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post #13591 of 48271
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Finally received my cordovan Dundees:




It looks more like brown cordovan than truffle, but it still looks nice. All the details were as i asked, poron insole, natural outsole, level heels.


WOW I'm in love with those congrats. The natural welt is fantastic wish AE did that more often. You are a lucky man
post #13592 of 48271

^ Totally agree.  Beautiful!  Congrats on a great MTO.

post #13593 of 48271
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Boot spell I have selfish reason but I vote you do the Dalton so I can see and copy

 

"Mikey, you try it first...." (or something like that).  I show my age by remembering that commercial.

post #13594 of 48271
For those who love the leeds (1-last), I'm curious to know which Alden lasts and sizes you prefer? Barrie, Aberdeen, Grant? I can't get over how perfect the 1-last is for me TTS but in E width... It would be nice if my non-AEs fit as well.

Todd Vanderbilt
post #13595 of 48271
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Ordered Long Branches from Jay. Excellent value since I lucked out with firsts in tan. If you were looking for Long Branches, this is the time and Jay was really a pleasure to talk to.

 

Call the Jeffersonvile store they will look at help you.  740-948-9033

 
post #13596 of 48271
My older brother and I took our satellite office for a nice holiday dinner last night. Prior to dinner we spent a half day with them going over the year, shooting it in general.

Conversation led to the holidays and gifts. The only man in the office asked me about my shoes and if they were new. I was wearing my 2 month old Walnut Strands. Everyone complimented me on them and all the associated niceties.

Later at dinner, one of the secretaries spilled her diet coke and it splattered pretty heavily on my shoes. Not a drench, but not a speck either. Wiped them as well as I could, she was in tears, I made it clear it wasn't an issue.

Had a few layers of wax polish on them, so I am really not too worried. They do have some spotting. I began with a wipe down with a slightly wet cloth last night. Then a brush. They now have had 2 coats of Saphir Reno. One medium heavy, one very light. Allowed to slightly dry, then brushed off. Going to let them dry for at least 24 hours. Will then re-wax.

Anyone object to this treatment?
post #13597 of 48271
Looking to pick up a pair of Park Ave and a pair of Fifth Aves in the coming weeks. Should I go Shoe Bank, allaboutshoes, or wait for a post Christmas sale? Looking for the cheapest option here.
post #13598 of 48271
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Shell question guys. I am about to get a pair of 744 wolverines that have some scuffs and minor scratches at one of the outlets and was wondering that will some brown shell polish how hard will it to buff out
Also any idea who made the 721 shell Wolverines

I got that on my shell Macneils. Now these shoes are maybe 20 years old and no problems until one day I scratched and scuffed the tip. Was devastated. The local cobbler did something which I suspect involved stripping, redyeing and sanding. This is an older Italian gentleman who is quite gruff and does not really tell you what he does but he is cheap and dependable. I cant tell the scratches were there now. The shoe does not shine as it used to I think but it is very nice as it is, with the patina.
post #13599 of 48271
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Shell question guys. I am about to get a pair of 744 wolverines that have some scuffs and minor scratches at one of the outlets and was wondering that will some brown shell polish how hard will it to buff out
Also any idea who made the 721 shell Wolverines

 

Brush the shoe for maybe 3 minutes and those will go away; one of the benfits of shell.

 

I almost never have to use product to remove scuffs or scrapes from shell, just brushing/buffing/rubbing.

 

AE made the 721's; they're ostensibly the same boot as the 744, cap aesthetics aside.

post #13600 of 48271

^ +1, if the gouge is really deep, you may need to add a little wax, but start with just brushing.  

 

Today:  MacNeil in burgundy shell (with appropriate socks for my office Christmas party later)

 

 

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post #13601 of 48271
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

1000

 

Would like some opinions.  These are my new burgundy shell Daltons. I've seen #8/burgundy shell boots with an antique edge treatment and really liked the look.  The question --- do you think it would look funny if I sanded off the black edging and used some antique (maybe chili) sole edge dressing?  I was set on doing this before I got these boots but now I'm not so sure.  I know I won't be able to do the top where the welt actually is, so that would remain black.

 

I don't want to send them to say B.Nelson now to have them resoled with antique edging as they're so new.

 

I also have the J.Crew/Alden #8 PCT boots.  These pose the same problem but I wonder if they are a better candidate?

 

Nice boots! (I may be buying a pair next week)  Interesting idea - you are correct, the welt will stay black until you have that changed.  Here is an example picture, for reference (not mine, but someone who did what you are describing, but using sno-seal to darken the edges and seal them. ) 

 


Edited by bucksfan - 12/14/12 at 6:29am
post #13602 of 48271
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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Looking to pick up a pair of Park Ave and a pair of Fifth Aves in the coming weeks. Should I go Shoe Bank, allaboutshoes, or wait for a post Christmas sale? Looking for the cheapest option here.

Brooks Brothers is another option with their frequent 20% with store credit card. I'm not positive they have the PA but they definitey have the FA in lots of sizes ans widths.
post #13603 of 48271
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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Looking to pick up a pair of Park Ave and a pair of Fifth Aves in the coming weeks. Should I go Shoe Bank, allaboutshoes, or wait for a post Christmas sale? Looking for the cheapest option here.

Post-Christmas sales are a bit unknown right now. Nordstrom provides a good deal with their Anniversary sale, but that isn't until August.

 

As for the Shoebank and allaboutshoes, the Shoebank only sells seconds, while allaboutshoes has first-quality. On those particular models, chances are, the Shoebank is not going to be much (if any) cheaper than allaboutshoes, so given the quality difference, allaboutshoes. I don't believe he takes returns though, so you have to know your size. The 5-last is a little tricky; many size down half but go up one in width.

post #13604 of 48271
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Post-Christmas sales are a bit unknown right now. Nordstrom provides a good deal with their Anniversary sale, but that isn't until August.

 

As for the Shoebank and allaboutshoes, the Shoebank only sells seconds, while allaboutshoes has first-quality. On those particular models, chances are, the Shoebank is not going to be much (if any) cheaper than allaboutshoes, so given the quality difference, allaboutshoes. I don't believe he takes returns though, so you have to know your size. The 5-last is a little tricky; many size down half but go up one in width.

 

Sorry to complicate things, but I am just the opposite.  I size up half, and down one in width on the 5 last.  Just food for thought. 

post #13605 of 48271
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Finally received my cordovan Dundees:




It looks more like brown cordovan than truffle, but it still looks nice. All the details were as i asked, poron insole, natural outsole, level heels.

 

Those are fantastic.  Hope you enjoy them.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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