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Originally Posted by delmar View Post

Congratulations.  Those are nice boots.  I have a pair in brown that I got as seconds with no discernible flaws.  I didn't pay a lot for them, but nothing like the steal that you made.

Do yours have the dainite sole? The ones I've seen indicate Toby mini lug
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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post

I should have clarified...which I guess is what I meant when I said this is for ourselves, and our secret desire to encounter another 1 percenter.

Check out AE's Bombay belt in walnut. It's my casual go-to belt with walnut / natural colored shoes/boots. For dressier occasions, I usually do sport the matching Manistee belt.

Edit: I thought this was a close-out style, but it's not - it's still available at AE:


My casual lighter belts:

The boots on the left are walnut shell that have darkened over time (can you say Ravello?) The belt is the Lamar, which is a casual version of the Manistee. It works well with my Long Branch boots also.
Edited by FatTuesday - 6/6/15 at 10:16am
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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post


Do yours have the dainite sole? The ones I've seen indicate Toby mini lug


They have the dainite sole.

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Originally Posted by garland View Post

Same thing happened to me today!

Water isnt going to hurt them at all. I just bone, wet brush, and buff/shine.

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

mwink%5B1%5D.gif shoe fetish to a whole new level, eh?

In all seriousness, though. The other day I wore my Ravello LWBs in a massive downpour. They were thoroughly soaked. Here's what I did:

(1) Let them dry completely and naturally, overnight. Don't put trees in them.
(2) The next morning, put trees in them.
(3) Start with a moderately damp cloth, and wipe the shoes down to remove all the dirt and crap from the rain.
(4) Brush them a lot. 
(5) Apply Bick 4 to condition the leather and brush it while it's drying.
(6) Buff to a moderate shine.
(7) Apply VSC sparingly, buff to a nice shine.

Here's what my LWBs looked like before the rain:

And after the rain (see the spotting and discoloration?):

And after the treatment I outlined above:

Thanks gents. I'll give them some TLC tonight.
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Loafing on a Saturday afternoon...

Burgundy shell on the front row; truffle & brown shell on the back; black shell on the far end.

 

Beef Rolls...

 

The rubber-soled shoes are AE; the leather-soled shoes are Rancourt.


Edited by FatTuesday - 6/6/15 at 11:01am
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Maiden voyage for Bourbon Daltons. It took 4 tries, but I'm happy with the results! The leather creaks like mad. I kind of like it, but it's too loud around other people, so I'll give them another wear before greasing them up. I like all my AE's but I like the Daltons the best.
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Interesting approach to sizing the Maritimes compared to the others. I'm headed into a store tomorrow and will have to hope they have 12/13D in stock. Gonna have to keep the next width down in mind.

Keep us posted. Mine should be here sometime this week...
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Maiden voyage for Bourbon Daltons. It took 4 tries, but I'm happy with the results! The leather creaks like mad. I kind of like it, but it's too loud around other people, so I'll give them another wear before greasing them up. I like all my AE's but I like the Daltons the best.

I wore my bourbon moras yesterday for the second time and they were loud as well...haven't had this happen with my other 3 pairs
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I wore my bourbon moras yesterday for the second time and they were loud as well...haven't had this happen with my other 3 pairs

Lather them with some leather lotion to soften the leather and they won't make anymore noises.  Happened to me when I wore the bleecher st for the first time.  

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Keep us posted. Mine should be here sometime this week...



Went TTS with 13D (pictured next to a pair of shell Kenwoods). Length feels a tad shorter than the 5 last, but I was hoping for that. The width was a bit more snug than I was expecting, but it was definitely welcome considering CXL will stretch.

Basically, I walked in, put the shoe on and said: "Yep, ring me up."
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One pair of shoes left if anybody wants an incredible deal. Walnut Harrisons 8D + shoe trees. Light wear and excellent condition, $150 shipped to CONUS via USPS Priority Mail. Can see the listing in my signature. Need these gone before Wednesday (so by Tuesday), as I'm leaving then.

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I want to ask my question here hoping this will give me better answer. 

 

After getting my Park Avenue in Black, I'm looking to get Fifth Avenue in Brown. This will be for Navy suit at a wedding. Which color would be good with Navy suit in Fifth Avenue? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?style=5737

 

  • Bourbon Calf
  • Walnut Calf
  • Dark Chili
  • Brown Burnished Calf

 

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Maxy View Post
 

I want to ask my question here hoping this will give me better answer. 

 

After getting my Park Avenue in Black, I'm looking to get Fifth Avenue in Brown. This will be for Navy suit at a wedding. Which color would be good with Navy suit in Fifth Avenue? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?style=5737

 

  • Bourbon Calf
  • Walnut Calf
  • Dark Chili
  • Brown Burnished Calf

 

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

 

I would recommend Dark Chili. It's a fantastic color and very versatile, and will go very nicely with a navy suit.

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@Maxy I'd go with the standard brown burnished for versatility, especially if you don't have any brown oxfords to this point.  If you do have a few brown dress shoes already then dark chili is my second choice.  I don't think I'm going to buy many more AE shoes yet I still do want a pair of something in that color. I'm not a fan at all of the Bourbon finish as IMO it often comes out looking pretty streaky/bad and it's hard to re-do on your own (it's a burnish put on the walnut AE's).  Any chance you're a 10D? I've got a lightly worn pair of brown burnished Fifth Avenue first-quality shoes I'm looking to unload for cheap as it turns out I'm really a 9.5D..

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

 

I would recommend Dark Chili. It's a fantastic color and very versatile, and will go very nicely with a navy suit.

 

Thanks.. 

 

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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post
 

@Maxy I'd go with the standard brown burnished for versatility, especially if you don't have any brown oxfords to this point.  If you do have a few brown dress shoes already then dark chili is my second choice.  I don't think I'm going to buy many more AE shoes yet I still do want a pair of something in that color. I'm not a fan at all of the Bourbon finish as IMO it often comes out looking pretty streaky/bad and it's hard to re-do on your own (it's a burnish put on the walnut AE's).  Any chance you're a 10D? I've got a lightly worn pair of brown burnished Fifth Avenue first-quality shoes I'm looking to unload for cheap as it turns out I'm really a 9.5D..

 

Thanks, I do have some brown but not AE. Monk strap and leather loafers. Was also thinking to wear this Cole Haan leather monk(http://i.imgur.com/0negjr5.jpg) but I learnt now monk straps is no good. That shoe is still unused.

 

Strangely, my size is always 10D for all my shoes and when I went and tried the AE Park Ave in the store, 10D looked tight and salesperson said, I should try 9.5E and it was perfect. Thats what I ended up buying.

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