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Well cool.

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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Forgive my lack of knowledge: I also have a new pair of Walnut Strands and would like to use some edge dressing.  What is the color you're supposed to use?  It almost looks like the chili color...

 

Chili is correct.

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To the guys than owns the Dalton, do you wear them outside of fall and winter? I've fallen in love with them and want them now,  but really don't see myself wearing them until this fall...especially since I live in Georgia.

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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Forgive my lack of knowledge: I also have a new pair of Walnut Strands and would like to use some edge dressing.  What is the color you're supposed to use?  It almost looks like the chili color...

 

I actually typically use the Natural edge dressing.

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

 

I actually typically use the Natural edge dressing.

 

AE originally recommended the Natural edge dressing to me, but the problem is that it does not replace any color on the heel and sole edge.  After reading all the recommendations for the chilli dressing in this thread, I tried it and find it to be a much better solution.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

AE originally recommended the Natural edge dressing to me, but the problem is that it does not replace any color on the heel and sole edge.  After reading all the recommendations for the chilli dressing in this thread, I tried it and find it to be a much better solution.

Yeah, when I used the live chat to ask them directly the guy told me natural. But, I've also seen AE reps respond to this question in their own forum saying chili.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I think many of us are starting to understand how important stripping down to the shell and not using too much product is the way to go. Even when new. I finally got my new black shell PA down to the shell this weekend....

 

 

Cold Iron,

How did you get down to the shell, Renomat?

 

My burgundy shell macneil's have never really shined up as much as I thought they should. I've only used renovateur on them and done that infrequently. They have a dry-like feel to the vamp, where the shoes naturally crease (roll). I always thought they were just dry but now you've got me thinking if there is just a buildup of polish from the factory. I've never applied any wax to that part of the shoe. Note, my shell leeds feel very similar but my Alden shell shoes/boots never had the same feel.

 

I wonder if I should try a Renomat treatment, followed by Renovateur to see if I could get them more to my liking.

 

Look forward to you thoughts.

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Have a question:  What color is the natural color of shell leather?  I ask, because I often see the burgundy color cited as the original authentic shell color, but Im wondering if this is because this was the first or most popular color of dye that was used on shell, or if its because the actual leather itself is a shade of burgundy.
 

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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Have a question:  What color is the natural color of shell leather?  I ask, because I often see the burgundy color cited as the original authentic shell color, but Im wondering if this is because this was the first or most popular color of dye that was used on shell, or if its because the actual leather itself is a shade of burgundy.
 

 

I don't know if this is the best representation of its natural color, but since I expected it to be close to the color of horse hide, I think this chart gives a reasonable, if slightly over-exposed, estimate of common shell colors.

 

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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Have a question:  What color is the natural color of shell leather?  I ask, because I often see the burgundy color cited as the original authentic shell color, but Im wondering if this is because this was the first or most popular color of dye that was used on shell, or if its because the actual leather itself is a shade of burgundy.
 

 

It's the most commonly died color but is a tan color when they cut the shells out of the hide. After additional tanning which adds oils, waxes, etc. it's a dark brown. There are a few youtube videos showing the process at Horween.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7EpbyzfPE

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

It's the most commonly died color but is a tan color when they cut the shells out of the hide. After additional tanning which adds oils, waxes, etc. it's a dark brown. There are a few youtube videos showing the process at Horween.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7EpbyzfPE

 

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

I don't know if this is the best representation of its natural color, but since I expected it to be close to the color of horse hide, I think this chart gives a reasonable, if slightly over-exposed, estimate of common shell colors.

 

 

Wow...thanks a lot you two.  This thread is so informative.  Even if I didnt like AE shoes, this thread is a great place to learn about shoe style and the manufacturing process.

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does that dude have asperger's or something? something about his attempt at trolling just seems off, in a "and now, i will engage in what the humans affectionately refer to as 'having fun!'" sort of way. maybe his account got hacked by someone who doesn't speak english normally? confused.gif

 

really???

 

so, in your opinion, the implication being that the poster's English is abnormal and going by your guess as to what he was thinking that he is non-human or sub-human, therefore he must "have asperger's or something". do you seriously believe that people with autism aren't human? either your logic is severely skewed or perhaps, you are just a small-minded, ignorant, hateful person?

 

your profile states "lawyerin' " is what you do for a living. I could use all sorts of clichés--some of them well-deserved, but many of them compleatly wrong--to make guesses about you, but to do so would not be right. however, I can make an educated guess based on your words: you are an asshole

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Well unfortunately, I didn't have much better like with my second attempt at finding a pair of black Park Avenues that don't gape. I received a pair of seconds today from the Jville outlet, and while the gaping isn't quite as bad as on the pair on I posted pics of (even that gaping was relatively minor compared to some pics I've seen, though), it's still enough to cause me to send these back. Once again though, the gaping is only on the right shoe. Rather odd and frustrating. I still have the first quality PAs with gaping that I posted about earlier, but as I don't live near an AE store, figured I'd try my luck with seconds again, and if they worked-out, just get my money back for the firsts.

I think New Shoes1 might be onto something with his suggestion that gaping is much more common on Park Avenues and/or black calf Park Avenues. I would have assumed that Fifth Avenues would be prone to gaping at exactly the same rate since it's essentially the same shoe, just with perforations on the toe cap. But I'm 1/1 in scoring Fifth Aves with no gaping, and 0/2 with Park Aves. Then again, maybe it's the brown vs. black leather. I definitely notice a difference in the look and feel of the brown vs. black calf in terms of softness and texture.

If the gaping is indeed more common on the Park Aves and not so much on the Fifth Aves, should I give up on the black Park Aves and just go for a pair of Fifth Aves? Obviously in attempting to acquire black Park Avenues, I'm looking for a strictly formal and conservative shoe that can be worn when the occasion calls for such attire (job interview, funeral, etc.). Would the Fifth Avenue work just as well in those occasions, or does the addition of the perforations along the toe cap really bring down the formality of the shoe? Thoughts?

It seems my post went unnoticed amidst the haze of the unnecessary stir-up created by foo. baldy[1].gif Any more thoughts on the gaping issue, particularly in regard to Park vs Fifth Ave and brown vs black calf? Comments on the formality of the perf cap Fifth vs the Park Ave, and the interchangeability of the two?

On on unrelated note, check out this video that was attached to an email reply I received from Monica at the Jville store. I'm sure many here have seen it, but for those who haven't it's worth the watch! Making a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes really is quite the process:

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I really like those socks.  Where are they from?

I wish I could tell you because I don't remember. They've been in my drawer forever. Today was the first time I ever wore them.
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Does anyone out there have outfit/wear pics of the black eagle county with the brick sole? Im really considering a pair but Im starting to have doubts about the wedge sole shape and color. A friend remarked they "looked ready for a german industrial club/berghain"

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