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Really like my McAllisters in Merlot.  I also have the Strand in Walnut.  Two of my favorites!

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$50 off $200 Amex Offer is back :)

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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!

 

Quick update as I started on the Patriots tonight. Finding that I really need to sand down a lot to get past all the black edge dressing. The first go round was a bit of an experiment to anyways to see what color I would like the edge anyways, so will be sanding them down better. 

 

I used the AE neutral edge dressing and really liked the color it turned out. Will update again when I am all finished, probably in a few days as I have time.

 

 

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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...

Factory finish. I've applied the lotion to 2 pairs of walnut (mcclain, hale) and a pair of the saddle brown vernons- the color transferred from all 3 pairs. I'm not rubbing vigorously at all.
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Doesn't MATTER if the process is called for Kahuna... whenever it happens - called for or not - reno, conditioner, polish, lex cleaner and wax will ALL ruin your pristine bourbon burnish and eliminate any depth that was there previously. The black just...goes away. I agree that a better finishing process needs to be used on AE's bourbon selections, and dye would be the answer (museum calf finish does not disappear because its a PERMANENT, dyed finish.) As GMTO is effectively dead, maybe they can now focus on getting some things nailed down, like finishing a shoe with a process that doesn't immediately change for the worse when touched by any non-solid. (Wait...buffing may remove the finish, too.) My beautiful Larchmont and Mora 2.0 in bourbon are...bland looking now. 

 

Hey...this could be a new revenue generator for AE - BOURBON MAINTENANCE SERVICES!!!  Just send in your de-burnished bourbon AE for "re-bourboning"!!! ...35 bucks. They'll make a mint.:crazy:

 

My 1st AE's are Bourbon Daltons - love 'em, but...they shine up reeeel good (Saphir Neutral and brushing, with occasional Conditioner), however the color itself is almost DULLER now..I'm wishing I'd bought Walnut

 

Can I RenoMat these all the way back to the underlying, pre-black-wheel-burnishing Walnut color?

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Really like my McAllisters in Merlot.  I also have the Strand in Walnut.  Two of my favorites!

 

McAllisters in Merlot and Elgins in Tan here (Elgins are Rough Collection version of Strand) and love them both!

 

Great minds think alike :cheers: 

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Im seriously considering getting the Oxblood Daltons, but since it is only a burnished color, and not a leather color, Im really concerned that they will lose that color depth after polishing/cleanings, and just wind up a kind of flat shade of the base color, like my Bourbon Mora 2.0's have..
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Just found out I passed the California Bar Exam. Overall pass rate was 39%. 

 

How should I celebrate? Maybe some shell Dundees?

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Just found out I passed the California Bar Exam. Overall pass rate was 39%. 

How should I celebrate? Maybe some shell Dundees?
Congrats on passing, I'd get a more practical shoe that you can wear with a suit, unless you plan on working in one of the more casual law firms. I have shell dundees and like them but would've gone with shell strands first, then daltons, and finally dundees.

I know you don't have to go to law school to take CA, most february takers failed the first time (july) and there are a lot of foreigners who take it an fail (like NY) but still 39% seems crazy low.
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I would like to point out that Leather Lotion is not the product AE recommends for the shoes being discussed.
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Im seriously considering getting the Oxblood Daltons, but since it is only a burnished color, and not a leather color, Im really concerned that they will lose that color depth after polishing/cleanings, and just wind up a kind of flat shade of the base color, like my Bourbon Mora 2.0's have..

 

 

Could someone say in simple terms how burnishing can be replicated at home? I'm not a guy that has 35 steps and creams, etc. I just use AE polish and the standard prescribed formula. Would a light layer of black polish on top of the existing color replicate burnishing? Would that be an irreversible mistake?

 

I've been wondering exactly this as I put bourbon polish on my bourbon Moras as well.

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Really like my McAllisters in Merlot.  I also have the Strand in Walnut.  Two of my favorites!

 

 

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McAllisters in Merlot and Elgins in Tan here (Elgins are Rough Collection version of Strand) and love them both!

 

Great minds think alike :cheers: 

 

 

 

 

Is Chilli similar to Merlot?

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Could someone say in simple terms how burnishing can be replicated at home? I'm not a guy that has 35 steps and creams, etc. I just use AE polish and the standard prescribed formula. Would a light layer of black polish on top of the existing color replicate burnishing? Would that be an irreversible mistake?

I've been wondering exactly this as I put bourbon polish on my bourbon Moras as well.

Same here...im not one of these Mac Method guys or someone who does 55 different stages of cleaning and polishing for my shoes either..I have respect for those who have the money, patience and discipline to do that with all their shoes, but for the most part I just bought the leather conditioner and whichever corresponding shoe polish color the allen edmonds associate suggested for the shoes I had bought.

I had never even heard of 95% of these products I read about people using on here (Saphir, Reno, deer bones, etc) and dont know how to use them in a way that would preserve burnishing. I have, since joining, and at the behest of another poster, picked up a clear/neutral polish for my Bourbon Moras, and used it on them. It certainly didnt hurt the finish any worse than it already is, but I think the damage is done on those anyway, and I think the flat brown color is here to stay.

But maybe if someone were to begin polishing with neutral polish or wax, then perhaps that would preserve some of the burnishing, without stripping much of it off or covering it up so prematurely...?..?...IDK
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I think chili is one of those colors that is a modification to a tanned color. I avoid those.

I also have the natural Elgin. My favorite casual!



Is Chilli similar to Merlot?
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Thanks. So Chilli is a no go then.

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