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There is a Kiowa in brown grain, which I like. It would make the perfect rain shoe IMO. Waiting for them to be part of a sale and I'll pounce.


When I got my Brown Grain Kiowas on sale, for some reason they weren't shown on either the main AE website or the Shoebank website, but when I called the Shoebank, they had Brown Grain Kiowas.   Maybe you should try calling and see if they have any Brown Grain Kiowas on sale.

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A month or two ago I started applying navy cream polish and black wax polish to a pair of walnut MacGregors. Here's how they look now compared to another walnut MacGregor.
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I like how they turned out. If I come across a walnut PTB or cap toe I'll probably use the same treatment.
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

A month or two ago I started applying navy cream polish and black wax polish to a pair of walnut MacGregors. Here's how they look now compared to another walnut MacGregor.
e323c0d19c1f24c64259d2587026d123.jpg
a4b8005b8b284e6590420fbaf7a9cb6d.jpg

I like how they turned out. If I come across a walnut PTB or cap toe I'll probably use the same treatment.

Which polishes did you use? Those look great!
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Very cool, @watchidiot! One question - Can those ever be returned to the original color if you to revert back? I know Saphir Reno'Mat can supposedly strip dark polishes, but I wonder how effective it is once multiple layers of polish have been allowed to set.
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One more pic of the new Rogue...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I had to come back and find this post as it prompted me to source a pair of my own. I love this shoe's oversized perforations and I'm psyched to finally have some walnut calf in the closet. I was also in need of more bluchers to wear with casual outfits where a balmoral would feel out of place, so the big-brogue Rogue fills a real gap in my options.

I wasn't able to find too many photos of the Rogue out there, so I'll share everything I took for the record of this thread.
















I hope everyone's Sunday is going well.
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Which polishes did you use? Those look great!

Thanks! I used navy cream polish from Saphir and kiwi black polish (the one from the tin can) to give it a good shine.
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Very cool, @watchidiot! One question - Can those ever be returned to the original color if you to revert back? I know Saphir Reno'Mat can supposedly strip dark polishes, but I wonder how effective it is once multiple layers of polish have been allowed to set.
I had to come back and find this post as it prompted me to source a pair of my own. I love this shoe's oversized perforations and I'm psyched to finally have some walnut calf in the closet. I was also in need of more bluchers to wear with casual outfits where a balmoral would feel out of place, so the big-brogue Rogue fills a real gap in my options.

I wasn't able to find too many photos of the Rogue out there, so I'll share everything I took for the record of this thread. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













I hope everyone's Sunday is going well.
Thanks! Not sure of it an ever be returned to normal. That said when I was applying the navy polish and it went to parts I didn't want to darken, I simply applied brown cream polish and it stripped away the navy polish.

Your rogues look great. May I ask what size you take on these? From the side you appear to have a high instep but you lace gap is pretty much closed. These fit you like Mdubs!
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Your rogues look great. May I ask what size you take on these? From the side you appear to have a high instep but you lace gap is pretty much closed. These fit you like Mdubs!

Haha, thanks! Those are 11 D. I take either an 11 or 11.5 in the 5 Last depending upon the leather, as I can size down for shell shoes and still be comfortable, but I took a chance on the smaller size for the Rogue and it fits very comfortably.

I should probably have noted that the shoes have a very light coat of AE neutral polish on them. They looked great out of the box, and simply brushing them brought out a nice shine, but I wanted to treat/protect them with something before wearing them for the first time.
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Thanks! I used navy cream polish from Saphir and kiwi black polish (the one from the tin can) to give it a good shine.
Thanks! Not sure of it an ever be returned to normal. That said when I was applying the navy polish and it went to parts I didn't want to darken, I simply applied brown cream polish and it stripped away the navy polish.

Your rogues look great. May I ask what size you take on these? From the side you appear to have a high instep but you lace gap is pretty much closed. These fit you like Mdubs!

 

I've done a similar treatment using black cream on my bourbon daltons and strand. I have the navy saphir cream... i may have to give this a try. They look great!

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Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

Very cool, @watchidiot! One question - Can those ever be returned to the original color if you to revert back? I know Saphir Reno'Mat can supposedly strip dark polishes, but I wonder how effective it is once multiple layers of polish have been allowed to set.
I had to come back and find this post as it prompted me to source a pair of my own. I love this shoe's oversized perforations and I'm psyched to finally have some walnut calf in the closet. I was also in need of more bluchers to wear with casual outfits where a balmoral would feel out of place, so the big-brogue Rogue fills a real gap in my options.

I wasn't able to find too many photos of the Rogue out there, so I'll share everything I took for the record of this thread. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















I hope everyone's Sunday is going well.

 

Congrats; they look great!

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Thanks! I used navy cream polish from Saphir and kiwi black polish (the one from the tin can) to give it a good shine.
Thanks! Not sure of it an ever be returned to normal. That said when I was applying the navy polish and it went to parts I didn't want to darken, I simply applied brown cream polish and it stripped away the navy polish.

Your rogues look great. May I ask what size you take on these? From the side you appear to have a high instep but you lace gap is pretty much closed. These fit you like Mdubs!

 

I've done a similar treatment using black cream on my bourbon daltons and strand. I have the navy saphir cream... i may have to give this a try. They look great!

 

For what it is worth when painting on canvas...not walls...blue is generally the color used to paint shadows..not greys and blacks..something with how the light reflects off the pigments. Always done in thin layers often with glaze between each layer of color.

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Picked up a pair of Williams seconds in brown for the fantastic price of $177. It was this pic of them I found that really pushed me over the edge:
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Took some shots of a few of my AEs after a shine/brush session. Harrisons are still brand new, unworn, but I put a light coat of saphir neutral high gloss wax. They are definitely a dark, dark brown, but I'm sure will patina to a lighter color. Strands are a year old and starting to patina as compared to the Jeffersons. 


More photos of the three. (Click to show)

 

 

 

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Please Please Excuse me...I know I'm dead wrong. But could someone kindly spin me up on how to polish my new AE's. I know there is an entire thread but it is just too much to sort thru.

1. Should I use AE polish or is another brand recommended.
2. Polish or cream?
3. When do I use and need conditioner?
4. Should I be brush shinning or spit shinning?

Again I appreciate the positive feedback.
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

A month or two ago I started applying navy cream polish and black wax polish to a pair of walnut MacGregors. Here's how they look now compared to another walnut MacGregor.

a4b8005b8b284e6590420fbaf7a9cb6d.jpg

I like how they turned out. If I come across a walnut PTB or cap toe I'll probably use the same treatment.

Very nice. I think if I was to do something similar, I would use a dark red like a burgundy and a dark chocolate brown to give it a warmer, browner tone.
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Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post

Please Please Excuse me...I know I'm dead wrong. But could someone kindly spin me up on how to polish my new AE's. I know there is an entire thread but it is just too much to sort thru.

1. Should I use AE polish or is another brand recommended.
2. Polish or cream?
3. When do I use and need conditioner?
4. Should I be brush shinning or spit shinning?

Again I appreciate the positive feedback.

1 What sort of finish are you looking for? Really glossly, semi glossy, or just a warm glow?
2 See above
3 I think there are differing opinions on this. I think it depends upon how often you wear them and the environment that you wear them in. I think you can just condition them occasionally, whether that be a couple of times a year or once a year or I think some folks recommend much more often.
4 I think most folks do a combination. I think usually the toe and counter receive a bit of bulling (spit shining) and all of the shoe gets a brush.

I think a fairly common average approach would be to use a cream polish on the whole thing. Then use a bit of some wax polish to bull (spit shine) the toe and counter (heel). Then brush the whole thing.

Spit shine can be done with spit or water or rubbing alcohol or some folks even use various drinking alcohols like wine, whiskey, etc....

Most folks do NOT recommend the Kiwi parade gloss, but many, myself included, do use the Kiwi wax with great results. There are lots of waxes out there, and many of them are good.

I'm certainly no expert, but I have read through 85-90% of the shoe care thread to try to educate myslef.
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Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

Very cool, @watchidiot! One question - Can those ever be returned to the original color if you to revert back? I know Saphir Reno'Mat can supposedly strip dark polishes, but I wonder how effective it is once multiple layers of polish have been allowed to set.
I had to come back and find this post as it prompted me to source a pair of my own. I love this shoe's oversized perforations and I'm psyched to finally have some walnut calf in the closet. I was also in need of more bluchers to wear with casual outfits where a balmoral would feel out of place, so the big-brogue Rogue fills a real gap in my options.

I wasn't able to find too many photos of the Rogue out there, so I'll share everything I took for the record of this thread.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















I hope everyone's Sunday is going well.

 

This is just a great post and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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