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Shaker owners - does the boot run TTS?  I'm eyeing a Brooks pair at the Bank but it's a half-size shy... but I feel like I'm swimming in my Dundees at my "size."  TIA...:thumbs-up:

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Shaker owners - does the boot run TTS?  I'm eyeing a Brooks pair at the Bank but it's a half-size shy... but I feel like I'm swimming in my Dundees at my "size."  TIA...:thumbs-up:

 

There is some room on the shaker - I actually take a width down...that being said BB uses poron insoles which will take some of the volume up..not sure if the regular offering does from AE.

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Interesting. They are "new" shoes, though I would say less than even seconds quality, so any finish would be a factory finish. I think I definitely erred in taking a brush to it before really moisturizing it a ton. I guess I will wait for until my saphir reno arrives and then really get to work moisturizing and brushing. While I'd love it if the finish evened out, it'd be great if I could simply ensure the problem does not spread. 

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Interesting. They are "new" shoes, though I would say less than even seconds quality, so any finish would be a factory finish. I think I definitely erred in taking a brush to it before really moisturizing it a ton. I guess I will wait for until my saphir reno arrives and then really get to work moisturizing and brushing. While I'd love it if the finish evened out, it'd be great if I could simply ensure the problem does not spread. 


They're certainly not ruined.

It's the goal of some to completely remove any factory finish upon first receiving their shell shoes. Those individuals simply prefer their shell to look as it did when it left Horween.

Others can say for certain what they use to strip their shoes, but I would guess Saphir Reno'Mat.
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There is some room on the shaker - I actually take a width down...that being said BB uses poron insoles which will take some of the volume up..not sure if the regular offering does from AE.


Thanks for the quick info - I'm not a huge fan of the poron (also have a Brooks Warwick) but prefer the aesthetics of the Brooks Shaker... something about the tartan.

 

Come to think... it was the aesthetics of the dark chili that drove the Brooks v Straight-AE Warwick decision, too...

 

Sounds like it's worth the potential restock fee to at least see.

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I don't even wear a jacket during summer daylight hours, because I have to go in and out of buildings all day and the 100% humidity is unbearable.
 
I agree about being sloppy. My air conditioning repair man should have a pressed uniform and name tag, not flip-flops and cut off blue jean shorts (the last kid sent to my house, who wouldn't listen and tried to leave before getting the electrocuted squirrel out that actually caused the problem; I had to demand he look again). I guess my main point, and what bothers me, is that most where I live fail to make any effort to put their best foot forward. It seems our individualistic culture may see that as a sign of humility. I see it as a sign of disrespect to the costumer. Aren't the people whom you serve worthy enough for you to make an effortl? But I digress. No more ranting.  

sarcasm or pretentious

Hard to tell
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That's encouraging. Thank you.

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Yeah, I think we can confirm that AE is now using a spray finish instead of hand polishing, as we've seen this issue pop up on shell and calf several times in the thread. I wonder if moisturizing would liquefy the dried flaking polish and even it out...

 

 

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Interesting. They are "new" shoes, though I would say less than even seconds quality, so any finish would be a factory finish. I think I definitely erred in taking a brush to it before really moisturizing it a ton. I guess I will wait for until my saphir reno arrives and then really get to work moisturizing and brushing. While I'd love it if the finish evened out, it'd be great if I could simply ensure the problem does not spread. 

 

 

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They're certainly not ruined.

It's the goal of some to completely remove any factory finish upon first receiving their shell shoes. Those individuals simply prefer their shell to look as it did when it left Horween.

Others can say for certain what they use to strip their shoes, but I would guess Saphir Reno'Mat.

 

 

I have used plain old Saphir Reno in the past (not Reno Mat) and it has worked wonders in getting off the gunk AE cakes on the shell. The mild cleaning ability of it seemed to be perfect combine with a lot of brushing. Though this was before they switched to what seems to be a spray acrylic so it maybe Reno Mat may be in order if it doesn't smooth out with Reno.

 

This was just the start of how much stuff the Reno was pulling off my Dundees when I got them.

 

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Urgh... Makes me feel so bad I didn't end up with my natty Macneils.

Great pair PC!

If it makes you feel better, I'm super jealous of your navy cordovan shoes wink.gif
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I have used plain old Saphir Reno in the past (not Reno Mat) and it has worked wonders in getting off the gunk AE cakes on the shell. The mild cleaning ability of it seemed to be perfect combine with a lot of brushing. Though this was before they switched to what seems to be a spray acrylic so it maybe Reno Mat may be in order if it doesn't smooth out with Reno.

 

This was just the start of how much stuff the Reno was pulling off my Dundees when I got them.

 

 

 

That's been my experience, as well.  

 

Nick V. at B. Nelson suggested I try Reno'Mat instead of Renovateur to pull off a lot of that gunk.  Mainly because Reno'Mat is less expensive ($14 vs. $25+).

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If it makes you feel better, I'm super jealous of your navy cordovan shoes wink.gif

Just think of the navy cordovan goodness you could be MTOing if you werent in time out from the SF trunk show smile.gif
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Just think of the navy cordovan goodness you could be MTOing if you werent in time out from the SF trunk show smile.gif

Curses!!!!

Maybe if I squint at my Carmina cognac PTBs hard enough they'll start to look blue.
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Regarding Kenwood here is an old and new pair i have.

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Sizing question: I wear 9D in the 5 last. Looking at a pair of Daltons or Long Branch boots which I'll wear with thicker wool socks. Should I size up to 9.5?
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Hello Everyone.  I really don't need a new pair of shoes.  Which is to say I REALLY want to buy a new pair of shoes.  I absolutely LOVE my suede Dundee's more than I should any inanimate object.  There is a pair of Rush Streets I'm eying, but there is also a pair of Dundee in shell.  Would double Dundee's be in bad form?  This is on shoe-bank.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I'd get the rush streets first since they're discontinued. The Dundees will be around.

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