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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

I encounter this sometimes too. I know it shouldn't, but sometimes this discourages me from buying nice shoes, because, what's the point? Thankfully I get more compliments for my AE's, so that makes it all better and worthwhile. Added to the fact that I buy my shoes for me, of course.

PS. My dad just bought some Brown Sanford's in near pristine condition at the thrift/retail shop for... 30$!!

Nice find! I like the look of Sanfords indeed.

Yes, it's not going to detract me from buying AE and such. I realize women are much different shoppers than men, especially those on this forum. They are much more inclined to buy trendy (aka ugly) and brand whore stuff.
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Way to live up to your username. peepwall[1].gif
Firstly, I suggest you not use cream polish on shell, rather go for the Mac method. Secondly, did you rip the whole thread of, or just some of it? A pic. would be nice.

I think he was using Saphir cordovan cream so I think it's OK. Otherwise I agree, he should use Venetian shoe cream, renovateur or Saphir Cordovan cream.
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Long time member but this is my first post ever. Just want to thanks Buckfan to let us know about the Wolverine 1000 miles boots and just got my pair in Russet today. Mine are definitely second quality but for the price, I don't mine. I believe it runs half a size bigger than my BB Strand and will post some photos later. But for people who is worried about the color, mines look exactly like this picture: HIDE (Click to show)

So for the Krause fits so far we have:

Kennkim: Size 9 same as 5 last
Zazadojo: TTS
SuperNSX: Half size bigger than BB Strand.
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I have decided that I will be returning my black PA's for something more suitable for a business casual intern. I will be visiting the outlet in Charleston to get fitted again and check the other styles out in person, and have narrowed it down to two:

 

Kenilworth - Brown Burnished Calf (my favorite)

Clifton - Burgundy Burnish

 

Does anyone have any preference to these, or any other style suggestions? I'd like a versatile blucher, something that can look nice without looking too much like "that guy". It also gives me a good staple to build on once I get a feel for the specific attire and atmosphere of the office. .

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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

I have decided that I will be returning my black PA's for something more suitable for a business casual intern. I will be visiting the outlet in Charleston to get fitted again and check the other styles out in person, and have narrowed it down to two:

 

Kenilworth - Brown Burnished Calf (my favorite)

Clifton - Burgundy Burnish

 

Does anyone have any preference to these, or any other style suggestions? I'd like a versatile blucher, something that can look nice without looking too much like "that guy". It also gives me a good staple to build on once I get a feel for the specific attire and atmosphere of the office. .

Those are two completely different shoes in how they fit and look. Youll understand that more after you try them both on. Both great shoes.....which fit your wardrobe better....or which ones to you pause less in trying to decide what to pair with them? To answer the question, I prefer the Kenilworth for its simplicity(means its also move versatile).


Edited by zazadojo - 12/5/12 at 12:13pm
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


So for the Krause fits so far we have:
Kennkim: Size 9 same as 5 last
Zazadojo: TTS
SuperNSX: Half size bigger than BB Strand.

And I should have known better than to speak so soon. I can feel they have loosened a bit just wearing them around the office(retied them already). They still are in range of my normal size that I would not go a half size down..I feel that would be too snug. As far as our three size comparisons above, we all are using different base sizes to compare to. I do not use the Strand as my start size(do the rest of you- if not, what is your shoe you base sizing on?). If I compare these to my strands, i would almost go as far as a full size larger(but the Strands were among the tightest fitting shoes in my lineup). I guess the note here would be socks..if you were only to wear dress socks....you could maybe go a half down....if you want the option of wearing anything a little thicker stay with the norm size.

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Any word as to what the deals will be for the upcoming holiday season? I missed out on the BF sales and am eyeing a pair of shells

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Originally Posted by zazadojo View Post

Those are two completely different shoes in how they fit and look. Youll understand that more after you try them both on. Both great shoes.....which fit your wardrobe better....or which ones to you pause less in trying to decide what to pair with them?

 

The Kenilworths are definitely the ones that I can see myself in the most. My attire will be a button down and dress slacks, and those seem like they would be versatile and look great without bringing too much attention - as an intern I want to make a good impression. The only thing that would make me second guess them is if they're TOO plain/conservative. However, I think they would be a good foundation as my first real dress shoes, and just wanted to see if others agreed.

 

The last thing I want as a college student is buyers remorse on a $250 pair of shoes!

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Gents,

 

I've been wearing a pair of Vernons for almost a year, polishing around every 4-6 wears. Up until this past weekend, they've been great and have always held their shine well. However, after I went through my usual routine of brushing, applying the tubed allen edmonds chili polish, letting them dry for 5-10, brushing again, and then polishing with a chamois cloth, the left shoe was noticeably shinier and lighter than the right, and the right had a couple dark spots (around the cap of the toe). You should be able to see what I'm talking about in the pictures (please excuse the scuffs-they would have been cleaned up, but I didn't want to mess with anything after I saw the dark spots). Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to do, so if anyone has advice on this or has experienced it before, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

 

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My Krauses arrived. Leather is blemished here and there, they will be unnoticeable as the shoes develop some patina. Color is perfect, no problems. is closer to brown. I have ordered a 9.5, I am a 9e Brannock. The width is perfect but length is perhaps a full size large.
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A pair of Moras just went on the 'Bay for $142ish:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281031294952?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Hope it went to one you guys.
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

My Krauses arrived. Leather is blemished here and there, they will be unnoticeable as the shoes develop some patina. Color is perfect, no problems. is closer to brown. I have ordered a 9.5, I am a 9e Brannock. The width is perfect but length is perhaps a full size large.

So for the Krause fits so far we have:

Kennkim: Size 9 same as 5 last
Zazadojo: TTS
SuperNSX: Half size bigger than BB Strand.
Catside: Ordered 9.5 and is a 9E Brannock. Length could be full size larger, but width good.
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

Any word as to what the deals will be for the upcoming holiday season? I missed out on the BF sales and am eyeing a pair of shells

yeah, wondering the same thing... thinking about if i should order the long branches now or if i should wait for some deals
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Here are those Sanford's my dad found at the Thrift store for 30$. They're in pretty damn good condition I think, for 30$ I wouldn't complain either way! 

They are 11 B

 

 

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Pics of Krause. Left one has the defect in tongue, Right one you can see between the laces and the cap. Since these are big, there will be a crease there anyway.



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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

I have decided that I will be returning my black PA's for something more suitable for a business casual intern. I will be visiting the outlet in Charleston to get fitted again and check the other styles out in person, and have narrowed it down to two:

Kenilworth - Brown Burnished Calf (my favorite)
Clifton - Burgundy Burnish

Does anyone have any preference to these, or any other style suggestions? I'd like a versatile blucher, something that can look nice without looking too much like "that guy". It also gives me a good staple to build on once I get a feel for the specific attire and atmosphere of the office. .

I am biased towards the Clifton as I have them in burgundy and really like them. I'm wearing them today, here is a picture with brown Howard Yount trousers (came out grey in picture) and brown Pantherella socks:



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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

Here are those Sanford's my dad found at the Thrift store for 30$. They're in pretty damn good condition I think, for 30$ I wouldn't complain either way! 
They are 11 B

Wow, those are indeed in pretty good condition for $30!!
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