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They are Margom lug soles (not Dainite), so maybe you don't need that new phone after all :).

 

I think these shoes look perfectly appropriate with wool trousers, a sport-coat, and a tie. Although I frequently wear this kind of outfit, I don't often wear a suit. I'm not sure how formal the workplace would have to be to make Kiowas too casual; judging by the 'comfort dress shoes' that 90% of men wear, there are not very many of them.

 

AE's site says they have a "Toby mini lug" and that the shoe has a Poron insole: http://answers.allenedmonds.com/answers/7512-en_us/product/SF2195/kiowa-brown-distressed-leather-questions-answers/questions.htm?sort=recenta

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Cleaning up the closet so I figured that I might as well get a group AE shot...slowly growing the collection--not quite as good as some others in this thread but hopefully will catch up one day:

Top Row (L to R): Bourbon Portland Boot, Merlot McAllister, Walnut Strand, Walnut Strand (Topy'd for rain use and heavily polished/burnished over the years).

Bottom Row (L to R): Snuff Suede Neumok, Brown Distressed Neumok, Snuff Suede Strandmok



I should have had a Dk. Chili Burnished Fifth Ave to include but upon receiving them I realized there was a defect and had them sent back...hopefully can update this photo in a few weeks when I get the replacements.
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There were some recent posts about polishing bourbon shoes. I too have a Mora 2.0 in bourbon that is fairly new and I love the color. They are due for a treatment but I'm not sure exactly how to care for them. I chatted with someone on ae.com and they weren't very helpful. I'll most likely start by using neutral polish since that seems like the safest approach and then I can move to bourbon polish if needed but won't be able to easily go the other way. What I'm wondering is, will the conditioner/cleaner remove any of the color/burnishing? I also have the leather lotion which I understand is less "harsh". Which would you recommend I use, if any, or should I go straight to the neutral polish?

 

Suggestions? Thanks.

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There were some recent posts about polishing bourbon shoes. I too have a Mora 2.0 in bourbon that is fairly new and I love the color. They are due for a treatment but I'm not sure exactly how to care for them. I chatted with someone on ae.com and they weren't very helpful. I'll most likely start by using neutral polish since that seems like the safest approach and then I can move to bourbon polish if needed but won't be able to easily go the other way. What I'm wondering is, will the conditioner/cleaner remove any of the color/burnishing? I also have the leather lotion which I understand is less "harsh". Which would you recommend I use, if any, or should I go straight to the neutral polish?

 

Suggestions? Thanks.

 

I used leather lotion on my Mora 2.0 and Daltons to get squeaking out and just gently applied it and had no issue with the burnishing...I then waited a full 24 hours to put neutral polish on...again very lightly applied and brushed.

 

unless your shoes are getting really dirty or heavily scratched -that is all I would do and not polish very often just brush them. I am not a high shine person so I can not speak to getting a great shine on them.

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Black Hills and a few others are on sale for $199 -

 

I think the Black Hills in Walnut Waxy Brown with Toby mini lug is pretty bad arss for that price. I do not have much of a use for it due to other bad weather shoes I own already otherwise I would be all over that.

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Here's what the soles of my Kiowas look like and I have worn them with a brown tweed suit.......



Those are definitely not Dainite. Those are Toby mini lugs.
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They are Margom lug soles (not Dainite), so maybe you don't need that new phone after all smile.gif .

I think these shoes look perfectly appropriate with wool trousers, a sport-coat, and a tie. Although I frequently wear this kind of outfit, I don't often wear a suit. I'm not sure how formal the workplace would have to be to make Kiowas too casual; judging by the 'comfort dress shoes' that 90% of men wear, there are not very many of them.
I believe these are Toby mini lugs. The same one used for the Aberdeen.

Haha sucks I'm not getting my iPhone 6.
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Feeling Austere today.



On wet (but not raining) days like today, I'm rather glad that they mixed up the specs and have me dainite instead of v-tread...

Also, how difficult a tailoring job is it to get pant leg openings slimmed down? I got these pants for pretty cheap, but the flare is a little too much for my tastes.
Nice! Is it an MTO?
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Nice! Is it an MTO?

Yes, it was an MTO of a webgem called Ardsley park.
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What are you all using to touch up the light and medium brown transparent edging. I assume most are using neutral to maintain, but I need to touch up color. I'm considering transparent wood stain. What's everyone doing?
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What are you all using to touch up the light and medium brown transparent edging. I assume most are using neutral to maintain, but I need to touch up color. I'm considering transparent wood stain. What's everyone doing?
Chili
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I'm tempted to order a pair of Gobi's in tan at the reduced price, but I have 2 pair of shell Dundees ordered (and 1 in my closet). Still, I being pulled in. Someone talk me down!

I love when Firsts are cheaper than Seconds!
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Chili

Is it transparent? I'd love to recreate the medium brown transparent edging. It looks great when it's brand new. AE's brown edge dressing is quite opaque.
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Is it transparent? I'd love to recreate the medium brown transparent edging. It looks great when it's brand new. AE's brown edge dressing is quite opaque.
I haven't tried it in the medium brown but it works for the light brown transparent on my walnut strands
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@peppercorn78 , tapering pant legs should be about 20 bucks at most reasonable tailors. Might be more if you're in an expensive part of a city.

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Looks sharp from here fing02%5B1%5D.gif.

Not hard at all to get your pants slimmed. Just measure the leg opening of one of the pants that you like; measure them flat, and tell the tailor.  They will open the inside or outside seam (cant remember) and bring together/cut excess fabric. Cant remember if they start around the knees or hips. They have charged me ~$15.

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@peppercorn78
 , tapering pant legs should be about 20 bucks at most reasonable tailors. Might be more if you're in an expensive part of a city.

Thanks guys. I'll look into it!
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