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Just received these back from B. Nelson. They are AE Cole in Brown shell cordovan.  I had the welt changed and the JR soles replaced.  Nick V. and his guys did an excellent job!  I wanted something more casual and I find the black welts and edging tiresome. 

 

 

 

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Those look beautiful and I am with you I like lighter welts with brown CXL or Shell and eventually will get a Chukka that way

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Those look beautiful and I am with you I like lighter welts with brown CXL or Shell and eventually will get a Chukka that way

Thanks @Kahuna75!  I'm about to send Nick a pair of burgundy shell Leeds for a similar treatment.  I'm leaning toward a chili welt, brown mid sole and full mini lugs.  I really enjoy changing the shoe make-up during recrafting.  It's my poor man's MTO!

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Wearing my suede lakeshore drives today. Tassel loafers don't get as much love here (except during the $199 glitch), but they are probably one of my all time favorite shoe design.
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Just received these back from B. Nelson. They are AE Cole in Brown shell cordovan.  I had the welt changed and the JR soles replaced.  Nick V. and his guys did an excellent job!  I wanted something more casual and I find the black welts and edging tiresome. 

 

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Those look fantastic, Nick did a great job!

 

 

On a similar note my Leeds came back from AE with their lighter welt and mini lug tap sole. I could not be more happy with the way they turned out. Everything to the spec requested. Not thrilled with my lace selection (rush st. laces) so I think I will swap them for some brown flat waxy laces and see how those look.

 

 

 

 

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Hi Burzan, what's the slip bead (topline piping) on the burgundy Leeds? Is it black Or brown?

I love the patina you developed on your burgundy leeds. Amazing.
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Hi Burzan, what's the slip bead (topline piping) on the burgundy Leeds? Is it black Or brown?

I love the patina you developed on your burgundy leeds. Amazing.

 

Thanks, it took a lot of time in the windows of my house to get to that color haha. I may still play around with it more using polish and maybe more window time. If I could get them to lean a bit more brown I would be very happy. 

 

The piping is black.

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Those look fantastic, Nick did a great job!

 

 

On a similar note my Leeds came back from AE with their lighter welt and mini lug tap sole. I could not be more happy with the way they turned out. Everything to the spec requested. Not thrilled with my lace selection (rush st. laces) so I think I will swap them for some brown flat waxy laces and see how those look.

 

 

 

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Perfect! this looks way better than they did originally

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Thanks, it took a lot of time in the windows of my house to get to that color haha. I may still play around with it more using polish and maybe more window time. If I could get them to lean a bit more brown I would be very happy. 

The piping is black.

I dig the tan laces. I use them on my similarly recrafted MacNeils.
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Wearing my suede lakeshore drives today. Tassel loafers don't get as much love here (except during the $199 glitch), but they are probably one of my all time favorite shoe design. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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They are great looking...I really have not dialed in a loafer well except for the Randolph shell I have and even that I have to wear sockless...My Addisons which I love fit my right foot perfect and my left has now devolped that flip flop smack in the heel...

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

Those look fantastic, Nick did a great job!

 

 

On a similar note my Leeds came back from AE with their lighter welt and mini lug tap sole. I could not be more happy with the way they turned out. Everything to the spec requested. Not thrilled with my lace selection (rush st. laces) so I think I will swap them for some brown flat waxy laces and see how those look.

 

 

 

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Wow very nice...and the mini lug heel is much sleeker than the Alden it seems.of course it may be the exact same but it seems lower profile..I am not a fun of huge lugged heels on regular shoes. I would love to do this to my leeds.

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Originally Posted by FatTuesday View Post
 

Just received these back from B. Nelson. They are AE Cole in Brown shell cordovan.  I had the welt changed and the JR soles replaced.  Nick V. and his guys did an excellent job!  I wanted something more casual and I find the black welts and edging tiresome. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

LOVE how these came out. AE used the wrong edge trim on my cappuccino Dundees and I had planned to let it go for awhile until they needed a re-sole. This pic has me convinced otherwise 

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Thanks, it took a lot of time in the windows of my house to get to that color haha. I may still play around with it more using polish and maybe more window time. If I could get them to lean a bit more brown I would be very happy. 

The piping is black.
I'm in the same boat with my last MTO. I find the black piping (I spec'd for brown) doesn't match well with the natural welt especially with the tan laces.
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They are great looking...I really have not dialed in a loafer well except for the Randolph shell I have and even that I have to wear sockless...My Addisons which I love fit my right foot perfect and my left has now devolped that flip flop smack in the heel...
Thanks Kahuna!
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While the ingredients in VSC are not totally known it is known that it contains turpentine, as does Reno. Ron Rider recommends Reno and Nick Horween likes VSC for shell so I don't think turpentine is as much of an issue as some think. Of course used in small amounts and not too often. I use very little product on my shell and gave away my Saphir neutral cordovan cream I could get as good of a shine with just Reno, water and brushing.

Agree.

Both are very good products.....it should be noted, however, that Renovateur does NOT contain turpentine. Most other Medaille D'Or products do, as the solvent, but not Reno. Also, Horween's own webshop sells 3 products for care - Venetian, Reno & MDO Shell Cream. All are good. The variable, however, would be what a factory does to shell in their own finishing room....that can change how a product works. It would be worth asking A/E if they are spraying, maybe? I understood they were using a lot of spray finishing now, instead of traditional finishing, so a shell that's been sprayed will have a different reaction to any sort of after-care than another factory who doesn't.

http://horween.bigcartel.com/
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