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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.


I have a pair of Bourbon Park Avenues.  I use either neutral or tan Meltonian polish or Kiwi wax and then I use my black shoe brush and cloth on the burnished areas rather than my tan shoe brush and cloth and the residual black on my black shoe brush seems to preserve (and possibly enhance, depending on your opinion of the results) the burnishing.   


At the factory, the burnishing on bourbon shoes is done by polishing walnut shoes on a black polishing wheel (which is why bourbon shoes have walnut tongues).

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Thanks. So Chilli is a no go then.
Chili is its own color - kind of a reddish brown.
There is also a dark burnished chili that has the extra burnishing that it sounds like you are trying to avoid.
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Is Chilli similar to Merlot?

AE chili is a very pretty medium brown. Merlot is a darker, subtler burgundy. So they're quite different.

Which shoes were you considering in chili?
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Is there an AE loafer that compares to the Crockett & Jones Sydney in terms of styling and sleekness?

I want to get something similar to the CJ Sydney as a gift for a someone.
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Hey guys, it's been a while since I've posted here; I've been quite busy. Was just wondering if anybody would be interested in a brand new pair of shell cordovan cambridges in 8.5D Burgundy. I've had them for quite some time, and they're my absolute favourite shoe, despite me never having worn them. However, since I've never worn them, I don't really see the point in having them just sit in their box. I'd be willing to sell them for around $550-$575 if anybody is interested. I can send pictures, just message me. All original materials would be included + shoe trees.

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AE chili is a very pretty medium brown. Merlot is a darker, subtler burgundy. So they're quite different.

Which shoes were you considering in chili?

 

 

I was looking at the McGregor in Chilli.

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I was looking at the McGregor in Chilli.

 

Wingtip derby in chili with slightly burnished toe? Sounds great to me. :)

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Chili is slowly becoming one of my favorite colors.
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Some sizing help needed:

 

If i'm a 9EE in a shell Strand, do you think a 9.5E Dundee will fit well? 

 

Thanks! 

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Chili is slowly becoming one of my favorite colors.

Me too. Definitely one of the most versatile. I love my burnished chili McAllisters best of all my AEs.
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Just got myself another AE.

 

McGregor in burnished chilli. This will be my second pair, but certainly won't be the last. :)

 

$254 from the factory (less $50 Amex promo).

 

 

 

 

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Me too. Definitely one of the most versatile. I love my burnished chili McAllisters best of all my AEs.

Definitely the most versatile color other than maybe merlot. I stopped by the AE store again few minutes ago, and came to the conclusion that Oxblood, while stunningly beautiful, actually seems kind of gimmicky. Almost like a one trick pony, strictly appropriate for the most playful and leisurely of outfits...I cant see it being paired that well with anything other than the darkest of blue denims, black and maybe tan pants...but not khaki, tweeds or stone color pants. Also, dark chili looks gorgeous in natural lighting.

Btw..the AE associate says she just uses the brush that she uses when polishing black shoes, to preserve burnishing on the toe box, at least, on oxbloods and bourbons...but even after suggesting this, she still also conceded that the burnished colors will still not completely retain their burnishing after a few polishes, regardless.

But from what I understand, the Dark Chili, is an actual leather color, so the color itself should remain pretty steadfast.
Edited by harlequin782 - 5/16/15 at 9:57pm
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Just snagged a beautiful pair of Cambridge seconds from the shoe bank. The shell is flawless and the only issue with the shoes I found was that two brogue perforations were not entirely perfect on the edge of the medallion. Extremely hard to notice.

$349 for shell (after Amex promo) is hard to beat.
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Just pointing out that it's a particularly good time to buy AE right now. The AmEx promotion added to current Shoebank discounts for seconds, or stacked with the $35 soles 4 souls discount are both appealing offers.

$85 total off firsts. Sounds good to me...
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Just snagged a beautiful pair of Cambridge seconds from the shoe bank. The shell is flawless and the only issue with the shoes I found was that two brogue perforations were not entirely perfect on the edge of the medallion. Extremely hard to notice.

$349 for shell (after Amex promo) is hard to beat.

Do they just subtract that from the price or it's some sort of rebate? Is this advertised somewhere? This website is bad, real bad.....

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