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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

From my experience, lighter polish tends to preserve the original color whereas darker color adds to patina. Wear the FS in good health.

Same experience here. First time with this color so I was curious what others are doing. I have to say the Burnished Brown is alot more anitqued/patina'd than the AE website photos indicate. Not as much as my Rutledges but still more than I thought. They should wear nicely with time.

Thanks!
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How much are the amok and malvern seconds going for currently? & which is the sleeker of the two chukkas?
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

How much are the amok and malvern seconds going for currently? & which is the sleeker of the two chukkas?

To my eye, the Amok is much sleeker. I picked up a pair of seconds in snuff suede for $99 a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if they still have them at that price. I can't imagine the price going up, because I think they are getting discontinued.
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Question on the AE Burnished Brown color:

I got a pair of Fifth Streets in this color and use Saphir cremes and waxes exclusively. I have several different shades of browns, including Med. and Dk. brown. For AE owners with a shoe in this color, and who use Saphir products, do you have a preference on which shade of brown works best for preserving the shoe's color?

I use Saphir Dark Brown cream on my Fifth Streets. Have not seen any negative effects yet. I think I posted a picture of them about 10 days ago.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I use Saphir Dark Brown cream on my Fifth Streets. Have not seen any negative effects yet. I think I posted a picture of them about 10 days ago.

Wow...those look really nice!
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I wore the same size in the Randolph as I did in my 5 last and 8 last shoes - just my experience, others may vary. However, I ended up giving my Randolphs away as my high instep didn't work well with the Randolph. So fit-wise, you should be the same size. But if you have a high instep, try them on first because they may be way too tight across the top of your foot.

Chris

Me too - 9D.

All are 1/2 size down from my TTS 9.5D.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

From my experience, lighter polish tends to preserve the original color whereas darker color adds to patina. Wear the FS in good health.

This is good advice.

And, when in doubt, you may always use a neutral shoe cream. I would also recommend getting Saphir high gloss polish in neutral.
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Question on the AE Burnished Brown color:

I got a pair of Fifth Streets in this color and use Saphir cremes and waxes exclusively. I have several different shades of browns, including Med. and Dk. brown. For AE owners with a shoe in this color, and who use Saphir products, do you have a preference on which shade of brown works best for preserving the shoe's color?

I've used AE's saddle brown polish on my burnished brown Delrays and love the result.  After 1.5 years of this, they have a very rich and deep color that appears to be a blend of dark and light.  Very pleased.

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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

Hey delmar  what size are your feet just to check...and lightly worn = lightly used, no? What's the difference? 

I wear 12E.  Some private individual sellers on ebay ask way too much for their beat up old AE"s.  But there are some stores on ebay that sell what they call used shoes that look virtually new.  Not dirt cheap but not an arm and a leg either.  I don't know the ins and outs, but I  suspect that AE gets shoes returned to them for one reason or another that can't be sold as new so AE doesn't want to mess with them and sell in bulk to some of these ebay resellers--like hitch-n-post.  Maybe I'm wrong but it makes sense to me.   

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To the current and former owners of the burgundy shell PA: any thoughts or feedback?
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I found a pair of AE's Indepenence Line Rush loafers at the Rack last week, at a heavy discount.  I had no idea what the "Independence" line was but googled it while there and got to reading.  Rush was discontinued after its first year but still a beautiful shoe.  I bought it in a heartbeat.

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There is a pretty comprehensive shoe care thread.  Click here

 

From what I was able to glean from that thread, to address scratches you:

 

Condition and buff a few rounds, you can apply a generous amount of black paste wax polish directly to the area to fill in scratch and let it dry overnight.  Then remove the excess polish with a horsehair brush or cloth.  Then polish the rest of the shoe to even out.

 

Please somebody jump in and correct me if I'm wrong.

 

I covered up a scratch on my kenilworths using the above protocol and it worked well enough.  It's a little uneven in terms of coloration, but the scratch is less noticeable.

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Gentleman on the Bucksfan Leed preorder I got a email that the welt/sole color can't be done and this is what we will get instead does this sound right
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I've bought a pair of AE's in Walnut calf and they've lighter in the toebox than the rest of the shoe.

How can I darken them to match the rest of the shoe? I'm using Saphir #03 wax polish. Do I need to take them to a cobbler or can I blend in a darker brown polish like Saphir #10 Cognac to darken them?

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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

I found a pair of AE's Indepenence Line Rush loafers at the Rack last week, at a heavy discount.  I had no idea what the "Independence" line was but googled it while there and got to reading.  Rush was discontinued after its first year but still a beautiful shoe.  I bought it in a heartbeat.

I agree - and apparently AE agrees. I heard a rumor that the Rush will be back for Spring 2013.

Chris
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