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Woah. That shine!

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I don't think it's salt damage but does look like some polish that may have dried and stained the leather after it was wet. The pictures are all under bright LED lights so under normal conditions all the spots are fairly minor. I think I can get most of them to even out with more Reno, I am also picking up some colored Saphir cordovan cream in the near future.

Having most of my shoes be AE makes me want to invest in some Renomat.


I guess I better avoid that section, I only brushed them for the first time tonight so don't want to make it worse
I've had mine for 1.5 years. It started early and really hasn't gotten worse.
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Having most of my shoes be AE makes me want to invest in some Renomat.

 

 

I used Venetian Shoe Cream and LOTS and LOTS of horse hair brushing!!!

 

The AE cordovan cream will only DARKEN them....which I did not want, as they were already too dark for my liking.

 

I used a very thin layer of AE Walnut polish and that enhanced the color schemes on the them dramatically.

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I've had mine for 1.5 years. It started early and really hasn't gotten worse.

 

That is comforting, thanks for the input. I will try not to let it bug me, after all, they are only shoes.

 

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I used Venetian Shoe Cream and LOTS and LOTS of horse hair brushing!!!

 

The AE cordovan cream will only DARKEN them....which I did not want, as they were already too dark for my liking.

 

I used a very thin layer of AE Walnut polish and that enhanced the color schemes on the them dramatically.

 

I used regular Reno for this round of removing the polish. I am planning to use the new "Fawn" Saphir cordovan cream mixed with a small amount of black to hopefully make a nice rich brown color when it comes time to polish.

 

Your Dundees look fantastic!

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That is comforting, thanks for the input. I will try not to let it bug me, after all, they are only shoes.

 

 

I used regular Reno for this round of removing the polish. I am planning to use the new "Fawn" Saphir cordovan cream mixed with a small amount of black to hopefully make a nice rich brown color when it comes time to polish.

 

Your Dundees look fantastic!

 

Thank you Sir!!!

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Hi Guys,

 

I just purchased this pair of Mcallisters on Ebay and the colour is different then I have seen before. Also the model # is different then any current Mcallisters. Are these calf leather (The shine on them seems higher then most calf leather shoes I have seen)? And what colour would you guys say they are (I originally thought they were a burgundy colour but now that I have them they seem more of a brown colour? Does anyone know any information on these shoes based off the model #?

 

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TGuns, it could be an old pair of Mcallisters. Something about the font makes me think they are an older pair. The "COMB" on there means that it is on a combination last.  Some guys opted to get a wider forefoot vs. the heel or vice versa.  Cant' tell if they're shell unless you start creasing them up.  If they are shell, AEs burgundy shell used to be redder than current runs of burgundy shell.

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Hi Guys,

I just purchased this pair of Mcallisters on Ebay and the colour is different then I have seen before. Also the model # is different then any current Mcallisters. Are these calf leather (The shine on them seems higher then most calf leather shoes I have seen)? And what colour would you guys say they are (I originally thought they were a burgundy colour but now that I have them they seem more of a brown colour? Does anyone know any information on these shoes based off the model #?





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In the past, AE used what they called Polished Cobbler finish, but it is essentially corrected grain leather, sorry. Not saying that is what it is, but it appears so. J
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The thing about the monk that bugs me (besides the pinking) is the strap doesn't seem to come across the shoe far enough. Does that big anyone else?

I DID leave a message for Allison about the austerity brogue, though. smile.gif

(Not that I don't have enough wingtips between McAllister, McTavish, Jefferson, Regent street, Long Branch, and a MacNeil on the way)

+1 on the pinking. I hope they can remove it on a MTO.
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Looks like polished cobbler. I returned a pair of AE's I got on ebay because they were marked as full calf and turned out to be polished cobbler.

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look like polished cobbler to me. i have a pair just like that for crappy weather. the numbers inside the shoe are different (6275 COMB for me) but man they look the same.

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the old polished cobbler AE's were closer to what church's sells as polished binder than the Cole Haan or J&M corrected grain -

I got rid of mine after about a decade of use and a recraft, only because a second recraft wasnt worth the current cost-- the uppers were still perfect (no flaking at the flex points) and got lots of compliments.

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I've read the comments on the Web Gem monk straps, but do people think about the Ardsley wing tips? I have several pair of Strands, but am in need of a casual wingtip that can be worn with chinos and jeans.
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MTO Shell Franciscans today. Love these...
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Chili Bentons today. Very comfortable.


Chris
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