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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Though I've yet to buy any Saphir products, my understanding is you want to us Reno'Mat, not Renovateur, in this case. Or perhaps something in between like their Cleaning Soap.

+1. I think Reno'Mat is the polish stripper, while Renovateur is a conditioner. Hangerproject is an excellent site for explaining how to use these products. He even has pictures showing the result from using the Reno'Mat
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Yes, Renomat strips off the old polish.

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To the guys who bought that RL boot makeup what where your thoughts. Now that you have them in person
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

 

The leather on those two shoes are different, they aren't the same.  The Jeffersons use a higher quality leather that I have noticed were always a bit darker than their typical walnut calf found on their normal shoes.  I asked the same question when I looked at the Rutledge in burnished walnut calf.  I have also noticed that my walnut strands have definitely darkened up a little bit, and personally, i kinda like it, so comparing a brand new shoe to one that is a year old with different leather may not be the best for color comparisons.  I will say however, your Jeffersons definitely have a reddish hue to it, gorgeous shoe regardless.

 

As far are fixing it... I would say to do a nice rub down of Saphir Renovatteur.  This happened with my cordovan strands, they became a very dark brown which I was not too crazy about.  After one treatment with Saphir, it lightened up a tad.  I will do them once a month and see how it goes from there, I would imagine after 1 or 2 more, the leather will lighten back up to its original color, hopefully.

Thanks to all for the input. I appreciate it. Yes, the Jefferson is still a beautiful shoe regardless of the darkening. The color is very unique, and I do like it. I just feel like I should have it close to the original since it is am almost $500 shoe. Thanks again to all for the input. I appreciate it.

 

On another not, I order the last pair of 12d Amsterdam Bourbons from Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank. Hopefully as a 2nd quality there aren't any issues with them. I'm looking forward to getting those.

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Hey there guys. I am having the hardest time deciding between two styles of shoes, and I was looking for some help. 

 

For my accounting internship starting in a little under two weeks, I have ordered the Brown Kenilworths. I like how simple, clean, and conservative the Kenilworths are. I want to get a second pair to start a rotation going, and here is where my indecision comes from.

 

The two I have narrowed down for the second pair are Walnut McAllisters and Walnut Strands, both very popular styles (and similar). I will be wearing these shoes in a business casual environment, usually with a pair of light grey/charcoal/navy slacks and a button down dress shirt. My question is which do you guys prefer, and why? I'm also open to other suggestions, in case you guys think those two options are a little too flashy for an intern looking for a full time hire. For reference, I have a small foot at 8.5E; I've heard that can make a difference between styles.

 

Thanks for all of your input!

 

Note: These walnut shoes will not be pulling double duty as a casual shoe as well - strictly a dress shoe.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

**CUSTOM SHOE UPDATE**

 

Bad News (sorry, they changed the deal on me - maybe we scared them, the SF effect and all)..   Anyway, here's the deal:

 

1) You can only do this through the JEFFERSONVILLE, OHIO OUTLET -  740-948-9033

 

2) You need to say that this is part of the Bucksfan deal

 

3) It only applies to shoes that are in the "custom shoe" area of the AE website

 

4) The only shell cordovan colors available are burgundy, black and dark brown

 

5) I am now being told we need to choose one style in order to get the deal. 

 

If we follow these rules, we get free shoe trees, free shipping, and no upcharge for custom shoes.  

 

Now: what design interests everyone?  (might be a good conversation for the Holiday weekend, since nothing is getting made before 1/2/13 anyway).  

 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I contacted Kristle and heard the same thing (we have to all get the same style, the style has to come from the shoes under "Custom" on the website, and the available colors are black, burgundy, and dark brown.)
Off the top of my head, I think I'm interested in a dark brown shell Leeds or Delray with a flat/standard brown welt and, if possible, the Reddenbach double oak leather soles on most AE cordovan shoes. The same design, but the McAllister or MacNeil, might be interesting too.
I think the only styles that would justify going with burgundy are the Delray, Strand, or Shelton, since I think everything else is available in burgundy.
Another thing to consider is that we wouldn't have this deal without bucksfan's inquiry, and he initiated it with the Shelton. So, I think that should be given some serious consideration.

 

I agree with Papa Doble, well said. I also would consider the brown shell Leeds too and would be more than willing to explore other options that may come up also. I already have the Shelton on burg\black but in the old polished cobbler leather. Was hoping to get the walnut\brown but shell in general is getting hard to come by I understand that. Bandit took the time and posted a picture of his shell Shelton's so as a reminder of what they look like:

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Originally Posted by Bandit44 View Post

I highly recommend the saddle in burgundy/black. Here's a pair of AE Polos in shell cordovan that I picked up several years ago.

 

Speaking of Cambridge yesterday I used Venetian Cream for the first time in many years and for the first time on shell. My #8 Cambridge are ~a year old and have had 2 thin coats of burgundy polish over the last year. And a lot of brushing. They see pretty regular wear and are one of my favorite shoes. The VC took a bit more elbow grease than Reno but it is just as effective IMO. Seemed to have reduced the amount of rolls in the leather also? Finished with thin coat of black paste wax then of course Alden Defender and now I have the black cherry look that I have wanted for a long, long time. inlove.gif

 

 

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You make good point on staying with the saddle but I too would be interested in the Leeds with the brown shell natural welt
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My dark brown shell Leeds are one of my favorite AE models. Highly recommended!!
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Looking for some advice:


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Here are the Walnut Jeffersons, not so walnut, more chili....


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And here are the Walnut Daltons...

I want my walnut color back in the Jeffersons, any thoughts?

Forgeddabbouddit! They are a fabulous unusual colour.
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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

Hey there guys. I am having the hardest time deciding between two styles of shoes, and I was looking for some help. 

 

For my accounting internship starting in a little under two weeks, I have ordered the Brown Kenilworths. I like how simple, clean, and conservative the Kenilworths are. I want to get a second pair to start a rotation going, and here is where my indecision comes from.

 

The two I have narrowed down for the second pair are Walnut McAllisters and Walnut Strands, both very popular styles (and similar). I will be wearing these shoes in a business casual environment, usually with a pair of light grey/charcoal/navy slacks and a button down dress shirt. My question is which do you guys prefer, and why? I'm also open to other suggestions, in case you guys think those two options are a little too flashy for an intern looking for a full time hire. For reference, I have a small foot at 8.5E; I've heard that can make a difference between styles.

 

Thanks for all of your input!

 

Note: These walnut shoes will not be pulling double duty as a casual shoe as well - strictly a dress shoe.

Walnut Strands are a popular choice, but I don't think you can go wrong with either. The only reason I would lean towards the Strands is so that you can get the McAllister in Merlot at a later date. The Strand doesn't come in Merlot.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Walnut Strands are a popular choice, but I don't think you can go wrong with either. The only reason I would lean towards the Strands is so that you can get the McAllister in Merlot at a later date. The Strand doesn't come in Merlot.

 

Thanks for the input kind sir. On a similar note, my plan is to sometime in the future get a pair of Strands/McAllisters (whichever pair I don't get in walnut) in bourbon - I absolutely love that color. I see that the Strands come in bourbon, but it doesn't look like the McAllisters do... So perhaps that makes my choice for me.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

**CUSTOM SHOE UPDATE**

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Bad News (sorry, they changed the deal on me - maybe we scared them, the SF effect and all)..   Anyway, here's the deal:

 

1) You can only do this through the JEFFERSONVILLE, OHIO OUTLET -  740-948-9033

 

2) You need to say that this is part of the Bucksfan deal

 

3) It only applies to shoes that are in the "custom shoe" area of the AE website

 

4) The only shell cordovan colors available are burgundy, black and dark brown

 

5) I am now being told we need to choose one style in order to get the deal. 

 

If we follow these rules, we get free shoe trees, free shipping, and no upcharge for custom shoes.  

 

Now: what design interests everyone?  (might be a good conversation for the Holiday weekend, since nothing is getting made before 1/2/13 anyway).  

 

 

 

 

I love the idea of dark brown shell Leeds w/brown welt & edge trim. Similarly spec'd Macneil would be my 2nd choice.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I love the idea of dark brown shell Leeds w/brown welt & edge trim. Similarly spec'd Macneil would be my 2nd choice.

The Leeds of which you speak sit in my master closet as I type. They look great - and are very comfortable. nod[1].gif
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I think some of my shoes have expanded slightly from shoe trees.  Even though they are the correct size from Allen Edmonds, they seem too big / difficult to put in and take out sometimes.  This seems to have only happened to shoes that had trees in them that have not been worn in a few months.

 

Has anyone experienced this and if so how can I bring the shoes back to their original size?

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The Fifth Street boots are on sale as a closeout style. Does anyone have any experience with them?
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