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Originally Posted by thehaviet View Post

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?


Just FYI, if you're talking multiple shoes you'll be fine, but I don't think its going too far out on a limb to say that there is NO shoe out there that will look good with jeans up to a suit. Jeans to dressy chinos, yes. Chinos to suits, yes. But jeans to suits, no.
post #59417 of 70737
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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post


Just FYI, if you're talking multiple shoes you'll be fine, but I don't think its going too far out on a limb to say that there is NO shoe out there that will look good with jeans up to a suit. Jeans to dressy chinos, yes. Chinos to suits, yes. But jeans to suits, no.

 

 

 

 

Lol. I agreed with you. I was probably being a bit too greedy. I do think that I need separate shoes just for suits.

 

But, something that can go well with jeans, chinos, and trousers would be ideal. Which pairs of AE would you suggest for that?

post #59418 of 70737
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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


Thanks, @garland and @peppercorn78. Very helpful info.

post #59419 of 70737

Maiden voyage for my Walnut McAllister yesterday for my son's Bris.  I don't think I have ever received as many shoe compliments!

 

Sorry no pics, was a bit preoccupied.

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Wore my Eagle County and Bayfield the past few days

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

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...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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: 

 

 

Started to sand down the edges on my Patriot last night, always wanted a pair in burgundy shell with light edge. Will post the results when I finish them up. Thanks for the pics, I think they turned out great!

post #59421 of 70737

Regarding my adventure with a local shoemaker i will put it on hold until i get my AE pair, which i will give to him to replicate the finishing and see how it goes, depending on that i will keep buying AEs or go ham on local shoes lol

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

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: 

 

They do look so much better now, nice job :fonz:

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

 
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... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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 shog%5B1%5D.gif

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! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif 


Started to sand down the edges on my Patriot last night, always wanted a pair in burgundy shell with light edge. Will post the results when I finish them up. Thanks for the pics, I think they turned out great!

Wow... Get out of my head! I'm trying to build up the courage to do my #8 shell Daltons. Thank you for the kind words, Burzan; good luck with your project... The Patriot should be really nice with lighter edge. Looking forward to that post!
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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post


Just FYI, if you're talking multiple shoes you'll be fine, but I don't think its going too far out on a limb to say that there is NO shoe out there that will look good with jeans up to a suit. Jeans to dressy chinos, yes. Chinos to suits, yes. But jeans to suits, no.


Some sort of longwing in a burgundyish shade would work, IMO.

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post

Just FYI, if you're talking multiple shoes you'll be fine, but I don't think its going too far out on a limb to say that there is NO shoe out there that will look good with jeans up to a suit. Jeans to dressy chinos, yes. Chinos to suits, yes. But jeans to suits, no.


Some sort of longwing in a burgundyish shade would work, IMO.

These would be my answer as well. A dark brown or burgundy longwing can range from jeans to a suit if you aren't a person that sticks their nose up at pairing a pair of bluchers with a suit.
post #59426 of 70737
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Originally Posted by itzafugasi View Post

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

Nice! Glad you're enjoying them Itza! J
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

 
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 shog%5B1%5D.gif

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! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif 
They do look so much better now, nice job fing02%5B1%5D.gif
I appreciate the appreciation Gabru! It was a simultaneus labor of love and leap of faith. Glad I didn't blow it!
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

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 shog%5B1%5D.gif

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! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif 

Thanks for posting this; I love these DIY projects. I assume you've seen this thread on a similar project:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color

Did you rub carnauba wax on for added protection? I thought the edge ironing @DWFII describes was interesting. I had to look pretty closely at my AE edges to see it but the factory edges do seem to be ever so slightly concave. Even without tracking down (and figuring out how to use) an edge iron, I think a good seal on the edges is important to longevity.

I'm tempted to try this on a pair of Wendells that are due for recrafting. That way if I mess it up I won't be stuck with it for long. Now if I could just get the current antiquing project done to free up some time ...
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Bourbon vs Walnut ?

 

Looking to pick up a McAllister.

 

Is there a big difference between Bourbon and Walnut? From my computer screen, they both look very alike. Perhaps Bourbon is a tad darker than Walnut?

 

Can anyone shed some lights on these two colours?

 

Thanks

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Nice! Glad you're enjoying them Itza! J

Thanks again! :)

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