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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I was looking to re-craft my AE Sevens and a pair of the Veronas, and I was told at the AE store that while they would resole the Italian shoes, they would not do it with the same soles and materials.

Anyone re-craft any Sevens or Italian collection shoes, and can comment?

AE stocks similar soles in Wisconsin, from my understanding. The actual sole used on the Italian line is only in... Italy. They'll use a sole of similar thickness and style because, obviously, they aren't going to ship them back to Italy for a recraft.

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I hear you. I just ordered my second shoe\boot in cappuccino shell in a weeks time so I am trying to help level the playing field between walnut and truffle availability smile.gif

 

Got an email today from the Jeffersonville Ohio Outlet about the next uncoming sale. You should be able to click on the images to read them in larger size.

 

 

For real?  I just ordered the patriots $215 during their last 20% off sale

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Kentyman, glad it worked out.  Enjoy the shoes and wear them in good health.  cheers.gif

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If anyone has advice on the blotches, I'd love to hear it.

 

Just the nature of the beast [pun] I'm afraid; can't do much about hide marks as far as I'm aware. You could throw some Alden #8 paste over the whole shoe and it'd darken it up and even out the blemish. Otherwise, just leave it - I doubt it's even slightly visible from normal distances. Good looking pair of shoes icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I just received these AE loafers. Is it normal to have the sides curve out like this when I step down?

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I have the Park Ave in 10.5EE but the instep is slightly low and they are possibly a tiny bit long. What size should I go for in the Macneil? 10.5E?
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I just received these AE loafers. Is it normal to have the sides curve out like this when I step down?

 

No, it's not normal and there may be a defect with the shoe.  My first thought, however, is that this shoe looks too big for your foot.

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^+1 I had a pair of loafers that did the same thing and that was the culprit.
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Originally Posted by Leather View Post

I just received these AE loafers. Is it normal to have the sides curve out like this when I step down?


They look too big to me as well.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post


If anyone has advice on the blotches, I'd love to hear it. I'm content with these blemishes, but if there's something I can do to lessen it, that would be great. I'm also concerned about removing too much factory polish as others have described in case it makes the problem more apparent. Does that Reno'Mat treatment lighten shell in a way that would make blemishes more obvious?

Thanks for all the advice.

I would clean the shoes with something like the Saphir Renovateur and then maybe try either a #8 wax polish or the cordovan cream that Kirby's Hanger Project or Epaulet sells. The Cordovan Cream will have more pigment in it so that would be my first recommendation. I think you should be able to even out the color of those shoes pretty well. I also wouldn't worry about the creasing unless it bothers you. I have several pair of shell shoes that crease differently for each foot. Now when I get new shell shoes I wear them around the house to determine where he creases are going to be and then I manually crease them so that the creases will be as uniform as possible.
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post


I would clean the shoes with something like the Saphir Renovateur and then maybe try either a #8 wax polish or the cordovan cream that Kirby's Hanger Project or Epaulet sells. The Cordovan Cream will have more pigment in it so that would be my first recommendation. I think you should be able to even out the color of those shoes pretty well. I also wouldn't worry about the creasing unless it bothers you. I have several pair of shell shoes that crease differently for each foot. Now when I get new shell shoes I wear them around the house to determine where he creases are going to be and then I manually crease them so that the creases will be as uniform as possible.

 

Are you referring to the "pen method" here, or something different?  I've never had much luck using the pen method, but it must work for many people, otherwise it wouldn't be recommended so much I suppose. 

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I would clean the shoes with something like the Saphir Renovateur and then maybe try either a #8 wax polish or the cordovan cream that Kirby's Hanger Project or Epaulet sells. The Cordovan Cream will have more pigment in it so that would be my first recommendation. I think you should be able to even out the color of those shoes pretty well. I also wouldn't worry about the creasing unless it bothers you. I have several pair of shell shoes that crease differently for each foot. Now when I get new shell shoes I wear them around the house to determine where he creases are going to be and then I manually crease them so that the creases will be as uniform as possible.

 

+1.  I used Saphir's #8 cordovan cream on a pair of Meermin shell longwings that had uneven finishing issues and they look great now.  It has a significant amount of pigment, so it will solve your issue but will also alter the color a small amount in the process.  For your reference, here is the color of my Meermin shell shoes that have been polished a few times with the #8 cordovan cream.

 

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

 

I have noticed that the left shoe creases different than the right. Do y'all agree that this is just normal variations causing this, or do you think the creases look indicative of bad sizing?

 

Thanks for all the advice.

 

I agree with Pastor.  The creasing looks perfectly fine to me.  Great looking shoes!

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

+1.  I used Saphir's #8 cordovan cream on a pair of Meermin shell longwings that had uneven finishing issues and they look great now.  It has a significant amount of pigment, so it will solve your issue but will also alter the color a small amount in the process.  For your reference, here is the color of my Meermin shell shoes that have been polished a few times with the #8 cordovan cream.



Those look great. What was the color before? I actually like that a little better than Alden's #8.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Are you referring to the "pen method" here, or something different?  I've never had much luck using the pen method, but it must work for many people, otherwise it wouldn't be recommended so much I suppose. 

Yeah, I use the pen method but modify it a bit. I don't use a pen. I just manipulate the creases with my thumbs and then use my hand to bend the shell over. It works pretty good.
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