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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.

Appreciate it Gabru - I would've started my bourbon shoe sole switch exploits (say THAT ten times fast!) with my moras, but I just noticed that THE HEELS ARE SEPARATING from the sole... A recent topic on the thread. Not worn 10 times to date, maybe closer to five wears. I don't think I'll be gluing the heels back on - AE can fix that. Sending them back tomorrow for repair. But when they return... smile.gif
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How did you do it?  Did you sand off the edges and then apply the new color?  What color edge dressing did you apply?
Thanks for commenting Leslie. I did sand off the thick black coating (after some hand cramps from meticulous hand sanding of other soles, I got smart and stopped by Ace Hardware to purchase a dremel tool - reduced the sanding step time by 75%). I have a range of Angelus dyes on hand from shoe recolors, so I predetermine sole color through measured mixing of colors until i get what i want, and the dyes on shoe are pretty consistent with my paper tests.
I start with a couple layers of dye, leather conditioner (lexol for this job), some beeswax buffed into sole, a couple layers of brown edge dressing, then - a new step - a layer or two of satin acrylic finisher for even more shine, and to lock in all that dye and stuff. FYI, I stripped off the black burnish from the shoes and polished with just bourbon polish, which I'll use exclusively from now on. Hope this helps and best of luck - not for the faint of heart. I saw a post recently commenting that black soles were the only way to go... I have a bit more imagination and the improving skills to choose my own color for soles. If you don't like boring black shoes, why like boring black soles on bourbon or burgundy shoes? The contrast is drastic and pretty awful IMO. In fact, go to the MTO thread and count how many MTO's have BLACK soles. You won't need one hand... 😞 Post pics when you take the plunge!
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Thanks Indyoshi68 -- great info.  I'll post pics if I have the guts to try.  Your skills far exceed my own, though.

 

In case I dare to take the plunge, which colors of Angelus dyes did you mix for these soles?

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Happy Friday, everyone! Burnished chili Bleeckers to end the week...

 

 

 

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These look great! IMO, the best color for the Rogue!

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I noticed this morning at Shoebank that they have 10E Dundee 2.0 Snuff Suede for $299. Unfortunately, no pic.

I wonder if they are rejected MTO or new for Fall.
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I noticed this morning at Shoebank that they have 10E Dundee 2.0 Snuff Suede for $299. Unfortunately, no pic.

I wonder if they are rejected MTO or new for Fall.

 

the latter of the two. 

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I noticed this morning at Shoebank that they have 10E Dundee 2.0 Snuff Suede for $299. Unfortunately, no pic.

I wonder if they are rejected MTO or new for Fall.

If they were a rejected MTO, then they would have been called an SMU AE DOT stock number 12900 and sold for $149 in an outlet store. So they are definitely seconds.
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Daltons in walnut calf.
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Maiden voyage for my Jeffersons. These and the dark chili Carlyle's I purchased with them are my first non-glued sole shoes.

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Has anyone else noticed a change in pants style after getting in to AE?  2 years ago, before AE, I wore mainly straight leg pants, or even boot cut pants.  When bought my first few pairs of AEs, my pants kept covering up my awesome new shoes.  

 

So I've started wearing slim cut pants so that people can see my shoes better - haha!

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Those Jeffersons look very nice, good choice ..are they cordovan?

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Those Jeffersons look very nice, good choice ..are they cordovan?

Thank you. Just calf seconds I got from the tent sale.

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Shell tassels today
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Happy Friday, everyone! Burnished chili Bleeckers to end the week...

 

 

 

 

Nice, these are also one of my favorite shoes

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I'm glad to see some pioneers stripping the black edging from Bourbon shoes.  I thought that was a mistake on AE's part....it just clashes wayyyy too much.  That makes me want to pick up something bourbon and strip the edging.

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