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Those look great.  But is there a reason you used Reno rather than Saphir's Cordovan Cream?

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Those look great.  But is there a reason you used Reno rather than Saphir's Cordovan Cream?

Can't speak for the poster, but I use both. I use Renovateur to clean and condition on occasion, but mainly use Saphir's cordovan cream to condition and shine. That said, I'm thinking of experimenting with the Cold Iron method of stripping them down with Renomat to see what I can achieve.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Can't speak for the poster, but I use both. I use Renovateur to clean and condition on occasion, but mainly use Saphir's cordovan cream to condition and shine. That said, I'm thinking of experimenting with the Cold Iron method of stripping them down with Renomat to see what I can achieve.

I too use both, but never both during the same treatment. Unless I want a bit of color infused into the boot/shoe, I will just use Reno or Saphir's cordovan cream in neutral.
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Thanks for the responses.  Would I be correct in my understanding that Reno and Cordovan Cream essentially perform the same function, but that the latter is expressly formulated for Cordovan?  Or is there a difference?

 

I have both products, but my only pair of cordovan shoes is too new to need treatment.  But as I have a pair of Townleys inbound, and can see more horsebutt in my future, I'm trying to make sure I have this stuff straight.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Thanks for the responses.  Would I be correct in my understanding that Reno and Cordovan Cream essentially perform the same function, but that the latter is expressly formulated for Cordovan?  Or is there a difference?

I have both products, but my only pair of cordovan shoes is too new to need treatment.  But as I have a pair of Townleys inbound, and can see more horsebutt in my future, I'm trying to make sure I have this stuff straight.

I believe Reno is a neutral cleaner and conditioner, won't change the finish of the shoe. Cordovan cream conditions but also adds color.
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I see many gentlemen are stripping down their cordovan shoes and trying to achieve a high shine from the leather. I always took cordovan leather to be used on more casually styled shoes. Wouldn't the high shine be going against the grain? I tend just to keep my pairs clean with Venetian cream and let them take on a natural patina.
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Originally Posted by cmd06 View Post

I am a 9.5 D in the PAs and a 9 D in the Kenilworths. It's strange because they're on the same last. However, I've heard bluchers/derbys can be like that versus oxfords/balmorals.

Thanks CMD.

I'll order size 8 in the park's... biggrin.gif
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Any thoughts on the Grey PAs? You can get them for $210 before taxes ($230 total): http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5995_1_40000000001_-1

 

My main concern is the color looks like a faded Black. And I already own the Black PAs... but I really like the shoe. Does anyone on this pair? How does it look with black or navy slacks?

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My current AE's. Got some Boca Ratons coming in on Monday in Walnut.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Shirley got me the discount. An additional 20% off making them $360. :)

Good choice on the shell PA! And an even better price, that is $10 more than retail on the calf ones. I hope they turn out well for you.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Some nice suede lately - well done gentlemen.  

 

Me: black calfskin Graysons today, scuffed up from my day.

 

 

 

 

Off topic, but today was also my inaugural wearing of a new sportcoat

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

(on one of Kirby's hangers).  Note the Mother of Pearl buttons, 3-button surgeon's cuffs and ticket pocket.  My tailor thought I was nuts, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  The lining doesn't show up well in the pic, but it's fairly reflective, almost silver...  A little wrinkley after a day's wearing, but you get the picture:

 

 

Well done bucksfan, sometimes I almost forget that you have calf too :)

 

Great job on that coat and I really like that lining. Assuming this is the same tailor that did your sharkskin suit you are a very lucky man to have such a great tailor. 

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Originally Posted by DuckOB View Post

 Hi

 

First time poster!  First I wanted to say thanks for all the helpful information contained in the 1278 pages.  Its been very helpful in care and sizing of my new shoe hobby or addiction depending how you look at it.

 

How I got here?  I am in my mid 40's and for some reason my feet have grown about a half size.  The doctor says my arches haven't fallen but no reason for the now larger feet.  I had a pretty nice selection of older Johnston and Murphy Signature shoes and some chukkas.  They no longer fit and I had to buy new shoes.  The first pair of nice shoes I bought were some Wolverine 1000 mile Courtlands - beautiful leather on these.  I found the style forum Wolverine page and read and read.  Then I found some reference to Allen Edmonds and started reading.  I liked the concept of American made and shoes that I could get recreafted so I bought a few - The Elgin great looking shoe.  The leather sole is hard to get used to since i hadn't really worn leather soles in a long time.  I needed some new dress shoes and bought the Bradley, super comfortable right out of the box.  I bought the Katmai because I liked the look, some tread and would probably last forever.

 

Not sure my picture (crappy Blackberry shot) will post as I am new, but will give it a try.  Here's my up and coming collection.  Now what's next :)  Again thanks and look forward to joining the conversations.

 

Nice first post! And great collection you have going. From a poll I saw on AAAC  it is common for men's feet to grow a half size sometime around 40, mine did too. Now what's next? Shell boots of course :-) No matter what you pick I'm sure it will be great. I never thought about putting colored laces in my Katmai's but love how they look in yours. Thank you.

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So the question was, "is the AE brown shell different from the dark brown shell?"  I know because I asked the question.  I HAVE THE ANSWER!  The answer is yes.  The brown is more olive and the dark brown is a stronger brown with a hint of red (I think).  The strands are brown and the dundees are dark brown.

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

I've been waiting a long time for someone to do that, thank you!

 

I didn't want to influence your decision ahead of time but I have run across several posts where others felt they were a different color also. And it certainly looks like it. I also use my brown Dundee's as a standard to measure other brown shell against, good call.

 

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

New dark brown shell Dundees.  Now all I'm missing is cappuccino and I'll have the whole AE shell rainbow.  Cappuccino should be here in a few weeks!

 

 

AppleMark

Congrats on the Dundee's and also the cappucino pick up! Can't wait for pics and congrats on filling in the rainbow :-)

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I spent some time applying edge dressing and Sapphire Reno to a few of my shell shoes last night.

AE Dalton in Walnut Shell - AE Dundee in Cappuccino Shell - Alden LWB in Cigar Shell

Beautiful pictures Pastor. Your work has been well rewarded by the results.

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jvc44 thanks for the PSA on the Townley's, they are great and at $300 for shell an unbelievable deal. However seeing how I suffer from AEAD - Allen Edmonds Acquisition Disorder it may cost me more like $1,000 when it is all done, provided things go well.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Thanks for sharing.  The picture by the boot is really interesting colorwise and because, every time I see the Townley, I think what a great boot it would make.

And I had the same thought as well..... With CXL Bayfield:

 

 

About a year ago someone posted a picture of a burgundy shell Bayfield that was custom made (top):

 

And doing some digging found a post on AAAC from Dec 2009 where the CEO of AE said: "We haven't planned to bring the Bayfield back in shell cordovan at this point." So it sounds like at one time the Bayfield was actually available in shell.

 

Black calf Bayfields fit me pretty well, slightly snug at the ball of the foot. My CXL Bayfields are tighter yet, and I can not wear heavier socks with them. Even with normal socks they are pretty snug across the ball of the foot. IF the Bayfield in shell was an option today I'd want to make sure they aren't too tight to wear with heavier wool socks. Shell can be and usually is a bit looser fitting than calf, but not always. I don't want to go up in size or width so much that I get heel slip. I am a 10D in the Bayfield and most of my shoes and boots. When I have tried a 10.5 in other footwear they are too long. Going to an E usually means heel slip. Not sure that would happen with a shell version of the Bayfield though because it is so sung to start with. Any thoughts on which size would be best?

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Wearing black shell Leeds for the first time at the park. Started to like them until I saw a couple of security guards with nearly identical black plastic shoes. Nice.
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Does anyone know what AE's policy is when it comes to missing packages?

 

Apparently the genius FedEx guy left my bourbon McAllisters outside my workplace this morning, and by the time I got there a short while later, they were gone. I'm guessing someone walked off with the box, given that it's Saturday and there was no one in the building. I'm hoping that AE will help me file a claim or send me a replacement, but I'm a bit worried, since I've never had anything of value go missing before. Any experience with situations like this?

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Originally Posted by cloudyskies View Post

Does anyone know what AE's policy is when it comes to missing packages?

Apparently the genius FedEx guy left my bourbon McAllisters outside my workplace this morning, and by the time I got there a short while later, they were gone. I'm guessing someone walked off with the box, given that it's Saturday and there was no one in the building. I'm hoping that AE will help me file a claim or send me a replacement, but I'm a bit worried, since I've never had anything of value go missing before. Any experience with situations like this?
The shipper usually files the claim, not the recipient. They should take care of it either way. If they don't, I would contact my credit card company and file a complaint. They'll remove the charge.
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Originally Posted by mb6c View Post

Any thoughts on the Grey PAs? You can get them for $210 before taxes ($230 total): http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5995_1_40000000001_-1




My main concern is the color looks like a faded Black. And I already own the Black PAs... but I really like the shoe. Does anyone on this pair? How does it look with black or navy slacks?
I would not buy this shoe. The styling of the PA really only works for formal occasions with suits. A gray shoe doesn't. There is a reason they are being discounted.
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