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Anyone has a favorite belt that goes with AEs brown burnished? Trying to match/coordinate with my Kenilworths. I got  the wide basic but they sent the wrong color (dark brown burnished -looks almost black) and I don't like the "allen Edmonds" on the buckle.
I have the Madison dress belt and like it very much. It's plain and simple, just like the kenilworths.
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I really enjoyed the recent shoe dissections along with the DIY colour enhancements and refinishing.
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I really enjoyed the recent shoe dissections along with the DIY colour enhancements and refinishing.

 

I agree, it gives a much greater appreciation for the details that we pay for. I know AE has their 212 steps video, but something a bit more indepth/purpose driven would likely satisfy those of us that like to geek out on these details, and help educate the uninitiated.

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Agree. Good illustrations of shoe innards.  One day I'll find an AE shoe by the side of the road and proceed to dissect it.

 

Bwn shell strands today:

 

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Nice. I don't like the logo on the buckle on the basic wide belt but the madisons do not have that. Do you find the "brown" goes well with burnished brown (i.e. not too dark). the dark brown was to much contrast for my taste.

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Nice. I don't like the logo on the buckle on the basic wide belt but the madisons do not have that. Do you find the "brown" goes well with burnished brown (i.e. not too dark). the dark brown was to much contrast for my taste.
I think it's pretty close. I don't put them next to each other so I can't confirm if they are matching 100 percent. PM me if you would like a picture next to a burnished brown shoe I have.
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Guilty of one of my own pet peeves: walnut with navy cotton suit. Was too hot for my burgundy shell parks, and these Rutledges are super light and breezy.


Thanks for the inspiration, Walnut Strands and navy today
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The freshly broken in sole of my burgundy cordovan Daltons received some freshly chewed gum... Suggestions for how to remove without scraping them up?



Trying to avoid solvents or too much scraping
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The freshly broken in sole of my burgundy cordovan Daltons received some freshly chewed gum... Suggestions for how to remove without scraping them up?



Trying to avoid solvents or too much scraping

 

Goof Off....not you, the remover. I am not sure if it will stain the leather sole though.

 

Depending on the fall boot release I may have to get a pair of these...

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The freshly broken in sole of my burgundy cordovan Daltons received some freshly chewed gum... Suggestions for how to remove without scraping them up?



Trying to avoid solvents or too much scraping

Try using your teeth.
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The freshly broken in sole of my burgundy cordovan Daltons received some freshly chewed gum... Suggestions for how to remove without scraping them up?



Trying to avoid solvents or too much scraping

 

Let the gum harden naturally, then harden it up a little more with an ice pack (if they were your Chuck Taylor's, I'd say toss them into the freezer for an hour or so).

 

Then, take a knife and work carefully, but not necessarily delicately, beginning on the sole.  You may need a little edge dressing when you are done.

 

If you don't get 100% off the bottom, walk around the block and that'll take care of most of the rest.

 

They are lovely but they are cord boots with JR soles.  I wouldn't worry too much about the soles.

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You're probably right, as the foam layer has a thin sublayer between the gemming. It looks like it has fibers, but it is quite flexible, not much integrity to it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I think the leather sole has to be given credit of some of the shoes lack of flexing here. While that fiber layer might give the insole the minimum strength necessary to hold itself intact, it would hardly keep the shoe from flexing like a cemented shoe i would think...

 

Oh, the leather sole absolutely contributes to the stiffness.  Really, it's the entire construction method that results in a much stiffer shoe than a regular cemented shoe, as a cemented shoe with a leather sole is still far more flexible than a Goodyear-welted shoe.  Texon can get pretty thin, and it's hard to see from the photos if that's what we are looking at, but what I'm seeing only further deters me from the Poron insole models. 

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Oh, the leather sole absolutely contributes to the stiffness.  Really, it's the entire construction method that results in a much stiffer shoe than a regular cemented shoe, as a cemented shoe with a leather sole is still far more flexible than a Goodyear-welted shoe.  Texon can get pretty thin, and it's hard to see from the photos if that's what we are looking at, but what I'm seeing only further deters me from the Poron insole models. 

 

I have the Heritage and the BB Strand both with Poron and the difference it would seem is the leather sits on top of the Poron down the whole shoe. Also I had the Heritage re-soled by B Nelson and there was no issue at all. My guess is they have made some improvements to it over the years.

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Let the gum harden naturally, then harden it up a little more with an ice pack (if they were your Chuck Taylor's, I'd say toss them into the freezer for an hour or so).

 

Then, take a knife and work carefully, but not necessarily delicately, beginning on the sole.  You may need a little edge dressing when you are done.

 

If you don't get 100% off the bottom, walk around the block and that'll take care of most of the rest.

 

They are lovely but they are cord boots with JR soles.  I wouldn't worry too much about the soles.

 

This is a much better answer than the one I gave, but I still find my solution to be more amusing in light of your concern about scraping the bottoms of your leather soles.  They are leather soles and will look like crap where the gum is after a few months of wear.  Scrape away.

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AE needs to bring back something like the Orleans asap. Fingers crossed for something next Spring.

 

Olive, Snuff, Tan and White Suede options

Unlined

1 last or 8 last

5 eyelet

Storm welt

Single waterlock sole or Danitie

Bonus points for exposed eyelets

 


Edited by Burzan - 7/17/14 at 3:08pm
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