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A few weeks ago I got a pair of black Rutledges.  I knew that the leather was different than the standard Allen-Edmonds leather, but I didn't know how much harder it would be to get a shine on the black Independence line leather.  I will keep working on them until I get them as shiny as my other black AE shoes.  I think that I am about half way to getting a good shine on them.......

Those look great!  I ordered the Rutledge earlier this month and I'm anxious for their arrival.  Are you using standard AE cream polish on the Independence-family leather or your own concoction?

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Those look great!  I ordered the Rutledge earlier this month and I'm anxious for their arrival.  Are you using standard AE cream polish on the Independence-family leather or your own concoction?


1. AE Cleaner-Conditioner
2. AE Black Cream (the stuff in a jar)
3. AE Black Polish (the stuff in a tin)
4. Repeat Step 3 over and over.

 

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a sales associate today told me the premium shoe polish is the same at the shoe cream (stuff in the jar), is this true? i thought the tube had some wax mixed in and the cream does not
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1. AE Cleaner-Conditioner

2. AE Black Cream (the stuff in a jar)

3. AE Black Polish (the stuff in a tin)

4. Repeat Step 3 over and over.


 

Replace "AE" with "Saphir" and you have my method.
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1. AE Cleaner-Conditioner
2. AE Black Cream (the stuff in a jar)
3. AE Black Polish (the stuff in a tin)
4. Repeat Step 3 over and over.

 

 

The rutledges are made of 'crust leather' i.e. leather without an extra layer of finish that is often needed to hide minor blemishes in lower grade leather (not full-on corrected grain, but a thinner top finish). To get the spit shine on independence leathers, you'll have to build the finish up with multiple layers of wax, much more so than on the mainline AE. I personally like the independence leathers and the accompanying matte shine.

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AE rookie here. Picked up these preowned shell Leeds. Sold as burgundy (color 8), but happy with whatever color they are. Burnished brown?

 

I bought some Burgundy Shell McGraws off eBay that looked exactly like Brown Shell. I like yours even more, as they're much lighter than Brown. The real way to tell is compare the numbers inside the shoe with this list:

 

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?110401-A-Hunter-s-Guide-Shell-Model-Numbers&p=1215938#post1215938

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I couldn't help but notice a bunch of shell cordovan models missing from the AAAC thread, so I decided to amend it with models from allenedmonds.com, shoebank.com, the outdated ShoeCareReference.pdf, various searches, and my own personal collection:

 

Model

 

Burgundy Black Brown

Cappuccino/Truffle

Walnut Cognac Whiskey
Bedford 4363            
Bradley

2291

2681

2611          
Broadmoor

6348

7743

           
Cambridge 8685 8605         8625
Chukka 8084            
Clifton 3388            
Cole     2461        
Dalton 0181       0131    
Dundee 3681 3611 3621 3671      
Fairgate 1381 1311       1361  
Grayson 8287 8387          
Hamilton 5490            
Heather 5868            
Hinsdale 2884            
Imperial 6748            
Jefferson     7666 ?      
Kent 6858            
Kenwood 44006            
Leeds

9548

9581

9588

9591

9501       9651  
MacNeil

9097

9147(reused)

9187

9177       9007  
McAllister       6285      
McGraw 8984     9844      
Norwich     2022        
Park Avenue 5965 5805 5925 ?      
Patriot 4976 4916 4966 ?      
Polo

8281

8284

           
Randolph 4889 4899          
Sanford

5287

5297

          5227
Saratoga 8783            
Scott 7748            
Slater 9888            
Strand     1645 ? 1655    
Townley     2761(reused)        
Walton           2193  
Westchester 1697            

 

Please let me know anything I missed. Note that MTOs will often not have their own numbers, and instead reuse an existing one; my Burgundy Shell Kenilworths say 8005, which actually corresponds to Black Custom Calf.

 

If you have a Jefferson, I'd love to know it's code and whether you think it's Brown or Cappuccino/Truffle. Old seconds lists called 7666 "Brown Cordovan Jefferson", but I also see Jeffersons listed in a Cappuccino promo picture.

 

If you happen to own a lighter version of one that comes in multiple shades of brown (Dundee, Jefferson?, Park Avenue, Patriot, Strand), check to see whether maybe you got a Cappuccino/Truffle (synonymous) or Walnut one that was mislabeled as Brown and let us know.


Edited by kentyman - 10/26/14 at 7:06pm
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^ Thanks! Yeah, mine are the 9591. Looks like Alden's 'Ravello', so I'm pleased
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This was my first AE buy.

Picked up the Bourbon McGregor off Shoe Bank for $210 last week, except it came in a half size big. Only have the budget for one AE right now.

Wondering if I should exchange and get in another color?? This is mostly for my business casual wear at work. So this will match up with my navy & charcoal pants, with an occasional sport coat to match...maybe pair with some jeans.

Thoughts?



Edited by countrykid87 - 10/23/14 at 6:27am
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Speaking of the independence line, I'm wearing my walnut Jeffersons today. This might be my favorite shoe!

Edited by LanceM - 10/23/14 at 7:14am
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Looks like some sand suede models just went live. They look good, but don't they know it's fall? LOL, where are the bitter and olive suede versions??!!


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At least they're sticking to the same names :-)
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In case any of you are looking for shoe trees and missed the last 66% off JAB sale, it's on again.

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Looks like some sand suede models just went live. They look good, but don't they know it's fall? LOL, where are the bitter and olive suede versions??!!
 
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That's a pretty color - reminds me of some of the Aldens I've been seeing lately.  I'd wear it in the fall.  Would that really be a faux pas?

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