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Well I figured I better give these some nourishment for the winter.....in theory ahead. All I could think of as @mdubs shaking his head in disgust
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Luckily I keep a full supply at the office, including spare shoes..so brushing and lexol and will be sporting these while I finish the boots...I struggle with loafers and socks and while my smart wool boot socks are not so fashionable I have to say I actually like the look of this with denim.
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Happened to wear my cappuccino shell bayfields today. It's snowing out and they have been my main boot option in the foul weather when I want to also wear trousers. My pair has a flat welt though compared to yours.
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I love the color of yours, they are great. 

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My new Bourbon Strands. I love the color. No noticeable tiger stripes ... can't see anything that I would consider a flaw.
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Love these!  Already have the walnut strands....would it be stupid to get these too?

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Love these!  Already have the walnut strands....would it be stupid to get these too?

Just add some black or bourbon polish
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Love these!  Already have the walnut strands....would it be stupid to get these too?

 



Not if you wear them!

Don't wait too long to decide. AE is running a clearance sale on them as long as their supplies last. The bourbon color is being discontinued ....

http://www.allenedmonds.com/clearance/mens-clearance/shoes/strand-cap-toe-oxfords/SF6135.html?dwvar_SF6135_color=6135#sz=72&start=57
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Originally, I did not get any walnut AE polish when I purchased the shoes as I got them from Nordys during their annual sale back in July.  So, I first polished them with some neutral meltonian cream and then a couple thin layers of neutral kiwi wax (top layer being spit shined).  I recently was by AE and picked up some walnut AE paste and applied a layer to freshen the shine up, which gave the reddish tint on the toe cap.

 

As far as process, I always start a polish session with saphir reno, then 1-2 coats of paste/cream polish and then finish with usually 1-2 coats of wax, 1 brush shined and then a spit shine.  I don't buff or brush the spit shine,  just work the polish/water lightly into the shoe until it's no longer cloudy.  Other than that I just brush the shoes down after every wear.

 

Thanks. that's helpful.

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#8 shell daltons 2day:

 

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Dark Brown Long Branch today.

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The conditioner should not remove the burnish...at least for me it has not. You are not scrubbing it in just a light rub. I have had to condition my Bourbon daltons a lot originally with AE brand then with bick 4 due to MAJOR squeeking that even thrawted some baby poweder attemps. None of the burnishing came off - 

That's good to hear..I'll take your word for it. The bourbon Flatirons are already in route so I hope you're right
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Are we all just accepting that the lacing area on the Daltons don't lay flat, or flush with the rest of the shoe? Or does that begin to blend in with more wearings?...if it is just accepted as the design of the Dalton, I wonder why the Longbranches don't look like that, since they're supposed to be essentially the same design on a casual sole?...difference in leather quality/stiffness perhaps?
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Are we all just accepting that the lacing area on the Daltons don't lay flat, or flush with the rest of the shoe? Or does that begin to blend in with more wearings?...if it is just accepted as the design of the Dalton, I wonder why the Longbranches don't look like that, since they're supposed to be essentially the same design on a casual sole?...difference in leather quality/stiffness perhaps?

 

Leather difference is the key and yes it is frustrating..I leather leation the crap out of the eyelet area inside and out and the tie the boot as tight as I can and leave it until it breaks in(no foot in the boot)

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Leather difference is the key and yes it is frustrating..I leather leation the crap out of the eyelet area inside and out and the tie the boot as tight as I can and leave it until it breaks in(no foot in the boot)
Agreed. If you tie them tight as hell, they lie pretty flat.
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Mid 70s weather snapped my streak of wearing only boots.
Love the look of these McTs with jeans. In two years these have never been cleaned, treated or polished. They see a good brushing after each wear but that's it. I've always been afraid to darken them at all.
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Are we all just accepting that the lacing area on the Daltons don't lay flat, or flush with the rest of the shoe? Or does that begin to blend in with more wearings?...if it is just accepted as the design of the Dalton, I wonder why the Longbranches don't look like that, since they're supposed to be essentially the same design on a casual sole?...difference in leather quality/stiffness perhaps?

 

 

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Leather difference is the key and yes it is frustrating..I leather leation the crap out of the eyelet area inside and out and the tie the boot as tight as I can and leave it until it breaks in(no foot in the boot)

 

 

I did the same to my Daltons, with the AE Leather Lotion.   Though I only needed just a touch on the gusset since my tongue wasn't laying the way I wanted.  I don't think my lacing area was all that bad to begin with, but I normally lace super tight.  The lotion alleviated both the stray tongue and lace area.

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Natural shell Daltons today.



Would love a pair of natty shell Cornwallis.
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I decided to pull the trigger on Sauk Dr. Seconds.  I went with the seconds because, well they had no more firsts in my size, though I think with this type of leather the difference is lessened.  The extra bucks I saved really didn't factor into my decision as they were pretty inexpensive to begin with.  So on to the pictures and my thoughts afterwards:

 

They look really good from way up here. BTW, they are laced differently.  Not sure if I wanted to go with my usual over-under-over or under-over-under.

 

 

 

Now onto all the "faults" I could find:

 

Some odd scratches on the tip, but the vamp is pretty smooth.

 

Hmm, AE, could have snipped this loose end.  No big deal, I have this magical tool called scissors.

 

This immediately caught my eye.  A small depression,  at first I thought maybe it was the cow, even though it seemed a little too symmetrical.

 

 

The above were all on the right boot.  On to the left.

 

Same depression on the right boot.  Doesn't show as much on this side in a picture, but easily seen in real life.  (Its the darker spot just about in the center of the frame).  So now I'm thinking no way this is some "cow defect", but I don't know what it could be.

 

Don't think I can really put this on Allen Edmonds, they don't make the Vibram. (On both soles)

 

Leather on this side is highly figured.  Actually I don't mind this.  I think its an interesting look, but wish it was consistent throughout both sides and both boots. Note the depression isn't really visible in this picture.

 

Hard to capture with my iPhone, but the inner side leather has a rough texture. This bothers me a bit, but not enough to cry over it.

 

Whoa, super wrinkly.  But I have a feeling both sides will look more like this as the boot wears.

 

Again, snip snip.

 

 

Over all, lots of little things.  But when I decided to put in my order, I had it in my mind that these were NOT boots that I would WEAR, they ARE boots to boots to be WORN.  If that makes any sense.  Shoebank still shows inventory in my size on hand, but I really can't see myself returning them for another pair.  I like them for what they are.  Had they been firsts, I guess that taken together, ALL the little things would push me to exchange, mostly because I would expect better from AE.  I'm really pleased.

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