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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Picked these off the 'bay from the guy that was selling his Moras that I posted earlier.
Niles, 8 last, model number 2538 in Brown calf. Hide (Click to show)
Straight out from the box






Next to my walnut Shell Strands]/b]


After a coat of Saphir Renovateur

After a coat of Saphir Dark Brown Cream Polish

After two coats of Saphir Neutral wax on the captoe (I think my AE Brown Wax dried out]

Maiden voyage

 

Those are fantastic.  I wouldn't complain if they started making those again! nod[1].gif  I didn't notice the pinked edges of the toe-cap the first time I saw those, it looks good and sets them apart nicely from the Park Avenue (besides the longer cap and different last, of course). 

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Any one can tell me Allen Edmonds Leeds size for me if Alden Leydon last i'm 5.5E? Thanks

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Those are fantastic.  I wouldn't complain if they started making those again! nod%5B1%5D.gif  I didn't notice the pinked edges of the toe-cap the first time I saw those, it looks good and sets them apart nicely from the Park Avenue (besides the longer cap and different last, of course). 
Thanks!

Would love more 8 last!

The longer cap and the 8 last was the answer I was looking for in a captoe. I'm glad I didn't settle for the Park Avenue.
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Originally Posted by iootong View Post

Any one can tell me Allen Edmonds Leeds size for me if Alden Leydon last i'm 5.5E? Thanks
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My guess for you is 5.5E in the Leeds, though possibly the D. That Leydon last is quite narrow. I never owned a pair, but I do remember trying them on. I'm a 7.5E in Leeds and Strand.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Picked these off the 'bay from the guy that was selling his Moras that I posted earlier.
Niles, 8 last, model number 2538 in Brown calf. Hide (Click to show)
Straight out from the box






Next to my walnut Shell Strands]/b]


After a coat of Saphir Renovateur

After a coat of Saphir Dark Brown Cream Polish

After two coats of Saphir Neutral wax on the captoe (I think my AE Brown Wax dried out]

Maiden voyage

 

Nice pickup and nice job! I like the placement of the cap toe on those a lot. IMO you did well holding out for the right cap toe shoe.

 

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Quality corrected grain shoes can be very durable.  They will have the micro-creases you see in that auction, but if rotated like any other quality shoe will last extremely well.  I just do not find that sort of creasing attractive.  My business partner has a few pair that are going on 30 years old, and they will last him for the remainder of his career, I am confident.  One pair, in particular, is a pair of AE saddle shoes that he wears any time it rains or snows, sometimes 3-4 days in a row. The only care he gives them is the periodic airport shoe shine. 

 

My older Shelton's are polished cobbler leather. After a couple years of wear I used RenoMat to strip them and then Reno to condition and then cream and wax to finish. It helped with the creases a little bit however it is a lot of work for a little short term gain. They do handle the elements well. I seldom wear them any more, mainly on dates as a "fun" shoe more than anything. They are very comfortable and durable as well. I would not purchase another pair of polished cobbler leather shoes again, but don't regret these either. If they offered a pair in #8 and black shell that would be another story.

 

Before:

Shelton_stripped.JPG

 

After:

 

Shelton_shined.JPG

post #13536 of 48285
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Thanks!
Would love more 8 last!
The longer cap and the 8 last was the answer I was looking for in a captoe. I'm glad I didn't settle for the Park Avenue.

 

Very nice!  I commented just the other day that the best AE captoes are all discontinued models (0 last Evanston and Soho and 8 last Niles and balmoral Clifton). 

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My older Shelton's are polished cobbler leather. After a couple years of wear I used RenoMat to strip them and then Reno to condition and then cream and wax to finish. It helped with the creases a little bit however it is a lot of work for a little short term gain. They do handle the elements well. I seldom wear them any more, mainly on dates as a "fun" shoe more than anything. They are very comfortable and durable as well. I would not purchase another pair of polished cobbler leather shoes again, but don't regret these either. If they offered a pair in #8 and black shell that would be another story.

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Noice. You wouldn't happen to be a 9.5D? If not, any one out there wanna hook a brotha up with some bugundy/black sheltons (at a holiday discount)?

Back to the subject at hand: I like the before pix as well. I think that creases add character.
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Awsome Allen Edmonds video recently released.  It looks even older than the other vintage 1940's video floating around.  I especially loved the end, where the guy is stomping on the shoes and drowning them in water to show their durability.  I can't imagine doing that to my shoes! bounce2.gif  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlEQOf0OrY

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Did I by chance miss a recent sale on Cliftons?  

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Also, did anybody see that the Patriot is being offered in "football leather" now?  

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Very nice!  I commented just the other day that the best AE captoes are all discontinued models (0 last Evanston and Soho and 8 last Niles and balmoral Clifton). 

Also the Byron (#4 last). I have them in chili and in black.
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

nod[1].gif I love those... Looking good

Thanks Michael!
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

Did I by chance miss a recent sale on Cliftons?  

Yes, they were $99 for seconds on Black Friday foo.gif.

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

Also, did anybody see that the Patriot is being offered in "football leather" now?  

Picture?
post #13543 of 48285
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I was at Nordstrom Rack the other day and saw a pair of the Chili Fairfax (I own a pair of these).  I realized that the pair on the rack actually had a very nice "burnishing" or whatever to it, with some "uneven" colors that really made it look great (a mix of darker and lighter hues).  When looking at my own Fairfaxes that I believe used to look like that, now after a good number of polishings with AE's Chili polish they seem completely even in color on every part of the shoe, which actually seems to detract from the beauty of the shoes.

 

I'll try to get pictures of them later, but any suggestions on what to do?  I've thought of mixing it up by doing a coat of brown-ish polish (saddle brown or even cognac) just for fun, but that would still end up over all of the shoe and probably wouldn't change the fact that the entire shoe is exactly the same color/hue.

 

Ok, I have some pics to explain what I'm talking about in the above post.

 

Here's the pair of Chili Fairfax that I saw at Nordstrom Rack, which look like mine used to when I bought them.  I really like the overall color/shades/etc:

 

 

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Now here are mine, about 6-7 months after I bought them, and after a few coats (over the course of that time) of Chili AE Premium Polish:

 

 

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I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but as you can see my pair seem to have lost any variations in shade and seem to have "smoothed out" to a more reddish monochromatic look.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to get them looking more like in the first two pics?  For reference, I currently have a few other polish colors (actually, aside from Black I just have Cognac and Saddle Brown), although I'm willing to get other stuff if necessary.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

Ok, I have some pics to explain what I'm talking about in the above post.

 

Here's the pair of Chili Fairfax that I saw at Nordstrom Rack, which look like mine used to when I bought them.  I really like the overall color/shades/etc:

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

 

Now here are mine, about 6-7 months after I bought them, and after a few coats (over the course of that time) of Chili AE Premium Polish:

 

 

1000

 

 

1000

 

 

I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but as you can see my pair seem to have lost any variations in shade and seem to have "smoothed out" to a more reddish monochromatic look.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to get them looking more like in the first two pics?  For reference, I currently have a few other polish colors (actually, aside from Black I just have Cognac and Saddle Brown), although I'm willing to get other stuff if necessary.

 

If you really like the original color/finish, you should just polish with Renovateur or Saphir clear and wax the toe (if desired).  To get it back to the original color/finish, try the AE cleaner/conditioner first.  If that does not work, you could try Renomat, but be careful with it and make sure to condition several times after finished. 


Edited by New Shoes1 - 12/12/12 at 12:33pm
post #13545 of 48285
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

Ok, I have some pics to explain what I'm talking about in the above post.

 

Here's the pair of Chili Fairfax that I saw at Nordstrom Rack, which look like mine used to when I bought them.  I really like the overall color/shades/etc:

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

 

Now here are mine, about 6-7 months after I bought them, and after a few coats (over the course of that time) of Chili AE Premium Polish:

 

 

1000

 

 

1000

 

 

I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but as you can see my pair seem to have lost any variations in shade and seem to have "smoothed out" to a more reddish monochromatic look.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to get them looking more like in the first two pics?  For reference, I currently have a few other polish colors (actually, aside from Black I just have Cognac and Saddle Brown), although I'm willing to get other stuff if necessary.

HHHMMM, you have a great shade of red there. I would likely apply a thin amount of black to burnish then go back to the color you are using to give it some depth.....it will take some work but you could potentially have a very dynamic color after youre done.

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