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Yea. It usually is ugly. I don't think I brush that hard. I have nothing to compare to, though, haha.

 

Ha! How long do your brushes last you? Before they start flattening out?

 

-M

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Ha! How long do your brushes last you? Before they start flattening out?

-M
Ummm...I only get one use out of them. Am I not doing it right? hahaha
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I'd love to see a technique video from @mdubs or @Cold Iron or @polojock615 or any of our other resident cordovan kings. I'm starting to slowly get some good results, but I'm sure it could be much better. I've been reading a lot, but I think the visual information would be easier for my brain to assimilate.
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Very nice collection you have there. Time to cross over cordovan land though smile.gif

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You have a great looking family there LeviMay!

Thanks, gents!

I figured someone would mention Shell. I don't feel like I'm quite there yet. I'm thinking a plain-toe blucher is next up. I've really been liking the chunky double sole of my MacNeils, so a Leeds MTO in Bourbon, a la Bl@ster, might be in order.
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Thanks, gents!

I figured someone would mention Shell. I don't feel like I'm quite there yet. I'm thinking a plain-toe blucher is next up. I've really been liking the chunky double sole of my MacNeils, so a Leeds MTO in Bourbon, a la Bl@ster, might be in order.

Levi,

My recommendation would to be get one pair of shell before getting two more pairs of calf, so you can test the waters before you repeat what I did which was to get 10-12 pairs of calf, discover shell, replace all calf shoes with their shell counterparts, and have to sell all your calfs off. Just a recommendation. Could save you money in the long run.

-Mike
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Levi,

My recommendation would to be get one pair of shell before getting two more pairs of calf, so you can test the waters before you repeat what I did which was to get 10-12 pairs of calf, discover shell, replace all calf shoes with their shell counterparts, and have to sell all your calfs off. Just a recommendation. Could save you money in the long run.

-Mike
Yea....take advice about getting "just one" pair of shell from a guy that probably has 40+! LMAO. It isn't addictive or anything... right Mike? biggrin.gifwink.gif

Levi, take the leap when you are ready. Maybe at a time when you aren't worried about having any money when you retire... haha
It's the most slippery slope I've ever been on.
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Yea....take advice about getting "just one" pair of shell from a guy that probably has 40+! LMAO. It isn't addictive or anything... right Mike? biggrin.gifwink.gif

Levi, take the leap when you are ready. Maybe at a time when you aren't worried about having any money when you retire... haha
It's the most slippery slope I've ever been on.

 

Hah! I was suggesting him to try one pair instead of getting two pairs of calf! Same price and then he can test the waters. Also, it seems like he was generally interested in Shell, my experience tells me that it is better to make the plunge early. Shell is not for everyone. And yes, it is addicting.

 

-Mike

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Bwn shell townleys today:

 

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Bwn shell townleys today:

 

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If I could give three thumbs up to these, I would.  Sooo wish AE would bring the Townley back.

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Looks like I'm not the only one who found the Neumoks to be noticeably narrower than my calf 5-65 lasted shoes. I've stretched mine a bit and they wear a little better, but I would likely try a size wider if I did it again.

 

Did y'all have the same experience?

 

I find that with dress socks, my neumoks are really narrow in the toe in the same size as my other 5 last shoes. However, they fit perfectly with loafer socks. They seem to be more comfortable with every wear. Hopefully, after a few more wears my pinky toes won't be pleading with me for relief at the end of the day.

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I find that with dress socks, my neumoks are really narrow in the toe in the same size as my other 5 last shoes. However, they fit perfectly with loafer socks. They seem to be more comfortable with every wear. Hopefully, after a few more wears my pinky toes won't be pleading with me for relief at the end of the day.

 

They are the only 65 lasted shoe that fits in my regular size and they break in very nicely.

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I'd love to see a technique video from @mdubs or @Cold Iron or @polojock615 or any of our other resident cordovan kings. I'm starting to slowly get some good results, but I'm sure it could be much better. I've been reading a lot, but I think the visual information would be easier for my brain to assimilate.

+1. I would think we all can benefit from some visual instructions.

 

I know this is not the Shoecare thread but I'd add @Watchman1 and a few others to the list from the recent posted pictures.   :worship2: 

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Thanks, gents!

I figured someone would mention Shell. I don't feel like I'm quite there yet. I'm thinking a plain-toe Blucher is next up. I've really been liking the chunky double sole of my Mac Neils, so a Leeds MTO in Bourbon, a la Bl@ster, might be in order.

I wasn't going to mention shell but seeing how you mention Leeds... a PTB is the best place to start with shell IMO. My first pair of AE shoes was a pair of black calf Leeds they are actually interchangeable with US military shoes. My first pair of shell was burgundy Leeds. Quite awhile back Adam posted a picture of his black shell Leeds that he had used VSC on and I immediately wished that my black ones were shell instead of calf. Which surprised me because for the most part I am happy with both calf and shell. But also have a strong preference for shell of course. As mentioned it is a very slippery slope, many of us have warned others of it but englade said it best back a couple thousand of pages.

 

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I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned

 

I'd take a hard look at those Leeds in shell. Just saying... but be careful! :) 

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Does anyone know if AE provides measurements for their shoes? I'm specifically looking at the internal measurements at the widest part of the shoe. Thanks.

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I am probably in the minority when it comes for the love of Cordovan in that I am not as obsessed with it. Sometimes I think it looks like plastic and the "creases" look like colored plastic looks when you bend it..terrible. Who wants a bunch of light colored thick lines running through your shoes that scream hey my shoes look funny!

 

Of course then when i wear a pair of mine the feeling starts to change back towards the loving side....LOL - I do not see myself laying out $700 for a pair any time soon...but on sale well I say WTF! Ok I am still considering blue cordovan Rancourt boots...Cordovan rules! Screw that calf crap!

 

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