

Navy rocks!
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What happened to the factory seconds website? Is it down for anyone else?

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What happened to the factory seconds website? Is it down for anyone else?

Looks like you missed all the excitement.

There is now a www.shoebank.com

Enjoy!
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