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So just purchased Walnut Strands last week (price matched to Nordstrom through the AE factory). Been on an AE bender the last few months so hopefully can call it good for a while after the Strands. Couple questions...

First, seems like everybody here swears by polishes outside of the AE line of shoe care products. Is there anything wrong with just going with AE brand walnut polish with the Strands, or is there another polish/protection product that is better for my new favorite shoe?

Secondly, really curious about the rather controversial Strands with jeans look. Does anyone have an "in the wild" pic of this look they could post?
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Ever notice the same guys who bash AE are the ones who say Mercedes makes shitty cars and Bose speakers sound like crap?
super random, can't say i've seen that trend
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AE is awesome.  Mercedes sucks.
yeah, definitely not
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I like AE, but Bose is crap.

yup
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^^^ Still not a Mercedes fan  .  .  .

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^^^ Still not a Mercedes fan  .  .  .

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Really

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lol

so what do you prefer?
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Drove BMWs for 10 years.  I just switched to Audi.

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wait...shit....I thought you were in undergrad.

I like the bm's, I like how they handle but I prefer the look of Mercedes. I have been in Audi's but never driven one, what Audi are you driving right now?
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Picked up an A4 off the lot when my 540i crapped out.  Nice, but a little underpowered with the I4.  I'm thinking about upgrading to the S4 (I6) when the warranty runs out.  Overall I'm very pleased.  My main gripe is the lack of a full sized spare.  I would gone with the A5 but the two door coupe is impractical (i.e. getting the kids in the car).


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I used two coats of Neatsfoot oil - darkened them up nicely and created a nice contrast and really brought out the grain.

If you find time to take a picture of the results and post it I would greatly appreciate it!! This is something I would considering doing to mine seeing how I have the Elgin in basically the same color.

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Yes, photos would be most welcome.

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Sure - since you asked .....
Personally, I would not, and do not, wear the Walnut Strand with jeans or chinos. As such, if you are looking for a casual shoe, the Strand should be nixed, IMO. AE has plenty of truly casual offerings that would work better for you.

 

Maybe. But the Walnut Strand is a nicer shoe to have than the "casual offerings". It is a shoe you will be more proud of. And It can be worn with jeans, so why not buy the Strands when that clearly is a great, high quality choice?

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Here's a nice casual shoe

 

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Originally Posted by MDtoBE View Post

So just purchased Walnut Strands last week (price matched to Nordstrom through the AE factory). Been on an AE bender the last few months so hopefully can call it good for a while after the Strands. Couple questions...
First, seems like everybody here swears by polishes outside of the AE line of shoe care products. Is there anything wrong with just going with AE brand walnut polish with the Strands, or is there another polish/protection product that is better for my new favorite shoe?
Secondly, really curious about the rather controversial Strands with jeans look. Does anyone have an "in the wild" pic of this look they could post?

 

I heard you might want to go down a shade (aka go lighter) than the Walnut polish from AE (unless you want a darker polish). Somebody told me the Walnut was a little bit darker than the Walnut Strand..? i'm going to the AE store tomorrow (i hope). If I do, I will chime in again.

 

Personally, I've been very impressed with Saphir Renovateur.

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Here's a nice casual shoe

 

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I agree. I have the blue Neumoks, but I must say the Strand is a very impressive shoe that is absolutely worth having.

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