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Got my tent sale daltons in. They look great... But I think I found the seconds problem. The left shoe SQUEAKS. Only the left shoe and narrowed it down to the tongue.
Will a squeaky ae fix itself? Is there anything to be done? Maybe some conditioner will soften it up? Would hate to have to return them.

All AE calf boots squeak. Use conditioner on the tongue or sprinkle talc powder. It should also go away with break in.

If you can't find any visible flaws, I would say you got really lucky!
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Any thoughts on the best AE belt to pair with the Rush Street in brown cxl?

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I don't generally buy black shoes/boots. But the Odenwald in black with brown edge and cream/white laces is drawing me in. They remind me of those vintage boxing boots.

I really like mine. They work great with denim.
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Chris
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Those are nice. Dunno why, but the bourbon just appeals to me. Much more so than the walnut, which shouldn't seem that different, but does. Maybe it has more character, or maybe it's more neutral.

 

Am I wrong to think that the color would be super versatile, and go with everything from slacks to jeans?

No, you are not wrong.  In fact, you are right!  It is a versatile color, while also being distinctive.  I wear mine with jeans and suits.

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I had been uninterested in black AE's since they seemed so boring next to Walnut, Oxblood, Bourbon, Chili..... I might wear black shoes twice a year, but figured I should have a pair.  I went with the Carlyle, and I like it. I like the shape, the simplicity, and uniqueness of the shoe. It isn't a shoe for someone who will obsess over wrinkles, as mine have already begun to crease.

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Oxblood Brooks Brothers Dundee seconds have arrived! These have the poron insole and standard Brooks Brothers rubber over leather sole. I got em at $114 but they have now raised the price to $199. As you can see on the box, first quality was listed at $145, so someone must have goofed. There's some burnishing on the toe and some subtle tiger striping. There looks to be a cut in the leather of the right shoe, but at this price I don't mind!

  

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Does anyone have any experience using merlot AE polish on an oxblood calf shoe?

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Oxblood Brooks Brothers Dundee seconds have arrived! These have the poron insole and standard Brooks Brothers rubber over leather sole. I got em at $114 but they have now raised the price to $199. As you can see on the box, first quality was listed at $145, so someone must have goofed. There's some burnishing on the toe and some subtle tiger striping. There looks to be a cut in the leather of the right shoe, but at this price I don't mind!

  

 

Thanks for the pics , you got them before me :)

I am out of town and will see them saturday..

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Thanks for this post Gabru, because I wanted to show you some love for inspiring my latest sole recolor, on my now underutilized Bourbon Larchmont; your Moras look great, BTW. With flash the soles appear red, without flash best reps the true color. Will get much more use from these now, too




Has "Bourbon Thursday" already been proposed? It sounds cool.

 

Thanks, yours' turned out great. I don't know why AE decided to have black edge dressing for bourbon and oxblood colors.

And same here, I wear my moras now more often after the edge color change.

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McT Thursday...

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Thanks for this post Gabru, because I wanted to show you some love for inspiring my latest sole recolor, on my now underutilized Bourbon Larchmont; your Moras look great, BTW. With flash the soles appear red, without flash best reps the true color. Will get much more use from these now, too




 
Those look great!  I have a pair of Bourbon McCallisters and a pair of Bourbon Fifth Avenues that I'd like to give this treatment.
How did you do it?  Did you sand off the edges and then apply the new color?  What color edge dressing did you apply?
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Does anyone have any experience using merlot AE polish on an oxblood calf shoe?

Yes. When I originally purchased my oxblood Daltons, the color was brand new and my SA instructed me to use merlot polish on them.

Their first polish out of the box was with the merlot AE polish:






A few weeks later, when I was back in the store, I was then instructed not to use merlot polish, but to use AE's black polish instead, so the next time I polished them I switched as-recommended and it did change the color:







Despite being taken in completely different light conditions, the color differences are decently represented in the above pics. Ultimately, the merlot polish added a purple hue to the leather. I honestly didn't mind the merlot-polished boots, and definitely received constant compliments on the color, but the black polish kept more of the true, dark-cherry "oxblood" color that I wanted when I bought the Daltons.

Hope this helps.
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Nordstrom Anniversary AE Sale Prices

Early Access - July 9-16

Sale - July 17 - Aug 2

 

Strand - $257.90 (Walnut)

 

 

Wow. That's almost $20 more than they were on sale for last year.

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Yes. When I originally purchased my oxblood Daltons, the color was brand new and my SA instructed me to use merlot polish on them.

Their first polish out of the box was with the merlot AE polish:






A few weeks later, when I was back in the store, I was then instructed not to use merlot polish, but to use AE's black polish instead, so the next time I polished them I switched as-recommended and it did change the color:







Despite being taken in completely different light conditions, the color differences are decently represented in the above pics. Ultimately, the merlot polish added a purple hue to the leather. I honestly didn't mind the merlot-polished boots, and definitely received constant compliments on the color, but the black polish kept more of the true, dark-cherry "oxblood" color that I wanted when I bought the Daltons.

Hope this helps.

This is very helpful, thank you so much! It never ceases to amaze me how helpful folks on this thread are. 

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Seconds from the flash sale. Not bad for under $200.

 

I can see a minor rippling on one seam on the right shoe. I'm guessing that's what caused them to be seconded, or maybe that there is a stitch in the welt that just doesn't quite follow the toe line, but otherwise I see nothing. They're almost perfect. And they look better in person.

 

 

Fit is as described in the all about lasts. They don't press the top of my instep much, a touch long in the toe, and they're roomy in the forefoot. I am an 8.5D -- on the narrow side of D -- and these do fit me true to size.

 

Amazing how different this last is to the 511. I really do need to go to a store and try some of the 65 last shoes before I shop for more.

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