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Hello everyone, my name is Matt and I am a first time poster here on styleforum. I have been lurking for quite a few months and have been in the market to get a few good pairs of dress shoes. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered a pair of McTavish in Tan and my goodness they are absolutely stunning!
The quality just looks and feels nice than my J&M (i know, i know...) shoes. I wore them today at work and they felt really comfortable and i received a lot of compliments. On a normal day at work i usually walk roughly 5 miles on tile and carpet so you can imagine how much use a pair of shoes gets.

Now lets see if I can figure out how to post pictures...




Edited by Mattikins - 12/11/15 at 4:35pm
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Stopped by the Plano, TX AE store today. My plan was to buy the Bartlett in both brown and walnut. And then I saw the walnut.

The "burnishing" on toe of the walnut was NOT good. It looked like someone had streaked some brown watercolor paint onto the toe and left it at that. It looked careless and without the least thought for aesthetics.

The brown, on the other hand, was magnificent. To paraphrase a Tribe Called Quest, they felt like buttah. And looked rich and luscious. To me there was no competition. The brown was the only choice.

I was expecting the opposite, based on SF's preference for the walnut Strand. To each his own, I guess.

Pics!!
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@peppercorn78 what color cream/polish do you use on your oxblood Eagle Rivers? I really like the boot. I wish AE will introduce the 1st Ave in oxblood, which will allow some of us to get something similar.
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Yet.
I think this whole shell thing is starting to get to me. I am thinking of pulling the trigger for a pair of Peal & Co made by C&J. With the 40% off BB coupon that I have they are very very tempting.

I mean look at this beauties

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Just used the AE Conditioner Cleaner on my Long Branch boots.  What's next?  Polish then HDLP?  

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@peppercorn78 what color cream/polish do you use on your oxblood Eagle Rivers? I really like the boot. I wish AE will introduce the 1st Ave in oxblood, which will allow some of us to get something similar.

This particular pair has not been touched since arriving from the factory. I've only worn them 5 times, after all (yikes). Eventually, I'll use neutral polish, I suppose, as needed.
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I think this whole shell thing is starting to get to me. I am thinking of pulling the trigger for a pair of Peal & Co made by C&J. With the 40% off BB coupon that I have they are very very tempting.

DO IT.
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Just used the AE Conditioner Cleaner on my Long Branch boots.  What's next?  Polish then HDLP?  

HDLP first. THEN polish.
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This particular pair has not been touched since arriving from the factory. I've only worn them 5 times, after all (yikes). Eventually, I'll use neutral polish, I suppose, as needed.
DO IT.
HDLP first. THEN polish.


Thanks!!  I also bought the salt/stain remover, but don't think I need that.  So tomorrow I'll do HDLP, let it try for a day or so, then do polish?

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Thanks!!  I also bought the salt/stain remover, but don't think I need that.  So tomorrow I'll do HDLP, let it try for a day or so, then do polish?

You may, especially if you live in NYC. Industrial road salt galore...

I usually do two coats of HDLP every fall. Yes, 24 hours in between. Be sure to hit the shoes with a hair drier to loosen the pores to accept the HDLP. Some folks even bake it in the oven. Yikes.

They'll be very dark and cloudy. Polish will shine them up.
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You may, especially if you live in NYC. Industrial road salt galore...


so when in the process should I do that?

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Thanks!!  I also bought the salt/stain remover, but don't think I need that.  So tomorrow I'll do HDLP, let it try for a day or so, then do polish?

You will not need a salt remover once you apply the HDLP. You may need to apply it several times throughout the winter, depending on how often you wear them. Make sure you warm up the HDLP a little. It will be much easier to apply.
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You will not need a salt remover once you apply the HDLP. You may need to apply it several times throughout the winter, depending on how often you wear them. Make sure you warm up the HDLP a little. It will be much easier to apply.


Ok, thanks.  During the winter I wear them probably 2-3 times a week.  So I'll do HDLP (warmed up), let it dry for a day, then polish?  Sorry to be so stupid about this...

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

You may, especially if you live in NYC. Industrial road salt galore...

I usually do two coats of HDLP every fall. Yes, 24 hours in between. Be sure to hit the shoes with a hair drier to loosen the pores to accept the HDLP. Some folks even bake it in the oven. Yikes.

They'll be very dark and cloudy. Polish will shine them up.

Does the leather take the polish well on top of the HDLP? I always went polish first, but I didn't really care about the shoes being shiny.

Talking about people doing crazy things with HDLP, I remember running across a video of a guy using it also as a lip balm, when I was researching the product. Now that is a big Yikes.
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How can I get rid of dark nicks/blemishes?  The polish doesn't do anything, just coats over top.  I've ordered some cleaner/conditioner & edge dressing.  Job for the cobbler?  The nature of my work is a little hard on the shoes.

 

 

 

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Does the leather take the polish well on top of the HDLP? I always went polish first, but I didn't really care about the shoes being shiny.

Talking about people doing crazy things with HDLP, I remember running across a video of a guy using it also as a lip balm, when I was researching the product. Now that is a big Yikes.

Well at that point, the polish is just for cosmetic purposes. It sits on top of the HDLP and shines up nicely:

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All I can say is wow.....got the size 12 and in true to the b34 last it fits like a dream. This is like wearing a slipper boot. If you ever get the chance to try these on, do it. First off you will wish they were reverse cause the inside is like the best suede on lush soft steroids.

It is so sad to think how many people are missing out on these thanks to the shit ass original rollout with those crazy misformed shaped boots and the sand paper disaster of distressing.

AE should literally just reverse the material on these for a spring boot release of this. The boot should be a staple and rolled out with a new leather every year. While I would have preferred a tap lug sole the lug heel does give some nice grip.

And AE has really stepped up their flat laces with this and the overlord.





They go well with my pjs also the gussted tongue is stellar
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