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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.
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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.

 

Both look amazing! 

 

But I'm really digging the merlot polished version. Very tempted to get a suitable oxblood shoe and merlot polish to try to replicate that myself...

 

How versatile was it for matching - similar to true merlot shoes? The pictures looks like it has a lot of the purple hue but it could just be the lighting.

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Short wing bluchers, I haven't seen them before. What are they?
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Short wing bluchers, I haven't seen them before. What are they?

 

looks like the original players shoe.

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


Agreed. I like Chili as a color in general, but I love the dark toe. Totally accentuates this design. The black is nice, I guess, but doesn't show the brogeuing off.

 

It's good for me, too. Normally, I just wear black. Goes with everything, never have to think about it, and I was wearing crappy shoes anyway. I'm lazy that way. Too many years of living out of a suitcase where I want everything to work with everything. But I'm trying to get away from black.

 

Chili is dark enough to go with every pair of pants I normally wear, denim to khaki to navy,  but it still has some flash to it.

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Ok all of you AE shoe mavens, an open questions about AE colored laces. I ducked into the SLC AE store in a rainstorm today and picked up the box of laces in multiple colors. I need the collective wisdom and style sense of the group to opine on these laces with black, walnut and chili shoes, all blucher shoes, no closed laces. What color of lace would you pair with each shoe? Which ones are quirky versus stylish versus just plain ugly. What comments have you received on your lace choices in the wild? Rspond with pictures of your shoe and lace combination will be most welcome. What say you?
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Has anyone seen the new unlined chukka in person (Mojave 2)?  Have been lusting for a an unlined snuff suede chukka in my price point for a while that I can actually try on before I buy.  I am unfamiliar with the last (809)  and I am looking to purchase a chukka that will look nice with chinos, jeans,  flannels and odd jackets. Or does a "web jem" on ae's mean it is not in the brick and mortar stores?  I checked the shop on east 46th in nyc and they didn't even know what I was talking about.  

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

Ok all of you AE shoe mavens, an open questions about AE colored laces. I ducked into the SLC AE store in a rainstorm today and picked up the box of laces in multiple colors. I need the collective wisdom and style sense of the group to opine on these laces with black, walnut and chili shoes, all blucher shoes, no closed laces. What color of lace would you pair with each shoe? Which ones are quirky versus stylish versus just plain ugly. What comments have you received on your lace choices in the wild? Rspond with pictures of your shoe and lace combination will be most welcome. What say you?

Black and black/blue/lilac/green all could work. Red if you're feeling a bit bold. Orange if it's Halloween. Yellow if it's Halloween and you're dressed as a bumblebee (or if they were your school colors).

 

Walnut and...maybe green?

 

Chili and red seems like it would work but it's not great. Blue might be okay?

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Originally Posted by colco View Post
 

Has anyone seen the new unlined chukka in person (Mojave 2)?  Have been lusting for a an unlined snuff suede chukka in my price point for a while that I can actually try on before I buy.  I am unfamiliar with the last (809)  and I am looking to purchase a chukka that will look nice with chinos, jeans,  flannels and odd jackets. Or does a "web jem" on ae's mean it is not in the brick and mortar stores?  I checked the shop on east 46th in nyc and they didn't even know what I was talking about.  

 

I was interested in the Mojave 2 until I found out it isn't recraftable. The Mojave 2 is a only available online.

 

As for the 809 last, I found it a bit short when ordering the same length as my 5 last shoes and needed to go up a half size in length to my 511 last size.

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They're making a $385 chukka on a butyl sole that can't be resoled? Ugh
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They're making a $385 chukka on a butyl sole that can't be resoled? Ugh
I'm not sure that is accurate, it only says they are not eligible for AE recrafting. They are goodyear welted so one would think a cobbler should be able to resole them
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I wonder why. Maybe because they're unlined with a flat welt? Is this suede that fragile?

One would think they would have used a more durable sole, like Dainite. Butyl is by far the softest. Probably the cheapest, too.
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Thought butyl was tough stuff? Or is it just waterproof?
Anyway, I can take to B Nelson in nyc if Goodyear. Just need to be able to try on the damn things. They look great
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looks like the original players shoe.
Ah I see, I was hoping you say it's a new fall model smile.gif
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droppin $$ on black PA, walnut strand, merlot mcallister..... 3 matching poplar belts, shoe care products.. etc etc tomorrow.

 

I'm definitely going to do xxx inspections at the store to make sure the firsts are indeed worthy of being called firsts.

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Both look amazing! 

 

But I'm really digging the merlot polished version.

 

I agree. Love the look of the merlot polish on those Daltons. Makes for a nice option as long as they continue to sell the merlot polish.

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