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New member here... I recently posted a new thread that seems to have gotten slightly lost in the shuffle so please pardon the cross post.  I think this is probably the better place for the post anyway.

 

I recently received the linked pair of Fifth Ave in Dark Chili Burnished seconds and haven't decided whether I should keep them.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/503088/allen-edmonds-seconds-salvagable

 

Not sure what to do with the contrasty lines in the vamp just below the laces.  Those defects are darker and in a more noticeable spot, I think.  Given the design of the shoe and how dark the defect is, I am not sure how easy it will be to blend it while keeping the toe darker than the vamp.  The other concern is that I think darkening the vamp significantly will result in lighter colored creases that are closer to the original color.

 

I do like the shoes but I am honestly leaning towards an exchange to a different color or style (OOS in this color now) since I am just not certain how to approach the correction.

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Originally Posted by stook1 View Post
 

New member here... I recently posted a new thread that seems to have gotten slightly lost in the shuffle so please pardon the cross post.  I think this is probably the better place for the post anyway.

 

I recently received the linked pair of Fifth Ave in Dark Chili Burnished seconds and haven't decided whether I should keep them.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/503088/allen-edmonds-seconds-salvagable

 

Not sure what to do with the contrasty lines in the vamp just below the laces.  Those defects are darker and in a more noticeable spot, I think.  Given the design of the shoe and how dark the defect is, I am not sure how easy it will be to blend it while keeping the toe darker than the vamp.  The other concern is that I think darkening the vamp significantly will result in lighter colored creases that are closer to the original color.

 

I do like the shoes but I am honestly leaning towards an exchange to a different color or style (OOS in this color now) since I am just not certain how to approach the correction.


I don't understand. The other thread seems to have several answers, all saying the same thing. How many more opinions are you looking for? Shoes look fine. return if you don't like. :)

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Also, another unrelated question...

 

Working to build out a better rotation of shoes.  My work is generally business casual ranging from jeans and a polo shirt to slacks with a button down.  I seldom wear a sports jacket or suit.  My personal attire is generally more on the casual side of the same spectrum.  I have a pair of merlot Park Aves that I use for more formal occasions.

 

I have the following shoe options currently:

 

Park Ave in Merlot

Elgin in Natural/Brown?

Rimini in Black

Charleston (?) in Brown - not certain on the model but it looks kind of like this one, bought a while ago at Lord & Taylor before I knew better.  It is the cheaper AE line, rubber sole, reasonable shape, polished with a slight red cast brown now. 

 

I am thinking about adding perhaps 2 or 3 pairs from the following but open to some other options.  This is based upon availability from the shoebank, which is the explanation for the limited colors.  Incidentally, I can never quite figure out what shoes to wear when going with a more casual black shirt so I am leaning towards the burgundy Clifton as a strong contender since I feel like that might be a good solution.

 

Clifton in Walnut or Burgundy

Kenilworth in Walnut or Brown

Mcallister in Walnut or Bourbon

Fifth Ave in Walnut or Bourbon

Dalton in Walnut or Bourbon

Lasalle in Black or Chili

Delray in Black or Chili

 

thanks!

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I don't understand. The other thread seems to have several answers, all saying the same thing. How many more opinions are you looking for? Shoes look fine. return if you don't like. :)

 

As I explained my post here and the other thread, I was hoping for some guidance about how to approach the polishing to address the burnishing defects.  Having thought about some of the earlier replies, I feel the biggest concern is the dark lines in the vamp below the laces.  Having never tried to correct something of this type, I'm hesitant to go wild with the polish without some guidance.

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I'm going to bump this one time in hopes of getting some feedback.  I hope that isn't considered to be bad forum conduct.

Also, any opinions as to whether Kenwoods are regarded as being less formal than Patriots because of their handsewn, moccasin construction?

I'd say they were less formal because they are beefroll loafers where the patriots are just pennies.
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Originally Posted by stook1 View Post
 

Also, another unrelated question...

 

Working to build out a better rotation of shoes.  My work is generally business casual ranging from jeans and a polo shirt to slacks with a button down.  I seldom wear a sports jacket or suit.  My personal attire is generally more on the casual side of the same spectrum.  I have a pair of merlot Park Aves that I use for more formal occasions.

 

I have the following shoe options currently:

 

Park Ave in Merlot

Elgin in Natural/Brown?

Rimini in Black

Charleston (?) in Brown - not certain on the model but it looks kind of like this one, bought a while ago at Lord & Taylor before I knew better.  It is the cheaper AE line, rubber sole, reasonable shape, polished with a slight red cast brown now.

 

I am thinking about adding perhaps 2 or 3 pairs from the following but open to some other options.  This is based upon availability from the shoebank, which is the explanation for the limited colors.  Incidentally, I can never quite figure out what shoes to wear when going with a more casual black shirt so I am leaning towards the burgundy Clifton as a strong contender since I feel like that might be a good solution.

 

Clifton in Walnut or Burgundy

Kenilworth in Walnut or Brown

Mcallister in Walnut or Bourbon

Fifth Ave in Walnut or Bourbon

Dalton in Walnut or Bourbon

Lasalle in Black or Chili

Delray in Black or Chili

 

thanks!

If your wardrobe leans toward casual, I would opt for the McCallister in Walnut and the Delray in Chili.

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Originally Posted by stook1 View Post
 

 

As I explained my post here and the other thread, I was hoping for some guidance about how to approach the polishing to address the burnishing defects.  Having thought about some of the earlier replies, I feel the biggest concern is the dark lines in the vamp below the laces.  Having never tried to correct something of this type, I'm hesitant to go wild with the polish without some guidance.


i'm not sure there is too much you can do to correct tiger striping, other than to strip most of the burnishing off with sapphire renomat or renovatuer. it's the "flaw" of this pair. i think you'll likely have to "love it or leave it."

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i'm not sure there is too much you can do to correct tiger striping, other than to strip most of the burnishing off with sapphire renomat or renovatuer. it's the "flaw" of this pair. i think you'll likely have to "love it or leave it."


Yep. You can try to strip the finish, but that will probably turn out poorly.

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I just want to also add that this is among the milder cases of tiger striping I've seen.
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I just want to also add that this is among the milder cases of tiger striping I've seen.


Also agree with this.

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post
 


i'm not sure there is too much you can do to correct tiger striping, other than to strip most of the burnishing off with sapphire renomat or renovatuer. it's the "flaw" of this pair. i think you'll likely have to "love it or leave it."

 

Ok thanks.  That's really helpful actually.  It seems like Reno Mat is really the right one to use.  Renovateur, I thought was more of a conditioner?  I've never used either.  Is Renomat similar to saddle soap?  I do have AE saddle soap handy.  I didn't realize that there was a way to remove burnishing.

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Bourbon macgregors today. These are the ones which started my addiction.



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Another casual summer day for me. Really enjoying how these Clark Streets are starting to break in.



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Ok thanks.  That's really helpful actually.  It seems like Reno Mat is really the right one to use.  Renovateur, I thought was more of a conditioner?  I've never used either.  Is Renomat similar to saddle soap?  I do have AE saddle soap handy.  I didn't realize that there was a way to remove burnishing.

Important to note that AE's Bourbon is burnishing on a Walnut base. So if you strip off the burnishing you'll be left with Walnut (maybe something you want, probably not else you'd have just bought Walnut). Of course you can probably finagle your product use to remove *some* of the burnishing but that might just enhance the in-my-mind-relatively-minor-for-seconds color variation.

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Important to note that AE's Bourbon is burnishing on a Walnut base. So if you strip off the burnishing you'll be left with Walnut (maybe something you want, probably not else you'd have just bought Walnut). Of course you can probably finagle your product use to remove *some* of the burnishing but that might just enhance the in-my-mind-relatively-minor-for-seconds color variation.

 

Got it.  By the way, these are Dark Chili Burnished.  Not sure of the base color used for those but guessing it isn't Walnut.  Taking a wild guess that it might be... uhhh...Chili?  ;)

 

I'll take everyones feedback at face value.  You guys know better than me, which is why I asked here in the first place.  Consensus seems that it is best not to mess with them at this point and either live with the defect and gradually work on them with polishing or just exchange them.  I do appreciate the feedback and once I knew what the defect was called I was able to find far more egregious cases so I get why this is considered minor now.

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