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Originally Posted by garland View Post
 

 

The leather is a french calf that goes through a veg tan and a chrome tan, making it quite a bit more soft and supple. They are then lined with lambskin as opposed to calf. And then theres the small detail differences like the outsoles, insole, shoe bags, and box.

 

edit: what @peppercorn78 said


Any info regarding a new adelaide style this fall? Something like the Rutledge?

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Someone asked about the Independence collection, so I figured I would ask about something I was wondering too - I won't beat around the bush, I'm not impressed by the road warriors collection - I don't like the look of them, nor do I like their overall construction.  But - wanted to know if anyone had any experience with something older, like the Lake Forest, that was also built on the 511G.  Wondering if they were higher/lower/same quality as the new collection.

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Someone asked about the Independence collection, so I figured I would ask about something I was wondering too - I won't beat around the bush, I'm not impressed by the road warriors collection - I don't like the look of them, nor do I like their overall construction.  But - wanted to know if anyone had any experience with something older, like the Lake Forest, that was also built on the 511G.  Wondering if they were higher/lower/same quality as the new collection.
I've got the Voyager. I pretty much beat them to hell. They seem sturdy enough...
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Anyone find that the AE leather lotion strips finish/polish? After a single application a ton of polish transferred from my vernons onto the rag. Same happened with walnut mccneils. I'm dabbing some lotion onto an old white tee and wiping the uppers with it- am I doing something wrong?
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Two questions.  1) My normal size is 9D for all of my pairs of Allen Edmonds.  I see a pair of Neumoks in Navy on Ebay and have really wanted a pair of those for a while.  But they're 9.5d.  If 9D is a perfect fit, will 9.5d be too far off?

 

2) Someone is selling a pair of Cordovan Park Avenues.  Problem is, when I search for the style number they are coming up as Cobbler leather.  I'm assuming that this is not Cordovan, but is instead a junky version of the Park Avenues.  Can someone confirm?

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Originally Posted by TheHuth View Post
 

Two questions.  1) My normal size is 9D for all of my pairs of Allen Edmonds.  I see a pair of Neumoks in Navy on Ebay and have really wanted a pair of those for a while.  But they're 9.5d.  If 9D is a perfect fit, will 9.5d be too far off?

 

2) Someone is selling a pair of Cordovan Park Avenues.  Problem is, when I search for the style number they are coming up as Cobbler leather.  I'm assuming that this is not Cordovan, but is instead a junky version of the Park Avenues.  Can someone confirm?

 

Are they burgundy/merlot in color?  A lot of people/ebay sellers tend to list this color as "cordovan", rather than using the word to refer to the type of material used.

 

My instinct is that it's probably a pair of corrected-grain burgundy shoes.

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Originally Posted by TheHuth View Post
 

Two questions.  1) My normal size is 9D for all of my pairs of Allen Edmonds.  I see a pair of Neumoks in Navy on Ebay and have really wanted a pair of those for a while.  But they're 9.5d.  If 9D is a perfect fit, will 9.5d be too far off?

 

2) Someone is selling a pair of Cordovan Park Avenues.  Problem is, when I search for the style number they are coming up as Cobbler leather.  I'm assuming that this is not Cordovan, but is instead a junky version of the Park Avenues.  Can someone confirm?

I'm assuming if you say your "normal size" is 9D this includes your size on the majority of 65-lasted styles - I say this because I couldn't really tell you what my "normal size" was.  But I'll assume for the moment you take a 9D in the PA for argument's sake.  The Neumok is completely unlined, so at least to me, the toebox feels roomier from the start.  I have the red version, not the suede, but I own other suede AEs and the suede versions also feel roomier due to the fact that the material is more flexible.  So going up a half size plus the suede on top of that, my guess is that they'll be way too long and you'll have some nasty creasing going on.  Sorry to let you down - I wanted to the navy suede neumoks myself but they're hard to come by.

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Originally Posted by TheHuth View Post
 

Two questions.  1) My normal size is 9D for all of my pairs of Allen Edmonds.  I see a pair of Neumoks in Navy on Ebay and have really wanted a pair of those for a while.  But they're 9.5d.  If 9D is a perfect fit, will 9.5d be too far off?

 

2) Someone is selling a pair of Cordovan Park Avenues.  Problem is, when I search for the style number they are coming up as Cobbler leather.  I'm assuming that this is not Cordovan, but is instead a junky version of the Park Avenues.  Can someone confirm?

1.) If 9D fits you best, then I would be patient and keep an eye out for 9D.  9.5D does make a difference and you'll be much happier getting a pair of shoes that fit well.  You could also ask the seller for the in-sole measurement (heel to toe) to compare the difference in length.

 

2.) A lot of sellers use "cordovan" describing the color versus material as @BackInTheJox mentioned, since it usually leads to more hits & maybe confused buyers who bid not fully knowing; likely its burgundy or merlot.  If you can post a picture of them here then we can help you out to confirm.

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Anyone find that the AE leather lotion strips finish/polish? After a single application a ton of polish transferred from my vernons onto the rag. Same happened with walnut mccneils. I'm dabbing some lotion onto an old white tee and wiping the uppers with it- am I doing something wrong?

 

Never had that happen...is that polish you applied or factory finish? and I would guess you may be rubbing to hard.

 

I have used AE leather lotion on burnished finishes too...

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Hi gents.

 

Very new to AE, and just sign up to the forum, so please do go easy on me :)

 

I have a few questions, that I hope you all can provide some guidance.

 

I got my first pair of AE last month and absolutely love it (Walnut Strand). I would wear it every day if I can, but I do want to alternate and rotate.

 

I am looking to get 2-3 more pairs of AE and need some feedbacks.

 

I want my AEs to be flexible, meaning they need to go well with slacks, jeans, chinos, or a suit.

 

So, what should I get? McGregor, McAllister, Fifth Ave?

 

And since this is a style forum. Can you recommend some nice brands for slacks and chinos? I have wear various brands but still haven't found anything that I can fill by closet with. I have wore Banana Republic, JCrew, Dockers, LandsEnd, Perry Ellis, and others. I do prefer a more tailored or slim fit.

 

Thanks much!

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Originally Posted by thehaviet View Post

Hi gents.

Very new to AE, and just sign up to the forum, so please do go easy on me smile.gif

I have a few questions, that I hope you all can provide some guidance.

I got my first pair of AE last month and absolutely love it (Walnut Strand). I would wear it every day if I can, but I do want to alternate and rotate.

I am looking to get 2-3 more pairs of AE and need some feedbacks.

I want my AEs to be flexible, meaning they need to go well with slacks, jeans, chinos, or a suit.

So, what should I get? McGregor, McAllister, Fifth Ave?

And since this is a style forum. Can you recommend some nice brands for slacks and chinos? I have wear various brands but still haven't found anything that I can fill by closet with. I have wore Banana Republic, JCrew, Dockers, LandsEnd, Perry Ellis, and others. I do prefer a more tailored or slim fit.

Thanks much!

I'd say McGregor is pretty versatile. Lexington and its variants is good too, if you want them to go with jeans and chinos to more casual trousers. For suits I'd go with oxfords such as McAllisters, Fifth Aves, etc.

If your budget allows, I'd recommend Epaulet for chinos and trousers. Visit their SF affiliate thread to learn more if you wish. I'm fairly biased toward Epaulet though, since probably 90% of my pants are from them.
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I'd say McGregor is pretty versatile. Lexington and its variants is good too, if you want them to go with jeans and chinos to more casual trousers. For suits I'd go with oxfords such as McAllisters, Fifth Aves, etc.

If your budget allows, I'd recommend Epaulet for chinos and trousers. Visit their SF affiliate thread to learn more if you wish. I'm fairly biased toward Epaulet though, since probably 90% of my pants are from them.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions Mack.

 

But, I am afraid Epaulet is out of my league at the moment :(

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Navy Stewarts for me today, purchased from a fellow SF member!

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I will post this in other threads, but I thought I'd share the results of my sole recoloring project that I've been contemplating recently - and has been getting some attention here in the AE thread.  This is something I want to do to several pairs of shoes. I was especially concerned about trying with suede shoes (AE for RL Slaton) since I couldn't comfortably TAPE off the uppers...

The sole edges of these were not black, but were dressed unevenly - looked kinda sloppy...

Sanded down with 40 - 80 - 120 - 240 grit sandpaper and steel wool to polish/finish a bit...had to be  veeerrry careful not to sand the suede and get to the top of the welt.

Dyed with a blend of dark brown Feibings and gold Angelus leather dyes, and a bit of reducer to ease the transition...

A couple coats of VSC to moisturize and seal dyes, and some clear AE edge dressing - 2 coats - and I am here:

Some folks willl probably say "why not leave it really light like it was after sanding" - well I wanted some protection from the elements and a bit of color - something more the color of a natural edge; I didn't expect the VSC to darken like it did. I will also heat up some wax polish and burnish it in to give more resistance to water. As if i'll be wearing these in the rain! Curious to hear feedback - positive or the other kind :embar:

 

What could I have done differently?

 

Regardless, these will get way more wear as they look so much more casual - now along the lines of my mto'd suede Badlands - and I now have the confidence and process to change sole edge at will.  Next up? My suede Schautals! 

 I'm going to take a shoemaking class being offered in nearby Evanston, Il; a new career path, maybe? Watch out, B Nelson and Justin the Shoe Snob! :slayer: 

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Ordered my first pair of AE, now the wait begins...

 

still looking for a used/or new cheap pair of AE black dress shoes, any model works. size 9 D

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