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Now back to more relevant topics wink.gif how does one get water stains out of calf leather?
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Now back to more relevant topics wink.gif how does one get water stains out of calf leather?

Brush.

 

Then brush more. 

 

Then use Lexol/ Bick 4/ Renovator.

 

Then brush.

 

Then if anyone asks about spots, tell them its patina and its supposed to be there. Then call them a noob....

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With some free time at hand and taking cue from a prior post by @Indyoshi68, I decided to change the sole edge color of my 2 year old bourbon moras  from black to brown. I think I'm fine with the way it  turned out but when it will be time for the resoling, I'll let AE do it the right way!!

 

I think it turned out great, Gabru; what about it aren't you feeling? I have my bourbon moras (which I now never wear) in my crosshairs!

 

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Finally finished sanding down and coloring the edge on one of my AE Patriot loafers, I figured I better stop and take a few pics before attacking the second shoe.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I used Saphir fawn cordovan cream as the base color and then finished with two coats of AE chili edge dressing. I did not want to do full chili as the color is quite red by itself. Unfortunately the cordovan cream kind of blocked the edge dressing from making it an even color. I was not sure what to think at first but the splotchy finish kind of suits the casual look I am trying to accomplish. The uneven color also hides any black dye underneath that wasn't quite sanded off and it helps the transition to the black welt.

 

Overall I am pleasantly surprised at the end result and looking forward to finishing the second shoe this week, what do you guys think?

 

 

Before and after, cordovan bloom and all.
 

 

 

Comparison shots next to Alden antique edge.

 

 

Excellent results, Burzan - I see you guys are in the lab and doing a great job of sole edge changes!

 

As for my contribution today, I said this one was in the works - my burgundy cambridge sole recolor:

 

I have to stop being lazy and pull out a real camera - pics do no justice.  I think it eliminates the stark contrast the black sole created, and makes it easier to wear with different colored slacks/suits; now more versatile. Didn't want the lighter, casual contrast for this one. A special mixture of red and brown dyes, reducer, steel wool, wax, three layers of brown edge dressing, and lots of buffing. Love the color IRL; keep it up, guys!


Edited by Indyoshi68 - 6/2/15 at 2:12pm
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Thanks for the replies, guys.. Shoebank experience is not good for me. I'll just return this and get directly from the AE store which I like in the store. Adding another $100 isn't an issue for me when one is not happy. 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

Finally finished sanding down and coloring the edge on one of my AE Patriot loafers, I figured I better stop and take a few pics before attacking the second shoe.

 

I used Saphir fawn cordovan cream as the base color and then finished with two coats of AE chili edge dressing. I did not want to do full chili as the color is quite red by itself. Unfortunately the cordovan cream kind of blocked the edge dressing from making it an even color. I was not sure what to think at first but the splotchy finish kind of suits the casual look I am trying to accomplish. The uneven color also hides any black dye underneath that wasn't quite sanded off and it helps the transition to the black welt.

 

Overall I am pleasantly surprised at the end result and looking forward to finishing the second shoe this week, what do you guys think?

 

 

Before and after, cordovan bloom and all.
 

 

 

Comparison shots next to Alden antique edge.

 

 

 

Looking really good now after the change...

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I think it turned out great, Gabru; what about it aren't you feeling? I have my bourbon moras (which I now never wear) in my crosshairs!

 

Excellent results, Burzan - I see you guys are in the lab and doing a great job of sole edge changes!

 

As for my contribution today, I said this one was in the works - my burgundy cambridge sole recolor:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

I have to stop being lazy and pull out a real camera - pics do no justice.  I think it eliminates the stark contrast the black sole created, and makes it easier to wear with different colored slacks/suits; now more versatile. Didn't want the lighter, casual contrast for this one. A special mixture of red and brown dyes, reducer, steel wool, wax, three layers of brown edge dressing, and lots of buffing. Love the color IRL; keep it up, guys!

 

Thanks Indyoshi and those cambridges are looking more versatile now.

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Thanks for the replies, guys.. Shoebank experience is not good for me. I'll just return this and get directly from the AE store which I like in the store. Adding another $100 isn't an issue for me when one is not happy. 


 



Probably the best way to go. Then if there's a few pairs in your size you can pick which ones you like the best.
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

I think it turned out great, Gabru; what about it aren't you feeling? I have my bourbon moras (which I now never wear) in my crosshairs!

 

Excellent results, Burzan - I see you guys are in the lab and doing a great job of sole edge changes!

 

As for my contribution today, I said this one was in the works - my burgundy cambridge sole recolor:

 

Thanks Indyoshi and those cambridges are looking more versatile now.

I believe they are - and I apologize for the crap snaps of them... got a couple good ones:

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Thanks for the replies, guys.. Shoebank experience is not good for me. I'll just return this and get directly from the AE store which I like in the store. Adding another $100 isn't an issue for me when one is not happy. 

Prepare to receive 1st quality shoes that look worse.
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Clark Streets today. Couldn't swing the orange laces today, so I had to go back to a lighter brown. And for the record... yes, loafer socks.

 

 

 

  

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Hello everyone,

 

I bought my first pair of AEs a month or so ago. A pair of Walnut Lexingtons. I like them very much.

 

Can anyone recommend a good wax polish for these? I want to get a mirror shine on the toecap. I've read a few reviews of AE's premium polish, to mixed reviews, especially for the lighter colors.

 

Any suggestions for a high shine walnut polish, and something that will condition and strip off old wax?

 

Thank you

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I have achieved mirror shines on AE walnut with a marked down 50 cent tin of Kiwi Tan polish.

 

If you want a little better polish, I would recommend Lincoln in Tan.

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Prepare to receive 1st quality shoes that look worse.

This. Happened to me recently.
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Brush.

Then brush more. 

Then use Lexol/ Bick 4/ Renovator.

Then brush.

Then if anyone asks about spots, tell them its patina and its supposed to be there. Then call them a noob....

Thanks. Crazy that 2 minutes in a light drizzle leaves somewhat permanent damage. From now on I'll be waterproofing before wearing for the first time. Best and easiest way to do this?
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Prepare to receive 1st quality shoes that look worse.

Actually before ordering I tried the shoe in the store to know my exact width. The shoe was flawless and shop offered me 15% off but I wanted to try out the shoebank.
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