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Those still look really good.  Beats the heck out of the orange-isn color I have now!  

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Speaking of belts... my second box was a Wolf Chili belt from a shoebank order. I was told this would match Bob's chili. This one isn't even close. More orangey than a walnut Basic I own.

Anyone ever darken their belts?

Few shots below, with a few other JAB belts for perspective.


Sorry for not spoiling (mobile) ... Wanted to re-pop this and see if anyone had any suggestions for belt treating and coloring. I've been on the lookout for a budget burnished chili belt for a while now.
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I found these oxblood Strands at Nordstrom Rack yesterday for $178.  They're "firsts," but the left toe looks a little bit smushed, almost like somebody stubbed their toe while wearing the shoes.  But for $207 less than retail, in a hard-to-find size, I'll take them!

 

I was actually pleasantly surprised -- they also had chocolate brown suede loafers, Codys, Maxfields, and some cap-toe bluchers (on whose name I am currently blanking) that are similar to the Lexingtons, but had a different seam on the back of the heel.  None were more than $200; the suede loafers were $129.  In the past, I haven't had much luck finding decent pairs of Allen Edmonds at Nordstrom Rack, but yesterday I was pleasantly surprised.

 

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Wearing my first pair of AE today. Payed $109 for them if memory serves.

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Sorry for not spoiling (mobile) ... Wanted to re-pop this and see if anyone had any suggestions for belt treating and coloring. I've been on the lookout for a budget burnished chili belt for a while now.

 

You could try your hand at dying them. Check out the antiquing thread for info and tutorials on dying. Similar technique could easily be used on a belt. Fiebings makes a ton of different color dyes. I've successfully dyed one walnut colored shoe to a really nice antiqued brown/burgundy using this thread as a guide and inspiration. YMMV. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/45530/shoe-antiquing

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Spent the afternoon calling around the outlets. The 8.5D merlot Park Avenue is actually really bad, and they wouldn't advise selling them to anyone.

I called a few places about the Lexgintons in the same size, and many of them have bad streaking.

Tomorrow I'll see what the discounts are and take a look. Good luck everyone.
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Thanks for the link @garland. My initial thought was, pull out the box of shoe care products and get to work. But then I worried about the polish/dyes rubbing off. Figured I consult the experts here before jumping in.

Do you know, does that Dry Wolf belt come in a burnished/Bob's chili color? If so, any chance mine is walnut and was mislabeled?
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Those are the Portlands.  They are on the shoebank right now for $127!!!
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I'm trying to find them in my size only one place and their firsts for $316 how do you like them?
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Thanks for the link @garland. My initial thought was, pull out the box of shoe care products and get to work. But then I worried about the polish/dyes rubbing off. Figured I consult the experts here before jumping in.

Do you know, does that Dry Wolf belt come in a burnished/Bob's chili color? If so, any chance mine is walnut and was mislabeled?

 

The Dry Wolf only came in the black and chili that I'm aware of. I can dig into it tomorrow. 

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I found these oxblood Strands at Nordstrom Rack yesterday for $178.  They're "firsts," but the left toe looks a little bit smushed, almost like somebody stubbed their toe while wearing the shoes.  But for $207 less than retail, in a hard-to-find size, I'll take them!

That's a great deal. I know walnut Strands get a lot of love on this forum, but I like my oxblood pair at least as much:
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Re. the Aberdeen. I have these and they are a great rain/snow inclement weather shoe for me. The upper leather is oil infused so it beads off the the water nicely. Also, the commando soles are great for rain/snow.  Here's an old pic:

 

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My father and former roommate both have walnut Strands.  I love how they look, but I had to change it up a little bit!

 

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That's a great deal. I know walnut Strands get a lot of love on this forum, but I like my oxblood pair at least as much:
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post
 

I found these oxblood Strands at Nordstrom Rack yesterday for $178.  They're "firsts," but the left toe looks a little bit smushed, almost like somebody stubbed their toe while wearing the shoes.  But for $207 less than retail, in a hard-to-find size, I'll take them!

 

I was actually pleasantly surprised -- they also had chocolate brown suede loafers, Codys, Maxfields, and some cap-toe bluchers (on whose name I am currently blanking) that are similar to the Lexingtons, but had a different seam on the back of the heel.  None were more than $200; the suede loafers were $129.  In the past, I haven't had much luck finding decent pairs of Allen Edmonds at Nordstrom Rack, but yesterday I was pleasantly surprised.

I noticed several pairs at our Rack the other day as well...

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I just ordered the AE Portlands. I had to email 8 stores across the country to find my size but finally found one and their firsts and I got them for $316 with free shipping. Now my question is what shoe cream and polish should I get for them. Their in bourbon calf.
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lump in the footbed of a pair of AEs I just received.... gotta go in on saturday to get them exchanged... frown.gif

65 last shoe by any chance? A few of mine do that in the left foot but I've accepted it because my left is difficult to fit as it's 1/2 longer than my right so I figured maybe I get the lump in that shoe because it's not the ideal size for that foot.
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