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Had a gift card...saw there was a sale at the shoebank...saw a brown dundee in my size and took a chance. I have never ordered seconds before so was a bit aprehensive. Just got them today and they look better than the burgandy firsts that i just returned.

The flaws that i could see: one toe cap is a little bit dry and rough, the tops of both are a bit folded over, on both there is a small crease right above the welt. There may be more flaws but i didn't notice them. I have seen far worse on first quality shoes and will not be sending these back...pretty happy for a $300 discount.












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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....

Crisis averted. Picked up some Lexol from Pep Boys. Lexol cleaner followed by conditioner and all spots are gone. Had about 20 spots on each shoe. Amazing stuff.

Now if I can find equally an effective waterproofing agent I'll be set.
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Crisis averted. Picked up some Lexol from Pep Boys. Lexol cleaner followed by conditioner and all spots are gone. Had about 20 spots on each shoe. Amazing stuff.

Now if I can find equally an effective waterproofing agent I'll be set.

Congrats on the successful rehab but I'd use caution in trying to "waterproof" your dress shoes. I'm sure you can appreciate something that might completely waterproof, eg, a hunting boot might alter the appearance in a way not objectionable for your boot but unacceptable for a dress shoe.

You just confirmed with your own eyes that getting rid of some rain spots without a lot of trouble is doable. I'd say just give 'em a good polish and scour the shoe care thread for some great info.
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Congrats on the successful rehab but I'd use caution in trying to "waterproof" your dress shoes. I'm sure you can appreciate something that might completely waterproof, eg, a hunting boot might alter the appearance in a way not objectionable for your boot but unacceptable for a dress shoe.

You just confirmed with your own eyes that getting rid of some rain spots without a lot of trouble is doable. I'd say just give 'em a good polish and scour the shoe are thread for some great info.
Shoosensuits, I've never had a problem with calfskin AEs bouncing back nicely after getting wet. No worries. You must have REALLY got yours wet... J
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Hello Forum, I am a newbee who was able to score an AE seconds Strand. The right foot has some defects and I wanted to check the following:

1. How significant / severe can the damage be?
2. Can it be repaired if needed with re-crafting etc?

I am uploading the pics below and both of these defects are on the right foot. Thanks in advance!

Defect 1: Bad Stitching around the inner perimeter of the welt (I guess that's what it’s called, is that right?) above the heel.

I can see some strands of thread coming out. Do you think the thread will break in after some wear?

 

 

 

Defect 2: Uneven margin around the stitch underneath the sole.

 

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Looks good to me.

post #60022 of 70737
Again, those are totally par for the course w AE, even on firsts. I wouldn't worry.
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Had a gift card...saw there was a sale at the shoebank...saw a brown dundee in my size and took a chance. I have never ordered seconds before so was a bit aprehensive. Just got them today and they look better than the burgandy firsts that i just returned.
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The flaws that i could see: one toe cap is a little bit dry and rough, the tops of both are a bit folded over, on both there is a small crease right above the welt. There may be more flaws but i didn't notice them. I have seen far worse on first quality shoes and will not be sending these back...pretty happy for a $300 discount.












 

 

These look like an excellent pair for seconds, well worth your price.  Straight laces and all.

 

Some Bicks4 should help the dry/rough spots.


Congrats and enjoy! 

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Walnut Wednesday. Grand-re-maiden voyaging the shell Daltons. Just got them back from getting stretched. Still a tad tight on the left pinkie, but much better than they were.

Not sure I'll wear with these pants again. Works well with calf, but not liking the look with shell.

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Looking good, Eric! Not sure what's wrong with those pants. I like the combo.
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Do you think the thread will break in after some wear?

I'll agree with everyone else that those aren't problems to be worried about and expand that the thread breaking has no affect on the integrity of the shoe. The thread is coated with an adhesive wax and is lock-stitched, so severing the thread anywhere on the welt (or outsole) won't result in the shoe coming apart.
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I apologize if this is the wrong place for this but wanted to get some thoughts:

 

I took a nasty cut to the upper over the weekend (a consequence of a crowded sidewalk and sharp edged-sidewalk ads). I've tried polishing and conditioning, and the cuts, while wearing, don't seem as bad now. However, there's still a rather deep cut on the toe.

 

Is this something a cobbler might be able to make less obvious or is it something Im just going to have to deal with? 

Thanks!

 

A cobbler might be able to put some filler on that but that would just be a superficial fix and will wear off eventually. You either have to live with it or you now have the perfect excuse to go out and buy another pair :cheers:

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A cobbler might be able to put some filler on that but that would just be a superficial fix and will wear off eventually. You either have to live with it or you now have the perfect excuse to go out and buy another pair :cheers:


heh, I'm trying to convince myself that I shouldn't :P (especially since my watch obsession is stronger than my shoe). I guess we'll see what the tent sale has to offer

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heh, I'm trying to convince myself that I shouldn't :P (especially since my watch obsession is stronger than my shoe). I guess we'll see what the tent sale has to offer

Me too! Thats why I got into shoes. They are my nicotine patch to my watches' cigarettes.

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Me too! Thats why I got into shoes. They are my nicotine patch to my watches' cigarettes.


in either case, we're both doomed to walking around with holes in our wallets.

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